Landmark Forum Media Introduction


Last year I invited any and all of you to come to an introduction for the Landmark Forum.

This is the post I wrote. Charmingly, a few of you took me up on my offer.

If you didn’t come, I’d suggest you re-read my post (and its links to The Observer, Time, New York Times etc.) and see what you think.

At the very least, as Dave Trott suggests, you can look at the situation from a position of knowledge and make your own mind up then. All I’d say is that in my experience, and in the experience of all the people I know who have done it, it can clear an enormous amount of shit out of your head in three days, leaving you clear to do pretty much anything you want.

The reason I bring it up again is because they are having a special introduction for people in media on the 28th of February. It runs from 7-10pm at 203 Eversholt Street London NW1 and it’s free, with no obligation to stay any longer than you wish.

If you have any other questions, drop me a line at, leave a comment or get in touch with Landmark yourself.

Comments 14

  1. Blah wrote:

    Ben, what would you say it’s helped you with?

    WWE is a great project and kudos for that.

    But I’m right in saying that your book was written (and you’d secured a publisher) before this course?

    A lot of your readers might feel that (and your career to date) -both of which you did without a course – are bigger achievements.

    Or is it bigger than that and am I missing the point?

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 10:08 am
  2. Sergethew wrote:

    How much does this course cost? When they hide it on the website it’s a sign I can’t afford it.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 2:02 pm
  3. ben wrote:


    I’d say it’s bigger than that (not that you’re missing the point).

    Writing a book and getting it published were cool things that I’m really proud of, but achieving things doesn’t necessarily make you happy/content.

    Look at how many high achievers, from Andre Agassi to Whitney Houston are completely fucking miserable. They get to the top of their game and go, ‘What’s next?’. Often people try to achieve things in order to fill a hole that the achievements will never fill.

    I was happy before, and I think I had ‘done well’, but I’m much happier now and think I’m doing much better, and that very much applies to my career. When I did the course I was freelancing quite contentedly but with no real direction or idea of what I’d be doing in five or ten years time. But now I have a full time job that I absolutely love and genuinely look forward to going to work every day.

    The real point of it is: if you’re absolutely happy with the way things are right now, then great. But if there’s anything you think could be better/more effective/different, then I’d say Landmark can really help you work out what that is and make it happen.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 2:03 pm
  4. ben wrote:

    Matthew: I think it’s £375, but that gets you the weekend plus three months of very useful follow up seminars.

    It works out at about £5 an hour.

    If you really want to do it but don’t have the money, drop me a line.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 2:07 pm
  5. Blah wrote:


    And (last question) is there anything in the course that stipulates you have to recommend the course to other people?

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 2:16 pm
  6. Fernando Torres wrote:

    When does the next one start?

    i think i might be free this weekend.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 2:37 pm
  7. nob wrote:

    I really want drugs but don’t have the money. Could you drop me a line?

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 3:27 pm
  8. Sergethew wrote:

    I’d gladly take any spare money you have off your hands, but I perhaps should attend this open evening first.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 3:43 pm
  9. ben wrote:

    @ Blah: Nothing. People who didn’t enjoy it certainly don’t recommend it. People who did do.

    They do suggest you do, and some people get hung up on that, but it’s a free country: do what you like.

    I only recommend it because I got a lot out of it and want other people to do the same.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 3:51 pm
  10. AVB wrote:


    Forget it.

    You’re playing.

    And that tosser Bosingwa.

    And if Winston Bogarde was still around I’d play him too.

    I’m on a fuckin’ mission!

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 4:57 pm
  11. Fernando Torres wrote:

    @AVB I’ll cut my hair again. I mean it.

    Posted 15 Feb 2012 at 9:55 am
  12. hmm wrote:

    I’d like to do it but the stories I’ve heard about people crying/ talking about their childhood problems/ having to call people you’ve ‘wronged’ to apologise put me off majorly. It sounds kind of American.
    Is it like that?

    Posted 15 Feb 2012 at 10:51 pm
  13. ben wrote:

    Appropriately I’m going to have to say hmmm…

    All those things happened at my Forum. The extent to which it was ‘American’ is down to you (you don’t have to call anyone, by the way, or cry, or talk about your childhood problems).

    I guess what you might not find American is that people talk about their childhood (and adult) problems and are invariably made to see that they are all in their mind.

    I had no idea what I was getting into, so I didn’t know any of that was going to happen, but I found listening to people’s stories quite fascinating for all sorts of reasons.

    Posted 16 Feb 2012 at 9:48 am
  14. Stevie wrote:

    Just called them. Got passed around for ages and the lady on the phone had no idea about the 28th. Said they’d call back but my first experience was certainly not enlightening.

    Posted 17 Feb 2012 at 12:35 pm

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