What is to give light must endure burning – Viktor Frankl
AccepTTranscend is an expression of the life’s work (so far) of Tam Martin Fowles, a therapist, trainer, group facilitator, writer, activist and designer of
The AccepTTranscend Model for Transformation
Tam’s personal experience includes severe mental health crisis in early adulthood, the gradual recovery and transcendence of which inspired her subsequent 25+ years as a transpersonal therapist, trainer and group facilitator, project manager and social-entrepreneur in the third sector, and social and community activist.
Recognising early on that certain people transcend even extreme adversity, positively tranforming their lives and becoming more effective in the world, Tam was inspired to research the common criteria displayed by such people and explore the possibility that such transcendence is possible for all.
To this end, Tam worked with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, from individuals who considered themselves and their problems “ordinary” to survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, former freedom-fighters in South Africa, refugees and genocide survivors from many countries including Somalia, Syria, Rwanda and Eastern Europe. She discovered a common resilience of spirit that seems to exist within all human beings, but is not always accessible at will. In some it emerges and grows alongside adversity. For others, it needs to be encouraged. This is the goal of the AccepTTranscend Model.
The AccepTTranscend Model is the distillation of Tam’s years of experience and study into a dynamic process for personal and community transformation that has proved effective and sustainable at many levels. She has been successfully guiding others in this process since 2012.
By learning to recognise the gold that weaves through our challenges, bringing us gifts we often overlook, we can redefine ourselves and our lives to emerge, transformed, into a world of joy and endless possibility.
-Tam Martin Fowles