Southern Utah couple offers free workshops to help people become emotionally healthy

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ST. GEORGE — Toquerville residents Vauna and Roland Byrd were on the verge of a divorce when Roland decided to change and no longer be a victim of his own life. In other words, he flipped a 180.

Roland Byrd spent many years depressed and lived with suicidal thoughts before becoming a certified master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming, which is described as learning the language of your own mind.

“I had never learned growing up how to be accountable, and I never learned growing up that I was able to choose who I was,” Roland Byrd told St. George News.

Now, besides being a certified master practitioner in NLP, he’s also certified in hypnotherapy, a NLP master business coach and founder of Life 180, where Byrd helps people create lasting, positive change in their lives. He said his passion is to help people become the best versions of themselves.

After almost losing their marriage, Vauna Byrd, who is also trained as a practitioner in the same subjects, said they learned how to make it work and nurture their relationship, lives and well-being.

Because of their experience and knowledge, they started offering free workshops to the Southern Utah community on topics such as setting and keeping resolutions, emotional healing, effectively dealing with stress, overcoming addictions and enhancing relationships.

“Our goal is to help people get to where they just be emotionally clear, emotionally healthy,” she said.

Well-being ultimately comes down to a person’s thoughts, Roland Byrd said, and people can learn to choose their thoughts. While two people can go through the same life experience, he said, how they handle it can change the meaning of the experience. For example, he described the following:

“One person can walk away and say, ‘Wow. That really sucked. How can I use that to make myself a better person? How can I use it to help other people?’ And the other person turns into a victim of circumstance and is like, ‘Wow. Why does this always happen to me?'”

The free workshops, which are every Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wingate Hotel in Bloomington, focus on advice, interaction with the audience and quality content from both the Byrds.

“It’s a lot of this is what we know, this is how we know it, this is how it affects your life,” he said. “It’s a real give-and-take kind of atmosphere and really relaxed.”

Although the workshops are free, they said they do make a brief sales pitch at the end of the workshops to support Life 180, so they can keep providing free content to the community. Roland Byrd said they offer special pricing for Life 180 services to the people who attend the workshops. In order to lock in the special pricing, all they have to do is sign up for a consultation.

“There’s always something else that we can improve about ourselves,” he said, “but having the tools to do that is really powerful and knowing what processes people can do to start shifting their unconscious patterns.”

To learn more about the free workshops and Life 180 services, click here.

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  • Comment January 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I cannot tell if this is an advertisement? Reminds me, I was trolling around FB recently and came across someone right here in town that can “heal with the powers of magical crystals”. Just don’t know..

    • Redbud January 13, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Those who voted for Trump are automatically more emotionally stable.

    • Comment January 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      I looked at their website. I’d be real careful with something like this as is does look rather cult-ish. The internet tells me NLP is a discredited quack treatment. For those considering this sort of thing I’d do some serious research on these people before handing them any money. A lot of these “alternative practitioners” or quacks will exploit vulnerable people in a rather predatory way. My advice: Be careful.

      I’m a bit curious why this one isn’t labelled “sponsored content”…

  • stevenxfiles January 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    There is only one path to true and everlasting peace and that is through our Lord Jesus Christ. The good news is that salvation is freely available for all of us and does not cost a dime. Peace be with you!

  • Mike P January 14, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Oh boy…….

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