Avoidance Theory Module

Please click here to see the Avoidance Theory Power Point Presentation. 


Avoidance Theory revisits Maslow's Hierachy through the lense of modern neuro biology and evolutionary psychology. 


The  theory proposes that for billionaires, beggars and bears all behaviours whether building a rocket or searching for scraps of food are driven, at the most fundamental level, by the need to avoid re-experiencing the extreme levels of discomfort generated when very young or  during subsequent traumatic episodes.


As with all tools on concepts on this Trigger Orientated Therapy website Avoidance Theory has been developed primarily to act as a catalyst for conversations enrich our self awareness.

How that alters behaviour depends on the work you are doing with clients and/or yourself.

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