TLC – Transformational Life Changes:
During my Healing Waters course 2 years ago, I was sent on a walk from Rita’s back porch to the mailbox at Hagen Ranch to think about the question I had just been asked – “Do you want to live or do you want to die” – I wanted to run away, hide, disappear. That’s how I used to live my life – invisible. I think the only thing that brought me back to the porch was the fact that my therapist was the other instructor so running didn’t seem like a good option and would not be without a major redirect.
Kathryn Kvols, I will always be grateful to you. The walk taught me how “move a muscle, change a thought” can help me to process information when I feel stuck and/or overwhelmed. That question saved and changed my life that day and continues to do so still.
At that point, I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I didn’t care. I was miserable and depressed. Before that walk, I knew I didn’t want to die, but I wasn’t really sure that I wanted to live. The dead tree that I chose for the exercise later that day said everything. I came back from the walk saying I wanted to live but I chose a dead tree and didn’t realize it until it was pointed out to me. I was “dying” and everyone could see it but me.
I made a commitment that weekend to get help for my struggle with binge eating and I followed through on that commitment to myself, the instructors, and my classmates.
I have lost 40 pounds since 4/2017. I have gained self love. I have gained the willingness and courage to be seen, to speak up, and to be vulnerable. I am proud of me. I am proud of my little girl. I am grateful. And most of all, I am (and want to be) alive.” ❤ – Sara S.
Hi, I don’t expect anyone to know who I am. But I’m hoping this email gets to Rita. She got me to stay on the path of the future. I tried to cancel, I went back and forth. The weekend and the amount of money just didn’t add up. Plus, I was scared. So I second guessed myself and the idea of getting better.
Perhaps the staff and Rita are all too aware of this exact moment and are tired of hearing about it..(I hope that’s not the case).. But I feel like showing up is easy for some people. It’s easy to dance and socialize. But for others it’s not so easy. I have to count before I enter a room – let alone dance. Even though I have this issue, I still feel ok to be part of something so big. What is new and fulfilling has driven me towards freedom. I still struggle and I get lost in my past, but knowing there is a different kind of person, a different kind of friendship, keeps me in the present I long for.
I guess I just want to say thanks..
The TLC course is an incredible experience. I had been searching for that breakthrough in my life, that epiphany experience that would provide the insight for significant self improvement. I had been working so hard, and struggling to understand the roots of my emotions, my reactions and my behaviors. TLC came highly recommended to me. I inquired and researched about the workshop with hopes of it being “the answer”
TLC provided me with such a profound experience and incredible insight and tools to better handle life. The workshop was one of the best things I have done for myself and a very valuable experience that will have a long lasting positive effect in my life, my family relationships, my marriage, my everything! I sing TLC’s praise everyday. The workshop provides one with the knowledge, the empowerment, the tools and the continued support to really improve life. I see the world through whole new lenses and its so much sweeter! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to take the workshop. I can not say enough good things about TLC and I recommend it to everyone and anyone. I believe the world would be a much better place if everyone had access to this truly incredible workshop! Hats off to TLC!”
Thank you a million Rita. TLC has changed my life for the better. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
I just wanted to thank-you again for this past weekend. I think I felt more emotion over this past weekend, then I have felt in my whole entire life. I feel like I have awoken from an emotional slumber. My daughter is scared of her knew Mr. Emotions daddy. I tell her that It is okay though, “because I get her, I understand her.” She responded the exact same way I have responded to an emotional situation in the past that made me feel uncomfortable, which was to shut down and to make a joke.
Going into Friday night’s session, I wasn’t even aware that I was carrying all of that guilt from my childhood in regards to my brother, but Sunday everything clicked and I have been crying ever since. I gave my brother a call last night, most times I avoid returning my brother’s phone calls and when I do talk to him, I get in and out of the call within minutes. Last night I ended talking to my brother for two hours and he was the one who was trying to end our conversation. I felt a connection with him that I hadn’t had felt since I was a kid. It is incredible to me how everything came together for me on Sunday.
