Why are we called Personal Transformation Institute?

Deborah Kennard, MS, PTI Founder We are called the Personal Transformation Institute for a reason.  We offer an invitation for Personal Transformation for all who seek it.  Notice we say all who seek it and not all who need it.   This includes: Training Participants...

The Dance of the Answer

              It was our 9th or 10th session.  They all blurred together.  It almost felt like de ja vu.  We weren’t getting anywhere. The client was not experiencing any movement and was getting frustrated.  I was getting...

The 4 E’s of Resourcing: The S.A.F.E. approach to resourcing

Written by Deborah Kennard, Founder of Personal Transformation Institute.     The concept of resourcing causes much confusion in the therapy world. There are resources like “grounding” and the “container exercise” that many view as techniques to be performed on the...

Memory: How the Past Manifests Within the Truth of the Moment

By Deborah Kennard, MS, PTI Founder When you hear the word “memory” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s something positive, like a fond memory from your childhood. Or maybe the word “memory” activates for you a string of unpleasant life events. Either way, the word itself...

Welcome Bennett, a Luminous, Shining Star!

I am forever changed by the brilliance of love, manifesting as a tiny baby boy named Bennett. On Saturday, November 10, 2018 I met a brilliant shining star at 7:36 p.m. Bennett was born and before I saw his face I knew his light. I’ve known him forever in my...

Permission to be Patient

“Whether you’re patient or not, time will pass, life will continue to move forward. Choosing patience simply makes the journey less nerve-racking.” Franco Colomba Alice Stricklin, LMFT is a PTI Trainer. She lives near Nashville, TN. One of the greatest gifts we can...

Welcome and Trust: A Journey to Authentic Spirituality

“Faith in the biblical sense does not mean maintaining that certain assertions are true; rather it is a relationship of trust between humanity and God. God believes in us. God trusts us and hopes that we return the compliment. Because God has confidence in us,...

Relationship, Balance and Connection with Authentic Spirituality

 Author, Alice Stricklin, LMFT, MFT is a trainer for PTI, Personal Transformation Institute Alice has a special interest in how to work with Christian clients with S.A.F.E. EMDR.  She is in private practice in Lebanon, TN. I identify myself as several things.  I am a...

Did Meditation Save the Soccer Team?

The recent story of the Thai boys soccer team and their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, has been an incredible show of human spirit and community. One specific part of this story that caught my attention was the acts of the coach, who is a former monk, and his ability to...

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