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The loss of my 16-year-old son Rand by suicide was the hardest, most gut-wrenching pain I could ever imagine. Heavy days and fitful nights of heartache.

 

If you are here reading this, you’ve likely lost a child, partner, parent, sibling or close friend by suicide, or you know someone who has. Perhaps several suicides have marked your life.

 

And maybe like I have … you’re experiencing a constant loop of questions in your mind:

 

“Why did they do this?”  

“Why didn’t I see it?”  

“Was this my fault?”  

“What should I have done… better?”  

“What are other people thinking?”  

“What else is going to happen to me?”

 

If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone.

I want you to know that not only is there hope for healing … there’s help.

Let me take you back to the time before 2004, before Rand ended his life. I’d been leading intensives across the US for years, helping people navigate through the darkest of times. I felt called to provide a safe space for sharing and tools to empower people to reclaim their lives.

 

All the while, I had NO CLUE as to the personal tragedy that lay ahead in my own life.

 

When the worst hit home, the pain was beyond … At the same time I was remarkably fortunate to have a powerful set of tools in the palm of my hand to help me handle the intensity.

 

But I realized it wasn’t enough …

Over the next 12 years, I committed to learn everything I could to help people recover and thrive again:

  • Completing graduate school, focusing on neuroscience & trauma healing
  • Gaining certifications in integrative health & mind/body medicine
  • Continuing to lead intensives in the US and internationally
  • Speaking & leading workshops at national suicide prevention conferences
  • Working with dear friend Iris Bolton, a leader in suicide prevention & aftercare, co-producing Iris’s Voices of Healing and Hope DVD

From these experiences I created the MindPeace Method® … A fully integrative approach designed for healing mind, body and soul. Especially when life blindsides us.

Now I want to give it to you. 

Hello, I’m Elaine Alpert.  

After Rand ended his life, I clearly remember my deep wish, wanting nothing more than to rewrite history and bring my son back. But of course we humans aren’t endowed with such power.

However… there are very real and powerful resources to heal the pain, the regrets, and the sense of brokenness you may be feeling.

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In my work with people over time, here’s what I’ve come to know:

It’s human nature to take something that is already very hard to bear… and make it even harder

It’s not that we mean to suffer more, but this is what happens…

  1. Crucially, there is the loss itself. Your grief is real, painfully so. Someone you love, someone you counted on to choose life made a very different decision – and you feel the distress.
  2. Then you wonder if there was something more you could’ve done to save them. Or, just as hard, you fear it was something you said or did that opened the door to suicide.
  3. On top of it all, you may agonize over how you’re ever going to get through this. And stressed out about what else could be around the corner?  

At end of the day, we’re left with the maddening question,“Why did this have to happen?”

 

As loss survivors it’s common to add even more suffering on top of the pain we already feel.

 

In this downward spiral, we often feel overwhelmed, dispirited and alone.

Since there is no way to change what happened to us… we feel stuck in the pain.

 

There is good news here – you don’t have to get trapped in that cycle and prolong your grief.

I am here to tell you … You can find peace and even joy, again. That’s why I’m inviting you to join me in a special program utilizing the MindPeace Method®

Pathway to Peace of Mind

A Companion Course To Iris  Bolton’s Latest Book

Voices of Healing and Hope

 

In this 4-week online program, I will show you how to take charge of your own healing after the devastating impact of suicide. We will address key issues identified in Iris’s book:

Why suicide? Guilt, Shame & Stigma, Anger, Pain, Fear, Depression & Questions of Faith.

Here’s what you get in the Course…

  1. Four engaging 90-minute Sessions, live video online (you can choose to participate by audio only). Personalized support from me with the tools during Sessions, as you want it.
  2. Video & Audio Recordings available within 24 hours after each Session.
  3. Your complimentary copy of Iris’s bookVoices of Healing and Hope.
  4. Voices of Healing and Hope DVD: Compelling video interviews with loss survivors sharing about their loss, what they did to heal and where they are now (5 hours total).
  5. Handouts and charts for the Sessions.
  6. Access to the private Facebook group, where I offer feedback & guidance.

 

I’ll give you some of the very tools I used in my own journey of healing.

I want you to have resources that I’ve been fortunate enough to have… and still use to this day.

4 Wednesdays: March 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 12:30pm – 1:45pm Eastern

All Sessions are recorded, streaming video and downloadable audio, and are available 24/7. pathway-to-peace-of-mind-package Yes, please register me!

