June 8, 2015

Inner Strength Boot Camp – Program Reviews

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“I wanted to create a clear, up-to-date vision to live by everyday. I wanted a star I could focus on whenever I lost my way and met significant challenges inside me or around me financially, work-wise, or with my family or friends. This wonderful, clear, powerful vision lives inside me now as the pillars of Inner strength vision we created together during the last two weeks. I had many opportunities each day to practice being present, letting go of the outcome in a specific endeavor, creating a breath-taking level of passion for living my daily life and my favorite bright, shining teaching – love first, act second.”

Erika Bro, Mentor, Hopewell, NJ

“Inner Strength is both a powerful and profound journey into what it means to be indestructible from the inside out. I loved the twq weeks as it continued to deepen in its content and meaningfulness for myself personally. I highly recommend investing two weeks as the return is a lifetime of ease, comfort, joy & delight in the beauty of all that life offers.”

Saida Desilets, New York

“I am so grateful to have had two continuous weeks to explore, challenge and uncover beliefs and belief systems. I was able to see parts of my life that I had kept hidden from others and many that I’ve even be so clever to keep hidden from myself. Uncovering them and choosing to keep, modify or discard them is so empowering and freeing to me. I can see now that the whole concept of being authentic, self-trusting and honest to my self and others has so many more layers and profound depths to explore and for my entire life I have settled for a superficial understanding and experience of true authenticity. I know I will from this day forward dive into life passionately with loving respect and self trust for myself and others.”

Susan Beautiful Bald Eagle, Retired Teacher, Mexico

“I came to this program frightened and insecure about who I was in the world. I’m leaving centered and strong in my ability to move powerfully and loving with inner strength.”

Bob Wiley, Licensed Professional Counselor, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“I wanted to create a clear, up-to-date vision to live by everyday. I wanted a star I could focus on whenever I lost my way and met significant challenges inside me or around me financially, work-wise, or with my family or friends. This wonderful, clear, powerful vision lives inside me now as the pillars of Inner strength vision we created together during the last two weeks. I had many opportunities each day to practice being present, letting go of the outcome in a specific endeavor, creating a breath-taking level of passion for living my daily life and my favorite bright, shining teaching – love first, act second.”

Erika Bro, Counselor, Hopewell, NJ

“Inner Strength is both a powerful and profound journey into what it means to be ‘indestructible from the inside out’. I loved the twq weeks as it continued to deepen in its content and meaningfulness for myself personally. I highly recommend investing two weeks as the return is a lifetime of ease, comfort, joy & delight in the beauty of all that life offers”

Saida Desilets, Participant, New York

“I came to this program frightened and insecure about who I was in the world. I’m leaving centered and strong in my ability to move powerfully and loving with inner strength.”

Bob Wiley, Licensed Professional Counselor, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“The Option Institute put me in an environment that allowed me to pinpoint many of my issues, understand them and then work toward resolving and dealing with them. I was able to let go of a lot of pain, anger, and frustration and replace with feelings of inner peace and strength. The in class exercises were equally as valuable to me as the countless opportunities I grew from with classmates. I have a lot of work and a long road ahead of me but I have been given a new birth, tools, and I am finding direction that allows me the best shot I can recall for having the life I choose.”

Dylan Pfister, Self Employed, IA

“I came to Inner Strength with a desire to gain insight and happiness within myself. This two- week program has been life changing. I see myself as a Pillar of Strength. We learned fundamental tools to apply to our lives. This course taught me that it is my choice to be strong.”

Terry Ann Luther, Son-Rise Director / Mom, Florence, Oregon

“Being here was the most life-discovering and life-affirming experience I have ever had in my life. It’s the gift of a lifetime to be able to be ready for anything, knowing there are really no limits to what is possible for me. I walk from this program with tools that are now part of me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”

Emilio Formiga, IT Manager, Portugal

“Inner Strength has been such a beautiful experience. In this program, I have been challenged to stretch and cheered on every step of the way. Steps became leaps as we laughed together. A playful attitude was pervasive. I have learned so much about what inner strength truly means to me.”

Mariah Stone, Teacher, Norwich, VT

“Inner Strength was a high-flame, two-week intensive for expanding my understanding and practice of the Option attitude. I felt the length of the program and the intensity of the teaching was great for what I wanted to create and experience. I can’t imagine a better laboratory in which to practice dropping the judgment and creating comfort for myself. I loved the exercises and experiences. My thanks to all!”

Judy White, Consultant, Cortland, OH

“Inner Strength has provided me with the tools to deal with life with happiness, love and compassion. I can be the person I have dreamed of being. I learned how to draw from the pillars of strength all the resources I need to become even happier, more useful human being.”

