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Striving for Excellence or Settling for Stagnation

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I am here in Toronto at our NLP Practitioner Training. While Nicholas (our other trainer at The Empowerment Partnership) is on stage, I had an idea for a blog post. I see so many students on their paths. Some know how to take it to the next level, while others do not. You see, Nicholas […]

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Unihipili (Unconscious Mind) and Healing

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Aloha, Here is an excerpt from my book The Foundation of Huna. This is also available as a digital download. Within the Huna tradition, the unconscious mind is believed to have a blueprint for perfect health at the deepest level, possibly residing in the higher self. According to Uncle George Na‘ope, some of the first […]

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Who’s That Stranger In My Bed?

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Aloha, I wrote a new blog for Psychology Today called Who’s That Stranger In My Bed? Many relationship experts suggest that, during a fight, you should continue talking with your partner until your issues are resolved. But how often does talking for hours on end resolve the issue? Sometimes it does, and other times it […]

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Integrating Alternative & Western Practices

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Aloha, As you may know, we did a teleclass last month on Integrating Alternative & Western Practices. Thank you everyone who joined! We discussed the relationship between alternative and western practices and how these relationships can help people today achieve success, happiness and mental and physical health. The recording of the class is now available […]

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Dealing with People Who Are Angry

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Aloha, I have written a few blogs about perceptions and projections. Many of you have had experiences with other teachings that discuss having control over your perceived reality. Here’s a quick review: Much of our perceived experience happens in our mind. Have you ever talked with a friend or family member who had a different […]

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Is NLP Validated by Research?

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Aloha, An important question that students ask me is, “Is NLP validated by research?” We don’t teach techniques in our NLP trainings unless research has been done. In fact one of our students, Dr. Patrick Scott, works with people who have depression. He wrote a study that compared Mental Emotional Release® Therapy (aka Time Empowerment […]

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Huna Healing & Empowerment Part 2

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Aloha, Here is my new blog for Psychology Today. In Part 1 we define empowerment and how that affects your ability to forgive and heal. Part 2 lasers in on the deeper role that empowerment plays. It offers tangible techniques you can do to release baggage that may be keeping you in the past. Realizing […]

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Huna Healing & Empowerment Part 1

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Aloha, Psychology Today published a blog I wrote on what it means to be empowered. The word “empowerment” gets tossed around a lot these days in the personal growth and development field. But many people use that word without knowing what it means. And if you don’t know what empowerment means to you, you won’t […]

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Hula Dance by Kumu Etua Lopes and Uncle George Na’ope

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Aloha, Here is a video of my Kumu Etua and Uncle George. Thank you for helping me on my path!! Mahalo, Matt

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The Black Bag – Part 3

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Beginning cleansing The ho‘oku‘u process is a guided process that has helped hundreds and thousands of people. Once I teach people, I always say they now know, and have a responsibility to practice it anytime something comes up. At level 2 of our Huna workshop, we initiate haumana (students) with awaiku (good spirits) to help […]