Thank you again to all instructors, Rita, Sabrina, Tim and everyone present on that amazing weekend, after going through some sadness/Monday, anger/Tuesday, sad again/Wednesday, I am feeling better today/Thursday, and I am more than ready to begin this life changing journey.
I am sitting with my children and cannot stop processing how grateful and amazed I am at all that was revealed this weekend.
I want to acknowledge you and your staff, Everyone!!! This weekend is beyond anything I could’ve asked for in a gift!!
Thank you for all you do and all the eyes you open and empowerment you make people realize they are capable of.
All my love from me and my little 5 year old girl,
I just wanted to give you a big thanks for this past weekend. I meet would have imagined I would have been blessed and touched by so many people. I can’t wait to continue my journey with you, the TLC program and everyone involved. I truly believe that I have more than started down the right path after so many years of going around in a circle !! I know it’s going to take time and a lot of work , but I am so happy to realize that I can feel my inner child and slowly move forward. I hope that you had an amazing birthday today !!!!!!! Happy happy happy birthday to you Rita a strong woman that has come through so much more than I can even imagine you are such an inspiration and role model to me. I am certain that this has opened up the gates to my calling In life. Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul (I finally feel like I’m living ). What an amazing feeling!
Morgan (and her bright little girl)”
I wanted to share my happiness with you. I am so excited!
I no longer believe in coincidences, I truly believe that since I made a commitment to personal development through TLC, my life is rapidly changing. It’s amazing!!!!
Since my course In October…
1) in December, I ended a painful relationship with a man.
2) In October, I started working with a career coach to end an abusive relationship with my current boss and quickly find a new job.
3) in December after 2 years without speaking to my mother I received an apology letter.
4) I became motivated to organize my finances and set up investments and retirement accounts through a financial advisor.
5) I applied for several jobs and had the motivation to get out of my victim state.
6) Smith and Nephew, one of the largest Fortune 500 orthopedic companies in the world, is making me a job offer! Which I will accept and will be final next week.
7) I am single and much happier without having to deal with someone’s drama.
8) I called my real mom last night and had the most honest conversation of my life, setting up boundaries and having emotional integrity.
9) After my former boyfriend tried to get back into my life, I blocked his number and put a end to any communications.
10) I started to use all my extra energy to take care of myself.
I feel that the sky is the limit and I am so excited to experience life from this different angle. New possibilities!!
So…. Thank you so very much and thank you TLC… This course does change lives!!
This course taught me the importance of self-love and empowerment. My relationships, particularly the one with my parents, has grown and strengthened after applying the tools that I learned over this weekend intensive. The best part is when I look in the mirror and I love the person looking back at me…it’s never been like that before.”
Kyle Boisvert, student, South FL
I look forward to returning and continuing my growth, as most have shared the TLC experience is taken to another level after assisting. I’m grateful to experience the incredible work you do and witness the lives you change by guiding them through emotional healing.
It was nice to attend the follow up dinner and would like to share my favorite part of the evening that still makes me smile. When I was saying goodbye outside to the group of young girls, Shannon ran up to me and gave me an incredible hug and the others followed her. WOW-that felt amazing to be given so much love (almost as good as the angel walk). Just as amazing, was that I was able to reciprocate!
I’m not afraid to hug anymore. Thank you!
While I’m experiencing the benefits of your course, I’ve been praising TLC to everyone I know. I’m referring friends and clients to TLC. ”
Sabrina Braisin, therapist, Boca Raton, FL
I want to tell you what a beautiful experience I had today. I teach third grade in an underprivileged school in Palm Beach County with lots of unloved, mistreated, neglected children. I went in to my classroom today with my new eyes filled with unconditional love. I made it a point throughout the day to make eye contact with each student and love them. It was powerful for all of us.
One little girl that has had DCF called on her family for neglect, looked back at me and said, “you make me so happy!” She reached around me with her little arms and hugged me so tight. Remember my mirror work Rita? My little girl wanting a hug.
