PROPOSALS

If you have a great idea that can have a positive impact click the link below to submit your proposal
Submit Your Proposal

This is our growing list of Positive Proposals the PSC intends to sponsor, and precisely why we are seeking resources to obtain the necessary permits and organize a series of events to build more positive energy. Thanks

YES – I want to support the PSC Mission. Perhaps you want to nominate or refer someone to participate in our goals.



The PSC is organizing a variety of programs that will offer you:

  • Workshops & Lectures
  • Events & Competitions
  • Library of Positive Psychology
  • Some events will be in NYC others may be held in our Hudson Valley Center
  • We are collecting valuable proposals that are worth sponsoring because they promise to have a positive impact on the community. These proposals come from a variety of perspectives and reflect the diversity of our vision to promote good ideas that can help people in some way.
  • A beautiful center you will enjoy visiting with plenty of activities or a place to just rest, reflect and recharge. Come visit our fabulous retreat. We offer many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and search for inner peace.
PSC – Creating Our Center

Bio

Dr. Ryder is the founder and President of PSC Inc. Together with a group of dedicated visionaries we have established this corporation to create a greater positive impact on our world, both locally and globally. Dr. Ryder is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience and has been a major advocate of positive psychology. He is written and lectured about the subject around the USA and internationally. Now he has focused on building a center for everyone to be able to enjoy learning about the useful tools that psychology can offer to make life easier, more rewarding and valuable.

Proposal

The PSC has been established to increase the positive impact of positive psychology through a variety of educational, social, and online activities. This website will become our main portal to offer valuable information to make life easier. The PSC is also developing our 5 acre park into a retreat for people to visit, rest, explore, enjoy and recharge. We have already completed the construction of a large Log Cabin on the property facing a lake with a westerly view. This will serve as our main center where people can come learn about positive psychology and immerse themselves in a variety of experiences that will be fun and rewarding. This website explains many of the various events and activities that the center will offer. Please be aware that the center is constantly growing and expanding with new ideas and opportunities for people to explore.

Budget

As a non-profit corporation, the PSC is currently running a Capital Fund Drive to raise the resources to pay for the construction and development of the land we own. As a public trust, any support we receive will serve the greater good way into the future. We currently intend to raise the first million dollars to fully develop the land and sponsor the various programs and activities of our group. The estimated cost of the completed infrastructure is about $550K so, any money we raise will be utilized to facilitate the development of this major project. As we raise more money, we intend to sponsor more activities and projects that will ultimately promote positive psychology. You can find the various programs described on this website as examples of what we are planning to do. All donations are tax-deductible according to the law (please consult your accountant). We are very happy to obtain your support in any amount or any form. We appreciate everyone's help even if it is just your moral support - thanks! NOTE: we have already successfully raised over $185,000 since we began our Fund Drive in 2016. Wow - that's great! We must collect another $65,000 before the end of the year.

Results

We have successfully established the center and we have begun to organize a large variety of events that will be enjoyable, rewarding, educational, and in some way promoting the general concepts of positive psychology. The main focus will be to help individuals identify their own strengths, virtues, skills, talents, abilities, etc, and to help people use those positive attributes to increase well-being, personal growth, physical health, prosperity and promote the most positive impact we can on our community. We predict that the center and this website will continue growing in size and activity over the next few decades offering more value to participants and the general public. Please join this effort and promote more positive energy!

PARENTING CHALLENGING CHILDREN THE POSITIVE WAY

Bio

Dr. Ryder is the founder and leader of the PSC. As a positive psychologist he has helped guide many families with troubled relationships and offered insight and advice on how to improve the communication between all the parties. He demonstrates that as people better understand the dynamics of the different relationships, it becomes much easier to change the behavior and improve relations. The key goal is to teach everyone to push one another in a positive direction.

Proposal

A series of Lectures on how to use Positive Psychology to help parents with difficult children or adolescents. Your children are your greatest investment and can be a fantastic source of reward or be a terrible burden. This program is first for the parents of youngsters with a complicated life. We will go over a variety of issues that are common to the troubles parents have with their children. Learn how positive psychology can be utilized to help parents become more effective with their children. There are many good strategies that can give parents the leverage to persuade their children to act more appropriately, study more effectively and become more mature and responsible. The second part of this program will also offer the young people an opportunity to discuss their options and determine how to approach their parents and teachers with better results.

Budget

The budget is $650 per lecture. We are requesting $1950 for a series of 3 lectures.
This will include the cost of renting the space and advertising to promote this event to the public. We can also accept space and advertising as donations.

