In this Marisa Peer review I am going to talk about one of her recent online training programs she has created for massive personal growth in relation to achieving personal goals. I took this online class live back in January 2016 when it launched, and I am still feeling the benefits of it this year (2017). At the beginning of 2016 I was feeling unsure of my direction. I had too many ideas in my head and was not confident about following any one of them for fear that they may not work out or I will not enjoy them.
Fast forward to now and I feel more focussed than ever and much more sure of my personal direction as well as the passions that are closest to my heart. I no longer fear going in a direction that is slightly unorthodox to mainstream society and I am feeling happier and more grounded within. I have narrowed down my goals and pursuing them in a way that brings joy into my heart. So, without further ado, here is the Marisa Peer review.
Online Class: ‘Uncompromised Life’, hosted by Mindvalley.
Launch date of the course: January 2016
Cost: If you attend the free online masterclass, you will pay $229 for a one payment option. But Mindvalley also offers payment plans too if buying the course upfront is too much for you. It depends on what they are offering at the time you sign up for the masterclass. If you don’t buy straight after the Masterclass. the cost will go up to $279
(SPECIAL BONUS: If you purchase this course from any of these links or sign up for the free masterclass, send me your proof of receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will offer you a free email or skype Tarot reading.
Delivery: Online via audio or video downloads as well as PDF training manual downloads.
My rating: 9.5/10
About Marisa Peer.
Marisa Peer is a clinical hypnotherapist with over 30 years experience. Her clients range from children to professional athletes to high end celebrities as well as regular people who are facing some mental and emotional blocks to their success. She has worked on TV shows and has written several books.
Watch the video below for more information about Marissa.
Forget positive thinking or positive affirmations.
One thing that could easily be misunderstood initially about the course and what Marisa has to say about the way the mind works is that she is only teaching positive affirmations. But when you look more deeply, what she is actually teaching is how to dialogue with yourself in order to release resistance to the the things you want.
For example, when we say a positive affirmation over and over to ourselves, often we are actually setting up much more resistance to what we want because it is the limiting beliefs within our subconscious mind that stop us from achieving what we want, rather than in the conscious mind. Marisa helps you to explore the language you are using with yourself and how to tap into your subconscious mind to rewire your brain for success.
The course is delivered over an 8 week period, however you can take it over a longer period or shorter period of time given that once you have enrolled in the course you will have immediate access to everything. Each week explores a different topic. The most prominent features of the course are the self hypnosis downloads as well as the group coaching download and the lecture download for each week. There are also course notes to download in PDF form to accompany each weeks topic.
All the components of the course work holistically together, however it is really important in order to get massive personal growth that you commit to listening to the self hypnosis audios at least 6 days per week, as this is where the subconscious mind really begins to make shifts. They are only around 25 minutes in length and can be listened to at night time when you go to bed. Each week explores one of the key things that really successful people do which differentiates them from those who are not so successful.
Week 1-8 outline.
Week 1: Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do.
This week explores the concept of how we dialogue with ourselves where we don’t even realise it, and how it is affecting our success and happiness in life. Marisa teaches how you can dialogue with yourself in effective ways that are vastly different and far less effort than the age old ‘positive affirmation’.
Week 2: You only respond to two things.
The two things Marisa talks about in this week are: The mind responds to the pictures you make in your head and the words that you say to yourself. This is a fascinating week of how the mind works in simple but powerful ways.
Week 3: Make the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.
This week explores personal habits and how they are affecting our success and well being. The aim is to look at the things we do habitually that are stopping us from getting what we want, and realise the only reason we keep doing them is because they are very familiar to us and the brain likes familiarity. Marisa teaches how to turn the tables on our brain and make desirable habits familiar rather than unfamiliar.
Week 4: Do what you hate, and do what you hate first.
When I first read this title I thought it was counter intuitive to everything I have ever heard or read about achieving what you want. The idea that we should only do what we love and success will follow is a myth that is busted by Marisa in this weeks lesson. The fact is there will always be things in life that we don’t want to do in order to get what we want. The trick however, is to dialogue with your mind to help you get momentum in the right direction while you do things that are less desirable to achieve a desirable outcome.
One of the big takeaways from this week is when we do what we don’t want to do (but we know we should do it), and we do it first thing in the morning, we set ourselves up for success for the rest of the day. This is because of the boost of self confidence that comes with completing a task that is considered a challenge on some level by us. It puts a feather in our cap and helps with our energy to complete other things we want or need to do for the day.
Week 5: Take daily actions.
