Psychodynamic ideas descend from Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (1923) and have much to contribute to the understanding of the relationships that develop when the tools described above are put into practice. “here and now” feedback is also a key element of Gestalt practice which focuses on the emotional and physical (somatic) reactions that occur.
Motivational theory has been one of the most studied areas of human psychology in organisational, individual and sports settings. The research has strongly affected the critical impact that results from effective goal setting and resulting improved performance.
The positive psychology movement confirms through rigorous academic research the practices outlined above and other tools that are used in the workshop, for example showing a focus on what our clients do well (rather than what they do badly) leads to greater fulfilment, better job success, greater happiness and reduced depression.