Category Archive for: ‘Theory’

Myths and Metaphors


Many myths circulate around the contents and approach in our Spiral Dynamics® Programmes and Gravesian theory. Many draw on what Dr. Graves so often warned against: “Beware of finding simplicity which is not there.” These are subsystems within people, not types of people. Myth #1 …that Beige describes a business struggling to keep going in tough times Actuality:  The Beige […]

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What NLP Needs


A highly competent trainer practicing and teaching NLP provides a potentially life changing experience for clients and students. NLP is also powerful enough to make significant differences in the hands of a novice. Like many disciplines it is somewhat fragmented, and content differences between programs and trainers abound. Given the variation in programs and the uneven skill sets across trainers, […]

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Meet Dr. Graves


NVCC’s SPIRAL DYNAMICS® programs are based on the theories, models, and work of Dr. Graves. The following encapsulates our approach: “The psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower-order behavior systems to newer, higher-order systems as man’s existential problems change,” according to Dr. Clare W. Graves. Clare W. Graves, Ph.D, […]

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