There are seminars – and there’s The Journey. The others seem just like background preparation for The Journey, where the real business gets done. Massive thanks!
What People are Saying
about The Journey
Nothing speaks for The Journey better than success stories from people who have experienced the work by simply reading the book, attended our seminars or working with one of our qualified Journey Practitioners.
Every day we receive exciting reviews from Journey graduates and in this section we have indexed them for you. Please share your own story of healing with us, and write to email@example.com
In accordance with the latest FTC guidelines, we must make it explicitly clear that the customer letters we have received below are based on their unique experiences and cannot promise that you will experience similar benefits when using the Journey. The Journey method in regards to any specific illness has not been scientifically validated and therefore can’t make any promises for miracle cures.
What we do know, however, is that there is ever increasing scientific research that validates healing at a cellular level. Furthermore, over the past 15 years thousands of people have used the Journey Method with extraordinary and lasting results. If you would like to discover your body's own natural healing potential and liberate your infinite potential, we are confident that you too will become one of our raving fans.
Take a look about what people are saying:
It has been the 2 best days of my life. I certainly worked on myself with The Journey. I feel like I can also continue the healing process on myself and others. I am an Elder and work with children. Sometimes they scare me because of their behavior. This workshop had given me the energy and skill to keep being an Elder to them. Thank you.
Cree word for “I am thankful” Ki-na-nas-Kom-tin! From this day on I can listen quietly to the grass, to the trees, to the air that gently breezes all around me, even right through me and will send some of this wonderful energy to others.
Thank you for doing The Journey with us. If everyone did this work here on earth, we would have world peace. Wouldn’t that be awesome!
I am so grateful and blessed to have come into this. I will definitely tell my friends and family. It allowed me to deal with painful past issues that I have denied and pretended like I didn’t have. The Journey is truly a blessing!
This Journey workshop has been phenomenal! The training has allowed me to feel confident enough to face any challenge both for myself and for others. These are truly amazing gifts. The possibilities are unimaginable to what can be accomplished with our community here for healing. I’ve made one of the biggest shifts of any workshop that I have ever attended! I feel like I have felt the power of the process and I am truly grateful and literally feel my cells regenerating. Powerful!
Thank you for showing me how to take this large burden off my shoulders that I carried around for over 50 years! This work is filled with wisdom love and compassion.
A life giving process filled with truth, respect and sacredness. I continue to grow in Source, Spirit, Singing, Dancing, and celebrating and embracing life’s challenges. This has been a return to my soul.
A life changing and life giving awesome weekend. Spiritual cleansing at the highest level. I am so grateful to source for guiding this our way. I have changed. My family has changed. I feel stronger each time I go through this experience. I feel completely embraced. A-Ho.
I worked through an issue that I have held a secret for a LONG time. Now I have freedom and my source became more powerful. Today I was able to heal the hole that I have held in my heart from my childhood. Thank you, thank you.
I am eternally grateful. I have returned to my original purpose in life with all the love, knowledge and joy that I brought into it. Thank you for being there for me and giving me the tools to find my way back home – to me!
This has been the most awesome workshop I have ever been too. It is so dramatic in the results, it’s mind-boggling. I love that it is so easy and not complicated. It’s a beautiful process and I loved every minute of it and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
In a word… “Cho” in describing how I feel, from head to toe. Awesome! Thank you for the bottom of my heart, the inside, outside and top of it!
I am surprised at what emotional and physical pain erupted. I feel like I have gone through a major physical surgery. Every morning it took me 45 minutes to be able to work with out pain after being horizontal. What issue would be uncovered coming to The Journey? What clarity and surprise I got. In the two hours since I completed the physical journey, I already am feeling stronger with no pain. Thank you Creator and bless these Dear Ones and their kind hearts. I love you.
It is so inspiring to be part of this process, everyday now its a bit hard for me to contain myself because of the energy coming from me. I think that it is a little startling to some. And they say that its so much fun being around me and THEY feel happy. I already have a couple people sold on it because people are telling me – how great I look! It’s as if they are enhanced by the magnetic feeling I have inside. I want to hug someone and so I do. I want to honestly and truthfully greet someone and so I do – it’s like I want to touch their soul and I do!! I don’t know how to explain this to someone… The experience has no words. I want to thank everyone at The Journey from the bottom of my heart – for getting my soul back in gear!
The Journey gave me a new look at life and the potential there is out there. It got me in touch with myself and helped me let go of my past aggressiveness therefore making me a new man. I am 19 and I feel twice my age in knowledge and I’m going to be a leader for my people. I now feel like nothing is holding me back and I can accomplish anything because I am in touch with everything. Thank you
If there was an instant social healing package out there we would be the first to grab it. The Journey Intensive has got to be the healing for us. It’s the closest thing to an instant healing package.
What I received was beyond my wildest dreams. I received physical and spiritual healing. I got to see the face of God.
I was called to the Journey by my need to heal the gaping sores and exhaustion from a series of failed personal and business relationships. Surviving, but wounded, I was in dire need. My life was stuck on one unending plateau of drudgery, caught in a glass cage, chained to a treadmill. I did not know what the walls were made of, where the chains were tied. I just knew they were there.
I read dozens of books, attended multiple seminars, hired many personal coaches, studied many religious and spiritual approaches and still came away without an answer. Then I read Brandon Bays “The Journey”. My excuse for studying with the Journey was my desire to learn how to heal the mind part of the body-mind healing equation. My training as a Chiropractor was about healing the body. I thought the Journey training would teach me the tools to help the other half of the equation.
Little did I understand that the training would shatter my glass cage, sever the chains and make me a better doctor. And I lost weight too!
Learning the Journey process is to body-mind healing what learning to use tools is to a carpenter. Once schooled and skilled with a hammer, saw and a level a carpenter is free to build as he chooses. Once trained with the Journey processes you are free to open your life as deeply and completely as you choose. And freedom can be yours.
Central to the Journey process is the most powerful of all human abilities, forgiveness. The Journey is the only system that I have encountered that teaches the way to accomplish complete forgiveness elegantly and simply. And with forgiveness comes true humility and peace. It does not matter what your issue is, Journey processes, simple and elegant as they are, can restore your freedom and joy. They give you the power to open up, relax and receive the events of your life as non-threatening and non-destructive. You can take back control of your life.
The Journey is not about a pattern to follow, a guru to imitate, or a box in which you have to fit. These teachings are neither mysterious nor magical. Brandon Bays has clearly and fully described them in her beautiful book, The Journey.
Independent? Do-it-yourselfer? Find the book, now in paperback, and teach yourself the techniques of the Journey Process. Do you enjoy the seminar setting? If you are like me, and you crave the opportunity to train with an experienced teacher, then attend a Journey Intensive weekend. The basic skills can be learned and nurtured in one weekend. Once understood you can use these skills anywhere, anytime. Once learned these tools are yours to treasure, master and carry with you for the rest of your life.
I was wondering “why did you sign up for this seminar.” I almost cancelled. My thinking mind says “you’re doing a detox program, why are you going to overwhelm yourself.” Well I told my thinking mind to take a back seat because “my soul was in charge for the next 30-days.” I was already working the program and didn’t know it. Divine Grace prepared me to get here way before my thinking mine knew what was going. I am so GRATEFUL!
I have high regards for the Journey process. It will definitely be a major contribution to the healing of all people who are looking for an easy accessible approach to inner emotional and physical healing that can be used repeatedly.
Wow! My world got rocked. This is the holy grail of HEALING.
Journey process has assisted me to understand and see my own intrinsic value and worth.
Amazing! Utterly life changing for me both physically, mentally, and spiritually. Helped me to find myself and the overwhelming love that exists in me. Helped me to realize my power in healing others and what my life’s purpose will be here in this lifetime. Helped me to completely heal and release all emotions that were judgmental and self-critical to myself and realize my true loving being.
So much physical and emotional healing has taken place because of The Journey and I’m so grateful for that. I am now ready to take on the second part of my journey in life with nothing but love and grace! So thank you, thank you, thank you.
I have never felt this ‘alive’ in my life – thank you, thank you, thank you.
It was great for me. This is the second time to take it and I was not expecting to go so deep in the processes, but I did receive a lot of healing and awareness. The pain in my neck/throat area I came with was about 85% healed yesterday and I today I test at 97% healed. So tomorrow or maybe naturally is will go to 100%.
Absolutely life changing experience. So very helpful and practical. I haven’t felt this good in so long. So completely clear. It is so hard to put it into words the awesomeness ofthis experience and what it has done for me. All I know I can say is I am so thankful to have been here.
I was able to open and address issues I have never been able to talk to anyone about.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This workshop far exceeded anything I could have expected. I am in awe of not only the healing, but also the education and tools I am leaving here with.
I came expecting some good tips and ideas and wisdom but NEVER did I expect the healing process that would take place for me after 43 years of avoiding and not believing it could happen. This was “it”. This was the source I have been looking for for sooooo long! I am free – free to live, love, fly…soar, dance, cry, heal, believe, create, heal gain and again and be one with the universe and god once again.
I know that I can stop “searching” on the outside and just look inside – something I have always known, however I just see clearer now.
The Journey Intensive has been life changing. I was able to direct the shuttle to an old problem in my body that has caused severe pain at times. It is amazing the results I am beginning to sense.
I have done a very lot of workshops and readings, etc. and this is the most important work I have ever experienced. Everything was outstanding.
My eyes are open wider than yesterday, my hearing has been restored to the sound of a pin drop and my heart encompasses the globe. Thank you.
Wow this was freakin awesome! I wish I had taken this class 10 years ago!
This has been the most enlightening experience I’ve ever had. I feel like a different more whole person.
Words can’t describe the LOVE and my deep GRATITUDE that I have for all of you. Thank you for awakening me from my deep deep hallucinative life.
I’ve been struggling with my stuff for many many years (I’m 69 now) and have tasted the nectar of healing many times – with varying degrees of success but have never come away with so much hope – not just temporary elation. Thank you so much for my wonderful “tool-box” and experience using it.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart words cannot express this experience for me. Simply Put…Life Changing.
Such simple exercises with large impact! It’s the first time I looked into people’s eyes and let them look into mine. Imagine! What struck me most is that I touched people… little worthless me who always thought I didn’t deserve anyone’s attention. A wonderful experience, where I finally forgave my worst enemy… myself. Now the healing can begin knowing I will fully support my “inner child” that I have bashed since forever. Thank you!
This experience has had a wonderfully profound impact on the quality of my existence as a human. I have learned a technique that will help free me from the hell I’ve been living.
I am totally blown away by the shift and awareness I feel. There was so much difference between my mind’s projection of my needs and what my body’s needs were.
Tonight I feel as if my life is starting from a new place and can only wonder what joyful new experiences grace will be bringing my way.
It opened the forgotten child in me. Reminds me of my purpose in life.
Life altering, spirit enhancing content. Awesome stuff!
I had absolutely no preconceived idea of what I would experience during this journey weekend. I came with an open mind but had serious reservations if I could effectively go throught the process, and more importantly be an effective processor. However I am blown away by the depth of my experience. I was able to let go of many blockages.
When we arrived at that first morning of The Journey Intensive, we could tell there was something very different in the air. We somehow had the feeling we were home, and were so strongly attracted to this work we signed up for the full Practitioner Programme right there. With each successive event we felt more and more a part of something very special, very healing, very sacred, very much on purpose with our purpose to be here.
My wife Claire and I have each developed a private practice of helping other people both in our local community and in our greater international community. Using the principles, training, experience and techniques lovingly taught and practised in the sweet embrace of The Journey, we have been able to extend the envelope of health, healing and wholeness into the world.
Every day in so many ways The Journey has positively impacted us and our clients. Like the ever-radiating rings created by a simple stone tossed into the centre of a pond, more and more members of our community, our family, friends, loved ones and clients are benefiting by improving their lives. As a result of doing this work we have seen alcoholics leave behind their need to drink; drug addicts move into deep healing so they can live drug-free; marriages that are falling apart, repaired and restored; a bipolar patient who is now whole and living life in joy and radiance; an ADHD boy now off prescription drugs and living a full and happy childhood without disturbance; a cancer patient now living a life of joy when she thought she had none to live; a man overcoming his debilitating grief after losing his wife to cancer after 64 years together; a recluse finding joy and freedom from his depression by reaching out and helping others.
This and so much more has become a part of our daily lives with The Journey…we call them “every day miracles”…and they happen here every day.