Results

Positive Psychology always offers valuable information to help people manage stress more effectively and achieve goals. The tools that it teaches equips people to see easy to utilize alternatives that improve relationships. When we help others identify better ways to relate, it becomes easy to rely on those techniques. These lectures will offer practical, simple to follow advice to facilitate dramatic, observable changes in the behavioral relationships of parents and their children. The stress in relationships is just a natural part of family growth. The tools Dr. Ryder provides will help parents have a bigger and better impact on their children. A question and answer period will offer anyone an opportunity to ask Dr. Ryder specific questions.

This will give the audience the tools required to help difficult young people adapt and relate more effectively.

To reserve your seat please respond by clicking on Contact above request however many seats you would like, we will send you an invitation with the details. Thank You.

Family Dynamics
The Gauntlet

Bio

Dr. Ryder is a psychologist and achievement coach with over 35 years of experience helping people achieve personal goals. He has designed a challenging Gauntlet that requires each individual to test their physical and mental skills. As an extreme sport enthusiast, magician, martial arts student and scientist, he utilized all his experience to develop this Gauntlet as the ultimate challenge for people who like to test themselves.


Proposal

We intend to build a Gauntlet that challenges people in many ways to build confidence, stamina, resilience and problem solving skills. The Gauntlet poses a variety of obstacles and problems to solve which test each individuals mental and physical abilities to solve problems, perform difficult feats of strength, agility and stamina. With over 20 obstacles the course is challenging and inspiring because through out the course every person discovers how to break through limitations and achieve more. The purpose of the Gauntlet is to build confidence, resilience and problem solving skills. So that everyone feels accomplished at the end.
In comparison to similar courses (Tough Mudder, Iron Man, etc.) this one relies more on thinking than only strength. The challenges require each person to develop their skills more than just utilize what they have. It is a rewarding, fun experience that helps participants feel peak performance and smart at the same time.
We intend to construct 3 levels, one for children 8 years till 14 and another for 13 to 18 years old and one for adults 18 and older. Some parts are run individually, other parts require a team effort. This is designed to build both individual independence and cooperative effort.


Budget

We need approximately $19,500 per age group or about $58,500 to build this course. The Gauntlet will be designed through the property. The obstacles must be constructed to be strong, safe and very challenging. There are large obstacles are made of wood, metal, ropes, tires etc. mostly outdoors and small obstacles puzzles that must be solved to continue on the course. An electronic system will be used to monitor participants speed and time to go through the course. We need contributions to develop the property and construct the Gauntlets. Please support the mission.

Results

Anyone who even attempts this Gauntlet will demonstrate their own passion for excellence and prove to themselves that they have the motivation, determination, skills and abilities to even attempt a very challenging group of tasks. Those who can perform exceptionally well, get a further boost of personal confidence and exhilaration that they beat the odds. People can repeat the course until they feel a true sense of accomplishment. This challenge offers everyone the opportunity to test, develop, and utilize their strengths and abilities that certainly increases the positive perspective both internally and externally. Once it is completed, we expect the Gauntlet to generate income by charging people a small fee to run the course. Those who beat a time challenge successfully would be able to win a prize or even a financial reward besides the pride of achievement.

GAUNTLET in the Movie First Knight with Gere – Well at least something like that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARNESS the POWER of POSITIVE ENERGY

Bio

Dr. Ryder will personally run these interactive classes on the practical ways to maximize and utilize positive energy in your personal, social and professional life. He is the founder of the PSC and has over 35 years of experience leading workshops on positive psychology. He is known as a dynamic engaging speaker.

Proposal

This program intends to develop a school of positive psychology teaching people how to harness their own positive energy and utilize it more effectively to overcome obstacles and achieve their personal goals. This will be a series of classes, workshops and educational programs to explain the specific ways that you can easily identify your strength, and learn to apply them more practically to enhance your power to deal with challenges better and cope with problems more easily. Discover new ways to harness the positive energy you already have to make your life better.

Budget

This project includes developing the curriculum, class structure, educational materials, and will include the operating budget of approximately $55,000. Part of this expense will be applied to developing the online educational platform with videos and interactive learning aids.

Results

This program will give each participant practical tools to be more aware of their positive attributes, strengths and capabilities. The classes, lectures and exercises will prepare people to develop their potentials and manage stress more effectively. This school program will be able to serve the needs of 100 - 300 individuals a year at the center and countless others through the online resources. All together we expect this to have a growing positive impact on all participants.

Dr. Ryder
High Performance Selling

Bio

John Richard is an award winning sales executive with over 30 years of corporate sales experience. He has served as an account manager and a sales trainer for Fortune 1000 companies.

Proposal

This workshop will include account and territory management. We will review techniques to overcome objections, develop strong sales presentations that work, identify decision makers and improve telemarketing and closing skills.

Budget

Each workshop will last a full day and will cost $3500 complete for a group of 10-20 individuals.

Results

The participants will have an opportunity to develop their sales skills, improve their communication skills, and increase their sales performance. This will enhance their self confidence and allow the growth of prosperity.

