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
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.
cannot promise that Taking Charge will reveal
ones 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.
Charge is that vital missing link .... Connecting
one's desire to be fully functioning with the "Know
How" to accomplish the goal.
Downes, MA, CPC
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Taking Charge is for individuals feeling:
Charge is designed to address the needs of ALL emotional difficulties, including those which are:
a system of cognitive-behavioral techniques for symptom management
and stress management, Taking Charge participants
from emotional turmoil
to a more peaceful life
solid base of self-esteem and confidence
tranquilizers to reshape reactions
from conflict and tension
calm, rational approach to everyday living
teaches participants to shift their focus. Rather than manage an illness or condition, they become adept at
managing their Wellness.
Learning / Teaching Aids from Taking Charge
participants say about Taking Charge
the Taking Charge Brochure
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,
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.
Residential dual-diagnosis in-house program.
Several facilities in conjunction with the Los Angeles County (California)
Department of Mental Health
facility in Minnesota.
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.
VanSickle has presented workshops at several national conventions
The National Association of Social Workers
The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral
The International Association of PyschoSocial
Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS)
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,
PLJ Unlimited / Education Department - 623.937.0698
Box 5452 - Peoria, AZ 85385-5452
Charge is based on the book Peace
of Body, Peace of Mind -
Practical, Effective Techniques for Mental Fitness