About Dr. Matthew B. James
BYLINE: Matthew B. James, MA, Ph.D., is President of The Empowerment Partnership, where he serves as a master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a practical behavioral technology for helping people achieve their desired results in life. Dr. Matt has also immersed himself in Huna, the ancient practices of the Hawaiian islands of forgiveness and meditation for mental health and well-being, and he carries on the lineage of one of the last practicing kahuna. In his most recent book, Find Your Purpose, Master Your Path, Dr. Matt melds the ancient wisdom of Huna with modern psychology to assist us in leading conscious, purpose-driven lives. He contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs. For more information and to receive his NLP Fast-Track Video eCourse for free, visit www.NLP.com
BROADCAST BIO: Dr. Matthew B. James, international trainer, lecturer, and educator, began studying spiritual disciplines at age 5 and trained in contemporary therapeutic techniques in his teens. As President of The Empowerment Partnership, he serves as a master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a practical behavioral technology for helping people achieve their desired results in life. He has been chosen to carry on a lineage ofHuna, the ancient Hawaiian science of consciousness, energy healing, mental health, and well-being. In his most recent book, Find Your Purpose, Master Your Path, Dr. Matt melds the ancient wisdom of Huna with modern psychology to assist us in leading conscious, purpose-driven lives. He contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs, and is dedicated to creating lasting personal transformation by training people to access and use their intrinsic personal power. To learn more about Dr. Matt and to receive his NLP Fast-Track Video eCourse for free, visit www.NLP.com. Welcome, Dr. Matt.
FULL BIO: Matthew B. James, MA, Ph.D., is President of The Empowerment Partnership, where he serves as a master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a practical behavioral technology for helping people achieve their desired results in life. Dr. Matt delivers seminars and cultural trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Due to his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), indigenous cultures, and his research on forgiveness, Dr. Matt is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs. He is also often quoted in magazines, newspapers, and has been featured on Fox News, CNN Headline News, and many other TV and radio shows around the world.
As an international speaker and educator, Dr. Matt embodies the principles he teaches. Dr. Matt has been chosen to carry on a lineage of Huna, the ancient Hawaiian science of consciousness, energy healing, and mental health and well-being. In his first book, The Foundation of Huna: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, Dr. Matt details the forgiveness and meditation techniques used in Hawaii for hundreds of years. These traditions span 28 generations and have been presented to the United Nations to further peace amongst diverse countries and cultures.
In his book, Find Your Purpose, Master Your Path, Dr. Matt melds the ancient wisdom of Huna with modern psychology to assist us in leading conscious, purpose-driven lives. He is dedicated to creating lasting personal transformation by training people to access and use their intrinsic personal power. In his trainings and lectures, Dr. Matt focuses on building rapport and trust in communication, and overcoming trauma and emotional barriers to reduce stress and enhance quality of life. He also works with leadership models to promote healthy, growth-affirming families, organizations, and communities.
Dr. Matt's degrees include an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph.D. in Health (Integrative) Psychology from Walden University. He completed his residency at Indiana University and wrote his dissertation on "Ho'oponopono: Assessing the Effects of a Traditional Hawaiian Forgiveness Technique on Unforgiveness." This dissertation is available in print, or online through UMI or ProQuest. For more information and to receive his NLP Fast-Track Video eCourse for free, visit www.NLP.com
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From early childhood, Dr. Matthew B. James has trained in many disciplines, both esoteric and contemporary. But he is most passionate about teaching and living the path of Huna, the ancient science of consciousness and energy healing of the Hawaiian Islands.
One of the original names for Huna was Ho'omana, which can be translated as empowerment.
"And empowerment is what we are most lacking," says Dr. James. "We have given away our intrinsic power to governments, systems, religions, cultures. For thousands of years, Huna has taught the path back to our empowerment."
Huna is not a religion but an ancient science that dovetails perfectly with today's quantum physics. It is an ancient psychological system that kept the Hawaiian people free of mental disorder for thousands of years – until it was banned from the Islands.Huna has resurfaced in the last fifty years, and Dr. James's Huna instruction has attracted thousands of students, everyone from healthcare professionals to elite athletes to trainers in human potential.
