I was certified as a Strategic Interventionist a year and half ago. With Anthony Robbins and Cloe Madanes and Mark and Magali Peysha guiding the studies and coaching, the amount of powerful strategies offered was life changing for me and my clients.
This book is a gift, sharing some of the best strategies for eliciting human change you will find. For example, let me share just one, the ‘elevation strategy’. The idea is if you help others, you will in turn be helped.
Mark shared a powerful story during the training about a lonely woman who would not give up junk food, specifically cookies. The coach told her she could eat three cookies a day. If she had more than that she would have to bake a few dozen cookies and hand deliver them to a local shelter. After several days of failing to stop at three cookies, she found herself making several trips to the shelter with freshly baked cookies. After a few weeks the women at the shelter looked forward to the cookies, and this woman looked forward to baking and delivering them. This powerful strategy accomplished several things; first it led this woman to help people in need. Next, it led her to make new friends which eliminated her loneliness and in the end gave her a purpose outside of herself.
Her Achilles heel became an avenue to build relationships, serve others, make new friends, and in the end eliminate her desire to eat cookies which were simply an addiction covering up her pain of being alone.
This is the power of Strategic Intervention. It is an elegant way to help others push though barriers and find the breakthrough to the next level. Some coaches may have tried to uncover ‘why ‘she ate the cookies, Strategic Intervention is based on knowing the Six Human Needs people are meeting at some level at all times. It wasn’t the ‘why’ that was most needed, it was about taking action, the heart of Strategic Intervention and this book. Once this woman took action, the other pieces all fell into place.
The same will be true for you and your clients. Get a notebook to jot down what you learn, because as you read this gem you won’t just have this one strategy, but another 50 you can use to bring about positive and lasting change.