What is TLC? TLC can change your LIFE.
TLC is much more than a “workshop.” TLC is all about a group of 100+ graduates who give up their entire weekend to be of service to the 26 students in every course room.
Past Attendees Come Back to Volunteer
TLC is all about “paying it forward”, the assistants continue to come back over and over again as “angels” who are assigned to care for each student, lunch with their student and support their student in his or her personal work during the weekend and after. These committed individuals are the force behind the course. These graduates believe in TLC as a unique personal development program, offered to participants ranging from 12 to 80 years of age, coming from all walks of life. These 100+ volunteers participate in a group setting that provides life-changing skills. The instructors often speak of a life-changing guarantee to all students who commit to returning for the next eight TLC courses.
What you can expect
TLC is a three-day weekend course that motivates its participants to identify, address, and manage critical issues so they can live happier lives through the experience of unconditional love.
TLC addresses four basic feelings, anger, sadness, fear and shame, creating emotional integrity for the student.
The TLC ” circle of belief” takes a look at the childhood experience, the decision that was made and the feeling that was felt during the childhood experience, the belief that was created and the expectation that is recreated in our adult life. Understanding the power of the ” circle of belief” helps us to take responsibility of past behaviors and use them as learning tools. When we live in those expectations, we live a life of victim. Moving forward and giving up resentments is the only way out of victim. It is in forgiving others and ourselves that we move on in one’s life that provides the motivated, self-empowered and creative individual.
TLC gives the student the opportunity of meeting their inner child, conversing with him or her and creating a lasting relationship with that little girl or boy inside. The experience is something we have all been waiting for since we stopped listening to our inner voice; that voice, that spirit that was stepped on a long time ago. This simple overture develops confidence, self esteem and clarity within the individual. But, most of all, it creates unconditional love of self and others.
TLC will provide you with these benefits:
- Understanding how to take responsibility of past behaviors and use them as learning tools.
- Learning how to take care of yourself and stop feeling like a victim.
- Overcoming angry feelings about yourself, a loved one, or a business associate.
- Learning how to have fun with others as an adult without abusing food, drugs or alcohol.
- Developing confidence in making life decisions.
- Learning effective techniques for solving problems at home and at work.
- Identifying and exploring personal goals for a more fulfilling life and career.
- Experiencing feelings without feeling controlled by them.
- Learning how to give and receive unconditional love.
- Feeling motivated, self-empowered and creative.
- Learning self-love and acceptance of who you are, right now.
- Learning how to parent from who you are, today, rather than from the unfinished business of your own painful childhood.
- Forgiving those who have hurt you and move on.
- Learning how to set short and long term goals and experience the fulfillment of your commitments
- And much, much more!
TLC Course Format: Schedule
6:30 pm registration
7:00 pm class begins and ends at 11:30 pm
Friday evening begins with an introduction to the course by the instructors. They will discuss the format of the TLC weekend and will give you an opportunity to introduce yourself. During this time, the students begin the process of seeing and experiencing the difference between learning and protection. Once everyone has had an opportunity to speak, you will be asked to participate in team-building exercises that will help you and your classmates begin to feel and give support to each other, creating a foundation for the rest of the course. Breaks will occur every 2-3 hours.
Saturday and Sunday:
9:00 am to 11:30 pm Saturday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday
On Saturday and Sunday, you will have an opportunity to work on meeting the goals you set for yourself on Saturday morning. You will be asked to participate in exercises that put you into feelings and action. You will also be asked to take responsibility for the results you want in your life while making a commitment to action. The program combines personal exercises, group interaction and intensive instruction to help you improve your relationships with others and especially your relationship with yourself. TLC’s exercises are based on the “circle of belief” theory, which gives a clear understanding of how our childhood experiences affect our current beliefs, behaviors, and decisions. TLC helps you identify what you do today in your life and where you continue to make the same decisions. There will be a 90 minute lunch break each day with additional breaks throughout the day.
Sunday Graduation: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Sunday evening is your graduation where you can invite your family and friends to share in your celebration of all the work you did over the weekend and the new attitude you will be sharing with them.
TLC is based on the theories of Dr. Alfred Adler.
Adler believed that the individual is indivisible and whole. He felt that most of who we are is based on life decisions made as young children and those decisions become almost an unconscious part of our adult personality and core belief system. Some of these decisions and behaviors, made in our formative years, may not serve us well as adults, often creating self-imposed barriers.
TLC is an enriching, experiential weekend workshop
TLC opens the door, empowering you to see yourself in control of your life with the ability to change your own self-defeating perceptions. The course allows you to look at your major life decisions, whom you truly are, and your relationships with others, giving you the tools and skills to make new decisions that will help you live the life that you desire.