I know this is just the start of my angel work. I know every day there are opportunities to love and be loved and now I know how to do it. Today I know I deserve love. I also know that the young eyes I looked into today deserve love- just like my little girl. Thank you again for showing me how to change. And thank you especially for your love. ”
Colleen C., teacher, Palm Beach, FL
My classes just started this week so I’ve been pretty busy. I noticed a huge change in me though, I’m being way more sociable and comfortable being me. It feels great! Thanks for everything! And I made my flight and got everywhere I needed to be on time.”
Alana Asch, student, Burlington, VT
I have been a non believer in these types of courses. I learned to care for myself, get in touch with my inner self more than ever before. I was amazed at the love and caring given me by everyone there. Cathy and Marie, my angels were a great support for me. As I was very nervous the first time around, I believe I will get even more as an assistant at future courses. Thank you to everyone for their caring unconditional love.”
Gail Fishman, Delray Beach, FL
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I came with a skeptical heart, and left with an open, forgiving heart. I am in awe of the huge paradigm shift that was possible this weekend.
I feel awakened, renewed and re-energized. And now I want to spread the word to my CoDA family and family of origin. I’m going to invite my sister to visit sometime before the end of the year and take the course and I will definitely be back as an angel. I’m also going to approach my mom as well. I am so grateful to be able to approach my situation with my mom with an open heart.
Last night, as I went to bed, I got down on my knees and prayed to be free of resentments towards my mom, which I’ve been doing since our fight last month. Then, a moment of clarity came and I no longer had to ask to be free of those resentments from my mom because they were no longer there. Thank you to everyone and all the instructors for being my angels this weekend!”
Lisa Kreutter, Lake Worth, FL
My TLC weekend was unlike anything I have ever experienced. It was like years of therapy condensed into 30 hours. Although it is painful to look inside myself, something I have avoided for a very long time, I was taken to that necessary place. Anything worthwhile requires effort. Rita and Serene, you are beautiful, courageous, amazing women and I feel blessed to know you. You taught me that from this day forward…I am responsible….and look up to you as examples of what I want for myself. Tom, I can never thank you enough for saying to me what I have needed to hear from my father my entire life. It was as if your words were coming from him. I am now at peace with his unavailability and I choose to be available to my children. You taught me the art of acceptance and forgiveness.
To my fellow students, I learned so much from you and empathized with each and every one of you. I thank you for being there and sharing your individual experiences with me.
I am extremely grateful to my angels; Jennifer, Val and Joy, our fabulous “DJ,” the assistants, and all the staff at TLC for your patience and dedication in working with me in my journey towards being the best person that I can be. I look forward to coming back and helping others in receiving what you so freely gave to me. I thank my awesome friend, Diana, for introducing me to TLC. You changed my life and YOU ROCK!”
Selene McDonough, Miami, FL
On the outside, you would have thought I had it all. I have a handsome hardworking husband with two beautiful children, a nice home and a car. Unless you really knew me as a close friend, you would have had no idea what was going on inside of me. If my husband and I argued, I would assume the worse. I would say “clear the house” meaning everyone should leave because I was going to have a super temper tantrum. When they would return, sometimes, there would be broken dishes on the floor or holes in the walls. That’s not healthy behavior!
Then the depression would set in. Well, TLC helped me take my self-control back. This program is life changing! I now have the necessary tools to help me with everyday life issues. I no longer go from 0 straight into a 10; calm into violent. I am taking care of myself by feeling my feelings in a healthy way so that I can be there for my family in a much healthier way.
I am not sure where I would be at this moment if I had not taken the TLC course. It was a real eye opener! Especially for those like me who believed there was nothing wrong with their life and thought they could do it on their own. I thought I could remove the bolder that had been blocking the doorway to my life for years. All I needed was a little help from TLC!”
Melanie Seenath, Jacksonville, FL
I wanted to let you know that I really found the course beneficial in helping me to move to the next level of my life and personal development. This was the trigger for all of the collective years of work and the trigger really hit the target…my inner child. Everything seemed to fall into order, as all things have a purpose and the events in life happen for a very specific reason.
This is a new beginning for me, taking care of me, the core, the inner child, and I know if I continue to honor my little girl and maintain emotional integrity, all the other things in life will fall into place. Therefore, I plan to continue to work the course and fully implement all things that were brought to the light.
