Most medical and paramedical approaches, be they allopathic, homeopathic, naturopathic, energetic or manual, work along the following assumptions :
- the therapist is the one with the knowledge
- the therapist directs the treatment and the patient submits to it
- the therapist decides how often appointments with the patient are needed
- the therapy, not the patient, is the motor driving the progress and outcome of treatment
- the patient believes in what the therapist has undertaken, indeed derives comfort from the therapist’s belief in the rightness of his or her approach
The problem with this set of assumptions is that, from the outset, the patient is in the inferior position: not well, and in need of “somebody who knows better than me”, i.e. the therapist.
Patient dependence and lack of a feeling of responsibility for his or her healing process are often the result of such approaches. Some therapists also abuse their position of power. Hence the need for a new approach which we call OGE, or the reverse of ego.