Support for the Ideal Being® Model and Change Process
All 15 dimensions represented in the Ideal Being model have been researched and validated by peer review articles and research and empirical data. Below are a few of the resources used.
“Man is a perpetually wanting animal. Also no need or drive can be treated as if it were isolated or discrete; every drive is related to the state of satisfaction or dissatisfaction of other drives…Classifications of motivations must be based upon goals rather than upon instigating drives or motivated behavior. ”
Maslow, A.H. (1943)
The stages of the program (Aware, Awake, Empowered, and Transformed) are related to the process of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) designed by David Cooperrider. Cooperrider uses this process in the field of organization development. The 5 D’s (Definition, Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny) are used to guide transformative change in complex systems, namely organizations.
Cooperrider D. (2001)
Happiness can be advanced in several ways: At the individual level happiness can be furthered by means of (1) providing information about consequences of life-choices on happiness, (2) training in art-of-living skills, and (3) professional life-counseling.
Veenhoven R. (2007)
Empirical evidence suggests that mindfulness protects against the emotionally stressful effects of relationship conflict, is positively associated with the ability to express oneself in various social situations, and predicts relationship satisfaction.
Davis D., Hayes, J. (2011)
Clinicians can impact well-being through positive psychology interventions such as: a happiness program, life coaching/goal setting, mindfulness, behavioral activation, pleasant activities, social activation, engaging in activities that utilize one’s strengths, and/or positive psychotherapy.
Ironson G., Banerjee N., Fitch C., Krause N. (2018)