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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The Resilient Negotiator

Integral resilience instantly resets the dial, recalibrating advantage for the resilient negotiator in every transaction. It also opens opportunities for “super-optimal gains” because the parties have the ability now to see the bigger picture.

Integral resilience, developed through BHI practice, can be a game changer in negotiations. Here are 10 moves in my Artful Negotiation system that are directly enhanced by resilience (BHI) training.

  • Understanding what you want. The greater your resilience, the clearer your intensions. You have less fear, and so your powers of perception increase.
  • Mission of Service. The greater your Heart, the easier it is to See the Big Picture. Naturally, your mission becomes more compassionate and one of service.
  • Few Needs. As resilience increases, neediness goes down. Everything resets once neediness, or the illusion of attachment, diminishes.
  • Few Assumptions/Few Expectations. If you need less, your propensity to delude yourself declines. Assumptions and expectations are a way of converting reality based on neediness to a story of our choosing. As need recedes, you begin to see the world as it is without distortion.
  • Accepting and Exercising the ‘No.’ The more our Heart opens, the more resilient we become, the less we fear accepting or exercising our option to say ‘no.’
  • Paying the Price. Resilience is about a willingness to pay the price. The greater the Heart, the easier to accept the reverses of life.
  • Learning from Errors. Error becomes our friend. We can adapt quickly and precisely.
  • Going Behind the Mask. Most people wear a mask to hide their real feelings and intentions. As our Heart purifies, and the better we know ourselves, the easier it is to observe the shadow in others.
  • Negotiation as Flow. Big Heart and integral resilience are natural states of acceptance, non-resistance, adaptation, balance, and flow. When we are relaxed, we have less need to hold on or to resist. This enables agile response which is a key to effective negotiation.
  • See generally, Julian Gresser, Piloting Through Chaos—The Explorers Mind (2013)

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