Contribution Training

Contribution Training has its roots in Gestalt Therapy, Victor Frankl’s Logotherapy and the work of David Pellin.

Contribution Training teaches people how to use the energy of their emotions therapeutically, even the difficult emotions, to make contributions. We get our needs met through these contributions and feel our life has meaning in our relationships and the wider community and world in which we live.

An integral part of Contribution Training is a set of cognitive tools including; Listening skills, the Pendulum of emotions, a sense of Purpose, Feelings Of Accomplishment (FOAs) and the power of True Rest. The straightforward teaching element in Contribution Training enables people to apply these tools in a wide range of life situations.

Through group work and the total learning environment of residential programs people gain experience in using the tools in their daily life.

Peter has written four short papers to provide an introduction to Contribution Training. These are available for download in Adobe PDF format in the links below:

The Pendulum

Contribution Training teaches people how to use the energy of their emotions therapeutically, even the difficult emotions, to make contributions. 

What is Contribution

Our life is spent using our energy to accomplish actions. We accomplish tasks, establish relationships, work at jobs, enjoy sports and pastimes, and overcome illness. We are active even as we sleep; rebuilding and restoring our bodies.

Rejectiveness & Transparency

“It is always easier for me to solve your problems than for me to solve my own and it is easier for you to solve mine that it is for you to solve your own”.

 Peter Fleming

Purpose & Feeling of Accomplishment
The purpose we have in our life determines the flow of our feelings of accomplishment. They are the sources of our satisfaction.

written by

Peter Fleming Director of the Pellin Institute

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