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Many have already gotten their lives back on track by coming to one our life-changing Opportunity weekends. By coming together in a safe space that is dedicated to your growth and education, you truly can transform (and liberate) how you feel about yourself, your relationships and your life… Guaranteed.
If you are ready to learn powerful new ways to communicate about H ... and if you are ready to try something new to reclaim the life you always wanted, then fill out the early interest questionnaire.
In today’s fast paced world, few people ever really slow down enough to take care of the things that really matter. Although many people eventually make herpes a normal part of an awesome life, this process can take months, years or even decades.
The H Opp weekend is a 3-day experience that is 100% dedicated to you, your life and your relationships. It’s really that simple.
The weekend is not magic. We are not claiming to have some special transformational powers. By simply creating a time and space that is dedicated to your happiness and peace-of-mind, you can make profound changes in how you live with herpes... practically overnight.
More than anything else, the weekend is simply an opportunity to connect with people who understand what you are going through. Being with others in a space that is dedicated to exploring new perspectives can free you in some surprising ways.
The entire weekend is designed to reveal (what’s already true by the way) that herpes is normal and common… and that it’s something that you or anyone else can integrate into a perfectly beautiful life full of rich rewarding relationships.
At the weekend you will get direct experience (and practice) learning the best ways to communicate about herpes so that who you really are (not shame, stigma or guilt) is what shines through in your relationships. With support and guidance from me (and a great team of friendly people), you will get the tools, practices and perspectives you need to stop herpes from holding you back.
Since there's no cure for herpes, you may think you can’t do anything about how it impacts your life.
Although this may seem true… it’s not.
These days, I’m open about herpes with friends, family and potential romantic partners. I date amazing women, and H is rarely a problem. Me and hundreds of people I have worked with are living proof that your life can be totally normal and awesome (regardless of herpes).
But… it was not always like this. There was a time when stigma and shame had me hiding from even my family and closest friends. I believed that dating, romance and happiness were no longer options. I felt like I would be lucky just to survive.
I couldn’t see how much unnecessary suffering I was causing for myself. When I finally learned how to transcend stigma and shame, I felt free.
The bottom line is that herpes does not have to be that big a deal. Your perspectives can change. How you communicate and how you feel about yourself can change so that herpes no longer gets in the way or holds you back from living the life that you want.
Even though you might feel alone with herpes, you're not. So why live with it alone? Why figure it all out by yourself? Connect with me and others who understand what you are going through. Learn what we have already learned about creating the life you want, regardless of herpes.
I’m not interested in helping you make life with herpes simply survivable… I’m here to help you make your life and your relationships awesome!
And by the way… self-development weekends are not weird or crazy. Thousands of people around the world do similar events every day focused on a variety of topics.
Even though H is not something that most people talk about openly, it’s normal (and actually pretty smart) to put some dedicated attention on this important area of your life.
And even though the weekend has its challenges, once you realize that people understand what you’re going through it can suddenly seem as normal and natural as anything. In fact, a lot of people say the weekend feels more sane than their daily lives, where all this stuff gets hidden and kept secret.
"As a doctor who specializes in stress management, I find it ironic that it took me 17 years of suffering with herpes to finally get the help that I myself needed. I was able to confront and heal on an emotional level what I had perceived before was an incurable, unsolvable problem in my life. I have felt immensely lighter and freer as if a huge burden was lifted... The Herpes Opportunity weekend is a profound, life-changing experience that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone living with herpes! If you are on the fence about this weekend, I encourage you to GO FOR IT. You are worth it!"
— Dr. Suzanne Schiller, suzanneschiller.com
"I began the journey in a cloud of doubt. But now... new awareness opens up to me daily. I had the most powerful disclosure talk of my life. Not only did my new boyfriend want to still see me, he was in awe of me."
— J.W., New Mexico
"Being able to connect deeply with such genuine people in a caring, nurturing, judgement-free environment is probably the biggest gift of my life."
— L.C., Minnesota
"It's definitely not sitting around for 3 days straight talking about herpes. It's 3 days being surrounded by the kindest, most supportive, loving people you'll ever meet."
— A.P., Colorado
"I came to North Carolina all the way from Scandinavia... I thought I was crazy to do this, but another part of me trusted that I was doing the right thing— For the first time, I really know what kind of connections I look for in my relationships. All of them."
— M.J., Norway
"The relationships I formed in 3 days are ones I'll never forget and ones I hope to keep close to my heart forever."
— A.P., Colorado
"I just got back home from the most amazing experience of my life ... The reason we came together was the shared experience of herpes but the result was healing, growth and love. A safe space was created for all of us ... I have never experienced anything like that before."
— B.W., Canada
"Going through the weekend with this group has freed me up physically and spiritually in ways I couldn't have even imagined."
