The “Ten Truths” that comprise the SBB are always taught in an engaging and age appropriate manner while meeting common core standards.


Truth #1

Emotions are not mysterious visitors: they can be identified and understood.

Truth #2

You can change your compulsive behaviors if you change your thoughts and address your feelings.

Truth #3

Every behavior has a underlying purpose, and it's not always what we think.

Truth #4

We all sabotage ourselves unless we confront our internal saboteur.

Truth #5

All behavior requires permission so we must learn what we're permitting ourselves to do.

Truth #6

Emotional energy is finite and needs to be invested rather than wasted on wishing, worrying and whining.

Truth #7

Our relationships depend on self-empowermentand not enabling others.

Truth #8

Ego boundaries protect us from rejection, insult and intimidation.

Truth #9

You can trust people to be who they are, not who you want them to be.

Truth #10

Time doesn't heal all pain. We heal ourselves bylearning how to let go.

Currently, the SBB is available in a number of Sarasota and Pinellas County public and private schools.

To date, over 10,000" students, 100 teachers, and 30 schools have participated in the Social Black Belt at the following schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Pine View School, Osprey, FL
  • Laurel Nokomis Elementary, Nokomis, FL
  • Phillippi Shores Elementary, Sarasota, FL

High Schools

  • Booker High School, Sarasota, FL
  • Venice High School, Venice, FL
  • Center Academy, St. Petersburg, FL

Middle Schools

  • Laurel Nokomis Middle School ESE