Register Now for this Special 3-Day Event

Empowering Your Life® Seminar: March 1 - 3, 2019

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview
500 Bayview Circle
Newport Beach, CA 92660
*Must be 18 years of age to attend.

Empowering Your Life® is a newly updated 3-day seminar
by Dr. Matt James and Tris Thorp with The Empowerment Partnership.

It's time to do the things you've always wanted to do. Life's too short for regrets. What would you be doing with your life if you knew you couldn’t fail? The Empowering Your Life® weekend enables you to:

・Get in touch with – and better manage your emotions
・Overcome baggage by letting go of negative emotions and limiting beliefs
・Learn what is important to you by revealing your deepest values
・Creating an action plan for achieving your goals
・Empower your life!

The Empowering Your Life® weekend is about taking back control over your life. It helps you get in touch with your hidden talents and desires, and then guides you to the solutions you need to create a bright, compelling future.

What is Empowering Your Life® and what is it based on?

Empowering Your Life® is an inspiring 3-day event where you will learn how to resolve the past, let go of your baggage, get to know what’s truly most important to you and set your goal to getting there.

How would you like to have the ability to stay calm and grounded in the face of adversity – and to do so while maintaining a high level of integrity, grace and ease?

You will learn a process for getting in touch with your emotions – positive and negative – and be taught how to manage your emotional states during life’s difficult times.

All our lives we’ve been taught to bury our discomfort. We are going to teach you how to dig it up, process it and get rid of all the junk that doesn’t serve you in moving powerfully forward.

These are important skills to develop because you are going to be unloading your baggage here - AND - knowing how to navigate your mind and emotions when life is throwing you lemons will prevent you from creating NEW baggage as you move forward.

You will gain an understanding of the process by which unresolved negative emotions become limiting beliefs, how our beliefs turn into our stories, and how our stories bind us to the past. Mental and emotional baggage prohibits us from being, doing and having the things we truly desire in life.

We will guide you through Mental and Emotional Release® (MER®) to help you let go of your baggage, and then we’ll wrap that up with teaching you an ancient forgiveness process that will help you truly forgive yourself and others.

During this powerful weekend, you will also get clear on what is truly important to you through discovering your deeper values. Your values are an internal representation of what is most important to you in an area of your life. Your values reside at the deepest level of the unconscious mind and are what determine how you spend your time.

Many people don’t ever take the time to consider what it is that they truly want or need in their lives. That can result in a lot of wasted time in toxic relationships, poor health or dead-end jobs.

In the Empowering Your Life® weekend, you will learn about what lights you up, what inspires you to be the best version of yourself, and the tools and techniques to get you there … fast!

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Empowering Your Life® weekend soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from the Empowering Your Life® event?

- Life Coaches
- Couples
- Siblings
- Parents
- Students
- Athletes
- Arts / Entertainment
- Business Professionals
- Healthcare Professionals
- Holistic / Wellness Practitioners
- Therapists
- Education / Training
- Entrepreneurs
- Government / Military
- Law Enforcement / Security
- Legal
- Non-Profit
- Sales / Marketing
- Upper Management / Consulting

Empowering Your Life® is for you if you’re experiencing:

- Divorce and relationship stress
- Painful memories and regrets
- Death of a loved one
- Job loss or burnout
- Feeling stuck in old patterns
- Loss of passion or trust
- Lack of focus or motivation
- Stress from family life
- Experiencing financial ruin or Debt
- Unsure of your next step in life or business
- Unhealthy lifestyle / habits
- Bullying
- Feelings of unworthiness
- Sadness
- Inability to focus
- Declining performance
- Lack of inspiration
- Anger
- Lack of self esteem
- Inability to forgive
- Fear
- Terminal diagnosis of a loved one
- Guilt

Your Guides

Matt James MA, PhD is the President of The Empowerment Partnership, the world's leading integrative personal development company for over 30 years. He is the creator and living example of the power of The Empowering Your Life® teachings, beginning his studies at an early age through teachings such as meditation and siddha yoga. As a young boy he studied with great teachers such as Baba Muktananda, Uncle George Na`ope, Tony Robbins, Richard Bandler and Wyatt Woodsmall.

Dr. Matt provides students with excellent health and personal empowerment through his teachings in integrative and holistic healing techniques which include Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, Mental Emotion Release® (MER®) Therapy and a 28 generation lineage of Huna. Huna is the energy, healing, and spiritual development utilized in ancient Hawai’i.

Dr. Matt is renowned for his insight and his intuitive gifts for awakening the hearts and minds of his students. His unique upbringing has enabled him to take the best of the best in NLP, Huna, Hypnosis, and MER® Therapy and develop a proven system of effective, instantaneous, long lasting results.

Tris Thorp co-developed this newly revamped Empowering Your Life® seminar through weaving together a series of processes she learned in her decade-long mentorship and teaching with Dr. Deepak Chopra and her teachers, the late Debbie Ford and Dr. David Simon. In her tenure of study of eastern and western approaches to emotional healing, Tris has developed a unique gift for teaching people how to embrace all of themselves; from emotional discomfort to the pain and suffering we experience as a result of confusion, tragedy, trauma and loss. Her training as a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis and Mental and Emotional Release® (MER®) enables her to carry people through a process of digging up their baggage; their darkest fears, their deepest beliefs and all the reasons and excuses that keep them from fully living their life’s purpose – and then eliminating it.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy of Empowering Your Life® is that you learn the skills so well that you don’t need to rely on a coach, a guru, or a therapist to empower you.

