Many people ask what the difference between LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® for Positive Psychology and normal application of LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® is.
LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® is a facilitation tool offered by LEGO® through their creative common license. Trademark information is provided here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/seriousplay/trademark-guidelines
LEGO does NOT train facilitators but still produce and sell bricks specifically used for the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method. Facilitators who claim to be associated with LEGO in any way are doing do against LEGO trademarks.
Since LEGO does not train facilitators there exists NO official LEGO certification training. However other facilitators also seek to comply with high quality standards. Hereunder trainers engaged with Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method. This association is founded by the creators of the LEGO Serious Play method. This association offers a broad and very useful certification training in the use of the LEGO Serious Play method. They do not, however, cover the scientific underpinnings of the target area like we do with positive psychology.
So the main difference between LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® for Positive Psychology and other programs has not to to with any LEGO affiliation or other formality. The main difference lies in the application focus.
Method AND Content
LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® for Positive Psychology builds on the belief the the deliverance quality of a method like LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® depends not only on understanding the method itself, but also the content that it explores. In this case positive psychology.
Positive Psychology is a science with a complex range of theories, extensive research and multiple applications. We believe that a god facilitator of the LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® for Positive Psychology method needs a good understanding og this content.
Last but not least LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® for Positive Psychology is the domain in which you can learn to use the Hands On Thinking method. This method being the evolved version of the core LEGO® SERIOUS® PLAY® method.