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Suppression Techniques

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Introduction to five classical suppression techniques.

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Suppression Techniques

  1. 1. Suppression techniques in everyday life A short introduction Long Litt Woon © 2009 Long & Olsen, woon@long.no, www.longolsen.no
  2. 2. Mrs Clinton is ”a funny lady" who "looks like a primary schoolgirl." What suppression technique is being used here? © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  3. 3. The five classical suppression techniques 1. Making invisible 2. Ridiculing 3. Withholding information 4. Catch-22 5. Heaping blame and shame Berit Ås (1981) © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  4. 4. 1. Making invisible © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  5. 5. 2. Ridiculing © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  6. 6. 3. Withholding information © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  7. 7. 4. Catch-22 © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  8. 8. 5. Heaping blame and shame © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  9. 9. Two common consequences 1. Knock you off balance. Humiliate, reduce, put you under suspicion and raise doubts about you 2. Derail the discussion from substance to feelings © 2009 Long & Olsen, www.long.no, woon@long.no.
  10. 10. Want to know more? Contact me! © 2009 Long & Olsen, woon@long.no, www.longolsen.no

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