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Self-Empowerment – Leigh Tremaine – Self-Help that Works

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Self-empowerment is necessary for us to live authentically, find self-realisation, and fulfil our life purpose. Self-empowerment is a state of being that is available to us all, despite the widespread feeling of powerlessness and the unresourceful states of self-denial, low self-worth, and fear that commonly sabotage our self-empowerment.

In this post I will give an explanation of self-empowerment, from the perspective of authentic living, and will explain how to embrace this state with the practice of mindfulness and personal growth, so that we can live successfully and fulfil our life purpose. I will also reveal the hidden factors to self-empowerment that need to be addressed that are often omitted in the narratives of the self-help movement, such as enculturation and socialisation.

Self-empowerment is the state of having the social, economic, psychological, and spiritual power to meet our needs, and the ability to express this power. Often self-empowerment is used in contrast to states of non-resourcefulness and social exclusion, which are disempowering. Self-empowerment does not require others to give us power, but rather requires us to own and use our inner power, skills, and resourcefulness to meet our needs.

Self-empowerment is the positive expression of power, as it relates to self-actualisation and self-fulfilment. It contrasts with the negative expression of power that is exercised over others in the form of manipulation, coercion, and force. The negative expression of power is an ego-based attempt to control the external world by directing the will of others or using their energy. This negative expression of power is based on a sense of lack, and actually comes from a state of disempowerment and desperation.

When a person lacks self-empowerment, they are in a state of disempowerment, lacking the skills and resources to meet their needs. They then become dependent on others to the extent that they are disempowered. The problem with this is four-fold:

These four problems explain why the powers of mass society resort to techniques of appeasement and distraction to hold together societytechniques known since Roman times as bread and circus. Without institutionalised appeasement and distraction, there is a risk that the frustrations of disempowerment and inauthentic living will lead to the breakdown or overthrow of society, and therefore to the fall of the powers that control mass society.

Self-empowerment involves the three processes of self-awareness, self-liberation, and self-actualisation, which are harnessed for the meeting of our needs.

Self-awareness is gained through mindfulness, self-inquiry, and meditation. It enables us to become aware of our inner source of power and potential, such as our inner resources, skills, talents, aptitudes, and our connection with our authentic self. Self-awareness also enables us to become aware of our authentic needs and our inner blocks. Self-awareness enables us to develop a strategy for meeting our authentic needs, liberating ourselves, and actualising our potential.

Self-liberation is the process of overcoming the inner blocks that sabotage or prevent our successsuch as limiting beliefs, unresolved traumas and complexes, false identifications, draining attachments, dissociative states, and a reactive mind. Self-liberation is gained by combining mindfulness with therapeutic techniques that help to transform and release our inner blocks. An important part of our self-liberation occurs when we use mindfulness to come back to and stay in the present moment, which is where our power is found.

Self-actualisation is the process of manifesting or actualising our potential by using our self-awareness and our mindfulness to consciously direct our will, with a strategy for success. In its ultimate form, self-actualisation is the process of actualising the potential of our authentic self, so that we become more ourselves and manifest our true life purpose. This is an important point because if we are not aware of our authentic self, we may be trying to fulfil the desires of our reactive ego-self, which may not be authentic needs.

As well as working on these three processes, it is worthwhile to gather support from other people interested in your self-empowerment, whether they be mentors, teachers, therapists, life coaches, friends, or loved ones. These people can provide insight, feedback, training, and encouragement.

Self-empowerment requires that we embrace the shadow self. The shadow self holds the unconscious aspects of our personality that we do not wish to own, and therefore do not consciously integrate. These unconscious aspects are the qualities we have that we do not want to admit to, usually out of fear. They are often the negative traits we condemn in others, but they can also be the positive traits we reserve for our idols, heroes, or divinity.

To discover our shadow self we can work mindfully in self-inquiry, digging deep into our personality with our self-awareness. We can also seek out the opinions of an honest friend who can tell us things about us that we may not want to hear, or are surprised to hear. In the process of revealing our shadow aspects, it is crucial to stay mindful and centred to avoid the reactivity that may cause us not to accept these aspects.

Once discovered, we can start to own these shadow aspects with self-acceptance, and transform them if necessary before integrating them. For example, if we have a negative trait of being a complainer, we need to own the fact that we complain. As we own the trait, we can observe mindfully any emotions that arisesuch as guilt, shame, embarrassment, and fearand accept them without identifying with them or reacting to them. Then we can transform the trait by uncovering through self-inquiry the positive need buried within it that has become distorted. Once we find the positive need behind the trait, we can release it and redefine its expression in an undistorted, authentic way.

For example, with a complainer, the positive need may be to live at an acceptable standard, and once this need is uncovered, we can redefine the terms of our acceptable standards so that they are based on accepting our present moment experience and our potential. We can also define how we can actively go about living at an acceptable standard in place of passively complaining about situations.

Sometimes there may be many layers to peel back. For example, the need to live at an acceptable standard may mask a need to avoid a certain consequence that our parents went through when we were a child. In this example we can work on our insecurity or reframe the belief to acknowledge that the consequence that our parents went through is in the past and probably does not apply to us.

Self-empowerment requires that we break free of the trance of mass society with mindfulness. This is particularly challenging as it requires us to release our social conditioning and some very deep attachments and illusions.