Thank you for developing this course and I am happy that I got an opportunity to learn new ways of nurturing myself and getting real with my issues. Thanks again and I wish you continued success with the course..”
Lenora Sevillian, Boca Raton, FL
The Living Course allowed my husband and I to understand ourselves as individuals and explore our life together as a couple in a totally safe environment. We found TLC to be both personally and professionally enriching.”
Carol Zeidwig, LMHC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
As a social worker, I found the course particularly helpful in getting me reconnected to my feelings. It is a vital type of training for anyone in health care work to remind them of what life is truly about, beyond our professions and the roles we play.”
Lloyd Letterman, MSW,CSW, Monroe, MI
The course was a great awakening! I learned about who I am as a person and what is most important in my life. TLC teaches positive changes and personal empowerment!”
Ron Hebron, San Jose, CA
TLC has changed the way I look at my life, my family and the world. Every course offers new insights and gifts that I take with me into my personal and professional life. Professionally, my patients have benefited from the personal growth I have experienced. TLC truly is for everyone.”
Dr. Derek Friedman, D.C., Delray Beach, FL
I have made huge changes in my life as a result of The Living Course and I have seen other people create huge changes in their lives that can only be described as miracles. The long-lasting effects are incredible and I urge anyone to participate in a TLC course.”
Ora Ayenay, Tel Aviv, Israel
I began doing personal development work in 2000 and took every course and training I could think of, as well as going back to staff and “senior” for other courses for several years. I thought I had done personal development work to death and there could not possibly be another “course” that could offer me anything I hadn’t already experienced. Well, I was so wrong. When I did TLC, it was so different than anything I had experienced. TLC gave me the opportunity to really get in touch with the little girl inside me, to love that little girl and to forgive her for all the stuff that had been holding her back.
Then the advanced course really got me in touch with my soul. I cannot believe how much these two courses have set me free from so many things. I go back to assist every chance I get, and every time I do, another part me is set free. It’s amazing how it works. I highly recommend this course to everyone!”
Lori Wheaton, Paralegal, Plantation, Florida
I am very fortunate to have been a part of the TLC program for the past 3 years and through that time I have witnessed and been a part of many wonderful transformational experiences with some extremely traumatic and mind blowing. I am a mature woman but I have seen some 14 year olds teach and astonish the whole room.
In addition, I not only got to take the course once, I have had the privilege of assisting in the TLC course room every 6 weeks and that is where the course truly begins. At 72 years of age, I just keep learning, growing, and changing.
Anyone, who is interested in recreating their lives and wants to lead a more happy, healthy and loving life, I highly recommend TLC. I also took Sticks and Stones which is a great forgiveness course and the Advanced Course which is indeed a higher level of learning, growing, and changing. Both courses were an amazing addition to my personal growth.
A very special thanks to Rita Homrich, all the TLC Instructors and the Core Members who keep making this world a better place, one person at a time.”
Marie Carollo, Humanitarian, Delray Beach, Florida
Since becoming involved with the TLC workshops, I have learned how to truly let go and take charge of my own happiness. My relationships with the people I care for have never been better, and I am achieving a relationship with the most important person in my life. Me! The TLC weekends keep me connected, and remind me on a regular basis that life can simply get better. I’ve met the best friends I’ve ever had, and each one of them has become my life coaches. I highly recommend the TLC workshops.”
Mia Krauss, Animal Activist, Boca Raton, Florida
TLC has had such a profound affect on my life, leading me on the path to make the changes and shifts that I was searching for. The awareness and consciousness that I now live in, received from my work with TLC, will help me live a present life with life long gifts to my wife and children. Words cannot express the influence that TLC and its amazing instructors have bestowed upon me.”
Jeff, Attorney, Miami, Florida
My name is Abby Fuller I am a former jockey and thorobred horse trainer. I had the good fortune to take the first TLC course in 2009 and it was easily the best thing I have ever done for myself and by extension, my family. I am lucky to live here in Florida but would recommend this course no matter where you are. I am telling everyone I know about the great life changing, growth improving experience that I had. If your life is or is not going perfectly, DO IT! DO IT because you won’t regret it!!”
