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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Integral Resilience and Successful Organizations

Integral resilience within organizations is based on the BHI model which highlights the primary role of Heart in the development of successful organizations. In this context “success” is broadly defined to include traditional benchmarks and metrics of success (i.e. profitability, market share, high productivity, innovation, productive alliances and other collaborative relationships, etc.) but also other parameters including employee health and wellness, the creation of community value, more far sighted risk assessments, and wiser decisions—all of which are closely tied with enhanced BHI competency. Integral resilience reflects a basic premise of BHI, namely that traditional and BHI-centric benchmarks may at times require tradeoffs, but in most cases are synergistic and create new opportunities and possibilities.

BHI Advantage™ is consistent with recent research that positive corporate cultures mitigate stress, foster better employee health, raise productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, build durable trusting alliances—all of which translate into superior outcomes under traditional metrics.

The strongest data to date on the effectiveness of Integral Resilience are from the negotiation and alliance field. The mechanism is clear. A key behavioral skill in negotiations is to stay out of “need” or the delusion that we will die or some terrible misfortune will befall us if we fail to get what we want. This attachment to such a disempowering story line rapidly affects a broad range of other behaviors, which cloud our judgment and impair our ability to make farsighted and wise decisions, including: an intolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity, a propensity toward untested assumptions and reckless impulsive actions, and an inability to accept ‘no’. The rapid benefits of building integral resilience, which is another way of describing a reduction in neediness, can be verified and the skill easily communicated sharing Action Logs and Field Notes, as introduced in Piloting Through Chaos.

Companies that systematically cultivate integral resilience as part of their corporate cultures will naturally see it influence every important corporate function—leadership, strategy, collaborative relationships, product development, marketing and sales, innovation, employee relations, and so forth. Resilient companies naturally look for opportunities to “create shared community value” which Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter urges is an essential element in corporate competitiveness.


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