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The Set Yourself Free Program

“It’s not easy to talk about emotional things.,” he said recounting how he walked into the first Sydney workshop, thinking “Nobody’s going to get to me.” Although he digested the information, and then a heart attack forced him to reassess his lifestyle. “Your heart turns around and attacks you, and you think you can’t keep doing what you’ve been doing. Since then I’ve moved forward.” Tony Rowett told his captive audience that while it may be daunting to tell the truth, repressed emotions lead to depression. “Don’t go back to sleep if the speakers (Shirley Smith) have woken you up to something,” he urged. The subsequent journey with Shirley Smith brought the family joy, freedom, happiness and excitement.’ Tony gave a testimonial in front of 120 Bordertown parents and friends during a Mental Health Forum. He discussed his journey through recovery and working the Set Yourself Free Program. - Testimonial from Tony Rowett, horticulturalist, Bordertown SA. Excerpt from Bordertown Chronicle - Click here to read the full article.

"The program helps to breakdown your defences and gives you the chance to openly look at your soul in the hope of creating true intimacy in your life." - Anon.

"Doing this has been so rewarding. I have a new insight and way to communicate. The lectures were totally engrosssing and powerful." - Michelle W.

"After many years of wondering what was wrong with me, I discovered i’m okay. With clarity and humour Shirley took me on a journey of self discovery and acceptance and more importantly why we play the game of life the way we do. Everyone needs to do this work. Bring your kids, teach them this work also. There is hope." - Domenica P.

"A powerful program which helped me open my heart more to life." - Chris B.

"Walking away after three days, I can honestly say that I now have some amazing tools to transform my life." - Jocelyn C.

"I am a professional woman, with a husband and 2 children. I looked into this course so that I could have the time and space to do some deep healing work; to get clarity on my relationship and breakthrough whatever the blocks were to my wellbeing. I wanted to benefit from this program by getting a vision of a new life - to feel freedom from guilt and obligation. I wasn’t sure where I could do this.
Having completed the 2 week program I would gladly do 3 weeks! I definitely received value for my time and investment. I found the processes, change beliefs exercises and the vision work to be of most value to me. I would certainly refer friends and family and I can think of many people who would benefit from attending. The Centre has a fresh, inviting and spiritual feel which supported my experience. Words cannot express the depth of thanks. I say a huge thank you to Edna, Nicole, Adriana and Geoffrey and of course to Shirley, not only for facilitating but for writing “Set Yourself Free” with its inspirational cover! I am filled with gratitude for the help and insight I have received. Specifically for me it has moved my blocks to healing. It has been so special to read Set Yourself Free, meet the author and then to take part in the program facilitated by Shirley herself and her team in an intimate environment." -
Penny M.

"I, like you, was looking for a program to uncover the underlying source of my present situation. I wanted a clear direction for healing, to move out of old pain plus realise what my vision is for my future. I have known of Shirley Smith’s work and the Set Yourself Free Program for some time. I have known many people who have benefited from the experience - yet this time I made the commitment for myself. This program met and exceeded my expectations. It has given me permission to step into my life while continuing the healing process. The biggest benefit to me was to realise that I have been living other people’s lives and to realise and express my vision. I felt safe in the environment at the centre - it is comfortable, warm, feels like a home and not a seminar space plus it has a great outdoor area. I found the pre - assessment process very valuable. I liked the foundation of knowledge. The format of the program didn’t allow me to stay stuck in victim. The time frame allowed integration overnight and transformation over the weekend. The homework laid the foundation for the day’s activities. The use of trance (deep meditation) and pace of the exercises was supportive.
To all the team at The Radiant Group and specifically to Shirley – Thank you. I feel humble and grateful for your commitment and patience. Not merely speaking the words by modelling and demonstrating from your own history and in your professional practice. I absolutely believe I received value for my investment – there is no price on a life. From the pre-assessment contact to the close of this program I have felt heard and propelled in my healing. It is often said that programs are life-changing. Your program has not only been life-changing but life-saving." - Sue M.

"The Set Yourself Free Program is certainly a challenging experience and one of the best 3 day weekends I've ever had. The weekend helped me come to terms with my fears and start to face them, alongside a rock solid realisation that none of us is alone in our worries and feelings of inadequacy, so we never have to be alone again. This exciting journey of self - discovery is only just beginning..."- Mark Kennedy, Radio Announcer

"Prior to the Set Yourself Free Program, I attempted to do a lot of spiritual healing that didn‘t work and read a lot of self help books. I spent more time using everything that I learnt for myself helping other people with their problems instead of my own. Thanks to the Set Yourself Free Program I have been able to move through many issues within my life. I now have clean boundaries with my husband, family, colleagues and friends – I know what is mine and not mine to worry about. The program works on all levels; it helps me to work on myself and not see this as selfish. I have come a long way in such a short period of time."- Holly Regan, Teacher

"Shirley's energy, sincerity, compassion, and spirituality are quite unique. It sounds unusual but it is remarkable how effective Shirley's methods actually are for guidance and healing. I became aware of Shirley Smith and her work when my wife started participating in her courses. My wife wasn't waiting for me; she wanted to improve her life regardless of whether I wanted to or not. The more "work" my wife did on herself the more she changed into a person that I didn't know anymore. What I saw was a woman becoming happier, stronger and more in touch with who she really was. I realised that she was gaining the "tools" for lasting change that I had been looking for. So many of the problems that have plagued my life are now being addressed, and I am releasing them so that I can be free from all of the pain, shame and fear that has dominated my life for so many years. I believe that this type of education is so important that it should be something that every person learns while at school." - Kevin Regan, Teacher.

