Archive | Frank Farrelly

Provocative Training advice – Keeping the Frank Farrelly Spirit in mind

If you are thinking about attending a Provocative training, check that it is AFPT (Association for Provocative Therapy approved) and is presented in the spirit that Frank Farrelly intended. Frank was never a fan of intellectualizing his work and groaned when one training company wanted to actually give students exams! Provocative does not mean “being […]

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More on Provocative Coaching and Therapy

I just added a new blog post here on the use of provocation in Provocative Therapy and Provocative Coaching Take a look – http://nickkemptherapy.com/provocative-coaching-broadband-speed-change-work/ Provocative Coaching and Provocative Therapy There are lots of misconceptions about provocative coaching and therapy and Frank Farrelly himself was not a great fan of making his work too cerebral. He […]

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The Farrelly Factors

The Farrelly Factors What is this? The Farrelly Factors are 39 behaviors, strategic patterns and mental activities used by Frank Farrelly, the founder of Provocative Therapy, when he is working with a client. The factors differ greatly in terms of their level of abstraction and their importance in therapy, but they have one thing in […]

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The Wizard of Wisconsin

Provocative Therapy. What is it? Even the term itself raises questions when the words ‘therapy’ and ‘provocative’ are used in a shared context. How does ‘it’ work? What makes it different from traditional psychotherapy? Where and from whom did it originate? Lot’s of questions, so let’s get some answers. The name ‘Frank Farrelly’ can often […]

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Provocative Therapy in Australia

The paradoxical and unpredictable nature of existence seems always to have fascinated humankind. The use of paradox, metaphor, the illogical and absurd, surprise and humour as means to bring about change has a rich history. Ancient teaching tales from Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism and North American Indians are full of examples of the illogical and ironic, […]

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