Counseling Services Using the Principles

About six years ago, Laura Da Silva attended a conference where I was speaking, and she said it got her wheels spinning. Less than two years later, she opened her own Mental Health Practice in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, UT.

She helps her clients find relief from their struggles. They are empowered and feel a sense of strength as they find hope and solutions for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Disappointments, or
  • Adjusting to life situations and traumas

Her practice, Lighthouse Counseling Services, treats individuals (18 months and up), couples and families. They also have a family retreat where the main focus is on strengthening and unifying families.

It started out as just her. But two years later, she hired her first employee. She now has six employees with amazing talent, who have helped with the growth of the business.

Now, she is one of my coaching clients, and recently, they outgrew their office. She is excited to be moving into a bigger suite, to continue providing clients with quality mental health services, but now in a higher quality location!

Laura, and her team, are aware of mindfulness and how it impacts our thoughts and decisions, and they utilize it in the practice.

Come help Laura and her team celebrate these amazing wins, and learn more about Lighthouse Counseling Services at their OPEN HOUSE:

  • October 20, 2018
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • 3409 W. 12600 S. #110
    Riverton, UT 84065

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Treatment modalities at Lighthouse Counseling Services include Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Gottman Marital counseling, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Solution-focused Therapy. They accept a wide variety of insurances. Within a week of your call, you will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor.

To learn more about how Lighthouse Counseling Services can help you or your loved one, contact Laura at:

Laura da Silva, CMHC, RPT-S
Lighthouse Counseling Services, LLC
(385) 237-4943
3409 W. 12600 S. #110
Riverton, UT 84065


A little bruised, but grateful

Figuring out how Rare Faith works is not always a smooth process. But for those who are willing to keep trying, and who learn something from each of their toe-stubbing experiences, the process does get smoother. Our life experiences provide the education, but it’s still up to us to get smarter with each lesson.

The following share comes from Mindset Mastery Program participant Daniel Adams, who writes:

“Last November I left my job … I sculpted what I wanted my days to look like, and they have been that way, for almost a year now.

“…The Mindset Mastery Program showed up … and miracle after miracle kept lining up… money from places we had never expected, rich relationships, and transformational healing events with scholarships to them. SO MUCH to be grateful for!!

“So, in module 13 I was so pumped to make something really impactful. I’ve always wanted to run seminars and retreats, and now I had all the tools to do it. I went all in. I posted the goal statement all around my house about running a seminar. And I felt it, and I knew it was happening.

“I meditated and visualized and sensitized on the specifics: where it was, who was there, programming for guests, how they would feel, how I would feel, …content for the workshops, how much to charge… and asked everyday ‘what do I do next’?  I went WAY out of my comfort zone, making requests and inquiries and building relationships all over the community and the internet.

“The spa gave me a discount on space rental… Two powerful marketers showed up and offered free, detailed advice about how to fill the event. Various contacts invited me to come to their yoga studios and promote the event. And then people started showing interest!!

“And then the terror barrier showed up, as we used our savings month after month… and many of my music therapy clients moved on… and all of a sudden we needed this retreat to sell (can you feel the lack creeping in?). And I fought inside myself: can I really live this life? Who am I to make a difference and live my dreams? …one by one guests backed out, or postponed for one reason or another. Monday the resort asked for a final count, and I got to report ‘Zero, this time.’

“…The goal was that I would ‘Create & facilitate a powerful retreat for 12 women at such and such resort on Aug 8-11’ (‘Facilitate’ in Spanish means ‘to make easy’.)

“Ironically, the goal statement did get fulfilled—every word. …The spa general manager set a meeting for Aug 8. During the meeting, the resort said they were willing to partner on the event, and discount both my cost and guest’s costs even further, take on the marketing, and offer it multiple times a year. Pretty miraculous, and it happened ON the day for which I set the goal—Aug 8.

“There I was, at the resort ON Aug 8, ‘creating and facilitating a retreat for women’. …Rad. 😆 and frustrating 😠 because I put a lot of energy into getting that goal statement just right, but apparently December is when I’ll be paid for it. …

“All our learning always counts. Nothing is wasted. And now I get to set some different goals, with complete confidence that this process really works.

