Stop Letting Negative People Drag You Down

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Aloha, Do other peoples’ moods affect you? Many of my NLP and Huna students say that they feel tired and drained around negative people. It’s almost like they get sucked into other peoples’ negativity against their will. Like hanging out with people who are sick with a virus or cold, it takes a strong immune […]


NLP and Reframing Webinar: How to be Persuasive in Business

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Aloha, Are you wondering how you can change peoples’ minds in a business setting? Reframing is a NLP term that’s used to describe shifting one’s thoughts and experiences on reality. It’s a technique that allows you to interpret “negative” events in a positive way. On 4/16/14 at 7:00pm PDT we will teach you the art […]


New Webinar: How to Deal with Negativity in Life Using NLP and Huna

Aloha, When was the last time you experienced negativity in life? Because you can be in a boring routine, or even having a fantastic day, and still have to face negativity. This series of Empowerment Time with Dr. Matt is free and includes the following: • How to use NLP to reframe a negative experience […]


3 Things that Great Coaches and Therapists Wish You Knew

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“I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He’d just pick up the couch and walk out of the room.” -Don Rickles Okay, I’m guessing that Don Rickles is right – a client like him would encourage many psychologists and psychiatrists to take up plumbing for a living! Most clients aren’t like that. […]


Here’s a Quick Way to Ditch Emotional Baggage

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Aloha, Do you know how to release trauma stored in your body (even if it was there before you were born)? We all know that we inherit our parents’ noses, eye color, and flat feet through our genes. And psychologists have long acknowledged that even some of our personality characteristics are inherited as well. For […]


When faced with negativity, you have 3 options: 1 Fight fire with fire and watch the explosion. Something usually blows. 2 Ignore it and let the fire burn. It will get bigger or diminish over time. 3 Stand in the light and reflect positive back. It keeps you pono and allows the other to see […]


At Last, Scientists Discover Molecular Changes in the Body After Meditating

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Aloha, Earlier this week I posted an article about a study suggesting that ‘memories’ can pass generationally. While we’re on the topic of your mind, I came across another new study by Psychoneuroendocrinology that discovered specific molecular changes in the body after meditating. Here is a link to the summary explaining that: “mindfulness meditation can […]


New Scientific Study Suggests ‘Memories’ can Pass Generationally

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Aloha, BBC News posted an article recently about an important study performed by Nature Neuroscience. In this study, researchers anchored mice to associate the smell of cherry blossom to feeling afraid. Later, when those mice had “grandchildren,” those grandchildren were afraid of the cherry blossom smell! According to this article, “Experts said the results were […]


Who Else Wants to Feel More Gratitude?

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 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie As we head toward the New Year, many […]


Why Some People Almost Always Reach Their New Year’s Resolutions

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Aloha, The University of Scranton posted a fascinating study about New Year’s Resolutions that said only 19% of resolution-makers actually achieve their goals. That means 81% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions fail to reach their goals. Ouch! You may be wondering what is different about this 19%? That’s exactly what I cover in my […]