One of the ways that we are held in trance is through the power of spectacle. Spectacle is created in the mass media and in the patterns of social behaviour that are adopted in response. The use of entertainment as a spectacle to entrance a population so that they are appeased and distracted from the issues of self-development and social organisationand so do not challenge the status quowas written about by the ancient Roman poet Juvenal when he wrote about the practice of bread and circuses and the deterioration of society in his Satire X. Today the circus is the image-saturated sensationalism of the mass media, broadcast to us 24/7 through the television and the Internet. The sensationalism of the non-stop media holds us in trance by fixating our attention and stimulating the release of dopamine as we react to the sensationalism of a news story, a video, a soap opera, a movie, an advert, or an imagewhich explains how easily we can become addicted to spectacle, and why the television and Internet dominate our lives and render us passive.

Apart from news and entertainment, we are also held in trance by more subtle representations of life, which take the place of our direct, authentic experience of living. These representations of life are created through marketing and PR, and by the consumer culture of mass society, which reduces life to images of what we want, and reduces authentic social relationships to impersonal relationships based on the relationship between commodities. The spectacle traps us, unknowingly, in a virtual reality, making the image more important than the real, natural world, and our roles more important than our authentic self. This leads to the estrangement of people from themselves, each other, and the natural environmentthe essence of inauthentic living.

When we are addicted to spectacle, and trapped in a reductive worldview, we clearly lose our power and authenticity. We dissociate. We need to wake up the spectator and become the mindful observer by bringing the power of mindfulness to bear on our experience of society and its culture, including the way we behave in society, the roles we play and identify with, and the unquestioned beliefs and values we inherit from its culture.

Self-empowerment requires that we identify the things that are inauthentic by considering, from the viewpoint of our authentic self, whether they limit our authenticity or not. If we have already created a list of our authentic values while present in our authentic self, it becomes easy to test the values and norms of the society we live in against these authentic values to see if they support them or conflict with them. For example, there may be a behavioural norm in society that would keep us in a state of separation or disregard for the whole that we are part of. This will conflict with the authentic value of wholeness, and so we can recognise this norm as a pattern to release because it encourages us to be inauthentic.

Releasing a social norm is often not a trivial activity. The level of attachment we may have to it is often very deep and habitually reinforced by millions of other people, amongst which may be our colleagues, friends, and loved ones whose disapproval we may fear if we release that social norm. Furthermore, we are also faced with the fear of being unsupported by society, or of reorganising our entire life which may require further attachments to be let go of, such as the work we do, the things we buy, the things we own, and the people we form relationships with.

At each instance we can face our resistance with mindful self-inquiry and overcome it, and trust in the process that the big step we are taking is towards authenticity and not towards our doom. Uncertainty about releasing attachments is itself a resistance, and can be overcome once we stay centred in our authentic self. Developing a network of authentic relationships and authentic community as support through this social change is of great benefit.

The empowering feelings of compassion and gratitude help us to break through the spectacle of inauthentic living, piercing its veils to expose the magic of life and the love that connects us as a whole. These feelings are the nectar of the godsanomalies that contradict the virtual reality that dominates our lives, and that show us that life is infinitely richer, deeper, and more meaningful than the spectacle of materialism would have us believe. These feelings help us to value the gift of life and are therefore prime motivators for sustainability. Cultivate these feelings, along with mindfulness, and you will have the keys to the kingdom of your self-empowerment, and the reward of authentic living.

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This guide has been written to help you understand how to become a personal empowerment coach.

Before I start though, let me tell you a bit about myself.

I am Sai Blackbyrn and I am the founder and CEO of .Coach LLC. Over the past decade, I have worked with hundreds of coaches and have helped establish their business online from scratch.

I started out as a dating coach with my company SaiFai Dating before moving on to become the coach for coaches with .Coach.

In my journey so far I have the good fortune of interacting with a lot of personal empowerment coaches and that has taught me what exactly it takes to become great in that field.

So, without further ado, lets get started.

Empowerment coaching can be a bit tricky to understand at first. Empowerment coaching is about gauging and understanding the emotional state of your clients and realizing where they are resonating. After that, you are supposed to elevate them above their current state and make them see where they are and where they want to be emotionally.

The main idea is to accept the clients for all their flaws without any judgment and help them gently shift their attitudes and emotional state to a greater plane.

Personal coaching is basically forming a partnership with your client and helping them achieve a state of well-being that they thought wasnt possible with their lives. The connection between a coach and a client is an extremely intimate in nature.

As a personal coach, you are privy to your clients most vulnerable secrets and moments. It is your responsibility to embrace them for who they really are and allow them to truly flourish and grow under your care.

It is a position of heavy responsibility and something that you cannot take lightly which is why I find it STAGGERING that so many coaches dont even have a proper business in place.

How can you possibly affect change in someone else when you do not have a proper business? How can you help someone respect themselves when you do not give your coaching the respect it deserves?

I will tell you more about this at the end of the article, you may scroll down if you want to know how any coach can easily create a business from scratch.

However, there is a problem with personal coaching. What is the problem? Well, read on.

A personal empowerment coach combines both the attributes of being an empowerment coach and a personal coach and brings a unique set of skills to the table for the client.

