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PHILO℠ Counseling

Counselor: Philip Golabuk
Format: PHILO℠ Scheduled - one scheduled 60-minute individual session per week, unlimited email support PHILO℠ On-Demand - direct-access calls from 10AM to 7PM Eastern, Monday through Friday (one per day up to 30 minutes), unlimited email support
Contract period: 60 days
: email service and a phone

PHILO℠ Scheduled:

PHILO℠ On-Demand: $1,600

See Terms of Service below before enrolling.

After checkout you'll receive an email confirmation and be redirected to a fulfillment page with instructions for calling the PhilosophyCenter Direct Access Line.

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  PhilosophyCenter | PHILO℠ CounselingMany of the problems that life serves up draw their power from some aspect of our beliefs about them. In fact, sorting out our experiences in the world from the assumptions, opinions, conclusions, stories, and paradigms that we carry, wittingly or unwittingly, requires the special skills that philosophical counseling brings to the table. Often the only thing we can change in a situation is ourselves—but when we change ourselves, remarkably, our world changes. This is why the ancients placed consummate value on the instruction, "know thyself," for self-knowledge is the key to happiness and "human flourishing."

PHILO℠ counseling is a 60-day individual mentoring program designed to help clients resolve contradictions and misguided beliefs and assumptions that are standing in their way and identify action steps they can take to begin living joyfully in all areas from relationships and life purpose to those emotional factors that affect health, energy, mood, peace of mind, and quality of life. Beyond uncovering often surprising solutions to even chronic and intractable problems, PHILO℠ serves as a framework for the cultivation of self-awareness and self-knowledge essential to conscious, creative living. Through this steady, guided process of "life revision," clients consistently report remarkable results in a relatively short time.

For more than 25 years, PhilosophyCenter has helped clients and students achieve clearer self-definition, a deeper sense of life direction and purpose, and the joyful awareness that being alive is a wonderful deal and not just an exhausting exercise in coping with stress.

PHILO℠ Scheduled

  • one scheduled 60-minute phone session each week allows for continuity and traction
  • provides a safe place for needed self-work
  • addresses and resolves areas of contradiction, unexamined habit, and unwitting choice that have become self-defeating
  • points out where the client has overlooked, denied, or marginalized some important truth, and so is set against life
  • identifies new and better choices based on a more insightful apprehension of the truth of the situation, which frees the client from the exhausting and potentially damaging effects of longstanding contradiction and conflict
  • delivers consistent, scheduled support to help the client stay on track to "the good life" and the fulfillment of his best vision, passion, and purpose

PHILO℠ On-Demand

The need for support doesn't always conform to a predictable schedule. PHILO℠ on-demand calls are ideal when the need for support is urgent or time-sensitive. This essentially provides the PHILO℠ client with a personal "hotline" and unprecedented access to philosophical support as needed throughout the week. You'll receive prompt responses to questions and concerns as they arise, and enjoy invaluable clarity, insight, and direction when it's needed most.

  • on-demand calls (one per day up to 30 minutes each) provide direct and prompt access
  • get as-needed support in response to changing conditions—you don't have to go it alone
  • on-demand sessions allow for situational clarity and direction in real-time
  • your philosophical counselor is always just a phone call away

PHILO℠ on-demand support hours are from 10AM to 7PM Eastern time, Monday through Friday. If the counselor is unavailable to take the call, a return call is guaranteed the same day.* On-demand calls are limited to one per day, up to 30 minutes each.

*Messages left after 4PM Eastern may be returned the following business day during normal Direct Access Line hours of operation.

PhilosophyCenter | Benefits   The profound benefits of philosophical counseling are well established. Using unique methods many of which we developed, PHILO℠ delivers proven support for everyday living designed to enlighten, inspire, and transform.

PHILO℠ is designed to help you:

  • identify and resolve hidden contradictions and unexamined assumptions that are having an adverse impact on your inner and outer life
  • clarify the next steps on your life path
  • actualize your best vision for your life in work and relationships including a road map and action steps
  • discover new depths of commitment, excellence, and efficiency
  • break free of habitual, "default" thinking that hides or hinders better choices
  • experience a renewal of enthusiasm, a deeper appreciation for being alive, and greater sense of purpose

And you can rest assured that you'll receive the highest quality support available in the field:

  • over 25 years of experience includes the development of methods unique to PhilosophyCenter and proven in thousands of sessions
  • convenience of telecounseling eliminates travel and related costs
  • guaranteed session availability
  • priority scheduling and on-demand access available
PhilosophyCenter | How It Works   PHILO℠ helps clients to know themselves better and become more self-aware, resolve inner conflicts and contradictions, and identify better choices and directions, and thus to view their life in a new, more enlightened and creative way.

The program offers either one 60-minute counseling session by phone each week or on-demand access throughout the week (one call per day, up to 30 minutes each). This structure provides the continuity and traction needed to do deep philosophical work, resolve longstanding issues, and create a road map with action steps for living a rich and rewarding, conscious and creative life.

