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​Have you ever watched someone being bullied or have you ever been the target of bullying yourself? Our usual response to bullying is to fight back, run away, or ignore it and try to be the better person while the bully has their way.

But what if you knew of another alternative? One that didn’t invite more aggression…one that puts you in control of the situation so that you do not lose face in front of peers…one that helps diffuse or even handle the bully while you stand your ground?

In this book you are going to learn:
  • How not to think or react like a victim
  • How to stand up for yourself if you are an intended target of bullying or violence
  • How to stand up for others as the bystander
  • How to break the cycle of self-sabotage that causes aggressive behavior or bullying
If you have children in school...
If you are a teacher, school administrator, or play a role in the life of a child...
If you have ever felt hopeless and out of options...
If you want to be assertive without being violent, this book is definitely for you! Put control back into your life. Learn to be an assertive, effective Hero!


In a world of “dog eat dog” and insensitivity, Mushy the Martian lands on Planet Earth to gain more insight on how to become a leader. Upon his first visit, Mushy encounters a group of friends who have different views on how they deal with bullies. After listening to his friends’ advice, Mushy must decide the best approach on how to handle bullying.

Mushy the Martian: Dealing with Strangers

Mushy the Martian: Dealing with Strangers Mushy the Martian: Dealing with Strangers is a book teaching authority figures how to train your children not to be a victim to child predators. Child predators use lures or try to groom your child into liking them so that they will eventually get their way. It’s not always a physical abduction that is traumatizing to the whole family, but sometimes just a good story or lure that can easily trick your child into doing what the stranger wants. Dealing with Strangers is an educational tool, with author's tips and an identity chart that will help you with the process of educating the children against the child predator.

Mushy the Martian:Following Directions

This book was written to help parents and teachers that have kids who misbehave and don’t follow directions. Whether the child acts out at home, in public or at school, we hope this book offers a positive solution to helping correct the child’s behavior through goal setting and a reward system rather than any punishment.

Friends of HIA

Heroes in Action, Inc. would like to thank the following Foundations, Schools, Businesses and Individuals for showing their support through donations to our organization, and by helping us promote our message within their communities. The donations that we receive from other Foundations, Businesses, and individuals enable us to share our strategies against Bullying and Violence with schools and communities that don’t have the funding to bring our services to them. We are honored to share our growing list of friends that have helped us in building safer schools and communities.

The Saigh Foundation:

The Fred Saigh Foundation has donated $5000.00 in 2013 and $5000.00 in 2014 for us to use to reach out to schools in the Greater St. Louis area. They have enabled us to provide all the materials that we give to area schools that don’t have the funding to provide needed materials to educate students against bullying and violence. Their donation allows us to provide our services at a lower cost if not for free to communities that are in need. A Big Thank You to the Saigh Foundation! ​

Metro Shooting Supplies:

​Thank you for adding my “Protect Yourself with C.T.S.” seminars to your list of programs enabling citizens to protect themselves against both armed and unarmed criminal intruders. You have given me the opportunity to share my training expertise to a different demographic group of people that all have those “What If?” questions who are not just thinking about their own safety, but also the safety of their loved ones and those around them. Having me on your radio show “Target Talk” really helped get my message out in conjunction with your show and hopefully got your listening audience to really think about the legalities of self-defense. Look forward to a long friendship and partnership in the future.

The Title Boxing Club’s:

Thank you for allowing us to train people in our C.T.S. Mentoring Program at your Creve Coeur location and for giving us the opportunity to provide our “Protect Yourself with C.T.S.” seminars at all five of your locations in the greater St. Louis area.

Hammer Bodies Custom Fitness:

Thanks for your friendship and partnership by giving us the opportunity to utilize your facilities to train people in fitness, safety and personal growth. Because of you, we were able to partner up and do corporate wellness training with Missouri American Water Co.and Simutronics, Inc. You also helped provide the facility to enable us to train the St. Ann Police and Corrections officers with our P.O.S.T. approved R.D.S. curriculum. We look forward to working with you again!

Hugo House Publishing:

Thank you for believing in my message by giving me the opportunity to publish my book under your label. The positive feedback that I’ve gotten from school teachers, school counselors, and parents have been overwhelming! As a new author, thanks for showing me the ropes and giving me a national platform to reach out to more people as I look forward to publishing my next book with you soon.

Hazelwood School District:

We appreciate you for allowing us to be a part of the Hazelwood School District’s family. Thank you to all the twenty elementary schools and the two middle schools for all of your hospitality and help while Ray presented to all of the students and the school staff with his Anti-Bullying/Pro-Hero message. Not only did you go above and beyond to schedule assemblies for all of the students and staff of each school, but you added the opportunity for Ray to speak with parents, bus drivers, school counselors and administrators with their own separate presentations of which Ray’s message was catered specifically to the role that they play in the lives of their kids/students.

