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The life skills taught in Taking Charge are an excellent addition to existing Out-patient, Day Treatment, and Psycho-social rehabilitation (PSR) programs, as well as an adjunct to individual professional medical management.

As this year comes to a close, I am counting my blessings and find that among the things that I am thankful for is Peace of Body Peace of Mind and the Taking Charge classes based on your book.
I cannot promise that “Taking Charge” will reveal one’s life purpose, but I can say with authority that the class made a big difference in my life, and that people of many nations and cultures have enjoyed the benefits of a class I was proud to participate in.
Taking Charge is that vital missing link .... Connecting one's desire to be fully functioning with the "Know How" to accomplish the goal.
Nancy Downes, MA, CPC
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Laurel, MD

Taking Charge is for individuals feeling:

  • Stressed
  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • Panicky
  • Fearful
  • Angry
  • Confused
  • Lonely
  • Different

Taking Charge is designed to address the needs of ALL emotional difficulties, including those which are:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Chronic
  • Severe

Through a system of cognitive-behavioral techniques for symptom management and stress management, Taking Charge participants gain:

  • Freedom from emotional turmoil
  • Direction to a more peaceful life
  • A solid base of self-esteem and confidence
  • Verbal tranquilizers to reshape reactions
  • Freedom from conflict and tension
  • A calm, rational approach to everyday living

Taking Charge teaches participants to shift their focus. Rather than manage an illness or condition, they become adept at managing their Wellness.

Sample Learning / Teaching Aids from Taking Charge

What participants say about Taking Charge

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A partial list of where Taking Charge is teaching individuals how to help themselves:

  • A "core" class at Main St. IPRT (Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment) program in association with Family Services of Rochester, NY.

  • A component in several sections at Rochester Psychiatric Center (RPC), Rochester, NY.

  • The IPRT program of New York-Presbyterian Hospital - The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell, White Plains, NY.

  • A Residential dual-diagnosis in-house program.

  • Several facilities in conjunction with the Los Angeles County (California) Department of Mental Health

  • A clubhouse facility in Minnesota.

Portions of the course have also been introduced in the W.A.V.E.S. "Working on Academic, Verbal and Emotional Skills" Progran for learning disabled, ADD and high anxiety elementary students in NC, and is being taught by several practitioners in association with their private practices.

Ms. VanSickle has presented workshops at several national conventions including:
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH)
The International Association of PyschoSocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS)


For more information on adding this unique and flexible 8-lesson self-help course to your organization's program agenda, or information on training
your staff to teach Taking Charge classes,
please contact:

PLJ Unlimited / Education Department - 623.937.0698

PO Box 5452 - Peoria, AZ 85385-5452

Taking Charge is based on the book Peace of Body, Peace of Mind -
Practical, Effective Techniques for Mental Fitness

by Rose VanSickle

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