Who Is LSBC For?
If you’ve ever felt powerless over your anxiety, depression, unwanted habits . . .
Had a sense that you’ve been going about change the wrong way, or have tried every program and plan only to end up back at square one, then . . .
The Little School of Big Change is for you.
Jessie’s Change Story
I don’t need to fix myself anymore
Missy’s Change Story
Freedom from hives was just the beginning
Malene’s Change Story
Freedom from binge eating
Gina’s Change Story
Freedom from over-drinking
Shelly’s Change Story
Freedom from overreacting
Patricia’s Change Story
Freedom from anxiety
Phillip’s Change Story
I’ve never been happier in my life
Anxiety & Worry
Taking your thoughts seriously, believing them to be personal or meaningful, can cause you to lose sight of the natural resilience we all have available to us. When this happens, you inevitably find yourself caught up and anxious. All forms of anxiety—whether it’s panic attacks, generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, incessant worrying, or even just the sense that you’re living in your head—are based on a common misunderstanding of how your mind works.
The understanding shared in LSBC clears up this misunderstanding so that you are no longer afraid of the thoughts and feelings that pass through you. When you are no longer afraid of your experience, everything changes.
Dr. Amy has helped countless people with binge eating, bulimia, and other food-related habits since she found freedom from her own 8-year struggle with bulimia. It’s not about food, and these habits aren’t ended by trying harder, having more discipline or willpower, or finding the right plan or strategy. It’s far deeper, and far simpler than that.
It’s about our relationship with our own moment-to-moment experience of life. The LSBC paradigm is deep, direct, simple, and it has helped so many people find permanent freedom from food and weight issues.
Although various habits and anxiety show up differently on the surface, beneath the surface they are all the same. The understanding shared in LSBC, has helped people find freedom from drinking, smoking, procrastination, online addictions, as well as anxiety, eating disorders, depression, mood and emotional issues, and so much more.
It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. The Little School of Big Change looks toward a set of universal, fundamental truths that apply to all people, always. LSBC shows you a direct route to change that is deep and lasting.
First Day of School
Some very simple misunderstandings contribute to all human suffering
Lesson 5 – Core Curriculum
When we stop identifying with thoughts and feelings, we’re free
Lesson 15 – Advanced Curriculum
Without a time-based story, there is no such thing as a habit or ongoing problem
Backseat Driver Animation
Your brain acts like a backseat driver
What Is the Cost of LSBC?
The total investment for The Little School of Big Change is $497 USD for lifetime access to all the video lessons, as well as personal support and guidance from Dr. Amy and her coaches for the duration of the course.
You can also choose a payment plan and pay 3 payments of $180.
What You Get
The LSBC course contains 12 Core Curriculum video lessons and 7 Advanced Curriculum video lessons that guide you through this life-changing understanding in a simple, easy–to–grasp way. That content is a combination of video lessons, animations, and conversations with other experts.
In addition to the video lessons, you’ll have access to animations, conversations with Dr. Amy’s colleagues and other experts, and much more.
You will get materials to supplement and further your learning, including Dr. Amy’s private and extensive list of recommended resources.
There will be two calls per week during the 6-week course. During these calls, you will have the opportunity for a deeper discussion about the course curriculum and to receive personal coaching on anything you need. All of our calls are recorded and the recordings will be available to you for life, so it’s no problem at all if you need to miss a call.
The LSBC course offers access to a private class forum where Dr. Amy and her team of coaches answer your questions and provide 24/7 coaching and personal support throughout the six-week period.
Note: The forum is a private, internal forum on the LSBC website (not on Facebook).
Whether you have a simple question, want clarification on a video lesson, want to share an insight or victory, or need in-depth support, the LSBC community is always accessible, supportive, responsive, and all-around amazing.
When is the Next LSBC Course?
The Little School of Big Change is offered twice a year, in the spring and the fall. The next course begins September 11th, 2023. The weekly calls take place Tuesdays at 1pm US Eastern (10am Pacific, 6pm UK) and Thursdays at 3pm Eastern (12pm Pacific, 8pm UK).
REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHANGE
I had made the decision to reduce my level of alcohol consumption, mainly for health reasons, but found that I was not succeeding through willpower alone. I went online and discovered Amy’s website and The Little School of Big Change, offering not only freedom from unwanted habits, but also broader possibilities for personal change and growth.
Amy’s course helped me not only overcome the drinking issue, but also develop a deeper feeling of peace. Together with this increased relaxation, I now sense the potential for so much more to come. The process is far from complete, but I’m very happy to be on the journey.
When I would get my feelings hurt or have a misunderstanding with someone (especially those closest to me) I would try to manage them by telling myself my feelings aren’t real, don’t matter or I shouldn’t feel that way. I would over think and try to make up scenarios of what I should have said or done and how I can do it next time. Now when that happens, after going through The Little School of Big Change, I just sit with myself and feel the feeling I’m experiencing. Sometimes there is a big story with the feeling and I just listen knowing that it is only true at this moment so I don’t need to push it away or believe it as solid truth. I also know that any and all feelings are safe to experience, even the really hard ones like betrayal, grief, and abandonment. I no longer need to manage or control what’s going on. All I need to do is hold it in love, compassion and curiosity.
“Before The Little School of Big Change, I was so caught up in the cycle of my chronic illness. I over-thought situations and interactions. I truly believed that external factors determined my feelings.
After finding Amy and her school, I feel a sense of lightness and realize my own thinking was responsible for my feelings. I was no longer scared of my feelings as I knew they would pass. I no longer find myself scrambling when a problem arises and I’m more aware of my wisdom.”
“Before The Little School of Big Change, I struggled with eating disorders. All of them! They had run my life for more than 10 years and as a result, I lacked any peace in myself and any form of self esteem. I felt like I was always going to want to be someone else. Living felt too hard.
After coming across Amy, I instantly felt that there was something different, some possibility that life could be better. After feeling like I’d tried everything and spent years of my life trying to work out how to fix myself, there was hope. Then I joined The Little School of Big Change and gained so much from it, way more than just help with eating disorders. Slowly, I’ve left behind old habits and everyday I see more about beliefs, what is really going on, and how exciting life is!! It’s a complete change. Thank you Amy, for everything!
“Before The Little School of Big Change, my tendency was to worry about what others think of me. This caused me to be self conscious and not contribute when my input would have been worthwhile. I didn’t like “playing small”.
Since doing Amy’s work, I feel much more confident and really know my sense of well-being and self-worth. I know “who I am” and how the mind works, and I look forward to the unfolding of the future. I approach each day as a new moment and am excited to realize how much I now actually love myself and others. I finally feel and know I am “home”… within myself!”
My experience with The Little School of Big Change has been outstanding! The lessons are extremely well presented with so many helpful animations and other ways Amy helps participants get the points on a deeper level. It truly feels as if Amy is speaking directly and personally to me and thereby creates tremendous impact. I have benefited greatly and look forward to sharing these insights with my patients. I recommend LSBC to everyone without reservation!
“Before finding Amy, I struggled with codependency and boundaries issues.
After The Little School of Big Change, I stopped fixing people and started listening more to my wisdom. It’s so much easier to have boundaries without feeling guilty.”
After having a complicated eye surgery, I found myself emotionally binge eating to distract myself through the healing. I was gaining a lot of weight and feeling miserable.
A friend recommended The Little School of Big Change to me and it helped me drop habits I had been trying to break for years. In six weeks I saw what was behind my habits and got the understanding to change for good without major efforts.
“I have been sober for the last 6 years thanks to AA’s 12 step program which is amazing. But I was still looking for a manager for my inner problems or some other way to deal with them, and had not found a satisfactory solution.
The understanding Amy teaches in The Little School of Big Change has given me so many valuable insights. One of the biggest is that all my challenges stem from my own thoughts, that I actually do not have to deal with them at all, that they are harmless to feel and that they disappear by themselves when the thoughts disappear. I experience gratitude and compassion to a much greater degree since I have gained a better understanding of how we humans experience life.”
