The approach of the psychiatrist/anti-psychiatrist R.D. Laing predated Provocative Therapy but is similar to it in many ways.
In the hit movie, The King's Speech, the speech therapist, Lionel Logue, uses many of the tactics of Provocative Therapy to help King George VI deal with a speech impediment. Interestingly George VI was also treated by his homeopathic physician, Sir George Weir, who was knighted by his father, George V.
One of the central tenets of Provocative Therapy is that people don’t like being told what to do. This is probably due to the fact that we often perceive advice (even when well meant) to be patronising and condescending. Thus Provocative Therapists utilise a variety of specially designed tools that [...]