Anastasia Rosen-Jones, a retired psychotherapist with close to forty years in the mental health field, was widely recognized for her innovative and powerful treatment strategies before she lost her eyesight in 1998.
|Anastasia and Abkhazian Elder,|
Murat Yagan, put their heads
together about peace.
Both her greatest love and her greatest impact were in developing and running a model therapeutic community that treated relationship and personality addictions.
Through her research and clinical treatment in conjunction with mentor, Martin G. Groder, M.D., Anastasia became one of the first clinicians to identify and treat the addict personality; working with power addictions was the specialty of the duo.
While blind, Anastasia discovered the ancient teachings of Abkhazian communal living through Murat’s guidance. These traditions, modeled today in British Columbia, place spirituality and altruism at the center of day-to-day life. With Murat’s support and guidance Ms. Rosen-Jones evolved her clinical treatment skills into an art form that provides a bridge between the healthy psychological, sociological, biological and spiritual. That art form is, today, expressed through New Horizons/ Small “Zones Of Peace” Project. Mission – building “exceptional communities.”.
Ms. Rosen-Jones, New Horizons Executive Director and Founder of these projects functions now as a public speaker, community development consultant and trainer. She is the author of five books and numerous articles., including The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard, now in progress. Recently Ms. Rosen-Jones has re-connected with her passion for sociological research through New Horizons’ “new” Possible Human, Possible Society Study.