October 22, 2014

Mentor Certification

Mentor Certification

Master the Art & Science of Working with Individuals

Are you a helping professional or teacher looking to enhance your capacity to support your clients or students? As a manager, would you like to help your employees work with greater ease and clarity? Are you seeking a new profession where you determine your own success and work in an environment of your choice while making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals around you?

Mentor Certification 1In Mentor Certification, you’ll gain mastery of The Option Process® Dialogue, a proven, acclaimed technique that offers an unparalleled capacity to help individuals uncover and clarify limiting beliefs that cause undesired emotions and behaviors. You’ll experience the exhilaration and delight of helping others become clear, confident and empowered in ways that exceed their expectations. You’ll acquire extraordinary skills and techniques that will expand who you are and widen your impact in the world. Best of all, you’ll establish a new frame of reference by which you view yourself and the world around – the capabilities used to help others will become invaluable in helping yourself.

In Mentor Certification you’ll learn how to:

Employ a highly respectful and effective system of questions specifically designed to transform discomfort, distress and self-limiting behaviors into clarity, serenity and self-empowerment

Master and maintain an accepting, nonjudgmental and nondirective attitude that establishes an ideal context for others to understand, explore and change feelings, behaviors and beliefs

Remain relaxed, poised and comfortable regardless of the attitudes and challenges a client might bring to the table

Help clients, colleagues and friends uncover and change their beliefs, and through doing so, change the way they act and feel

Counseling for Self Help and Self Reliance: What you should expect?

Mentor Certification 2

The Mentor Certification Program is a four-week, non-stop, deep plunge into The Option Process Dialogue and into the depth that you are as an individual. You’ll eat, drink, breath and even dream The Option Process Dialogue. During the program you’ll experience:

  • Daylong and evening sessions, frequently mentoring two or more times per day
  • Expert instruction from Option Institute Co-Founders Barry (Bears) Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, along with our world-class teaching team at The Option Institute
  • A senior staff advocate and coach to help you stay motivated and empowered
  • A highly skilled peer group dedicated to challenge and support you at every turn
  • Private accommodations including all meals and laundry services
  • A large group of motivated volunteers for daily mentoring practice

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Dear Bears, Samahria, Raun, Beverly and Clyde, Stan, and of course, Zoe!

I thought I would write notes of thanks to each of you, but as I think of one, I think of all. There is love and power in the group you have created. You are all so passionately and perfectly living ‘The Option Attitude’, teaching through your living example and your superb execution of The Option Process® Dialogue, so the laser sharp clarity, powerful commitment and conviction of the group have become so much greater than the sum of its parts – a force of nature that I celebrate in love. My wildest dreams could not have hinted at the bigness of the gift I gave myself in participating in the Mentor Certification program you so lovingly created. I’ve never been happier!

From the moment I left The Option Institute after graduation you have been in my thoughts. Each of you, all of you, every morning as I open my eyes in gratitude for another day to joyfully play in. Every morning as I ask myself what my intention is, I think of you. Throughout my day as I check in to see how accepting and happy I am with myself and the world around me, I think of you. If my answer is ‘yes’, I’m living my intention. If my answer is ‘no’, a quick question of ‘what do I want more – the unhappiness or whatever it is that I’m using the unhappiness to get?’has become my quick-draw tool of choice to help me crystallize and go after what I want.

I embrace you throughout my travels beautifully wrapped in the sublime glow of your smiles, words and footsteps. Yes, yeah, yippy, thank you, each of you, all of you!

– Roe Dibona, Restaurant Manager & Certified Option Process Mentor/Counselor, New Jersey

What Can You Do After Certification?

As a certified Option Process Mentor, you can:

  • Help others using the same process and philosophy that has helped thousands to transform their lives
  • Enhance your career with a wealth of new tools and skills
  • Become an entrepreneur and establish a private practice
  • Join our elite team of Option Process Teachers here at The Option Institute by pursuing Group Facilitation Training and Option Process Teacher Training

Many helping professionals, teachers, managers and consultants have taken their careers to new levels with the skills and attitudinal techniques acquired in Mentor Certification.Professional areas enhanced by the Option Process Dialogue include:


AdvocacyCounseling with Juvenile & Adult OffendersMergers & Acquisitions
Aging / GerontologyCrisis InterventionNursing
Assessment and TestingExecutive CoachingPsychiatric Nursing
Athletic CoachingFamily AbusePersonal Coaching
Bereavement CounselingGuidance CounselingPhysician
Career CounselingHealth CounselingPsychology
Case ManagementHospice CarePsychotherapy
Child AbuseLife CoachingPhysician
Children & AdolescentsManaged CareSchool Counseling
Community & Agency CounselingManagement/AdminSocial Work
Conflict ResolutionMarriage & Family CounselingSpecial Needs
Corporate IntegrationMediationSubstance Abuse Counseling
Counseling Gay Men and LesbiansMedical ProfessionalsUnion Representatives


Other graduates of the Mentor Certification  program choose the entrepreneurial path and establish their own private practice. As a private practitioner, you’ll have the ability to work as your own boss in an environment of your choosing.