The Lab for development specialises in the application of Positive Psychology in order to elicit innovative, yet simple and effective solutions for both individuals and organisations. Our approach is informed by appreciative, solution focused practice which is respectful of client’s knowledge and experience and which builds on existing strengths and resources. As a result collaborative working relationships are quickly established in order to facilitate positive change. The services that we provide include:

· Coaching for individuals (children, young people and adults), couples and families
· Stress management for individuals (young people ad adults), couples and families
· Stress management for teams and organisations
· Well-being and Resiliency programs (for example for staff groups, schools, etc.)
· Team development (team days and longer term projects)
· Positive Psychology consultancy (for example leadership development, change management, resiliency)
· Positive co...
The Lab for development specialises in the application of Positive Psychology in order to elicit innovative, yet simple and effective solutions for both individuals and organisations. Our approach is informed by appreciative, solution focused practice which is respectful of client’s knowledge and experience and which builds on existing strengths and resources. As a result collaborative working relationships are quickly established in order to facilitate positive change. The services that we provide include:

· Coaching for individuals (children, young people and adults), couples and families
· Stress management for individuals (young people ad adults), couples and families
· Stress management for teams and organisations
· Well-being and Resiliency programs (for example for staff groups, schools, etc.)
· Team development (team days and longer term projects)
· Positive Psychology consultancy (for example leadership development, change management, resiliency)
· Positive conflict resolution / mediation
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Marta Sokołowska

As a psychologist specializing in educational psychology I reccomend an idea of Mr Tomasz Juńczyk. This is very interesting and needed project. There are many research showing that so called social capital in Poland need to be developed and promote. Awareness of emotions and abilities of control emotions among children should be increased. This is one of the conditions of building the society, that is innovative, open and based on trust.
Marta Sokołowska
Psychologist

Agnieszka Kalisz

My cooperation with Mr. Tomasz Juńczyk started more than 10 years ago. I am convinced that he is credible, creative and ready to implement the present project. I have witnessed his numerous successes in carrying out big projects funded by public contributions and commissioned by outside bodies. I have also consulted my ideas with him and when doing this I always appreciated his multifaceted approach to problems, objectivity and engagement in performing his duties. As a pedagogue I feel that there is a need to create a tool which would support children's emotional development and their psychological resilience. Agnieszka Kalisz, pedagogue, the manager of the project: "eSzkoła - Moja Wielkopolska"

Wojtas Jurkowlaniec Co-Founder at IT Collectiv

As owner of IT Collectiv, company specialized in implementation of new Internet technologies, I'm recommending the idea of mr Tomasz Juńczak, about creating application for children - enhancing emotional development. Observing market of online software I'm sure the need for solutions promoting children development will be growing. Based on my knowledge about Polish online market I believe „Be Strong!” will fit this emerging market.

Maksymilian Wójtowicz

I have been cooperating with Mr Tomasz Juńczyk since the beginning of 2014. I assisted him in realization of few training projects, mainly focused on development of soft skills of students and creation of new on-line tools’ concepts (for example for counselors). I’m fully convinced that personality, skills and determination of Mr Juńczyk are sufficient for successful realization of “Be strong!” project. I know, that so far he executed with success (as a coordinator hired by different external companies) more than 10 projects funded by European Social Fund (some of them worth more than 250 000 euros), so he has not only knowledge in field of psychology but also organizational and financial knowledge, that will let him achieve the goals of “Be strong” project.
Maksymilian Wójtowicz
BasHaus Sp. Z o.o.
Chief of the Board

Katarzyna Kedzierska Właściciel at Copoint

I have been working with Mr. Tomasz Juńczyk from Lab for Development several times and it has to be admitted that he is a psychotherapist of comprehensive and profound knowledge with a great, positive attitude towards Clients. In the course of cooperation Mr. Juńczyk always displayed extraordinary professionalism so I would definitely recommend him and Lab for Development as a trustworthy partner in each and every further project.

