Fundamentals of Our Counseling Method
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.
Half of the program will focus on helping you to implement the attitude of an Option Process Mentor. (The Mentor is the person asking the questions.) This attitude consists of being incredibly present with the person speaking, totally accepting them and everything they say, not having an agenda for what they think, feel, or decide, and creating a sense of deep caring about the person. Not surprisingly, this attitude, once mastered, has enormous benefits in many aspects of life outside of the Dialogue as well.
The other half of the program will focus on enabling you to grasp the fundamentals of the questioning technique itself. You will have the opportunity to practice doing Dialogues in real time and get feedback and assistance.
In PowerDialogues you will learn to:
- Always be equipped for any crisis – yours or someone else’s
- Engage a powerful attitude at will where you are unshakably comfortable, relaxed and caring
- Be the resource for others that you always wished you could be
- Understand yourself much more deeply, and make significant personal changes by unearthing and shifting your own beliefs
I came to PowerDialogues in order to add dialoguing to my Son-Rise Program® at home. I am leaving today with so much more than I had expected to get. Such as:
- A much more in-depth understanding of the incredible miracle of the dialogue.
- A new conviction about my ability to choose my degree of happiness and comfort in my life.
- A deepened joy and excitement about my relationship with my mother, who attendedPowerDialogues with me as a celebration of her 75th birthday.
– Susan Levin, Son-Rise Program Mom, MA
I love The Option Institute. I have taken 5 programs here and each one has enriched my life. PowerDialogues was so powerful-I feel more loving, more non-judgmental and I was able to make connections with my character that I want to change. PowerDialogues whether as mentor or explorer gave me a new way to look at myself.
– Gertruth Handelman, Retired, Canada
Wow! Thought I would see the sky and found the universe. Potentially, the most profound program of my life’s journey!
– Stelios Angelides, Care Manager & Son-Rise Dad, England
PowerDialogues surprised me with its depth and meatiness. I expected to learn a few techniques, slap them on and call it a day. I was surprised and delighted to find that the whole PowerDialogue process is an amazingly thought out and deeply meaningful science AND art. It’s a juicy, fun and thought provoking process and I enjoyed launching into learning more about applying the process to my life so that Ican be aware of my choices and be in control of what I feel and believe.
– Pam Aronow, Son-Rise Mom, AZ
The dialogue is so completely gorgeous and dialogue classes are even more fabulous. I feel like it’s like getting an instruction manual to life and building muscles that will set me free in ANY situation. I want to keep going for this to make my love bigger and bigger…and bigger and BIGGER.
– Anne-Marie Graften, Skills Development Manager, United Kingdom