“Before Amy and The Little School of Big Change, I struggled with excessive worrying, overthinking, and being overly self-critical.
I love that there are no techniques, rules, or steps in Amy’s work. Just rediscovering that I am normal and healthy. I don’t take thoughts so seriously, AND it’s not up to me to change them. I don’t have a worry problem. I just have a busy mind like everyone on the planet, and that’s SO incredibly freeing!”
“I used to blame my husband for feeling sad. For example, if he came home from work in a bad mood, it felt like he transferred the same mood to me. After Amy and The Little School of Big Change, I realized that no one could put a feeling in me. Only my own thoughts could. Freedom!”
For almost 40 years, my struggle with food was constant. I thought about food most of the time. I would eat until I was in pain, and this made no sense to me. I felt so helpless. This went on for years. I would regularly give up, and just give in. I was skeptical when I found Amy’s program, but I figured I had nothing to lose because nothing else was working anyway.
Working with Dr. Amy and The Little School of Big Change has given me total freedom and relief. I no longer have obsessive thoughts about food or eating and I am no longer searching for “what is wrong with me”, or for a solution. I am super healthy, and at a weight I want to be. I feel 100% confident that it is permanent! I completed the program a couple of years ago, and have never had a relapse into my old way of being. Thank you Amy!
My anxiety was consuming my life. I couldn’t enjoy holidays as I would be worried about returning to work. Weekends were the same, I would start worrying from Saturday evening. My brain felt like it would explode with all the thoughts going on.
During The Little School of Big Change, I began to understand that I needed to let my thoughts carry on but not take them seriously. I can’t stop them but I don’t need to act on them either. The course also gave me the freedom to do whatever I wanted in life. It doesn’t matter if I make mistakes or have bad days. I don’t have to dwell on them, I can just move on. It’s given me freedom and helped me to relax. I know I’m on the right track.
“I had general worries, anxiety, and a heavy attachment to my fluctuating emotions. I placed a huge emphasis on my feelings and moods which created a lot of unnecessary day-to-day suffering.
Words don’t do justice to the kind of transformation I felt after finding Amy and The Little School of Big Change. I feel like I have the missing ingredient to true freedom and inner peace that everyone seems to be searching for. It’s not that you become immune to the human condition, but no matter what life throws at me, I’m in touch with a deeper knowing that I’m inherently well, peaceful, and resilient. It’s a permanent shift in how I view life and understand the human experience.”
“Before finding Amy, I struggled with anxiety and despair that manifested as chronic hives and facial swelling.
When I came to The Little School of Big Change, I felt a sense of desperation to end my anxiety and despair about my chronic hives and facial swelling. I had allowed my once-very-robust life to become very small. What I got from this understanding is more than I ever bargained for. I simply wanted relief, but what I got was freedom and causeless joy and peace. The transformation had nothing to do with learning how to get rid of what I hated; instead it had everything to do with discovering who I really am. I am forever grateful for the LSBC for helping me uncover what was in me all along.”
“I was extremely anxious about everything in life, in particular around my physical health, my job, and my ‘lack’ of physical & mental abilities to perform it, my potential lack of financial security, constant ruminating over a person who abandoned me during my cancer, and then Covid hit!
Through The Little School of Big Change, I was able to step back and see that ALL of my issues were solely due to my thoughts, and how the brain had created the chaos simply as a way to protect me. I had glimpses of my inner wisdom while going through cancer. Amy and The Little School of Big Change were able to help me see what that was, and that it was and is ALWAYS in me. What a relief!”
I had what I thought was a sort of free-floating anxiety. An on-off fear and insecurity of what seemed like everything. I would suddenly fly into rages and break things. Or I felt that I generally just lacked confidence in most things.
Since working with Amy and The Little School of Big Change, anger and frustration is more or less non-existent. The constant worry and fear of whether I can do something just isn’t there. Things just happen. Occasionally I get caught in thought. We all do, don’t we? It soon fizzles out though.