Katarzyna Kędzierska
Patent and Trademark Attorney

Monika Bartkowiak

I find cooperation with Lab for Development very inspiring and motivating. Tomasz Juńczyk contributes to the development of innovative approaches to various aspects of mental health and emotional wellbeing. He constantly broadens spectrum of mental health care through treatment, education, and the provision of adapted developmental opportunities - all of which are instrumental to improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning, preventing secondary health conditions, enhancing independent living skills and overall quality of life.
Monika Bartkowiak, psychologist, phd, researcher in Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Anna Stankowska

I have worked with Mgr. Arch., Eng. Arkadiusz Szczerek in the filed of inter-branch projects of warehouse design and construction. In my opinion he is an extraordinary specialist with professional approach, widely experience in construction and design with extensive industry legal knowledge and expertise in additional fields like construction and installations.
Despite of significant level of difficulty of the project and thanks to his professionalism and individual approach our cooperation was very fruitful, timely and successful. The project was completed on time and without any remarks from the Investor.


Assistant Professor Anna Stankowska, PhD
Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw

Anita Machaj Szczerek Advisor at Lab for development

I've been collaborating regularly with Thomas Juńczyk and Lab for Development in the field of psychotherapy and psychology of public health since 2010. I appreciate this cooperation particularly because of the professionalism,customer-oriented approach and a high level of professional ethics, especially important for me. I can confirm that Mr . thomas Juńczyk regularly submit their work supervision and complies with the principles of professional ethics of psychologist of Polish Psychological Association. I realized 4 projects in cooperation with Lab for Development and I can confirm the reliability, knowledge and the usage of the latest achievements of positive psychology and neuropsychology in education, psychotherapy and other projects.
ANITA MACHAJ SZCZEREK phd, psychoterapist

Izabela Stankowska

From: mgr Marcin Siedlecki
As psychologist and researcher (UAM in Poznan, Poland) I strongly reccomend Lab for Development. Its owner, Tomasz Juńczyk, centres on a respect for each individual's unique ways of being in the world and a belief that people cannot be considered separately from their relationships with others and the contexts in which they exist. Tomasz combines an existential and cognitive behavioural approach to enable individuals to face emerging life issues in both pragmatic and exploratory ways. Tomasz Juńczyk is a psychologist who's caring and direct. He uses compassion, wisdom and humor to help clients understand and deal with problems in a way that's respectful and honors their unique situation. I have uploaded this message using Facebook profile of Institute proPORT. In this message you will find a link, confirming my status of university researcher. wse.amu.edu.pl/dla-studenta/dla-studenta/ogloszenia/ogoszenia/mgr-marcin-siedlecki-psychologia-ogolna

Izabela Stankowska

from: dr Zbigniew Bielan
Dear Sir/Madame. I work as a researcher (PhD) at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in Department of Health Promotion and Psychotherapy. In my opinion web application focused on difficult emotions of a child (sadness, fear, anxiety, etc.) is something totally new on polish market. Working as a psychotherpist I have contact with many parents and I know how important is to help them in creating communications skills of their children. Web aplication "Be strong" is focused on creating emotional strenght of a child ("wellbeing"). There are many empirical evidences, which shown that "wellbeing" correlates with physical health, educational and proffesional success. Therefore I will support promotion of game "Be strong".
I have uploaded this message using Facebook profile of Institute proPORT. In this message you will find a link, confirming my status of university researcher. wse.amu.edu.pl/dla-pracownika/dla-pracownika/pracownicy2/dr-zbigniew-bielan

Dawid Oleksiak Psychoterapeuta, Coach at Centrum Psychologiczne Przemiana

I consider it a great privilege to work with Lab for Development. Tomasz Juńczyk treats his clients with the utmost respect and professionalism, while also providing them with practical feedback and time-tested tools that help them to: (1) manage their emotions more effectively (2) cultivate more intimate connections in their relationships (3) shape their lives in ways reflects their deepest values. He is the best advocate of preventative mental health and reducing the stigma attached to emotional problems – both of adults and children.
Dawid Oleksiak, psychotherapist

