Tony Robbins talks about Three Steps of Life Coaching

In one of our recent classes we were talking about a recent issue of Newsweek, which contains some possibly revolutionary new information about the pills that people take to fight depression.

Tony Robbins: Three Steps for Life Coaching

In one of our recent classes we were talking about a recent issue of Newsweek, which contains some possibly revolutionary new information about the pills that people take to fight depression.

According to landmark research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month, drugs like Prozac and Xanax are effective in that they lift depression in most patients. However…

That benefit is hardly more than what patients get when they, unknowingly and as part of a study, take a dummy pill – a placebo.

In other words, when antidepressants make you feel better, their effectiveness comes largely from your belief that they will work! More and more scientists who study depression and the drugs are concluding antidepressants are basically expensive Tic Tacs!

If studies like this hold up, then our culture is on the brink of a major shift – one that recognizes that the change is not in the medication… it’s in the person.

For years now, when someone’s experienced anxiety, disappointment, sadness, or loneliness, we’ve had the underlying faith that if all else fails, “There’s a pill for that.” But if antidepressants continue to be discredited by clinical studies, what’s going to happen? Will medical practitioners keep prescribing “tic tacs” to their patients?

Or will we see a new demand for practitioners who are exquisitely skilled at managing their patients’ meanings, guiding their clients to understand their needs, shifting their relationships, creating a vision for their life so that they can feel progress every day while moving towards their goals?

What do you think? If mood pills are no longer seen as the cure-all, what will be the new default answer for our culture? Is this a big opportunity for coaches and Strategic Interventionists?

I believe that our culture is about to experience a paradigm shift in what makes people happy – from believing in a magical cure-all medication, to understanding the patterns in human life that produce happiness. Strategic Intervention is the practice of adjusting those patterns in people to produce the highest levels of well-being.

Check out the short video excerpt of a fantastic one-day relationship workshop Tony Robbins gave at the Smart Marriages conference, where Tony sheds light about what people REALLY need to live happier lives.

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