“SUPPORT has overflowed through this whole process. And even though this is the first month in 10 years of marriage we’ve needed to carry a balance on the credit card and borrow money from family for rent …there is a peace behind this…and a sense that our manifesting powers are extra heightened right now… In the last 3 weeks our grocery bill has been nil, because people keep taking us to dinner, and we’ve had a few family reunions. Synchronicity really is the new normal.

“Perhaps the largest shift is the one in myself. I’ve been so worried… about how to make money, that I forgot that when you provide more value than you consume, money is a natural flow.

“I’ve looked at the path, (and PB & J) so disdainfully since last November, and to be applying for part time jobs … is a pretty awesome slice of humble pie 🥧 because gratitude is needed in every leg of the journey. But I really can make impact on the path, or off it. And when you catch multiple rabbits, does it really matter how long it takes? Nope.

Randy Mollup’s line about being grateful for sandwiches and watching them get bigger and better brought tears to me, and I realized where I’ve been in conceited mis-alignment.

“And we’re still safe…a little bruised…and pride wounded. [But] I choose even that to be on the plus side of the stickman.

“…Grateful for your support, Leslie. Being connected to the laws through this process has preserved our sanity & hope & strengthened our faith. Hearing the context of what lead to the broom snapping incident (salty windows, your moves to Arizona where the market was wildly different) has been mirroring our own journey. To see you on the other side of that is so comforting. Gratefully, Daniel and Tina Adams”


What’s the difference between GBC and SGR?

Genius Bootcamp… Science of Getting Rich. Both are 3-day events, so what’s the difference?

Great question! I’m glad you asked.

Short Answer:

The Science of Getting Rich focuses on a study of the effect your thoughts have on the elements around you. Genius Bootcamp focuses on working through your internal blocks so you can experience the breakthroughs you’re looking for. In other words…

  • Science of Getting Rich – a study of the factors outside of you.
  • Genius Bootcamp – a study of the factors inside of you.

Long Answer:

Let me share a little bit of history.

In 2000, I trained with Bob Proctor to facilitate his Science of Getting Rich program, which was based on the timeless 100+ year-old classic of the same name by Wallace D. Wattles.

But let me back up a little further.

When I first heard about his Science of Getting Rich (SGR) program nearly two decades ago, it came with a price tag of $2000 per person. And since we had experienced remarkable results from applying what we learned from him at just a $180 workshop, I couldn’t wait to discover what he had to share in a $2000 seminar.

But we couldn’t yet afford a $2000 dollar seminar, so we just stayed busy working the principles and building our savings.

Six months later, we received a letter from Bob, asking if we were interested in teaching what we had learned. So instead of paying $2000 to attend as a participant, I just decided to go after it, and pay $9000 to become one of his program facilitators. After all, that’s just about how much we had in savings by then. (How did he know? lol)

And that began my journey.

After conducting a number of SGR seminars in California and Arizona, I decided it wasn’t my season to actively put on events. I had five young children at home, and one on the way, and needed to find a better way to share what we had learned, but from home.

That’s when Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters and The Jackrabbit Factor were born.

Over time, my husband and I continued to learn and grow by attending a variety of other seminars from other teachers. Each helped us experience important shifts that needed to happen in our mindset, as individuals and as a couple.

Enter the Recession, stage left.

But by 2007, life began taking us through a series of gut-wrenching challenges; and as we worked to face and overcome each one, I continued to take notes to capture the principles that calmed me down and helped me get through the worst of it.

Through those roughest years, although my business was growing rapidly, our real estate investments were still tanking hard.

We had never been so tested: having to use the principles of right thinking while the life we had built was literally falling apart.

Nothing changes you the way disaster can, and nothing can give you more powerful insight than facing your disaster with a belt full of tools and knowledge. It doesn’t make it easy, it just makes it possible to eventually realize the blessings contained in the adversity.

