June 8, 2015

Greatest Hits – Teacher Reviews

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Bears Kaufman
Samahria Kaufman
Raun K. Kaufman
Clyde Haberman
Beverly Haberman
Leah Taylor-Roy
Stan Cohen

Bears Kaufman

“A supremely fantasmagorical, gardener of love. Thank you Bears for this beautiful, wonderful life-changing philosophy.”

Kathy Graham, naturopathic physician, website developer, Canada

“Very loving and kind. It’s hard to express the love and warmth that you feel emanating and radiating from Bears. He really holds your gaze and lets you know how loved your are.”

Susan Haverty, Neuro Developmental Therapist, UK

“Fabulous! Bears is truly amazing! I aspire to have the knowledge and wisdom he displays. I loved his classes.”

Diane Marayos, Nurse, Medical Sales, Life Coach, NH

“The Choreographed chaos continues. Bears complete faith and trust in himself, invites all of us to demonstrate those qualities and here’s the kicker: He teaches us how! Bears fearlessness and willingness to go off curriculum is an inspiration for me to live in the moment.”

Louis Rosenbaum, Owner, Environment Service , CA

“Pushes things to the outer limits and I think it is positively amazing. He is a genius in the way he conducts a classroom taking life at the moment as it comes. He has so many wonderful things to teach just by watching him do what he does to make him Bears.”

Lauren Brown, Medical Sales, NJ

“You are wonderful! I love your style. Your love for everyone and your love for life is so incredibly contagious – and I thank you for being here and doing all that you do.”

Martha Nichols, Teacher, NH

“An awesomely knowledgeable and creative teacher”

Doug MacDonald, Exhibition Designer, CA

“It was such a gift to be in Bears’ presence. He is such a master at what he teaches and it was wonderful to observe him applying the Option Process® as he was facilitating the class. I have become more comfortable in his presence-a demonstration of my growth.”

Janet Blair, Web Designer, MI

“Fabulous. So refreshing (and relieving) to find a teacher who is willing to say he’s still in the process and doesn’t know everything. I loved the classes where we went off curriculum and the stimulus Bears applied to particular participants. That was the most fun and intellectually stimulating for me. Thank you Bears, it was a blast getting to know you.”

Tasaday Lewis, Massage Therapist, CA

“I have not found a more dynamic, loving, or skilled teacher than Bears. He has warmth, humor, and creativity while simultaneously being challenging and loving. I am so grateful to be with such a visionary!”

Phil Lomas, Psychiatrist, WI

“Fabulous! The manner in which Bears facilitated and got us into the learning/discovery process was exhilarating. He helped us to see ourselves clearly and his love was very apparent. I so appreciated his wisdom and expertise.”

Howard Gorbach, Investment Advisor, CA

“Perfect, sharp, spontaneous. Very knowledgeable and open-hearted”

Ekaterina Baranovskaia, IT Consultant, Canada

“Fabulous – wanting to facilitate the best for everyone”

Clio Osman, Teacher, Germany

“An awesomely knowledgeable and creative teacher”

Doug MacDonald, Exhibition Designer, CA

Samahria Kaufman

“Just an absolute ball of fire! What an incredible spirit. I loved having her energy flow through the classroom. Just beautiful!”

Diane Marayos, Nurse, Medical Sales, Life Coach, NH

“Great presence, so much humor and love and wisdom.”

Cindy Atlas, Home Manager, TX

“Right on everything, so clear and loving. Her warmth and humor is one of a kind. Wisdom with a big W.”

Bright van der Loo, Director, The Netherlands

“Goddess, mother, teaching her love and delight to share her wisdom comes through like a bolt of lightning. Thank you.”

TerryAnn Luther, Full Time mother, OR

“Samahria when you entered the room I got a burst of loving and positive energy you are also a wonderful teacher and person.”

Zac Gross, EMT, CT

“Fantastic!!! I would enjoy any workshop she gave as she is so warm and caring. She was the highlight of the week. The Empowered workshop content was made more alive and accessible by her delivery.”

Jacqueline Gilbert, Retired, VA

“I can never be in Samahria’s presence and not feel overwhelmed by love and happiness. I learn so much about myself and women in her presence.”