Missouri School Counselor Association:

Thank you for allowing Mr. Amanat to present as a speaker at your annual conference. The opportunity to not only share his message, but to connect with counselor’s that deal with bullying from both the aggressive nature of the one bullying, and the victim side of the child targeted to be bullied. The connections we have made along with the feedback that we have received by those attending Ray’s seminar’s, have done nothing but help improve our strategies for combating bullying in our schools and communities. Thanks for the opportunities and we’ll see you at the next conference!

Webster Groves Recreation Center:

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide our C.T.S. Mentoring curriculum to your community. We look forward to a long relationship with you in educating members in your community on both fitness and safety.

Pattonville School District:

Thank you for allowing us to present to some of your schools over the years. We hope to continue to support your schools in any way we can through future assemblies or consultations for staff and/or parents.

Villa Duchesne/Oakhill School:

Thank you for making our C.T.S.-Personal Protection curriculum as part of your physical education requirement for the tenth grade girls at Villa Duchesne as well as allowing us to work with the elementary kids at Oakhill with our Anti-Bully/Pro-Hero student safety curriculum. We look forward to working with you again this year!

Dr. Jennifer Martin:

Dr. Martin along with her partners at the Healthy Community Group have partnered with us to offer our anti-bullying and C.T.S. seminars to the surrounding communities that she serves with her business. Please visit her web-site at to see how her business gives back the the community through personal and corporate wellness education.

Missouri Educators of Family & Consumer Sciences (MoEFACS):

Thank you for having us present as a speaker at your 2010 conference at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield, MO. We were able to make a lot of positive connections with schools offering our “School Smarts” now “Bully, Victim, or Hero?” student programs. We look forward to presenting again at your next conference.

Martial Arts Schools:

The Following is a list of Martial Arts Schools that have introduced our Anti-Bullying program to not only their students but to their communities as well: Black Belt Karate in Hannibal, Mo – ; American Karate Studio in Wentzville, Mo – ; Black Belt 4 Life Studio in Tucson, Az – . Thank you all for your support and I look forward to working with all of you again real soon, along with a list of more schools that we are connecting with.

Boy Scouts of America:

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations and youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.

The BSA's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri:

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri believes in the power of every girl. Our leadership program is designed to help a girl discover who she is, what she can do and connects her with a powerful community of girls and mentors to make it happen. With unique opportunities Girl Scouts explore, learn, succeed and take action to make a difference in their community.

Visitation Academy:

Visitation Academy is a private school community in St. Louis that exists to educate children and young women and to receive and share Jesus as Mary did in her visitation to Elizabeth...In an environment which values excellence in scholarship, spirituality, leadership and service, this Visitation Community encourages students to develop their unique gifts...As students learn to live Jesus with gentleness, humility, joy and freedom, they are prepared to continue to grow and to respond to others, the Church, and the global community. ​

Whole Peace Journey:

Whole Peace Journey is a wholeness makeover program for women. The program is focused on the Spirit, Mind and Body with emphasis placed on fitness, nutrition and supplementation. Founder Cassie Booth is passionate about working with women of all ages in both small and large group settings focused on the whole person. Whole Peace Journey also offers classes catered to a coed environment. Whole Peace Journey seeks to show the love and peace of God to the hearts of His daughters by bringing wholeness in Spirit, Mind and Body.


Elite Martial Arts Academy:

Southeast Missouri's premeire martial arts academy. Muay Thai kickboxing, Nova Uniao jiu-jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Lil' Ninjas program, Women's cardio kickboxing. ​




Other Support Methods

Hey All, you can now support Heroes in Action by using Amazon Smile! Just click on the link that will take you directly to the site and please support Heroes in Action by shopping like you always do using Amazon! Thanks for your support!

This program is a great way for anyone to support Heroes In Action with a financial contribution, but end up spending all their money at the grocery store. If you shop at Schnucks, now you can do both! If you have an eScrip card and swipe it when you check out, up to 3% of your bill will be donated to Heroes In Action. There is nothing extra to purchase, the cards are FREE !

All you need to do is click the logo above, (or click HERE) fill out the registration form, once your information is there you can choose what group or groups you would like to support by simply typing in the name of the organization. Registration takes a couple of minutes and your cards will come in the mail.

There is no cost to get the card, and you only spend money on groceries you purchase while helping a great cause of your choice.


For our Greater St. Louis area supporters, we have a new partnership with Kevin Hall at Bommarito Auto Group. Kevin will donate $100 to Heroes In Action for every vehicle he sells. If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle please contact Kevin by email or by phone at (314)-276-8255 and tell him Ray with Heroes in Action sent you. Thank you so much for your support!