Help make the Santa Barbara Foundation Behavioral Health and Resilience Educational Series More Personalized, Interactive, and Intelligent, and Directly Applicable to the Communities of Your Greatest Concern.

An App to Fill the Gap!

For Benefactors and Sponsors of the Santa Barbara Behavioral Health Educational Series

Paying Forward Charter Sponsor Packages

  • Our Initial Donation Goal for This Project is $50,000.

Use of Funds:

  • Refining the present program
  • Building, testing, and marketing a special “App to Fill the Gap”
  • Developing other special educational programs in this Behavioral Health Series.
  • Making these programs freely available to economically disadvantaged, minority, and vulnerable members of the community.


  • Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable directly to “Resilient Santa Barbara Fund” at the Santa Barbara Foundation
  • For more please click the FUND button on the top right of your screen.

Springs of Amethysts- $ 100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed individual copies of Piloting through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (Julian Gresser/2013)
  • Free gift membership in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • Amethysts awards plus:
  • 5 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Resilience Reflex Ball

Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of Amethyst and Moonstone awards plus:
  • Public lecture in your honor
  • 10 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, and Opal awards plus:
  • ½ workshop/ training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 15 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Jade Eddies - $10K

  • Amethysts, Moonstone, Opal, and Pearl awards, plus:
  • Two ½ workshop/training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, and Jade awards plus:
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Development and delivery of specialized Behavioral Health and Resilience Program for communities of special concern or interest to you.

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Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Jade, and Sapphire awards plus:
  • 10 hours of dedicated free consulting time to community causes of highest priority to sponsor
  • One full day (1) training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • Special prize award to designated cause of choice.

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Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Sapphire, Ruby awards plus:
  • Two full day (1) training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • Matching grants to designated organizations of choice any time within the next three years.

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General Bibliography/Recommended Readings

  • Shawn Anchor, The Happiness Advantage (2010)
  • Blue Zones: The Science of Living Longer National Geographic Magazine, September (2018)
  • Stephen Harrod Buhner, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal World (2014)
  • Stephen Harrod Buhner, The Secret Teachings of Plants (2002)
  • Kenneth S. Cohen, The Way of Qigong (1999)
  • Norman Doidge Brain that Changes Itself (2007)
  • St Francis Simple Prayer
  • Elmer and Alyce Green, Beyond Biofeedback (1977)
  • Eric Greitens, Resilience (2015)
  • Julian Gresser, Piloting Through Chaos—The Explorers Mind (1985)
  • Julian Gresser,The Explorers Mind (2013)
  • Julian Gresser , Laughing Heart—A Field Guide to Exuberant Vitality for All Ages—10 Essential Moves (2017)
  • Julian Gresser , Integral Resilience—Helping Communities Thrive (2018)
  • Benjamin Huff, Tao of Pooh (1982)
  • Roger Jahnke, Healing Promise of Qi (2002)
  • Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps Score (2014)
  • Daniel Lieberman, The Story of the Human Body (2013)
  • Bernard Lietaer,Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity(2013)
  • Stefano Mancuso, The Revolutionary Genius of Plants (2018)
  • Gabor Mate, When the Body Says ‘No’ (2011)
  • Stephen E. Post Why Good Things Happen to Good People (2007)
  • Lissa Rankin, M.D. Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (2013)
  • Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté, The ResilienceFactor (2002)
  • Blair Ruble, Performing Cities, and also the Muse of Urban Delirium: How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities Into Centers of Cultural Innovation(2018)
  • Rebecca Solnit, Paradise Built from Hell—The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster (2013)
  • Joan Vernikos, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals (2011)
  • Autobiographies of Resilience
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
  • Nelson Mandela—Long Walk to Freedom (1994)
  • Michael Tyson, Undisputed Truth (2013)

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