"I came to the program with an open mind...ready to experience whatever would happen. Open, yet somewhat fearful about how I would react. Well it was a scary adventure at first, but I walked away after three days feeling incredibly enlightened and more in touch with myself then I have ever been. I would highly recommend this program for people who want to connect with themselves, and others, in a safe, loving environment."- R.M., Senior Executive

"The personal benefits I received from the Set Yourself Free Program are simply phenomenal. I released beliefs and behaviours that I knew deep down inside I had. In the past I had done some personal development work and I realised I had simply taken on someone else’s beliefs on how I should live my life.
What the Set Yourself Free Program has given me is the skills to TRANSFORM myself, not simply try and change my patterns. It allowed me to fully realise AND RELEASE my sadness, in a safe, supportive and beautiful environment. By truly healing my past pains, I am indeed a BUTTERFLY now who could never go back to being a caterpillar! Shirley and The Radiant Group, keep up your astounding work. The Universe needs you!"- Paula Bond, Adelaide


Set Yourself Free in Relationships Book

"Shirley Smith’s work is brilliantly evolutionary. This book shows you the way to authentic power in your relationships."- Paul & Layne Cutright (Authors of the best selling "You’re Never Upset for the Reason You Think")

"The skills in this book saved my relationship…I only wish I had read it years ago"- Bill Dowzer, Architect

"Having read Shirley Smith’s last book on Set Yourself Free, gave us a wonderful insight on human behavior and how to communicate effectively to meet our own needs within a relationship. To participate in doing family of origin work, with our family, was the best inheritance that we could give to the family.
The knowledge that we have gained from this unique work that Shirley does, is the key to successful relationships, personal freedom and to achieve the very best in our lives. We highly recommend for anyone to read Set Yourself Free in Relationships."- Tony & Glenda Rowett, Farmers / Horticulturists.

"When it comes to matters of the heart, this book gets right to the heart of the matter. Highly recommended reading."- John Stellios, MD.

"Set Yourself Free in Relationships shows us how to become an individual in the chaos of relationships. With this information we discover where we end and others begin and the relationship becomes a channel for growth rather than a cause of overwhelming hopelessness."- Geoffrey Carthy, Counsellor/ Psychotherapis, Hobart

"My wife and I sought Shirley Smiths help in healing our dysfunctional relationship. Her program as described in Set Yourself Free in Relationships takes an holistic approach by empowering ourselves to deal with the underlying causes that brought our relationships to crisis point. We strongly endorse her approach as it has worked miracles for us."- Ian & Miriam Golding

"My husband and I committed to working through Set Yourself Free in Relationships together as we navigated a rocky period in our 21 year relationship. We are now experiencing greater togetherness, understanding and ultimately an intimacy than either of us thought possible. The most wonderful change for me personally is I now know myself better as well as have a partner I can share my fears, hopes and desires with, one who understands my need to talk about my feelings."- E. M. , Coach & Psychotherapist

"Before doing the work presented in this book I did not know how to ask for what I wanted in a relationship. I didn’t even know what I really wanted! I created my present from my past and I was confused and angry within my marriage.
Now, with my past definitely where it belongs, I relate from a place of clarity, choice and confidence. I am choosing and creating nurturing, exciting and healthy relationships in my life that support me to develop spiritually, emotionally and intellectually."- Paula Forrest, Actor, Mother, Teacher


Graeme Pont:
Emotional Release Body Work/ NLP Belief Change Work

“Your gentle and emotionally supportive work has released the pain, heartache, despair and damage from my body. This healing has given me the cleansing of my soul, body and mind I have found nowhere else. Thank you.” - Client of the Set Yourself Free Program

“Our plumber has the surname “Crapper” – its curios how people’s names accurately describe their occupation!! I wonder if it is a deeper phenomenon that some of us are drawn by a masterplan to occupations reflected by our surname? I ponder on this is as a result of mu ‘ treatment’ with Graeme Pont. “Pont” is the French word for ‘bridge’ and Graeme expertly bridges the gap between our mind and our heart to reveal beliefs that may be buried deep inside us. I thank Graeme from my heart for enabling my emotions and core beliefs to surface with his gentle, spiritual bodywork. Without his help I would surely not have got in touch with my core belief that “I will always be alone” His healing Technique beautifully compliments the “Set Yourself Free Program” I am full of gratitude.” - Penny Matthews, Victoria

“Through working with Graeme Pont I saw I still had the strength and power I developed as a child that helped me survive the abuse in my childhood. I now know that I can access that power and strength in my life as an adult.” - Kim Rose, Tasmania