Testimonials 1
William C. Jarvis, Ed.D.

Hospitals, Rehabilitation Support Groups


You were inspirational in sharing your experiences since your accident. Your talk provided the
group members (and me, too!) with that essential component we all cannot live without...hope.
Your JMR is straightforward and will benefit many in the group. In rehab, we talk a lot about
goals...long term goals, short term goals, attainable goals...your process will help those impacted
by a new disabling condition to set their own goals to be able to see progress!

Chris Brinneman, MSW, LCSW
Rehabilitation Case Coordinator
Stroke Support Group Co-facilitator
Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana

It was a pleasure to see your program again.  It amazes me to see how you
connect with each member of the audience.  This most recent program was
implemented on our inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and as you are aware
this population with such recent injuries can be challenging.  Attention to any
task is difficult for them at this stage in their recovery.  You were able to
successfully find some common point and I saw those "Aahaa" moments in their
eyes.  Your presentation was inspiring, positive and encouraging.  I believe you
have planted seeds of hope in their hearts.  I only wish you could see the
future "garden of success", which your presentation helped to grow.

Kathryn Elokdah, CTRS, Ed.M., ATP
Team Leader, Therapeutic Recreation Department
Administrator, Camp Independence
MossRehab/ Einstein at Elkins Park

“Dr. Jarvis’s presentation is an inspiration to all.  He demonstrates a strong sense of
determination and a zest for life while motivating therapists to be the best clinicians we can
possible be.  He reminds us of why we come to work everyday and why we should continue to
work hard in our profession.  He uses humor and personal anecdotes to present a poignant
account of his journey through rehabilitation! Dr. Jarvis is an engaging speaker and the staff
thoroughly enjoyed his presentation.”     

Pragati Shah, PT, MS
Clinical Director of Physical Therapy
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ  

“Inspiring personal account; Well-prepared with handouts to reinforce his message; Responded
well to questions; His motivating message was applicable to everyone’s life; He is an example of
drive and determination; Uplifting; Great sense of humor.”

Acute Care Pt & OT Staff
JFK Rehab Hospital, Edison. N.J
As a therapist I saw your talk as well thought out and respectful of the early stage of recovery of
your audience.  I think it was important they hear you speak of your emotional struggle during
the early stages of rehab.  It helped them see those struggles as part of the process and gave
them a way of thinking that they too will find peace within themselves.

JoAnn M. Hardy, LCSW
Hartwyck Center for Head Injuries
Edison, N.J.

Bill touches on all aspects of recovery including the physical, cognitive, and psychological
aspects, and what people need to do to maximize their skills.  He uses real life examples and
stories to drive his point’s home.  Bill is very articulate and organized in his ability to present

Kristin Smith OTR
Brain Injury Support Group Leader
Fort Wayne, IN

His talk was very informative and motivational.  He focuses on growth, finding strength, and
learning to find motivation in very discouraging circumstances.  His presentation is very
encouraging and helpful.  I recommend his presentation for people who are struggling to recover
from any difficult situation and for the professionals who assist them.

Spencer J. Booth, Psy. D., HSPP
Clinical Psychologist
Fort Wayne, IN

Bill Jarvis provided an excellent presentation to the Cognitive Rehabilitation Staff at the JFK
Johnson Rehabilitation, Center Fort Head Injuries   He recognizes his own difficulties, and
continues to make progress; he is both optimistic and realistic

Carolyn Weil, ACSW, Program Coordinator
Hartwyck Center for Head Injury
Edison, N.J.

I have someone right now that would benefit from the check off list.  He leaves the professional
with a useful tool to help other therapists help their patients.

Barbara Surhoff PT
Hunterdon Medical Center
White House Station, N.J.

I am writing to share Dr William C Jarvis spoke to a group of staff, patients and visitors on May
31, 2006 at Moss Rehab and Einstein at Elkins Park.  His warm, engaging speaking style was
well received by the audience.  His message is clear and sincere.  He truly inspired the
participants.  We look forward to having him return to make a difference again.

Julie Hensler-Cullen, MSN, RN
Director of Education and Quality
Moss Rehab, Elkins Park, PA

Thanks so much for taking time to present your Jarvis Rehabilitation Method to our mental health
therapists' group. Its theories are very inspiring and should prove helpful to each one of us.

Sharon Mowrer
Mowrer Consulting Fort Wayne

I want to thank Dr. Jarvis for his presentation to our Lutheran Outpatient Rehab staff.  It was
relevant to all disciplines and let us hear from a productive TBI survivor

About some of the issues after discharge, and how he has handled them.  His program of
mentorship has been successful for persons in the community and we will look at its feasibility at

Gail Elliott, PT, MHS, OCS, CMPT
Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana



I can't thank you enough for coming to IBM Reno and presenting your inspiring lecture to the
members. I'm sure you could tell from the response during and afterward how much everyone
appreciated your talk and were touched profoundly by your words. You have a genuine mission
in life and through your lectures and publications you will continue to help more people than you

Dale Salwak
IBM Executive Producer of Shows

I worked with Dr. Bill Jarvis at the Reno IBM convention in '2007.  I
found him very likeable to deal with behind-the-scenes.  And his
presentation was first-class inspirational.

Ron London

It was my privilege to hear Dr. William Jarvis at the annual Fellowship of Christian Magicians
conference held in Marion, Indiana from July 9 to 14, 2006.  He spoke of over coming adversity
in our lives and he touched many a persons lives.  I would recommend him to anyone.  He is truly
inspired by God the Holy Spirit.

Ed Jarvis, President
Fellowship of Christian Magicians

He elaborated on how Magic helps improve thinking skills, fine motor skills and socialization.
Practicing and doing Magic can bring them from depression to motivation.        
Dick Stoner Corporate Magician        

All the comments I heard were positive, and from a personal view point, I thought the lecture was
outstanding.  I would highly recommend this lecture to any convention, magical or otherwise, that
is looking for truly helpful, courageous, and beautiful lecture to present to the attendees.

Jep Hostetler, Executive Director Magi-Fest

I witnessed Dr. Bill Jarvis hold the attention of a room full of top-notch magicians at a recent
convention in Columbus, Ohio.  He fooled us with his magic, entertained us with his wit, but most
of all - he inspired us with his incredible story of overcoming obstacles and never giving up.  His
practical suggestions and insight are applicable and meaningful to everyone, not just those with
brain injuries.  I would highly recommend Dr. Jarvis' lecture to any group who wants to be
entertained, amazed, but most of all...inspired.

Rick Merrill 2004
Close-up Magician of the year Magi-Fest

It is quite evident by listening to Dr. Jarvis that you are in the midst of someone who is very
compassionate about life and how precious it really is. He understands what he is talking about
because he has 'walked the walk' and now he can talk about his experiences. To illustrate how
magic has helped him get through tough times should be a lesson to us all how something so
simple and entertaining can also be lifesaving.

Rick Fischer
FAB Magic, Colon, Mi.
Herman, The Strongest Flea in the World!!