PhilosophyCenter | Not Psychotherapy   Philosophical counseling does not follow the therapeutic model of diagnosis and treatment, but uses educational methods based on viewing the client as a free agent capable of honest self-assessment and responsible choice through insight, understanding, and expanded self-awareness. Rather than treating conditions, Philosophical counseling aims to shed light on fundamental beliefs, assumptions, and paradigms that are shaping the client's view of self and world. Furthermore, since psychotherapy typically involves explorations of the client's past, often going back to childhood, it can require a lengthy commitment, sometimes taking many years. Philosophical counseling, on the other hand, focuses on the present to examine deep existential structures such as self-definition and reality assumptions that inform our experience.

Philosophical counseling is an educational rather than therapeutic method and makes no therapeutic claims.

PhilosophyCenter | Terms of Service   Contract Period
The contract period shall be 60 days starting with the first call.

Phoning In Scheduled Calls
The student should ring the PhilosophyCenter Direct Access Line each week promptly at the scheduled time and arrange to be in a place where ambient noise and interruptions can be kept at a minimum for the duration of the call. Note that the instructor will wait ten minutes for the student to arrive on the call, failing which class for that day will be cancelled and counted as missed.

Cancelled or Missed Scheduled Calls
If an enrolled participant needs to cancel a scheduled call in a given week (at least 24 hours notice required), the missed call shall not be construed as a failure by PhilosophyCenter to provide contracted services. Missed calls may be added to the end of the schedle up to twice per contract period. If the client misses a third call, the missed call cannot be made up.

Termination of Services
The client may terminate contracted services at any time during the contract period with seven days' written notice. Note that there is no prorated refund for sessions remaining in the contract period subsequent to the date of termination.

Limited Use
The PhilosophyCenter access phone number provided at the time of enrollment may be used only to initiate PHILO℠ calls during the contract period and may not be shared with any third party.

By registering you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these Terms of Service.

We adhere to the strictest internal rules of confidentiality and privacy, and will not disclose client identity, information, or session details to any third party.
PhilosophyCenter | Client Comments  

"Such a meaningful session and a wonderful outcome!"

"Your clarification brought laughter, tears, and relief!"

"Thanks so much for the call today. The conversation was so powerful and beneficial—I feel significantly released from the issue and now have the freedom to choose. This was not the case before the call. I'm extremely grateful."

"I'm experiencing incredible results from our call on Monday and your breathtaking skills in facilitating new possibilities for people."

"Thank you for a wonderful year of guided insight. Your input means so much to me, and the outcome of our work has been remarkable."

"I'm struck by your ability to 'follow the charge' and keep the conversation on track. In just one session with you, something changed. Wow."

"Thank you and thank you and thank you. And my cat thanks you, too."

"Incredibly helpful."

"Life improved greatly after our sessions. I can see now where I react and undesirable thinking comes in, and I practice rerouting myself."

"I am already feeling much more inspired thanks to you and all your support."

"Working with you is always amazing! Our sessions have had a real impact on how I understand and perceive my world. I'll be referring my friends!"

"Thank you for the session yesterday. I had a few hours after the call to quietly and deeply reflect on all we discussed. The impact was profound."

"Our sessions have created a significant shift for me. Work was so enjoyable this week, almost magical. Interactions with people had a real ease and lightness, too. I'm smiling a lot. Thank you so much!"

"After our session, I felt that a great weight had been taken off my shoulders."

"I'm so grateful that you're doing this work. Thank you!"

"My friend is elated working with you, as I was. I'll be referring others."

"Thanks for the great sessions and for helping me identify the behaviors that were so problematic for me. It now seems so clear."

"Really helpful in a surprising way. I felt better immediately."

"An awesome session! I had looked at the situation before but never saw the missing piece. Now I feel clear about how to proceed."

"Your work with me has changed my life. A great experience."

"Brilliant. Our work together is making a huge difference."

"Working with you has given me a new way to look at my situation and my life."

"I really appreciate your counsel, wisdom, writing; and just how much I've learned with your guidance. I feel immensely grateful and lucky."

"We covered a lot of ground in just a few weeks. I'm so much clearer now, and excited about what's next in my life."

"Stunningly effective."

"I greatly enjoy our sessions, and get so much out of them. Thank you!"

"Absolutely amazing."

"Great stuff."

"You're amazing, which at this point, after so many sessions with you shouldn't be a surprise, but you continue to come through for me in new and powerful ways."

"Working with you is remarkable! What you provide is so rare and helpful. Thank you!"

"This is excellent!"

"Wow. Fantastic. Thank you!"

"Our conversations moved me forward and opened me to new ways of thinking and seeing and experiencing."

"I feel a new sense of peace. The urgency I felt is gone."

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