The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute
(IGEI) is a social enterprise corporation that has social benefit
purposes. The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute (IGEI) sells
products and services for creating a gratitude immersion world. In
addition to our profit motive, we are creating a gratitude immersion
worldwide community based on the Way of
Success through Gratitude.
Way of Success through Gratitude includes these gratitude components:
Gratitude Healing Ways
Gratitude In Business
Gratitude & Spiritual Healing
Gratitude Communication Skills
Society of the Faith Master
In addition to our profit motive, it is a social purpose corporation
with these additional social benefits and goals:
1) Community: To create and provide an environment
for low and middle income people to learn how to work together
positively by teaching personal self-esteem building and how to build
self-esteem in others, thus developing a community based on faith and
gratitude resulting in a gratitude immersion culture.
2) Youth: To empower girls
and women through special programs including sports and entertainment
projects for self-esteem building and character development. To enable
them to have a superordinate goal of giving to the world with no
expectation of personal return such as tree planting projects to fight
climate change. To use gratitude in sports to give strength to women and
girls to heal from sexual abuse and domestic abuse.
3) Entrepreneurship: Develop social entrepreneurship
projects through micro-financing of small and medium-sized enterprises
including entrepreneurial training programs.
4) Technology: To teach skills to minorities, women
and youth to become Mobile Entrepreneurs through technologies such as
Skype, webinars and podcasts anywhere in the world. Today’s entrepreneur
needs to master these skills even if they have a brick and mortar outlet
for their business. We will teach them how they can use these new
technologies to build their business.
5) Spiritual Development: Through our self-esteem
building programs we will increase personal fulfillment, enable people
to create peaceful loving relationships. When we build self-esteem, we
build a person's spirit. Spiritual development is the key to bringing us
all together to work and live together in a peaceful world. Spiritual
development in our workforce makes people want to be productive, to be
creative and to give their loyalty to each other and their employers.
Without spiritual development it is difficult for people to lead
productive, happy lives.
6): Spiritual Therapy Programs: Elderly, Disabled
and Wheelchair Riders are populations who are often seen as unimportant,
nonproductive, and even useless. While most people understand how
important it is build the self-esteem of young people and working age
people, most people see these three populations as past their prime and
on the shelf. Who cares how they feel? But the fact is, in the IGEI
Gratitude Immersion world these populations have a great deal to offer.
The fact is they have much to learn, must to feel and much to share.
There are many story of people who not in wheelchairs but are
bedridden who makes their families lives happy by their cheerful,
loving, giving, and self-esteem building personalities. Everyone has
something to give. But the fact is, no one can give from an empty dish.
No matter where you live there are others around you who need positive
energy. How do we give them a way to build their own self esteem so they
can give to their world?
Through spiritual therapy they will learn how to use gratitude as a
power to build their own self-esteem and reach out into the world to
give to others. By being in the outdoors, fishing and being close to
nature they will rebuild their wholeness. By creating intergenerational
volunteer programs they practice the gratitude skills they are learning.
We share with them the spiritual therapy programs of IGEI.
Spiritual Therapy is a spiritual healing method that focuses on the
rebuilding of inner wholeness. Techniques include gratitude practices,
self-esteem building, meditation, affirmations, reprogramming your
subconscious mind. These techniques are based on repetitive actions and
interactions to help yourself and others to grow, become more creative
and develop spiritual health. Rebuilding your self-esteem is a vital
part of spiritual therapy because high self-esteem is the basis of
Spiritual therapy is best performed in nature because in nature you
are able to reconnect with Mother Earth, become grounded and feel the
energy around us. Our original way of life was immersed in the natural
world. Once cities formed when agriculture developed, the clearings of
civilization through the development of urbanization separated us from
our connection with the earth. Spiritual therapy through fishing is
designed to reestablish that connection.
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