December 2016 The Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute is a small organization with an important and powerful mission: we train professionals, parents and peers to use Dr. Eva Reich’s Gentle Bio-Energetics to create a safer environment for the newborn and mothers and individuals who have suffered trauma. Our budget is small, the needs are great and I believe it is more important than any time in the past for our message to be given voice. We teach the importance of touch, safe environments, community support and loving assistance. The demand for our work is increasing and we are working very hard to meet that demand. Just this past year, my assistant trainers and I have worked across Europe and North America to introduce more than 1000 individuals to Eva Reich’s Gentle Bio-Energetics, including: 8-Day Advanced GBE Training Programs in Latvia, Poland and Greece GBE Good Beginnings Training - Poland and Greece- Eutokia center Workshop at European Association Body Psychotherapy Congress in Athens Developed contacts in Norway, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, for future training programs Presentations of GBE in Gozo, Malta Supervision programs for trainees in Latvia, Greece, Poland, and Lithuania Psychodrama Birth Workshop in Latvia for adults having had difficult births Training for student assistants to enable future expansion of programs Developed promotional videos We see both the need and opportunity to expand our work even further in 2017, including new programs in Singapore, Norway, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Portugal.
Quite simply, our work cannot be done without your help. I am deeply grateful for all the support we have been given from our generous and caring donors and sponsors. And we need your help now more than ever. You see our programs are not financially self-sustaining on their own. We strive to keep our offerings affordable for those who need them most, recognizing that this approach is not in itself a "business model" that allows for a positive operating margin. Your contributions make up the difference…and make the difference in our sustainability. Just as our students are making a difference in the lives of so many, so too do you make a difference in their ability to get solid training in our proven methods. "I have been training and working with individuals for 30 years, I have seen the impact of Gentle Bio-Energetics in the lives of those who have participated in our workshops. Your contribution is an investment in the lives of others seeking to expand their helping skills." Richard Overly I sincerely hope you will consider a gift to the Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute this year. No doubt, there are many causes which deserve your support. I would be deeply grateful if our Institute is one of those you choose to support. I thank you for your thoughtful consideration. Gratefully, Richard Overly, President and Director of Training Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org) To donate: The Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Our Mission statement: We will make available the theory and practice of Eva Reich’s Gentle Bio-Energetics with kindness and compassion to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute, 70 Woodfin Pl. Ste 419 Asheville, NC 28801