Your Mind is Your Most Powerful Tool.

You Just Need to Know How to Use It.


Mel Abbott Throughout Western Society, there is a general belief that resolving life’s issues will be a long, slow and painful task.

But does it need to be?

My own recovery from 11 years of chronic fatigue syndrome (on an invalids benefit) took place in just over a week, once I had the right tools. I now love helping other people to make remarkable recoveries of their own.

My website is full of information and movies to help inspire you about the possibilities of being happy and well and give you some insights into how that might be achieved.

There have been significant changes at Empower Therapies because I left The Lightning Process register at the end of July 2017 and launched a fantastic new course in mid-October called ‘The Switch’. Find out more about ‘The Switch’…

Radio New Zealand Interview – August 2016

Dr John Dunbar, Orthopaedic Surgeon in Dunedin, has been a huge supporter of my mind-based interventions for chronic pain and we have recently co-led a seminar and were both interviewed on Radio New Zealand about mind and emotions affect chronic pain (and other chronic illnesses). You can listen to our interview here:


New Zealand Medical Association interview

I was very excited to present at the national GP Conferences this year and last year! I spoke about mind-body interaction and how stress causes so many of the illnesses that GPs will see. I gave them lots of tips on changes they can make in their own practice to help patients gain more sense of control over their own well-being. I was also invited to do this interview to help spread the word further!


Breakfast Show interviews

It’s been wonderful to have so much interest and support from The Breakfast Show, who have now interviewed me twice.  Here is my first interview.

Comments about Mel Abbott as a trainer

Here are some of the comments that my clients have made about me as a trainer:

“Such enthusiasm! I have to admit that a couple of times in the early days at home I was struggling to make some things work, but the thought of telling Mel that I couldn’t do it spurred me onto greater effort – hehe. Thanks Mel. I feel great now!”

“I think Mel was an excellent trainer, a balance of empathy and drive to make me get on and do the work.”

“Very efficient and no nonsense – totally knows her stuff and didn’t let us get stuck in problems.”

“Mel’s been through it, she knows how it feels. She knows people and how to get results.”

Be inspired by what is possible!

If you’ve been ill for a long time, you may not even remember what it was like to be healthy. At Empower Therapies, I hold reunions for my clients to enjoy being healthy and meet like-minded people. In this movie, a group of us had a great day in the Waitakere Ranges including a 3 hour bush walk (up and down hill), boogie boarding and a picnic. After a full day out, we all still had energy for our Saturday night engagements. Watch this movie and be inspired by what is possible!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Warm Regards
Mel Abbott
Therapist at Empower Therapies

Certified NLP Master Practitioner
BSc (Psych), Dip.Clin.Hyp NLP Coach, CMP NLP, MNZANLP