I have used Strategic Intervention for a number of years but only got around to complete my certification this month by Mark and Magali Peysha. The couple or c0-creators of SI together with Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes.

Strategic Intervention (also known as SI) is a project dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, and others.

It is the Art and Science of creating profound changes by means of small but strategic actions and decisions.

What distinguishes SI from other strategic studies is the belief that certain holistic solutions “snap into place” when we shift relationships, because people change the most when their relationships change.

Growth and contribution happen when more people’s needs are met, expressed, and elevated. Change not only “sticks,” but it goes on to positively influence other people.

Strategic Intervention originates with the understanding of the power of meaning to shape all aspects of a human being’s life. It has been powerfully influenced by the great insights and works of Victor Frankl and Milton Erickson’s creative breakthroughs in human intervention.

SI is also grounded in the work of the Gregory Bateson group at the Mental Research Institute, which in the late 1950′s originated the new paradigm of interactional and systemic studies, which became a watershed in the development of disciplines such as game theory, cybernetics, neurolinguistics, organizational psychology, management psychology, and dozens of other systemic disciplines.

SI encompasses strategies that span from the belief systems and emotional patterns within an individual, to individual relationships, to group dynamics, to organizational and cultural interventions.