“Ein sehr fundiertes Seminar. Gute Führung durch Bettina und gute Begleitung durch die Trainer”
I was diagnosed with a spinal tumour and read ‘The Journey’ while convalescing. Choosing Journey work has changed my life beyond my wildest dreams – especially revisiting situations in my past that I hadn’t dealt with well. It’s truly liberating for the mind and body.
I believe that ‘The Journey’ has allowed me to heal past depression and negative self concepts. A relationship conflict made me realise that I was still carrying unresolved childhood perceptions and behavioural patterns that were proving to be unhelpful now. I feel that The Journey gave me a new level of understanding of my childhood and parents and that forgiveness allowed me to move on. It is like a heavy burden has lifted off my shoulders. Life has become a lot more manageable and fun.
A very fulfilling beautiful experience. At first I had serious doubts if I could be a processor and do the work but my experience was most successful, positive, full of surrounding love and encouragement. I was able to open up so much and felt good about the fact that I processed effectively.
The spirit of wisdom, invitation to greatness and wholeness was with everything. As a trainer I was able to gain a new perspective that has deepened my understanding of application of all the concepts and principle that accompany the use of both the emotional and physical journey.
Wow! By doing the physical process with all those mini-processes we learned, I went deeper into the core of my emotion than I have ever gone before and the results were amazing.
With the tools I have now and the ones I with learned in Advanced Skills I have so much hope for my future (and I haven’t had that in a very long time).
I made the wish to find my true love inside myself and I finally got there!
I now believe that it is not possible to be impossible… This class has so much information in it that I was sitting there thinking sometimes that there is no way that I am learning all this until Skip (Senior Journey Practitioner and the senior trainer for North America) started asking questions and I could just rattle off the answers like I had been working with it for years not hours but that is the beauty of the whole thing all you really do is ask some questions the person you are processing is doing all the work for themselves. How crazy is that? But, I also feel that is why it works. You are just their to witness the beauty of source as people uncover the truth about themselves so they can be free.
I was very impressed with the entire week. The content of the (No Ego) program and the way in which it was presented was phenomenal. I was deeply moved by the amount thought and effort that is put into teaching this program in a way that is not only so hugely transformational but also very entertaining. I had so much fun…what a blessing, esp as none of us knew what to expect ….and some of us were expecting the worst!
Who knew that going so deep and experiencing such transformation could also be experienced side by side with humor, lightheartedness and fun? I have thrown away the false belief that this has to be hard work.
From the first day the powerful potential of this program was evident, and the energy in the room created such a cradle of love and support that I truly found it quite effortless to open and engage in every exercise fully. Even those rare few moments when I found relating to a particular Ego fixation a little difficult I would quickly find myself receiving a profound insight from within, sometimes at the last moment, which then assisted me in opening even further and gaining valuable insight into my behaviors and motivations behind them.
While I have known for a very long time that fear was running my programming I never understood what the drive was. What relief to now know and at the same time to be able to let go of the need to understand any specifics as to “why”. I would never have believed that identifying with a particular Ego fixation could lead to such freedom. As I watch my mind trying to embellish and glorify the association with the fixation (by replaying aspects the of the week) I can now make the choice from Truth as to what it is I really want to Be…a 6 fixation or Truth effortlessly freeing itself from such a false identity. The answer is more than obvious
At the same time I feel a sense of compassion for myself ( and others) that was not present before. I have so resisted the “mind type” label. I have felt so trapped and controlled by my thoughts and the power that my false mind has had over me that the idea of embracing Mind seemed incomprehensible and terrifying. Then Brandon’s description of “Pure Awareness” touched my heart and drew me into it’s embrace. I began to feel a desire to live more deeply and expansively in this place of Pure Awareness that I have often had brief experiences of but resisted and refused to validate. I found myself feeling a deep desire to open myself completely up to being “Pure Awareness” and actually felt a sense of hope and excitement rising up from within…it was as if someone had called my name from Truth and I could finally recognize and embrace myself for the first time in my life…giving myself permission to drop all resistance and live from this place that I have so long denied.
When were done I called home and left a message for my family. I told them how happy I was, how enjoyable the week had been and that I loved them…I repeated that twice, “I LOVE you” because it felt so good to say it and to actually feel it. I do not remember ever feeling those words inside of me when I have said them. I am so truly grateful.
Thank you all again for the profound love and caring that you express so beautifully to everyone of us and the cradle of support that you create just by your presence. Never in my life had I felt so loved and so safe as I felt this past week. I truly believe that the loving and safe space that you created is what allowed me to really open and experience such profound shifts, awarenesses and the deep, and much longed for, awakening of my Spirit.
I have come away from No Ego with so many gifts. I have never felt as blessed in my life as I do in this moment.
I love all of you deeply. Thank you so very,very much.
I’ve just back from my weekend Journey Intensive with Brandon Bays in Auckland.
It was A. Maze. Ing.
140 participants. 70 trainers. One Brandon Bays. And a whole lot of Consciousness and Love.
Now, I had a fair idea of what I was in for, as I’d read Brandon’s book a couple of times, and I’d had the honour of interviewing her for The Yoga Lunchbox in January.
Still, I was blown away.
Brandon held us enthralled from 9am until 8pm both days, teaching through story, leading massage trains, taking us into guided meditations, encouraging us to sing our hearts out to Kirtan, making us shake, shimmer, and Shakti it up in dance and of course taking us through the process that is the Journey.
As a result, I have no doubt that every single person in that room experienced themselves as Grace, Source, Love, God, the Universe, Consciousness, Joy, Bliss…
Yep, Brandon effortlessly helped us open up the armour of the ego and allow it to drop away, so we could shine forth as the light that we all are.
It was up-lifting.
It was masterful.
It was inspirational.
„Es ist faszinierend, wie schnell man etwas lösen kann. Jedem zu empfehlen.“
„Jahrelanges, regelmäßiges meditieren hat mich in keinster Weise zu solch tiefen Erfahrungen von Eins-Sein gebracht”.
Cette expérience incroyable a changé ma vie. L’humanité a désespérément besoin de grandir dans de nombreuses directions. Je souhaite que de plus en plus de personnes puissent découvrir la méthode The Journey afin qu’un jour, tous les hommes puissent se rassembler autour de la « Source » et vivre pleinement en son sein. Je veux que ce séminaire soit la première étape d’un voyage continuel : le Voyage de ma vie. Merci pour votre bonté, votre disponibilité, votre vérité, votre ouverture, votre patience, votre amour inconditionnel, votre qualité d’écoute, votre simplicité, vos sourires, votre générosité, votre beauté intérieure.
As a traditional psychiatrist I had always felt that even the best psychotherapy can be slow and, at times, may only go so far and that medications, although may help, often seem to just put a Band-Aid on our deepest emotional and physical wounds.
The Journey has been truly life-changing for me and the people that I have had the honor to work with during a process. After using a multitude of alternative and complementary modalities, The Journey has finally opened a world that I never dreamed was possible in this lifetime. I am in much gratitude and awe for the love and freedom that is here for all of us.
I truly feel like I’ve evolved from “Orphan Annie” to “Annie Get Your Gun” with ammunition unlimited in the shape of balloons filled with voice, courage, strength, self-worth, self-esteem and unconditional love, I am in awe over God’s amazing grace and how if i take one step towards Him; He is standing there with outstretched arms.
During the summer months of my farming I went through a powerful process in which i had my dad at the campfire. My dad committed suicide 28 years ago. I thought i had forgiven him many times over but truth spoke different. Because my dad had abandoned me – no goodbye, no left behind note – nothing; I shut down to God’s way of life. I had this clear awareness that dad being a man, there was no way i was going to let a man of leadership and of fatherly qualities into my life. 28 years went by where i went to church, sat in a wooden pew, played organ, taught Sunday School and the reality of that was – a numb state. I called myself a Christian reluctantly only b/c that’s what we do but had no feelings of truth towards God. My heart felt cold and icy at the best of times. I couldn’t accept God (good orderly direction) into my life b/c i was closed. The door to my heart was bolted shut.
Well! I feel empowered with His saving Grace. I feel. Once i dropped down the layers and felt the warmth, saw light, felt embraced and safe, I am feeling such a calm. I feel like a woman with a toolbox.
And again this weekend. Same people at the campfire. Approaching them from a different angle and feeling their forgiveness and passing it forward. Amazing Grace.
I want more Journeywork experience in my life. I feel it in the very being of me. And it will happen.
It has taken me a few days to settle in after this most incredible, joyous discovery that continues through the Journey process. I feel full of enormous gratitude for meeting you and Brandon at this point in my life. As one who has been on the path to finding the truth for close to fifty years, I have grown to trust that these riches continue throughout our lives. What you have enabled me to see is those hidden corners where vestiges of obstacles reside.
I have dreamt of this process a number of years ago, the memory now returned, perhaps I was asking for more help from my deeper self during great difficulty in understanding. And so I find the recognition that grace has been with me always but not able to serve me fully until now. I wish to continue pursuing the process and discovering more of my potential.
Words are really not enough to express my feelings, you are indeed truly blessed.
„Eines der tiefsten, einfachsten, liebevollsten und befreiendsten Seminare die ich je besucht habe. Danke!”
“War sehr berührt von der Offenheit und dem Feingefühl der Seminarleiterin und der Trainer. Wurde wunderbar begleitet durch alle Prozesse! Hab für mich genau das gefunden, wonach ich mich gesehnt habe. Danke.”
I searched this whole lifetime for who I am, for the definition of my beliefs, for the direction of my life. I traveled to India and back again. I meditated…not successfully. I searched for spiritual and emotional soundness, always under a pall of depression. I was considered a spiritual teacher by some and knew it was a lie. I’ve a masters in psych and Multiple certifications in life coaching and NLP. Yet as much as I wanted to serve and help, I could not bring myself to work with people. There was not a degree that would lessen the fear that I was not enough for them. (I wasn’t. I didn’t realize it wasn’t about me.) The further I searched the more discouraged I became with tremendous feelings of failure, of being Lost and mostly of grief for not being who I knew I could be.
The process of experiencing and living the Journey has given me life. On the other side of the Practitioner program I have found peace and appreciation for who I am and where I am. I have self confidence for the first time in my life. The Journey has allowed me to choose how to define myself in this life and to be that. How powerful that has been for me. I am no longer trying but doing. I am no longer searching but living. And I look forward to each day’s growth with the knowing that this only gets better.
I once heard that “Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God”. The Journey has allowed me to offer that gift with inner knowing, strength, choice and meaning. Life is good.
I recommend The Journey to anyone who is ready to face up. It may not make you rich, take off the pounds, and still cut through a tin can, but it will map out a road to the bottom of things. It will move you out of your head and into your heart, where healing takes place. Brandon asks only that you “dip your foot into Source,” for that is enough to keep you forever.
After doing the Journey I realized, “There is so much to celebrate…” before The Journey, it was the silly thoughts in my overactive head that controlled me – now I’m back to my burning, bubbling self. Lighter brighter, better, stronger – the delightful little girl is alive and skipping inside me. I am somewhere different. Somewhere warm, peaceful, vast and benevolent. It’s called home. And there is no place like it.
The Journey gave me my life back. Before it felt like I was controlled by life, as if I was subject to it. Now everything has changed. Now, I’ve discovered an inner Freedom and joy. It feels as if I have been given a second chance to live a life beyond my wildest dreams.
While reading The Journey, I felt I was having an intimate conversation with Brandon. Her courage to arrive on the other side of a tragedy and to share the wisdom gained affected me profoundly. I’m reading it again!
Brandon’s book is inspiring, exciting and a look deep into the heart about how to live abundantly in a world that often gives too little and takes too much, including the health that sustains us. Her work is a gift to us all.
What an awakening to who I am at the core of my being!
After experiencing The Journey I felt as if I’d been washed from the inside out, as if someone had just wiped me clean. My heart felt healed, whole. I wanted to dance, sing and celebrate…I felt finally free.
The Journey Process developed by Brandon Bays is a deceptively simple technique that facilitates emotional and physical self-healing in the shortest possible time. It can be learned and applied by anyone almost immediately, yet is able to catalyze profound healing results even after other modalities have been tried and failed. I would recommend The Journey Process wholeheartedly to anyone.
I could never have dreamed, guessed or believed I would ever feel so much love. I have never known feelings of inner peace and love to the depths of which I am feeling them now.
