Attitudinal Healing

Attitudinal Healing Center

Dr. Habib began to use the Principles of Attitudinal Healing in his own life and finding it life changing incorporated Attitudinal Healing into his treatment model at Nishan a Treatment Facility in Islamabad specializing in Addictions and Recovery. The 90 day inpatient program blends the Principles and the Attitudinal Healing Peer Support Group Model with the 12-step Minnesota Model. In 2007, a mentor friend brought Attitudinal Healing and other western models of healing to a young medical doctor, Talat Habib, in Islamabad. 

What is Attitudinal Healing?

The first time I heard about A Course in Miracles was after reading a little paperback book called Love is Letting Go of Fear written by Gerald (Jerry) Jampolsky MD, a child, and adult psychiatrist. It was such a simple book yet it deeply resonated with me and soon I felt inspired to go purchase the 3 volume hardcover edition of A Course in Miracles.

Some months ago, I felt inspired to listen to an interview with Dr. Jerry Jampolsky and his wife, Dr. Diane Cirincione, a therapist and psychologist. I was feeling ready to release my current job yet I still needed clarity regarding what my next steps were in terms of where I wanted to devote my time and energy. I listened to Diane speak about Jerry’s book, Love is Letting Go of Fear, and how it has sold millions of copies worldwide. In 1975, Jerry established the first Center for Attitudinal Healing in California and Diane joined Jerry in 1981. Over the last 30-plus years, they have worked cross-culturally in 54 countries together and are the recipients of numerous international, humanitarian awards. In 2005, Dr. Jampolsky also received the AMA Pride in the Profession Award. There are now over 100 independent centers and groups located in thirty-three countries on five continents that offer free attitudinal healing services to children and adults facing challenging situations including sickness, life-threatening illness, and other relationship and caregiver issues.

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At the heart of Attitudinal Healing is the belief in the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to be of help to one another, and the idea that we have the power to choose our attitude in any given moment, regardless of circumstances. It is the realization that, ultimately, it is neither circumstances nor people in the past that are causing us to be upset in the moment. Rather, it is our own thoughts, attitudes, and judgments about those things that cause us the distress. Attitudinal Healing is about healing our own minds and hearts to have harmony and integrity in all that we think, say, and do – active ingredients for resolving conflict and bringing about peace of mind. Health is defined as inner peace and Healing is the letting go of fear.

Father of Attitudinal Healing


Jerry is the inspiration behind Attitudinal Healing. He has devoted his life to service, helping individuals and groups transform their attitudes in order to achieve inner peace and well-being. Jerry graduated from the University of Stanford – School of Medicine and is internationally recognized in the fields of psychiatry, health, business and education.

In 1975 Jerry established the first Center for Attitudinal Healing in Marin County, California so that people of all ages, faiths and cultures who are facing illness, catastrophic events, loss and life challenges could have free support services. Since then, a global network of Centers in dozens countries have emerged, offering individuals, families, organizations, and communities tools for transformation in times of great challenge.

Principles of AH

The Twelve Principles of Attitudinal Healing are:

Attitudinal Healing is not a religion, nor is it religious.  People from many cultures, faiths, and denominations, as well as those who follow no faith at all are welcome to participate.” 5

Listening to Jerry and Diane that day crystallized my vision for Coaching for Inner Peace. And a month later I decided to participate in an online training in Attitudinal Healing and soon afterwards I had a conversation Ms. Trish Ellis, International Communications Coordinator & Trainer for Attitudinal Healing International. As we spoke, I realized that I too wanted to be a part of the Attitudinal Healing family. And Trish made it possible for this to be a reality today.

I am deeply humbled, extremely grateful and so happy that Coaching for Inner Peace is officially an independent satellite center of Attitudinal Healing International (AHI). In a way I feel Life has come full circle for me, taking me back again to that day when I first picked up Jerry’s little book.

In 1982 Jerry founded the international project Children as Teachers of Peace, a program that offered children an opportunity to express their feelings, ideas, fears and hopes for a better world. In 1987 Jerry co-founded the AIDS Hotline for Kids. He has also been honored with several international awards including the AMA Excellence in Medicine – Pride in the Profession Award profession award for the invaluable contribution of Attitudinal Healing to the field of emotional and mental health.

Jerry is the best-selling author of numerous books including the classics Love is Letting Go Of Fear, Teach Only Love, and Goodbye To Guilt.For a brief bio and lecture, seminar and workshop information for Dr. Jerry Jampolsky Click here.

Practical Spirituality

Rather, it is our own thoughts and attitudes that are responsible for our distress, and the actions we take as a result of those thoughts and attitudes can hurt us. Healing results when we concentrate on changing our own attitudes rather than trying to change the attitudes of others. Thus, the goal of Attitudinal Healing is self-healing in the face of each life challenge. Attitudinal Healing is not a religion, nor is it religious. People from many cultures, faiths, and denominations, as well as those who follow no faith at all are welcome to participate.” – from Love Is Letting Go Of Fear by Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., 2005 edition.

The goal is not to change behavior, but to retrain the most powerful instrument of change we possess, our own mind. Our approach is based on Twelve Principles, which are offered as suggestions or an invitation, not as rules. These Principles introduce the dynamic of choice, and acknowledge our own inner wisdom. It is up to us to choose whether we wish to move through the fear, conflict or separation we are feeling and experience peace of mind. Attitudinal Healing is highly regarded by the academic and professional community as an effective therapeutic approach for individuals, groups, and organizations. In 2005 founder Dr. Gerald Jampolsky was awarded the American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award for this groundbreaking work.

We define it as spiritual because we refer to ourselves as larger than our bodies in terms of a compassionate nature that is inherent in all of us. It is neither religious nor dogmatic, and it does not conflict with any spiritual or religious orientation, but instead oftentimes enhances them

It is correcting the misperception that we are separate from each other and that others are attacking us. It is relinquishing the need to analyze, interpret, and evaluate our relationships. Attitudinal Healing is simply seeing others as extending love or as being fearful and asking for love. It is letting go of fear and guilt and choosing to see everyone, including ourselves, as innocent. Attitudinal Healing occurs when we make the decision to teach only love.

Benefits of Attitudinal Healing

The Twelve Principles of Attitudinal Healing are spiritual principles that lead us to love and away from fear. I think of the application of these principles as “practical spirituality” that can be used in every aspect of our lives. There is not one area where they do not apply. As we learn to change our attitudes and change our minds, we change our lives.

Some of the possible benefits of Attitudinal Healing include:
  • Experiencing ourselves as love.
  • Finding happiness and inner peace.
  • Becoming a love finder.
  • Counting our blessings.
  • Focusing on love rather than on appearances.
  • Walking through life more lightly.
  • Laughing more.
  • Living in a consciousness of giving rather than getting.
  • Recognizing that there is something greater than ourselves.
  • Successfully letting go of fear, judgments, guilt, being a victim, fear of death, unforgiving thoughts, pain, blame, fear of the past and future, being a fault finder, withholding love from anyone including ourselves, our need to assign guilt or innocence, complaining and listing our hurts, fear of intimacy, and especially the need to suffer.


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