Kola Romano, NYC

“Samahria’s essential joy of life and joie de vivre is alive every moment she is in class. It is infectious and contagious, a virus of love, to be transmitted and spread far and wide.”

Louis Rosenbaum, , Owner, Environment Service CA

“Breathtakingly outrageous, smart, witty, fun and one of the most loving people I have ever met. I loved her teachings and insight.”

Lauren Brown, Medical Sales, NJ

“All heart, intelligence, grace and grit in a beautiful package. Samahria, you have a way of going right to the heart of the matter and evoked an emotional response from me, which is far less easy than the intellectual response I’m likely to give.”

Tasaday Lewis, Massage Therapist, CA

“A wonder! So full of life, infectious enthusiasm, so comfortable in the world, and a fantastic, loving teacher.”

McCarthy Huffard, Mother, Business Woman, NY

“I’ve never felt so tangibly loved by someone (especially a teacher) as I have with Samahria”

Phil Lomas, Psychiatrist, WI

“You are so loving and continue to be a model for me. Thank you for your loving patience and sharing your insights. I will cherish and actively use my new insights as well as will practice those let goes. I’m so excited! Thank you.”

Fran Magnotti, Son-Rise Mom, NJ

“Samarhia’s high energy and loving vibration help to create a real easy environment to discover and re-discover ourselves.”

Howard Gorbach, Investment Advisor, CA

“So loving and wants the best for the class.”

Frances Yang, Credit Analyst, WA

“Samahria is such a role model for me of what it is to be an exceptional woman. She is feminine, fun, powerful, loving, and exudes warmth. It is always such a delight to be in a class led by her.”

Janet Blair, Web Designer, MI

“A most beautiful and loving soul. Her laughter is infectious.”

Doug MacDonald, Exhibition Designer, CA

Raun K. Kaufman

“Gentle and real. Thank you Raun for being so down to earth. You remind me that we’re all practicing this philosophy and imperfectly at times. Thank you for helping me see my own humanity.”

Kathy Graham, naturopathic physician, website developer, Canada

“Youthful, Direct, playful, intelligent, meaningful, insightful, and at ease with his words – what a joy. Thank you.”

TerryAnn Luther, Full Time mother, OR

“Outstanding! I want to hang out with you the rest of my life!”

Julanne Lum, Homemaker, CA

“Very genuine and caring. He is an excellent teacher.”

Susie Gibson, Owner & Manager of Farm and Retail Store, AR

“Your thoughtfulness about life and learning is truly inspirational. I enjoyed your classes and discussions immensely. Keep doing what you are doing.”

Martha Nichols, Teacher, NH

“Raun shows up with a twinkle in his eye, option mischief in his heart. He can wait to get into it with us. Raun’s sharing display his deep belief in authenticity and utter transparency.”

Louis Rosenbaum, Owner, Environment Service, CA

“Incredibly enthusiastic, funny, playful and clear in his teaching. I saw a passion and confidence that I didn’t see before.”

Brownyn McCarthy Huffard, Businesswoman, NY

“You are laser sharp. I enjoyed how quickly and decisively you facilitated the class. I especially valued the times you shared the times in your life where you choose to not be comfortable.”

Fran Magnotti, Son-Rise Mother, NJ

“Wonderfully powerful. His contemporary style was both a breath of fresh air and a strong influence. He is a natural in the classroom.”

Deborah Lys, Property Manager, MA

“High energy and deeply gifted. His session was superb and clearly touched everyone.”

Ann Olivarious, Lawyer, United Kingdom

“Raun brings the most energy and enthusiasm into the room. He’s quick thinking, sharp, and seems always to change the tempo and depth instantly.”

Phil Lomas, Psychiatrist, WI

“Charming and delightful delivery of useful and provocative ideas. His playfulness mixed with his grounded wisdom provide a great invitation.”

Tiahna Skye, Teacher/Cousnelor, CA

“His class was excellent.”

Jeff McAllister, Journalist, United Kingdom

“Raun is razor sharp, witty, energetic, and compassionate. I love his ability to keep the class moving and stimulating.”

Doug MacDonald, Exhibition Designer, CA

“Fabulous, energetic, purposeful.”

