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The Landmark Advanced Course

by Eleanor on 03/10/2010 - About Me

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I was excited to take Landmark’s Advanced Course before I’d even registered for The Landmark Forum. A close friend had told me it was one of the most transformational experiences of his life, and he had participated in all kinds of self-development work, so I was sure this was going to be the magic solution for all of my troubles. Clearly, this was very early on in my exploration of this kind of work, since I have yet to find a program that addresses everything, but this was by far one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve ever had, and I would recommend it to everyone who has completed The Landmark Forum. I won’t repeat what I’ve already said about Landmark in my Landmark Forum Review, but will address everything that is specific to this course.

The Advanced Course is the second course in the Landmark three-part curriculum, however, it is not “The Landmark Forum Part 2” or “The Landmark Forum, The Sequel.” It is quite different, and requires a lot more from the participant. In The Landmark Forum, the Forum Leaders are doing a lot of the heavy lifting. In the Advanced Course, this begins to shift to the participants. There is much more individual participation and interaction with the Advanced Course Leader, who are also Landmark Forum Leaders. And it is remarkably transformative – I saw many timid people on Friday of The Advanced Course who were no longer shy by Sunday night.

There is something decidedly magical about The Advanced Course. At the beginning of the weekend, I didn’t even want to be there, but by the end, I was able to see myself and my life with incredible clarity. It felt as though stadium lights were being turned on inside my head, one by one by one, with each moment that went by. I discovered that my life was being run by one all-encompassing thought and attitude that I’d been drilling into my own head from a very young age, and I was given the tools to notice it, choose something different, break free from my patterns, and experience something new in my life. Many people leave The Advanced Course and make drastic changes in their lives, because they suddenly see what’s really possible for themselves, and can actually overcome what’s been holding them back.  To this day, I refer back to what I learned about myself in this course whenever I am making a difficult decision. I can’t imagine how my life would be without having had this experience.

Did I enjoy the course? Not exactly. Most people love the course. I suffered through most of it. There were some bright moments, like when I finally had the aforementioned self-realization, or during some of the exercises where I felt very connected to people in the course, and most of all, during the moments of radical metaphysical discussion about reality. What was problematic for me were the conversations about inviting guests, sharing experiences with Landmark, and signing up for the next course. I even had a few “this is a cult, what am I doing here” moments. In retrospect, with much more Landmark experience under my belt, it all makes perfect sense to me now why everything is done the way it’s done, and it’s all part of the meticulously planned curriculum, but at the time, it was a huge turnoff. That said, ultimately,  just about everyone is thrilled that they took the course. The value is enormous, especially compared to the price. I will continue to recommend this course to anyone who has taken The Landmark Forum.

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Official Website http://www.landmarkeducation.com
Duration 3 days
Price $850
Tips for success – Sit close to the front of the room
– Do all of the assignments exactly as instructed
– Raise your hand and participate at every opportunity
– Bring snacks and a lunch
– Bring a sweater
The Landmark Advanced Course4.285714285715Eleanor2010-03-10 14:04:51I was excited to take Landmark’s Advanced Course before I’d even registered for The Landmark Forum. A close friend had told me it was one of the most …
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