Hope this is ok to ask here, its the only place I know that has a diverse range of people who are supportive with their responses.
My Sister has a friend who is a huge Advocate of the Landmark Forum. This friend invited my sister to an Introduction afternoon last month, and when she came home explaining it all to me I was a little sceptical.
She said she went to someone's house, where 6 other people (I think she called them professionals or similar as they had previously completed the weekend) had invited friends/family along (There were apparently only 3 invitees) to see what it was all about, and a 'leader' ran the introduction giving them an 'insight' into what a whole weekend would be about.
They were all given a booklet, and worked through the barriers of a particular area in their life that were having trouble with, she said she was a little reserved about sharing 'everything' so stuck with a small area of her life and didn't find they gave her any magical lessons that she couldn't have gotten from reading a book etc.
However she did say 1 of the invitees was 'worked' on for quite some time in front of the whole room as they wouldn't give them the answer they were expecting (or knew he 'needed' to give) so they were ushered outside with a 'professional' so they could 'help' them breakthrough their barriers.
At the end of the afternoon my Sister then was handed a form and encouraged to sign up by her friend, so she did, and now she is trying to convince me to do the same.
I am super sceptical of it all, when I read their website it's all a little cryptic and I haven't read many good reviews on the program (Admittedly a lot are not Australian), and the only 'first' hand information I have is from my Sisters Friend who has done the weekend twice in the last 20yrs (as well as different branches of it).
I was hoping to maybe get some other first hand reviews on the weekend. What is really involved (in laymans terms)? Have you done it personally? What are your thoughts? Do you know someone personally who has?
I hope to hear from those with first hand experiences, not those that have read the same million websites on google as I have over the last couple of weeks