I can honestly count the number of people on one hand that I met in my life before this workshop that have the love and willingness to help others that shines through… I am so thankful for the privilege to have met you. On a scale of 1 to 10 your workshop was a 10. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Merci pour tout: pour les processus de travail du Voyage de Guérison, l’accueil, la douceur, l’attention, le respect, la générosité, la beauté des méditations, l’énergie du processus final, la soupe chaude du soir… J’ai la sensation qu’ensemble nous avons créé une fraternité qui, en marche, peut changer le monde.
La vérité m’est apparue plus douce que tous les mensonges et croyances sur lesquels je m’étais construite pour survivre… En m’ouvrant à la beauté, à la grâce, à l’amour, j’ai la sensation d’être née une deuxième fois. Cette fois-ci, c’est la vie pleine et entière qui me tend les bras. Et tel un bébé, nouveau né, je repose désormais dans les bras de la grâce, de la douceur, de la tendresse. Tout est devenu si simple. Namaste, Karine
La lecture du Livre de Brandon Bays a fait un écho chez moi comme l’évidence d’une vérité que j’avais toujours sue. En tant que masseur-kinésithérapeute, ostéopathe, ma pratique professionnelle m’a amené à observer cette réalité de l’interaction entre nos chocs émotionnels et nos maux et même maladies. Ce que j’ai vécu au cours des différentes sessions n’est pas seulement un moyen extraordinaire d’accompagner chacun dans sa propre découverte de soi, mais aussi une libération personnelle incroyable. Derrière cette carapace se cachaient tellement de peurs dont je ne savais quoi faire. Elles m’empêchaient de vivre pleinement l’instant présent quel qu’il soit et inhibaient la perception du plaisir d’être. Celui d’être vraiment présent à l’autre, de ressentir un véritable amour de soi. Le sentiment aujourd’hui est un retour à la maison, à l’intérieur, où toutes les questions qui se posaient sans cesse : qui suis-je? Que fais-je ici? Que dois-je faire pour m’accomplir à chaque instant? Toutes les réponses étaient là, en moi, et The Journey m’a en toute simplicité donné la clef de cette porte jusqu’alors restée close. Découvrant ainsi la Joie, la Liberté, la Paix. De tout mon Coeur, Merci !
Before the Journey I had lived a life of abuse. I chose two abusive husbands, both physical and emotional. When I left my second husband, I knew I was at a cross-roads. I chose to face my demons and find out what was driving this self-destructive pattern. The first steps to freedom came when I realized that I believed myself to be unloveable. Through the Journey I was given the tools to let the pain go and forgive the people in my past and to forgive myself. Learning to love myself has changed my life, changed lives around me.
My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday. We normally go to a beach in the south. But we did The Journey Intensive and Advanced Skills Day. It was an anniversary we will carry and live the rest of our lives. It brought us closer together than any sunny beach. Thank you.
We came across Journey work just prior to my husband Arsene going through his stem cell transplant in dealing with Leukemia. In doing the Journey Processes as well as other healing approaches Arsene found his recovery both quick and challenging. In addition to our spiritual life the journey work provided him with a concrete tool to clear out the emotional issues that were lodged in his cell memory particularly in his bone marrow.
The work has been so rewarding and helpful for all of us including our children. This very safe and respectful process has only complimented all that we do naturally in our life. The commitment and care has been there for him to dive into the process work and continue using it as a natural process for personal healing and wellness.
I can’t say enough about the impact that your training (guidance) had on me and on my relationship with my partner. We have been dipping into that toolbox frequently throughout this week and have re-connected at a level we’ve been missing for several years! … after 25 years of being together, habit had obscured much of that view and connection and we needed to begin a critical cleaning of the filters that have been dulling our sparkle. We are now looking at the path ahead as adventure…
I now have a communication platform to build my relationship with Marivelle. We were able to move into the deep and beautiful connection that I have been hoping for so long. Our relationship now has the equal partnership to truly bloom and expand. She let me in and now we get to really know each other from source. Thank you for the shift I prayed for.
The Journey that I experienced has opened up my soul and heart. I am free to go through all emotions and not have them keep me at a place that doesn’t serve who I really am. I can now appreciate what I go through and know it is a lesson I need to learn. I can hold the space for others and know that they are in their own processes. I understand no that other people’s behaviors do not have a thing to do with who I am. I am free, full of gratitude, and have the Journey to thank.” This weekend I fell in love with Robin all over again.
This was the most beautiful and intensive therapy I have ever experienced. I was so fearful of what was going to come up but just being in the energy and this openness helped me open up and let me take back my power. Today I really allowed myself to feel my anger that it was ok to voice the things I need from others even if it was hard to disappoint someone else. I learned to play again like a child. Thank you. Thank you. My children will be so happy to see their mom play again. I believe this work is my calling and some was I will be bringing this to children everywhere.
Where do I begin? Thank you. You’ve given me my voice. A loving, truth speaking voice. You’ve given me a trust in my loving source. I watched you take we broken humans under your wing and nurture and love. Thank you for giving me my husband. Thank you Source. I am blessed, truly blesses. With deep gratitude I say thank you!
I will share with you why this work has become my passion and how my Journey experience has transformed my life.
After one failed marriage and diving into another, I realized that my future looked very much like my past. In my heart I sensed I was repeating my mistakes. This time was a bit different; this man was free-spirited and believed in himself. He was not easily influenced by others. What attracted me to him was that he had the very qualities that I desired, admired and with which I fell in love. Today I have realized (and my realization via the Journey confirms) that I was attracted to my husband’s qualities because my subconscious craved this freedom of self-expression and self-love. I realized I did possess these qualities. – How could I reveal them?
The Journey, as the name implies is a journey through the emotions which leads to the uncovering of an unspeakable truth. What is it that keeps us bottled up? What is it that hurts us so? What is it that has been done to us that has traumatized us so that we are afraid of opening up and being our selves? The Journey helped me feel the strength and courage to open up and deal with the issues that essentially ruled my life through childhood and into adulthood. My problem was my dysfunctional family. My parents got divorced when I was very young. Too young to remember the details, but certainly old enough to verbalize my resentment as I got older, the environment within my home was one of sadness, peppered with insults, fighting and a feeling of total disconnect. The reality of living in two different households created a sense of not belonging or being wanted. Then my mother re-married, looking back I realize she was just spinning her wheel in a different direction (another version of my own story.) My father on the other hand, shut down emotionally after the divorce.
I did not realize how this had affected me until I was an adult and in my second marriage. Now that I thought I had “everything”, I still had this void inside -a black hole, a deep feeling of emptiness: This is one inner secret with which many of us can identify.
My quest to be able to feel again.
My first Journey session took five hours. There was a great deal to uncover in order to reveal that deep hole. Yes, the Journey gets underneath the issues, arrive at it and releases it at the core, and allow for a healthy cellular regeneration. But how can this happen if this is suppressed? The essence of my journey concentrated on my relationship, or lack of relationship, I had with my mother. As a child, all I remember is screaming, negativity, humiliation, demand for perfection and lack of physical and emotional contact, a total depravation of love. I longed for attention; hugs, a sense of security and acceptance. Basically I just wanted to be loved. Confronting and opening up the wounds caused by this neglect and my resentment and sadness of being robbed of a childhood caused me to be angry, depressed, frustrated, negative. I sensed that these particular emotions were the cause to the emptiness that I felt inside. Once with a Journey practitioner in Sweden named Agneta Johansson, I vowed to let go, and feel the raw tightness in my gut as I relived those painful memories. I was able to feel the fears, and the sense of resentment that stemmed from my childhood. There was nothing “childlike” during this portion of my life. It was all about survival: no feeling at all, just numbness. Now I was on a quest to be able to feel again.
Forgiveness is the “only” emotion that restores balance.
The journey process starts by finding your own inner body wisdom. It latches to a specific memory connected to a negative emotion/s that you have stored. This memory is blocking any possibility of productive and positive energy, needed to fuel emotions for a healthy soul. The Journey is a vessel that goes from stage to stage and helps you release the negative emotions. Forgiveness is the “only” emotion that restores balance, equilibrium and a sense of peace. It is this fulfillment that allows for love to evolve. This was my triumph: I forgave my mother and father, and I was able to save my marriage. Once I cleared my emptiness and brought back peace, harmony and a sense of self-love and belonging. I had a different perspective on my relationship with my husband and children. It has allowed me to be passionate, open and be myself. What one journey session did for me was more than months of traditional therapy had ever accomplished. I decided to share this work and become an accredited Journey practitioner.
The journey experience is more than simply an experience. It is transformational. It connects you with your inner core and it allows you to be strong in the face of fear. It gives you courage and is such a positive tool that you want to share the experience with loved ones.
The conviction that the Journey releases suppressed emotions led me to believe that when the parent goes through the Journey experience can he/she relate easier to an issue that their child may have. I can attest to this because it was not a surprise that in my daughter’s journey I learned that in some ways I was treating my daughter as my mother had treated me. My older daughter revealed in her journey that she felt I was giving more attention and love to her younger sister. My daughter was right, I did not see it, I certainly did not willingly give more attention to one or the other, but she sensed this and this is what she believed. I believed that the problem was that I was not capable of showing my emotions to her. The difference now is that I know better. My daughter and I now have a great relationship – one in which we really connect. The ironic part is that out of her journey my own daughter helped me to uncover something that was also hidden. As a child I felt that my mother gave more attention to my brother.
The beauty of the Journey is that you can clear one issue at a time. Metaphorically this is just like peeling an onion; when one skin is taken off, there is another underneath. Same with issues, there will always be another to uncover.
I feel enormous appreciation and gratitude to Brandon Bays for taking her conviction and sharing her experience with her inner issues and creating this simple, powerful tool which is available to every human being.
You have a choice and it is as simple as the Journey. You can buy the book and do it yourself or seek an accredited practitioner for support. Either way, the fact that you are interested in this wonderful tool shows that you are on the road of healing.
I would like to talk about one of the greatest gifts that I received from attending the Visionary Leadership programs. That is the gift of being able to speak to others from that “place of truth”. Because of the first Module of Visionary Leadership, I find that not only can I access my truth and speak from my Heart — I find now, that I am also LIVING from that place. It has affected all of my relationships positively!!! A friend who attended a recent Journey intro talk commented on how she had never seen me speak so “authentically” before. And she is right! I AM communicating differently. And MORE importantly I’m finding that I’m communicating more effectively with my children too.
It has been my experience that leaders/leadership is not only needed in the corporate world, it is also needed in our homes and our communities. I took the Visionary Leadership program thinking it would help me with our families trucking business…. Ultimately I have been blessed with an even better gift. The gift of speaking and living from truth and love in every moment — with all those I come in contact with — especially my family. My life has forever been changed because I’ve uncovered the true leader who has always been here.
If any of you are thinking about going to the next Visionary Leadership Program — DO IT!!! Because uncovering the leader that’s inside you, is priceless and you take the gifts you gain with you into all aspects of your life. How do you put a price tag on freedom? On discovering who you really are?
2 years ago our 15 year old son had 3 journey sessions. Before the journey he had real anger towards his father for no apparent reason, but after the 3rd journey, he has had a really good relationship with his father ever since. His school work also improved. He seemed to have a lot more confidence.
Ever since the Journey Intensive I wanted to write to you both to thank you so very much. It has been a truly life-altering experience for me. The first time I came in contact with the Journey was over two years ago and even though I could see the value of the work it didn’t seem to work for me, I guess I was just too closed up.
This time around I enjoyed the energy, the people – simply absolutely everything about that weekend was magical.
My life is rather difficult – as it is for many of us – daily survival as a single mom with no support and family is a constant stressor. I often felt that Source must have forgotten about me. Since the Journey weekend I have this constant glow in my heart – for the first time in my life I can feel my heart and I feel happy despite my current circumstances. First I worried that it will leave after a while, but I still feel it and I feel so alive. I can’t tell you how very, very grateful I am to you both for letting me participate.
And there’s more. My beautiful teenage daughter has taken a rather difficult path for herself. Struggling to cope with her share of pain she fell into the world of drug abuse. It’s been quite the ride and if it wasn’t for my faith I wouldn’t know how to cope. A few months back I gave her the Journey book to read in the hope she might agree to a process. However she flung it at my feet with a few choice words.
After the Journey weekend she contacted me, feeling down and physically sick. I offered her a process, she agreed and did wonderful and then went on to see Jean for a second one that also went real well. She is doing a lot better at the moment and again I am so grateful for the opportunity you gave me. You and the Journey work have made such a difference in my life and I wanted to let you know that I am so very grateful and I appreciate all the work that you are doing. From my open heart I’d like to say THANK YOU!!