Harry Ploss, Futures Speculator, TX

Clyde Haberman

“I love his lessons. He is so daring in a total loving way to invite people to go a step further.”

Bright van der Loo, Director, The Netherlands

“Clyde you are the man. I love how you teach and how big your heart is. Thank you.”

Zac Gross, EMT, CT

“Excellent teacher, motivator and communicator. Loved the classes and teaching, thank you for a great week.”

Steven Williams, Adult Residential Counselor, NH

“Funny, excellent teacher/facilitator. Fantastic! Thank you .”

Richard Banton, Clinical Social Worker, NC

“Amazing walking, talking, living example of just how well The Option Process® works. Clyde brings a fabulous blend of knowledge, love, generosity, courage and humor.”

Tiahna Skye, Teacher/Counselor, San Rafael, CA

“Wow Clyde. You blow me away every time I see you. I feel like we’re meeting a new you. Very approachable (as was everyone on staff), moved with the flow of the class, pulled out insights, an example of what The Option Institute can do.”

Alan Talker, Podiatrist, Madison, WI

“What a guy! I love Clyde! He was funny, playful, loving, and clear in his teaching.”

Bronwyn McCarthy Huffard, mother/business woman, NY

“Gentle and intelligent. Also able to go to the heart of the matter and generate stimulus for us as participants.”

Tasaday Lewis, Massage Therapist, CA

“Clyde has such a gentle, loving approach to teaching that I feel so comfortable with. His warmth is disarming and his sensitivity and compassion so evident.”

Janet Blair, Web Designer, MI

“Clyde is my favorite. He is perceptive, gregarious, and funny too. He really cares.”

John Raleigh, WA

“Loving and wants the best for the class. Asks helpful questions. Love the guy.”

Frances Yan, Credit Analyst, WA

Beverly Haberman

“I loved Beverly’s class. Also, full of energy has a beautiful presence. I had a life changing dialogue session with her that I will always be grateful for!”

Diane Marayos, Nurse, Medical Sales, Life Coach, NH

“Spice to life, real, true grit, direct, yet as gentle as a lamb – Thank you.”

TerryAnn Luther, Full Time mother, OR

“Sweet, provocative, edgy this week. Loved it love her teaching method, and truly love her.”

Steven Williams, Adult Residential Counselor, NH

“Clear, grounded, easy, gentle, supportive guidance to look at layer after layer…..particularly skillful at bringing into focus why and how we do what we do.”

Tiahna Skye, Teacher/Counselor, CA

“Beverly is sweetness personified. She has a way of drawing people into the process just by her presence.”

Phil Lomas, Psychiatrist, WI

“I love Beverly. As a teacher I find Beverly clear and easy to understand and a change of pace from the other styles.”

Brownyn McCarthy Huffard, Businesswoman, NY

“Beverly is such a dynamic, warm, beautiful soul. She fills the room with energy and I love her grace.”

Janet Blair, Web Designer, MI

“Exudes, bursts with warmth and love.”

Alan Kalker, Podiatrist, WI

“Sweet! Patient, caring, present, loving.”

Frances Yang, Credit Analyst, WA

Leah Taylor-Roy

“Clear and passionate.”

Ekaterina Bavanovskaia, IT Consultant, Canada

“Wow! Leah really gets it and communicates well. Great guesses about where to go, great command of the material, and the ability to apply it to what comes up in class.”

Stan Kugell, Businessman, MA

“Leah exuded enthusiasm and joy in her teaching.”

Phil Lomas, Psychiatrist, WI

“Great facilitator.”

Catherine Bryson, Real Estate Appraiser, OR

“Very clear, smart, interesting class technique.”

Jeff McAllister, Journalist, United Kingdom

“Guided the class with a warmth that was enveloping. Explanations of the dialogue and method were clear and made it easy to do.”

Alan Kalker, Podiatrist, WI

“Helped me to make the Option Process® Dialogue come alive.”

Clio Osman, Teacher, Germany

“I learned more about dialoguing from Leah in one session than in all my past dialogue classes.”

Doug MacDonald, Exhibition Designer, CA

Stan Cohen

“I truly appreciate Stan’s higher flame classes. He is such an amazing mentor, that often times I am overwhelmed by his belief in the Option Process®.”

Justin Drake, college student, IN

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