Current Programs
 

Free Seminar: Love Matters

1 Day Personal Foundation Program: June 2007

3 Day Set Yourself Free program: July 2007

Weekly Group Program: July 2007

2 Week Program: Love Matters: August 2007

Facilitator and Internship Training with Shirley Smith: May 2007

About the Set Yourself Free Program

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FREE SEMINAR: LOVE MATTERS:
How to Save Your Relationship... or Create The One You Want

July 2007 Sydney

Are you tired of the conflict, bickering and arguing? Do you disagree on issues such as money and sex? Has trust been broken in your relationship? Shirley Smith is the bestselling author of Set Yourself Free, and now Set Yourself Free in Relationships. Speaking with the wisdom, insight and dynamic energy that she is famous for, you will learn what it takes to resolve conflict; open your heart and feel loved regardless of the circumstances.

Shirley Smith guarantees a special evening offering you practical tips and the essential skills to teach you how to have the relationship, passion and connection you seek - TODAY! Don’t waste another minute – whether you are in a relationship or looking to create one - this relationship seminar could be one of the most important events you, a family member or friend attend all year!

Date: Wednesday 25th July 2007
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: North Sydney Community Centre Moreton Hall (inside Civic Park) 220 Miller St, North Sydney (behind Stanton Library, and in between McLaren & Ridge Streets)
Map: Click here for full details of location
Parking: Ridge Street Carpark and street parking available

Click here to book your place or call now on 02 9953 7000 to register your details.

 
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3 Day Set Yourself Free Program:
Breaking the Family Trance

July 2007 Sydney

Breaking the Family Trance will help you unlock unconscious psychological defences that keep you stuck. These defences arise from family of origin dynamics created in your formative years. This program covers the roles you took on; the ‘family rules’ (spoken or unspoken), and the unmet childhood needs, carried feelings and adopted negative beliefs about yourself and the world around you.

Albeit our defences served us well when we were younger- as adults they don’t! Adult defences result in creating destructive habits and sabotaging behaviours causing you to recycle the same unfulfilling circumstances and relationships in your life. This is not your fault, as a child perhaps you didn’t have a choice, but as an adult you do!

Are you ready to close the door on the past and create the life you want to live! Click here for full program details and registration form.

Dates: Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July
[Important Date Change to Previously Advertised]
Times: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: The Radiant Group Counselling and Healing Centre. 32 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay
Investment: $1995

To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au

Please contact the office regarding accommodation advice required if you are travelling from interstate.  A payment plan is available which carries a service fee.

Travelling from Interstate?
Here are a couple of websites that come recommended from clients looking for accommodation. Suburbs to look at are Neutral Bay and Cremorne for walking distance. Crows Nest, North Sydney and Kirribilli require transport.

Cremorne Point Manor
www.cremornepointmanor.com.au
Cremorne Point Manor, a restored 19th Century federation style hotel, is set in a quiet, leafy location surrounded by harbourside reserve. A large upstairs guest balcony overlooks Cremorne Point and Mosman Bay and has glorious views across Sydney Harbour to the east. Rates for single accomodation start at $66 per night, which includes a full breakfast.

Crowy B and B
www.crowybandb.com
Contact Trish Heffernan. 02 9460 7728. Comfortable semi-detached Federation home with private visitor’s accommodation. Smoke Free environment. Special rates for singles and longer term bookings. Rates include a continental home made breakfast.

 
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One Day Set Yourself Free Personal Foundation Program

June 2007 Sydney

In order to expand, improve and make the most out of life we must have a solid personal foundation. In this unique one day program you will assess your personal foundation, receive guidance on what you can do and leave the day with an action plan in place.

Specifically, you will:

  • Assess how your beliefs, behaviours, and feelings affect your wellbeing and success today.
  • Uncover your unmet needs and learn how to get them met. You must meet your needs in order to be your personal best!
  • Put an action plan in place so you can start thriving in your life!

For full program details please click here.

Click here to view and download our registration form. Enrol now to save $150 with the Early Bird plus get your FREE copy of Set Yourself Free.

Date: June 24th 2007
Times: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: The Radiant Group Counselling and Healing Centre. 32 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay
Investment: $695 ($545 Early Bird)

To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au

Please contact the office regarding accommodation advice required if you are travelling from interstate.  A payment plan is available which carries a service fee.

