Tri-Energetics (TE) is a broad-based integral system designed to help people satisfy needs, simplify wants, and clarify intentions. It offers a rich array of practices to develop the qualities of flexibility, compassion, and curiosity so that we can experience the fullness of all that we are — body, mind-emotions, and spirit.
The basic structure of TE is a recipe with six ingredients: “Needs, Wants, Intentions, Flexibility, Compassion, Curiosity.” Its method is simple: “ Know what you need, say what you want, have clear intentions. Be flexible, compassionate, and curious.”
Practicing TE is like preparing a meal using the recipe. The meal is a series of activities and exercises designed to address the needs, wants, and intentions of an individual or a group. TE practices are rich and varied. No-gossip, non-violence, singing, dancing, yoga, and personal work are just a few.
Experiencing TE is like enjoying a wonderful meal. It’s multi-dimensional, and even better when shared with friends. Just as a meal involves many senses, TE experiences involves the whole YOU — body, mind-emotions, spirit. (For clarity, “ Body” = physical body. “ Mind-emotions” = personality and all that jazz, “ Spirit” = whatever else there is.)
TE is used in a broad range of settings from group therapy to mantra chanting, from theatrical expression to business negotiations. It is widely used for personal development, and is a powerful tool in counselling, coaching, and training. Individual counselling or coaching with TE is tailor made to support clients in their unique situations. The results intended are unique to the person, group, or situation, and yet they echo the TE formula: satisfy needs, simplify wants, clarify intentions; develop and benefit from practicing flexibility, compassion, and curiosity.
Rickie Moore, PhD developed TE over years of working with clients in therapy and counselling, and refined it with the help of Henry Marshall, PhD. TE is practiced by hundreds of graduates of their trainings. This work is sustained by their support and by the Tri-Energetics Institute