The Thinking Environment

The Ten Components®

Ease Difference
Attention Equality
Feelings Incisive Questions
Encouragement Place
Appreciation Information

The ten components help us to create the right conditions for thinking, learning and effective communication by building psychological safety and trust. When we start to embody the components we can engage more authentically and better access our individual knowledge, experience and creativity to contribute to the thought process which leads to successful and sustainable actions.


In a Thinking Environment we recognise that our untrue and limiting assumptions or beliefs often stop us from achieving our goals. These assumptions come from a lifetime of events, relationships and environments that we experience. It is easy to find that we have often accepted them without real thought or analysis. In a Thinking Environment we have the right questions to discover, examine and release those assumptions leaving room for new potential and different choices.

The Positive Philosophical Choice

The chosen philosophical view of a Thinking Environment is that human beings are by nature good. People can be loving, intelligent, powerful, emotional, assertive, compassionate, logical, imaginative, make good choices and they can think anything through.
Where people’s behaviours and actions are flawed we work on the principal that it is our untrue and limiting assumptions that cause this.

Of course human nature is complex and cannot be proven, but it seems that when we work with this view it has dependable results and creates an environment where people’s thinking becomes more independent, clear and creative.

“Bryony has helped me to make some space to explore some complex future plans I have been considering for some time. With her support I feel like I have really had a chance to separate out and examine the various elements of these plans, which has helped me make some decisions and move forward with confidence. I would highly recommend Bryony as she is patient and reassuring and has helped me to create space to think which it is hard to find in day-to-day life.”
Manda Graham