Conflict Resolution

The five stages of therapy within the individual session and the entire therapy represent a structuring of the spontaneous communicative process. They are moderated by the therapist with an appropriate attitude, introductory questions, stories, association aids or previous topics. The five-stage procedure in positive psychotherapy gives both the therapist and the patient stability and security and prepares the patient early for conflict processing and self-help, especially for the time after therapy.

Source: Positive Psychotherapy (series: Paths of Psychotherapy), H. Peseschkian / A. Remmers, 2013, Ernst Reinhardt Verlag, Munich, p. 92.