What kind of person takes the INSIGHT Online Course?
A person who wants...
Help That's Discreet and Impactful
"I’m well-respected in both my professional and religious community, I’m not doing well personally, but don’t want to seek help within my own circles and I don't want to go to an office. I need something discreet. Books are not enough. I get so dark and depressed, I question my marriage, and I’m just not as together as everyone thinks. I wish I could get the kind of help that will give me a fresh start so I can find the peace of mind and relief I’ve been looking for."
More Horsepower as a Life Coach
"I’m a life coach and I use this approach with my clients. I’d like to get more horsepower in my teaching. I know that my impact and results with clients is tied to my own level of grounding and depth of understanding of this learning. I wish there was a complete program on the Three Principles that I could depend on that could serve as both an advanced course, as well as a continuing education resource I could come back to as needed to keep myself fresh. I have my own struggles as well, questioning my future, finances, my self-worth. Sometimes I feel I should be more solid myself if I’m teaching others."
Long Distance Learning That’s Thorough and Professional-Grade
"I live in Indonesia. I saw a YouTube talk on this approach and it really helped me with my worry and self-doubt. For the first time, I feel comfortable in my own skin. I want to learn more. There’s so many materials out there and I don’t know where to start. I’m looking for a program I can count on, that has a beginning, middle, and an end, that will take me through it in a sequenced, thorough, and orderly way."
Affordable Help with Anxiety Attacks (or ANY mental health issue)
"I get anxiety attacks but don’t want to go to traditional therapy. I’ve talked to a few practitioners and coaches about in-person options, but they’re more than what I can afford. I wish there was a self-study course I could do right now, from home, that was deep enough to get through to people like me. With limited resources, I need something that’s been proven to reach people."
What results can I expect?
An overall sense of peace of mind; to not just get through life or go through the motions, but to actually like your life.
To feel more settled and comfortable in your own skin without 'fixing yourself' or waiting for your life to improve.
Hopefulness about the changes you want to see in your life and the things you've given up on.
The ability to bounce back from things, both big and small. You'll get over things faster and easier, without all the "baggage" and emotional wear and tear.
INSIGHT is very different than the other programs, books, or workshops out there.
There are no behavioral techniques and no prescribed ways to be
It is not based on self-analysis; there is no processing of your past or your habits
It is not a course where you "work on yourself"
This is not a grueling process, yet it has enormous impact.
“I no longer lose myself in worry about the future”
Since taking this course I have a new sense of confidence in myself and in my creative potential. My business has taken a new and exciting turn. I see possibility all around me and I attribute that to the principles I learned in this online course.
Optional: Add 4-Call Video Coaching Package: $1615
What is an online course?
An online course is a self-study learning experience that takes place on your device or computer over the internet. You can easily log into this course anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace. It's engaging, interactive, easy to relate to and presented in plain language. It allows people to get real and lasting help that's discreet, affordable, and adaptable to any busy schedule.
The creators of this course have taken the essence of what has accounted for their strongest results with their clients over the past 30 years, and laid it out in 8 lessons. The lessons are carefully and thoughtfully put together, they're sequential, and they build on each other. After 2 years in production, we tested the course content with focus groups and refined the materials to perfection. The feedback and results have been astounding to us. An online course does require a level of time and attention. But like anything you learn, you get out what you put in. We are absolutely certain that if you put in the time, this course will change you.
Each lesson includes:
Brief intro to the lesson and what to look for.
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Short, concise, often humorous stories that use real life scenarios to make the learning real, not just theoretical or intellectual.
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Short lecture that uses metaphors, graphics, and visuals to make the point of the lesson in a new way. Very easy to grasp.
Presents the main point of each lesson, the logic, and the relevance. The messages in these lectures will build on previous lectures and build the foundation for the next lesson in the course.
Discussion with Guest Presenter
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Course Also Includes:
2 recorded Q&A sessions from 100+ participants.
Private online discussion forum
Summary Points and Transcripts for each lesson
Optional coaching sessions
Each lesson features an exclusive presentation from a different guest presenter. The guest presenters were chosen based on their extensive experience and expertise in the subject matter for each lesson. These exclusive interviews have been a favorite component of course participants because:
Their expertise brings a level of depth to each subject area
They represent another voice and another teaching style
They create a dynamic in conversation that you don’t get from lecture
The topics presented represent the most frequently asked questions from that lecture based on our focus group questionnaires
Coaching Packages (Add-on)
Coaching is an exceptionally valuable add-on to the INSIGHT course. Talking to a live person can help you to see the relevance of the learning in your life - it can connect the dots. Some of the benefits of coaching include:
It can help you to see some patterns of thought that are so ingrained they are often invisible to you.