"Basically, Huna says 'whatever you think you are, you are more than that.' Our work is to understand who we really are, then demonstrate that balance and power in our lives."
Facts about Huna:
Huna is the ancient indigenous science of consciousness and energy healing in Hawaii. Prior to the nineteenth century, the basic precepts of Huna were woven into the fabric of the Hawaiian culture, creating a society with virtually no disease or psychological disorder.
The foundation of Huna is comprised of four precepts:
The Law of Cause and Effect
Perception is Projection
Mind/Body as a Neuro-Transmitter
Individual Responsibility for Change
There are specific lineages of Huna that emphasize different aspects of the teachings. Dr. James and his family have been entrusted to carry on the Kuauhaoali'i lineage and the lineage of the Bray family. These lineages emphasize energy work and mental and physical well-being. Dr. James was also a long time student of "Uncle" George Na'ope (who was named by the State of Hawaii as a Golden Living Treasure) and continues now to study with Etua Lopes.
Huna is an ancient science of consciousness and energy healing. Students of Huna come from all backgrounds, various religions, and spiritual disciplines.
Huna actually means "The Secret" or the hidden teachings. Originally called Ho'omana(life force or empowerment), the system became known as Huna early in the twentieth century through the mistranslation of a curious newcomer to the islands.
For more information about Huna, visit www.Huna.com.
Huna Book Testimonials
Praise for The Foundation of Huna: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Matthew B. James, Ph.D., is President of The Empowerment Partnership. His book, The Foundation of Huna: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, details forgiveness and meditation techniques used in Hawaii for hundreds of years. To reach Dr. James, please e-mail him at info@Huna.com.
"You want forgiveness in your relationships? Get Huna. This book teaches you direct from 28 generations of Kahunas." Arielle Ford, best-selling author of The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction
"Dr. James shares a powerful account of ancient Hawaiian wisdom, in such an eloquent yet easy to understand way, offering instant application to modern-day life." Elisabeth Fayt is one of the featured speakers in the movie The Opus (sequel to The Secret) and is an international speaker, owner of a successful Canadian chain of wellness spas (RnR Wellness), and is the bestselling author of the book Paving it Forward.
"This book teaches you how to be thankful, the ancient Hawaiian Huna way. Read it and give thanks!" Sue Lundquist, Radio host of http://www.IMThankful.com, as heard on Sandusky Radio and distributed on CBS Radio network
"People are sometimes surprised by how their sub-conscious can sabotage their goals. This book outlines how the ancient Hawaiians got in touch with their inner wisdom through Huna, so the self-saboteur can become aware (and then less busy at busting up life)." Darby Davis, Editor of Awareness Magazine
"Dr. James has a clear understanding of how ancient Hawaiian Huna applies to our own health, career and family life today. If you want to dance through your life with laughter and happiness, learn Huna." Devra Jacobs, Editor of Kinetics Magazine
"I specialize in break-ups. Dr. James's expertise on forgiveness is especially helpful for couples or partners who are going through any kind of transition like that. In this book, he explains how forgiveness was used in ancient Hawaiian times and its techniques are so relevant today." Michele Germain, LCSW, LMFT, CBT is an expert on relationships and recovery from breakups who specializes in the mind-body-spirit connection, and is the author of The Jill Principle: A Woman's Guide to Healing Your Spirit After Divorce or Breakup.
"This book is eloquent in its approach and elegant in its simplicity. Anyone can apply these timeless techniques to transform their relationships or any other area of life." Lisa Hayes, Author of Escape from Relationship Hell and the Host of The Relationship RXShow
"I'm committed to families working and one thing we learn from this account of the Hawaiian Huna lineage is how to forgive family members and have life work; amazing that an ancient system would be so applicable to modern-day family life." Judge Eugene M. Hyman is recognized as an international expert in preventing juvenile, family and domestic violence.
