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The Appreciative Way
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The Appreciative Way

The Appreciative Way

The Appreciative Way, is Rob and Kim Voyle's synthesis of:

  • The practice and philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry
  • The work of Milton Erickson and his students
  • Positive Psychology
  • Compassion as the agent of transformation
  • Contemplative Spirituality

The Appreciative Way
Discover the essentials of the
Appreciative Way in this fast
read format book by Rob and
Kim Voyle.

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a Life of

Imagine a Life In Which You Can Say:

Yes! to God
Yes! to Your Neighbor
Yes! to Your Self

        Yes!3 was developed to help you create that life.

Basic assumptions of Yes!3

"Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it,
listen for what it intends to do with you."

Parker Palmer

Rather than egotistically creating your own life, Yes!3 uses appreciative inquiry and conversation to help you awaken to the life-giving purpose that is already within you.

This is based on the following assumptions:

  • We are made for a purpose.
  • We have been fully equipped with gifts and talents to fulfill that purpose.
  • We most closely manifest our purpose when we are at our best, being and doing those things that flow from the core of our being and bring deep satisfaction.
  • Life and the abundant life that Jesus' promised comes from what we deeply and profoundly say yes to, for it is in what we say Yes! to that we manifest our God given purpose.

"The place God calls you is the place where your
deep gladness and the world's hunger meet."

Frederick Buechner

The Basic Purposes of Yes!3

  • To help people discern and manifest in the world their core purpose for being.
  • To grow an appreciative culture within church communities.

"To create a better world we don't need better people,
we just need to help people to discover and be their best."

Rob Voyle

What About Self Denial

A popular misconception of the Christian life is that we can only say yes to God or our neighbor by an act of self denial in which we say no to ourselves. However such actions are spiritually and emotionally unsustainable. They are not ecological.

The self-denial that the Christian faith talks about is saying no to the transitory distractions that keep us from the fundamental purpose for which God created us.

A "no" or act of self-denial is only as valuable as
the "yes" to our core purpose that the "no" allows.

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Discover Your Purpose

We have extracted the Day of Discovery retreat session from the Yes!3 program to create a stand alone retreat day.

This program allows people to:

  • Discover their Purpose without commiting to the entire 5 week program
  • Gain a core understanding of living a life of passion

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From the Authors 

At its heart Yes!3 simply assumes and uses the belief that we are created by a loving God for a loving purpose. It is our hope and prayer that participants will discover that purpose and lovingly manifest it in the world in a way which is a blessing to others and themselves and evokes wonder and awe of the One who created it all.