Your Book & DVD will soon be on its way to you.*

* Shipping costs for your book are included with the course if you live inside the continental US. All other registrants outside the continental US will receive an email from Bolton Press regarding shipping cost.

“The processes I have learned from Elaine have had profound and lasting effects. I have done a lot of work with therapies, workshops, group work, etc but Elaine’s ability to get to the heart of the matter and her techniques for healing are amazingly efficient, deep and immediate.”

– Jill H.

In Pathway to Peace of Mind, you will begin a new journey…

• Take bold steps to full recovery – identify and release the extra pain you don’t have to carry around anymore

• Gain relief from victimhood, blame, guilt, and shame – recognize when you are caught in a downward spiral and what to do to stop it

• Learn how to take charge of the chatter in your mind – so you can feel clear and ready to make decisions

• Get connected with other people who are going through this too – put an end to feeling alone and gain the support of people who better understand

• Recover a sense of peace and possibility for your life – even if you think it can never happen

A personal note about Iris and me: I’m fortunate to live in the same city as Iris. She’s a wonderfully generous woman who’s been a leader in the field of suicide prevention & aftercare for 40 years, since the loss of her son Mitch, by suicide. When my son Rand died, we met and have become close friends. We’ve presented at national suicide conferences together and I co-produced Iris’s ‘Voices of Healing and Hope’ DVD of interviews with survivors. Then Iris invited me to create this course to accompany her book. I’m so honored!

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“These past few weeks with Elaine have absolutely changed the view-finder on my life.”

– Allyson V.T.

“I learned so much and now I feel safe getting back to my life again. I would trust Elaine with any issue I was having. She is amazingly respectful of everyone.”

– Andy N.

“Elaine’s life’s work is sharing her own earned strength, wisdom and courage, and we are lucky to be recipients of those gifts!”

– Sarah V.

Who is this Companion Course for?

[Please note: This course is NOT a substitute for therapy or medical attention.]

 

That said, this Course is for you IF …

• You feel ready–in terms of where you are in your own grief process–for online learning.

• You are a parent, family member, friend, employer, classmate, co-worker … anyone who has lost someone by suicide who wants to learn specialized tools for their own healing.

• You may or may not be attending a support group, seeing a therapist, or going to a spiritual center — either way, this material can be an excellent resource for you.

• You are new to personal growth work or you’re quite seasoned. There is great value here.

• You have internet access.

Here’s how it works…

Each week, I will teach a live virtual class. You can join us from from the comfort of your own home. I give personalized support to people who want it, and everyone benefits by seeing the tools put into practice, whether you are present for live Sessions or you are catching them on Replay.

 

When are the Sessions online?

If you can’t make the live Sessions you can access the Replays online any time of day or night. You will be notified well in advance of recordings being removed from the website.

 

If you choose to attend the live Sessions, they will be held on Wednesdays:

March 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 12:30pm – 1:45pm Eastern.

 

SESSION 1: The Source of Our Extra Suffering — Reveal the root cause of your extra pain, so you can do something about it, no matter who or what you’re facing.

 

SESSION 2: How to Unwind Your Cycle of Pain — Get the full scoop on a profound tool to help you feel lighter and more resolved, whenever you choose to.

 

SESSION 3: The Truth of the Matter — How to get grounded, feel connected and grow your confidence to handle this and other losses, even when very hard things are happening all around you.

 

SESSION 4: Set the Pace for Your Future –– Learn an amazing tool to help you get grounded and gain possibility about the rest of your life.

Needing EXTRA SUPPORT during the HOLIDAYS? Join us!

Because this topic is so close to my heart, I’m keeping the cost low for this course.

 

When you register, your Book & DVD will fly to your mailbox!

 

*Shipping costs for your book are included if you live inside the continental US.
All other registrants outside the continental US will receive an email from Bolton Press regarding shipping cost. Register Here for Pathway to Peace of Mind

About Elaine…

I’ve already shared a little bit of my story with you, but I also want to tell you a few things so you can know that walking my talk is critical to me.

 

Rand ended his life on my younger son’s 9th birthday, which threw an extra layer of heartache into the mix for all of us. He is now 21 and doing well in college. I’m also happy to say that my husband Tom and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. We’ve made it through a very tough set of years together, which included his cancer diagnosis and year of treatment, and the loss of his homebuilding business during the national housing crisis. There’s more (yep!) but you get the idea. If we had not had the MindPeace Method™and the commitment to use it, I don’t know where we’d be today… likely our marriage would have suffered beyond repair. Anybody living with the loss of their child by suicide knows the inherent challenges.

