Excerpts from The HOPE Story

by Kenneth H. Hamilton, MD

Common dictionary definition of the word, “hope,” express a positive desired outcome. This manual is the story of another form of hope — that which affirms life as inherently meaningful. This form is the foundation of supportive HOPE Groups and their twenty-year history. The story of HOPE is a synthesis of the people whose lives have been touched by its gifts and who, in turn, have shared their gifts within the safety of this community. In the words of Kenneth H. Hamilton, M.D. (2005), HOPE’s founder: “HOPE Groups are gatherings of people who come together to find wellness by replacing fear with hope — the key to deepening the meaning, value and purpose of their lives . . . They are catalysts of change where the attitude is HOPE — the attitude of meaning and possibility — and their context is to love, that of true relationships.

Discovering the Why of Life

From the archives of Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, the 30-minute video Discovering the Why of Life, was recorded in September 2016. Ken shares some of his views that have significantly shaped the Healing of Persons Exceptional, and is representative of the type of content you’ll find within the members area.

To empower the reading’s thinking about hope and HOPE, we encourage you to look at hope through the soul of Vaclav Havel, Czech playwright and poet, “ (hope) is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out (Symdynkywicz).” It is this form of hope that kept survivors alive through the suffering of Hitler’s concentration camps (Frankl, 1992) It is this form of hope that carries people through the suffering of our most serious and life-threatening physical and mental diseases.

Kenneth H. Hamilton – Founder of H.O.P.E., Inc.

1933 — 2022

Bringing Meaning, Value and Purpose to Your Life
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