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Causes: Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: We work to make one simple insight into the root cause of all human mental misery and one simple act of inward looking that reliably eliminates that cause available to all human beings everywhere.

Results: In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people who have tried our method, have gone though the recovery process, and are now living their lives with sanity and self-reliance. There are many reports available on our website and discussion forums. https://www.justonelook.org/community/testimonials.html https://www.justonelook.org/community/forums/

Target demographics: everybody around the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people worldwide

Geographic areas served: worldwide

Programs: video webinars, public talks, workshops and intensives, private conversations, discussion forums, blog and podcast.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 nilin1977

Donor

Rating: 5

In these times it is not easy to decide where your donation should go. The needs in the world is massive and so is the requests for donation's from great work being done in different areas around the world. I wish I had the financial possibility to say yes to every request for donation and support many of the great initiativs out there. But I dont have that financial possibility. And I have had to decide for my self where my money is best spent and where they, in the long run, makes the biggest impact for as many as possible. And there is a couple of central reasons to why The River Ganga Foundation did become that place for me to donate too. Reasons that are very much linked to me personally. The River Ganga Foundations main work is to spread a method related to mental health called The Just One Look Method. That method destroyed for me a kind of general mental misery that I wasn't aware of that I had until it was gone. And I saw that that mental misery had been the cause for much of my life´s suffering. A suffering that I presumed was a natural part of being alive as a human being. I eventually also come to see that this general mental misery was the main cause for much of other peoples suffering and craziness too. The process of "mental recovery" finally resulted in the insight that the suffering in the world is actually nothing but the suffering in the minds of many. My conclusion is therefore that The Just One Look Method supported by The River Ganga Foundation goes to the root of the human problem and heals it for good. My donation therefore goes to support that no new suffering is created, rather than trying to fix everything that our collective craziness has created. And I see it as a privilege to be able to be helpful in this way. To see the true nature of human suffering and also get the chance to do something about it that actually works. Niklas L. Hanson

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

John's approach to life is a unique (and really the only) way to see for yourshelf the truth and break the spell of "life". This is what happened in my case and my wife's too. John showed us, in the simplest and most natural way, how to look at ourselves and indeed through the deceiving surface of our personas. After a confusing period into the void, the personas, the persones, me and my wife are still here, joyful, playful, totally human and totally free. Our human nature are not a prison anymore; it's a toy, a miracle, a board on which we surf onto the waves of the unknown! John and Carla are devoted to get people free and through Riverganga they share to all of us their teaching and friendship.
Thank you both,
George & Evelina

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This simple act will change your life, for good. Period

1 nilin1977

Donor

Rating: 5

In these times it is not easy to decide where your donation should go. The needs in the world is massive and so is the requests for donation's from great work being done in different areas around the world. I wish I had the financial possibility to say yes to every request for donation and support many of the great initiativs out there.

But I dont have that financial possibility. And I have had to decide for my self where my money is best spent and where they, in the long run, makes the biggest impact for as many as possible. And there is a couple of central reasons to why The River Ganga Foundation did become that place for me to donate too. Reasons that are very much linked to me personally.

The River Ganga Foundations main work is to spread a method related to mental health called The Just One Look Method. That method destroyed for me a kind of general mental misery that I wasn't aware of that I had until it was gone. And I saw that that mental misery had been the cause for much of my life´s suffering. A suffering that I presumed was a natural part of being alive as a human being. I eventually also come to see that this general mental misery was the main cause for much of other peoples suffering and craziness too. The process of "mental recovery" finally resulted in the insight that the suffering in the world is actually nothing but the suffering in the minds of many.

My conclusion is therefore that The Just One Look Method supported by The River Ganga Foundation goes to the root of the human problem and heals it for good. My donation therefore goes to support that no new suffering is created, rather than trying to fix everything that our collective craziness has created. And I see it as a privilege to be able to be helpful in this way. To see the true nature of human suffering and also get the chance to do something about it that actually works.

