"I believe that every veteran should be exposed to the Three Principles during discharge from the service, not just those with PTSD, because the message I received from the training was 'Coming Home to Peace' inside of myself."
- Beverly Kobie, US Army
Center for Sustainable Change was able to offer a small pilot version of its THRIVING vs Surviving veterans program in Charlotte, NC, in April, 2016. Beverly was the only female vet in the group of five. She came to the three-day event with a lot of skepticism, after years of traditional and non-traditional treatment for PTSD. In the quiet, caring environment of our talks about the Principles, she heard her own wisdom. Today, she is a supporter, ready to advocate for anything Center for Sustainable Change can do for veterans.Read more
I'm sure that you know -- probably personally -- my dear friend and colleague Ami Chen Mills-Naim. Ami co-founded CSC with her father in 2004 and nurtured our organization for more than ten years. Ami and I have known each other since 2006 and have worked closely together for most of the years since. Some time ago I shared with the CSC community that Ami, while remaining a primary facilitator and consultant with CSC, has over the last two years built her own coaching and education organization -- Ami Chen Coaching and Education -- based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I'm sharing this information with you again because I am so excited about the many opportunities Ami is now providing. I felt that everyone connected with CSC should be, for their own personal benefit, familiar with Ami's in-depth offerings.Read more
It's a glorious day here in North Carolina. I trust that, regardless of the weather where you are, you will recognize with gratitude the beauty and splendor of TODAY.
What a fabulous response we received to our interest survey! The results have given us very clear marching orders for a new program we will be announcing soon, to begin early in January 2017 – Awakening Community Circles.Read more
(Mette Louise Holland, a 3P-based psychologist in Denmark, has provided this interview with her client Ida, 15 years old. Ida has agreed to allow us to share this beautiful simple truth about our healthy nature.)
I was suffering from severe depression and social anxiety when I met Mette Louise. I had tried to take my own life once and I was planning on doing it again.
Previously, I had seen another psychologist for a year or so, but nothing really changed. We talked about how I was feeling and in some periods I felt a little better, but I didn't feel any real change. Then suddenly I felt really horrible again. It was all ups and downs with no end to it. It felt like my condition was slowly getting worse. I was beginning to give up hope that I would ever be okay.Read more