Counselor: Philip Golabuk
Schedule: TBD | On-Demand
Format: One scheduled 60-minute individual phone session per week, on-demand calls throughout the week from 10AM to 7PM Eastern, Monday through Friday (one per day up to 30 minutes each), unlimited email support
Contract period: 30 days
Requirements: email service and a phone
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 scheduling your PHILO℠ session and calling the PhilosophyCenter direct access line, which we suggest you copy and save. You must complete scheduling via email within three business days of registering or your enrollment will be cancelled and your payment refunded. Calling the PhilosophyCenter direct access line may incur standard toll charges on your phone bill depending on your long distance service agreement.
||Many 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 30-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 40 years, Philip Golabuk, our founder and director, has worked with clients and students to help them 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 Call
PHILO℠ On-Demand Calls
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.
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.
|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:
And you can rest assured that you'll receive the highest quality support available in the field:
|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 includes one 60-minute counseling session by phone each week. This structure provides the continuity and traction needed to do deep philosophical work, often required to resolve longstanding issues and just as importantly, to create a road map with action steps can take toward living a rich and rewarding, conscious and creative life.
The need for support, however, doesn't always conform to a weekly schedule. Which is why the PHILO℠ program includes on-demand access—no need for scheduling! Between your weekly scheduled sessions, you can place on-demand calls (one per day, up to 30 minutes each). You'll receive a prompt response to questions and pressing concerns as they arise, and enjoy newfound clarity, insight, support, and direction when you need them most.
|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.
|Bring an open mind and heart, ready to speak frankly without holding back. You'll get the most benefit if you set aside any conclusions you've reached so far and come to the sessions with the willingness to see things in a new light. No philosophical training or knowledge of philosophy is needed.|
|The Terms of Service for PHILO℠ counseling are provided below.
Contract Period: The contract period shall be 30 days starting with the first scheduled session or on-demand call, whichever is first.
Included Services: Enrollment in the PHILO℠ program includes the following:
Cancelled or Missed Sessions
Non-Disclosure | Termination of Services
Placing the Call
Non-Disclosure and Termination of Services PhilosophyCenter agrees not to disclose any client's identity, information concerning the working relationship described herein, or session details to any third party. 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.
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.
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