Chart Talk: The Choice Theory Chart Workbook or use dropdown for online version (PDF file)
This is a guide for teaching and understanding the brain as a control system as diagramed in the chart entitled, “How the Brain Works” which is included in the booklet. Information presented clearly details “why and how we behave“. Emphasis is placed on how Choice Theory is used to counsel and/or manage people.
In order to show the difference between when we are Not Now in Effective Control and when we are Gaining More Effective Control, this section of the chart has been divided into two parts, Situation A at the top shown with the pink background) and Situation B at the bottom (shown with the yellow background). This is only done to show how exactly the same system works under two different conditions. Keep in mind that only one of these situations is happening at any given time.
Although each of us is always attempting t move from Situation A to Situation B, it becomes the specific task of the counselor or coach to help people- be it friends, students, clients, or employees- make this move. —William Glasser, M.D.