Learn to conduct a variety of effective interventions

Intervention training is designed for good natured meaningful people who have a desire to help a family member or a colleague in trouble and for those who are professionally responsible to do so like health care professionals, psychologists, trainers, teachers, diplomats, politicians, and media persons. In other words intervention training is for people who are messengers of change. You can learn to conduct a variety of effective interventions. People sometimes engage in self-destructive behaviors, rejecting any help others may offer. Intervention, when done correctly, is extremely effective in helping these people accept help.

INTERVENTION: The Gentle Crises – You create it, you resolve it.

In structured intervention we make a team, take a stand, create gentle crises and manage it. This is somewhat like a civil defense exercise in which they create war like scenes and then abort them effectively. In intervention a few meaningful associates break the status quo to create an organized gentle crisis with a pre-meditated intellectual script. Then you move on to a lasting solution instead of restoring the previous status. You maintain respect, express love and uphold the discipline – spiritual triangle. Intervention is a miraculous exercise that requires you to function inside this triangle.

Long used for alcoholism, addiction, gambling, and infidelity, home runaway, suicidal behavior, diabetes and other primary disorders, intervention is also used at work place in the board rooms. Recently, we have seen civil society, literally, conducting intervention in crucial issues of national interest. Even countries are using defecto intervention with other countries under the banner of a family called United Nations Organization. But before we move to structured intervention we need to bring a paradigm shift – no dirty choices. No silence. No violence. At any level. We break all the rules that justify abuse or bloodshed. We only use influence generating from synergy and leverage for the desired outcome.

If someone has messed up his life especially when the heat is on to others path, an intervention is appropriate. When family, friends, colleagues, societies and countries change their behaviors in such a way that has a strong impact on a person, boss, pressure group, extremists, governments or countries. Interventions vary depending upon circumstances, but they are same as they are all done with love and respect.

You can help your loved ones and clients develop the understanding and courage to proceed. You can also help them to maximize the chances for success and to avoid the traps that may cause harm. Here are some tips:

  • Replace frustration and despair with hope and action.
  • Identify who should participate and learn how to invite him.
  • Handle “difficult” participants, such as those who themselves have a self-sabotaging behavior, or who don’t believe there is a problem.
  • Determine what ‘bottom-lines’ or ‘outcomes’ are appropriate and realistic.
  • Determine when and how a participant should not be invited, and when an entire intervention should be aborted.
  • Keep control of the intervention regardless of how the intervenee reacts.
  • Give all participants the sense that the intervention was worthwhile no matter what happened.

Intervention training includes understanding of objectives, scope, and approach to the planning and execution of an intervention, with major emphasis placed on the intervener’s/counselor’s role in managing the process. It also includes skills and techniques counselors require to respond appropriately to participants and the intervenee. Role plays and other experiential techniques are used to enhance the material presented and to provide “hands-on” experience with a variety of difficult situations. If you want to conduct intervention you can learn structured family intervention straight away in about 3 to 7 days. However, if you are a professional and want to help your clients, you will have to go through certain basic subjects like assertiveness, crucial conversation tools, crucial confrontation tools, toughlove methodologies and NLP techniques prior to in-depth training of structured intervention as a specialized subject.


Easyinterventions centers conduct intervention training workshops throughout the country on regular intervals in our premises at at Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. However, if a family or an organization is in need of urgent intervention training we can conduct the training in their premises with mutual arrangements.

Here are a few of the topics:

  • General Intervention Process
  • Family Intervention in Addiction and alcoholism
  • Family Intervention with Gamblers
  • Family Intervention with Senior Citizens
  • Family Intervention with Diabetics
  • Corporate Intervention in the School System
  • Corporate Intervention: to turn around companies
  • Assertiveness training
  • Crucial Conversations tools
  • Crucial Confrontation tools
  • Toughlove Methodologies
  • Structured Intervention

Contact the Intervention Centres to schedule an intervention training for your group.