Psyched for Life

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Identification
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Level of process: 
Application
Method
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
Focus on a set of life-altering Corollaries to refocus intent and direction in challenging situations
Used as component of: 
Developing an assessment of lifetime goals and direction for participants--creating a template for decision making alternatives and encouraging positive personal action against.a larger negative.
Recognizable Components: 
Basic life corollaries which can be applied to a variety of discussion points in redefinition of direction.
Types of Participants: 
Challenging situations; technique has been applied across various demographic age groups, and is useful not only in intervention, but also in goal setting and opportunistic changes
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
less than 5 hours
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
antagonism diminishes as consistency of ideas begins to emerge.
Level of participation: 
participants tend to participate slowly at first but build synergy as discussion progresses.
Ideal Conditions: 
We generally suggest a classroom situation where equal participation can be facilitated.
Potential Pitfalls: 
Unavailable
How is success evaluated: 
participatory planning and alternative actions
Examples of successes and failures: 
successes: teen interventions, corporate sessions (confrontational), executive coaching in facilitation, team building and employer/employee challenges
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
can run the gambit from friendly to confrontational interaction
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
engaging facilitator focused on equal participation across diverse groups
Setting and Materials: 
recommend: classroom or circle presentation
Resources Needed: 
Books, Copies of Inter-related Experiential learning materials; PPT presentation from developer offers excellent introduction to material, concept, and thought process.
Pre-Work Required: 
facilitator: approx 3 hours preparation time prior to first presentation, thereafter, minimal. client: approx 1 hour preparation time in-session: approx 15 min prep time for participants exercise: dependent upon participants and integration of material to facilitation
Procedures: 

dependent upon faciliator's skills. Two facilitators can present exactly the same program and achieve differing levels of results--but both achieve success.

How flexible is the process?: 
extremely--easily learned and applied
Follow-Up Required: 
little or none, dependent upon facilitator
Background
Developer: 
Alan Guinn, MD of The Guinn Consultancy Group, Inc.
Derived from: 
decision grid process MBO format for decision making skills parent-child/child-child/child-parent learner/teacher style
Epistemological Framework: 
beliefs systems can be integrated to indigenous understanding levels
History of Development: 

Book published late 2001; licensed for presentation in 2003; licensed worldwide in 2004.

References: 
variety: see webpage for comments from Senior Managers worldwide.
License Model: 
Licensed
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