I worked with a high school girl who continuously cut herself. After two journeys, as we were dropping down through the emotional layers into Source, she sort of smiled, eyes closed, was quiet for a moment, and then said, “Ohhh, I forgot that’s who I am.” Since then she has started to take care of her health, dressed with more care, and is on school committees. It seems she is feeling much better about herself now that she has begun to “remember who she really is.” Her mother told me to get ready, that she is going to spread the word throughout the high school.
The Journey assists children, adolescents, as well as adults, gain in self-confidence and self-love and often decreases their symptoms of depression and anxiety. Whether a child is in “traditional” psychotherapy, on medication, or has just been affected by “normal” life events, The Journey is definitely an effective and valuable tool to help him, or her, become more resilient and improve well-being!
What a wonderful weekend! I am thrilled and amazed and blessed to have experienced this incredible awakening. There are no words to truly explain the experience. We can simply try to explain it, share the book, encourage people to attend and be the example of the light, peace and joy that can be found through this wonderful process. You are all so filled with Love, Joy and Spirit that you so willingly share, and you are truly a blessing to all who attend. I know that my life will never be the same from this weekend forward.
J’ai retrouvé la petite fille joyeuse, débordant d’idées, d’envie d’entreprendre, d’expérimenter et de créer qui est en moi. Je me suis libérée de ma croyance que le fait d’être responsable et trop occupée en tant que mère rendait impossible pour moi un travail créatif. J’ai vu que la créativité est une partie de moi et qu’elle me traverse comme l’air que je respire, sans effort. Dans cet état d’être, il n’y a plus toutes les barrières que j’avais créées, de besoin de performance et de perfection, et créer est simplement une expression d’être. À la fin du séminaire, j’ai spontanément décidé de danser devant l’assemblée de 200 personnes, sans peur, avec joie et dans la clarté et vérité de ce que je suis. Soudain, j’étais simplement moi-même et je partageais cela. Beaucoup de personnes m’ont ensuite renvoyé une image positive et ont exprimé un plaisir partagé, me disant combien elles avaient apprécié de me voir danser. C’est comme un petit miracle qui s’est produit pour moi. Un miracle simple et tout naturel, qui allait de soi. Je pense que ce séminaire est très libérateur et nous donne la force d’oser être nous-mêmes et d’exprimer cela. C’est un grand cadeau que nous pouvons nous offrir, un immense soulagement : enfin, j’enlève tout ce qui m’entrave et je deviens ce que je suis, sans contrainte. Je retrouve ce que je savais déjà être en moi, cet être qui m’attendait depuis si longtemps, patiemment tapi derrière les murs que j’avais construits. Pour me protéger, pensais-je, m’intégrer, m’assimiler, me contraindre, « faire juste », ne pas sortir du lot, être comme les autres. Ces murs qui m’ont séparée non seulement de moi-même, mais également, et paradoxalement, de ces autres que je souhaitais rejoindre. Étant maintenant là, embrassant ce que je suis, je m’ouvre enfin à un échange d’être à être, de cœur à cœur, et je suis enfin capable de partage. Car il y a à partager toute cette abondance de joie, de rire, d’amour et de paix, sans aucune fin. Tranquillement, et avec infinie reconnaissance. Est-ce que je peux vous recommander le séminaire Manifester l’Abondance ? Si c’est le moment pour vous d’enlever ce qui vous bloque et de retrouver avec toute la joie du monde cet enfant magnifique qui vous habite, alors certainement, vous irez au séminaire ! Namasté, » Florence
Je suis toujours étonnée par les séminaires the Journey. J’en retire toujours tellement de compréhension sur moi-même, mais aussi tellement de joie et une incroyable force. Je reviens justement du séminaire Manifester l’Abondance. J’étais consciente que je ne vivais pas toujours aussi pleinement dans mon abondance que je ne l’aurais voulu, et je connaissais déjà très bien certains de mes fonctionnements à ce sujet. Mais je n’aurais jamais pensé que certaines de mes peurs et de mes croyances étaient ancrées si profondément en moi et j’ignorais totalement l’existence de plusieurs d’entre elles. Brandon a trouvé un moyen fantastique de me permettre de me libérer de ces vieux schémas d’une façon très simple. Tout cela sans parler du plaisir que nous avons eu à définir nos nouvelles visions et souhaits. Je suis rentrée à la maison il y a déjà quelques jours et je suis très surprise de voir que plusieurs choses que je croyais impossibles se sont simplement manifestées. Et… c’est tout simplement génial ! Namasté
I attended Brandon’s Abundance seminar in Nov. The day after I registered for the seminar my husband, the sole provider for our family of four, lost his job. With the national financial forecast getting worse by the day, I came to the seminar with a huge knot of fear in my gut and panic in my chest. I was completely terrified that we would lose our house and we had discussed the need to put our home on the market January 1. I was afraid that it might take a protracted period to sell, like the other homes in our area, and in the meantime we would burn through our savings.
After my Abundance process I was still a little doubtful of the success of my Process. I didn’t feel any huge shift and worried that maybe I hadn’t done the Process as well or as deeply as I could have. On top of which I had to leave the seminar a few hours early to catch my flight so I missed the big integration. I left feeling troubled that I’d squandered my opportunity to manifest abundance.
In the following days and weeks I noticed little things happening. I felt much more relaxed and so my marriage improved dramatically. I’d hear about a book on a morning show, decide I wanted to pick it up and then I’d open my email and find a coupon from a bookstore. I’d think about renting a particular movie and turn on the TV and see that it was on cable later that night. I’d go to a store to buy something specific and find that it was on sale or clearance.
We got a warm spell over Christmas break so we decided clean out the garage by unpacking the boxes that filled it. The boxes were from my parents’ home that we’d cleaned out after they both died in close succession the previous year. I finally felt strong enough to face the task, and it turned out to be such a beautiful experience. It had been so long since I’d packed the boxes that I had forgotten the beautiful things I’d selected from their home. As I integrated their things into my home I was filled with so much love and gratitude. Over the holidays I’d been missing my folks and due to our financial predicament, we’d only gotten gifts for our kids. These boxes seemed to me like my parents were redecorating our whole house for Christmas; like the biggest and best Christmas presents of my life! Every piece hand chosen by them, placed throughout every room of my home. I could feel them everywhere I looked! It was the most amazing, soul touching experience!
On December 30, we got a call from the bank. They found a bank error; we’d been making double mortgage payments since we’d bought our home! As a result, we didn’t owe another mortgage payment until April 2010!!!! And two days before our self imposed deadline!!! We called it the Christmas Miracle and called to tell all of our family and friends.
A few weeks later my car wouldn’t start. My car had 98,000 miles on it and had recently started threatening expensive repairs. We’d been thinking about replacing it for some time, but were very leery of a car payment. That morning when my car wouldn’t start on the first try, I felt like it was giving me the heads-up to cut bait while it was still running. It had carried our family faithfully & reliably since our babies had come home from the hospital nine years ago. On a hunch, I called the CPA handling the irrevocable retirement trust fund my parents left me. He said he had been just about to cut me a check for the dividends, to which I had no knowledge I was entitled! He told me to go get a car and he’d wire the money that same day!!! Not only did I get a new car, but the dealer knocked $6,000 off the sticker!!! Nothing to worry about car-wise except oil changes for the next few years!
I keep pinching myself because the abundance in my life since the seminar is almost unbelievable! When I share my story with family and friends, their jaws hang open with awe. I can’t wait to see what happens next and it’s only March! My gratitude to The Journey work and Brandon Bays herself is beyond words. The power of the work speaks for itself. By the way, the money I have left from the dividend check I’ve ear marked for more Journey seminars!!!
P.S. Oh yeah, two days after I got home from Abundance I quit smoking. It’s been over 3 month now and counting…
I was drawn to the Visionary Leadership program because I longed to be able to share the Journey work I had done on myself into my daily working life. I knew that I needed another vocabulary, and more tools in my tool box. What happened at VL was totally unexpected. I was given the extraordinary gift of fully empowering myself in the corporate milieu.
I am responsible for the research development of about 250 full-time researchers in the Faculty of Arts of my university. The main objective of my position is to raise as much external funding for the university as possible. The university’s success as a research institution depends upon this.
Reduced stress: What has happened over the last year is that, while I am busier than ever, I experience life as free of stress. I have let go of the unspoken rules that haunted my daily life. I have learned to empower my researchers by no longer identifying myself with their success. My success rate has dropped slightly, and yet we have raised more funds. The researchers who were ready have shone brilliantly, and those who were not ready are prepared to try again next year.
Woman in a Man’s world: As a woman working in a male-dominated environment, I have acquired tools that allow me to let go of the need to defend myself or play victim. In fact, the freedom I experience in accepting myself has created a sense of respect and appreciation from my male colleagues not present before. I am also less hard on my female colleagues.
Values Based Work: And, finally, I have a sense of living from a place of my highest values – compassion, authenticity, creativity, and empowerment. These values permeate my relations with my colleagues. When faced with difficult situations I am able to draw on many more tools to resolve conflict, or to step back and let wisdom enter into the dialogue. I know now that I never have to compromise my values in order to do my work, and by living from this place, I notice the people around me becoming more self-aware also.
All my life I have had a burning desire to have a vision. To live it. To be it. And now I have one that is blossoming in reality and reaching out to the whole world. Visionary Leadership, with it’s profound leader Kevin Billet, gave me the insight and tools to make my dreams come true. It opened me to the courage, creativity and fortitude to make it happen, to make my life happen. I am grateful beyond words.
The Journey has been a wake-up call after a long sleep and made powerful and deep changes in the way I now work with my patients. It has enabled me to integrate what I have learnt in my training in conventional medicine as a doctor with the timeless knowing within.
I now have something that I can offer a patient that can take them all the way. I don’t proclaim to be able to fix anybody, or that I have the magic secret or elixir. What I merely say to my patients is go and read Brandon Bays’ book. If the book speaks to you, if you understand what the message is, come back and then we’ll do a Journey process. I believe the Journey is logical, unique, simple, effective and incredibly cutting-edge.
After ‘The Journey’, I felt like I’d finally let go of the pain I’d packaged away years ago. A year on, my life has changed immeasurably. I’ve got the job I love, I’m married to a man I adore and have a much healthier lifestyle.
I was a single mother living on food stamps and about $850 a month supporting two children and living in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains. My car broke down and I had no way to fix it. I also had overwhelming Credit card debt etc. I had tried over 6 home businesses trying to make something work so I could stay at home with my girls. I was a mess and so was my life.
I ended up going to the Journey Abundance Retreat and it completely changed my life as I watched the old patterns disappear and the new stuff start to manifest. Interestingly enough my heart’s desire wasn’t about money or the stuff, it was actually about my connections with source and balance to staying true to myself to be a better person. After that process that weekend, I was offered a Job here at the Journey and I more that tripled my income and was able to go through the practitioner program. I now have a beautiful home with a Garden, waterfall, roses, Nice car, Fabulous furniture etc. living in a neighbor hood with a swimming pool, parks etc. I have my credit cards under control and I just bought a second home.
After my second Abundance retreat I was able to manifest a fabulous relationship with a man that I am now engaged to who truly loves me for who I am. After my third Abundance retreat I was able to settle some issues with my children and more with my credit cards and I watched as the money came pouring in from unexpected sources. I have been amazed at how things have manifested in my life over that last year that I have been doing this work. I feel more at peace now then I ever had. I also now have tools, including the abundance process, to deal with the issues that come up in my life.
It’s up to you what you decide to do. I can tell you that the Journey has been absolutely life changing for me and my children and some family members.
I want to share this, so that all of you are aware of a tremendous energy emerging within The Journey. I spent last week doing Conscious Leadership and I just want to say that it is the most powerful, liberating work and week that I have ever lived. I paid for the entire (Visionary Leadership) programme, all 3 weeks, up front. By day 2, I had received way more than my money’s worth, with the deepest, most profound process of my life, all modalities included, and it didn’t end there. I feel that I have participated in the evolution of freedom for this planet.
“Ich dachte immer Selbsterfahrungsseminare wären nichts für Realisten wie ich es bin. In diesen zwei Tagen habe ich mit Freude erfahren, dass es wohl nichts “Realeres” gibt als das eigene Ich. Die Selbsterfahrungen haben mich zutiefst betroffen und der Weg “The Journey” hat mir gezeigt, wo das eigentliche Ich sitzt. Nicht im Kopf, sondern in der Seele. Ich danke von Herzen”
This is the most cutting edge healing and freeing process available that I have found. I’ve taken seminars and have been a healer myself for many years but this is a gift of astronomic proportions. If you are ready for it, the freedom you have been seeking is here. In my opinion – and it’s only my opinion based on my actual experience – it is the most important work being done for individuals in pain on the planet at this time.