Abby Fuller, Horse Trainer, Parkland, Florida
I have a story that I would like to share with all of you. Anyway, I went to my usual Dunkin’ Donuts, and there was a long wait. Finally, I was leaving and there was a lady sitting at a table who stopped me to tell me that she loved how I looked. She said she used to look like that and would like to look like that again (and do I know how many calories the egg white flat bread had. As it happens – I did – under 300). Part of the reason I think she was able to stop me and talk to me (and I really believe this) is because of the TLC workshop. I believe I have become much more approachable.
When I first walked into advanced course on Sat., I didn’t think we all had much in common. How very wrong I was. I really feel that I relate to each and every one of you in some capacity. In this short amount of time you have all become very important to me. I look forward to what the rest of this journey brings and I look forward to sharing all the joys, sorrows, revelations, and whatever else comes our way together. Our group name is really PERFECT!! Northstar – I think I am finding my way home!!!!
I really want to thank all of my AC11 group members for being a part of that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The Advanced Course weekend really was amazing. Every day I realize more and more.”
Michelle, Entrepreneur, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
It is hard for me to put into words what the TLC experience has meant to me. It have changed the way I feel about myself, my life, my relationships and what I am capable of having and creating in my life. Before TLC, I considered myself successful on many levels of life, but participating in TLC allowed me to see there was so much more. Probably the two biggest changes I have made are that I have allowed myself to have feelings because for so long I thought it was only ok to be happy. I would never feel angry or sad because it wasn’t “appropriate”. Now, I no longer have to suppress my feelings. I acknowledge them and let them go. I can feel mad and get over it, not letting it consume me. I also have been able to create deeper relationships with my friends and my children. I stopped trying to make my children something they were not. Now, I just love them and accept them for who they are. This allows me to be present with them instead of always making them apart of my agenda. It is a much more enjoyable way to live my life. Finding my emotional success has translated into financial success because, now, I know what I can create and I just go out and do it!”
Frank Gualtieri, National Director of Sales, Boca Raton, Florida
In my 30 years as a therapist and 8 years working directly with the Personal Development Center, I have seen firsthand the power of The Living Course in changing people’s lives. TLC is highly effective in helping people who suffer from a tremendous loss, like those who were the unfortunate victims of Bernie Madoff.”
Richard Loebl, Personal Development Community Organization Instructor, Boca Raton, Florida
The Living Course was a life changing event for me. It was as if I saw the world in black and white and now I live my life seeing so many more colorful opportunities and options. My wife, children and dozens of our friends have taken the seminar and they feel the same appreciation.”
John Moses, Personal Development Community Organization Instructor, Boca Raton, Florida
This weekend was amazing for me, I realized on Friday night that sometimes you have to be ready to receive the information that you need. I don’t know how many times I have seen your charts and it didn’t hit me until Friday that I had been a rescuer in all of my relationships. I got home Monday night, kicking butt and setting new boundaries. Of course, I was so empowered by my ability to choose to use the “F” word. I feel stronger, determined and, somehow, a weight has been lifted off my chest. I know I have a long way to go but now I have the tools!”
Carmen, Miami Dade Schools, Miami, FL
I got what I came for! I’m so excited about my life that I’ve only been able to sleep about 5 hours a night and I get up raring to go. A possibility has opened up for me that I was oblivious to before. I’ve always said that my perfect life would be to coach and fish respectively for a living. I now see a clear path to my goals and will not stop! See you in 6 weeks! I am empowered by my choices! I gave notice at my job on Tuesday, without needing anyone’s approval to do it!”
Frank Hawkins, Life Coach, Delray Beach, FL
The Living Course-TLC weekend was a much needed experience. I had the chance to feel, heal and look at many unfelt issues and emotions…..and I thought I was too old for personal development. I feel hopeful and enlightened, and look forward to continued growth with the help of TLC. I am grateful to all who made my experience safe, rich and loving.