Travelling from Interstate?
Here are a couple of websites that come recommended from clients looking for accommodation. Suburbs to look at are Neutral Bay and Cremorne for walking distance. Crows Nest, North Sydney and Kirribilli require transport.

Cremorne Point Manor
www.cremornepointmanor.com.au
cpmanorCremorne Point Manor, a restored 19th Century federation style hotel, is set in a quiet, leafy location surrounded by harbourside reserve. A large upstairs guest balcony overlooks Cremorne Point and Mosman Bay and has glorious views across Sydney Harbour to the east. Rates for single accomodation start at $66 per night, which includes a full breakfast.

Crowy B and B
www.crowybandb.com
Contact Trish Heffernan. 02 9460 7728. Comfortable semi-detached Federation home with private visitor’s accommodation. Smoke Free environment. Special rates for singles and longer term bookings. Rates include a continental home made breakfast.

 
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Weekly Group Program

July - August 2007 Sydney

This is the work we are best known for at The Radiant Group to create lasting change. Why? because you will heal the core issues that are creating the problems you want to solve in your life today. You receive the proven benefit of various therapeutic and cognitive behavioural modalities into one structured program plus all our practitioners work as a team, under the direct supervision of Shirley Smith, to support your journey of healing and change.

The program is specifically designed to measure and track your progress. This way you monitor your own transformation. It includes family of origin process work (inner child, family systems, shame reduction, processing grief and loss), education via lectures, Eriksonian Hypnosis, Individual Coaching Session, Individual Neuro-Linguistic Programming sessions and the treatment of addictive behaviours. A unique, comprehensive program which above all gets results. Read the testimonials page to see what our clients think.

  • This includes education, trance work and group therapy with the same group and facilitator each week. Each group will consist of up to eight participants and the education component will take place fortnightly.
  • Group email and phone support, which is continuous the entire eight weeks.
  • An hour and a half private NLP session with Graeme Pont to change limiting beliefs. VALUE: $180
  • A 45-minute individual coaching session with your facilitator to keep you focused on achieving your outcomes and tracking your progress. VALUE: $220
  • A 30-minute CD containing a trance exercise on Changing Beliefs by Shirley Smith (one time only). VALUE: $29.95
  • All facilitators have been trained by Shirley Smith and receive constant supervision during your program. This means that Shirley Smith is aware of your healing process and makes suggestions. This type of group supervision also lets you receive support from all of the facilitators. We work together as a team – for you.
  • This program is made available to anyone who has participated in the ONE DAY PERSONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAM, the 3 DAY Set Yourself Free Program or the 2 week program.

Click here for full program details and registration form.

Dates: 8 consecutive evenings from week commencing 9th July, 2007 – final week commencing August 27th July 2007. Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Radiant Group Counselling and Healing Centre. 32 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay
Investment: $1495

To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au

Please contact the office regarding accommodation advice required if you are travelling from interstate.  A payment plan is available which carries a service fee.

Travelling from Interstate?
Here are a couple of websites that come recommended from clients looking for accommodation. Suburbs to look at are Neutral Bay and Cremorne for walking distance. Crows Nest, North Sydney and Kirribilli require transport.

Cremorne Point Manor
www.cremornepointmanor.com.au
cpmanorCremorne Point Manor, a restored 19th Century federation style hotel, is set in a quiet, leafy location surrounded by harbourside reserve. A large upstairs guest balcony overlooks Cremorne Point and Mosman Bay and has glorious views across Sydney Harbour to the east. Rates for single accomodation start at $66 per night, which includes a full breakfast.

Crowy B and B
www.crowybandb.com
Contact Trish Heffernan. 02 9460 7728. Comfortable semi-detached Federation home with private visitor’s accommodation. Smoke Free environment. Special rates for singles and longer term bookings. Rates include a continental home made breakfast.

 
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2 Week Program: Love Matters

August 2007 Sydney

This two week accelerated program treats the multi-generational issues that have been absorbed in childhood and are negatively impacting your adult life. This program heals the effects of carried beliefs, feelings and behaviours. Specifically, we examine the adapted family roles that keep you from being authentic and drive unhealthy behaviours. The program then focuses on the unconscious relational patterns that keep us stuck in unhealthy lifestyles and unfulfilling or destructive relationships.

