Advanced PowerDialogues

Master Discovering Your Own Answers – Then Help Others Find Theirs

Program: 5 days
Pre-requisite: PowerDialogues Course

*This is the second training program for those interested in becoming a Certified Option Process Mentor.

Imagine becoming so clear in your own thinking that you could identify your emotions and limiting beliefs quickly and astutely… this skill allows you the cognitive flexibility to break through your own attitudinal limitations, so that self-change becomes easily attainable and even fun!

Imagine at the same time, taking a course that will qualify you to attend, if you choose, our most iconic graduate program – Mentor Certification (mastering and becoming qualified to be a Certified Option Process Mentor/Counselor). Or if you are a Certified Mentor already, join us for a refresher program to further develop your skills.

The type of self-mastery you’ll gain in this program allows you to become the ultimate student of yourself, accessing all the answers you will ever need (your own answers,) which puts you in the driver’s seat of creating your own life experience and happiness. You’ll gain the ability to re-create yourself into the person you’ve always dreamed of being! Someone who can face life’s inevitable challenges with clarity and ease.


Mastering this type of self-studentship is also the pre-cursor to honing your listening skills with others, being able to REALLY HEAR those you work with or care about and ask loving, non-directive questions to help them find their own answers. This is invaluable if you work in the service industry, or want to help other people in your everyday life.

The Option Institute’s Advanced PowerDialogues E-Learning Training Course is an ENTIRE WEEK, dedicated to teaching you to be able to do this to the most superlative level. Join us for this FULLY IMMERSIVE training, whether you use it to enrich your own life or to augment your career in serving others. This is NEXT LEVEL ATTITUDINAL BOOTCAMP… This is…
ADVANCED PowerDialogues

In Advanced PowerDialogues, you will get:

  • Five full days of live, interactive sessions with our Senior Option Institute Teachers and Trainers.
  • Attitudinal clinics – each with a specific area of focus, customized to teach you core concepts of the Advanced Power Dialogue process.
  • Experiential hands-on focused input from our teacher trainers, where you’ll receive ongoing feedback and learn as you go.
  • Advanced level practice of your dialogue skills, both during and in between the live sessions.
  • Mentoring live reviews. Deep dive into dynamic group reviews of your recorded dialogue sessions to enable you to increase your skills.
  • Become part of a community of sincerely dedicated students, awesomely committed to their own self-mastery and/or the desire to help others find their own answers.
  • This is a pre-requisite qualification to join our most esteemed graduate level program: Mentor Certification.

Pre-Requisites for attending Advanced Power Dialogues are:

  • Completion of The Option Institute’s PowerDialogues program.
  • If it’s been more than 5 years since you attended PowerDialogues, please call 413-229-2100 to discuss options.

Advanced Power Dialogues
June 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 2024

Live Session Times: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
Course Fee: $1,850


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I have learned so much about myself and how I can change different aspects of my life by changing my way of looking at things, especially in my relationships. All this at the same time as learning a valuable technique to help others clarify their wants, needs and create opportunities to have even more happiness in their lives.

Gede. M.P

Consultant, Denmark

Advanced PowerDialogues is amazing! I have all the tools to help myself and others find the one-way track to happiness! The mentor review sessions were very helpful and the feedback of what I did effectively and what I could improve was awesome. The unique way in which the staff teach the attitude of a mentor was fun and a huge learning experience.


Son-Rise Program Mom, India

This program has been life changing for me. It gave me the opportunity to refresh my mentoring skills and go even more deeply into the mentor attitude, what a gift! The staff here are knowledgeable, and also adept at presenting the essence of The Option Process teachings. More importantly, they practice the attitude and I felt their love, acceptance and their non-judgmental attitude every day and every minute. They created an atmosphere that made my learnings possible. I learned to be present, to be loving, and to drop my judgments about myself and others.

Patty. W

Attorney, MD

I learned what it means to show up and be fully there for another person. I learned what it means to be so present to such an extent that I completely forget about myself and the time. All that’s left is joy and gratitude for the other person. This attitude allows me to give a gift of useful, gentle, non-directive questions. While exploring as well as while asking questions. I got a lot of feedback, which helped increase my self-awareness and made it very easy for me to learn. Now I feel confident that I can stretch out this attitude in to my day-to-day life and profoundly change it.

Michael Cizmazia

Software Engineer, Slovakia

I am amazed at Advanced PowerDialogues how this week, focused on acquiring an attitudinal skill, has been mentally helpful to me personally. I have reframed my Brothers mental health hospitalization as a HUGE opportunity for me to grow stronger. I know this prepares me beautifully for Mentor Certification. I’m also confident I can apply my learnings to any challenges with my husband.

