What Is Choice Theory?

What Is Choice Theory?

The universal system for empowering individuals and improving relationships.

Choice Theory® is based on the simple premise that every individual only has the power to control themselves and has limited power to control others. Applying Choice Theory allows one to take responsibility for one’s own life and at the same time, withdraw from attempting to direct other people’s decisions and lives. Individuals are empowered to take responsibility for their choices and support others in taking ownership of their choices. Negative behaviors reduce in frequency and intensity, relationships strengthen and satisfaction in life increases.

The Evolution of Choice Theory

Dr. Glasser introduced Reality Therapy to the world in 1965 and the theory evolved as he practiced it.

  • Reality Therapy

    Understand what you really want and evaluate how effective your actions are in achieving those goals.

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  • 5 Basic Needs

    Understand how needs for Survival, Love & Belonging, Power, Freedom and Fun motivate behavior.

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  • Quality World

    Understand how the ideas and pictures in our heads of what we want for ourselves and others influence how we interact in the world.

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  • 10 Axioms of Choice Theory

    Discover self-evident truths that provide a solid framework for decision-making and acting.

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Free Offerings

Download the free ebook to learn more about Choice Theory, then join in the discussion of its application with Certified members and Faculty at regular webinars.

  • Little Book of Choice Theory

    Download our free introduction to Choice Theory!

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  • Difficult Discussions in Diversity

    There is strength in understanding and accepting what every person has to offer.

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  • Making Sense of It

    Join a weekly webinar to learn more about uses of Choice Theory.

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  • Greet the Week

    Greet the Week is a way of bringing sunshine and good cheer into your workweek.

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