Message From Dr. Jampolsky
Dear Dr. Abid and the Nishan Foundation,
Thanks so very much for inviting me to write some words about Attitudinal Healing and my experience for your website. It is an honor and a pleasure to do this. I want to thank you and your team for integrating a Center for Attitudinal Healing and Attitudinal Healing Support Groups in to the excellent work of the Nishan Foundation in Pakistan. You serve as an excellent role model for many other countries. I started the first Center in 1975 when I was fifty years old. At that time I was a successful adult and child psychiatrist. I was also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco, California. I was also an alcoholic and my inner life was a mess. I was suffering tremendous guilt from divorcing my wife after a twenty-year marriage.
One day I was making rounds on the pediatric cancer ward with the head of pediatric oncology. I overheard a seven-year-old boy who was dying of cancer asked his doctor: “What is it like to die?”
I could see the question made the oncologist fearful; he changed the subject and asked the boy, his patient, if he had had a bowel movement that day.
I wondered to myself, where do kids go to talk about significant things in their life? I later discovered it was, more often than not, the cleaning lady that was mopping the floor. The next day I received inner guidance to start a group for children who were facing death. I also started a group for their parents and siblings. I trained facilitators who volunteered. Everyone’s goal was to experience inner peace. I applied the Principles of Attitudinal Healing to my own life and began to find a sense of inner peace that was beyond my imagination.
Today there are Attitudinal Healing Centers and Groups all over the world in countries that include Mongolia, The Netherlands, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia, Cameroon, and so many more. To find more information about Attitudinal Healing, please visit www.ahinternational.org.
In a little book called “A Mini Course For Life,” which I co-wrote with my wife, Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D., you can find a brief summary of Attitudinal Healing. I have copied this particular part of the book here.
Diane and I use Attitudinal Healing in every aspect of our lives. We use it in businesses, helping troubled marriages, healing ourselves from negative thinking and making judgments, and focusing on the value of forgiving others and ourselves. If I had not applied the Principles of Attitudinal Healing to my life, I do not believe I would be alive today. I am currently 90 years young, and have devoted my life to serving others and making unconditional love my only reality.
May you, the reader, decide to make forgiving others and yourself as important as breathing. May you see value in retraining your mind and heart to experience only love, which is your natural inheritance.
Gerald G. Jampolsky. M.D.
Founder, Attitudinal Healing
September 11, 2015