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The Option Institute

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The Option Institute
2080 S Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA, MA 01257
United States
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(413) 229-2100
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(413) 229-8931
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The Option Institute

The Option Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1983 by best-selling author (Happiness Is A Choice) Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman. They have 80 teachers and associates on staff and in-house. These individuals are full-time employees, not guest lecturers or temporary help.

The Option Institute was founded in 1983 by Barry (Bears) Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, who continue to actively teach in Institute programs.

Take everything you thought you knew about human behavior - and give it one giant twist. That's the thinking behind what they teach at The Option Institute.

They live in a 'victim culture'. They're taught that their environment determines who they are. I act the way I do because of my childhood, my boss, my spouse, the weather. So they try to change their environment, including the people around them. Sometimes they get downright controlling. Or they just feel like passive victims: if only this or that would happen, everything would be just fine.

The problem is that changing the things around them doesn't work. Why? Because the 'if onlys' are always beyond their reach. There's always something else that comes down the road: the loss of a job, conflict with children, catastrophic illness, not to mention the day to day difficulties of life.

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