Coaching calls allow you to ask questions about the content of the course and fill in the gaps in your learning.
Having live conversations with a coach brings a sense of connection and community and brings a life to your learning.
Do you have trouble following through? Coaching will help you stay on track and be accountable for getting it done so you get the most out of the course and your time investment.
You can sign up for coaching anytime (before, during, or after you start the course) but as the coaching is done by the creators of the course, Kara Stamback and Erika Bugbee, availability is limited so schedule early for the best flexibility.
Cost: $1,615 (Coaching Sessions = $1020 + Online Course = $595)
Hear what some of our coaching clients have to say:
"The combination of the coaching sessions and the multi-media aspect was great...
lecture, animation, metaphor, webinars, plus one-on-one conversations...
the total experience made this really unique...I've never gone so far in such a short period of time!"
"My life has genuinely transformed during the period of this course and the coaching sessions.
Thank you for a brilliant learning experience."
If you're on this page, reading about this course, you want help. We want you to get help. We really think this course is what will do that for you. From beginning to end, in this course we will coach you through the life-changing principles that have the potential to help you. All we ask is you promise to do the course and actually take it in. If you simply commit to doing that, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS. If you complete the first four lessons and don’t feel like it is working for you, simply contact our office within 30 days of purchase at 360-466-5200 and we will refund the full price of your registration.
What am I going to learn?
During the course we will guide you through a series of discussions, lectures and visual elements. We teach a set of principles that our work is based on that has been shown over and over again to have a major impact in the lives of our clients. Listed below you will find four of the key points we cover. Other subjects are presented, but this list gives you a flavor of some of the main areas in which you can expect results.
In this course you'll learn about the power behind your creative process and how to tap into it more consistently and deliberately.
This course will show you how to take advantage of the creative potential that we're all hooked into. Often people feel like they're capable of so much more than what they normally do. They'd love to have more inspired ideas, more fresh and original thinking. They want to get into a flow of thought that's fluid, feeds on itself, and has the potential to go somewhere, to turn into something bigger.
This course will teach you how to improve your ability to bounce back from the ups and downs of life.
Getting thrown around seems to be a human thing, yet there are certain times we get over things faster and cleaner, or certain things we bounce back from with more poise and grace. See how that can spread to the rest of your life so there's not only less wear and tear, but over time you end up stronger, more robust, and the better for it.
You will learn about where change really comes from and how to make it last.
Often people try to change by analyzing, using will-power, or trying to use other people's ideas. It's a lot of work and not a lot of payoff. Yet we've all had moments of realization, insight, of seeing something obvious that we didn't see the day before. And it just showed up out of the blue. Those are the moments where there was a noticeable shift in the way we saw or did things after that. There is a built-in intelligence within people that points us in a new direction, shows us another way, sets a change in motion. This course will very clearly lay out for you exactly how that works, what you have to do with it, and how to avoid the trap of becoming chronically stuck, stagnant, or discouraged.
In this course you will learn how common it is for people to get caught in repetitive and unproductive patterns of thought, and how to loosen the grip of your own bad habits.
Our thinking has huge implications for us; it's fast and furious, constant, ever-changing, and so much of it's beyond our control. Yet when a person understands the role of thought in life it substantially changes how much we get carried away in our devices, fixate, and spiral within our own minds. The end result is that you get a higher ratio of thinking that's constructive, responsive, and more proactive. The kind of thinking that works for you, not against you.
“...beautifully presented and laid-out program for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike”
"I devoured each week of this program, which features many of my own personal mentors in this approach. Cap it off with “real-life” examples from Kara, Erika and George and you’ve got a beautifully presented and laid-out program for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike."
Internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author
of five books including The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within
What others are saying about INSIGHT…
“Kara & Erika guide you along the way and help keep the insights real and applicable for everyone. This is not theory, this is real-world, practical, powerful information! Everyone around me has noticed the difference. I'm more clear, I don't get as derailed by low thinking and I'm walking around with a smile rather than an intense feeling of having to figure it all out."
“After taking the INSIGHT course I had THAT moment. I have always felt that life was coming at me. The INSIGHT course changed my perspective. I realized I was creating my own reality. I started to see things differently. I didn't feel like I was at war and peace on daily basis. Before I would punish myself over things. I'm living a different life now. Thank you."
“My work with clients has a whole new depth. The certainty of the instructors and their depth of experience and grounding in these principles allowed me to take my work with others to a whole new level of impact."
We've been seeing clients one-on-one for 30 years using an innovative approach that brings real, meaningful and lasting change. We looked at the common themes of what our clients have struggled with and asked ourselves the question:
exactly what has accounted for our results with our clients? That is how we made this course.
We are passionate about the work that we do and we are committed to making it available to people from anywhere in the world. For that reason this course has been a dream come true for us and we're so excited to share it with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course appropriate for?