The Journey will inspire millions, not only those with physical challenges in their lives, but those seeking spiritual understanding.
A very powerful and deeply moving book. I couldn’t put it down. It has been the beginning of my own spiritual journey. I’ve encouraged all my friends and loved ones to read it. It moved me to tears and gave me courage and a sense of calm. I wish I had seen Brandon in person when she came to Australia.
„Ich bin verängstigt und verzweifelt angekommen, befreit und erleichtert nach Hause gegangen. Ich fühlte mich bestens aufgehoben, behütet und getragen.”
„Kein Psychologe hat das geschafft, was ich mit eurer Hilfe aufdecken durfte. In Dankbarkeit und Frieden “
It is very simple really: I have a pre Journey life and a post Journey life. The Journey has helped me improve my health and well being beyond recognition. It is the core to everything for me. I have learnt that unless I am connected to my Source, nothing outside of me will ever feel right. If I had only known when I was growing up that all emotions were not only a healthy response to life but also gateways to a profound inner peace, I know I would have experienced my life very differently. I use the Journey tools every day and the deep peace they bring continue to seep into and suffuse everything that I do’.
My youngest son (8yrs) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005 and is undergoing treatment while doing ‘The Journey’. I have been overwhelmed at the change in my son/s attitude, towards the huge life changing illness. He is now able to find tools and strategies within himself to help him cope/deal with his treatment and tumour. Before he started the journey he was often feeling sick, had headaches and dizzy spells with chemo, then when starting the journey we noticed a significant improvement in his physical symptoms, and now after a series of journey sessions theses symptoms have subsided substantially. All we are seeing at the moment are the side effects straight after chemo.
On seeing the amazing difference this has had on our youngest son we chose to introduce ‘The Journey’ to our oldest son (11 yrs). He was finding it difficult to deal with his brother’s illness and the change in the family, that he developed separation anxieties.
After just one session of ‘The Journey’ he had to go on a school camp, this was a big ask for him. He knew he really wanted to go, but the anxiety was much bigger. With only having had one session at the time he felt confident on taking himself on his own journey. We experienced this and were touched at how he was able to process all his thoughts and feelings and give himself the tools and courage to achieve camp.
The confidence and self esteem that we have seen in him is encouraging to see. We know that now he will be able to deal with any anxieties he may have in the future.
The boys continue to do ‘The Journey’ and enjoy each session. I have asked each boy how they feel after a ‘Journey’ with their answers being relaxed, tired, courage, happy, safe and fun. This gentle process of healing has given them everlasting tools that they can use all the time and also giving my husband and myself peace of mind.
My name is Joe Doyle. I served six years in the United States Marine Corps, and I am a Viet Nam Veteran. The after effects of that war held me captive in a shell of my own creation for forty years. Four years ago, my wife, Nancy, lead me to The Journey, and both of us have completed the Practitioner Program. As I travelled along The Journey’s path, I became aware that much of Viet Nam’s trauma, along with many other issues, were being healed, and that I had opened into a freedom within myself that completely changed my entire life. From that change, a dream has arisen, to bring The Journey, and its beautiful healing processes to veterans and their families.
This experience was amazing and cleansing. I have seen the positive effects through my father… and how he changed. The peace within my soul resonates through the cells and overwhelms me. All I have is thankfulness and gratitude in my body, so thank you and I thank myself and I thank grace.
Thank you so much for having me be a part of the Journey Intensive. I am not sure of How or What I received, and truthfully I finally felt that my Spirit was at place to finally be receptive to the Love that eminates from the Universe. Regardless, I felt my Soul was truly touched in a “Positive” manner for the first time in 40 years by someone from outside my family. The only other times I can think of is when my children were born.
As I said to you, I am not sure that I found SOURCE or Release. I do know that I was so Honored to have been with others and experienced their release. That in and of itself was so wonderful. I could actually “Feel” them which gave me such Gratification.
I would also like to expand my love and gratitude to all the Trainers. Their sincerity and Love was abundant, and filled the room with Peace and Joy. I wish I could have done more for them all, and maybe next time.
Which brings me to the other reason I am writing this message. I was looking on the website for the different workshops and also the items I might need to be a Practitioner. I saw the one on abundance but I did not see a price. I am not going to let anything be a block to something I feel is needed for my Spirit. The Journey came about and the perfect time and even though I am pretty uptight about allowing things to move me, I HAVE BEEN MOVED!
I have always wanted to help people just for the sake of helping. I am feeling strongly that I want to become a Practitoner. It makes me feel that my life has some meaning and gives me positive things to reflect on when the darkness comes. I believe that this Process may actually be a way for me to see the light that has been hidden.
Again, my abundant gratitude to all of the Trainers, the Staff for the Love and Joy all of ya’ll so openly gave to me (us) as we Begin Our Journey.
I wanted to share a story with you that happened to me. I was leaving Denver to go home to Jacksonville, and I woke up in a funk. I had really weird dreams all night, and hadn’t slept well. I was feeling very tired and kind of out of it. I left the hotel and on the way to the airport and I started feeling anxious, and by the time I got to the airport I was in a full blown panic attack. One of the beautiful things that I have learned through the Journey Process is that anxiety and panic are my coping mechanisms for not feeling, (bizarre as that sounds.) So, I knew that there was something I was not feeling.
As, I started through the Security gates, and I was so panicked, I thought, I need to get to a calmer place. So I went into the bathroom chose a stall in the back, started down the layers, and was just really sobbing, I did however get to a semi-peaceful state, enough so that I could get through security. After all, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss my flight. As I got through security, I still had this gnawing in my stomach, so, when I got to my gate, having plenty of time now, I said. “Ok, there is more, here I go into the bathroom again.” So I found a stall in the back, hung my coat and purse on the back of the stainless steel door and sat on the toilet in my clothes. I went down 2 layers, and a memory popped. So, I thought with limited time, I will just build my campfire right here, and process. Turns out I was mad at God. I was able to empty out, and we had a nice conversation, forgave each other, and I really felt the shift this time. So when I opened my eyes I looked up to get my coat, and to the right of my coat, someone had scraped GOD in the stainless door. I sat there with my mouth open staring. Then I looked further and there were three crosses below it. And shaking my head, I went, “Oh my god!!!!!”, then I just burst into laughter. Who knows was it there before?, probably, maybe not, I don’t know. But how synchronistic if it was there before, out of ALL the bathrooms in the airport, and that was the 2nd time I went into to process, I would pick that bathroom, and that stall. YES, we are truly NEVER alone. Thank you for this work.
I wanted to send a “FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART” thank you to ALL the people at the Journey, for helping me attend this event. Twenty-five years of Medical\Psychiatric therapy along with anti-depressant medication could not un-earth as much as this intensive workshop did in two days. I’m not saying that I am completely cured and totally healed. I can say, in complete and utter truth, that I have never felt such a deep sense of accomplishment and hope. What a feeling!!!!!!!! With your help, I feel as though I’m on my way. Back to my healing path. TRUTH. Thank GOD and YOU for showing me the way. MERCI. THANK YOU.
I had lived with no awareness of life inside of me. I stuffed my emotions often not knowing what I was feeling. There was lots of anxiety and depression and little self-esteem or confidence. I spent much time reading self-help books to understand and analyze it – yet there was little change that occurred for me and it kept me attached to the same old “story” that continued to run my life.
Then after experiencing a major loss I became very depressed and felt that there was no longer anything meaningful in my life. At the same time I was also facing the emotional pain I was holding onto around my relationship with my mother. I did not want to see her or even think about her for a year and a half! I got in touch with a part of me that knew there must be a way to bring about real healing. I was ready.
In my first Journey Session I experienced true forgiveness. In this powerful step-by-step process I moved through emotions, released the stored pain and naturally came to a place of peace. It was like a miracle for me! I felt an enormous shift and the depression lifted. From this healing that had taken place within me, I was filled with compassion and love for my mother and went to see her – as I hugged her I could truly say “I love you”. Our relationship was renewed and it is so amazing that I no longer feel “triggered” by her! I just feel love and compassion naturally – free from the old “story”. My perception about it has changed and it has brought me peace in the deepest part of my being. This is enormous – that one journey process did more for me than the many years I previously spent in support groups!
Because that was the most profound and lasting inner work I have ever tried, I attended the Journey Intensive Weekend Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario in August 2006. I learned how to do journey work and I continue to use these practical tools in my daily life. My friends have noticed a change in me and have told me that I am more confident and free. I experience more joy and peace than I ever have and I am becoming more empowered and free to be who I am! Transformation continues to take place in many areas of my life.
I had a desire to become a practitioner to continue deepening in my own healing and facilitate others in their healing. While doing the 45 case studies I gained experience working with adults of all ages and with various issues relating to depression, unworthiness, abuse, fears, and phobias. I received accreditation as a Journey™ Practitioner in March, 2008 and have set up a practice in Perth, Ontario (Canada).
Having experienced moving beyond the old “story” that I had, it is particularly meaningful for me to work with those who want freedom from specific anxiety/fears/phobias, abuse, depression as well as self-confidence and self-esteem issues. I feel honored in guiding others with gentleness and compassion to open into the wholeness that is already inside them and find their own inner wisdom. No matter what else you have tried there are possibilities – somehow something takes place on a level deeper than our minds can comprehend allowing real change and healing to take place. I am so blessed to have found this Journey work.
I didn’t know what to expect coming into this weekend so I feared even being here. I recently have survived the death of my significant other and the journey has made me realize that throughout that experience of death when I thought I was being strong… I really wasn’t. All I did was set myself up for more failure. The Journey has taught me that by shoving your feelings or emotions down that it will only hurt me worse instead of just letting them go and not having physical problems like pain and anxiety.
We read, we saw, we recommended. Such an easy read, yet full of understanding and help. Everyone, whether healthy, ailing, depressed, addicted whoever and whatsoever should read this book and listen to their inner self. Brandon Bays shares her experiences both good and bad and helps you to tackle yours. I have recommended many people to read and keep giving my copy away. One day I hope that my partner and I can see and meet Brandon in person and attend her meetings.
Brandon’s inspiring story is proof of the healing power that exists within every individual.
Brandon Bays is a remarkable soul, and her story of healing and reconciliation is a testament to the capabilities of human beings. Read this book and be inspired to take your own journey of healing!
Brandon Bays takes her reader on a journey of astounding inspiration.
I would also like to tell you about the moment in which I was doing a Journey process on myself in the presence of another, and was HEALED — not just pieces, but the whole, chronic depression thing!!! It was AMAZING.
In 1997, my husband, Russell, of 19 years died of cancer after 4 long years of living with it. It had taken a tremendous toll of time and energy to keep him in physical form that long. We have two beautiful children and the two of us were happy. Russell so wanted to stay around longer in physical form and yet his body was riddled with cancer. He was so weak.
He died September 9th, it was a Sunday and a beautiful fall day…his favorite season and favorite day of the week.
After his death, I was exhausted, worn out from all of the trying and worry that I had engaged in (I did not know about the Law of Attraction then). I was vulnerable and completely disoriented. It actually had never occurred to me that he would die.
It was within a very short period of time that I was catapulted into a depression that I could not shake. I was a trained counselor/psychologist at the time and was led to a counselor for help. I saw this counselor for over 4 years each week. She had no idea why this depression was not lifting and neither did I. I was looking for help everywhere I could. I knew that something was wrong and I did not know what it was that kept this depression hanging on.
At a time, when I was constantly in bed, trying to drown out the never-ending suicidal thoughts, I began to pray for help or relief in the form of death from the way I was thinking and feeling.
It was felt like “a time from hell”…and as it happens, when we ask we get led to our healing…someone recommended Brandon Bays book to me…and as soon as I read it, I knew that this would be what would help me. I immediately found someone in my home town who was accredited in this work…she had time to see me, almost immediately, and in this one session, I felt the depression lift. And three sessions later, sessions that I processed by myself, I was able to let go of my medication.
After the first session, I looked at the practitioner and I said “this is amazing” I felt the trauma of this time leave my body. I thought and said outloud “if I can clear a memory that is in the womb (which mine was) then there is so much hope for the healing of the entire planet.”
