The ideas on this site come from a number of sources; ideas, concepts and models. This section briefly describes some of the main concepts, models and approaches and provides links to further information.

  • Rewards and threats - a concept which emerged from the field of social neuroscience states that we have a tendency to ‘minimise danger and maximise reward’.
  • SCARF model - builds on the concept of rewards and threats identifying five categories of needs we all have that help us to understand how we are likely to react in specific circumstances.
  • Chimp paradox - a model published in The Chimp Paradox book that describes the working of the multiple parts of our mind in a way that is less theoretical and easier to understand.
  • Nonviolent communication - an approach developed to help handle feelings and emotions, and linking them to their underlying needs.
  • Restorative pyramid - a way of looking at levels of conflict and the types of intervention to use in each case.

Introduction | Rewards and threats | SCARF model | Chimp paradox | Nonviolent communication | Restorative pyramid

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