"Really helped me change
my life for the better..."
life is full of joy sinse
I started taking these courses.
"My name is Patrick. W, 29 years of age. I am incarcerated in Texas
at the Price Daniels Unit! I am writing to address those of you
who have not taken the Way to Happiness Course, to strongly encourage
you to give it a try and never give up!
"The course has really helped me change my life for the better,
the way I think and act!! I am a person who never felt like I was
in the wrong for anything, and have done some of the most prohibited
crimes by law!
"I am not happy about any of the foolish mistakes on my part and
I wish I could change them all, but I can't! That's what I thought
before taking the course! This course has taught me that I have
hope, I can make a new start, and I can undo the negative things
I have done by overpowering them with better choices for the rest
"This course has made me look back into my past and see what a fool
I made out of myself doing all the stupid illegal things I like
to do! I always use to try to justify my every action by trying
to put the blame on others saying I was provoked!
"I know now that I control my own actions, and I can walk away from
any bad situation that may arise in life and swallow my pride! Pride
makes us as humans do stupid things at times. Pride also makes us
miss out on some of the best things in life for us! I have learned
to bury my pride using this course and how to deal with people peacefully
in an immoral environment!
"I am an example of someone who has changed using this course! When
people see me, they will see a success story!! I almost gave up
on the course because it was pulling out feelings I did not know
were there. I was actually hurting because I thought the book was
speaking down to me being that I have done basically every negative
thing the course talks about!
"With a supervisor who never gave up on me, I kept going and realized
the course was saying, despite what I have done in my past, there
is not a single person alive who cannot start a new beginning!
"I feel like I am somebody now, and not just something thrown behind
barbed wire away from society! In my future, I can actually see
the road to happiness now, and I plan to stay on the right road."
"People start to see the
change that's a part of you...."
On The Way to Happiness Course...
"It was December 2002, just before
Christmas, when I was first introduced by a friend about The Way
to Happiness. After he explained it to me I was eager to start my
journey to happiness. Now it's time for me to pass on my teachings.
"I first would like to give special thanks to my supervisor for
guiding me in the right direction when I got a little off course.
Allowing me to make that adjustment and to really grasp the fruits
that were being offered, truly sent me on to a road to happiness.
"As I continued to travel and tighten up any loose ends, my confidence
and self-esteem along with my pride also grew - and grew. I can
really say that the only way one can enjoy the true meaning of wisdom
is through experience.
"This course has that and many, many other gifts for those who are
willing to just make the change for themselves and eventually others.
Right at the start people start to see the change that's a part
of you. Criminon has this to offer anyone who is ready to make that
sacrifice. I personally will pass this course along to others, especially
family and friends, in or out of prison."
- E. B.
Soledad State Prison
of the Best Things in Life are Free..."
"Initially, I must say that during
my 18 years of incarceration I found The Way to Happiness Course
by Criminon to be the absolute best correspondence course offered
to prisoners. The material is well written, useful and presented
in a very understandable manner. My course supervisor, Regina, was
both professional and caring.
"Perhaps the most important thing I learned on this course is that
all life is precious. During my days of darkness I lacked consideration
for my own life, which reflected on the way I treated other people.
As I studied The Way to Happiness, I realized that life is a majestic
gift which should be cherished and enjoyed.
"My new found appreciation for life translates into a better quality
of daily living for me because other people respond well to my positive
attitude. This in turn evolves into a better environment and affects
"I used to be a believer in the popular saying that 'nothing in
life is free,' until I discovered The Way to Happiness Course. I
now believe that some of the best things in life are free for those
who have the courage to seek a better life.
"I offer my sincere gratitude to the Criminon staff and recommend
The Way to Happiness to all people seeking a better way of life."
Five Points Central Facility
Romulas, New York
"I have become a better person..."
"When I first enrolled on The Way
to Happiness Course I wasn't sure of what or if there would be anything
useful that I could learn to better my living skills. I didn't see
how something so simplistic could help me gain knowledge and understanding
of everyday living. I soon realized for me it wasn't about learning
a better way of living - it was about RE-LEARNING! How to recognize
and develop the basic fundamental living techniques to assist you
through the daily journey of life itself.
"Throughout the course I began to realize just how much "common
sense" had lapsed in my way of living. Compassion, love, trust,
dignity and integrity were nothing more than words in an unused
dictionary. The meaning and understanding of the Golden Rule - Do
unto others as you'd have done unto you - was lost. I was living
in my own convoluted world of misguidance, misunderstanding and
"By working through the course materials and attending group discussions
on the course I have become a better person.
"Thank you Criminon!"
"Powerful stuff! ...the most informative and useful material
I have read..."
"The Handling Drugs Course provided
by Criminon is outstanding. Having had personal experiences with
drugs there was nothing more enlightening than having the technical
terms of these experiences explained in such an understandable way.
"As soon as I started to study the materials in the course it was
as if scales had fallen away from my eyes. I was so impressed that
I rushed to share this enlightening information with others I knew
who could relate to the effects of drugs. There is nothing like
understanding why you or someone else acts the way they do.
"The Handling Drugs Course not only answered the question 'why addicts
behave the way they do,' but also informs you in depth how to help
an addict recognize that he has a problem with drugs. Help with
the withdrawal - with mental exercises, nutrition and the cleansing
of the body. There is even information to help addicts reclaim their
self-esteem and their self-worth.
"Powerful stuff! Some of the most informative and useful material
I have read."
Solano State Prison
"This course has heightened my ambition and will to succeed..."
On the Conditions of Life Course...
"By far, this course has given
me great insight on how to keep myself in a progressive mode throughout
my life. For one day I will jump start my own business venture and
the key to its success is the actual and specific application of
the formulas drawn out in this course. This course should be included
in the curriculum of every business school offered at any college.
"The course has not only given me insight on how one should perform
his job duties but it has also made me aware of where I was in my
work - cabinetry.
"I am confident that I will be successful in any job setting that
I am a part of. I understand that sometimes one must start at the
bottom and work his way to the middle, then the top while all the
time being conscious of the conditions one must apply.
"This course is just like... Outstanding! Once a person studies
and applies the course formulas, one will be mentally dressed for
success. This course has heightened my ambition and will to succeed."
C. V. R. Carpenter
California State Prison