"The power of Huna rests in the unseen, inner world. Mathew brings this world to vivid life. His deep love of his own Huna lineage allows you to touch both the deeper meaning and the practical uses of this profound Hawaiian tradition." Elese Coit, Radio host of A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything on Contact Talk Radio. (www.elesecoit.com)
"Dr. James has the rare ability to take you inside the secrets of Hawaiian Huna and his unique lineage. From these ancient teachings you'll learn how to ease your mind and learn to forgive, an essential element to having your brain [and life] work at its peak level." Don Goewey, stress elimination expert and best-selling author of Mystic Cool: A Proven Approach to Transcend Stress, Achieve Optimal Brain Function and Maximize Your Creative Intelligence
"My motto: Where there is mastery, there is no mystery. I'm a de-mystifier and what Dr. James has done in this foundation book is de-mystify Hawaiian Huna. All can learn from it." Chavah Aima is an ordained minister, an expert on healthy lifestyles, raw foods, creator of Alchemical Yoga® and the author of Living Light: The 21-Day Alchemical Regeneration Plan.
"Dr. Matthew James brings the wisdom of the Huna through from 28 generations, exploring his own lineage and drawing from his experience to help others bring joy and passion to the life experience. His radiant vision is truly the link between the ancient ways of the Hawaiian elders and the seekers of our own generations." Renowned author and metaphysician, Patricia Cori is a celebrated spiritual leader, a dedicated guide to the sacred sites of the Earth, and author of the Sirian Revelations.
This is what people are saying about Dr. Matthew B. James' workshops and Huna:
"As a person diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of childhood sexual trauma, I am amazed to report that this seminar has blown apart all prior conceptions of negativity and has helped to recreate my beautiful self." Jenny Solar
"I can honestly say that Huna has been undeniably life giving. It has provided a template for living my life to the fullest and with full, authentic expression. It has made sense of everything that I have undertaken in life and in business. It has added incontestably to the clarity of my thinking and has become the platform for a spirited life upon which I choose to stand. As a Canadian citizen, when I wanted to expand my retail business into the United States from Canada, I was able to manifest that only 13 months from the moment that I took action on it. There is no question that I am the person I am today because of my enduring connection to Huna as a way of being in the world. I am so thankful for this." Sheila Wallace
"This program has made such a far-reaching, deep impact on my life and understanding of my power over my world that my thanks wouldn't begin to describe the gratitude I have." Daniel Dagris
"My very first Huna was a big challenge for me, the reasons being that I had many anger issues, unhappy with my physical body, unsure where my career was going, and just not taking responsibility for what was happening to me.
"Regarding my health issues, I have lost 40 lbs. by applying the emotional clearing techniques I have learned at Huna. I now have more energy and feel better than ever! In respect to my career, I was confused, and Huna assisted me in discovering that I enjoy offering the healing benefits of massage therapy and spa services to people. I am now creating a beautiful new 11,000 sq. ft. spa that will open May 2008. Anybody can have anything they want in life; it is just a matter of learning how to get it." Susan Black
"It has assisted me in being the happiest that I can be every single day. It is very easy to stay calm and peaceful through what used to be very stressful situations. Connecting to Huna has been like really 'coming home.' My Huna friends are ones that really accept me for who I am and really support me in where I want to go. Huna has taught me ways to improve myself so that I truly feel that I can make a difference in this lifetime." Karen Moriuchi
"The trainer was very inspiring. I've learned more about succeeding in life during this one seminar than I've learned in 4 years of college." Samuel Garcia Jr.
"Since taking the Huna trainings, my dreams have become reality, both personally and professionally. Huna has enabled me to enhance and develop my intuition and psychic abilities, not only in a practical sense but also in my understanding of them." Stella James
"Once I was introduced to Huna, I felt that I had come home. I found the piece that had been missing from all of the other disciplines that I had studied over the course of 30 years.
"The most profound impact that Huna has had in my life has been the use of the process of Ho'oponopono, the Hawaiian forgiveness technique. For example, before learning Ho'oponopono, I had been estranged from my mother for decades, only communicating when family members were ill or when I had a major life transition such as divorce or marriage. After practicing ho'oponopono, I have been able to reconcile with my mother. We are at peace with each other and are fully able to express our love for each other.
"Ho'oponopono has helped me reshape every single relationship I have in my life. Without this process, my life would not be as full and rich as it is today." Valerie Galey