Personal growth

It was Up-Lifting. It was Masterful. It was Inspirational.

Kara-Leah Grant

I’ve just back from my weekend Journey Intensive with Brandon Bays in Auckland.

It was A. Maze. Ing.

Yep, amaaaaazing.

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.

~ Kara-Leah Grant, Lunchbox Publisher, Writer and Yoga Teacher

Elfie, Bayern

„Es ist faszinierend, wie schnell man etwas lösen kann. Jedem zu empfehlen.“

~ Elfi, Bayern

Ina, Wien

„Jahrelanges, regelmäßiges meditieren hat mich in keinster Weise zu solch tiefen Erfahrungen von Eins-Sein gebracht”.

~ Ina

Cette expérience incroyable a changé ma vie

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.

~ Philippe D, Chatenay-Malabry

The Journey Has Finally Opened a World that I Never Dreamed Was Possible in This Lifetime

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.

~ Nan Goldstien, MD and Journey Practitoner, New Jersey

I Feel Like a Woman With a Toolbox

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.

~ Annie

Grace Has Been With Me Always but Not Able to Serve Me Fully Until Now

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.

~ Carol D.

Eines der tiefsten, einfachsten, liebevollsten und befreiendsten Seminare

„Eines der tiefsten, einfachsten, liebevollsten und befreiendsten Seminare die ich je besucht habe. Danke!”

~ Thomas, Oberösterreich

Peter, Wien

“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.”

~ Peter, Wien, JI Wien 2011

I Have Self Confidence for the First Time in My Life

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.

~ Vicki Lichtman, Florida

It Will Move You Out of Your Head and Into Your Heart

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.

~ Jason Love, in an article for 'Spirituality and Health' magazine

Lighter, Brighter, Better, Stronger

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.

~ Marged Richards, Journalist, Executive Woman Magazine UK

The Journey Gave Me My Life Back

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.

~ Laurie Siemers, Manager

I Felt I Was Having an Intimate Conversation With Brandon…

Becky Robbins

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!

~ Becky Robbins, Writer and Speaker

Brandon’s Book is Inspiring, Exciting …

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.

~ Timothy J. Forbess, President The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, Washington, DC

What an Awakening

What an awakening to who I am at the core of my being!

~ John Burgess, Engineer

I Felt Finally Free

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.

~ Suzy G., Journalist, 'The Sunday Times'

Ian Watson, Author of ‘A Guide to the Methodologies of Homeopathy’ on The Journey Method

Ian Watson

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.

~ Ian Watson, Co-Founder of The Lakeland College for Homeopathy; Author of 'A Guide to the Methodologies of Homeopathy'

Inner Peace and Love

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.

~ Rowen

Your Workshop Was a 10 Out Of 10

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.

~ Jill L

Nous avons créé une fraternité qui, en marche, peut changer le monde

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.

~ Martine M, Paris

Née une deuxième fois

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

~ Karine

Une libération personnelle incroyable

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 !

~ Julien

What is it that keeps us bottled up?

Louise Sanda

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.

~ Louise Sanda, Accredited Journey Practioner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I Am Thrilled and Amazed and Blessed…

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.

~ Sue U.

Le séminaire Manifester l’Abondance m’a réconciliée avec ma créativité

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

~ Florence, Suisse

Anton W., Österreich

“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”

~ Anton W., Tirol, JI Wien 2011

This is the Most Cutting Edge Healing and Freeing Process Available that I Have Found

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.

~ Janice R, Healer

Candace Pert, Internationally Recognized Pharmacologist and Author on The Journey Method

Candace Pert

The Journey will inspire millions, not only those with physical challenges in their lives, but those seeking spiritual understanding.

~ Candace Pert, Author of Molecules of Emotion

Erika, Salzburg

„Ich bin verängstigt und verzweifelt angekommen, befreit und erleichtert nach Hause gegangen. Ich fühlte mich bestens aufgehoben, behütet und getragen.”

~ Erika

Marina, Bayern

„Kein Psychologe hat das geschafft, was ich mit eurer Hilfe aufdecken durfte. In Dankbarkeit und Frieden “

~ Marina

Now He Will be Able to Deal With Any Anxieties He May Have in the Future

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.

~ T.F., Christchurch

Everyone, Whether Healthy, Ailing, Depressed, Addicted Whoever and Whatsoever Should Read This Book

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.

~ Susan, from London

Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Anthony Robbins on The Journey

Anthony Robbins

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!

~ Anthony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist

I Feel as if I have Been Given My Life Back

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.

~ Laurie Collins