August 17, 2015

Professional Certification

Professional Training & Certification
Become an Option Process® Mentor

certDo you dream of a career helping people to fulfill their dreams? As a helping professional or teacher would you like to experience the exhilaration and delight of helping clients or students become clear, confident and empowered in ways you’ve never experienced before? As a manager, would like to help your employees work with greater ease, clarity and comfort while achieving new levels of productivity and job satisfaction?

As a certified Option Process® Mentor you’ll experience a sense of joy, reward and personal fulfillment that few careers can match while making a lasting difference in the lives of people around you. You’ll gain mastery of The Option Process® Dialogue, a proven, acclaimed technique that offers an unparalleled capacity to help individuals uncover and clarify limiting beliefs that cause undesired emotions and behaviors. You’ll acquire extraordinary skills and insights that will expand who you are and widen your impact in the world. Best of all, you’ll establish a new frame of reference by which you view yourself and the world around — the ability to help others will become invaluable in helping yourself.

What should you expect?

The Certification Program is a four-week, non-stop, deep plunge into The Option Process® Dialogue and into the depth that you are as an individual. You’ll eat, drink, breath and even dream The Option Process® Dialogue.
During the program you’ll experience:

  • Daylong and evening sessions, frequently mentoring two or more times per day
  • Expert instruction from Option Institute® Co-Founders Barry (Bears) Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, along with our world-class teaching team at The Option Institute®
  • A senior staff advocate and coach to help you stay motivated and empowered
  • A highly skilled peer group dedicated to challenge and support you at every turn
  • Private accommodations including all meals and laundry services
  • A large group of motivated volunteers for daily mentoring practice

2What Will You Learn?

In Mentor Certification you’ll learn how to:

  • Employ a highly respectful and effective system of questions specifically designed to transform discomfort, distress and self-limiting behaviors into clarity, serenity and self-empowerment
  • Master and maintain an accepting, nonjudgmental and nondirective attitude that establishes an ideal context for others to understand, explore and change feelings, behaviors and beliefs
  • Remain relaxed, poised and comfortable regardless of the attitudes and challenges a client might bring to the table
  • Help clients, colleagues and friends uncover and change their beliefs, and in doing so, change the way they act and feel

What Can You Do After Certification?

As a certified Option Process® Mentor, you can:

  • Help others using the same process and philosophy that has helped thousands to transform their lives
  • Enhance your career with a wealth of new tools and skills
  • Become an entrepreneur and establish a private practice
  • Join our elite team of Option Process® Teachers here at The Option Institute® by pursuing Group Facilitation Training and Option Process® Teacher Training

Many helping professionals, teachers, managers and consultants have taken their careers to new levels with the skills and attitudinal techniques acquired in Mentor Certification. Professional areas enhanced by the Option Process® Dialogue include:

Jump Careers and Do Your Dream Job, or Enhance the Career the Already Have —
Become an 
Option Process® Mentor/Counselor

Advocacy Counseling with Juvenile & Adult Offenders Mergers & Acquisitions
Aging / Gerontology Crisis Intervention Nursing
Assessment and Testing Executive Coaching Psychiatric Nursing
Athletic Coaching Family Abuse Personal Coaching
Bereavement Counseling Guidance Counseling Physician
Career Counseling Health Counseling Psychology
Case Management Hospice Care Psychotherapy
Child Abuse Life Coaching Physician
Children & Adolescents Managed Care School Counseling
Community & Agency Counseling Management/Admin Social Work
Conflict Resolution Marriage & Family Counseling Special Needs
Corporate Integration Mediation Substance Abuse Counseling
Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians Medical Professionals Union Representatives

Other graduates of the Mentor Certification program choose the entrepreneurial path and establish their own private practice. As a private practitioner, you’ll have the ability to work as your own boss in an environment of your choosing.

To help you get started, we’ve established a new program including guides and website support. The program includes a manual on setting up and building your practice as a mentor, starting your practice, and a set of Option Institute® website services designed exclusively for participating Mentors. The services include:

Networking: Become part of an active network of certified Mentors. Share what’s working for you and what’s not. Teach, learn and grow with others who have the same vision and passion.

Find a Mentor: A directory of certified Option Process® Mentors (with a link right on our home page). Post your contact information, biography, list of services offered, photos, audio introduction and more.

Session Scheduler: Let us help you book your Dialogue Sessions. Post your availability on a web calendar so explorers can find you and schedule sessions with you. Specify who can see and who cannot see your schedule. For example, you can limit access to a specific list of people, people in a specific geography, or participants in Option Institute programs.

Payment Processing: To complete the package, we offer credit card payment processing. Not only will we help you advertise and schedule your sessions, we’ll help you process your payments as well.

Now is the Time!

Mentor certification is limited to qualified applicants only. Prerequisite courses include:
Advanced PowerDialogues

Additionally, applicants must complete four weeks from any of the following programs:
Inner Strength (2 weeks)
Empower Yourself
Radical Authenticity
Optimal Self-Trust
Calm Amid Chaos