This course is for people who are looking to get more out of the life they have. INSIGHT is for you if …
You have a desire to learn and grow without having to 'do more,' 'push,' 'try harder' or 'strive' anymore.
You're looking for learning that sticks with you. When something has an effect on a deep enough level, it sticks – plain and simple.
It's time to step back and see what really matters and look at your life in the bigger picture.
You want to clearly understand where things like fulfillment and resilience come from.
You're ready for a life changing experience.
These simple principles have the power to profoundly impact the way life plays out for you, your relationships, and what's possible for your future.
What’s included in the course? Can you describe the lessons?
Weekly lessons are accessed through a private members-only website. Each week you’ll have access
Narrative guide to the week’s lesson (2-3 minutes)
Lecture – video lecture on the lesson for the week (20 minutes)
Animation - an animated story that makes the point of the lesson in a practical way (5-7 minutes)
Metaphor - A video segment with graphic illustrations and visual imagery (10-12 minutes)
Discussion – Each week the most common questions from that lesson are discussed with a variety of guest speakers. The speakers are some of the most well-respected professionals in our field. Scroll down on the INSIGHT page to see a list of the presenters (15-20 minutes)
Reflective Questions delivered to your email inbox weekly
Two Q and A sessions (recorded webinars) at Week 4 and Week 7 (60 minutes each)
Private Facebook Forum
Transcripts, and downloadable video and audio are available for all lessons
Who teaches the course?
The course was created, designed and implemented by Kara Stamback, Erika Bugbee and George Pransky. The lectures are presented by George Pransky, Ph.D., the founder of Pransky and Associates and the pioneer of the Principles in the field of Psychology. Kara and Erika, partners at Pransky and Associates, host the course, serve as narrative guides, present the animated stories, and facilitate the discussions with the guest speakers for each lesson.
How much does the course cost?
The cost of the scheduled sessions of INSIGHT (no coaching) is $595.
What technology is required to take this course?
You need only a computer or tablet and an internet connection. All of the content is downloadable so if you have slow or unreliable internet connections you have the option of viewing the materials offline.
When do I get access to the training?
As soon as your registration is processed (24-48 hours, usually less) you will get immediate access to the course and you can watch it at your own pace (although we still recommend you watch one lesson a week).
Can I learn at my own pace?
As soon as you get access to the platform all of the course is accessible 24/7 for you to view when it is convenient for you. Please keep in mind that the course is designed to take you through the process of learning in a very deliberate way. You will get the most out of the course if you give yourself time between lessons to reflect on and absorb what was presented in the lesson before moving on. Leave at least a few days to a week between lessons (and ideally no more than 2 weeks between lessons). You may be so excited and motivated to go through faster than that. This course belongs to you and you may take it any way that you want, you know your own learning style. We suggest that you at least try the one lesson a week schedule to see if it works for you and if you decide to binge watch it, we recommend that you revisit the course at a slower pace soon after you finish the first pass.
Do I have to participate at certain times?
The course is accessible 24/7. Nothing is scheduled. We do, however, recommend that you find a time in your schedule once a week when you know that you will be able to close your door and devote an hour to watching the course. The benefit of the course only comes when you’ve completed it so setting a schedule and keeping it will ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the time and money you invest.
How long is the material available to me after I complete the course?
Once you have completed the course your password will allow you access for as long as the course exists online. You are also welcome to download all of the components of the course in video, audio or transcript format and view it offline whenever you’d like.
What if I have questions during the course?
We put a tremendous amount of planning into anticipating your questions and incorporating answers into the course but questions may still arise as you participate in the online course. There are several resources to field your questions:
Private Facebook Forum
Two Q and A sessions (recorded webinars). At the time these webinars were recorded they were populated by real questions from participants that were at these very points in the course (lessons 4 and 7). When you listen to them you may hear your own questions represented. These are a rich source of content that is different from the rest of the course content. We used the questions to connect the dots and show the application to real life situations.
A limited number of coaching packages are available.
Email, although we cannot answer all questions that come in, we will try to incorporate them into the Facebook forum.
What’s the purpose and what are the benefits of the coaching packages?
Coaching packages give you an opportunity to discuss your learning with an experienced practitioner. It allows you to ask questions or see an application to a particular issue or problem you’re facing. It is like having a personal guide throughout the course and your life during the course. You can purchase a coaching package anytime as long as you are actively doing the course during your coaching sessions. Click here for more information about coaching.
The course description says that this course is not based on self-analysis, processing or positive thinking or behavioral techniques. If the change that the course suggests doesn’t come from those processes, how does it happen?