“I was crippled with anxiety and very scared, struggling to take care of my daughter and struggling to take care of myself. It was a very difficult time in my life.
After Amy’s support, I became overwhelmed with joy, peace, love and gratitude for her helping me find my way. She instilled such a strong knowing within me that everything is always okay no matter what, and that what I think and what crosses my mind is normal.”
“I had been searching to help me find peace and I think I owned every self help book there was at the time. Some things made sense to me…but never stuck, so I kept searching. I had repetitive negative thoughts.
I had heard about Amy’s work and thought that The Little School of Big Change might be able to help. And so it did. I got rid of all my self help books. I no longer feel the need to keep searching. My friends and family tell me I’m so much more confident and calm. The access to Amy was always available to ask questions and get quick answers, which I found the most valuable when I thought I was struggling with something.”
“My struggle before finding Amy’s course was not being able to get over the death of my much loved sister. I continually had a “sad” feeling inside, despite it being almost 5 years since her death. When I felt happiness I would replace it with guilt or sadness – guilt because I was here experiencing life still and sadness that she was no longer here to share in life.
The Little School of Big Change helped me recognise that my life was my own, and my sister’s was hers. It was within my own thoughts that I was continually getting caught up, creating my own experience of continual sadness. Life is rising and falling all the time, and I now recognise that space within me which is my own essence and I engage with my life moment to moment now – seeing my thoughts but not necessarily ‘feeling’ them all the time. I have found gratitude for my own life experience.”
I was anxious and worried about daily life. The pandemic made this much worse. I worried about my family members’ health excessively. I had OCD habits related to my anxiety.
I feel more calm and peaceful on a daily basis. The Little School of Big Change has helped me feel so much better about who I am as a person…I don’t feel shame or guilt about things that weren’t my fault to begin with.
“I had thirty eight years of psychiatric drugs and hideous amounts of money spent on therapies which did nothing. I lost my job as a teacher and have lived a limited life full of suffering.
Now that I’ve done Amy’s work in The Little School of Big Change, I have stopped searching for an external miracle cure or drug or person and know the answers lie within me alone. There is no more desperate searching for a holy grail that does not exist.”
Before Amy and The Little School of Big Change, I struggled with excessive worrying, overthinking, and being overly self-critical.
I love that there are no techniques, rules, or steps in Amy’s work. Just rediscovering that I am normal and healthy. I don’t take thoughts so seriously, AND it’s not up to me to change them. I don’t have a worry problem. I just have a busy mind like everyone on the planet, and that’s SO incredibly freeing!
Frequently Asked Questions
The understanding of the human experience that you’ll come to see in The Little School of Big Change is rooted in fundamental human truths that are simple and profound. They are not my theory or set of ideas—they have been presented throughout history in various philosophy, psychology, and spiritual teachings.
I have seen more lasting transformation through this understanding than I have through anything else in 22 years of immersing myself in psychology and spirituality. Other theories and therapies are not even in the same ballpark … which is why I created The Little School of Big Change!
Obviously, everyone is different and so everyone will have their own personal insights in their own unique way. While I can’t say when or how your own insights will happen, I can say that most people end up having a significant shift in how they see themselves and their habits and problems when they immerse themselves in this understanding.
I have seen these shifts happen instantly, and I have seen them happen incrementally over a longer period of time. More often than not, significant change builds over time.
Please check out the Freedom Series case studies as well as the Amazon reader reviews of The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit to see more about the kind of actual results people experience.
Will the understanding I’ll learn in the school help with anything I might be dealing with? Are there particular habits or issues it will not help?
There are no issues that are too big or too deep for change. I have seen people walk away from serious drug addictions, suicidal depression, and 30+ year eating disorders via an insightful understanding of the human experience (just to give a few examples).
The Little School of Big Change works from the inside-out. You won’t get strategies, behavioral techniques, or surface-level fixes; you will learn an understanding of life that alters the way you view all experience. It shifts your foundation. In that way, it truly does apply to everything.