Niklas L. Hanson

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit supports sanity and self reliance for ordinary humans all around the world, like me. The work being done here have ment everything for me, both personaly and professenially. My mind is recovering from the so called fear of life and the effects are wonderful. I think that this work is so promising that I now study to be a Psychologist. I belive that this method and wiew of adressing and working with Mental Health is revolutionizing. Please take a look at what this nonprofit are offering, you want regret it..

Niklas

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been helping River Ganga out for about a couple of years with social media advertising, while also getting timely support from John and Carla as I navigated through the toughest spells of my "post-look" recovery period, which, fingers crossed, seems to be behind me now. Their method really works (I've been off antidepressants for a year now, with increased effectiveness in making important life decisions), and we really need to spread their message fast!

-Paul

6 Pierpaolo A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Powerful and simple message. Humble, caring, and transparent people. I am a bit sad that this insight has not spread out to the whole world yet, but hopeful that it will.

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Carla Sherman 02/12/2017

Dear Pierpaolo, it is spreading! And you are one of the people who play a big role in spreading it. Thank you!

15 Peter Sidney D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi there, I am here to promote John and Carla Sherman’s work. Both of these people have won my heart until forever. I owe them both so much.

I am a Vietnam vet, and for years I suffered from PTSD. I tried everyway of getting better but to no avail. I was angry, and hateful. I dreaded life and took it out on the whole world. My wife and children had, had just about enough of me, and I could see that my marriage soon would disintegrate into shards. I was told by repatriation doctors that the kind of PTSD we diggers get is incurable. But I had to do something as the fear of life was eating into me, as well is into others.

Then one day I discovered John, and his wife on the net. Now, I had tried everything to get rid of this nonsense but to no avail. I read what john had to say in 2008 and straight away I was interested. He had a different angle on things than the others I had read. He told me ‘Just look at yourself’ which sounded quite crazy, but he had got my attention for some reason [Perhaps because I have always loved original ideas] So I started looking at myself; that was seven years ago, and I do it twice a day and always will. Within weeks I noticed a difference, but most of the changes come slowly and one does not notice then until he looks back at life. My personality has now changed completely. Instead of angry irritable and filled with fear, and hatred, I have an almost immovable smile on my face, and my heart is totally filled with joy. I think that my constant singing might get on some folks nerves, but I cannot help myself. To me every day is beautiful and I really do get high on life. All of this I owe to John and his lovely wife, Carla. Please readers take note of what I have written and give the looking a go. I could not be more sincere and honest if I tried. Thank you John and Carla. I owe you big time.

Peter Duggan from Australia

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did the looking several years ago and I must say the effects never cease to amaze me. There are so many facets of my personality that were formed and solidified due to the fear of life that it has taken a long time for many of these traits to fall away ..depression ,anxiety finally gone.From the first look at myself I felt I was now in the drivers seat ..its like I was handed my life back now it was up to me. Its not like someone telling you 'take responsibility' or how life should be without all these bothersome thoughts and emotions. In fact John and Carla have been immensely helpful along the way sharing their own experiences during the recovery period however never interfering with my individual process . Their advice over and over is simply to look at yourself and if you feel to share your experiences in the forum as a way to support each other.Their observation that we only have control over where we place our attention is a powerful help as I go along and immediately verifiable to anyone trying it. LIfe is a mystery for sure but this work exposes a practical truth with no spiritual elaboration..you are here and you can fully engage in your life without fear . Worked for me !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

100% impecccable people, 100% simple message, 100% helpful advice

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been meandered in spiritual circles for quite a while and stumbled upon John and Carla's work in 2008. For a short time, I enthusiastically translated some of John's articles and then cooled off or got distracted by something else... But perhaps this initial looking had a root in myself, and I "rediscovered" them again a few months ago. What I can tell? I think I hadn't had a serious "recovery" phase so far. My life is now as it has always been - ups and downs, accidents and unexpected events, not always pleasant. But, but, but... my relationships with life and people are changing, very incrementally, not dramatically, not overnight, no enlightenment or anything like that. But it is completely different now compared to what it was even a couple of month ago. I don't know how to fully express my deep and genuine gratitude to them both, to what they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Why I SUPPORT the River Ganga Foundation ? Here is a true life story I’d like to share…is a story about a woman and a man - is a story about RELATIONSHIPS ! this is the conversation between myself (who has discovered John Sherman’s work while going through a deep depression in 2007) and my best friend who was in love with a men, whom she felt, was backing back after one year of fun dating ! I have edited the text to highlight the essence of the conversation that took place both, via e-mail and Facebook messages. For privacy reasons, I will not mention her real name !



She : Yesterday, after work, I felt crushed so I stopped in the parc and sat on the bench crying a river to the point that 2 people came to ask me if I needed help ! I smoked all night ! cigarette after cigarette and in the morning I walked out the house in disarray…! Then, I came back and the first thing I did, I went throughout the cupboards and I took his T-shirts, his adidas, his socks and shoes, the toaster he brought to my place… all in one large garbage bag ! Next time I see him, I will ask him to give me back the keys from my apartment and I tell him to take back his stuff. I hope I will be strong enough to do it and end it! No more sex, no more messages… nothing ! For how long I will be able to say no ? I don’t know ! I hope I’m strong! I keep you posted ! XXXXXXXX

Me : Dearest… I hear your pain and I don’t know how more to help you ! But I repeat once again ! Listen to what I say ! Direct your attention towards the feeling of BEING YOU !…. Let me know !

She : Today I isolated myself totally ! I do not want to see anybody ! You are my only connection… Since you left Montreal it turns out that you are my virtual notebook… I write to you because I feel compelled to express myself and I know that you understand me. I know you read me… and I do not expect you to write me back ! I hope you enjoy time on the island ! Kiss xxxxxxxxx

She : Last night I tried to do what you told me again and again during the entire year ! And for the first time I understood you ! Through rivers of tears and cigarettes, last night I looked at myself ! It lasted a second… but in that second, a veil lifted somehow. I woke-up this morning and for the first time I saw the plant in my bedroom. I looked at it in awe, for maybe 20 minutes then, I went to water it… because, like me, it was dyeing… ! Afterwards I had a craving for an omelette, and I went to the kitchen. And then ???? AFTER I ate, I realised that I did not think of him all morning !!!!!?!?!?! ! I did not wake up with the obsession !!!!!!! My first thoughts walking up in the morning were not longer on him ! :))))) I think is sign of healing ….

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Me : :))) I know what you are referring to ! the fraction of the second is the MOST IMPORTANT thing that ever happened to you ! All will change form now on ! DO not expect miracles… Bu you will see things clear !

She : No ! I realise that is a perception thing ! And in that second, my perception has turned towards me !...

She : If I learned something this year ?!?!?! A lot ! About myself, about life and relationships, about humans !. Now, looking back, I see where I have made a mistake in my relationship with him ! It was me who took the horns is this relationship ! I wanted to control everything - to plan the trips, the dates, to choose where we go, what we do… EVERYTHING !!!!! Now i lay back ! I do not care. And I fell, that with small steps, he is coming back towards me!

In the past I would say : ‘I bought duty-free drinks… come and pick me up from the train-station and we drink it together !’

Today, when he called, I told him that I arrived at the train station with 2 bottles of whiskey and I take the taxi back home. And I will make a gin for myself… And he said : mhhhh!

I did not look to get him come to me.. I did not look to control… and I did not need his approval ! I need to go through hell and reborn like the Phoenix bird, from my own ashes.!!! Don’t understand me wrong ! I stopped playing games with him! Simply, in that second, I succeed to focus my energy towards myself and take it away from projecting it towards him ! And the situation changed in an INCREDIBLE way ! And the moment I stopped trying to understand the situation and to analyse things, the entire situation changed by itself !

And besides the fact that I remember reading it, you told me this so many times ! And you were so right !

Anyway ! I let you go ! Life is full of mystery and at the same time… so simple !!!! Love you a lot and infinite thanks from my heart !

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