I was working with troubled teens at that time and I began to do Journey work with each one who came into my office with the similar amazing results.
Since this time, I have stayed faithful to this work on a regular basis for myself and I keep clearing more and more as things come up. It is the most empowering set of skills I know and I teach it whenever I can, to whomever asks.
I am completely off all antidepressants, I am happy and I feel like I have a life for the first time in over 30 years. Some antidepressants are almost narcotic in the way they make your body dependent on them so I had to gradually stop taking them rather than stop all at once, that is why it has taken me a while to get off them. This has worked for me where hypnotherapy, professional counselors, self-help, and numerous other processes have completely failed for me.
I have recently had the opportunity to take 3 emotional journeys with a wonderful lady studying to become a practitioner of your life-changing course. What I have undergone is nothing short of phenomenal. I have uncovered two major life-changing experiences I had buried deep in my subconscious and I have learned to deal with feelings and emotions in a way that has completely changed my life.
I am 50 years old and I have been manic-depressive and bi-polar all my life. I was until recently taking three different antidepressant medications (Lamictal, Prozac, Adderall) at the same time just to function in my daily life. I have been gradually cutting back on the meds until one is completely eliminated from my life and the other two are at a quarter of what I was taking soon to be gone also.
I feel better than I have ever felt and I am better able to deal with life in general than I ever imagined possible. I still have a long way to go to be completely healed but in one short month I have come farther than I could have ever hoped for. My last journey created such cellular cleansing that I have been physically feeling the effects for the past week. Today I feel clear and like a new man. My story is like so many you have probably heard so I won’t go into all the long details, but I would like to say that what you have done for me this past month is absolutely miraculous. I just wanted to write to say thank you for saving my life. I actually see my future bright and happy for the first time in more years than I can even remember.
1. It is okay to cry.
2. Healing is a process and a journey of self and spiritual discovery.
3. Healing my physical body of breast cancer is just one third of the healing process; my mind and spirit need healing too.
4. I have to address my fears, they can’t be ignored. When fears show up in my life, I know they have specific lessons to teach me, to show me something greater within myself or in my life than the fear.
5. I could not have healed without the people in my life, the medical teams, work teams, and my family and friends and community members. I share these thoughts with you as an invitation to explore your fears and to become empowered and strengthened as a result of working with teams of individuals that care about your well-being.
6. Laughter, proper nutrition, proper breathing, and sound sleep are vital for my body to heal.
7. Being grateful for everything and everyone in my life always moves me another step forward in my healing journey.
8. I am not complete in my healing cycles until I can give freely and compassionately to others along the way.
9. Even in the death processes, special healing can occur.
10. The first step begins with honesty and asking myself if I am willing to be part of the solution and asking for help on the days that I need an extra hand, an extra hug, or a caring voice to hear my pain, or a good cry, and when I know I need others to teach me the way forward.
11. The power of prayer and the power of my faith are my greatest resources.
12. I am enough just as I am.
Two days later after The Journey Intensive weekend, I could no longer feel my lump in my breast. My next mammogram confirmed it had gone… I feel the Journey saved my life.
Before I did The Journey I was in a pit of depression, drinking and smoking heavily. I had lost the loving, happy go lucky girl I knew I was inside. I went to psychologists, tried help lines and did everything I knew how to get me out of the depression. Through the Journey I was able to get to the core of what put the depression in place, and free myself from the rape I had experienced one year earlier. I feel as if I have been given my live back and I now I live the life of my dreams, happily married and expecting a family.
The essence of truth sits at the edge of every story and the story is what connects us and allows us to help each other to heal – and to find freedom.
I could not believe what I was being told. There was no doubt in my mind – until this moment – that it wasn’t cancer. The surgeon went on to tell me when my surgery would take place and all I could hear was someone in the far distance talking, saying things I couldn’t hear because my heart was beating so loudly in my ears.
I lay down on the operating table seemingly without choice and allowed a piece of me to be carved from my body. Afterwards, numb, staring at the stitches that held my breast together, my eyes stung with tears at the full realization of how weak and violated I felt.
My perfect breasts had been reduced to less than perfect. I was full of doubt. Had surgery been the right choice? Had it been my decision? I hated how my breast looked; it didn’t feel like a part of me anymore. Worse, I hated how I felt and hated that I didn’t have a clue how to not feel this way.
My husband’s friend told me breast cancer on the right side meant anger and resentment. Who was he to tell me that and what did he mean? He couldn’t have known how anger lived at the center of my being; the demon inside I tried so hard to keep secret. It lashed out at my husband and it kept me constantly irritable.
It was a hot Saturday afternoon in the middle of summer and I lay in bed crying – waiting for the doom of chemotherapy and radiation. Fear at the thought of these treatments sucked the energy from me and terrorized my mind. I didn’t want to be sick… to lose my hair… to have poison injected into my veins. I was terrified it would kill me and I didn’t know what to do. The phone rang. It was a friend of a friendwho had undergone natural therapy for something similar. She talked of alternative therapies and told me to get passionate about life. I honestly didn’t know how to get passionate about life but I did know I wanted to live! Relief spread through my body at the realization that I could make choices to help myself. I hung up the phone, bound out of bed, and headed straight to the organic farm for some fresh vegetables to juice.
Mainstream or alternative, a decision had to be made. Sitting alone in our family room – engulfed by mind numbing indecision – fear pulled at my insides. How do I decide what to do? What if I make the wrong choice? There was a subtle recognition that my body felt strong when I thought of alternative therapies but weak when I thought of chemo and radiation. And a strange inner knowing came over me that if I listened to my body it would guide me. It felt right. I felt that trusting my body’s wisdom could be the best thing that I ever did. That is the decision I made; to build my immune system instead of destroying it. I struggled initially to find someone willing to help me in my condition but I remained determined. Eventually I did find a naturopath to work with and I also discovered some other healing options that resonated with me. I found my healing path!
Through cancer I learned how to live in my body and how to trust my body’s wisdom. I also learned how to love myself and how to live an authentic life. Exhaustion was a constant companion as I finished my treatments (high doses of Vitamin C dripping into my veins by intravenous). And knowing I was going back to work in a couple of months didn’t help any and caused me a great deal of anxiety. The truth was I hadn’t liked my job for a good many mainyears. After reading a few books on the law of attraction I began to realize that maybe I could have the life I always wanted. Although, in truth, I didn’t have a clue what that life would be like because I hadn’t dreamed or wished for anything in such a long time. I decided to quit my job. I didn’t know if it was the right decision but it was my decision.
Doubt came visiting again, and with it depression. Was I really healed? Many days I just sat and did nothing while my mind raced with thoughts of all the things I should be doing. Some days I cried but mostly I just sat feeling nothing; trying desperately to feel something… anything. I was so empty inside. Friends called almost daily but I felt utter loneliness. Then the rage came. It started to erupt through my body like a volcano and I couldn’t keep the lid on. I felt like I was losing my mind. My body would shake violently as a huge energy would surge up through me. I was completely out of control and after each of these episodes, I would cry, feeling lost, confused and ashamed.
After some weeks the force of this rage seemed to lessen in intensity and I just surrendered to it. I would sit and stare into space, arms limp at my sides, not saying or doing anything. I didn’t even answer the phone. I gave up the fight. One day I woke up feeling good. Nothing had changed, I just felt happy. The feeling stayed and every morning I woke up ready to face the day. I started going for long walks and would imagine how I wanted my life to be and how I wanted to feel. I didn’t know how or why this shift had happened but I was ready to begin to live my life, not just exist in it.
It was in this state of openness and inquiry that I heard about a book called The Journey by Brandon Bays. I was listening to a tele-seminar over the internet about cellular healing and the story of a woman -Brandon- who had healed herself from a serious illness. I had to know more and immediately picked up her book.
Her story, in so many ways, mirrored my own. She told of the huge energy that shook through her body and, how it was through the opening and surrender to these powerful emotions that she found release and healing. It touched me at my core. My experience over the last year and a half had been exactly this. She went on to say that this emotional journey of healing was available to everyone and could be undertaken in a matter of hours through guided processes that had been developed. I eagerly awaited my first Journey Intensive workshop and was not disappointed. It was to be the first step on my path to becoming a Journey practitioner.
Through my Journey work, I learned how my time of torment and grief helped heal my body. The fear and doubts were scary because I thought they were the illness. In my Journey processes I discovered how to open to these emotions and to welcome them as a part of who I am and, in that, to find my own forgiveness and release. I have been able to release the rage that was exploding to get out and today I wake up happy and free from the chains that kept me bound in my life.
The Journey became an integral part of the completion of my healing and I no longer have any doubt that I am completely healed. I have turned toward growth and today find myself living from a level of authenticity that I could only have imagined before. And I have the tools to look inside myself for even deeper awareness.
It is through The Journey that I have also discovered my life’s purpose: to share my story and Journey work so that I can spread healing and hope to others. I have learned to love all parts of me, my slightly smaller breast, my scar, my anger, my fears, and I have been able to embrace the feeling of love I have for myself. It isn’t selfish or arrogant to love oneself, it is imperative. It is my deepest prayer that we all find the freedom and healing available to all of us and can live from this amazing place of awareness. Through cancer I learned how to live in my body and how to trust my body’s wisdom. I also learned how to love myself and how to live an authentic life. I am grateful everyday for the learning that continues to unfold.
How to put into writing healing stories using Journeywork to share about the marvelous, wonderful, unique tool that is The Journey? Where do I begin? How do I start to share what for me is a daily occurrence? Everyday in my office I witness deep, lasting transformation.I see people freeing themselves from bouts of depression, allergies, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, debilitating mood disorders and physical ailments, such as blood pressure, IBS, migraines, even cancer!
How do I describe the ‘indescribable’? Should I talk about the one who cleared herself of breast cancer in just two processes? Or the one that suffered from sexual impotence for as long as he could remember, and could resume having a normal sex life again after just two sessions? Or should I talk about the one who was suffering from panic attacks and couldn’t sleep, that felt an instant relief and change after the first session? Or maybe I could talk about the lady who was totally unable to let go of a past heartbreak to the point of becoming obsessive, and was able to forgive and move on? Or about the lady that was unable to attend to her dying mother in her last days of her life, and was able to surmount her fears in one session and was then able to let her go in peace while holding her hand? Or about the ones who were suffering from fybromyalgia to the point of being in constant pain and who are now pain free? Or do I talk about myself, finally released from the relentless, harsh, subtle, critical voice that kept me feeling never ‘good enough’ and unworthy, no matter what I did or how much I succeeded?
As you can see I am in awe of what I witness and am very, very humbled by it.
” How can I tell about others’ success stories? Which one would I choose? Why not start with mine?” I was always a firm believer in the saying ‘walk the talk’ and I sure found an echo to this motto in The Journey. I thought to a certain degree, that I had already cleared my ‘shit’. Being a fervent believer that it starts with you, to be the change you want people to be, I had over the years been doing extensive, continuous training in related fields and psychological treatment. I had sat in the client chair many times and was constantly willing to look at myself and deepen the knowledge that I had acquired over the years. But somehow I knew there was more.
When three people, in two days, talked to me about this workshop coming to Ottawa just two days later, I ‘got’ the message and registered. Already I felt a pull, a little voice inside saying it is going to change my life. I heard the whisper and I put it aside. Little did I know. It did just that! The weekend was a revelation. I went with no expectations, had no time for it, hadn’t even read the book. Nevertheless I felt and lived the magic, like so many! I remembered initially being a little overwhelmed by the intensity of the love there, even in the way I was welcomed. My ever-protective mind, my fear came up, ” Is this a cult? After all, I have seen many different things in my 20 years of practice working in hospitals, schools, giving and attending workshops.” The weekend was amazing! I finally made contact with this free part of me that I had felt before, used before, but never knew how to access systematically. This is a tool, not a random experience. And this tool was so powerful that it did its magic on me as well as so many other people around me.
I then decided to do the entire training to become a Journey Accredited Practitioner and in the meantime, started to integrate these tools into my practice, because ‘you don’t need to be a doctor to use it’. And again the magic happened! People touched ‘source’, a deep, free part of themselves and they started to heal and were able to free themselves, forgiving themselves and others. Some had spontaneous healings, some gradual healings, all healing themselves if they gave themselves a chance. I myself am freer and freer, becoming who I truly am in my essence as I share and guide people on their own path of transformation. As I was away a lot this fall, my daughter who is now 18 took my messages on my voice mail. She was dumbfounded by the countless messages of gratitude I received and said to me with her unique enthusiasm, mixed with a little scepticism and curiosity, “Are you God or what? People love you so much.” In reality, people are in love with freedom and simply grateful to have been gently introduced or awakened to their infinite potential, and feel empowered by their own ability to change and grow. Finally there is a tool that fully grasps and uses the unlimited potential that exists in all of us – a tool that is vast enough, wide enough, to include all possible human experin ience and restore meaning and dignity even in the most “damaged” ones. I am sharing all this with the pure intention of simply spreading the word about the fact that there is a way, there is a tool. There is a path for healing, the requirement is simply that you want to take it.
