‘Yes, and…’ is a tool for helping clients develop active listening, creativity and collaborative behaviours. Julie Flower reports
Origins of the tool
The concept of ‘yes, and…’ comes from improvised comedy. It’s a way of thinking and interacting which focuses on accepting and building on ‘offers’ made by others (‘yes, and…’) rather than blocking suggestions (‘yes, but…’). It intends to heighten self-awareness of accepting and blocking behaviours and enable clients to practise and develop new skills in...
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