`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist
Chapter 16: A First Law of Human Communication
A First Law of Human Communication
Tony next initiated a series of models drawn from classical physics. The first of these was drawn from thermodynamics and involved its second law – the law of entropy which states that closed systems move towards increasing disorder. We would take advantage of the connection between entropy and disorder, which links entropy to complexity – the higher the entropy, the greater the complexity and vice versa. We would apply the relevant mathematical model to the vicissitudes of our five-dimensional communicative vehicles and see what emerged.
The Plan of Study
For each patient and therapist, and over the course of each session, Tony would define mathematically the progression of the complexity of the sequence of the combined ...