Emily. J

Option Process Mentor, UK

Advanced PowerDialogues is an amazing program. It advances the practical skills of the dialogue process but always goes into the “Theory” behind the skills. Along the way there was amazing self-learning that transformed my ability to love and be fully-present with my explorer. A beautiful process and life-changing in application.

Dale. A

Executive Chef, FL

This is my second time taking Advanced PowerDialogues because we are running our Son-Rise Program for our daughter who is now 21. I discovered that the core point, was not my daughters disability or problems, but my acceptance and attitude with my daughter. The tool of The Option Process Dialogue has helped me now also become free of my discomforts, frustrations and fears. Thank you for teaching us such a powerful tool. What a gift!

Mary. O

Son-Rise Program Mom, Japan

My goal is to work with children who have experienced abuse and trauma. The dialogue process is going to ensure not burning out and actually help me help them help themselves. Advanced PowerDialogues has given me the practical tools and knowledge to do exactly that. I am grateful for the learning that everyone is their own best expert and is doing the very best given their current beliefs. I am excited to move forward with this learning and know that it will serve me and those with who I cross paths with.

Leah. S

Full-time student, USA

If you want to immerse yourself in the best process on the planet for promoting peace and love in the world, start in the most powerful place – within. THIS PROGRAM IS IT. Look no further, you have found it!

Colin. D

Caregiver, CT

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The Option Institute and its teachers have had the honor to present programs (during the last four decades) that explore the attitudes and beliefs we have (and may want to change) and to help program participants find their own answers to questions about relationships, careers, family challenges and health issues. Our new program, Health & Healing: Navigating Life’s Health Challenges (formerly '5 Days to Live') , focuses on navigating significant health challenges and decision-making with greater ease, clarity, and clear purpose.

We are not a medical facility and we do not dispense any medical advice. We have and would always guide our program participants, to consult with their doctors, healthcare providers, and family members in making medical decisions for themselves and those they love. Neither Mass General Hospital nor any member of its medical staff endorses any program being offered by the Option Institute and its teachers.

NOTE: Attendance of live sessions via Zoom are required to complete this course.

Please note, this is a per-person registration



PRE-REQUISITES for attending Advanced Power Dialogues are:

  • Completion of The Option Institute’s PowerDialogues program.
  • If it’s been more than 5 years since you attended PowerDialogues, please call 413-229-2100 to discuss options.

NOTE: Attendance of live sessions via Zoom are required to complete this course.

Please note, this is a per-person registration


Dear Donor,

Jeannie Reid was searching for answers to the challenges she and her family were facing. Jeannie and her husband Stuart’s son, Carson, had been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a condition on the Autism spectrum. For Carson that meant being completely involved in obsessive behaviors and only using minimal words to identify objects, as well as frequently and completely melting down.

Soon after, Jeannie found the book, “Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues” and when she read it, she KNEW she had found what she was looking for. She began using some of the Son-Rise techniques described in the book on her own until she was able to come to The Autism Treatment Center of America for the Son-Rise Program Start-Up. As she put into practice what she learned there, Carson’s world was opening up. Today Carson is attending a Montessori school as a 'typical' student and functioning at or above typical grade level, being fully verbal and conversational, and very interested in learning about the world and interacting as much as possible with other people. He is even taking swim lessons at the local YMCA and doing great!

“It has been wonderful to get, and stay connected with other people and Son-Rise parents from all over the world. My son’s progress had already come very far, but now I truly believe we can go all the way!”

Jeannie wrote.

Stuart Reid then attended the Empower Yourself course and brought home a new sense of clarity, balance and personal power. He shared his new empowerment with Jeannie and she in turn gained in confidence, strength and enthusiasm. Their own relationship began to flourish anew, as well. Life-altering changes were happening for Jeannie and her family.

Jeannie journeyed again to Sheffield, this time for the Fearless course at The Option Institute to help her recognize and overcome her personal obstacles. Jeannie wanted to continue her amazing journey as she had found using the techniques she learned in The Son-Rise Program and in Fearless had absolutely changed the lives of everyone in her family.

But, because the Reids’ finances had been seriously stretched by then, their next steps were put on hold. Then an amazing event changed everything. Jeannie’s college roommate and lifelong friend decided to start a Son-Rise Program scholarship fund for people from the Cleveland area. Since then Jeannie has been able to move ahead with her courses, taking Radical Authenticity, Son-Rise Maximum Impact and Son-Rise Wide Awake ... and eventually she became a Certified Group Facilitator.

