The Wise Ways Fellowship is a group of ordinary people endeavoring to become more mindful and wiser in how we manage our own lives. We know that we can not control other people, places and things, but we can control our own thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. We can choose thoughts, attitudes and behaviors which promote our own happiness, rather than becoming reactive to people and events around us.
Our literature, talking circles and support groups help us to become more aware of our inner and outer experiences, more accepting of what we cannot change, and wiser and more courageous about changing what we can. We call this the "3 A's" of our program: Awareness, Acceptance and Action.
There is no cost for joining our Fellowship and there are no fees for attending our meetings. Each talking circle and support group maintains itself only by donations. A new member can join the Fellowship by simply going to Wise Ways meeting and then emailing our Fellowship Secretary, Deborah Stamm, at email@example.com, labeling your message as "Wise Ways" and giving your name, postal address, email address and phone number. Deborah will put you on our email list for gatherings in Anchorage, Alaska. If you do not live in Anchorage, but would like to order our literature just to read or to possibly start up a support group in your area, please also indicate that in your message.
The Wise Ways Fellowship is a not-for-profit organization with IRS examption status for donations from participants in the United States. We are led by a Board of Directors which presently consists of four licensed psychotherapists interested in supporting mindfulness practices and positive psychology principles in their own lives as well as in the lives of their clients and Wise Ways Fellowship members.
The Wise Ways Board of Directors
1) Bruce Bibee, M.A. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. His master's degree is from the Transpersonal Psychology Institute in California. He has worked extensively with anger management and trauma recovery issues and is now doing PTSD recovery counseling for military personnel in Anchorage. He also has a black belt in Kung Fu San Soo and manages a martial arts and self-defense training center in Anchorage. He is presently writing a book for trauma survivors. He can be reached at 907-562-1241.
2) Janet Lindeman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, at 711 Barrow St. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College, a Masteers of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University, a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of Alaska, and a Doctorate Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Washington State University. She grew up in the Philippines and China with Christian missionary parents and is self-educated in inter-faith traditions, including yoga and mindfulnes practices. She is the author of 365 Wise Ways to Happiness which has been published by the Wise Ways Fellowship, of which she is President. She can be reached at 907-250-0801 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Deborah E, Stamm, MSCP, is in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, at 2605 Denali St., #203. She has a Masters in Counsling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, an MTS from Vanguard University of Southern California, and has done post-graduate studies in organizational leadership and development at Regent University, Virginia Beach. She has worked extensively with the chronically mentally ill as well as with inmates in California prisons. Deborah is a certified drug counselor and also holds a degree in theological studies. She has specialized training working with at-risk-youth with mental health, behavioral and addiction issues. She can be reached at 907-677-7636 or at email@example.com.
4) Bonnie Wickes, Psy.D.,is an Anchorage psychologist in private practice for over twenty years. She received a B.A. in English from Bluffton College in Ohio, a master's degree in psychology from the University of Anchorage, Alaska, and a doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is currrently doing contract work providing support to servicemen and women, their families, and civilian staff on military bases overseas. She contributed a chapter regarding attachment concepts from both western psychological and Buddhist perspectives to an edited book, Handbook of Attachment Interventions, and more recently, published a personal piece about her father in an organic farming journal. She can be reached at 907-274-1333.
The Anchorage Wise Ways Fellowship now has a Therapists' Mindfulness Support Group meeting Monday evenings 7-8:30 PM at Deborah Stamm's office. Please contact her at 677-7636 for more information. Jan Lindeman, Ph.D. also has a Mindfulness Training Psychotherapy Group meeting Tuesday evenings 6:30-8 PM. at 711 Barrow St., Anchorage. Contact her at 907-250-0801 for more information.