Tired of working hard on yourself and still not getting what you want? This program addresses core issues and helps you build a strong personal foundation. This gives you a solid platform to create the relationships and life you really want. The purpose of this program is to:

  • Relieve anxiety, anger, pain and shame caused by family of origin issues and dysfunctional patterns of relating.
  • Learn healthy boundaries.
  • Learn how to appropriately express your feeling reality to have intimacy and experience your authentic self.
  • Show you how to stop swinging from intense pleasure and intense pain in your intimate relationships.
  • Identify your values and give you a model for healthy relationships.
  • Grieve childhood and adult losses so you can finally move on
  • Help you to discover what you need in order to feel happy and satisfied – and shows you how to get these needs met.

Facilitated by Shirley Smith and her team of highly trained therapists, this two-week program is life changing and guarantees lasting results. This unique program offers you one of the most efficient formats to accelerate the processing time regarding family of origin issues, abandonment and engulfment pain; and to grieve the losses in childhood and in your adult life. The process and format used in this program is equivalent to months of therapy.

The approach of the program is eclectic, incorporating education, individual and group therapy. Modalities drawn from are psychoanalytic therapies, Gestalt, Family Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Science of Mind and the concepts of Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Dr Ernest Holmes and Carl Jung.

Individual Assessments
An initial assessment is required ahead of the program. This will determine if this program is appropriate for you at this time. The cost of this assessment is $125. If you participate in any of our Set Yourself Free Programs, the cost of this assessment will be credited to the cost of the program. Assessments can be done over the phone or face to face. This gives you an opportunity to meet our team and decide if you want to work with us plus receive the benefit of a consultation with an experienced counsellor trained by Shirley Smith.

During the program you will receive:

  • A comprehensive workbook with notes from the lectures, and exercise sheets
  • Set Yourself Free Series Audio Programs: Co-Dependency Relationships and you
  • 2 x 2 hour assessment sessions (valued at $275)
  • A follow up 45 minute consultation with your facilitator.

Limited to 12 participants Family Matters/Love Matters

Dates: Monday 6th August – Friday 17th August 2007. (Weekends Off)
Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: The Radiant Group Counselling and Healing Centre. 32 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay
Investment: $4990

To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au

For further information please Click here for full program details

Please contact the office regarding accommodation advice required if you are travelling from interstate.  A payment plan is available which carries a service fee.

Travelling from Interstate?
Here are a couple of websites that come recommended from clients looking for accommodation. Suburbs to look at are Neutral Bay and Cremorne for walking distance. Crows Nest, North Sydney and Kirribilli require transport.

Cremorne Point Manor
www.cremornepointmanor.com.au
cpmanorCremorne Point Manor, a restored 19th Century federation style hotel, is set in a quiet, leafy location surrounded by harbourside reserve. A large upstairs guest balcony overlooks Cremorne Point and Mosman Bay and has glorious views across Sydney Harbour to the east. Rates for single accomodation start at $66 per night, which includes a full breakfast.

Crowy B and B
www.crowybandb.com
Contact Trish Heffernan. 02 9460 7728. Comfortable semi-detached Federation home with private visitor’s accommodation. Smoke Free environment. Special rates for singles and longer term bookings. Rates include a continental home made breakfast.

 
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Facilitator and Internship Training with Shirley Smith

Commencing May 14th Sydney

Shirley Smith is conducting a 12 month Facilitator Internship Training program in Sydney. This training lays the foundation for an intern to specialise in the treatment of compulsive, addictive behaviour, co-dependency and family of origin issues. You will be trained in Pia Mellody’s post-induction therapy model. Through this experiential training you will learn powerful skills to assist clients in their healing and recovery. There is a great opportunity to advance your personal growth and professional skills as an effective therapist, coach and facilitator. In addition you will learn advanced communication, facilitation and presentation skills.

This opportunity becomes available once every few years. So if you are interested please download the application form and contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 02 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au to set up a 30 minute interview via phone or in person with Shirley Smith to discuss the program.

