Our mission is to create a world where healing, growth, and liberation are a part of people’s daily lives and everyday relationships.
A Note from our Founder, Steve Bearman, PhD
I founded Interchange, and taught the first Year-Long Training, back in 2002. I’ve been leading the course ever since. Teaching Interchange continues to be the richest, most fulfilling, and most growth-producing part of my life.
I didn’t set out to create a comprehensive counseling training. For 10 years, I had been leading personal growth workshops and teaching counseling skills classes. People would come to the personal growth workshops to work on themselves. Others would attend the counseling classes to learn to be of service to others. In the counseling classes, however, something consistently surprising happened. My counseling students were doing much deeper work on themselves, and changing in far more profound ways, than the participants in my personal growth workshops. Initially, this didn’t seem to make sense. Why would people coming to learn to be of service to others, do more powerful work on themselves than the people who came specifically to work on themselves?