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Self Mastery Course I

Changing beliefs

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Duration: 10 lessons over 20 weeks

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About the course

The Self Mastery 1 course will guide you through practices that will integrate into a system of awareness and skepticism. Your heightened self awareness and skepticism skills will be applied to dismantling beliefs that are at the core of sabotaging behaviors and emotional reactions. These mindfulness skills will build through very practical exercises in each lesson. The application of these skills will allow you to shift your perspective and dismantle beliefs that were previously unconscious to you. 

Some of the benefits will be:

  • Gain control over your attention even when your mind is filled with emotional thoughts
  • Ability to shift your perspective out of a negative thought and into an observer perspective
  • Release the emotions connected with those thoughts and beliefs
  • Gain personal power by extracting it from beliefs
  • Identify the core beliefs that thoughts arise from and dismantle them in steps
  • Extract the personal power of your faith from those false beliefs 
  • Use your recovered personal power to direct your expressions towards acceptance, relaxation, and peace

If you want to start the Self Mastery Course 1 while you are still working on the introductory sessions that is fine. You can effectively do exercises from both in parallel. It means you will be getting sessions about once a week for the first few weeks instead of once every two weeks. This is manageable. Other people will prefer to spend the full two weeks on a session integrating it further before adding a new exercise. Both approaches can be effective. 

  • Introduction – available immediately
  • 05 Perspective – available immediately 
  • 06 Acceptance – available after 2 weeks
  • 07 Characters – all subsequent sessions are 2 weeks apart
  • 08 Trigger Words
  • 09 Emotions
  • 10 Archetypes
  • 11 Core Beliefs
  • 12 Illusions of Power
  • 13 Forgiveness
  • 14 Silent Mind 

Lessons will be available in your account here at Each lesson contains an intro video, lesson audio (listen on website or download to your device) and notes about the lesson and the exercises. There is also specific instructions on how to address resistance and sabotage patterns that may show up.  There is a support material section where you can find related content from the blog, the podcast and the Youtube channel that addresses the lesson topic.

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Gary van Warmerdam combines the wisdom spiritual traditions have in eliminating suffering with common sense in a way that is both practical and effective. Gary has studied extensively with best selling author of The Four Agreements, Dr. Miguel Ruiz beginning 1994. He co-developed and taught the Four Agreements Facilitators training at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY and the Crossings in Austin Texas. His teachings are based in universal principles of common sense and unconditional love found in all spiritual traditions. Gary leads several intensive events during the year and coaches individual clients. His book, MindWorks, is available in print and in digital formats in numerous places.

Gary has previous professional experience in sales and management in both small and large businesses. He served as a nuclear trained officer in the US Navy and as officer of the deck of an aircraft carrier. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Read more about Gary’s journey and his teachings here

Common questions

Because you are being set up for success. If you had all the lessons at once your mind would be filled with information but you would not have practiced anything yet. 

For change to happen new neural pathways need to be connected and your brain and nervous system re-trained.  That process does not happen with just getting knowledge. 

What many people have learned is that reading a lot of books is not likely to change your emotional patterns. If you are trying to change thoughts, all it does is give you more to think about in the same way. 

For success in making the changes you want to make you will need a different approach than just having information. You will need to do different things so those new patterns seep down into your unconscious. 

Results will happen right away. However, the results your ego mind will hope for are different than what will happen right away.

If you do the gratitude exercise, you may have an immediate feeling of gratitude. You have an immediate result of changing your emotional state using your own attention. 

This may not be the immediate result of getting ride of jealousy, anger, or insecurity you are looking for.  But in my experience getting an immediate change at that level, for something that has likely been a pattern for years doesn’t usually change in one day. 

So the next result you can immediately get is to notice this false belief about “immediate change” and begin to be skeptical of this expectation in your mind. 

You will be getting immediate changes when you practice each exercise. That immediate result is taking you one step closer to your  bigger goal. 

Beliefs, most of which are in the unconscious mind, run 95% of emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. When you change beliefs, you can change all three. 

This course specifically targets and trains you how to identify and change beliefs. The skills you learn will also allow you to find and identify unconscious beliefs. As you develop these skills for changing beliefs you can apply them to any issue in your life. 

The essential skills you will develop involve changing your perspective, recovering your personal power from a thought, gaining control over your attention,, and learning ways to change your emotions. 

By developing these skills you will have much greater control over your self, your  life, and anything you want to change.

Most coaching course tell you all the things you need to do to be a success. Then somewhere in there they tell you that for the material to work you will have to eliminate any unconscious false beliefs. These unconscious belief programs will sabotage your success. However they don’t usually address how to do that or how to do that effectively. 

The Self Mastery Courses do. 

These courses specifically guide you to identify and change the belief systems programs that have been hiding in your unconscious patterns. You will develop heightened awareness to wake up from their tricks, and have practical tools to change what you find. 

You have 40 days to work with the lessons. If you are not satisfied we will refund your purchase no questions asked. 

For a refund email [email protected](this site) and include your username and email address. 

"I have now found the Key to unlock My Door to Happiness"

The simple, yet profound concept of Judge and Victim played in my mind for a long time and now I think it is time to dissolve both and to exercise my emotions at will. I have no words to express my gratitude.

Srivaths K
Nov 2016
"I'm on the right path "

I'm starting to have more days where the only emotion is gratefulness

Diana T.
December 2016
"I am grateful to have found this information on the big wide web!"

Thank you for opening my mind to a whole new way of understanding.

Sandy W.
Oct 2016
"A quick thank you from Ireland"

Your brilliant insights are really helping me through what has been a very tough 6 years. I finally feel I am getting to a place where I can leave some stuff behind me.

David W.
July 2015
"Your program has helped TONS!"

I went to the source of my jealousy and insecurities issues and I have accepted life the way it is.I have some days better than others. I am still a work in progress.

Antonio T.
May 2015
"I clearly remember listening to that first podcast on gratitude. I felt I had so little to be grateful for."

The gift that you have given me can never be measured. The life that I have gained is one I did not know existed. I hope you know what a tremendous difference you have made in my life, and no doubt in others.

Lisa B
Feb 2015
"This course changed my life!"

totally, forever and for a much better one.I can’t imagine how much it will improve with the Self Mastery II.with gratitude !!

Sept 2019

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