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Personal Development Course

THE ROAD™ offers a very special interactive course in personal development - a course in finding your own road. The course is divided into 16 parts and covers three broad areas: personal discipline and problem solving; love and relationships; spiritual / personal growth.

The wisdom contained here is a gift, a resource we may all use in our life's journeys.

What's more, the course is interactive. Each part consists of course notes and an Exploration and Discussion, usually a few questions so you can respond and show your understanding, feelings and insights. You can cover the material in your own time.

The 16 parts of this course and each part's accompanying Exploration and Discussion are available free of charge on this Website. THE ROAD™ offers them for your personal use only, as a resource for your life's journey, because we believe everybody can grow to be the truly magnificent person you are. Alternatively, you can Download Course as a PDF.

And, you still only pay a fee if you would like to Receive Help with the Course.

When do we read a book that changes our lives even we are not looking for it? This happened to Alec Gore with M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Travelled (Arrow, 1990). He was given a copy to read during a mountain vacation in the Philippines. Maybe he was in a welcoming frame of mind. Undoubtedly, many of the themes in the book rang true with what he already believed and had experienced in life. But, it was more than that.

Peck's book was described in a Washington Post review as, "....not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity written by an author who leans towards the reader for the purpose of sharing something larger than himself". He sets out a psychology of spiritual growth based on his experience as a psychotherapist.

The book is divided into parts on discipline, love and grace. Discipline provides us with tools to accept responsibility for our lives. Love is the will to extend one's self for our or another's spiritual growth. Grace is the means by which we realise spiritual growth.

This series of studies is Alec's own condensation of Peck's psychology. It remains substantially Peck's work. Alec has merely edited some of his language and re-arranged the order of ideas in some of his narrative sections with the following aims:

  • to give coherence and clarity to the significant themes;
  • to provide a more natural progression of ideas; and
  • to make the language (originally written before 1978) more inclusive, preferring "we" to "some individuals" and "human beings" etc. emphasising his idea that the road to personal and spiritual growth is one we can all travel.

(Material under the headings Exploration and Discussion is for personal or group use and is loosely based on Exploring The Road Less Travelled (Arrow, 1990) by Alice and Walden Howard, with additions.)

Why presume to condense such a remarkably profound book? It is because we have found that many people who would benefit greatly from the insights it contains do not take the time or opportunity to study and develop them. Yet they are too valuable to miss out on. Most of us can benefit from psychotherapy, but it is incomplete unless it accounts for spiritual as well as psychological development.

Receive Help with the Course

You can soon be receiving help, comment and discussion on your responses to the Exploration and Discussion sections of each part of the course, usually within 48 hours of completing this registration.

If you would like to discuss your own journey along this road, and such discussion will allow you to know that your growth can be the more magnificent, then we would encourage you to register below for help with the course and then be able to enter into a dialogue on your work by e-mail.

Its advantage for you is that it helps put your life problems in context and enables you to resolve specific issues as they are dealt with in the course. Remember that we are flexible: If you feel one area needs more time or detail, then that is what we will give you.


There is no fee for downloading the course as a file nor for receiving the whole course as a file by E-mail.

The fee for help with the complete 16-part Personal Development Course is only US$235. Alternatively, you may register for the course in three stages, choosing any of the three groups of parts. The fee for help with each group of parts of the Personal Development Course is only US$80. The three groups of parts are:

Personal Discipline & Problem Solving (Parts 01-05)
Love & Relationships (Parts 06-10)
Personal & Spiritual Growth (Parts 11-16)

NOTE: You may do the course online free of charge. There is no fee for receiving the course as a file. The course fees are only payable when you want to converse with us via E-mail on your personal explorations.

Registration Form

To register for this service or resource with THE ROAD™, please complete and submit the form.

The information you provide below will be kept in strictest confidence and will remain secure with THE ROAD™.

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Registering for help with the course:

I wish to register for help with :

Complete Course (Parts 01-16)
Personal Discipline & Problem Solving (Parts 01-05)
Love & Relationships (Parts 06-10)
Personal & Spiritual Growth (Parts 11-16)

Thank you, but I do not wish to register for help right now. I can always come back later and register for help.

You are ready to continue your growth in the following areas, using THE ROAD™ Personal Development Course: personal discipline and problem solving; love and relationships; spiritual / personal growth.