||Happiness Option Weekend
|Revitalize Your Spirit
||Advanced Power Dialogues
|Calm Amid Chaos
||Group Facilitation Training
||Who Are You & What Is Your Purpose?
||Son-Rise Program Wide Awake
||Advanced Group Facilitation Training
Ultimate Training for Unshakable Happiness - An Intensive Two-Week Program
Welcome to the most in-depth and comprehensive of our core courses.
At The Option Institute, we offer a variety of programs, each designed to help with different types of challenges, as well as various approaches to increasing happiness and comfort. However, if you feel that you’re facing challenges you can’t handle or you want to examine and re-construct every aspect of yourself, come to the Inner Strength program.
Inner Strength is the fitness program for the mind and spirit that will help you build your internal sense of power, passion and freedom. This program equips you with tools to put you in complete charge of your emotions and behaviors – no matter what is happening around you.
This two-week course addresses and explores every aspect of what a person faces in themselves and their lives. You will be on a journey with a committed group of fellow participants examining your beliefs in each aspect of your life – from your confidence level to how you handle unpredictable or unwanted events to your willingness to communicate honestly, to your comfort with feeling and expressing love. Nothing is off limits and everything about what you believe and how you operate will be questioned (lovingly and non-judgmentally).
In truth, no matter what we may seek to change on the outside (our looks, our relationships, our job, our home), none of it makes a real difference if we can’t change how we feel and experience our lives on the inside. No amount of exercise prepares us for the heavy lifting that comes with the tribulations of money, relationships, health and the general uncertainties of life.
That is why it all comes down to Inner Strength – creating a way for ourselves to think and feel so that we have an unwavering, unstoppable, indestructible sense of our own strength, confidence, self-acceptance and clarity.
Inner Strength A two-week program provides you with:
- Mental/Emotional Muscle:Build the mental and emotional strength to handle any life crisis with clarity and grace
- Lasting Conviction:Foster within yourself the kind of conviction, supporting your own comfort and happiness, that doesn’t fade over time
Special Inner Strength Features:
- The Inner Strength diary
- The Book
- The Two Sides of You
- The Disclosure Factor
- What if…?
- Happiness Interaction Training Tactics
In my early twenties, before I went to The Option Institute — I was lost. I had come to the end of my academic path and realized that I didn’t actually know who I was. I got myself into a really unhappy place, feeling completely disconnected from what I wanted and who I was. I felt confused and adrift.
And then I went to The Option Institute for the Inner Strength two-week program. I went there wanting to find myself. I went looking for answers. What I found were questions. This has been the biggest gift!
I came to realize that I am my own best expert. I can trust myself! I can love myself! I am all I need! What huge, amazing, totally self-changing messages – and I am so grateful to have learned them at 24.
Recently I have faced some real challenges, from my parents’ divorce to my mum’s serious illness.
I know that without having gone to The Option Institute, I would be an angry, unhappy individual right now. Instead, I learned at the Institute that I can choose how to feel in the face of these challenges. Being happy and comfortable means I have more space for love, gratitude and laughter! I not only give myself a better experience but it also means I can be a better support for my family.
And yes, there are times when I don’t chose happiness, but it sure feels a whole lot better to know that I’m creating it! What an empowering thing to realize that life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself!
None of this would have been possible without the financial aid given to me. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for this aid. To be able to know yourself this deeply and to learn that all the happiness you ever imagined is actually in your control is the biggest gift you can give anyone. There’s nothing else more important than investing in that. If you can, please enable someone less able to attend a program and create the changes in their life as I have in mine. I am grateful for the scholarship aid every single day of my extraordinary life. Thank you for reading this. Have a truly awesome day!
— Madeleine Woolgar, Public Relations/Media, UK
I signed up for Inner Strength with a feeling that if it didn’t help, I’d be lost. Not only did the program give me practical, easy-to-use tools to help build my inner strength, it also helped me discover strengths I did not know I had. I’m now equipped to face anything 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 really feel I am stronger within after participating in Inner Strength. Some of the things we did were so radical that they were like a flashlight in the darkness. I really liked the meditations we did. It made me realize that only I am limiting myself. If I stop limiting myself in every way then I am free to do what I want and I have started making myself free from my self imposed limitations.
- Gaurand Khatri, Software Engineer, Japan
I can’t think of someplace else in the world I’d rather be right now. I’m 44 and finally learning tools with which to navigate through life’s challenges. I’ve been going through life wanting to change everything outside of me. With the tools taught in the Inner Strength program at The Option Institute I can now change what’s inside of me. I feel like I just landed on the planet for the first time. Yaaaaaahoooo!!! I thank all of you for “being” the dedication, love, acceptance that you show us every day. I love being here
- Shayu Talbot, Community Service Worker, Canada
When I came to The Option Institute 4 ½ weeks ago for Fearless
, Exceptional Woman
, and Inner Strength
I had survived the loss of my husband, my home, my social environment, my mother. I was in deep pain, new and old. I was closer to death than really alive. I decided to invest in feeling better inside, instead of starting to build a new shelter around me. I tried ‘Happiness is a Choice’—it is! Now I am grateful to be alive and to be myself. There is so much to love and embrace from my past life and a new world is opening—I can trust myself and the universe around me—I see great opportunities in my new situation.
- Heidi Kittler Passma, Germany
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.”
- Stephen Bochner, Executive Search Consultant, New York
Inner Strength was an incredible two weeks! I have been challenged to face my fears and judgments and my ways of concealing authenticity. I have laughed and I have cried but I have grown in leaps and bounds – in ways I never dreamed possible. I have recognized the ways I have been using unhappiness as a choice and I have received the tools I need to change my beliefs to claim my right to be happy. I am a new person – confident and strong. I love myself now – and therefore am able to give genuine, non-judgmental love to others. Thank you for the gift of health and hope!
- Elaine Shaw, Registered Nurse, Maryland
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