Training Center for
Personal Growth & Happiness

Invitation to Change

Over the past 30 years, the Option Institute has helped thousands of people to overcome challenges from eating disorders to depression, from lack of self-esteem to deep-seated anger and resentment… Our unique workshops and individual support services have helped people to overcome and master issues that have plagued them for years.

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Take a DRONE Tour of Our Campus

Enjoy a DRONE tour of our pastoral 100-acre campus nestled in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Our property offers trail hikes, waterfalls, wildlife, woodlands, elegant sunrises and breathtaking vistas.

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Experienced Teachers & Staff

The Option Institute employs more than seventy full-time staff members. Our staff bring together diverse backgrounds and broad reaching experience within the fields of education, health, human behavior, applied science, the arts, and corporate and entrepreneurial business. Their unique knowledge and expertise help drive our initiatives forward.

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OUR PRINCIPLES
 
PERSONAL GROWTH PROGRAMS
 
OUR CAMPUS
 
PROGRAM CALENDAR
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
FOUNDERS
 
BOOKS & CDs
 
WHO COMES
 
Upcoming Introductory Program

Happiness GPS

A weekend that lasts a lifetime

March 16 – 18, 2018

It can seem, to most of us, that our happiness or unhappiness is a product of the events in our lives, especially when we are facing a difficult time. This isn’t surprising, given that from a young age we see fear, grief, anger, frustration and anxiety as the “normal” and “appropriate” responses to challenging events. Happiness GPS­­ is a concise program designed to point you in a new direction and give you some concrete take-home tools to move past emotional challenges, enhance personal happiness and begin to overcome any crises you may be facing. Isn’t your long-term happiness worth a short weekend?

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Featured Program of the Month

PowerDialogues

Fundamentals of Our Counseling Method

March 18-23, 2018

Learn the fundamentals of our core system for personal change.  
The Option Process® Dialogue is a non-judgmental, non-directive system of questions designed to enable people to uncover and discard hidden beliefs which fuel emotions of unhappiness and ineffective behaviors. It is a process which people have been using for more than 35 years to overcome life crises large and small.

Additionally, for those of you who are looking to master this technique and begin a fulfilling career helping others, this course is the first step.

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If there were a Nobel Prize for love, I’d want the Kaufmans to be the first to receive one.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Author, Excuses Begone!

Barry Neil Kaufman’s work is the science of love, compassion, and insight which will transform the world.

Deepak Chopra

Author, Quantum Healing

The Option Institute programs are life changers. The Option Institute provides a warm, safe place to dive in, explore, and learn to understand who you are, why you do what you do, how to make changes happen in your life, how to love. Everyone can benefit from the universal and timeless messages taught here.

Noreen C.

Nutritionist, Ireland

Coming to Optimal Self-Trust I was at a point in my life where I had some serious decisions to make and a great degree of difficulty in sorting out the best choices to make for myself. Three days into the program, every issue was resolved. I emerged feeling empowered, grounded and filled with energy and love. This program enabled me to sort out some key beliefs for myself, leaving me with a joyful sense of utter happiness and absolute confidence that I will embark on the rest of my life’s wondrous journey, with Optimal Self-Trust, optimal self love, and to really take personal responsibility for all I am and all I do.

Bente Spissoy

Senior Analyst, Norway

I had been depressed for 20 years, with only some minor relief using medications. I was at rock bottom, my marriage had broken up, and I thought and wished that my life was over. I decided to attend an Option Institute weeklong program and did four Option Process® Dialogues right before the program — my depression was already lifting. By the third day of the program when asked about my depression, I calmly exclaimed, ‘What depression!’ This has been the best week of my life.

Tom Cunningham

C.P.A., Virginia

I came to the Option Institute dragging my past and wanting someone to fix me. Each course that I have taken has helped me get in touch with a piece of myself. I am now waving my arms in the air and so happy to be alive knowing that my “fix-it kit” is right inside me! I can take this knowledge with me everywhere I go. Deep, deep gratitude to all the spectacular teachers.

Gerty Handelman

Retired, Canada

Upcoming Programs

Happiness GPS­­™

March 16 – 18, 2018

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PowerDialogues℠

March 18 – 23, 2018

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Optimal Self-Trust

March 18 – 23, 2018

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Wide Awake

April 22 – 27, 2018

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Fearless

May 14 – 18, 2018

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Inner Strength Boot Camp

July 20 – 29, 2018

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