Thanks for getting my health and fitness back on track… I had begun to think that my knee was going to give me constant pain for the rest of my life.
It all began when I had the bright idea that running a marathon was a great challenge for a 52 year old and I am pretty proud of how in 10 months I went from gasping at 100meters to completing a 50km run – HOWEVER… In the big push to cover the last 10km I noticed my right knee had developed a stabbing pain on the inside of the kneecap. In typical male fashion I figured it would come right after a rest so I cut back on running and waited for it to heal.
Unfortunately the pain didn’t go away and over the next 18 months got worse to the point that a short 4km run meant it hurt for hours and also when I lay in bed or crossed my legs there wasa nagging pain that just didn’t go away. Finally I realized that I had to DO something and your massage had been highly recommended so I figured it was worth a shot.
Well what a difference in just 5 sessions – I am now running up to 9km three times a week with only a tiny hint of pain afterward– a 95% improvement on what I used to feel after only one run – I’m a very happy man – and heading back to full fitness.
What I didn’t know was that for my knee to recover you needed to work on the all the major muscles in both my legs and back and groin and that what I thought was the problem was just a symptom of more that could be healed.
I also learnt that your therapeutic massage in a 1½ hour session relaxed my muscles more completely than a shorter session so that meant you could get into the underlying tension. At the same time you (Karoline, Journey Practitioner) also talked me through some of the emotions locked in my muscles (something completely new to me). I believe that your unique combination of treatment is why we have made such amazing progress in so few sessions.
Our son (now 10) was diagnosed with Leukaemia. His treatment plan is for 3 and a quarter years. The first 3-6 months of treatment were intense. Two weeks into his chemotherapy he suffered a major brain hemorrhage. The family was divided as we lived away from the hospital. So initially we were in Christchurch for 2 months and after lots of anxiety and separations our family unit was re-united.
As our life would never be the same I welcomed any kind of assistance for our son and our daughter (now 7 years) whose lives had been upturned. Now just over two years into our journey with Cancer we find a new meaning to the word Journey.
The journey has given them both an opportunity to look inside themselves and find a way of dealing with and coping with situations and feelings. They have both benefited greatly, this is evident in their attitude towards life, their ability to use this technique with anything that arises, school issues, peer pressure, fears etc not just Cancer or illness.
Our son had abdominal pain, doctors performed tests, scans etc to determine where his pain was coming from but to no avail. The journey helped find the source of this pain and heal it, which has had a huge impact on our son’s current well being who is still undergoing treatments.
Our daughter has now found a way to handle the separation and abandonment issues she had, her demeanor is calmer and we have reconnected in a way that I don’t think would have been possible without the Journey and its fabulous ways.
We know we are on this road for a long while yet, thankfully we now all have ways in which to improve our quality of life.
Thank you is too insignificant a word to express how I feel about what you have done for me, through the journey process you took me on. It begins in the morning when I wake and I actually feel well rested and can’t wait to get up and begin my day, I feel so happy, hopeful that my life is exactly as it should be, otherwise stressful situations and hurtful events are all things that just wash over me now in a very surreal way, acknowledged but hardly affecting my peace of mind.
The changes are so subtle but so profound, my memory is a hundred times better, no more big lists of to dos), even my hand writing is different, there’s a certain continuity to mundane things, I have begun to do crosswords not something I would have attempted before, can’t spell and too busy, not now life’s a breeze and I get more productive things done. Even the colours in my wardrobe has changed, I used to wear reds and purples (bright loud colours) now there are greens and blues and yellow, a colour I would never have even contemplated wearing a few months ago.
I feel brand new, honestly all these things are amazing, but the most profound change has been in a medical condition that has been progressively getting worse for twenty years, three years ago my Doctor put me on medication to control an out of control bladder, five months ago I had to give up the medication because it was causing other problems, so I had resigned myself to having a over active bladder. Embarrassment and annoyance were my constant companions.
A week after my last process I found myself out without my usual pads, a situation that caused me to immediately return home for some security, as going without wasn’t an option, then I thought, I hadn’t needed to use the toilet all morning, unheard of for me, so for the rest of the day I waited and watched, at first I thought maybe I hadn’t been drinking enough, but no that wasn’t the case, so the next day I tested not daring to hope that this horrible condition had been cured, drank all day and had normal bladder function, that was a little over a month ago and I have not sprung a leak once, and that’s a miracle to my way of thinking, no amount of medical intervention or alternative treatments have worked but something has, so long may it last and I didn’t have to do any anything my body has returned to normal.
Having been ill on and off for 27 years, and in pain every day for the last seven years with chronic fatigue syndrome, today is my first totally pain free day!!! I feel wonderful, alive and full of energy. Thank you, thank you.
The Journey offers a remarkable and innovative approach to accessing important inner resources which can powerfully support the healing of body and mind.
In the spring of 2003 I and my therapy practice were both in the doldrums, and I was upset with myself. After all, I was certainly helping people to come out of past trauma and live functional, reasonably happy lives; why wasn’t that enough? Out of answers, I issued a wild call to the Universe: “Help!”
Help arrived. A week later a client dropped a book into my lap: The Journey, by Brandon Bays. Ten days after that I went to the Boulder Journey Intensive weekend in equal parts hope and doubt: Is this a cult?
Made cult-savvy by painful experience, I was delighted to hear Skip Lackey, Senior Journey Practitioner for North America, tell us immediately to “take out our BS detectors.” (Mine was already out.) We were never told what to believe; facts were presented to our minds, experiences to our hearts and bodies. The conclusions were up to us.
By Sunday morning I knew this was truly extraordinary work, and my next step as a therapist. But why? The format isn’t that different from what I’ve been doing with clients for over a decade as a hypnotherapist and EMDR clinician. Yet these simple processes bring unprecedented results – freedom from the tyranny of “my story” and its devastating effects on the body, and a sense of coming Home to one Self.
The difference lies in who is running the process – and my own experience provides a sterling example. By 2003 my ulcerative colitis, a painful and sometimes lethal condition of the intestinal lining, had defied all inner and outer healing modalities for about 20 years. The hypnotherapist and I would agree to “go into” the colon to see what was going on there and ask the colon how to heal it. Or, the EMDR clinician and I would list and desensitize traumatic events which might have impacted this area of the body. But there was never anything there but a vague anxiety… and no results, over and over and over again.
In that Journey weekend, though, I was guided first to open into the vast Consciousness within – what Brandon calls Source – and then under the direction of this infinite wisdom, to my great surprise I went not to my colon, but to my heart. And there was a memory which, even more surprisingly, would never have figured on any trauma list. I was 12, spending a beautiful afternoon helping my adored father in his rose garden. Far beneath the surface, however, in that moment of oneness between us my soul tuned in to his and knew that he planned to die young. Unbeknownst to my conscious mind, my loving heart decided, “If he goes early I have to do that too.”
And so with every beat of my heart this message was being sent out to my body – and especially to the “second brain” in the gut: “Your days are numbered. There’s a sword hanging over your head. You never know when your time will come…” At my Source-fed campfire the cells opened and I poured out the grief and fear, finally separating my destiny from my father’s. Then the infinite wisdom of my Source reprogrammed the heartbeat with much a healthier message to my body. And from that day to this I have had not one moment’s pain in that area of the body.
Never could I have tracked down the deep cause of all that pain using the “my mind’s-best-guess-plus-the-therapist’s-best-guess” method. After all, I spent 20 fruitless years trying to do just that! Nor do I have any idea how, after not having worked on it at any conscious level, the anxiety that prevented me from meditating for 40 – yes, 40! – years magically left; or how an addiction to reading fiction that had kept me out of my life for over half a century quietly disappeared, no fuss, no bother. I do know, though, that my Journey clients are experiencing similar – dare I call them miracles? Except that these “miracles” are repeatable, based both on solid science and on the infinitely reliable, infinitely wise Presence in each of us.
I continue to be amazed at the physical, emotional and deep soul healing I and my clients are receiving. And I am deeply happy, seeing my world through the eyes of the Light and Oneness I now know myself to be. My greatest prayer is that you’ll join me in letting the infinite wisdom of your True Self bring you into wholeness and freedom.
For as long as I can remember I suffered from migraine headaches. From about the age of 15 or 16 years old I would get regular debilitating headaches that would sometimes last up to two or three days long. Around the age of 20 I found a medication that helped relieve the pain and I was so excited and thankful for that.
I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of relying on prescription medication to help me but it was much needed relief. As life continued I became more and more frustrated with the fact that I had no real control over this plaguing issue. I could start to see the triggers of the headaches but I also knew there had to be some much deeper reason for the migraines. I knew that spending three days exerting myself at a high altitude or that it was simply my monthly cycle wasn’t the only reason I was having these insane headaches.
So I finally approached an acquaintance that happened to be a Practitioner of The Journey and asked for help. I surrendered to the unknown… if I could have “figured it out”, certainly I would have done so by now. So we sat down for probably an hour and a half together doing this process called The Journey. I was gently guided into my own body, accessing my own infinite body wisdom, to a place where I had unknowingly stored the block that was creating these migraines.
In an instant, I was shown an old cellular memory that had created a fear so deep inside of me, which as life unfolded, played itself out as debilitating migraine headaches. The Practitioner that I was working with led me through a process of deep and true forgiveness finally freeing me of this blocked cell pattern. I could not know the depth of the work done that day until the weeks and months would pass.
You don’t wake up one day and know that you are free from migraine headaches. So I left my process that day in November 2006, feeling a deep peace in what had taken place but not really sure if anything “happened”. Months passed….my normal triggers happened….migraines did NOT. All I can say is that since that day in November of 2006, I have not experienced another migraine headache. It is the miracle I was hoping for my entire adult life.
I am still in so much gratitude for this healing, this freedom. I’m not sure if someone who’s never had a migraine before can truly know the immensity of what has happened for me and my life and for those who have watched me suffer, but I will tell you it is nothing short of a miracle. Thank you for letting me tell my story. It is good to be reminded of the gifts the Universe has for us and I am humbled by the power to heal ourselves! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
In the fall of 2005, as the date of an impending elective surgery to remove my ovaries slowly neared, I acquired a severe case of hives ALL OVER my body. Not just ordinary run of the mill hives, but loud hives, flaming hives, out-of-control burning hives. My doctor followed the traditional western model for helping me by first prescribing steroid cream, which was only marginally effective. Next, she upped the ante by giving me oral steroids for eight days, which seemed to calm the symptoms. Once off the drug however, the hives returned with a vengeance, and my doctor resorted to injecting my rump with a brutally painful steroid shot that temporarily solved the problem, this time for about two weeks. Shortly thereafter, the hives reappeared, seemingly victorious against the steroidal invasion.
In the midst of this battle, feeling extremely frustrated with the vicious cycle of hives and steroids, my ears vibrated as I listened to a CD by Dr. Andrew Weil discussing skin problems. The wise Doc Weil declared that in his experience, skin problems always contain an emotional issue at the core. Thus, he recommended that his patients try to resolve their skin issues with hypnotherapy. Willing to try ANYTHING at this point, I called my doctor and shared Dr. Weil’s advice. Enthusiastically she concurred with Dr. Weil’s idea, which left me wondering why she hadn’t suggested something like this before. My doctor gave me the name of a hypnotherapist and two days later I arrived for the appointment.
A graceful (grace-full!) woman greeted me warmly and explained that she was a certified hypnotherapist, but that she had found an even more effective modality called “The Journey” . She asked if I might be interested in trying a Journey process instead of hypnotherapy. Little did I know then that my “YES” reply was not only a response to her question, “YES” was also the answer to a whole new direction in my life and more importantly to LIFE itself. “YES!!!!” my body, mind, and spirit shouted. “YES! YES! YES!”
I learned the true source of my symptoms: RAGE!! One Journey session quelled the screaming hives and by the end of the week, after two more sessions, my hives disappeared FOREVER! More significantly than that – and believe me, the significance of being hive-free cannot be understated – I learned the true source of my symptoms: RAGE!!