It is basically a highly intimate form of empowerment coaching. However, there is a problem with personal coaching though that has not been brought up before.

In fact, the truth is that most coaches coaching institutes will be afraid to tell you this. Most of them are looking to make money off you by any means necessary. What this means is that if they can get away with telling you half-truths then so be it.

Well, I am not going to do that and I am going to lay everything out right off the bat.

One-on-one coaching OR traditional personal coaching is in essential a dead practice, none of the top professionals do that anymore because it is a waste of time.

YesI just said that.

Which begs the question

When you become a coach, it is your duty to serve as many clients as possible (without stretching yourself). But here is the thing, you cannot dilute your message to your clients because everything that you say is going to affect their lives in a very organic way.

That very reason is why one-on-one coaching is now obsolete. As you scale up, you simply wont have the time you need to take care of all your clients personally.

So what do you do about that?

It is a very simple solution and I discuss that in detail in my webinar. Scroll down to the bottom and you will know what I am talking about.

We have touched on this topic for a bit before, but here we are really going to go deep into what you, as an empowerment coach, can do for your clients.

Lets find out what empowerment means first.

Empowerment means understanding where you are present emotionally and then eventually working towards your goal. Many people who have gone through trauma or have gotten complacent tend to get stuck.

Most people accept their mediocrity and live their whole life in a complacent manner. Very few decide to do something about it and these are the ones that you can help through your coaching.

As a personal empowerment coach, you can take them from their present emotional state to where they want to be by:

The emotional state that one is in often gets manifested into their real life. Their state becomes their reality.

That is what the law of attraction is all about.

When people hire a personal empowerment coach, they are hiring someone who can help them unclutter and get unstuck.

They are looking for someone who can elevate them to a higher emotional state and help them manifest their deepest desires and dreams.

The simple idea is this: You attract what you feel.

There is a very simple and subtle difference between life coaching and personal empowerment coaching as Crystal Andrus Morissette puts it.

Life Coaching: This more often than not focusses on specific parts of the clients lives and helps improve those super specific areas. They identify the obstacles in the path of the clients in those specific areas and they help them get around it.

Personal Empowerment Coaching: It identifies the emotional that the clients are in and helps them elevate to the state where they want to be in so that they can attract greatness. Its a lot more encompassing than life coaching.

Obviously, the skills that you will need as a personal empowerment coach can be very diverse. Lets discuss some of the common ones that everyone will require to succeed in this field.

A personal empowerment coachs salary can vary greatly and thats because of a very specific reason.This is the exact same reason why, back when I was a dating coach, I went on from making $50 per client (sometimes that was $25 or even $0) to making $100,000 in 2 months.

Here is the secret to this humongous jump.

You ready?

You need to respect your coaching.

If you respect your coaching enough to find the best possible high-ticket clients for it then you will never ever have a problem with making the money that you deserve to make.

How do you do that? How can you find high-ticket clients who will be perfect for you coaching?

Scroll down to the bottom and you will find out.

You dont really need certification to get started as a coach. Tony Robbins doesnt have a coaching certification and he sure did pretty well with his life.

The idea is to just get started. If you have the gift inside you then why wait?

Bill Gates didnt wait to get his college degree to start Microsoft now did he?

However, if you do insist on getting certification then checkout S.W.A.T. Institute and Empowerment Institute (links given at the end of the article).

If you do want to start being a personal empowerment coach as soon possible and fulfill your lifes purpose of being one, then there are two things that you need to do:

So, how do you start creating your business?

Well.read on!

So, how can you go about laying the foundations of your empowerment coaching business? If you are planning to reach out to as many people as possible then it is absolutely critical that you have a robust business in place. It is only when the roots are strong that a tree can truly grow.

When I first started out as a coach, I realised the importance of having a proper business in place. I have spent hours and weeks and even months trying to learn everything that there is to learn about creating a business.

The worst part is, everyday when I was sitting religiously in front of my laptop learning all the nitty-gritties, I was getting extremely frustrated. Why did I have to learn everything from the scratch? Why cant I just adopt a formula and use that to create my business?

When I was creating my business, there was no template or anything specifically made for coaches and their businesses, and I was so frustrated.

Why cant anyone tell me which design worked best for a coaching website?

Why cant someone tell me how my Facebook page should be designed?

Why cant someone help me out with my funnels?

Why isnt anyone telling me what kind of clients should I get?

How do I make clients pay me the money that I deserve for my coaching?

How do I get clients who will truly value me and not haggle with me every step of the way for my services?

All these questions were affecting me and in this deep state of frazzlement.it dawned on me.

If no one is doing all this. If no one is giving me a template on what to do with a coaching business, then why shouldnt I be the one to do it?

It was such a simple and obvious solution!

Ever since that day I devoured everything that I could find my hands on. After that I spent the next few months constantly testing out various designs. I spent close to $65,000 (most of which I had to borrow from friends) on various website designs, funnel designs, business structures etc.

After tons of testing, I finally hit the nail.

It was just such a beautiful feeling to finally get everything right.

Imagine setting up the perfect webinar and website which gives you a stead flow of clients who are willing to pay your price to learn more from you.

Within 2 months of implementation, I made my first $100,000. Most of that money went into paying back people I owed money to!

