Mind-body Retraining Seminar

Here is a fantastic opportunity to learn directly from Mel Abbott about how to kickstart your recovery!   

In previous intro seminars, some people made full recoveries and no longer needed to do the 3-day course.  Others experienced huge improvements, which made their time on the waiting list far more tolerable and added to their excitement and readiness for the 3-day course.

Here is one man’s story from a previous intro seminar:

“My body shut down from stress and exhaustion and I ended up in hospital for some time and then went on to have 9 months off work. I couldn’t walk to my letter box and now I’m doing 10km walks a day and losing weight and changing my outlook on life. I’m going back to work full time in Early January.

Through your recommendations from the 2-hour intro seminar, which both my wife and I use every day, and following the information in your emails, I have improved 98% and am a totally different person from the beginning of the year. I won’t need the 3-day course and would like you to take my name off the list and let someone else take my place. Both my wife and I would like to thank you for what you have achieved in getting me back to work and making me a better and happier person.

We are telling everyone about Empower Therapies and using me as an example of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it!”


The key principles that I cover are:

- A trauma, illness or injury can cause your body to get stuck in the stress response, which can lead to a wide range of chronic illnesses. Calming the stress response allows the body to heal.

- Your brain wires up according to how you use it. There are certain patterns that people with chronic illness can get stuck in which can further exacerbate illness. Learning to rewire your neural pathways allows the body to heal.

- Unresolved emotion can get trapped in the body and produce disease. Clearing these emotions can allow the body to heal.

Here are the statistics from a previous 2 hour intro seminar:

Here’s what is possible just a few days after an intro seminar…

Thank you for the workshop…it was definitely mind blowing.

As I left to walk home, I started up an internal dialogue with my amygdala.  I have also been focusing on balanced breathing and gratitude (I’m Christian, and I’m giving thanks to god for the things I observe in my day to day life.
I’m also utilising 321 when I’m travelling or awake in bed, and consciously STOP myself when I notice body scanning.
The very next day at work, I was able to observe my knees were not painful when I got up to go to the toilet and I was walking more freely.  I have had minimal painkillers over the week as well.
I look forward to further improvements in my amazing  body.
Thank you

Bookings are essential.

Tickets are $180 (or $325 for a double ticket) but if you then go on to do the three-day course, you will get a $100 discount off that course. This means that you either get well for $180 or this seminar has only cost you $80!

I might hold intro seminars in Auckland and Wellington in the first half of 2018.
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Previous Seminars

You can view snippets of my recent seminar at the NZ Association of NLP Conference, as well as view my BBC Interview and my Good Health after CFS seminar. If you would like to be notified of dates for future seminars, please join my quarterly mailing list. This contains the latest inspiring stories from clients, new techniques for you to practise and news of when I am holding further seminars, workshops or national tours.

NZ NLP Conference – The Body as a Signpost of Emotion

Radio New Zealand Interview – August 2016

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 GP Conference Presentation

I was very excited to present at the national GP Conference in Rotorua this 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!

Good Health After Chronic Fatigue

Mel Abbott BBC Interview

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