Spiral Dynamics refers to the colorful way in which change consultants Chris Cowan and Don Beck came to call Emergent Cyclical Levels of Existence Theory (ECLET), a theory of change and growth that was originally generated by developmental psychologist Clare W. Graves, PhD and later adapted by contemporary philosopher Ken Wilber as part of his Integral Theory.
In essence, it is a progressive model of human development that explores how life circumstances shape thought processes and what the value systems are that give those experiences meaning. One of the focal points of Spiral Dynamics is in learning how people use their value systems to try to solve various problems in living and how mastering the solutions to those very problems then creates new, more challenging life circumstances.
This experiential introduction to Spiral Dynamics teaches therapists, counselors, coaches, and other change agents the basic elements of the model and offers some practical and immediate applications.
In addition to providing participants with an overview of the theoretical framework behind Spiral Dynamics and Emergent Cyclical Levels of Existence Theory (ECLET), this training also offers an opportunity to explore and practice some of the techniques associated with understanding and managing change and working "with the spiral" in effective and informed ways. In particular, this includes an emphasis on the following:
This 15-hour training is for counseling psychology graduate students, post-graduate mental health professionals, and corporate coaches and consultants who are interested in pursuing and developing a stronger integrative approach to change management.
Registration for this training is limited and early registration is highly recommended to reserve your place. The learning environment will be highly participatory and experiential in nature.