About The Centre Within
Course Presenter, Helen Everingham
I first did The Centre Within course as a student in 1983 with the course founder Bert Weir at the Relaxation Centre of Queensland in Brisbane. Bert devised The Centre Within over 35 years ago and presented it as the Relaxation Centre's cornerstone workshop for many years.
With the breakdown of my marriage 27 years ago and facing the reality of raising two small sons on my own, my brother Rick, flew me to Brisbane to do The Centre Within. The course was a major turning point which set me on my path of personal growth. Over the years, I have attended many workshops, lectures and courses and read many books and articles, but I still consider The Centre Within course the solid base which empowered me and encouraged me to develop further.
In November 2002, I was faced with a tragedy: my two sons, at 24 and 26, were killed in a plane crash. Love and support from family and friends have sustained me but my attitude, beliefs and strong convictions, my self confidence and enduring tenacity have allowed me to work through a difficult period with grace, with strength but of course with tremendous sadness.
Eight years down the track, I live a happy fulfilling life still with sadness that my sons aren't part of my day-to-day life, but I've learnt to accept 'what is' and make the most of life and living.
When people comment on my ability to cope, I tell them it is because I feel I am in a place which allows me to withstand such a huge loss. And I attribute that to the techniques and attitudes learned in The Centre Within.
I had worked with Bert Weir over an eleven year period during the 80's and 90's, organising his courses in Sydney and Bert had always said that one day, I would present The Centre Within. The time was right to start doing just that. So with Bert's blessing, I began presenting the course in Sydney in March 2003. I now travel around Australia bringing The Centre Within to country areas as well.
The three courses available are The Centre Within, Self Esteem and The Advanced Centre Within.
Course Founder, Bert Weir
Bert Weir was a founding member of The Relaxation Centre of Queensland. The Centre Within course, devised by Bert over 35 years ago, was the cornerstone of The Relaxation Centre's many and varied workshops.
Bert taught classes for individuals and businesses around Australia. He ran courses in Self Esteem and an Advanced Centre Within for those who wanted to explore even further.
Bert's book "You Were Born Special, Beautiful and Wonderful, What Happened?" is a practical "How-to" book on feeling good about yourself.