  • To assess whether our clinical orientation and approach is in alignment with the next step you want to take in your learning and training we strongly recommend that you read Shirley Smith’s book, Set Yourself Free – Anniversary Edition.
  • Please download and return the application form to register your interest in this training program with Shirley Smith. Please respond no later than April 9th, enrolments are finalized by Friday April 13th.
  • For information on program content, the fees for the training, payment plans, timetables etc please contact Nicole at The Radiant Group on 02 9953 7000 or via email nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au for further information.

“One of Shirley Smith’s attributes is her ability to instil and inspire confidence in her students, which has been a major contribution to my success. Although I attended the course to attain professional skills an unexpected bonus was a tremendous personal growth experience” Dr. Leonie Aitken, GP, Sydney, NSW.

Travelling from Interstate?
Here are a couple of websites that come recommended from clients looking for accommodation. Suburbs to look at are Neutral Bay and Cremorne for walking distance. Crows Nest, North Sydney and Kirribilli require transport.

Cremorne Point Manor
www.cremornepointmanor.com.au
cpmanorCremorne Point Manor, a restored 19th Century federation style hotel, is set in a quiet, leafy location surrounded by harbourside reserve. A large upstairs guest balcony overlooks Cremorne Point and Mosman Bay and has glorious views across Sydney Harbour to the east. Rates for single accomodation start at $66 per night, which includes a full breakfast.

Crowy B and B
www.crowybandb.com
Contact Trish Heffernan. 02 9460 7728. Comfortable semi-detached Federation home with private visitor’s accommodation. Smoke Free environment. Special rates for singles and longer term bookings. Rates include a continental home made breakfast.

 
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About the Set Yourself Free Programs:

The Set Yourself Free Program is for those who want to create better relationships, uncover their authentic self and make positive changes that last.

Consider these important aspects of your life:

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Intimacy
  • Creativity
  • Authentic Self-Expression Spirituality
  • Sexuality
  • Identity Health
  • Self-Care
  • Bad Habits Finances
  • Career
  • Life Transitions

Who are these programs for:

Tired of working hard on yourself and still not getting what you want? Our programs address core issues and help you build a strong personal foundation. This gives you a solid platform to create the relationships and life you really want.

Our approach is to firstly work with you to uncover what is blocking you from achieving your desired happiness, success and wellbeing. This gives you clarity and develops more freedom of choice. We then help you discover what you really want and structure a well-balanced approach to achieving your goals.

Ask yourself the following:

  • Have you lost your passion and sometimes feel numb?
  • Do you have difficulty knowing yourself and letting others know who you are?
  • Are you a control freak or feel out of control?
  • Do you suffer from repetitive, frustrating situations in your personal or professional relationships?
  • Do you choose relationships or do they choose you?
  • Do you feel lonely even when you are with people?
  • Do you have issues of perfectionism about performance and body image?
  • Do you keep doing things that you promised yourself you would never do again?
  • Have you been known as “needy” or “needless” and not quite sure how to identify and meet your emotional needs?
  • Has your childhood caused you to be anxious about parenting?
  • Do you see others, or do they see you, as ‘the problem’?
  • Do you feel trapped, immobilised and feel less than others or do you present an “all together” act?
  • Do you overreact or under-react rather than respond to situations? If you answered yes to any of the above questions you will greatly benefit from our Set Yourself Free Programs.

We teach people how to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Resolve conflict
  • Create healthy boundaries
  • Enhance self-esteem and gain more confidence
  • Have better relationships
  • Express their unique identity
  • Move through life, relationships and career transitions with simplicity and ease
  • Enhance their Spirituality eg. forgiveness, love, surrender (letting go), acceptance, gratitude, trust, faith

Transformation is the key

Think caterpillar into butterfly. It involves a process of emergence out of confinement and into the light. Whether you’re held back by confusion, pain, frustration, fear, shame, guilt, mental obsession or loneliness – the light of clarity, relief, confidence, connection and peace of mind, is available and here to stay when you embark on a journey of transformation.

What’s different about this program?

The holistic and eclectic approach of this program is based on the 25 years’ experience and expertise of our Founder/Program Director, Shirley Smith. The program is thorough and synthesises the key components of process oriented psychotherapy, behavioural science and non-religious Spirituality.

We focus on uncovering your beliefs, in particular the limiting and negative beliefs that disrupt your relationships and life; your feelings, either frozen, toxic, unresolved and overwhelming feelings or a sense of emotional deadness; and un-useful behaviours - distracting, destructive and addictive. These symptoms are all generated from your buried beliefs, unexplored feelings or spiritual bankruptcy.

