Attitudinal Healing International
  March 2011  


Attitudinal Healing retreat at Santa Sabina, San Rafael, California

Attitudinal Healing Workshop at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael

April 1 - 3

Opening Night Session with Jerry Jampolsky, M.D.
Diane Cirincione, Ph.D.

2 Days Intensive Workshop Hosted By Trish Ellis and Carolyn Smith

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  Calendar of Events


Mar 5 Working with Physical Challenges and Chronic Conditions
Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA

Mar 6 AHC-Oakland: The Gathering
Mill Valley, CA

Mar 25-27 The Resilient
Heart Seminar

Easton, PA

April 1-3 AH Workshop
Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA

April 17& 24 PBS Television Special on Forgiveness

April 22-24 AH Facilitator

Douala, Cameroon, Africa

Aug 19 and 21 AH Talk and

London, England


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Jerry the Cat's Cattitudes

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Gerald Jampolsky, M.D.”

  Love is Letting Go of Fear


Love is Letting Go of Fear by Dr. Gerald Jampolsky

Dr. Gerald Jampolsky’s classic book on personal transformation has been newly revised to reflect the challenges of the 21st century and yet still holds onto its basic core principles of forgiveness, living in the now, and finding inner peace.

“Its principles have helped me find a sense of inner peace, joy, and happiness beyond what I had ever experienced before or thought possible.”

— Carlos Santana



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AH International represents and supports independent Centers, groups, and resource persons who use the universally accepted Principles of Attitudinal Healing for healing their inner and outer worlds and for making a positive difference. We are an ever-expanding global network supported by a multicultural community located in numerous countries on five continents.

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Releasing AH Videos

Attitudinal Healing on Sixty MinutesWe have just begun the exciting process of releasing AH videos from our archives. They are being posted on our new YouTube channel as well as the AHI website.

The featured video is "The Heart of Attitudinal Healing," a collage of poignant experiences that bring to life the transformative effect of the Principles of Attitudinal Healing and the Support Group model.

Also on our YouTube channel are AH Videos, including interviews with Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione, videos on AH Centers and Groups, AH Testimonials and our latest category, Jerry the Cat's Cattitudes. If your Center or Group has a video to share, or if you have a personal story about Attitudinal Healing click here to let us know and we'll be happy to add it to our channel.

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Center for Attitudinal Healing - North Bay

The universal acceptance and organic nature of Attitudinal Healing around the world allows it to be adapted to needs and visions locally. Just as in nature, everything at some level is in metamorphosis — changing in shape and form. The original Center for Attitudinal Healing, founded by Jerry Jampolsky and Friends in 1975 in Tiburon, California also continues to evolve.

CAH - North BayThe first Center inspired the growth of independent Centers and Support Groups on five continents as a demonstration model for using Attitudinal Healing in the Peer Support Group Model it pioneered. This was done in a number of different, replicable programs for adults, adolescents and children. Over time the Center developed school programs both locally and elsewhere.

Today, all of the Facilitators and Support Groups from the original Center have evolved to Center for Attitudinal Healing — North Bay in keeping with the original intent of the work. The local and international school and community programs have evolved to CorStone (see article below about their wonderful work in India). The global development of Attitudinal Healing is now supported and mentored by Attitudinal Healing International.

CAH-North Bay offers Support Groups and Facilitator Training as well as other trainings in Attitudinal Healing. Like many other Centers today, they are based in the community with their groups in local hospitals and other locations in Marin, Napa, and San Francisco Counties.

Attitudinal Healing Workshop at Santa SabinaCAH - North Bay continues the decades old tradition of trainings available at Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, California, offered at low cost with scholarships available for those unable to pay. They continue to flourish and carry on the original tradition of free support services staffed by volunteers who are there to help others as well as heal themselves.