But since then, there has been no looking back.

All those years that I spent working on my templates and my designs were worth it. Within a year I was able to scale my company to generate a 6 figure revenue consistently. I was also able to grow my company from just me and a random freelancer to me and a full time in-house team of 23 employees.

So why am I saying all this to you?

I am saying all this to you because I am eternally grateful to all that I have gained so far in my life as a coach and as my karma I want to give back as much as possible.

When you give the universe value, true value, the universe will reward you back with all that and more. It is an endless cycle of give and take.

If you are generating an atmosphere of sharing value around you, you will manifest an environment wherein everyone will want to share their rewards with you.

That is the true law of attraction.

Having said that, how do I plan to give back to the universe?

Well, I am giving away everything that I have learnt during my journey as a coach, in my webinar:

How Your Coaching Business Can Let You Live The Lifestyle Of Your Dreams

In this webinar, I am going to teach you everything that I learnt after spending $65,000 in testing out all the design templates and business frameworks.

This webinar is the only one that you will come across which will tell you how to speed up a business specifically your coaching business.

This is the only place where you can get that information if you are a coach.

If you are anything like me, you hate the technological side of your coaching business. Why the hell do you have to learn how to do JavaScript when all you really want to do is to touch as many lives as possible and inspire them.

If you are anything like me, you HATE clients who devalue you and constantly try to haggle with you and get a discount on your services. Worse yet, they dont see the true value in what you are offering and try to get your services for free. These are the worst kind of clients because they dont see the value in what you are offering.

What if I were to tell you that in this webinar you will learn how to get clients who will pay you what you are worth and truly value what you have to offer? And more than that, you will be getting a steady flow of these clients on autopilot?

What if I were to tell you that instead of tearing your hair out over learning all the little things in your coaching business, you can simply implement the various templates which can create YOUR empowerment coaching business FOR YOU on autopilot so that you can live the lifestyle that you deserve?

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COPE | Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment

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1. The COPE Program for Depressed and Anxious Teens

12 to 18 years of age, is a 7-session manualized cognitive-behavioral skills building intervention program that can be delivered in primary care, school-based clinics and mental health settings in brief 25-30 minute sessions or in more traditional 50 minute class sessions. It is based on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold standard treatment for depression, anxiety and a number of other mental health disorders, and formatted in a manner that can be delivered by a variety of health providers and teachers after a four hour training workshop. Four studies have demonstrated the positive effects of this program in reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as improving self-concept when delivered to adolescents in individual and group format. An 8 to 11-year old COPE program also is available along with a college student/young adult program.

The COPE TEEN Program is a manualized 15-session cognitive-behavioral skills building (CBSB) healthy lifestyle intervention program for 12 to 18 year old adolescents, designed to be integrated into a students health course or taught in group and individual sessions in primary care or specialty care settings. Since many teens who are overweight also have low self-esteem as well as heightened depressive and anxiety symptoms, a key innovation in the COPE TEEN program is the CBSB, which teaches teens that how they think directly impacts how they feel and how they behave. The 15-session program also incorporates education and skills building on healthy nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, coping with stress, problem-solving, and goal setting.

12 to 18 years of age, is a 7-session manualized cognitive-behavioral skills building intervention program that can be delivered in primary care, school-based clinics and mental health settings in brief 25-30 minute sessions or in more traditional 50 minute class sessions. It is based on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold standard treatment for depression, anxiety and a number of other mental health disorders, and formatted in a manner that can be delivered by a variety of health providers and teachers after a four hour training workshop. Four studies have demonstrated the positive effects of this program in reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as improving self-concept when delivered to adolescents in individual and group format. An 8 to 11-year old COPE program also is available along with a college student/young adult program.

The COPE Programs teach children, teenagers and young adults that how they think is directly related to how they feel and how they behave.

The program also teaches children and teens about healthy lifestyle choices/behaviors and reinforces that everyone has stress that has to be dealt with.

The program also takes critical components from cognitive-behavioral therapy and formats them in an easy to administer cognitive-behavior skills building program that can be delivered by a variety of healthcare and educational professionals, including teachers, nurses, counselors and social workers, after a day of training.

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Do you ever feel that you have no control over your life and work? Perhaps you feel dominated by your colleagues, or overwhelmed by the demands of your job. Or is your time outside the workplace spent tending to other people's needs at the expense of your own?

This sense of powerlessness can be immensely frustrating. But, no matter what personal challenges you face, you can always make choices that give you back control. Understanding this is the essence of self-empowerment.

In this article, we examine personal empowerment in more detail, and explore the tools and techniques that you can use to achieve it.

Personal empowerment is about taking control of your own life, and making positive decisions based on what you want.

It's closely linked to attributes like self-esteem and self-confidence , but true empowerment comes when you convert intention into action.

Personal empowerment means giving yourself permission to succeed. But it doesn't mean "going it alone." Chances are, you'll need the input, support and guidance of others to achieve your objectives.

And, in many cases, you'll need their permission, too, in the form of trust, resources, time, or autonomy, for example.

Bear in mind that "empowerment" is not the same as "entitlement." People who feel entitled tend to believe that benefits and privileges should come to them automatically, while empowered people achieve success through hard work, reflection and cooperation.

