Do It Again. And Again.


  A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. Reggie Jackson Aloha, In a previous post, I addressed the question I get asked periodically by my NLP and Huna students: “I was doing so well but now I feel stuck. What am I doing […]


Depression is a Disease of Civilization: Stephen Ilardi at TEDxEmory


Aloha, Did you know that nearly 1/4 of Americans will experience depression by the age of 75? Research shows that depression is on the rise. In fact, within the past 20 years, the use of antidepressants have gone up by over 300%. Wow. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that […]


Can NLP Help Prevent Degenerative Diseases?

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” – William Osler In my seminars, I’m often asked about various degenerative diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis or diabetes. After getting a taste of what Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can do, they start to wonder if NLP techniques could have a […]


5 Scientific Studies that Prove Hypnosis Works to Stop Smoking

Crushing cigarettes

Aloha, One of my favorite questions asked by my students is, “Are hypnosis and NLP validated by science?” As I’ve stated in previous articles, we at The Empowerment Partnership don’t teach any techniques unless research has been done. That’s why our graduates are so successful. In fact, our QS60 (Quit Smoking in 60) Specialists are […]


How My Wife Got Me to Lose 85 Pounds

Aloha, In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I want to relay a story that reminds me of the strong and loving relationship I have with my wife, Sumi. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blogs for some time, I used to be 85 pounds heavier than I am today. During the years […]


Learning You

Photo: Chris Florence

Here’s the deal, no one can tell you what to be or what to think. Many individuals who attend personal growth trainings learn how they think. They learn what they need to do to have success and then think, “Wow, if everyone thought this same way, things would be great!” That doesn’t work! The problem […]


How to Put Your *Brain* on a Healthy Diet

Photo: Javier Aroche

I saw a poster recently that said: Help me understand the logic of this: Watching 2 hours of violence in a movie has no influence on our behavior. But a 30 second Super Bowl ad is worth $3.8 million because it will make us run out and buy a product. I’m pretty sure I’m about […]


Is Cheating the New Norm?


Why do people cheat? It’s almost impossible to go through a day without hearing about some new cheating scandal. Another celebrity is cheating on his wife or her boyfriend. A politician is caught dipping in the till for personal vacations. Yet another sports hero is exposed for using banned drugs to enhance performance. Whole school […]


Getting Clear on Your Purpose


Aloha, I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post on how to get clear on your purpose. (This was in response to a previous blog post on how to get the energy to achieve your purpose). After writing that first blog, several people told me they didn’t really know what their purpose was, or how to reveal […]


Aloha, I created an audio blog recently about taking action. Click the link below to listen: NLP Audio – Action We posted a survey to see what kinds of blogs you like the best (written, video and audio). Although audio came in last, an idea popped into my head that I thought would be best […]