What if you Empower Your Life?

The real question is, "What if you don't?" Studies show that when people look back on their lives, their biggest regrets aren't what they did but what they didn't do. It comes down to the simple choice between “I wish I had” and “I’m glad I did”.

When you Empower Your Life, the only regret you will have is that you didn't do it sooner.


Facebook Reviewer Thumbs Up: More than 40,000 Facebook likes!

"EYL training weekend taught me great tools and techniques to deal with my emotions in the moment to avoid accumulating baggage, which was also released during this training. This weekend change my life!"

“Empowering Your Life is a very fitting title for this workshop. After learning about emotions, releasing them, and forgiving myself for my past behaviors I am free to move powerfully forward in the direction of my choosing. The vision I have for my life is more clear than ever, which gives strength to the pull it has on me. That pull is much stronger than the pull from my past. To know my values allows me to make decisions that are aligned with my highest self, which makes taking action a hell of a lot easier too. Thank you Empowerment Partnership for filling in the pieces of my puzzle that had gone missing."

“Before doing this seminar, my future was uncertain, baggage prevented me from going after what I truly want and I wasn’t congruent in my abilities/skill. After going through the MER® technique I was able to release anger related to prior experience, got rid of guilt associated with past decisions, kept learnings without baggage. I had gone through EMDR with a therapist and I did not feel any effects come out of that process. With the MER® from this seminar, it was instantaneous – even though I was initially skeptical. I am now a believer.”
- Farhan Q.

"My life was just ok before the MER. The technique let me release unknown baggage that made me have limited beliefs in my mindset. I got in touch with reality of what held me back. Learning simple, effective techniques to let go felt real good. I feel more relaxed in my body. I really like the way MER is simple and to the point, without rubbing your face in your problem to get a positive, powerful response and to get you to have a great outcome."
- Mark A.

"Before the MER process, I was struggling to work out on a regular basis, and eat and drink in a healthy way. After going through the MER I’ve had a shift away from unhealthy food. Removing my baggage was the most valuable thing I got from MER."
- Steffen H.

"Having experienced MER I was able to target that I needed to work on and embrace the process. I was able to understand what really needed to let go of in regards to my relationship. I learned how to get rid of my baggage. I think MER is vital because it can help you to get rid of the strongholds in your life and to live your life to your fullest potential." - Lara F.

"Prior to MER my business had a lack of clarity and agreement. After MER I know that there are amazing opportunities once baggage is released. I now have clarity of purpose and peace of mind going forward. It’s amazing to trust the unconscious mind and let it do what it wants to do, power and purpose." - Andrew M.

"I spent a great deal of time engaging in controlling behaviors and berating myself on a daily basis for a variety of real, imagined and potential situations. Anger made me feel powerful and in control when I am actually least in control. I no longer wear my shoulders as earrings and I can give myself a break. I had so much baggage that I could no longer move forward. It was time to leave it behind. I also realized that I have been using my baggage as an excuse." - Dianne M.

"Prior to MER I struggled in my relationships, experienced conflict and uncertainty. After experiencing MER I found that forgiveness is key and creating an empowered, loving relationship is totally possible. Conflict gone!! I now feel peaceful, positive and have clarity. I have great conversations with my husband. I have a feeling of peace and empowerment. MER is a game changer. It creates a new filter to see self, others and life in a loving, gentle way. Thank you!" - Mandi M.

"While attending this seminar I wanted to focus on personal development. I was wrapped up too tight to actually access my emotions. I have used anti-depressants for about 25 years. After going through the MER process I have found that this is worthy, and an ongoing process for me. I feel my eyes have been opened. This weekend was an opportunity to release and forgive myself. I realize psychology had been failing me and MER has given me hope." - Jim O.

"Before attending this seminar and experiencing the MER process my relationships were fear based and unfocused. After having gone through the MER process I feel that I can manifest a happy and successful relationship. I feel calmer, more aware of my patterns in the moment, feel empowered to take the steps to get closer to my goal. I was able to let go of anger and sadness. It wipes the slate clean and allows for a fresh start." - Liuba

"My life was chaos. I could not focus, I could not hear anything positive, even from my own head. After experiencing MER I see that life is not impossible. That change can happen easily, even though it may seem impossible. MER allowed me to experience a personal change in feelings. I have become ok with what has happened in the past. I am now ready to move forward!! I no longer feel like my black bags are pulling me down. Can always change no matter what the issue is. MER is the most important tool you can carry in your toolbox! It helps you move so fast to get out of your own personal mud and get you on the foothold you need to move on. No matter what, you will truly understand what it means to be blessed and EMPOWERED!" - Alexander H.

"Prior to attending this seminar and using the MER process, negative emotions were consistently gripping me! I felt fear, stuck, stagnant and a lack of execution. After going through MER, I realized that 90% of my thinking and decision making was actually coming from baggage or limiting beliefs I had in my unconscious mind. I now feel a void from the charge I would get from negative emotions I had around my career. I now have the ability to understand my authentic self at a deeper level. MER is without a doubt the most effective, powerful and best technique I have ever used for letting go of my old baggage! It is certainly the most important tool for letting go of the old baggage in your life." - Mason G.