We all experience self-empowerment in different ways, depending on our personalities and our circumstances. Let's look at an example:

Nancy and Geraint work in a store as sales clerks. They've worked there for several years but neither has sought a promotion, even though they both have the skills and knowledge to move up the ranks.

Do they feel empowered?

In Nancy's case, the answer is actually "yes." Nancy likes her job as it is. She's been offered a more senior role, but she made a conscious decision to turn it down, because she didn't want the extra responsibility. However, she feels confident enough to apply again later if things change.

Geraint, on the other hand, is frustrated. He wants the salary and job satisfaction that come with promotion, but he's convinced that he would be rejected if he applied for a management position.

Geraint feels powerless to change his situation, so he doesn't try. It's a vicious circle: the lack of an opportunity to prove himself has reduced his motivation and sense of empowerment. As a result, his performance suffers, and he's overlooked by the people who could give him the promotion that he wants.

It can be difficult to see the way out of a situation like Geraint's. You desperately want to feel stronger, and to make a bigger impact, but how do you do it?

Consider this four-step process for self-empowerment:

When you feel that you lack power, your confidence and self-esteem can take a knock, too. Developing your self-awareness can help you to understand why you feel this way, and to take charge of your emotions and actions.

Start by considering your locus of control the extent to which you believe that you are the master of your own destiny, or that your outcomes are determined by external forces, people or events. Understanding this distinction can enable you to take responsibility for your own empowerment, and to adopt a mindset that fosters learning and growth.

Then, analyze your strengths and weaknesses . Listing all of the things that you're good at and that you could be great at can be hugely empowering in itself. Building on those strengths, and knowing how to deal with your limitations, can give you an even bigger boost.

Understanding yourself better is a core aspect of emotional intelligence (EI), a key skill in the workplace. Developing your EI allows you to see how your emotions and behavior affect the people around you. This will likely make it easier for you to get others "on board" to help you to achieve your goals.

Seeking help from a coach , qualified counselor or mentor can be a great way to begin your journey toward greater self-awareness and personal empowerment.

Pinpoint the areas of your life where you feel unhappy, or where you feel at the mercy of an individual, an organization, or a set of circumstances. If you're not sure where to start, our interactive Wheel of Life tool can help you to identify these areas.

Ask yourself whether you really do lack power in these situations. (Our article, Working With the Control Influence Accept Model , can be useful here.) Be honest. Are you being too modest about your abilities or achievements? Or, could you be afraid of success ?

Focus on the areas that mean the most to you, and which correspond with your personal values . At work, for example, you might want to take on more responsibility, to increase your expertise , or to ask for a change in your work schedule.

Frame these target areas as SMART goals . In particular, focus on making them achievable. Research suggests that your sense of personal empowerment increases when you track the positive effects of the changes that you make. So, set realistic goals and create an Action Plan for reaching them.

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To feel empowered, you may depend on another person often your boss to confer power upon you. But it's no use sitting back and waiting to be promoted, or to be put in charge of an exciting new project. You need to earn that power.

To do this, you may need to learn new skills, or to refresh your existing ones.

Revisit your SMART goals and think about the skills or knowledge that you need. These could be personal qualities, such as tact or initiative; "soft skills," such as communication and conflict resolution; technical skills, like learning a new computer program; or a combination of all three.

To avoid becoming overwhelmed, start small, and work your way up to bigger steps. For example, you could speak up more often in meetings, volunteer for extra work in the field that interests you, or attend a training course.

You can measure the success of your personal empowerment process by the impact that it has on your life.

If your actions have moved you closer toward your goals, you have already succeeded in empowering yourself, and hopefully you will feel more empowered, too.

If that's not the case, you may still have work to do and that's normal. Personal empowerment rarely happens overnight. Once you've taken your first steps, ask for feedback from your co-workers, your mentor, or friends and family to help you to identify what you could do next.

Persistence and resilience are empowering in themselves, and gradually, as you learn from experience and refine your approach, your sense of personal power will grow.

The following techniques and exercises can help to support you during the self-empowerment process. Find the ones that suit you, and practice them regularly!

Personal empowerment is the sense that you are in control of your life. It enables you to make positive decisions, and to take action that will bring you closer to achieving your goals and ambitions.

To become more self-empowered, use this four-step process:

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Self-empowerment means that you take charge of your own life. This involves recognizing that within each of us is the ability to live from our natural being state. Another way to put it is to say that a self-empowered individual does not let go of the power as the expert of self. The main characteristic of self-empowerment is peace. This sounds so obvious, yet most of us dont achieve inner peace. To explore this concept further, lets look at it this way could you be self-empowered if you had the knowledge and tools necessary for the task? Find out how many people are transforming their life from dull and stressful to happy and stress-free.

Be Aware

Awareness involves recognizing your environment, yourself, and your power. To fully be aware, you must acknowledge that you can disengage from stressful things. Awareness is about defining why you disempower self from environment in the first place. Be aware of the power you possess inside to take back your life as your own.

Let Go of the Past

To achieve inner peace, you must live in the present moment or the now. Holding grudges leaves you laced with inner anger that interferes with this peace. When you judge, criticize, or regret, there is an inner self laced with guilt. That person will experience depression and anxiety related to the past. Let the past go and recognize it for what it is over. Forgiveness is part of the achievement of inner peace, a valuable part.