Agata Goździk Employee at Instytut Geofizyki PAN

As a Leader of big educational project EDUSCIENCE I have been working with Tomasz Juńczyk for 4 years. Each year our cooperation is becoming better and much stronger. On the basis of EDUSCIENCE we made together 3 additional proposals (2 of them with international consortium for Horizon 2020). Tomasz is deeply involved in the gender equality issues and is an absolute professional in that subject, but also is very enthusiastic and authentic in it. He also provided some lectures on positive psychology for the team working in Polish Academy of Sciences. But he not only lectures positive philosophy of living, but also acts in the way consistent with it.

Julia Janicka

Having had the pleasure of teaching Tomasz Juńczyk for nearly two years, I can honestly say he is not only a positive person, but also a psychologist passionate about his work. His extensive knowledge of the subject and his genuine interest in human self-development seem to make him the right man in the right place.

Sebastian Kliwicki

As a memeber of the Board of Institute of Proactive Psychology and Psychotherapy proPORT (Greaterpoland voivodeship, Poznań) I reccomend Mr Tomasz Juńczyk as a professional psychotherapist and very creative person, constantly searching for new ways for helping people. Idea of wellbeing is very close for me (I’m a psychotherapist with 10 years expierence and academic teacher). Empirical researches has shown that promoting wellbeing among children helps them to avoid not only psychological disorders but also physical ones (inter alia, by the development of resistance). I declare that Institute of Proactive Psychology and Psychotherapy proPORT will help to promote new web tool.

Dr Izabela Stankowska, Institute of Proactive Psychology and Psychotherapy proPORT, proport.pl/the-institute

Sebastian Kliwicki

I cooperated with Lab for Development while developing innovative interventions for older adults and children as well. Lab for Development focuses on fostering social innovation to achieve impact, durability and scale by engaging the creativity and resources of all sectors. Tomasz Juńczyk, the owner of Lab for Development, believes that serious social problems can be solved by applying innovative psychological approach. He passionately develops innovative ideas to tackle the complex challenges that confront today's society. This passion for psychology, social innovation and novelty seeking is very inspiring.
Sebastian Kliwicki, PhD, psychiatrist, Medical University in Poznan

Sebastian Kliwicki

I cooperated with Lab for Development while developing innovative interventions for older adults and children as well. Lab for Development focuses on fostering social innovation to achieve impact, durability and scale by engaging the creativity and resources of all sectors. Tomasz Juńczyk, the owner of Lab for Development, believes that serious social problems can be solved by applying innovative psychological approach. He passionately develops innovative ideas to tackle the complex challenges that confront today's society. This passion for psychology, social innovation and novelty seeking is very inspiring.
Sebastian Kliwicki, PhD, psychiatrist, Medical University in Poznan

Paulina Czerniga-Puk psycholog, terapeuta, trener at Centrum Psychologiczne Przemiana

As an owner of a medical clinic "Chirurgia Poznańska" in Poznan (Greaterpoland voivodeship) I reccomend cooperation with Mr Tomasz Juńczyk. He's professional psychologist, with huge expierence and very open-minded. He's been creating many innovative ideas for helping clients with diffrent psychological disordes. I'm a psychologist specialized in psychology of children and I'm sure that idea of "Be strong!" game is very innovative and will help in building wellbeing among children. I’m going to promote the game among parents of my young clients.
Paulina Czerniga-Puk, Medical Clinic “Chirurgia Poznańska”, chirurgiapoznanska.pl/

Przemysław Korach

I've been cooperating with LfD for some time and I have really great respect for their work and future plans. Since the Day One I was impressed with their enthusiasm, communication and professional demeanour. Their recent idea is a great one and I'll be fully supporting them from the start till the finish line. I’ll help them promote and popularize their project among target groups. This is an idea I strongly believe in.