STOCKING IS A MODERN DAY THOREAU living in the foothills
of the Smoky Mountains in North Georgia with a view of our culture
from the outside. Each day in his mountain retreat is an endless
exploration of existence, consciousness, and feeling what it is
to be a human being. Being present and mapping the terrain back
to who we really are is Jerry's main occupation. His thirty-two
acre farm creates an atmosphere conducive to introspection, opening,
and playing, which are often lacking in our fast-paced world.
HAS TWO CHILDREN, Emily (21), Judson (16), and a cast of
friends and players. There is a continuous stream of fascinating
and interested people traveling to the farm. Home to various retreats,
it has unlimited areas for wandering, ponds for dipping, rock gardens
for Chi Kung, owls, deer, coyotes, great oak trees, a blueberry
orchard, and a daily sunrise and sunset inviting reverence.
HASN'T ALWAYS LIVED IN THE MOUNTAINS. He used to live in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and drive to work wearing a suit and tie.
He was a successful financial consultant at Shearson Lehman Brothers.
His past careers span the gamut of experience from owning two retail
stores, to industrial designer, to selling investments. All of Jerry's
occupations have some things in common: he was successful at each
of them and all of his job changes required a greater commitment
to people and an increased ability to relate effectively with clients
LOVES PEOPLE and is committed to finding out what is possible
for "us" as human beings. His love of people and desire
to contribute to them are apparent in his writings and seminars.
Jerry is founder of a non-profit educational corporation, A Choice
Experience, Inc., which focuses on exploring human possibility and
gently exposing illusion. He also runs a publishing company, Moose
CREDENTIALS ARE IMPRESSIVE educationally, and experientially.
A Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jerry
has been studying and using NLP for the past 18 years. He is an
Associate Instructor of the ancient art of Chi Kung. He has done
extensive training in other-than-conscious communication and no-fault
psychology. He graduated in 1974 from Northern Michigan University
with degrees in psychology and philosophy. Though still learning
and exploring daily, Jerry has reached a point where he is ready
to give back some of what he has learned in hopes that it will improve
the quality of life for others. Jerry does personal coaching and
leads several courses each year. His courses and coaching are a
mixture of art and craft uniting mind and body into a personal pragmatic