Develop a New Mindset

When you have willingness to expand and grow as a human being, you cultivate a new mindset. Think about your current dominant thoughts, habits, and beliefs. Are they serving you in a positive manner or negative one? Cultivate a new mindset so you can acknowledge that you have control of your mind, not the other way around.

Dont Worry About the Future

There is a fine line between the future and self-empowerment. Accept the truth regarding what the future holds for you. Surrender to what is going to be yours and what you have right in front of you. Accept each challenge regarding tomorrow as an empowering event, one you can constructively utilize in your journey toward inner peace.

Trust Others and Yourself

Trust is the quality that propels you forward toward being a better decision maker. Make your choices and stick with them. Trust your own judgment and ability to decide. Having trust involves having faith in the self-empowerment process, as well as in the process of life. Trusting others allows you to let go of worry, doubt, and dread.

Recognized What You Got

To see who you are, you must see what you got. Recognition is about the what, who, when, and where you give your power. Once you recognized your own abilities in this disempowering process, you can achieve self-empowerment. Identify and embrace the gifts and talents you possess. Dont wait on the world to acknowledge these attributes; you may be in for a wait.

Relax

Take time out from your daily life to relax. Meditation is an excellent way to free your body of stress. Take a few minutes each day to seek out and enjoy silence. Because meditation boosts serotonin (the brain chemical associated with mood), your attitude improves and your nights are more restful. Furthermore, meditation decreases the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Be Responsible

To be more empowered, you must know exactly what you are responsible for in your life. Knowing this allows you to be guilt-free from life circumstances. Take responsibility for you and your life to be empowered and independent.

Share Your Greatness

Now that you know you are on your way to self-empowerment or empowered, share what you know with others. Allow people to see how great youve become because of your new found independence and peace.

Be Truthful

When you lie, you feel guilty. Guilt leads to shame. Shame leads to feelings of worthlessness. Honesty is really the best policy when it comes to self-empowerment. Dont treat yourself any differently than you treat others. Be truthful with yourself.

Learn about the limitless benefits of meditation, & how precisely designed brainwave technology (EquiSync) helps enable a deep, super-pleasurable, extremely beneficial state of meditation quickly, safely, & easily. Upgrade your life.

Whole Brain Synchronization

Meditation works to balance your left & right brain hemispheres, resulting in what doctors call "whole brain synchronization". In turn, you tap into a host of amazing benefits: more creativity, faster learning, better emotional health, & more. Upgrade everything. See charts.

Build 10 Key Brain Regions

Deep meditation upgrades 10 key brain regions. The result? So many benefits: great sleep, more happiness, deeper learning, better memory, higher IQ & EQ, less stress, more success, just to name a few. Change your brain, change your life.

With monumental health implications, meditation has been proven to naturally boost many of your body's chemicals: DHEA, GABA, Endorphins, Serotonin, Melatonin, & Growth Hormone, while lowering Cortisol. The benefits are staggering.

The power of your subconscious & unconscious mind are incredible. Here, we show you the vast benefits waiting under the surface, and how meditation is the best way to dive in, explore, and harness your deep mind. See detailed chart.

When it comes to what the human body "can" and "can't" do, a revolution is well underway. From extending life, to conquering "unconquerable" diseases, to rewriting genetic code, meditation's latest scientific findings are incredible. Become superhuman.

Why is meditation such a powerful anxiety reliever? From building neurotransmitters, to quieting mind chatter, to cooling the amygdala, this highly in-depth article discusses why anxiety is no match against meditation.

Known as the worlds happiest people, scientists love studying meditators' magnificent brains. From transforming psychology, to fully rewiring thought, to massively upgrading physiology, here we discuss why meditation dominates depression.

Even if you get the recommended eight hours each night, you may not be sleeping deeply enough to fully recharge your battery. Here, we discuss why so many of us have insomnia, and why meditation is the best solution to sleeping like a log.

Why dont meditators have addictions? From urge surfing, to masterfully dealing with stress, to uprooting deep seated emotions, to giving us a natural high, to unplugging naturally, here we discuss why meditation eradicates addiction.

Understand the degree to which meditation dramatically upgrades your body's stress response, effectively making you immune to anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. What is the secret to reaching deep, highly beneficial meditation? EquiSync.

Through a process called "Neurogenesis," doctors have discovered that our brain's "neuron count" is not set for life. Meditations well-proven ability to generate a "neuron fortune" has massive implications & big benefits.

Brain Power, Memory, & Focus

Did you know that your brain power, intelligence, memory, & focus can be dramatically upgraded, no matter who you are? Here, we discuss why scientists keep studying the marvelous meditating brain, and how you too can tap these awesome benefits.

Learn how precisely designed brainwave technology (EquiSync) helps enable a deep, super-pleasurable, extremely beneficial state of meditation quickly, safely, & easily. Charts included. Upgrade your life.

How can meditation transform your life? With links to detailed articles, here we have compiled more than 141 benefits of meditation. No stone left unturned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about EquiSync's brainwave powered meditation system through our users most frequently asked questions (FAQ). Very helpful.

Happy EquiSync users send us their testimonials every day, we have posted a small sample here. Just the tip of the iceberg!