Positive Mind Set Through Wonder, Mindfulness and Artfulness

Bio

Ben Robinson is an internationally acclaimed illusionist and author of 14 books.

Proposal

To create a seminar for personal discovery of inherent, often unrecognized traits and talents that enhance wellness in the individual. Participants will learn the basic precepts of simple magic tricks, mindful observations, and knife throwing. These are skills anyone can learn to master to feel the amazing moment of achievement. A powerful lesson in life.

Budget

The cost of this seminar for approximately 10-20 people will be about $3500 for a weekend. This will include professional guidance by Ben Robinson hosted at the PSC.

Results

The participants will feel an enhanced sense of perception and physical skills will offer them a life long gift. If they continue to practice, this will continue to develop their skills to improve their world and enjoy doing it more, helping to develop each individuals positive mind set.

Life Is A Movie

Bio

Susan Porro was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1991 I told my mom I was going to the dentist when I’m fact I was auditioning for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Much to my parents chagrin and without financial support, I moved to New York City to attend. I trained as an actor and was invited back every year and became part of their accomplished Company. After twenty years of struggle, and successes (The Sopranos, Law and Order, Theater Row and lots of movies here and overseas), I was diagnosed with pancreatic disease in 2014. After battling near death, my sister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She lived, however in her recovery, my father was diagnosed with third stage pancreatic cancer and passed six months later. All of this occurring from 2014-2016 in Massachusetts. I returned back to New York with an accelerated awakening process. Unfolding was all of the illusions we have created, from ourselves, to our bodies, to our structures in our own lives, and the constructs of our entire systems. Once we remove all those, and the judgement of them, we can realize our lives have been self created, co-created for one unique individual purpose. Everything we have experienced-good, bad, indifferent, are the tools we need towards a deliberate creation of our very own. With this knowledge, we dissolve our own sufferings and contribute to our own personal evolution and the evolution of those around us. To see their own authenticity.


Proposal

To make “Life is A Movie” A film that is entertaining, ironic, and shows the synchronicities of our lives in reflection to the all that’s going on in our current world. Told with lightness and humor this protrays a brief story of a life and how we get caught in our own life story. This film shows how we create our own heaven and hell, and how our best laid plans can mysteriously be completely changed for the unexpected, that is real life basis for our own Life as a movie. The cliffhanger is..how does the movie end? A surprise end always makes everyone come full circle.

Budget

We are preparing the budget for preparing the screenplay and then the production of this film. We require a approximately $45,000 to complete the screenplay and treatment for a full production.

Results

Mainstream “audiences” will be entertained, and driven to see it because this story is a perfect reflection of a deep rooted desire we all have to see our life as a movie. Here we complete this fantasy with a few twists of fate that reveal the irony and how tragedy can be redeemed the right way. The deeper message is that if you have faith in your life, in the end you may be able to create a happy ending despite all the obstacles.

Creative Souls of NY
Gulnara Mandala

Bio

Gulnara is an artist whose work stretches across many cultures, dimensions, and styles. She has a very inquizitive mind and wants to use this project to explore the creative impulse that so many unique people in New York City have learned to utilize to express remarkable things and feelings.

Proposal

This project will interview people who want to comment, discuss, examine and reveal stories about their own artwork or comment about other people's art. These will be short video clips about the creative soul and how it is expressed, what it symbolizes, what it may mean or what it intends to communicate. The creative soul of NY will be a collection of these short interviews filmed all over NYC and revealing the vast diversity of this city's creative energy.

Budget

We require to obtain some video equipment, and editing programs to record and process the video recordings. This will require some editing time and production preparation to be later hosted on YouTube. The approximate budget we request is $21,000 for a series of 30 short videos.

Results

We predict that these videos will offer an unique insight into the creative people in NY and enable the audience to have a window into the deeper aspects of each individual's soul and how it translates to NY experience into the creative energy. This will offer the creative souls an important venue to document their art work and give the audience the opportunity to better understand the creative energy and how it can be manifested in so many different ways.

Unleash Your Creative Power

Bio

Janusz Gilewicz instructor and creator of this program has being painting professionally over four decades . He has extensively studied Renaissance techniques especially Leonardo da vinci sfumato and chiaro-scuro methods as well has been influenced by oriental art. He taught art in school in Poland and continues have private students and apprentices in New York. He has exhibited his art in respected galeries around the world and his art is in the private collections of many celebrities and art collectors.

Proposal

The Goal of this workshop is to show in easy steps a process of rediscovering within yourself the ability to paint or draw or sculpt . The essence of art is to feel something that you can express artistically, and the essence of this workshop is to get you in touch with your feeling via artistic expression and developing your skills to make art. Workshop will be conducted in Institute and it takes three days /steps to achieve desired goals. Students will be provided with materials and art supplies . Each session will end with the discussion and comments from the instructor. By the end of the workshop each participants art will be selected and put on display with an unveiling party .

