*Action Methods (AM) are the quickest and most effective in mental health treatment,
education, and life / business coaching. The essence is action vs explanation. Why is action
better than talking? Through action you can feel the experience of change and visualize the
Which is easier for a child to grasp in learning history? She has reading assignments to learn
dates, events and the teacher lectures. Or…. the teacher has her play the role of Benjamin
Franklin, enacting the signing of the Declaration of Independence and her classmates play the
roles of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and work through all critical dates and activities of the
event? Of course, the answer is Play the role of Benjamin Franklin and experience the event.
Action Methods cement understanding better than talking and reading.
Action Methods come from the therapeutic field and include: Psychodrama, Drama, Gestalt,
Expressive Arts, Dance and other therapy modalities that involve standing up and acting instead
of sitting and talking.