After years of fighting the fear, worry, and feelings of devastation, we were finally able to prove once again the validity of the principles with a long list of NEW epiphanies, which I felt compelled to share in Portal to Genius.

While the prequel (Jackrabbit Factor) focuses on helping you believe that anything is possible with a shift in thinking (integrating 16 points to ponder), it’s sequel (Portal to Genius) focuses on what it means and what to do when you set a goal and everything goes wrong, (providing 89 more principles not included in the first book).

Out of all these experiences came a pressing need to provide a new kind of event, something of my own creation, where participants can learn and practice some of the most key principles from Portal to Genius. It combines in one place (and in one weekend) some of the most life-changing epiphanies we experienced after having learned the principles from the Science of Getting Rich Seminar so long before.

So that’s Genius Bootcamp.

And, remember when I said it wasn’t my season to teach The Science of Getting Rich? Well, that was over ten years ago, and it feels like it’s finally time to bring it back. The season has come.

I had stopped holding events to regain my bearings after the recession, and to make sure I was clear in my own understanding of the principles. But now I am thrilled anew to take the message boldly and rapidly to as many people as I can.

Note: The Science of Getting Rich Study LIVE is not the same as what it was when I was facilitating Bob’s class. While the text we study will be the same, my understanding has evolved tremendously over the last 18 years, and I am excited to study it with you from the perspective of my own experimentation with it.

To sum up:

The Science of Getting Rich Study LIVE (October 18-20, 2018 in Mesa, AZ) is an academic, cerebral look at why things happen the way they do. It talks about the “thinking stuff” out of which all things are created, and how the thinking stuff responds to our thoughts. You’ll see demonstrations that help you understand the concepts more completely. While the public-domain text we study is the same as the text studied in Bob Proctor’s classic seminar, we’ll pick it apart in the context of our own experiences, studying it together “Leslie-style”.  Click here to sign up

(Note: the Science of Getting Rich text is so old you can find it anywhere for free, including here on my blog. But if you want to spend three days together studying it with me, join me for this live event!)

Genius Bootcamp – SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT (November 15-17, 2018 in Mesa, AZ) is a playful, experiential study of the principles. You’ll work your brain hard, and see the effects of your thinking in that “certain way”. We don’t just talk about the principles, we test them in class. Click here to sign up




The Kickboxing Bag

The following share comes from Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate Laura Da Silva, who writes:

“At the end of 2017 I became interested in learning kickboxing (it was like my body was “craving” it). So for Christmas my husband, Laerte Da Silva, got me 10 classes at a local kickboxing gym. I loved it! I loved the results!

“But I wasn’t impressed with the monthly price, so I decided I wanted to get a kickboxing bag so I could do it at home! In the meantime I continued to kickbox with just my gloves as I kept thinking how great it would be to have a bag.

“A few months later I wrote the following statement:

“‘I am so happy and grateful now that I have a kickboxing bag that is 69 inches tall (the one in the picture has 4 height levels to choose from!) and 18 inches in diameter. It cost $50. It is a free standing bag that is easy to fill with either sand or water. it has a vinyl cover and is made of high density foam, making it strong and durable. It is black and goes from the base up. I enjoy using it to strengthen my body. It is also a great way to release any negative emotions. I love using it, as I continue to love kickboxing.’

[An bag like this generally sells for $140-$300]

“Within a week my husband found one as described, and brought it home to me! So excited!”

Congratulations, Laura!

Laura da Silva owns a mental health clinic in Riverton, Utah called Lighthouse Counseling Services. She is the author of 3 articles: “Parenting – A Sacrifice Well-worth It,” “Battling on the Frontlines of Life”, and “Keeping the Flame of Motivation Alive”. She is also the author of 3 children’s self-help books: “When I feel Sad,” “When I Feel Mad,” and “When I Feel Scared.” In her practice, the laws of the Universe are practiced and taught. She also runs a family therapy retreat, twice a year, in Heber, Utah for families who are struggling with communication and unity. You can learn more about her services at: