Thursday, February 20, 2014

Be-Print for Living! Open House

Life is a process of creation.  We can always create ourselves anew.  Find out what you can create today.  
       Shelley Roy  &  Glenn Smith 
            Be-Print for Living, Inc.  

Invite you to an Open House 
February 26, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:30pm 

NODA - Corner of N.Davison &36th Streets
                       Charlotte, NC  28205

Call 704-564-5884 for Information 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Be-Print Announces February & March Sessions

Be-Print for Living has announced a new FREE training workshop for individuals interested in learning more about:
Introduction to:
Perceptual Control Theory
Friday, February 21, 2014
8:00 am to 12 Noon
Center for Community Transitions
2226 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
Call 704-564-5884 for information or to register

Also from March 24 - 26 a more in depth look at these topics will be offered. Here are the details:

Mon-Wed March 24-26, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cornwell Center
2001 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
For information or to register:
Visit us at:

Authors and workshop leaders Shelley Roy and Glenn Smith are senior faculty members in the International Association for Applied Control Theory (IAACT). They bring many years of sharing these concepts that will enrich your total experience.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Project Uth 360 Degrees Media Coverage

The Project Uth 360 Degrees program in Stokes County, NC (Walnut Cove) has been highlighted in the Winston-Salem Journal and Fox8 News today (12/17/2013). The program envisioned and run by ACT I instructor Malcolm Dixon focuses on supporting Stokes County children with emphasis on education, recreation, life values and service.
Currently a three day basketball and dance activity sponsored by Uth 360 has drawn dozens of children ages 5-15. Motivational speakers, adult role models and fun activities provide participants a needed outlet during the winter holiday break. More information on the program can be found on the group's Facebook page and at .

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Loop 2.0" Jan. 17 - 20, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Be-Print for Living, Inc. has announced an exciting and affordable training opportunity for PCT (Perceptual Control Theory) students & instructors. An open session (to anyone with a strong interest in the science) will run from Jan. 17-20, 2014 in historically beautiful Charleston, SC. Conference details can be found at   Participation fees are just $285 with an added bonus registration that you can read about on the "book shop" web page (right of the photo quote). 

Challenge your perceptions, take the leap  into the deep end of the pool & join the "Loop 2.0" in January, 2014.

Thought for the Day - Seeking Happiness

A recent visit to the New World of Coca-Cola offered an interesting insight into PCT. In a video documenting the history of Coke advertising the statement " The only place you need to explore to find happiness is inside yourself. " (World of Coca Cola, Oct. 2011)

Consistent with our understanding of PCT, that statement is right on target. By processing & controlling the information we take in, comparing it to our references and determining our output/response, we are able to create our own happiness. Looking at the world through "rose colored glasses" is not always the answer. Determining how you will respond to the outer world's stimuli does provide you the opportunity to find your own comfort level or happiness.

Monday, September 30, 2013

In Memory of William T. Powers

William T. Powers - 8/29/1926 - 5/24/2013

William Powers, the creator and leading proponent of Perceptual Control Theory (PCT), passed away on May 24 at his home in Boulder, CO. Powers pioneered the understanding  and teaching of PCT principles in both the scientific and behavioral community. His first publication was published in 1960 and set the tone for a significant shift in the understanding of the nature of living systems and human behavior. The foundation of analyzing PCT lies within the study of the "negative feedback loop" and the "levels of perception."  Powers was unselfish in sharing his insight to anyone who sought to understand what makes all living systems 'tick'. Several professional organizations (scientific, educational and management) carry on the work initiated by Powers through training, research and living the principles defined in PCT.

A memorial research fund has been established to continue study and development of PCT. Interested contributors can contact Richard Markham at The International Association for Applied Control Theory (IAACT) owes its foundation in large part the work of William T. Powers. IAACT members will continue shared all we have learned from Bill with the world.