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Providing "Roadside Assistance" on Life's Healing Journeys  (Online since 1992)

Excursions in Detoxifying the Alienated Conditioned Mind
    People have all sorts of questions regarding their circumstances, and/or Life in general, and
    very few others in their lives have answers for them - and so, in this internet way of life, they
    Google for the answers they need -or want. However, as it was before, often the kind of
    materials they're looking for, are either not available, or are incorrect, misleading or
    incomplete - or filled with technical jargon.

    Thus, Dawn Cove Abbey has become a place and site that is conducive to people's growth and
    healing  journeys: and in this format, an online retreat an study centre, that will help empower
    those in search of improving their lives, or who are looking for information to help loved ones,
    and others.

    As such, these are excursions in Detoxifying the Alienated Conditioned Mind. The site
    contains many informative pages, many stories of hope and success, as well as
    motivationally inspirational ones. The site is dynamic and new material is added regularly. It
    provides Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Health Teaching, Support and Information: it truly
    is a Learning Centre.

    Along with this part of my activities, my desire also is to help people regain and maintain
    emotional and spiritual health (these two also assist in physical healing). All of this is
    supported by my workshops, seminars, and one-on-one guidance, facilitation and support
    to help promote this: see Services.

    A positive healing journey requires at least two things: "Set" and "Setting". And this is an ideal
    setting, in common with other situations where intense experiences may occur, or which are
    hoped for; that includes "Peak Experiences". See the introduction to "About Healing" for more
    on these, here on the site.

    You will find self-help, support, inspirational, and informational pages: information that
    is knowledgeable, factually correct, and helpful.  It is here to provide informative assistance
    for whatever it is that brought you here, whether you're working on improving, re-visioning,
    or repurposing your life: or to understand a person in your life who is in emotional, spiritual
    or mental distress. Counselling, mentoring and guidance are also available.

    Thoughts, feelings and emotions are the food we feed our mind and spirit with. Good food
    produces wholesome wellness: this site is full of "good food" - mind and spirit food. We live
    in a magnificent world teeming with natural beauty, with thousands of vibrant cultures, and
    billions of decent people, all of whom simply wish to live a happy, decent life. But among
    that great diversity are two small, but powerful sub-cultures: the "shaming-blaming" one,
    and the "fear-based" one - these are active in all main cultures.

    They have achieved prominence totally out of all proportion to the actual reality, because of
    the way media, and mental health professionals who should  know better, have jumped on
    their negative band-wagon and portray them as powerful. They really are not dominant, they
    are SUB-cultures. When we see and treat them for what they are; 'SUBcultures', we take
    that power away from them.

    This site is here to help folks to overcome their negative "conditioning". I have nothing to
    sell. My name is Klaas Tuinman site webmaster, and the "staff" - here's my career summary
    and credentials. I simply provide "Roadside Assistance"; you'll find many encouraging
    examples of many, many exceptions to the dysfunctional cultures. All the information
    and articles are FREE - for you to use and hopefully, share.

    Life is meant to be celebrated, see the full meaning of celebration HERE and Celebrate-Life.
    It is my wish that through this site I can assist you in bringing the joy back to your life, and
    help you to be able to celebrate life again. Among other things, you will rediscover an
    essential truth as you browse the site: that People (Others and YOU) are not their "Label",
    their "Disorder", "Complex", "Syndrome", Spectrum", or  their "Disease", and etc. For example,
    we all know of people (perhaps even ourselves as well, who have set "routines" that are
    reminiscent of being O-C (Obsessive Compulsive), but that is NOT a "disorder" or whatever,
    it is a behaviour - a way of organizing and patterning their day, their Life. These are the
    "rituals" and "rites" basically all humans have - with each person having established their
    own variations - as well, people change these "on the go" so to speak, from time to time. It
    is very common, to the point of basically being in the range of "Normal" (see Culture)
    behaviour: and thus it is not a disorder, complex, etc, etc.

    You will also begin to remember that You are not beginning, or going on a journey; you are
    already ON one, and have been since you were born. It's been a constant learning one - see
    more here.  And oh yes, You are Normal!  See "About Healing" and "Culture".

    The Help and Information here are not "Psychological", "Philosophical", nor "Theological":
    rather it is acquired from the wisdom garnered by humans over the ages - and added-to by
    what I learned from my wise elders, and my former clients and students; and through
    observing people in many places and situations during a long  time-frame; as well of course,
    through formal and continuing post-graduate study. They are based on Life in all its
    wondrous vastness, intricacies, variations and "mysteries", as I have come to understand it:
    and now share that with you - through this site.
    I fully believe in people's Human Potential, and their ability to achieve Peak Experiences.
    Assistance is available In-person, and via Distance.
Welcome, and enjoy your explorations
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"One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA © 2007-2019

It is not  for sale; it is Free.
It's my way of Paying It Forward;
and is an ongoing work in progress,
like a
"Never-Ending Story" book.

Dawn Cove Abbey
"Roadside Assistance" for your Journey through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
Comments and Questions are welcome
More Added Regularly

"Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
We're all walking each other home".
~Ram Dass

Every Journey begins with a single step. Yours too; your First step . . .
No one can walk with you till you take that first step, beautiful person.
*Introduction to the healing
process and the approach
taken here; and the nature
of the healing journey itself.
* Description of services that are
available, besides the free
information of the site itself.

* Comprehensive Healing
information and
support section.

* Insightful information &
discussion about Alcoholism
and effects on the
individual, family

* Articles and information
on Relationships,
including Fear of Intimacy

* Comprehensive section on
Dysfunction as result
of addictions).

* About healthy, functional
families (not perfect ones),
including Blended Families

* Adult Children from
families and the effect on
them: incl the Lost Child

* Behavioural Emotional
Issues & Challenges (Anger
Management, Depression,
Phobias, etc) Assertiveness,
Love vs Obsession, etc . . .

* Stress Management

ANXIETY Spectrum*

* Positive, inspiring, and helpful
poems, essays and stories
Positive GOOD READS.


* This is the Main positive
support Directory home page.

Comfort Zone
Routines and Rituals

* Workshops Retreats: Healing

* Counselling -Guidance
(IN-person & Distance)

GRIEF - Bereavement

Life Transitions
("Rites of Passage"
and memorials)
The Communication-Connection
Empowerment Online", was launched in the early
1990's as a BBS (Bulletin Board System - which
preceded the Internet as we now know it).  It was
initially a way of providing my students and
clients with relevant information that was pertinent
to their needs, their journeys, their studies, and
their stories and life pursuits.

At the time, there were few sources for these things
other than libraries, and often these didn't have
what was needed - or was out-dated: I wanted to
provide clients and students with more up-to-
date materials, and with a wider ranging selection.

Students and clients were enthusiastic about this
resource, and it's popularity grew - they would
pass-on the information about it to others - hence
when the Internet became available, I modernized
the project by modifying the material into web
format, and acquired a server location online, making
accurate, and pertinent information etc, that people
needed, and/or wanted, in the same manner:
relevant and up-to-date. I've never looked back: it's
still going and growing strong - making differences
in people's lives - which is my desired goal.