We live in a world where more and more people, for various reasons, find it increasingly difficult to make time for caring of themselves. Indeed, if we do not understand the nature of our minds and thinking, we cannot understand ourselves. And without proper self-awareness, our actions will only cause problems.
For this reason, the American organization ITSIAA wants to cooperate in creating centers around the world, where people can get away from their daily routine, even if only for a few hours. These centers would provide an environment that fosters an understanding of self-issues that provide tangible support for clarity in living.
Our aim is for people to meet in these centers not to reflect on the thoughts of others, but to understand themselves by themselves. This means that those who attend will contemplate together and collaboratively explore why people get caught up in myriad problems, fears, desires and conflicts. They will take a critical look at the nature and functioning of the mind while getting in close contact with their thoughts and emotions. Therefore, meetings at the study centers will not be for relaxation and entertainment. Instead, they will be for intense work with ourselves.
ITS Learning Centers want to provide opportunities for people who are ready for seriously engaging with themselves and accordingly with life, laying the foundations for a future society where our children can live in safety and prosperity, without fear.
However, ITS Learning Centers will not have a manager or a trainer to set the specific schedule and topics of the meetings, but counsellors. Counsellors are individuals with an inspiring approach, who are aware of their own limits and abilities, and who can create an atmosphere in which the attendees can explore their own creative problem-solving skills. In this way, a lively, vibrant and highly energetic relationship can develop during the meetings.
ITS Learning Centers are intended to be places where meetings are guided by the seriousness of the people present and their need to know themselves.
Groups attending ITS Learning Centers will be supported by the presence of counsellors who are certified ‘ITS Lead Instructors’.