At the (much too young) age of 33, I received a breast cancer diagnosis and underwent a modified radical mastectomy with a TRAM flap reconstruction. Reconstruction is actually a bit of a misnomer; my entire being felt utterly violated! Yet as I coped with the difficulties that go along with cancer diagnosis and traditional medical treatment, outwardly I projected a calm and courageous veneer, while unbeknownst to me, deep in the interior of my soul, I was seething with rage. Still, my optimistic nature carried me through the rough spots and covered up my deeper emotions and after five years my oncologist declared that I was cured! (Yep, he actually used the “cure” word). On top of that fabulous news I became pregnant with my first child at the ripe (almost too old) age of 38. Life seemed to be back on track and full of blessings.
Three speedy years later at my 16th routine oncology check up, and only several days after deciding to try for one more child at age 41 (definitely pushing the envelope for conceiving, but what did I care, I simply adored being a Mom!), I again received a diagnosis of a new primary breast cancer in my other breast. This time the news shattered my world! Not only was the cancer more invasive than the first one, but more importantly I was a Mommy! I was a Mommy!!!! I felt like an enormous tornado had swept me up and just tossed me asunder. I couldn’t breathe or think or sleep. My whole world spun out of control. Though my psychological/spiritual toolbox contained many appropriate tools, I couldn’t even manage to locate it, much less open it. At the time, I had no clue that what was really transpiring in the depths of my being was an ominous, explosive rage trying to make its way into my consciousness. My extreme anxiety was a huge cover up job. I had no reference point for feeling rage much less expressing it; no women in my family or community raged (or so it appeared!). The only women that I had observed rage were labeled bitches by the world. Oh no, raging was not an option and so with all my might I kept it hidden and the energy this choice required created unbelievable fear and fatigue. My oncologist put me on an anti-depressant which abated the power of the rage and dissipated the fear. My school district gave me a year leave-of-absence and I managed to make it through three more surgeries, chemotherapy, and mothering a three-year-old.
Cancer was merely a physical process of cells running amok. It was not a personal attack after all. I understood that my experiences weren’t about good vs. evil or any other misconceptions I harbored A year later, as I faced the hive-causing ovary surgery, I realized that my body had done me a tremendous favor by bringing my buried rage to the surface. The hives raged in unison with my soul! After healing from the hives and going through several additional Journey processes with my hypnotherapist/journey practitioner, I attended my first Journey Intensive where I received two more processes, learned how and why they work, practiced how to give them, and discovered how to truly forgive. That weekend the physical Journey process I went through turned out to be the key to unlocking all that I had buried so deep inside. In that process, I sat at a campfire with Cancer. Cancer showed up as a large, pink, blobby mass covered with mouths all over. I spoke first and painfully emptied out a myriad range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings about having undergone cancer treatment twice, inheriting the BRCA 2 gene, watching cancer eat away my father’s face and then his life force, discovering how cancer had maimed my grandmother, and witnessing cancer kill two aunts, an uncle, my favorite cousin, and several friends. At the campfire, I really let Cancer have it with both barrels. I cussed, I sobbed, I stomped my feet, I raged, I grieved, I pleaded, and I moaned “why?” until finally, I was empty. Then Cancer had its turn to reply. It simply responded, “That’s what I do. I eat things. I’m an overactive cell that eats things, reproduces more cells and keeps eating things.” That was all! This response left me stunned and pierced through all the torrid emotions, leaving me in a strangely peaceful state of being. In that moment I realized that I had unwittingly given cancer a sinister personality with malevolent intentions. This realization enabled me to begin a process of unhooking from the drama I had created around cancer. Cancer was merely a physical process of cells running amok. It was not a personal attack after all. I understood that my experiences weren’t about good vs. evil or any other misconceptions I harbored, and that I had openly given my power away to an accursed phantom. After that Journey Intensive, the question of “why?” began slipping from my vocabulary, being replaced with the invitation, “Tell me more. What would you like me to learn?”
As alarming as it might sound to WILLINGLY spend time cussing, sobbing, stomping my feet, raging, grieving, pleading, and moaning, I LOVE doing Journey processes because they are enormously creative, deeply empowering, and truly transformative. The Journey has given me unbelievable gifts! I have learned how to access and express all my emotions (some that I didn’t even know I had). By opening up a wide, expansive door to my soul, The Journey has enabled me to look deeply, see, and embrace “the good, the bad, and the ugly” in all parts of myself. During Journey processes I have uncovered numerous blocks (illusions, miscon
I had the most incredible Journey. My mind was taking me to one place, but source told me to relax and guided me to the place that I needed to be. All my life I wanted to know why I could not express my thoughts out loud? Why my self esteem was so low? Having two parents who gave me as much unconditional love as two human beings possibly could, I had no idea where it came from.
My source took me to the place when I was three years old in the hospital. The doctor who had to perform surgery (removing the tonsils) asked me to open my mouth and when I refused, he hit me on my face 5 or 6 times. It was a very dramatic event for a three year old child …this event influenced my life tremendously: my grades, my marriage. On the energetic level, every time I was planning to talk I had a horrendous fear that something terrible would happen…(through the process) I GOT MY VOICE BACK.
I have known seven and a half years of pain and torment with M.E., including paralysis and renal failure. Thanks to The Journey I’m fully recovered, self-supportive and working full-time. I’m free!
I had suffered for 25 years with serious migraine headaches. After undergoing Journey processing the headaches have completely stopped! I feel great!
I was diagnosed as needing a hysterectomy and back surgery. I also had a breast lump. Within three months of starting Journey work I was medically clear and pain free!
I am the mexican who took the Journey seminar in Houston and got pregnant immediately after the workshop! I am so glad to get in touch again! Every time I see my baby girl, I feel so grateful for all of you!
After what I LIVED with the journey, I want to help not only my baby girl but a lot of people around me. (actually, I have been doing some journey work with my family and a couple of friends. One of them got rid of breast cancer!!!) But I know I need more knowledge to be able to help more. I´d love to complete the practitioners program!
Thank you all!
My name is Jean Brazeau and I am a seven year breast cancer survivor. I am a survivor of brain and spinal cord tumors. I am also a survivor of violent physical, emotional, and sexual childhood abuse that had left me filled with fear, shame, anger, self hatred, guilt, and an endless number of self limiting beliefs about who I was in the world.
My life as I knew it started crumbling around me on March 11, 2000 when my oldest sister died unexpectedly. My strength to go on with my life as it was came from a daily dose of Wellbutrin.
Eleven months later, a routine mammogram revealed that I had breast cancer. At this moment in time, from somewhere deep within me, I knew this diagnosis would somehow free me from the life I was living which was not providing me with personal fulfillment or joy. Because I believed I had no control over cancer and because I had spent my entire life looking outside of myself to cope with the challenges of living and surviving, I numbly and mindlessly turned my body over to the medical community with the hopes that soon I would be having an opportunity for a new beginning to my life. As customary I parked the emotions somewhere deep inside where I would not have to face or feel them.
Motivational tapes in hand, I engaged in daily physical exercise and healthier eating habits, I ran for the cause, offered advise to others and was cited by the medical community as a model example of how to deal with cancer positively. As my treatment that included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation progressed, the battle became more difficult. The side effects of treatment took me to a new low and another anti-depressant was added to my repertoire to off-set the effects of the chemotherapy-induced menopause.
I vividly recall 9/11/2001, the day terrorists attacked America and the Twin Towers. The day started as any another day in my life which was then being defined by the cancer. Having just completed my final chemotherapy treatment, I sat in the family room glued to the television. The effects of chemotherapy and menopause were taking their toll. I was bloated, bald, weary to the bone, alone, afraid and seriously depressed. The world trauma of 9/11 added to my personally deep fears of what was going on in my life. Both my outer world and my personal world were falling apart, and it felt as though the world was coming to an end. I could feel myself slipping deeper into that black hole of depression and despair.
I was unable any longer to hide behind makeup and highlights or the shell that I had created and believed was me. I attempted to look inward and tried to convince myself I liked what I saw. In retrospect I realize looking inward for me was very superficial as I had no idea how to go very deep, nor did I have any idea of who I was. For the next two years, life presented me with more countless painful experiences including the deaths of my best friend’s son, my brother-in-law, my step-father and my mother. It didn’t seem to matter which corner I turned, there was always a hammer waiting to come down and validate my belief that life was hard. It was just nineteen months after completing treatment for breast cancer,another devastating blow came. A series of routine tests ordered by my oncologist uncovered “something unknown” in my brain and spinal cord. It was five short days after my mother’s memorial service at a long awaited appointment with the NeuroSurgeon when he spoke the words of possible outcomes of “paraplegic”, “irreversible damage”, and “prioritized spinal cord surgery”. Words that left me more in shock than I can ever verbalize.
But it was also in that moment that my new future became very clear to me, a future filled with a cycle of serious illnesses, more drugs to offset side affects, paralysis, death. It was on this day I got very angry and made a declaration of Enough already! No Way! No More! Somewhere deep inside I knew this was not how life was supposed to be. A series of synchronistic events followed this proclamation that introduced me to a totally new life paradigm. This paradigm invited me to explore different alternative and complementary healing modalities and offered a completely new and empowering perspective on the root of illness. Every cell in my being knew truth was being spoken when first exposed to the scientifically based teaching that the root of dis-ease, be it physical, emotional or spiritual, is repressed emotional trauma at the cellular level. This level of healing had not been explained to me by any of my medical team and certainly was BIG news to me!
I certainly had to acknowledge that I had life-long repressed emotions. I had lived a life that included breast cancer, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, severe migraines, allergies so bad I would vomit on a moment’s notice, a back so wracked with pain I could hardly walk, a brain tumor, spinal cord tumor, a diagnosis of depression, disassociate disorder and post traumatic stress disorder all of which threatened my very livelihood…WHEW !! That was a heavy load to carry.
Thus began my personal healing journey. I was spiritually dead, emotionally exhausted and my body was consumed with pain when I was guided to “The Journey”. The Journey is both a book and a set of processes that Brandon Bays created after healing herself of a basketball sized tumor in 6½ weeks without chemotherapy, surgery, or pharmaceuticals. Since my initial introduction to the work of “The Journey”, it has now became an integral part of my own personal healing, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It provided me with the love, safety, support and tools I needed to venture inward and to reclaim myself.
Over the course of the next year and a half while completing “The Journey” Accreditation Program, I bore witness to the most incredible metamorphosis taking place inside of me as I learned to shed the pain, grief, sadness, guilt, fear and anger that was ravishing my body, mind and spirit.
There is so much less of me here now, less ego, less anger, less fear, less envy, less desire, less attachment. At the same time there is so much more of me, more love, more joy, more compassion, more inner peace, more Gratitude.
In retrospect I realize I never knew who I was, I never even gave it a thought. I know who I am now, I stand proudly and comfortably in my own skin and everything about my life has changed. I am independent now, after having spent my whole life dependent on others, introspective after having spent my life analyzing others. Loving and compassionate in a way that no longer enables others in their self destructive behaviors. The worry which consumed my every thought in the past is gone and replaced with a great faith and knowing that all things will unfold exactly as they should….and it’s all good! My health is great and I have more energy than I have had in a very long time. I am now unwilling to ingest anything that interferes with the flow of my energy or inhibits my ability to feel alive. The use of all prescription medication including those intended to minimize the recurrence of cancer fell away quite naturally at the onset of my personal journey into this complementary and alternative field. Around every corner is a new exciting adventure waiting for me. For the most part, life has become easy, effortless and so much more fun. There is no longer any question in my mind, we truly can and do affect our own experiences, What a blast!
I have also come to know for sure we are not the “labels” allopathic medicine has given us, we are not our illness or dis-ease. They are simply our bodies way of communicating with us. It is time for us to get still, go inside, start listening to what our bodies are trying so desperately to tell us. This is where true healing really begins.
I am so happy and really amazed.
I was home alone, kind of worried about some familiar things. And then I dreamt of a little boy who came to me and told me I would never be alone anymore, that he would be with me and with my husband forever. Then I dreamt I saw you guys, and I told you I was pregnant. Well, I woke up crying, really touched. But I couldn´t be pregnant. It was so soon after the workshop.
Well, I confirmed it. I AM PREGNANT! I can´t believe it!! It is sooo soon! My Journeys did take me to do a lot of work in my belly. So I guess I am ready now to be a mom! As soon as 2 weeks after the workshop.
Thank you so much!