Logotherapy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man’s_Search_for_Meaning

In psychotherapyparadoxical intention is the deliberate practice of a neurotic habit or thought, undertaken in order to identify and remove it.[1]

Used as a counseling technique in which the counselor intensifies the client’s emotional state in order to help the client understand the irrationality of the emotional reaction.

References

  1. Frankl, Viktor (1959). Man’s Search for Meaning (1984 ed.). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. p. 126. ISBN 0-8070-1426-5.
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