 

So I’m inviting you to join me and other loss survivors…  it’s your turn to have this powerful method. Use it not only for yourself, but also for how this could impact your family, friends and your workplace. Please, use these tools for the rest of your life!

“Elaine is a healer at heart…that is her life’s work. But more importantly, she has taught me to heal myself. What really makes Elaine stand apart is not only what she delivers but also the caring and compassion she has for the people she works with.”

– Jay N.

FAQ’s

How is this different from a support group? This program meets online from any location with internet. It provides proprietary tools and a step-by-step method for dealing with regrets, fear, relentless questions, guilt, shame, emotional & physical pain. Since you get Recordings & Handouts from every Session, you can continue to use these tools in multiple areas of your life: Relationships, Family, Health, Finances & Work.

Won’t being ONLINE with such sensitive topics feel strange? For years the ONLY groups I led were in person so I had the same concern. I often hear women say they are surprised by how connecting our sessions are, even those who first resisted the idea. I work with mothers & wives/partners all over the country who are SO grateful to have found this community where they feel understood, safe and supported. And all without forfeiting the ease of being at home or away on a trip.

(I do offer in-person Weekend Retreats. Women travel to be together, create close bonds and further expand their healing. ‘Pathway to Peace of Mind’ is a prerequisite.)

Some days I don’t feel like sharing. Will this still work for me? Creating an open, welcoming and respectful environment for the group is my first Priority. There is no pressure to share and no requirement to join the Facebook group. You can test the waters and see how it feels for you. You can also skip live sessions and access the Recordings instead. And, sometimes when we are feeling really low, it’s actually the best time to remember we are not alone… and make the stretch to come to a live Session.

Can I really make significant progress in the course? Absolutely, if you take advantage of what’s here. The tools can be used for a month or a lifetime. This course is intentionally set up as a one-month experience that can reduce anxiety and bring you a lot of power and energy in a short timeframe. If you need to review tools or something that was shared you can always return to the recordings. Lastly, you can make connections with other moms & wives/partners going through a similar loss–friendships you may cherish for life.

What if I can’t attend live Sessions? Many people have to miss one or more Sessions due to conflicts. The recordings will provide how-to’s for the tools I teach. My sessions tend to have a natural flow with real connection; you are likely to feel as if you are present even if you are watching the recording. You can also ask me questions in the Facebook group or Private Message me on Facebook Messenger.

Since this is grief-related, why is there a charge? Pathway to Peace of Mind is a tool-based step-by-step online program, rather than a local support group supported by volunteers. And unlike typical online programs, no sessions are pre-recorded. I not only teach the tools but also address the particular needs of the women who are present. Since some women are significantly affected by loss-related costs, I founded a nonprofit, MindPeace Miracles, to accept donations and provide programs for those in need. The misson is to support women and their families facing significant loss through tool-based educational programs, helping them go beyond surviving to thriving, by developing deep meaning, purpose, and joy in life once again.

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And I want you to know …

In a 4-week course I can’t teach you everything I used to heal my life after these losses. However I’ve carefully selected what I believe will give you the most benefit in a brief timeframe.

 

If you are ready to try something unique and powerful to make progress, join me. Not only will you be taking care of yourself by learning a new way through these difficult times, you can lovingly impact the people around you in a very positive way too.

pathway-to-peace-of-mind-package Register Here for Pathway to Peace of Mind

Your Book & DVD will soon be on its way to you.*

* Shipping costs for your book are included with the course if you live inside the continental US. All other registrants outside the continental US will receive an email from Bolton Press regarding shipping cost.

My true wish for you is that you fully reclaim your life.

May you find real peace of mind.  

And may we have the good fortune of meeting & working together!** 

XO

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Here’s the Fine Print I need to let you know…

 

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of the product and the extensive time, effort, and preparation that goes into creating Pathway to Peace of Mind we have a NO REFUND policy. If you are dissatisfied, please contact us.

 

Copyright and Trademark

All material here and in all Companion Courses is under copyright and/or trademark law and may not be duplicated or distributed in any way. All processes and tools delivered in Companion Course materials are to be used for personal use only. By purchasing these courses you are acknowledging copyrights on this material.

 

*If you want to use these tools in ways other than for personal use, please contact Elaine for written permission.

 

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