Maria, Entertainer, Boynton Beach, FL
The TLC experience is a three day crash course in relationships. As a physician for the last twenty years, I have had the opportunity to hear thousands of people tell me about the relationships in their life that do not seem to work the way they would like. After taking The Living Course-TLC, it is apparent to me that people in general do not have the tools to create something different, so they get stuck. TLC gives you some very powerful tools that you can incorporate into all your relationships. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Harvey, Physician, Boca Raton, FL
My experience from attending The Living Course has been what I would describe as a rebirthing experience. I feel that my participation in the course offered me a real opportunity to look at my life with a new set of eyes. I am now truly able to see my life in a new perspective of hope, joy and excitement. Since attending the course, I have been able to call my mother and really connect with her in a more meaningful way. I have successfully reached out to my ex-husband to work on settling some ongoing disputes. The funny thing is I am so happy with my experience that I really can’t stop talking about the workshop. I have two friends who are joining the workshop in June because of hearing me talk so much about the benefits of TLC and what an amazing time I had.
I read some where that Life is not the amount of breaths you take; it’s the moments that take your breath away. The Living Course is simply that breath taking, resurrection moment in my life!!!
Cathy, Medical Profession, Weat Palm Beach, FL
After experiencing the TLC weekend course, I believe I have made a profound shift in the way I relate to myself and others. I was always in my head and afraid to go to my heart. I used to stuff my feelings by spending hours on the computer, but now I want to feel them all! I welcome all my feelings because now I have new insights and tools and resources that were not available to me before TLC, even though I had spent years in therapy and doing various workshops. I am so very grateful To Rita and the whole loving staff and participants at my TLC workshop who provided a safe, loving environment where I felt free to experience my authentic self who I am still getting to know and love for the first time in my life.
Linda, Entrepreneur, Boca Raton, FL
The Living Course is magic. I still don’t understand exactly how they do it, but your life is changed over one weekend. You show up on Friday night with your neat little laundry list of fears and issues to overcome. Then you start to dig into it and discover a whole other stack of limitations you didn’t know about that are the real buggers responsible for the first list. And you immediately love everyone and they get you to do a ton of feelings you never would have believed you’d so readily do, and when it’s all over you’re different. You’re not sure precisely how you’ve changed, but you look around and you can clearly see that all those people who took the course with you are different, so you know you must be, too. So you say thank you and you try to go back to your regular, dysfunctional life, but all those limitations are gone now – the tried-and-true and the newly-discovered ones. You feel light, clear, remarkably unburdened. And because you’ve changed, the people in your life change and your relationships are better and your challenges aren’t so challenging, and pretty much everything in your world is way better just because you spent one crazy weekend in love with a bunch of strangers. I suspect it’s all about the unconditional love thing. Love is the magic of TLC.
Lisa Combs, Author, Boca Raton, FL
Making choices and setting boundaries that are best for me…this sounded so selfish to me before The Living Course (4/2008) and Advanced Course (Fall 2008), though the impact it has made on my life is profound. I was so ‘busy’ in my life taking care of others, moving quickly from one thing to the next, being resentful, surviving…without stopping to reflect on the physical and emotional impact it was making on me, and on those around me. The genuine, loving relationships I now have and the fulfilled, happy, authentic life I now lead, by choice, makes every day a new gift to unwrap!
Margaret Lancaster, Business Owner and Trainer, Asheville, NC
I’m very happy that I took the TLC course. If someone had told me this a year ago, it would have been hard for me to believe. I came away from the course with a lot more than just ridding myself of anger, which I’m sure you are aware. The self-pity, for the losses I had suffered, was just as harmful to me as was the anger. What helped to alleviate that feeling in me was the compassion I felt for my fellow students as I listened to their difficult stories. It allowed me to put my most recent loss on a proper scale and really deal with the loss of my son. It was far better using Bernie Madoff as the tool of my anger but it did work in allowing me to experience total forgiveness for all the tragedies that have happened.
You and your group are so insightful it can be scary. I tried to be as open as possible but realize that is an evolving process that will take more time and trust. Getting back to the real world is difficult, but I’m hopeful there will be better times. I consider myself fortunate that you have become a part of my life.
