Invitation to Change
Over the past 35 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.Learn More
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.Take Tour
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.Learn More
Featured Program of the Month
Move Past Your Fears
May 14-18, 2018
Fear can be an ever present, incapacitating emotion that prevents you from completing the simplest tasks. Or it can be a rare occurrence out of nowhere, catching you at just the wrong time. Or it can be a background anxiety just below the surface that you can’t put your finger on. Big or small, fear can impact every facet of your life from your career, to your health,
to your relationship.
In Fearless, you’ll acquire tools and techniques that will not only let you stand courageous in the face of fear, but instead, will let you completely eliminate fear. You’ve heard about irrational fear – you’ll learn how all fears are actually rational and therefore understandable. By understanding the rationale behind your fears, you can identify the beliefs that fuel them. Change these beliefs, and you banish the fears and phobias they produce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.