We now see how that the current thought affects the future thinking process. We call this experience. We also see the emergence of a dyad of thoughts and feelings. We can also see that there is an element of choice. We can also see how important early development and parenting is. Harry had learned how to do something good and not how to avoid something bad.
We know that things can go wrong. Very often buds, twigs and even branches go the inappropriate places. We can react ‘as if’ this was a specific situation. Often this is not the case. When this occurs there is a feeling of frustration as the expected results are not realized. But the person finds it hard to correct his basic error.
Psychotherapy helps undo this fault. Conventional therapy tries to understand how this 'came about'. They virtually retrace the antecedents of the twig or branch. If the 'bud' is indeed on the wrong branch then it probably justified to go these lengths. In all probability best results achieved in more deeply seated pathologies are after the use of conventional therapy.
Latter day therapies in particular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will simply undo the placement of the 'bud' on a particular twig. There is no attempt to learn why it is there. Not surprisingly we can offer therapy as a learning process using learning techniques. These therapies are more than adequate for 'simple mistakes'. The patient is enabled to 'place the bud' in a more appropriate place.