I just did Melanie's free webinar, even though I have already worked all of her programmes, that I paid for, and that were well worth the money. I admin on another group, and wanted to see how the webinar worked so that I could accurately describe it.
Well, via the free workshopping, I have new learning and uplevelling of my life experience. Yes, the workshop facebook groups close a week or so after the free webinar (they begin about 10 days before), but this is all explained in advance, and all the resources are freely downloadable and can be used at your own pace. I can't understand the complaints about this, but I guess some people would receive a bouquet and be unhappy that the lilies weren't gilded!
It's hard to see what more Melanie could do - she offers payment for her programmes via installments, she even has a sponsorship programme where you can get the NARP programme for free if you have financial difficulties. A person could look at all her blog posts, youTube videos, radio shows etc, AND do a free webinar with workshopping and facebook group support, AND sign up for regular emails, and never pay a penny. They could also apply for sponsorship. I cannot give this site less than 5 stars.
My experience of Melanie's forum for NARP members has been that people receive support in whatever stage they are at, and the moderators are all kind and supportive, and I have only ever seen gentle guidance back to the code of conduct. There is a code of conduct that involves not re-hashing abuse. It is also helpful in itself for helping people get to the core of the problem. It is there for the well-being and healing of all. Melanie is up-front that this may not be for everyone, but the code of conduct really is necessary, because I am currently finding the posts on the group I admin can be triggering and unhelpful for anyone's recovery. If it were my own group I would totally adopt the same stance as Melanie - re-traumatisation helps no-one. Whatever your wound, it needs correct treatment. Constantly picking off the scab will do nothing.
But that's just me, and I am healed of the abuse. I continue with Melanie's programmes because my life just keeps on improving while I do. The programmes are a tool for life, and so are cheap compared to other alternatives. And the website is so much more than and advert for the programmes anyway. You cannot be cheated by free.