These are two different ways of achieving the same thing
Permission is from the classical school
Redecision is from the redecision school
Both of them are designed to alter the injunctions in the life script.
To change the injunctions Eric Berne proposed the permission transaction as shown below
If the client accepts the permission then the injunction is kind of nullified or overpowered by the permission and from that time on the Child ego state of the client listens to the permission instead of the injunction. Therefore they will think, feel and behave in a way that is injunction free (script free).
A redecision is a decision made by the A1 or Little Professor ego state to reject the original injunction given by the parent. This diagram shows how a young child accepts the original injunction from the parent
If the A1 makes the redecision then the original injunction looses all its power and effect in the personality and again the person will begin the think, feel and behave in a way that is injunction and script free.
To make the redecision the Goulding’s employed the gestalt therapy technique of two chair. The original parent figure is in one chair out in front of the client. In the client’s chair is the Child ego state. And at the point of redecision the A1 in the client’s chair decides to reject the original early decision to accept the injunction.
Children will tend to make their early decision to accpet injunctions when they are under stress
Hello Mr T
I hope you are doing well. Its been a long time since I have visited – I enjoyed reading your blog again including your old site.
Thought it rude not to say hi as I passed through!
Hello Kahless, good to hear from you after some time. I do write on my blog at times but not so much now. That may chnage, in fact I am sure it will in the future. At this point I write much more often on my FaceBook. Hope you are keeping well
I like your posts on Facebook and I see you have written another book. Congratulations. The advantage of posting on the blog is that some people (such as myself) are more likely to comment and feed another perspective. I am really careful on Facebook in case my family and friends see the comment. I would hate them to get a glimpse into my head lol!
I kind of just realised that you are a comfort blanket for me and I like to pop my head up from time to time to check that you are still here.