Attitudinal Healing - India

In October 2009 CorStone (formerly The Center for Attitudinal Healing - Sausalito) launched its Children’s Resiliency Program (CRP) in India. The program commenced with a 5-day intensive training in New Delhi, for approximately 50 teachers and school administrators attending from 10 schools, all serving severely low income children ages 10–18 years. Attendees travelled from schools from as far north as Kashmir to attend the training which was conducted by Steve Leventhal (Executive Director - CorStone) and Richard Cuadra (former Adult Programs Director - CorStone, therapist , and experienced AH trainer from Cuadra Seminars).

Attitudinal Healing in India - Children's Resiliency ProgramThe teachers/administrators all received training in (a) Positive Psychology theory and practice, (b) Attitudinal Healing peer support facilitation, and (c) Restorative Practices (conflict resolution / community building). With the initial training completed, the teachers established weekly peer support groups at their respective schools, using a 6 month curriculum for the children developed by CorStone based on the above models.

Phase II of CorStone’s project occurred recently in Surat, India January 27 – 31, 2011 A 5-day training for 70 teachers and community leaders was held to implement the next stage of the program in India. The teachers will be facilitating a 26-week program for 1,000 high poverty adolescent girls, all from the 'Dalit' caste. The program has been generously funded in part by Abbott Labs and Nike Foundation.

Attitudinal Healing in IndiaThe Attitudinal Healing days of the training program were facilitated by Carolyn Smith, a core committee member of the Center for Attitudinal Healing – North Bay and co-founder of the CAH – Moscow. Co-facilitating with Carolyn was Dr. Joe Kerry, former President of the Board of the first Center for Attitudinal Healing. Both are very experienced trainers with AH International. The following is Carolyn Smith's brief account of her experiences.

Attitudinal Healing - India, continued

"From 27-31 January 2011 Joe Kerry and I led three days of Attitudinal Healing and facilitator training for 70 women in Surat, a city of 2 million in the Indian state of Gujarat. Most of the women were from one of the lowest Indian castes and have lived their entire lives in a slum. Some of them are members of the Federation of Slum Women, a local organization created to help improve the living conditions of slum-dwellers.

The women who attended the training will be paired with teachers (some of whom were also at the training) to conduct a 6-month curriculum for 500 low-caste, slum-dwelling girls. The goal of the program is to build self-esteem and give the girls tools for resolving conflicts, recognizing strengths within themselves and strengthening their coping skills. The training Joe and I carried out was focused on the core principles of Attitudinal Healing – essence, forgiveness and choice. We led experiential exercises in pairs and small groups, and also taught the women basic skills for group facilitation, such as listening, reflecting and asking questions.

Attitudinal Healing in India - Women's support groupWe were struck by the open-heartedness and receptivity of the women at the training. Most of them had never been to a workshop before, but instead of being wary or doubtful about why we were there, they accepted us completely and were totally open to themessage we brought. When we taught about the first principle (“The essence of our being is love”), these women knew exactly what we were talking about; in fact they seemed to embody it.

Joe and I were taken to visit the slums where these women live, and were struck by the squalid and overcrowded conditions that Americans would find intolerable. Open sewage ran down the middle of some streets, dogs, goats and chickens wandered in and out of human living quarters, mounds of rubbish were piled everywhere. The average home was one small room in which five, six or more people live. Most had a bare light bulb to provide light, but none had a bathroom, running water or refrigerator. The women fetch water every day from community faucets and most of them cook outside on small charcoal stoves because there is no room to cook inside.

We were told that one slum of 20,000 has no toilets at all; people go to a nearby open space that has become a giant open-air toilet. It’s a huge public health hazard, especially when periodic floods put the area underwater. Despite living in such wretched conditions, everyone that we met in the slums welcomed us. The children followed us in packs, smiling, laughing and wanting to shake our hands. Adults invited us into their homes. There is no privacy in the slums and everyone knows everything about what everyone else is doing. At the same time there is a sense of community that most Americans can’t even imagine.

Attitudinal Healing in India - street sceneWe learned that even living in a slum, it’s possible for people to be joyful. All in all, the training in Surat was a remarkable experience for both Joe and me because of the tremendous open-heartedness of the participants toward us and their openness to learning about Attitudinal Healing. We would love to go back."



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