“The danger is dogmatic thought: it plays the devil with religion, and science is not immune from it.”
Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician and Philosopher
Dynamic Life Coaching combines the strengths of both psychotherapy and conventional life coaching as catalysts for growth. It delivers the benefits in a collaborative partnership that generates possibility, warmth, insight, hope, friendship, and empowerment.
The Dynamic Life Coaching Solution
Dynamic Life Coaching draws from an extremely broad range of theories relating to human nature, human development, psychotherapy and life coaching. It is thus comprehensive and flexible, reflecting the freedom of the approach in practice.
There have been hundreds of books written on these various topics, so on this page I’m just going to list the main contributors to the theory, and their specific contribution.
The list is by no means exhaustive, nor is it in any particular order. In some cases the contributor is not the originator of the theory but has done much to communicate its worth.
|Gordon Allport||Uniqueness of personality|
|Eric Berne||Transactional analysis|
|John Bowlby||Theory of separation and attachment|
|Barbara Ann Brennan||Mind/body/spirit|
|James Bugental||Existential therapy|
|Kazimierz Dabrowski||Emotional development|
|Erik Erickson||Development theory|
|Ronald Fairbairn||Object relations|
|Sigmund Freud||The power of the unconscious|
|Shakti Gawain||Creative visualization|
|Peter L. Gill||Principle of not-knowing|
|Daniel Goleman||Emotional intelligence|
|Robert Greene||Realities of power|
|John Grinder & Richard Bandler||Neuro-linguistic Programming|
|Jean Houston||Enhancing humanness|
|Melanie Klein||Projective identification|
|Lawrence Kohlberg||Development theory|
|Lao T’zu||Tao te Ching|
|Pyramid of needs|
|Eileen Mulligan||Structured coaching|
|Penney Peirce||Intuition development|
|Fritz Perls||Awareness therapy|
|Ira Progoff||Structured journaling|
|Wilhelm Reich||Character armor|
|John Rowan||Humanistic psychology|
|Alan Watts||Accessible zen|
|John Whitmore||Coaching as culture|
As I compiled this list I became aware of the hundreds of others who could justifiably add their names to it. I am grateful to all of them for their thought and for their effort in making their thought available to us all.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. If you would like to find out more about Dynamic Life Coaching or myself, please use the form below to schedule a free 50-minute ‘phone or Skype discussion.