Tam’s personal experience includes severe mental health crisis in early adulthood, eventually followed by 20 years as a transpersonal therapist/trainer/group facilitator, and project manager in the third sector. AccepTTranscend was born of her journey through recovery and transformation, and her observation and accompaniment of others through their own journeys.
Tam recognised early on that certain people transcend even extreme adversity, positively tranforming their lives and becoming more effective in the world as a result of what they have experienced. She was inspired to research the common criteria experienced by such people and explore the possibility that such transcendence can be guided, and is possible for all.
To this end, Tam worked with people from a range of backgrounds, from individuals close to home, 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.
AccepTTranscend is the distillation of Tam’s years of experience and study into a dynamic process 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 threads of gold that weave through our challenges, bringing us gifts we often overlook, we can redefine ourselves and our lives to emerge, transformed, into a world of joy, new meaning and endless possibility. -Tam Martin