- What is Attitudinal Healing?
- The Principles of Attitudinal Healing
- Our History
- The Centre for Attitudinal Healing
- The Serpentine Falls Retreat Centre
- Contact Us
What is Attitudinal Healing?
Attitudinal Healing (AH) is an approach to life that is based on 12 principles to help you find peace and happiness in day to day living.
It is underpinned by the belief that it is essentially our own thoughts, perceptions and attitudes, not other people or outside events, that cause us fear and distress.
Attitudinal Healing encourages us to see the experience of peace as a choice, and forgiveness as the key to happiness. When we recognise that love is the essence of our being, we can let go of fear and feelings of separation and choose love and connection.
By letting go of fearful and painful attitudes, we can find peace and happiness on the inside, no matter what is happening on the outside.
Attitudinal Healing was pioneered by eminent psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr Jerry Jampolsky, whose seminal work has led the American Medical Association to give its Excellence in Medicine-Pride in the Profession Award for his contribution and innovation in the field of medicine and health.
The Principles of Attitudinal Healing
- The essence of our being is Love.
- Health is Inner Peace. Healing is letting go of fear.
- Giving and receiving are the same thing.
- We can let go of the past and the future.
- Now is the only time there is and each instant is for giving.
- We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than judging.
- We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside regardless of what is happening outside.
- We are students and teachers to each other.
- We can focus on the whole of life rather than the fragments.
- Since Love is eternal, death need not be viewed as fearful.
- We can always perceive ourselves and others as either extending love or giving a call for help.
The first International Centre of Attitudinal Healing was established in USA in 1975 by well known psychiatrist and author, Dr. Jerry Jampolsky.
In 1985, Patricia Michalka and Dr Margaret Smith travelled to the USA and invited Dr Jampolsky and his wife Dr Diane Cirincione to lecture in Australia.
Patricia and Donatus Michalka registered the first Centre for Attitudinal Healing (CFAH) in WA as a not for profit benevolent foundation. Dr Margaret Smith was foundation President, Donatus was Treasurer,then C.E.O. Patricia was Secretary, and then Clinical Coordinator.
They conducted community seminars and began training over 100 interested friends, colleagues and members of the general community as volunteer program facilitators.
Through extensive fundraising from within its own volunteer membership and from the wider community, CFAH purchased and built the Serpentine Falls Residential Retreat Centre.
From 1990-1995, CFAH conducted 14 different community programs, reaching an average of 400 people each week. In 1992, the USA based Fetzer Institute bestowed its prestigious US$15000 award on the Perth Centre for its residential “Healing Family Relationships Program”.
The Centre for Attitudinal Healing
The Centre for Attitudinal Healing in Western Australia (CFAH WA) is a not for profit , incorporated organisation conducted by heath care professionals and trained volunteers.
It offers support and education to people in distress and to those seeking more peace and fulfilment in day to day living. For information delivered by CFAH, click here or email us.
All donations made to the Centre are fully tax deductible.
Attitudinal Healing in Perth now functions and conducts AH programs as two autonomous bodies.
The original foundation Centre is known as The West Australian Centre for Attitudinal Healing, (CFAH WA). It conducts its programs at its Serpentine Falls Retreat Centre as well as in the Perth Metropolitan area.
The other more recent Centre is known as Attitudinal Healing WA (AHWA) and conducts its programs in the Perth Metropolitan Area.
The Serpentine Falls Retreat Centre
CFAH (WA) owns and has developed a beautiful residential Retreat Centre, at the base of the Serpentine Falls, an hour’s drive south of Perth. As well its use for Centre programs, it is available for hire by like minded organisations.
For more information about our Retreat Centre, click here.
PO Box 4377
Mosman Park South WA 6012
For bookings and information please phone Gail on (08) 9291 7921.