We then work with you to discover your needs (emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual) and your values. Once these important needs and values are identified, you are shown how to integrate your needs and values into a program of goal directed behaviour.

We specifically work with you to structure a system of support whilst going through transitions. This lets you function in your relationships, career and practises of self-care. The program includes tracking your progress so you know when a stage of your healing is complete.

All this combined creates the necessary foundation and skills to function at your personal best and to achieve the goals set by you.

The system used for facilitating these programs is a highly effective mix of proven life changing techniques. These are drawn from the following modalities: Psychoanalytic Therapies, Gestalt, Family Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Accelerated Learning, Science of Mind (spiritual - non religious healing), Post Induction Therapy and the treatment of Co-dependency and compulsive addictive behaviours. We incorporate the concepts of Virginia Satir, Erik Erikson, Abraham Maslow, Clare Graves, Carl Rogers, Dr Ernest Holmes, Carl Jung, Pia Mellody and Robert Firestone.

The programs include an in-depth assessment, education, written exercises, group therapy and deep process work. The highest value is placed on a confidential, safe and respectful setting.

With over twenty-five years facilitating these types of programs, we’ve discovered that setting yourself free and moving forward in life requires addressing two fundamental aspects:

1. Your History: This means exploring and understanding family dynamics and roles; behaviour patterns; negative or mistaken beliefs and feelings embedded during your formative years that no longer serve you in adult life. You will be facilitated to inventory your history; explore your family genogram; acknowledge unhealed neglect, wounds or abuse, and debrief and process unresolved issues in a safe and healing manner.

The purpose of this is to understand the impact of your history. You then resolve any trauma, abuse, neglect, resentment and regret whilst grieving the losses or missed opportunities from childhood. Once this occurs freedom and true forgiveness naturally follow. Importantly, you realise that you are not alone; nor are you crazy, bad, stupid, lazy, worthless or inadequate. Realising this reduces toxic shame and lets you express yourself authentically and comfortably.

This is not about blaming yourself or another. Rather this process of healing prevents ongoing grievance stories that keep you feeling stuck, drains you and can make you physically ill.

Resolution of your past gives you the clarity to make better choices and obtain self-love, confidence and self-respect.

2. Your Adult Defenses: This involves exploring and understanding the behaviour patterns, denials, delusions and emotional reactivity that have been effective to keep past hurts and emotional wounds from our conscious awareness. Defenses that no longer serve you demand significant energy to keep them in place, essentially sabotaging your wellbeing and from creating the life and relationships you want.

Being stuck in destructive, repetitive, behaviour patterns is frustrating and can lead to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and experiencing low self-esteem (although often hidden). When you can’t see a way out, you will distract yourself in a variety of ways in order to cope with confusion, loneliness, emotional turmoil or even physical pain – until the distractions are not enough or no longer work!

 

Set Yourself Free Program Formats

There are four Set Yourself Free Programs presented in the following three different formats:

  • A 3-Day Intensive*
  • A Two-Week Program*
  • 8-Week Group Therapy – you must complete a 3-Day Intensive or Two-Week Program before joining our weekly group program

* An individual assessment is required before attending a program

Individual Assessments: The Set Yourself Free Programs may not be appropriate for everyone interested in participating. We require clients to have an assessment session prior to attendance in each program. An assessment is 2 hours in duration and has a separate fee from that of the program. This allows one to be assessed and suggestions to be made that may not include a Set Yourself Free program. If you are accepted into the program, then the cost of your assessment will be deducted from the program fee.

The different formats of each Set Yourself Free Program work effectively together. The 3-Day Intensives and Two-Week Programs give you uninterrupted time plus facilitative support to get to the core of the issue you are focusing on. These programs are particularly suited to those with a lifestyle that doesn’t allow for ongoing commitment to attend weekly sessions, or for those who live out of town.

The 8-Week Group Therapy Program has been carefully designed and constructed to add depth and breadth to the 3-Day Intensive and Two-Week programs. Both will support you step by step toward transformation, integration and lasting change.

Format One - 3 Day Intensive: 3 full days with extended hours.

