The decision support models provide a reference point against which you assess the choice you are thinking of making.

They all start with some background information on the source of the model. They outline the world view and values of the tradition from which it is drawn. This helps you broaden your perspective and see your options from new angles.

You don’t have to believe in the tradition the model draws on, it is just there to help you see your choice more clearly. Choose a model which you relate to, but also try using one which is unfamiliar to get a fresh perspective.

All the decision support models work in slightly different ways, but basically they ask you a series of questions about the choice you are thinking of making. You answer each question with a score from 1 to 5. There are lots of questions and the process is very thought-provoking and rewarding to do. Someone once described it as ‘self-therapy’.

When you have finished the Questions, you flip to the Feedback tab, and the model automatically puts together a feedback report from the answers you gave. It composes a detailed feedback text that plays back how you answered the questions. It calculates the scores you gave your choice as averages and percentages, and shows you some graphs. The feedback report sums up how good you thought this choice would be for you.

Have a look at the description of these models and pick whichever one you like the look of.

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Native American Medicine Wheel

From an ancient, natural tradition, in which people saw themselves as part of nature, the Medicine Wheel is like a compass to use for both navigating and healing. It will provide you with some unusual and thought-provoking perspectives. Read more…

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Astrological Houses

Not a horoscope, but a comprehensive model of the human experience from birth, through all the stages of development, to integration with the world at large. This approach combines astrology with psychology in a subtle and insightful way. Read more…

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Buddhist Wheel of Life

The Buddhist Wheel of Life has got to be one of the most famous and enduring models of the human condition ever created, and one of the most profound and stimulating aids to managing your life. Every choice we make creates karma – make sure yours is positive. Read more…

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Advice from Atisha’s Heart

This is heart-felt advice from a great Buddhist teacher to his students. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you will find in it a form of universal wisdom which can help guide us to make good life choices which benefit ourselves and others. Read more…

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Western Wheel of Life

A modern, Western secular review of all the main aspects of a person’s life: things like occupation, friends, family, finances and so on. The model is divided into Current Situation and Future Situation enabling you to do a ‘before and after’ comparison. Read more…

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Inspired by a sixteenth Century Spanish nobleman with curiously modern ideas, this model will help you test if your choice feels right, for the right – or wrong – reasons, and whether it is free from all forms of negativity. Read more…