Ken, Boca Raton
The TLC course has changed my life forever. Not only has it improved my relationship with my mother which has been somewhat dysfunctional for the past nine years, but it has helped me to develop and improve my relationship with myself. As a 20 year old, I got so much out of this experience by participating but also from listening to what other people had to say. I now feel extremely confident in myself as well as my connection to my emotions. The key revelations, lessons, words of wisdom and love that I took home with me will help me make better choices as I enter the adult world and create new experiences in my life. I am determined to come back to TLC to reinforce what I have learned and help others feel the same joy and empowerment that this course has given me and my family.
Julie Rothenberg, Student, Gainesville, FL
My dear friend and spiritual mentor pasted and I arranged a celebration of his life at his apartment. I am so grateful to have done TLC before this all happened so that I could feel the loss and grieve and still be there for others. I amazed myself. What a transformation I have gone through in my relationship with myself and others. I would never have believed it until I went through all this. You know exactly what I’m talking about. I am living my life in Technicolor instead of black and white as before. My relationship with my husband is also transforming. He is responding so beautifully to the “new me” that I can hardly keep up with it all. If I sound excited, I am.
Linda, Boca Raton
As we get older, we are never sure of the reason WHY we do some things or WHY this doesn’t click or that doesn’t click. We wonder “what if” it had been different when I was little, how would my life have been different. TLC made it all clear to me!
Kelley Casey, Sales, Deerfield Beach, FL
I have been thinking about the experience of this past weekend, and would like to share a few of my thoughts. To begin with, it is so symbolic that today is my 57th birthday, and I woke up this morning with a wonderful feeling of being reborn.
As for Madoff, I probably would not have met you or known about this course. You are right…in some odd way I am grateful to him. My goal, I believe, was to gain a sense of empowerment so that I can feel comfortable moving forward, whether in the working world or setting up some type of business. Although I am not finished working on my self confidence, I believe I learned many tools this weekend that will prove helpful in all future endeavors.
Paula, Boca Raton
As I got older, I was never sure of the reason WHY I did some things or WHY this didn’t click or WHY that didn’t work. I wondered “what if” and “if only” things had been different when I was younger, how my life would have turned out different. Because I didn’t really know how to do things differently or how to change the course of my life, I carried old childhood baggage around with me. I could never resolve nor understand the reasons WHY I did what I did thus repeating my mistakes and dysfunctional behaviors. During my TLC experience, I began to see such a clear picture of how my childhood issues fostered my misbehavior
I can say “I GOT IT!” I understand the WHY and now I know HOW to redirect my life in order to get my needs met and to be more comfortable with who I am and all of those around me.
Thank you all for the unconditional love, support and encouragement that never faltered. My TLC weekend was an amazing experience and I am grateful to have been a part of it.
Kelley Casey, sales, Deerfield Beach, FL
I took a leap of faith and followed my intuition when I enrolled in Advanced Course 11. I was searching for insight about my career goals and felt that I was at a dead-end. I did not know that the Advanced Course was about building a team. As an only child, I learned to do it all on my own. I was a little warrior in the middle of a war. I never felt supported by either of my parents, so I made a decision to be completely self-sufficient.
Support, trust, empathy, compassion and courage are some of the gifts I received from my teammates. I learned to listen and be a “part” of instead of always being a “leader”. Being involved in creating a project as a team member was new ground for me. But, I participated with integrity and felt a sense of brotherly love. I often felt a lot of fear during the course…but I walked through my fear with faith and stayed because I knew I was not alone.
I was able to conquer my fear of heights. I completed the 70 x 70 forgiveness exercise with my mother and became aware of some of my current behavioral patters which need to be addressed. Although, I felt uncomfortable at times, I was given the gift of unconditional love by my teammates and as a result, did not quit the course, as I usually do when things become challenging. One of the most important lessons I learned from Advanced 11 is to finish something I start. I no longer have to be the “warrior”. I can live my life coming from my heart…where my Little Girl lives in a world that is safe. The honesty and support I felt from my teammates motivated me to be completely truthful and to allow myself to be transparent, knowing I was not being judged. The Advanced Course has taken my personal development work to a higher level and given me the courage I needed to start individual therapy and continue my path with a new-found sense of hope, integrity and love for myself and others. Advanced 11 has truly been a life-changing experience.
