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By Carolyn CJ Jones
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About this project

I am making  a three-CD set audio course, which will guide you from grudges and resentments, through several steps of self-awareness and self-assessment to a place of forgiveness and peace. The goal is to guide those of you who are in emotional turmoil to a state where you resolve your grudge, thus improving your relationships with others and yourself. The effect this will have, is more peace inside and with the world. Additionally, getting to a state of forgiveness will decrease your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and cancer. These effects of forgiveness have been medically proven by research done at Stanford University by Dr. Fred Luskin. 

The course has an included workbook to guide you through emotional difficulties, such as looking at and resolving emotional wounds and feelings, fears, grief, and anger. I am qualified due to my own experience. I spent four decades angry and bitter toward my parents for wounds from my upbringing and I drank heavily over those wounds. After 38 years, I got sober and discovered a way to create forgiveness for my parents through the use of compassion. I teach this method of forgiveness, as well as Dr. Luskin's method from his book Forgive For Good, with his permission. 

I need funds to pay for the recording engineer, who will record the audio tracks for three hours of scripting. This is estimated at $700.00 Then, I need to print and copy 50 of the 24-page workbooks (at Staples with a 30% discount coupon). The workbook cover is in color and the estimated cost of copying that and the workbook, with the coupon, is $260.00. Binding is estimated to be $225 for 50 books. I will be funding as much as possible the actual duplication of 50 CD sets and their hardcover case, which is approximately $4-$5 per CD set, or $200-$250, plus a design fee of $25.

Any help on this project is greatly appreciated, as I am working on an extreme shortage of funds, and, yet, I feel so strongly that this project is divinely guided and is so much needed for people in pain. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Risks and challenges

The risk is that people will not purchase the CD set that I will sell on my website and at speaking engagements I conduct. On my website, I have an average of 375 visitors a day, viewing an average of 1500 website pages, so I imagine some will get exposure through that method. Additionally, I will be posting on Facebook and Twitter about the course and expect some purchases through that method. Perhaps the most beneficial, is the webinar which Eric Lofholm, sales specialist, has said he will conduct with me when the CDs are ready. He likes the work I am doing and wants to support me, so will blast to his list of over 20,000, inviting them to the webinar. I will offer the CD set on the call. This is estimated to really increase sales, if my other methods fail.

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    I will send every backer pledging $25 or more a copy of my award-winning book, "Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing." It is a lovely book of photos of wrought-iron gates and inspiring verses that is a tribute to the resiliency and beauty of the human spirit. It describes a pathway to peace, and can be read in its entirety, or used as a daily meditation book. From it, you will gain calm and peace.

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    For the first ten people who pledge $25 or more, I will send my course, "Four Keys of Forgiveness: The Pathway to Peace" as a downloadable mp3, in addition to my book. Also included is a 24 page workbook. This reward is valued at $47. You will gain healing and find peace as a result of listening to this three-hour course.

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    To the first five backers pledging $50 or more, I will offer a free hour of coaching time with me. This is a $200 value. We will delve into the issues and concerns which keep you from finding peace in your life. I will offer insight into ways in which you can start living with more joy and happiness. The one hour session will occur via phone or skype.

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