Budget

Cost of the workshop will be $450 per person, limited to 10 people per workshop. The approximate cost for each event including basic supplies will be $4500 which does not include food or lodging which would be $400 per person. We therefore request a budget of $8500 for each workshop sponsored. For more information please contact Janusz Gilewicz at 646 724.3539

Results

Quite often we catch ourselves with desire to get dirty, put our hands into something, or do something which requires a physical action. Our preoccupation with technology constantly eliminate time to become a creative and puts us in position of being passive recipient of someone else's creativity . This workshop is designed to reverse that situation and get you in touch with real self via simple instructed exercises allowing participants to be more spontaneous and discover how to escape the constraints or inhibitions and enable you to tap into your ability to draw or paint. This special process across the 3 day workshop will empower the creative expression and offer each participant to connect to his or her artistic nature. Workshop is conducted in Institute and it takes four days /steps to achieve desired goals.

Sophia  by  Gilewicz
SWEETEN SOUL CIRCLE

Bio

Megan G. Sweeten: I have been leading companies for over 15+ years. I have been very successful materially, yet it was not until I reconnected with my Soul and facilitating sacred circles for women, girls, and families that I truly became successful inside out. I would love to share my experiences and work with the PSC.

Proposal

To host monthly circles and the theme would be based on the month’s Moon (i.e. this month’s circle was The Hunter’s Moon, last month was the Harvest Moon, etc). Reconnecting to the cyclical nature of the moon has been very powerful for me. It would require an open space. I can tailor the ritual to be for women only or family rituals suitable for all ages and including males/females.

Budget

Most circles require the following: the approximate cost is $800 per event. o Space to meet (size tbd – currently my circles are approximately 20 guests) o Pillows or cushions to sit on, along with a few chairs if anyone is uncomfortable to sit on the floor o Music access (I can play on my small speaker if needed) o 2 Tables for refreshments/light snacks and an welcome materials o Bathroom access o Writing materials (pen/pencil + paper)

Results

I have found in my work with Sweeten Soul (sweetensoul.com) that the world is craving community and deeper conversations. That we want a break from our devices and work to have IRL (in real life) meet ups. My circles are non-denominational and open to all. The exercises that we practice together are usable as tools afterwards. I want to be a demonstration of our true nature that comes from spending some time with your Soul. The intention is to have a positive impact on the participants and all the people they later encounter with their increased positive energy.

Sweeten Soul Circle 
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM – GreenTechnology

Bio

Green Technology engineer with expertise in designing solar energy systems.

Proposal

We propose to install an integrative Solar Energy system on the roof that would generate electricity everyday and substantially reduce the use of the carbon energy grid. Depending on the available space we can create a solar enegy farm of 5-9Kw that will effectively decrease the cost of electricity by generating free solar power.

Budget

To install a complete solar power system will cost between $12 and $24 thousand dollars complete. Once it is operational it requires minimal service maintanence.

Results

The final impact will be two fold. First the green technology will significantly help minimize reliance on electric power from the grid. Secondly, this will provide a substantial savings in the cost of electricity because solar power is for free after construction. This has a positive impact on the environment and on the economy saving money.

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SWEAT LODGE

Bio

Oso is an Indian Shaman with a lifetime of experience conducting ceremonies based on native cultural traditions. He has led individual and group events for many decades to help people renew their spirit and recharge their body. Dr. Ryder has also explored a vast number of ceremonies that were designed to bring greater health to the mind, body and spirit. He has participated in a number of traditional Native American Indian Sweat Lodge ceremonies and wants to offer this experience to those interested.

Proposal

We have built a sweat lodge based on the authentic Native American Indian tradition. The igloo like tent is built of sticks bent into a dome like shape and tied together. The ground is prepared with a pit in the middle where people sit around. The the dome is covered with tarps, blankets, plastic, to create a well insulated cover; the doorway is usually covered with blankets or tarps that easily lift out of the way. We want to offer people the opportunity to enjoy the ceremony and health benefits of the sweat lodge. This is accomplished by placing red hot stones in the pit and sprinkling water on the stones which create a steam sauna inside. Native traditions include a variety of spiritual practices that are intended to help cleanse and purify the participants. The steam does a pretty good job of cleansing and it is a very interesting experience.

Budget

The Budget is approximately $750 dollars for materials and construction. The final result depends on considerable expertise in design and execution. The ceremonies can be done by anyone but also we could recruit real Native American Indians to maintain a high degree of authenticity.

Results

This will enable people to experience the true nature of a traditional Native American ceremony. There is no doubt that the super hot steam has a very healthy benefits and offers cleansing to the body internally and externally. The ceremonies also offer the philosophical reflections about the universe, life, and the more intimate experiences inside the tent. In general, this is a very good way for a group of people to share an experience of positive energy.

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