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Find the fire inside with DNA-v


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Below are 3 simple videos that can help introduce young people to their DNA-V. Now you will have a way to show young people, inspire them, fire them. The videos can provide the springboard for counselling or classroom discussions.

What is DNA-V?

DNA-V starts with the simple premise that we humans have much more potential than we can ever express in one moment. We are more like fire than stone. We are never complete, never broken, always capable of growth.

DNA-V synthesises the behaviours found in all humans – we all have this kind of DNA just as we all have DNA in our cells. DNA-v is based on the latest evidence base and provides a dynamic model that can support personal growth and improve psychological problems. DNA-v uses the effective elements found in all therapies and psychological interventions.

D, N, and A stand for discoverer, noticer, and advisor, three classes of behaviour, or less technically ‘ways of being, or spaces, that we can move between’. We can learn to flexibly move between DNA to become more skilled at each, and use them to create a life with heart – value and vitality (the V).

We can help people become DNA-v shifters – able to flexibly move around and choose the behaviour that best fits the situation.

These videos are just the beginning. Soon we will have videos that go into more depth, and especially cover the more advanced skills of social-view and self-view.

Find out more about DNA-V

Read more of the science – If you want to read more about the evidence base and theory underpinning DNA-V, please access this article http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01561/full.

Read more of the SEL base – If you want to see how DNA-V can be applied in schools, go to this article on how DNA-V maps to best practice social and emotional learning standards –  click here

Read the book – If you want to see the complete model, check out the book that has it all – – The Thriving Adolescent. You can download the first chapter for free by subscribing at the bottom of our home page.

Get training online – DNA-V is now in online training for professionals click here for details

Go to a DNA-v live workshop – Louise Hayes runs professional development workshops and invited talks. Click here for details. 



Joseph Ciarrochi & Louise Hayes



Internationally acclaimed Books and training

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