This course is devoted to teaching people about where our experience of life comes from – what we go through, how life affects us, all the feelings and emotions we have. The course is empowered by the process of people disengaging from their normal way of thinking about things, clearing their heads, and listening. Through this process, people engage with the material very differently, because when people’s minds are open they are able to learn and absorb. What we’re teaching is within people’s nature the way that learning a language is within their nature. The profound and essential nature of the subject matter, combined with the impact of listening with an open mind results in moments of insight within the viewer. It’s those moments of insight that change people and the way their lives play out.
Is this course only for people who have problems, or will I get something even if my life is pretty good?
Everyone, even the happiest and highest functioning people get caught in habits within their thinking that’s problematic for them in some area of their life. As people get a better understanding of how their mind works, they spend less time caught in their habits, leaving their minds free more of the time. As a result, they feel more connected to the people in their lives, do better at work, and overall have nicer, richer lives.
What if I’m very troubled or I have been diagnosed with a mental illness, can this course help me?
The understanding that is presented in this course has the potential to help anyone. The limiting factor is the person’s ability to listen and take in the material. We’ve found that the more troubled someone is, the harder it is to listen beyond the emotional tension. Because of this limitation the online course may not have the same impact on a troubled person. However, this course will give them enough clarity to know whether this understanding is worth pursuing as a potential resource. This could be the first step in getting more help. In addition, repetition could benefit a person greatly as listening changes each time a person interfaces with the material. For any student, but particularly a troubled one, listening and viewing the components of the course more than once can create significantly higher impact.
This course is about the Principles, does it matter if I’ve never heard of them? What if I’ve already learned about them, will I learn something more or is it just for beginners?
We designed this online course with both new and seasoned students in mind. The course is based on simple principles that explain how our mind and our thinking works. These are broken down and explained very clearly in the course, and so no prior knowledge is necessary. If you have heard of, learned or studied these principles before, the unique expression and the depth of the presentations will serve to further your learning in a structured learning environment.
What if I’ve never been a good student or am an easily distracted person, does that matter in this course?
The components of this course are short, bite-sized and digestible to accommodate short attention spans and easily distracted students. We created the content in a way that is engaging and easy to relate to. We’ve also made it easy to view any component as often as you like and all of the components are transcribed into PDF format.
Is doing this online course the same as coming to a program at your facility in La Conner?
It is a very different format than our four day intensive in La Conner. That program is a one-on-one intensive program where the learning is customized for each client. That program has the benefit stepping out of your life and immersing yourself in the learning. However, the online course has its own unique benefit of “time releasing” the learning and there is something about taking responsibility for your own learning that can increase the impact of the online course format. The online course can be a way to “try it out” and get a feel for the work that we do, although the online course also has the potential to have the same impact of our other programs. To up the impact of the course we recommend that you view the lessons more than once. A coaching package can leverage the learning as well.
What if I want my spouse or child to take the course with me? Is there a discount?
We encourage you to learn together with the people in your family. The more people in a family that learn what this course teaches, the nicer the family dynamic and the more you can support each other. We offer an add-on price of $100 for a family member to register. The additional family member must be living in the same house and must register for the same session of INSIGHT.
I’d like to purchase this course for all of the members of my family, the sales department in my company, or for the management team I’m coaching, Can I get a discount if I order it for a group?
We welcome the opportunity to help larger groups and do offer group discounts for groups of 6 or more. Groups include schools, organizations/companies, and families. Click here to contact us directly and we can discuss discounts based on your group size.
What happens at the end of the 8-week course? What if I forget what I learned or how to apply it afterwards?
This course is designed to have a significant impact on the quality of your life and to have a lasting effect, to stick with you. However, like anything else, the more you keep the learning alive and look for the relevance in your life, the more continuing benefit you will see. This is one of the reasons that we made all of the components downloadable and why we give you access after the end date of the course. We recommend that you revisit the material after the 8 weeks is done. You will find that it has a very refreshing effect and that you hear things that you didn’t hear the first time around. Revisit the lessons you liked most or the ones you don’t remember. Participating in the Facebook forum is also an excellent way to refresh what you’ve learned and keep your learning alive. You also may find that you would like to take the next step in your learning and consider signing up for a coaching package or our four day intensive.
Is there anything else I should know?
In asking yourself whether this is the right program for you there’s one more thing we’d like you to consider: Like life, but possibly more so with this course, the more you put in the more you will get out. The course will walk you through the process but if you sign up for the course, be ready to show up. We make it easy: the material is very compelling and we don’t ask you to work hard, but if you take this opportunity seriously and show up to each lesson willing to engage with the material with a fresh set of eyes, you can benefit from it as much as we have. It probably won’t fix everything (although you never know) but it will point you in a new direction and offers true insight into the nature of all that we want.
We hope this FAQ has been helpful. If you still have a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.