I have gone through years of therapy for a very specific (binge eating, compulsive shopping, hoarding, sexual addiction, etc.) habit. Will The Little School of Big Change help with that?
There is an excellent chance that it will! This way of viewing yourself, your experiences, and your habits and problems is fundamentally different than any therapy or other approach that exists.
This understanding is truly new and different. It worked for me when nothing else did, and I’ve seen it do the same for many, many people.
The Fall 2023 course is set to begin September 11th, 2023. The 6-week course runs twice each year—once in the fall and once in the spring.
When are the Group Calls held? What if I work during those times, or I live on the other side of the world and I can’t attend those calls live?
The group calls are Tuesdays at 1pm ET and Thursdays at 3pm ET throughout the 6-week course. The calls run 90 minutes and you are free to come late or drop off early if you need to.
All of the group calls are recorded and the recordings are posted in the school within an hour of the call end. Many people can’t attend all of the live calls for various reasons. They listen to the recordings and still get enormous value! It’s great if you can be there live, but it’s not necessary.
Because LSBC has students from over 55 countries, we take every step we can to ensure that you get just as rich an experience even if you’re not able to join live. Each week, there is a thread on our private forum where you can submit questions or topics that Dr. Amy will address, on your behalf. So even if you’re not there live, all of your questions will be addressed.
Yes! When the 6-week course ends, all students are invited to join the LSBC graduate community. The graduate community is an amazingly close, supportive group. There are weekly coaching calls led by Dr. Amy and her coaches, and guest speakers brought in each month. There is a very active private forum for graduate community members where Dr. Amy is there supporting you all the time. We have annual live events where we get to meet in person, and so much more.
The graduate community is an incredible opportunity to stay connected to this understanding to receive personal support from Dr. Amy and her Change Coaches for as long as you’d like. The graduate community is only open to graduates of the 6-week course.
Each week, there are 2 group calls that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each call lasts around 90 minutes. The first call takes place on Tuesday, September 19th and the final call takes place on Thursday, October 26rd.
In addition, there will be an average of 1 hour of video lessons each week. The first set will be released on Monday, September 11th, and then a set will be released each Friday. You can watch these videos when it suits your schedule.
Finally, the private forum is there for support, but you can spend as much or as little time on there as is helpful to you.
There is so much flexibility around the course, and it doesn’t matter hugely if you don’t manage to watch all of the videos ready for each call – you can watch them at times that suit you best. Plus, all of the calls are recorded, so if you miss one you can listen to it at a later time that works for you. You’ll have lifetime access to all of the curriculum videos and call recordings.
The group calls take place via zoom and are scheduled as follows:
Tuesdays at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific, 6 pm UK)
Thursdays at 3 pm Eastern (12noon Pacific, 8 pm UK)
The first group call will be on Tuesday, September 19th.
Note, that there will be time zone differences when different countries switch to and from Daylight Savings Time. But the calls will always be at 1 pm US Eastern on Tuesdays and 3 pm US Eastern on Thursdays. You can check the exact time of your location here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
You will also receive a reminder email the day before each call.
The Little School of Big Change began in 2017 and ran for nearly 5 years with the original content. That content was timeless in many ways, and it helped thousands of people from 2017 to 2021. In 2022, the LSBC content was all updated and professionally re-recorded, reflecting all of the learnings from 5 years of leading this course. The 2022 content reflects the simplest, most direct way of sharing the insights that have led to change and letting go of unwanted habits for past students.
The essence of the teachings haven’t changed, but the new content presents things in a way that’s a bit simpler, more direct, and goes deeper than the original content. This is simply a reflection of my own insights over the past 5 years and is the effect of watching thousands of people become habit- and anxiety-free in the past several years. Many of the lesson topics and even titles remain the same as in the original course, but the way I point to these truths has evolved. In terms of specifics, the new content includes one new conversation with one of my colleagues, John Flaherty, and a brand new animation.
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