Louis Rosenbaum, Businessman,, Mill Valley, CA

“Inner Strength has been the perfect program to enable me to go out in the world and be someone, a force of nature. I have never felt stronger and I know that I can live life happy, loving and with a deep desire to return to The Option Institute.”

Jacobson,, Student, Manchester, UK

“Inner Strength helped me to hold fast to that which I already know – There is nothing wrong with me, and there never was. Now I can move forward in my life with ease and power, knowing that every experience is a gift and that I can go for what I want.”

Kimberlee Olsen, Customer Support, Stockbridge, MA

“Inner Strength has been a pivotal program for me. I finally got the concept that regardless of how concrete and fixed truth appears to be – how I respond to it is entirely a choice. It sunk in on an almost cellular level.”

Bran Callet, California

“This program was amazing. I loved having the two weeks to really explore myself and solidify what I was learning. I realize now that I was in training for these two weeks to become a teacher myself and a creator of my own life.”

Jessica Carroll, Child Facilatator, Massachusetts

” so enjoyed this class and hung on every word. I loved how the class took so many turns one corner is filled with lighthearted fun, the next is hyper focused love directed to one person, the next turn is planting ourselves in the here and now, the next a corner is one of self reflection. All these corners softens to make an awesome circle with Bears standing in the center, exquisitely cheering us all on to just get up and move in whatever direction we choose.

I was presented with a self reflection as to why I get so emotional in my relationship with my lover. In our discussion about the attention that the unhappy child receives I was sharply reminded that when I find a challenging relationship topic to discuss with my boyfriend I start off by crying. I believe I have been doing this as a way to get his attention. Wow!

I would love to see more of the dialoguing in class to the level you did with Jeannene and Steve. Totally powerful! Oh yeah!!!!! Something that I also thought to be very impactful was when you (Bears) shared about your own personal experience from when you did life unhappily to now where you are still growing and learning from the process.”

Susan Humphries, Massachusetts

“I signed up for the Inner Strength program with a feeling that if this didn’t help, I would be lost. Not only did the program give me practical and easy-to-use tools to help build my inner strength, it also helped me discover strengths I did not know I had. I am now equipped to face anything the universe places in my path, and to deal with all issues with clarity and happiness. My life is no longer a battleground – it’s a playground!”

Keith Hindmarsh, Chef/Caterer, Canada

“I came to The Option Institute at the age of fifty, desperate, depressed and in a deep fit without a way to climb out. Many years of therapy, anti-depressants and other medications from former physicians and institutions had left me hopeless. Twelve days at The Option Institute changed the manner in which I view my entire life. The choice is mine – create the greatest version of me possible or remain miserable. If I choose the former, The Option Institute has the framework, tools and love for me to get there.”

Steve B, New York

“The Inner Strength program brought together for me all the principles that strengthened me from taking Optimal Self-Trust, Fearless, Empowering Yourself and PowerDialogues. I feel more integrated within my own understanding of happiness. I feel more passionate about life from studying the pillars of Inner Strength. I am extremely grateful I took this course and fascinated in being able to go home with the sense of strength I have found during the two weeks. Thank you for a life-changing experience. I cannot wait for more! The sky is the limit and beyond!!”

Helen Cherry, Alexander Technique Teacher and Artist, United Kingdom

“I have had the most wonderful transformations and ‘ah-ha’ moments over the last two weeks. I have realized behavior patterns and beliefs that no longer serve me, and I am so grateful that I choose now to let them go. I am taking ownership of my life and will be learning to explain myself to myself from this point on. Thank you!”

Kerry Kenna, Clinical Specialist, New Jersey

“Inner Strength gave me the opportunity to find, look at, and jettison beliefs that led to my being in a weak position. The specific Pillars and their continued emphasis helped to deepen understanding and strengthen the actual muscles to apply them so that I now know I will see and act differently – from a place of empowerment.”

Clio Osman, Teacher, Los Angeles/Germany

“Inner Strength for me deals with the bedrock of The Option Process®: stimulus – belief – response. It challenges you in many ways to find and look at your beliefs. So much of what we live we take for a fact as unchangeable. I’m now learning it’s all changeable, merely by my whim.”

Roz Brassington, Student, United Kingdom

“I am no longer afraid to be in a group. I feel confident and deeply loving and released . . . this is a huge step for me. I no longer need to check in with myself to see if what I’m doing is good enough. I know I’m good enough. I’m out of my cage and I’m FLYING! “

Anne-Marie Grafton, Development & Training Manager, England

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