What is The Art of Giving Permission (TAOGP)?
TAOGP has two meanings. First, it refers to the entire counseling philosophy of Jason B. Fischer, MA, LPC. Within this framework, the concept of “giving permission” itself plays a preeminent role. This is the second meaning of TAOGP, the aspect of Fischer’s philosophy that focuses specifically on the key skill of giving permission. As he explains, “Without giving permission, people stay stuck. They keep circling through familiar patterns of personal and interpersonal strife, seeking solutions in ways that either don’t work or work only temporarily. Giving permission offers a tremendous paradigm shift that breaks such patterns once and for all. I see this over and over. Whenever someone fully grasps the art of giving permission, and then discovers the amazing difference it makes, their lives are never again the same.”
Fischer’s philosophy teaches that success in life depends solely upon one’s ability to master two skills: giving permission and taking responsibility. He clearly explains the nature of emotional suffering, the value and importance of giving permission, and a step-by-step method for managing our emotions (by giving permission) and then create the lives we want for ourselves (by taking responsibility). It is through the combination of permission and responsibility that individuals realize their innate ability to transform themselves, their lives, their relationships, and even others, in a truly supportive and effective way.
Now, in fellowship with psychotherapist Sabrina Kindell, LPC-S, LMFT-S, Fischer is sharing this philosophy with a global audience through the release of his book The Two Truths About Love: The Art & Wisdom of Extraordinary Relationships. His highly affable and conversational tone welcomes readers into a world of new insights and information, as if being invited to sit in the office directly across from him. As one reader describes, “Practicing the art of giving permission has given me great peace and delight in my life. It’s been beautiful to see how my practice gives other people peace too and creates a cycle of compassion rather than conflict in my relationships. The Two Truths About Love is easy and enjoyable to read – Jason’s kindness and humor shine through the text – and the benefits are immediate and powerful.”
The book’s editor was so inspired upon first reading the work that she felt compelled to write the author, “Your book is fantastic. Of the countless books I’ve worked on over the last decade, I think it might be the one most helpful to me personally overall.” Then, days later, she wrote again. “The book is genuinely remarkable. I find that I’m already able to implement some of this, and that it does make a difference–and this is after very little time, and without a great deal of conscious effort or struggle to remember to implement it. I could feel a little forlorn: Where has this book been all my life! But the book is so effective that instead say, ‘I’m so excited that this book can inform the rest of my life.’”
Jason and Sabrina are honored to offer this same book with you now. In so doing, they invite you to discover for yourself the amazing possibilities found in this philosophy. Because you may want additional guidance beyond what The Two Truths About Love initially provides, Jason and Sabrina will personally be leading workshops and retreats to help individuals and couples deepen their understanding and practice as fully as possible. As they write in the final pages of the book, their goal is simply this: “May you live an extraordinary life, and share that life with others.”