  • Friday – 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 9am to 9pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 6pm

The Set Yourself Free Program - 3-Day Intensives are:

  • Breaking the Family Trance – Focuses on family system therapy, specifically the adapted roles that keep one from being authentic; carried beliefs, feelings and behaviours that are multi-generational and have been absorbed in childhood. The program helps you identify your true needs, wants and desires and create a new vision for any part of your life – or your entire life.
  • Relationships & You – Focuses on the unconscious relational patterns that keep us stuck in unfulfilling or destructive relationships – especially addictive dynamics. This program relieves abandonment and engulfment pain learned from dysfunctional ways of relating in one’s childhood. It also gives you a model for healthy relationships and helps you specifically identify your values and criteria so you can create healthy relationships.

Format Two - 2 Week Program: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with the weekend off.

This format is our signature program, more in-depth with added time, processes and many hours of personal interaction and process oriented psychotherapy in a small group setting. Shirley Smith has designed this program in a unique way with a balance of process and content that guarantees significant healing and change. Many people are able to get to the core of an issue, which has escaped them in other modalities of therapy or personal development programs.

The two different 2 Week Programs are:

  • Interrupted Development – Focuses on developmental immaturity (especially emotional reactivity, faulty thinking/negative beliefs and spiritual bankruptcy) due to impaired stages of childhood development. The program helps you resolve past childhood wounds, abuse, trauma and neglect and addresses the adapted adult behaviour that keeps you from having healthy relationships and a better life right now.
  • Family Matters – Love Matters – Includes all content in “Breaking the Family Trance” and “Relationships and You” – and much more. We go beyond the 3-Day Intensives by adding the completion of a Family Genogram and in-depth work on carried beliefs, feelings and behaviours. The program also includes steps to building intimacy and delves deeper into reclaiming your true identity.

Format Three - An 8 Week Group Therapy Evening Program: 3 hours, once a week, over eight weeks plus a private 45 minute session.

This program takes breakthroughs made at the weekend intensives and two-week programs and helps you integrate them into your daily life.

The first hour is a lecture and/or group process facilitated by Shirley Smith. You then break up into the same small groups of 6 each week, facilitated by a psychotherapist trained and supervised by Shirley. There is also a 45-minute private session with your group therapist to track your progress and address anything privately.

Although not required, the program has been specifically designed to offer on-going contact and support from your group members through a confidential email system and outreach calls. Working with people creates a feeling of community and this quickly expands your resources for extra support. The 8 weeks gives you consistency and the best possible chance to integrate the shifts made at the 3-Day and Two Week Programs and continue your healing and change work.

Many People Ask: Why work with others in a group setting and not just one-on-one private sessions?

Working with people on core issues and transformation can be an intimidating prospect for those who have never experienced it. However contrary to what most people would think, studies show that the healing process that occurs in a group environment is even more valuable, and cost effective, for an individual than working in one on one sessions. This is especially true when done consistently over a period of time.

Learning to be more open minded and letting others see the real you, is embarked upon within a safe and respectful setting. The dynamic generated by this format helps you become aware and process issues faster and in more depth. This process facilitates an incredible amount of clarity, personal freedom, self-esteem and validation for being who you are as opposed to what you do.

Group members learn practical skills and tools to create authentic and lasting relationships in life. You learn how to safely express feelings, establish healthy boundaries and reclaim your personal freedom. This restores clarity and joy whilst increasing your sense of hope and possibilities in life.

Benefits of working with a group dynamic:

  • Universality - learning you are not alone and that others experience similar thoughts, feeling and problems.
  • Hope - seeing others overcome obstacles and improve their life gives you the inspiration to do the same.
  • Trust - letting others know things about you, and who you are, helps build your confidence.
  • Altruism – helping others and feeling like you have something to give.
  • Family Re-enactment - how you relate to people depends to a large extent on how you learnt to relate to your family. The program helps you recognise, explore and clarify these social dynamics.
  • Interpersonal Learning–what impact you have on others gives you the opportunity to make changes that will enrich your social life.
  • Catharsis and Cohesiveness – this setting provides a safe place to express your feelings. The bond you forge with other people builds trust and adds to the healing process.
  • Existential Factors – the program allows you to see a new meaning and purpose to your life. It also helps you to deal with the fact, and accept that there are some things we are powerless to control. This is an important factor in learning how to let go.