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Barrett Theory of Power - awareness - choices - freedom - involvement

Above is the logo I designed to represent the Barrett Theory of Power.

The clockwise spiral is a symbol of freedom. It represents power-as-freedom, not power-as-control, although these are the two types of power that exist in the world, according to my view. The four inseparable dimensions that characterize power are awareness, choices, freedom to act intentionally, and involvement in creating change.

Your capacity to participate KNOWINGLY in change is what I call POWER. You were born with power. No one can give it to you, and no one can take it away from you. Yet, many people don't realize the simple fact that they have power and can learn to use it in ways that help them and does not harm others. For over 30 years, as a mental health nurse, college professor, and licensed psychotherapist in the private practice of Health Patterning, I have been developing, testing, and using this new understanding of power. In a nutshell:

Power is being aware of what one is choosing to do, feeling free to do it and doing it intentionally.

The purpose of the website is twofold:

  • to provide information about Power as Knowing Participation in Change, Health Patterning, Power Presciptions and the Power-Imagery Process and;
  • to acquaint you with services that can guide you toward living powerfully by making changes that you want to make in your life.


Watch a video introduction to my theory where I explain ideas about power that I have been developing over the past 30 years.

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