This week was a turning point for me in terms of the way I approach the things I want that are most important to me. Taking daily actions sounds obvious but I have noticed that most people don’t do it. In the past I always felt in order to be really committed to something I wanted I had to dedicate hours and hours everyday in order to get it. However, Marisa teaches that this mental approach often fails because we put too much pressure on ourselves and end up not putting in the time because we end up associating the whole goal with pain, not pleasure.
If we decide we will just do ONE thing each day at the bare minimum in the direction we want to go, even if that one thing is as simple as making a phone call related to what we want, this is more effective than doing nothing for 4 days of the week and then cramming everything in the other 3 days in order to move forward. Daily actions (no matter how small they may seem) are a powerful motivator to keep our momentum going towards the things that we want, and help us feel successful along the way with small ‘wins’ each day.
Week 6: Delay gratification
By doing the work first towards the directions of your goals before you seek out some form of entertainment or relaxing pleasure, you will actually have far more enjoyment of the chosen relaxing pleasure than you would if you procrastinated on the task you know you need to do and sought the pleasure first.
Week 7: You are enough
The phrase ‘I am enough’ is one of Marisa’s signature phrases in terms of what she is known for. This week explores the use of positive affirmations and talks about why positive affirmations don’t work. It also explores some deeply held negative subconscious belief patterns you may have picked up as a child which are still blocking your success today. This week is an extremely powerful week which had me in tears, but left me with a great feeling of relief.
Week 8: Don’t let in criticism, but do let in praise.
Our minds are wired to notice danger before they notice positive things which stems back to our hunter gather days where we may have literally had to fight or run away from our food source in order to survive. In modern life, our brain is still wired this way which is why criticism tends to hit us harder than praise does. A criticism can feel like a dangerous threat to our survival in a subtle yet deeply rooted way. In this week Marisa teaches how you can navigate the naysayers in your life, and grow a healthy respect for yourself.
Four additional transformational hypnotherapy download tracks:
- Gain self confidence and self esteem
- Attract your personal relationship
- Get deep unbroken sleep
- Overcome fear of public speaking
- As with many courses hosted by Mindvalley, I love how easy it is to access from my mobile phone which gives me the ability to listen to the audio downloads anywhere and anytime, without it having to take up space on my phone.
- The course platform is extremely mobile friendly and easy to navigate.
- You have the option of a one click download of all the materials to a desktop or laptop computer where you can play all the audios via an mp3 player from your computer or synch it to your smart phone.
- You can choose between the video format or the audio format depending on where you are listening.
- Hypnosis exercises are not longer than 25 minutes. Everyone has issues with lack of time these days, so 25 minutes is not too long to be able to fit in at bedtime.
- Marisa also takes you through additional hypnosis exercises as well as mind body exercises during the group coaching sessions to prove to you how suggestible your mind really is. She gets you into a ‘doing mode’ rather than a purely listening mode so you can have a deeper understanding of what she is talking about. She breaks the mind down from something that is often seen as really complex to something that is easily understood.
- I would have liked more details in the accompanying PDF notes to go with each week. On the whole, I didn’t find the notes that useful and were a little basic for my liking. Perhaps a written transcript of the lecture would have been better or dot points of the main takeaways from each week. However, there were some useful exercises included in the notes which helped to jog my memory of what was explored in the audios and videos.
UPDATE 22nd FEB 2017-All transcripts of the lectures are now available.
Who would I recommend this program to?
I would mostly recommend this program to people who feel stuck or lacking confidence in themselves to move forward. Or, if you have some big dreams in your life but feel you are nowhere near achieving them, or possibly feel your dreams are out of reach or not possible for you, this course would be great for you. If you feel you have been trying to achieve something different in your life, but also feel you are hitting brick wall after brick wall, then taking the Uncompromised Life course would be very useful for you right now.
Why would I recommend it to Tarot readers?
If you are a Tarot reader you are basically dealing with the unconscious mind on a daily basis, and it would be worth exploring your own in order to provide even better value to your clients, or get more out of your own personal readings. It can also help with your self confidence in setting up a thriving practice to increase your client base.
Out of all the personal development programs I have taken, An Uncompromised Life has had the biggest impact on me. When I initially started the course the benefits were not so apparent. However, when I got serious about listening to the hypnotic downloads each day, things really started to shift for me.
My advice to make this program successful for you.
If you want this program to really work for you, you have to follow through with the hypnotic exercises rather than just listening to the lectures and group coaching downloads and occasionally listening to a hypnotic download. I recently begun taking the course again, and the second time round has been far more powerful than the first time as I am applying the principles in a much more active way.
Or, if you would like to sample a free online 5 day course that Marisa offers, click here.
BONUS: If you purchase this course through one of the above links or attend the masterclass, I’ll give you a free Tarot reading either via email or skype. To claim this, simply email your proof of purchase to email@example.com, and I will be in contact with you within 24 hours.
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