Re: Reconstruing giving up cigs

Padraig O'Morain (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 07:35:23 +0000

I don't know the long-tem outcome. My interest in this is in finding ways to apply PCP in
counselling situations without necessarily doing a rep grid which may not always be appropriate. I
try to notice construing and ask people about it by saying, for instance, "you've used the work
'abandoned' a couple of times. What would be the opposite of that?" I suppose I've always had a
feeling, since I encountered Kelly's ideas, that there's a practical and valuable tool in there but
I haven't quite figured out how to use it. That's why I was interested in the cigarette thing.

> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:08:54 +0100
> Subject: Re: Reconstruing giving up cigs
> From: "Iacopo Minervini" <>
> To: "PCP" <>
> Reply-to:

> Dear Padraig
> I think that this issue about change and reconstruction processes is interesting and it can be used to conceptualize the process of giving up cigarettes. I work with persons who want to stop smoking >
> Personally I don't trust on the persons who promise simple, easily and fast way to change a behavior all the more so as the person has choose this behavior for so many years; it seem a method that fu>
> Iacopo Minervini
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> Iacopo Minervini, psychologist - - Florence - Italy
Padraig O'Morain
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