Diana Granda, Paralegal, Miami, Florida
Making the decision to enroll in the TLC course was brought about by various factors and a few key people. At first, and as with other choices presented to me, I fought the idea of “needing” any personal development. Once there, having the courage to complete the course even though presented with various obstacles, it required a lot of strength and perseverance on my part. Now, after completing the vigorous 3 days’ worth of intensive exercises both one-on-one and in group and witnessing first-hand the emotional turmoil in all of the students’ lives, has brought awareness of my own issues which need to be addressed – my own personal development. I am looking forward to learning new techniques, identifying and in turn exploring different ways to handle situations presented to me both at work and at home, and re-connecting with confidence, integrity and other feelings which will fulfill and enrich my life and those I am in contact with.
Trish, Miami, Florida
I have been going to therapy for many years and I felt stuck…nothing was working. I do understand that it took 43 years to get this way and I knew I was not going to change overnight. When I took the course, I was committed to making a change in my life.
I have to say TLC was one of the best experiences I have ever been through. Using the tools given to me has helped me to make a step forward toward a better life. I thank you and your team for opening my eyes to a better way of living my life. I am excited to come back and assist and make this a life long relationship.
Carrie Violette, Deerfield Beach, FL
I am a mother, wife and former restaurant owner, currently making Florida my new home. The Living Course found me at a place in my life where I was content, fulfilled and basically happy; or so I thought. What I discovered, after taking The Living Course, is a profound change in the way I listen, think and communicate with the people who are most important in my life. Every day I find myself more aware. It’s as if the course is within me continuing to reveal its many gifts. This was truly one of those defining moments in life. The Living Course has teachers, guides and speakers of truth for those who chose to listen. I urge anyone who longs to make a good life great, to participate in “The Living Course.” I am forever grateful, Susan Wright, Vero Beach, FL
I participated in “The Living Course” in June 2009. I have sought many spiritual programs throughout my life, including the alcoholic’s anonymous program for the past 3 years. It was and is my goal to make sure I am the “Best Chris” possible as I am 44 years old and have a lot of good life left to live. My story (in a nut shell) is that my dad brutally murdered my mom when I was nine years old in N.C. My dad’s mom came up to North Carolina after my mom’s burial and dad’s conviction for premeditated murder and she gave away my dog, Sue, and proceeded to sell off all of our belongings. I came to Miami with one child size suit case in one hand and my brother’s hand in the other.
Putting the pieces of my heart back together has been a life-long trudge. Prior to coming to TLC, I thought I had successfully dealt with many of my issues, including forgiveness. However, once there, I soon realized, I had only successfully dealt with perhaps 10%. Through the care and dedication of the fine instructors, the small class size, as well as, my own personal assistants, I was able to move through much more than I had ever been able to in my entire life. I am a changed woman, forever, and now I am even more grateful to be able to return and participate again, this time as an assistant. Now, I can give back that which has been given to me. It is an amazing journey, if you are open and willing to be the “Best You” possible. Our possibilities are endless together!
Chris, Miami, FL
During the day I engaged in a series of climbs and challenges that in as short a time ago as 2 months, I might not otherwise have been able to carry out. I’ve lost about 40 pounds over the past 2 months, and while I still have weight to drop, I believe I can continue on this course that has come about by my changed attitudes and behavior. I was able to complete some physical challenges as well as work through some of the normal “fears” that all of us have related to things like heights and physical safety. As a part of a group of people whom I am continually growing closer to, and caring more and more for, I was able too to be a part in some significant breakthroughs for others within our team and learn from them as well.
As a man of 51 now, it was a reminder that my beliefs about what I can or can’t do can either serve to open doors or keep them firmly closed. Facing fear doesn’t usually send it away completely. There’s a level of fear that is healthy. The fear of heights is healthy to the extent that it keeps us from climbing to the top of a building and leaping. When we’re equipped however with the right equipment and teammates that fear can keep us from accomplishing something important. The important thing is that what we fear is often not real and we can act anyway even in the face of that fear.”
– Advanced Course Testimonial