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"Every now and then I come across someone who I recognise has something special and Caroline Labour is such a person. Caroline is passionate about helping others to tap into their highest potential and she would love to help you achieve your goals. Take the time to find out what she can do for you because I guarantee you, she can help you."

"I have known Caroline Labour for over a decade now. During this time I have seen her pursue excellence in a number of areas and seen her gain continual education in self-development which she now offers to clients. With determination and persistence she has challenged herself scholastically, in corporate and on an entrepreneurial level. Each time elevating herself in her pursuit of her dreams. Through her diversity of skills and talents she not only offers transformational but also strategic coaching which is a definite bonus and rarely offered by other coaches. I love Carolines well measured and intelligent conversations that encourages you to tap into your own uniqueness. Caroline guides you on your own journey that will empower you to solve your own challenges, to achieve personal and professional fulfilment. The Thinking Into Results program with Caroline Labour was an enriching experience that gave me many aha moments which lead to major breakthroughs. Carolines guidance was invaluable in the development and success of my website http://www.ontofood.com."

"After starting the Life Coaching with Caroline Labour program in 2016, I made several leaps and I thank you for making me push myself to do so. I developed the confidence to get up in front of 125 people and deliver a presentation on Employee Ambassadors in Social Media. I would not have been able to do so if it hadnt been for you so much gratitude to you Caroline."

"When you get to where you want to be by making very subtle changes that you didnt even think you were making at the time, thats the gift of coaching with Caroline.For me it was about addressing confidence. Through minor changes in thought processes and better understanding of mistakes of the past, a different light was shed on my approach to both professional and personal goals.Having achieved what I set out on both sets of goals thus far, Ive moved onto the next challenge. Im certainly more comfortable in my abilities to make that journey great. Thank you Caroline!"

"My husband and I started our first coaching session with Caroline from Personal Empowerment Academy 2 years ago. Through the program we were able to go from understanding our personal paradigms and learning to let go of these to dream big, set goals and devise concrete steps to achieve them. Today we are in a house in an area that we would never have thought possible without being equipped with the skills to make it all happen. Positive quotes, keeping a journal and Carolines support along the journey have made the dream a reality. The process is ongoing with the next dream coming to fruition using the same processes. Its a system that really works if you commit to it believing that it is possible!"

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Personal Empowerment: The Basics

Personal Empowerment is something that all of us chase, at least to some degree and to some extent. And yet, many people fail to understand what the concept really means. Many people chase personal empowerment from the outside. They read books, they attend classes, and they seek out people who make them feel better about themselves.

All of these activities are certainly positive and worthwhilebut maybe its time to start looking at what personal empowerment really means.

To truly find empowerment, you need to develop it within yourself. This, unfortunately, isnt achieved in a monumental, profound moment of enlightenment or a miraculous healing eventbut rather, is something that we live and demonstrate on a day-to-day basis. Its a process that takes time, dedication, hard work, and devotion.

The biggest challenge that we all face, when it comes to finding our own sense of empowerment and self-worth, is that were usually habitual in our self-judgement and self-criticism. We reject ourselves out of habit, not because we have real, rational reasons to do so.

Please dont misunderstandself-doubt and self-criticism arent always so easily explained. Sometimes, these issues are very deep-seated and complicated. But in the words of the famous Sean Covey, we become what we repeatedly do.

If you make an effort to live an empowered life, and wake up every morning with a sense of intentionality and dedication concerning this goal, then youll find yourself much more likely to be successful.

The hard, cold truth is that self-empowerment really needs to be self-taughtand we can only teach it to ourselves by becoming what we wish to be. This means that you need to visualize the you that you wish to be one dayand then create that person with your words and actions.

This doesnt mean that you pretend to be something youre not. It means that you habitually correct one negative behavior at a time, until the process becomes automatic. And when this happens, youll realize that the change wasnt an act. It was real, genuine, and effective.

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The future of self-care is now with this comprehensive guide for self-regulation and self-health. You owe it to yourself to learn and use the powerful tools Eldon provides in this impressive book.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine

This new book by Eldon Taylor is truly a gripping read. Eldon brings his fascinating life experiences to bear in a genuinely inspiring and uplifting way. I think anyone with my professional interest will find this book very helpful.

Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life

For more than three decades, as I studied the brain, unbeknownst to me, Eldon Taylor thoroughly studied the mind. Fortunately, I have had the privilege to meet Eldon and to read his wonderful books. In Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology, he explains the power of the mind/brain/matter connection and how we can fashion a few incredible tools for self-improvement. Every seekers bookshelf should have this book!

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Dont wait another day to achieve your dreams and goals! Eldon Taylors guide for self-hypnosis and subliminal messages will show you how to liberate the creative power of your mind to realize success, self-improvement, health, happiness, and well-being. Create your own program with Eldons proven tools for easy use at home, on the road, anywhere!

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Emma Bragdon, Ph.D., author of Resources for Extraordinary Healing

While pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud is said to have chiefly concerned himself with the negative and destructive habits of the subliminal selfthe rats and beetles in the cellarage, as Aldous Huxley referred to it Frederic W. H. Myers, another pioneer of the subliminal, was more focused on the hidden or buried treasures ignored by Freud. Eldon Taylor continues in the tradition of Myers, searching below the threshold of consciousness for meaningful processes and powers that enrich our lives and give purpose to them.

