What is Strategic Intervention

Strategic Intervention (also known as SI) is dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Human Needs Psychology, Ericksonian therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Organisational Psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychology of Influence, Hypno-Therapy, Traditions of Diplomacy and Negotiation, Social Action Therapy, Direct & Indirect Negotiation, the Third Side, Structural Family Therapy, Life-Cycle theory of business organization, mediation and Conflict Resolution Techniques, Logo-Therapy, De-Armouring Process, Bio-Dynamic Bodywork and a whole lot more!

The Founders, Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes, observed that Strategic Intervention exists wherever human beings use extraordinary skill to bring about positive personal and cultural change. Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi are examples of masterful Strategic Interventionists that transcend religion, culture, institution, job description, or political philosophy (as Strategic Intervention should).

The tradition of Strategic Intervention (called Human Needs Psychology or HNP) begins with an understanding of HOW we shape all aspects of a human being’s life by giving certain meanings to situations and circumstances. It goes even further by explaining clearly WHY We Do What We Do and HOW we meet our basic human needs in both positive and negative ways. Both Robbins and Madanes have been powerfully influenced by the great insights and works of Victor Frankl and Milton Erickson’s creative breakthroughs in human intervention.

They are also grounded in the work of the Gregory Bateson group at the Mental Research Institute, which in the late 1950′s originated the new paradigm of interactional and systemic studies, which became a watershed in the development of disciplines such as game theory, cybernetics, neurolinguistics, organizational psychology, management psychology, and dozens of other systemic disciplines.

“Strategic Intervention provides simple understanding and solutions that REALLY deliver more benefit to people with less effort in a short space of time.”

Strategic Intervention allows us to STOP analyzing so much and work with the heart. Not to gain an outcome but to gain INSIGHT. Strategic Intervention allows us the opportunity to “take the pressure off” our responsibility as therapists, coaches, social workers, caring friends etc and firmly places the responsibility on the PERSON YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO HELP which is where it has the most profound impact.

Strategic Intervention is a method (commonly demonstrated by Tony Robbins) for assisting people to find empowering meanings for their life circumstances, discover why they do what they do and how they meet their needs in positive and negative ways, the understanding of which helps to promote sustainable change. It involves the use of MANY disciplines and provides us as coaches with Highly EFFECTIVE, FLEXIBLE and QUICK ACTING LONG-TERM strategies to deal with a wide range of issues.

Elizabeth Richardson

It is not our CONDITIONS, but the DECISIONS we make that ultimately DETERMINE our DESTINY.
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