— L.C., Minnesota
"I went into the weekend open and willing, but skeptical and hesitant. And I certainly got more out of it than I ever could have imagined. It gave me the opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level than I ever knew possible."
— A.B., Colorado
"I wasn't sure I'd be the right kind of participant as I have had herpes for 15 years thus many years to process it. I was hopeful — but I have to admit, a little skeptical. What struck me was how my perception of things and others changed... By the end of the weekend, I had a great realization: I actually had the desire to get my life back, and I could imagine how that would feel. This means that I got a taste of what my life could be and liked it!"
— R.S., North Carolina
"I had gone down to Raleigh full of hope, anticipation, excitement, and a little bit of nervousness ... overall, feeling like I'd come really far in my process with herpes and self-love and, for the most part, this was going to be a personal celebration and, hopefully, an opportunity to meet some beautiful new people. Ultimately, I had no idea how deep this weekend was going to go... I experienced a depth of connection that I haven't experienced this far in my life."
— B.G., Canada
Also, listen to full-length participant interviews here:
What is an Opportunity Weekend?
The weekend workshop is a 3-day course that is designed to transform how you live with herpes. Through communication and honest inquiry, we uncover and shift many of the hidden (and not so hidden) beliefs that are often the real cause of suffering for many people. The weekend provides a safe, supportive environment for participants to get a fresh look at what's going on for them. It's a rare opportunity to reconsider your personal relationship to having herpes in ways that are simply not available in regular everyday life.
What happens at one of these weekends?
I can’t tell you about the specific exercises or activities, but I will say that the tone of weekend is generally fun, touching, challenging and deeply rewarding. We spend very little time going over information and spend most of the weekend engaged in facilitated group and individual experiences with a focus on self care, self image and communication.
What will I get out of it? Why should I come?
The most important thing is that these weekends clear away shame and help you create a loving and supportive relationship with yourself. Also, the Opportunity Weekend provides training and support so that you can get really good at communicating about herpes with people in your life. When you learn how to communicate about herpes the right way, it no longer has the power to stop you from creating the love and relationships that you want.
What does the Opportunity Weekend cost?
The weekend costs between $1195-1395 (depending on the payment plan you choose).
That seems like a lot of money ... What gives?
In addition to myself, I’ll be paying for a team of world-class facilitators to fly into town to support you in this process. In addition to these facilitators, we also have an entire team helping out and tending to the details so that you can relax and get the most out of your weekend. The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with top coaches and communication experts from around the world. Over the last few years, I have invested a tremendous amount of my personal time, energy and money into working with consultants and experts to refine an incredibly valuable weekend. And finally… I have been dedicating my life to helping people with H create perfectly normal and awesome lives. To do just one of these weekends, I invest weeks of time and energy that would otherwise be going into earning a living. In order to be able to offer these weekends, they have to support me and my family.
What if I don't get all the amazing, life-changing value that you promise?
Simple: You get all your money back. No questions asked.
Where is it?
The weekend takes place at the Courtyard Marriott RDU. It’s a beautiful location only 5 minutes away from the RDU airport with easy access to the hotel. Unless you want one, you won’t even need a car.
What if I'm thinking about coming, but I'm not sure if this is right for me?
I realize that setting aside 3 days dedicated to your health and happiness is something that most people never do. So I’d be happy to connect with you on the phone or Skype for a few minutes to address any questions you may have. Let’s talk about what you can expect, so you can be sure if it’s the right choice for you. Email me directly so we can set up a day and time that works for your schedule so we can talk.
What are the exact hours on each day?
Friday: 1:00p – 10:00p
(Please arrive at the venue NO LATER than 1:00p to check in)
Saturday: 10:00a – 10:00p
Sunday: 10:00a – 8:00p
(If you're flying, consider booking a flight for Monday to avoid rushing.)
What if I can't make it to the whole weekend? Can I come for part of it?
The weekend builds on itself, layer by layer from the very beginning, so fully participating from the beginning all the way through the end is vital for you to get what you came for.
Is food included?
Snacks will be provided through the weekend (fruit, hummus, chips, jerky, cookies, etc.), but full meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be up to you. Come each day fully fed. Ample time will be given for everyone to go out to eat lunch and dinner.
Is lodging included?
Lodging is not included in the ticket price, although there are options available to you, including getting a room at the hotel where the weekend is held, being a roommate with a fellow participant or staying with a staff member. A few weeks before the weekend, a secret Facebook group will be formed (none of your Facebook friends will be able to see that you are a part of our group) with all staff members and participants so that you may coordinate roommate situations or work out whatever lodging setup works for you.
If you have any other questions, feel free to send a message. I look forward to speaking with you and/or seeing you soon!