Jeannie Reid’s story is about wanting BIG and making it happen. She is about to embark on her renewed private practice as an art therapist, and plans to be a super advocate for The Son-Rise Program in her area. Her wonderful new life is a product of her persistence and belief, and of the wheels she helped set in motion for others when her friends learned of how she and her family had been impacted by The Son-Rise Program.

“I know I will be able to give back by helping others, and that will be the top of my personal mountain! Thank you to everyone who donates! You are making a big difference in the world!

Jeannie Reid


Dear Donor

Two years ago, Antonio's kindergarten teacher told us something was not quite right with our little boy. He was not socializing, he somersaulted all the time and hardly spoke at all. At the time I was working for a municipality close to Florence, Italy and basically I had nothing left after seeing to basic necessities.

In the meantime, I looked up Autism with Google and as I was also looking for happiness and personal growth, I was guided to The Option Institute, thence the Autism Treatment Center of America. I read up as much as I could and started trying to apply the “Happiness is a Choice” suggestions. I'm not quite good at it but it has helped me with attitude, and everything else that seemed trying is really different after all this.

When I decided to come for The Son-Rise Program Start-Up, I really had little or no money to pay for it. I spoke to my friends, old and new. My mother helped me, friends I thought couldn't [help] tried their very best and the scholarship did the rest.

What the scholarship did was give a HUGE boost to my fundraising. About six friends contributed the rest, at the travel agency a very kind lady who I may now call a friend helped me some more. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness. Here I am, happy to have attended the Start-Up program and looking forward to learning more and praying to God for guidance.

So the gist of the matter is, I am a happy mum who hopes to implement a wonderful relationship with her child and is riding a not so easy moment with lots of hope in her heart and THANK YOU is not enough for what I feel. I still remember William's words, “If you do what you've always done, you will get what you've always got.” Now I'm trying to do different, bit by bit, day by day. I feel the difference already.

About Antonio ... we are going on with the Italian program and I play with Antonio after school in a quiet room in the house. Knowing what the little guy is exposed to (he's always putting his fingers in his ears and he seems to have problems with too much light in his eyes), I find him very brave as he bears it tolerably. Drums a lot to digest it all.

When we went to the doctor, just weeks after starting the program at home, she told me that she found him more attentive. His attention span has increased. He is also tagging or pulling at one's arm when looking for attention. The child psychologist last Saturday reported the same thing and what's more, my son has always required that I enter the room, hence assisting in every session. Well, this time he went in along with the doctor and told me, “See you later.”

At school, his teacher who speaks English as well, read up and watched my DVD (Kyle’s Journey, Jade and “I want my little boy back”). Now she's changing, bit by bit and I do appreciate that very much. He seems to be OK with her and actually sent me away from class this morning, again telling me, “See you later.”

He is now ONE HUGE GREENLIGHT and I'm hoping to be able to really have volunteers (still looking), raise funds and settle down to business.

God bless,



Dear Donor,

I am the mother of three children, all on the Autism Spectrum. Before I heard of the Son-Rise Program and the Option Institute, I was a desperate, angry and depressed person…. I was on Anti-depressants, sleeping multiple hours of the day, and for a period of time, using alcohol to run away from my pain.

Then I heard of the Son-Rise Program. I called to find out more about it and thought “this if for me!” But I could not afford it. You see raising one child with Autism is very expensive but raising three is just outrageously expensive with all the therapies and dietary interventions that we were doing.

But I was offered a full scholarship to the SRSU program. I have since attended all of the Son-Rise Programs and many of the Personal Growth programs offered by the Option Institute.  Each time I have been given a scholarship and each time I go I learn more about who I am and I change for the better each and every time.  Because of your most generous support, my children are recovering from Autism, I have found happiness in my life!  I am no longer on anti-depressants and I have so much more energy.

YOU are the reason that my family is in recovery. It is because of YOU that my oldest son now is enjoying school.  YOU are the reason my second son is speaking. YOU are the reason my daughter is no longer as rigid and controlling as she once was.  Thank you does not even begin to cover how much gratitude I have for you.  I thank God every day for you and I do not even know you.

Please know that you are changing lives with your donation to ATCA and the OI.  It is because of you that every day people are getting the help that they need. Thank you, thank you and thank you!

With so much love,

Kerry Rihtar