Michael Tymn, author of The Afterlife Revealed

Eldon Taylors penetrating approach to hypnosis and the mind skips the nonsense and gets to the bottom line of making your life better, right now. If you know what you want, feel ready for change, or sense there is a repeating cycle in the works, this is the workbook that can change your life.

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Here at Vantage Point, we do what we can to focus on whats most important here: your treatment. But despite the hard work we put into teaching our patients how to thrive in their circumstances and make the best of their diagnosis, the big lesson we repeat over again is that, ultimately, its on you to improve its on you to get better.

Thats why personal empowerment is a significant part of our treatment philosophy here at Vantage Point. Were big proponents of utilizing empowerment to fight back against the symptoms of mental disease.

Studies on empowerment as a treatment option for mental health cases call it an emerging technology in the late 80s, and since then its become well-understood that the relationship between self-esteem and issues like anxiety and depression some of the most common mental health diagnoses here in the United States is a very powerful and closely-knit relationship.

As we stated earlier, the erosion of self and the erosion of a mental health condition are related and empowerment can be the tool necessary to stave off the negativity that can, in certain cases, turn a case of bad mood into an actual clinical depression.

Not everyone needs empowerment to prevent a mental illness, but in cases where individuals are more susceptible to symptoms and diagnoses, like acute clinical depression or panic attacks, seeking out methods of empowerment to reduce the impact of negative events on your psyche is a valid option.

Empowerment isnt just about making you feel more comfortable and secure in who you are. Its about opening your eyes to the breadth of choice you have in life and the fact that you have the power, the capacity and the means to choose and act how you please to choose and act in your own best self-interest, despite the consequences of your mental illness. Empowerment is getting to that point where you can actively say no to the debilitation that a condition like schizophrenia or depression or trauma places on you, and continue to say no. Its not just a moment in time or a goal, but rather, an important step in a continuous journey towards living with, and overcoming the effects of your own diagnosis.

Personal empowerment can come from many places, and we dont put too much of an effort on trying to define those places. Thats not on us. We arent here to come into your life and tell you what will make you feel better. You must find that out on your own: you must extend yourself, stretch outwards and discover both in the realms of what youre comfortable with and outside your comfort zone what makes you feel happy and empowered.Thats not an easy place to get to in the first place, and we understand that. That is why we at Vantage Point start things off slow, giving you the tools and support you need to begin that exploration into how to get better and empower yourself to eventually ignore your condition.

Here are a couple ways personal empowerment can be developed: through a hobby or activity, through social interaction, through physical exercise, through a rewarding job, through a place of importance and significance in a family, and through the love, commitment and support of those around you, affirming the fact that you are worth loving, and worth cherishing.

Through community, through support, through our therapy options, treatment plans, and aftercare resources, there is a myriad of ways we can help you individually get to that point where your condition and future lie in your very own hands in a way that doesnt make you feel scared or overwhelmed, but confident.

Mental illnesses are broad and cover a large variety of effects and symptoms. But by and large, being mentally ill is an erosion of who you identify as. Your personality is compromised, either by a behavioral disorder, or by a mood disorder, by depression or anxiety, or a life-controlling phobia.

Who you are becomes trapped, chained and held hostage by a mental condition that tries to redefine you with fear and uncertainty. At a certain point, you begin to doubt that youll ever get better. You doubt that theres a way out, that you can even find a way without the disease. You doubt that you deserve that way if there was one.There are many ways in which mental diseases are treated, not the least of which is through extensive therapy. But at the end of the day, that therapy is meant to help you realize in your own way, with your own words and logic that there is a way out, and you can take that way right then and there.

Through positive psychology, we at Vantage Point try to undo some of the uncertainty and damage that living with a serious mental condition can impose upon you. There are many sides to the pain of being mentally ill, not the least of which has to do with the stigma associated with most mental illnesses. But being empowered and secure in your ability to make your own choices, overpower the limitations of your disease, and ultimately live life in a way you want to live it, means being able to flat out oppose your disorder and weaken the very foundations on which it stands to affect your life.

Positive psychology is the study of enabling people to feel confident and secure in their role in life. That could mean giving people a sense of purpose, or self-fulfillment through their habits and behavior in a community. Mental illnesses are diseases of the mind, and just like how they erode your sense of self, you can erode the disease itself with time, commitment and help. Positivity is a huge part of that.

We should note that life doesnt automatically get better because you simply choose to be happy all the time. Being happy all the time isnt an ideal state or even a true state. Its a lie. And were not about lying or forced positivity. We here at Vantage Point want you to be honest with yourself but we also want to extend that honesty onto your perception of yourself and the world around you. In many cases, being mentally ill can automatically take us into negative places in our mind even in cases of mania. Negativity doesnt just become an aspect of life like it is for most it becomes life.

Through positive psychology, we try and help remind you that you have a place in life, and reason for living. Life has its ups and downs, but we ride the ups and weather the downs, and we do it all for ourselves and, more importantly, the people we love. By embracing all of life all of the ugly and the beautiful, and not just the darkness we can help you once again enjoy living, working, playing, and being who you are, whoever that might be.

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