“AND THEY WENT ABOUT, DOING GOOD”
Dear friends and colleagues,
I honor each of you today, as one of those who “went about, doing good.”
In holy writ, the story is told of one who “went about doing good.” In many cherished religious or spiritual traditions, there are stories of a man, or a woman, a boy or a girl, who went about doing some good in the world by touching the lives of one, or many. These examples inspire us to do the same.
I have likewise been inspired by your examples. I have been blessed to rub shoulders with, and learn from the example of so many of you. Building programs, creating and improving treatments, starting or supporting good organizations, conducting important research, writing, speaking, and the teaching of others. I have seen the promotion of worthy causes, the offering of treatment at cost discounts, and the charitable act of giving treatment without cost. I have witnessed the sweeping of a facility floor late at night, the scrubbing of a toilet, the tired business development worker picking up her suitcase one more time at 1:00 in the morning, and sober board meeting discussions about keeping treatment programs afloat. I have seen the careful creation of a meal for those who need to eat, and the competent and tender care of physicians, teachers, nurses, and care technicians.
I have witnessed the beautiful. I have witnessed the honoring of the worth of an individual human soul with words and actions including: “I am so sad about what happened,” “I believe in you,” “You can do it,” “I care about you,” “I love you,” “You are brave,” “Way to go – you did it!” “I admire you,” and “Thanks for being a good example to me.”
I feel so blessed to be a small part of this industry, this field, this work, this worthy cause, and to be involved in this at the same time, and with similar intention, with all of you – whether you are down the hall at our facility, or within another small office, clinic, or program engaged in the same work, 2000 miles away.
May we remember three key truths about our work: 1) There are broken hearts to be mended, 2) That this one person is worth everything, and 3) That healing is real.
May we never lose sight of the reasons we do this, and remember why we are here. May we transcend any feelings of inadequacy, hesitancy, or fear, and then extend ourselves to those who need our small but critical offering. May we all “Go about doing good.”
With sincerity and with gratitude for your examples to me,
Michael E. Berrett, PhD
Psychologist, CEO, Co-founder
Center for Change, Orem, Utah
Did You Know?
Center for Change understands the unique concerns and needs of those intensely involved in exercise, athletes, and elite athletes. We work closely with coaches and trainers to ensure comprehensive care and renewed energy for return to sport. Holistic exercise is an integral component of the Center’s approach, and focuses on developing intuitive awareness while healing one’s relationship with self, others, and sport.
New Jersey Events Cancelled Due to Hurricane Sandy
In the spirit of safety for everyone in New Jersey and surrounding areas, we feel it is best to cancel the Community Event on Thursday, November 1st and the professional training on Friday, November 2nd scheduled to be hosted at Caldwell College in New Jersey. Although we are disappointed that we won’t get to see you – our colleagues and friends – we understand that the priority for everyone right now is safety, protecting lives and property, and cleaning up once the storm has passed. We will reschedule both events as soon as possible but in the meantime, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
EDCT Annual Forum
November 2nd – 3rd, 2012
Tamara Noyes will be at our booth, please stop by!
IECA Fall Conference
November 7th – 10th, 2012
Stop by our booth and say hi to Tamara Noyes!
November 9th – 11th, 2012
TABS Annual Conference
November 29th – December 1st, 2012
Be sure and say hi to our Business Development Director, Tamara Noyes!
Utah IAEDP Chapter Winter Celebration
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
9:00am – 11:00am
South Jordan, UT
Click here to see the event flyer
To register for this free event, click here
Phoenix iaedp Winter Celebration
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Call from anywhere!
Center for Change Family Week
December 14, 2012
Not open to the general public
Jenni Schaefer is a consultant with Center for Change