"That was a great program! Every hospital and healthcare provider should go through this training because it is so helpful. I used it with a patient the day after!"
– Cathy Stallworth, MD
"RICH Relationships are so important. I never had a framework for them, but I know these are the kinds of relationships we all need. All of a sudden I can understand why my staff behave the way they do and can respond differently. It has already made a difference at work. Thank you SO much."
- Pam Pannell, Project Manager, Retail Reset Operations
"I just wanted to let you know that in my role at church, I have contact with hurting people on a frequent basis. The workshop really helped me have a way of looking at them that has dramatically reduced my stress."
– Valerie Dennison, Ministry Team
"A lot of trouble could be prevented if we practiced RICH relationships."
– Huba Nagy, MD
Many of the concepts on which Risking Connection® is based (e.g., the role of the therapeutic relationship, psychoeducation, empowerment, meaning-making, and the effects of the work on the worker) have theoretical and empirical support that has been extensively published.
"The Helper's Power to Heal and to Be Hurt—or Helped—by Trying," by B. Hudnall Stamm, E.M. Varra, L.A. Pearlman, and E. Giller (2002). Reprinted from Register Report: A Publication of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Washington, D.C.
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'"
- C.S. Lewis
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- E. E. Cummings
"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."
- Henry J. Kaiser
"Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships . . . the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt