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 Accept Perspective Model for Transformation.
Tam’s personal experience includes severe mental health crisis in early adulthood, followed by 25 years as a transpersonal therapist, trainer and group facilitator, project manager in the third sector, and social 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 Somalia, Syria and Rwanda and survivors of conflict in Eastern Europe. She discovered a common resilience of spirit that seems to exist within all human beings, but is not generally accessible at will. In some it emerges and grows alongside adversity. For others, it needs to be encouraged.
The AccepTTranscend Model for Transformation is the distillation of Tam’s years of experience and study into a dynamic process for personal 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