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Awakening Potentials Inc.

October 19, 2007 08:00 ET

That life of “quiet desperation” may lead to an early grave

Thoreau almost had it right when he said “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in their hearts”.

Attention: City Editor, Education Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, SUCCESS COACHING--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - A team of success coaches and health practitioners suggests that American philosopher Henry David Thoreau almost had it right when he said "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in their hearts". Drs. Marcelle Forget and Tony Brunelle, Awakening Potentials Inc. of Ottawa, are convinced that those lives of quiet desperation actually send us to early graves.

"I see it in my practice every day", says Forget. "We lose our vision of who we are and what we want out of life and very often simply settle for what life gives us, as unsatisfying as that may be". According to Forget, we all know intuitively what will make our heart sing but fall prey to the negative programming that we have amassed over time. It's that programming or imprinting, nestled deep in the subconscious, that delivers negative, restrictive messages that will cause us to fall short of our goals or to repeat unsuccessful patterns of behaviour over and over again. This can affect all areas of our lives: career, relationships, health status and emotional well-being. "Clear the negative imprints and you remove the blockages that are holding you back", she says "and suddenly goals that seemed impossible to you now become crystal clear".

When it comes to our health, negative imprints can manifest themselves in a variety of ways: backache, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, just to name a few. It was Forget's own battle with chronic fatigue syndrome that sparked her quest for answers when the traditional medical system offered little or no help. A chiropractor by profession, she , along with husband and business partner Dr. Tony Brunelle, investigated her ordeal from many different angles studying naturopathy, homeopathy, emotional healing, cranio-sacral therapy, and finally, psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinology. This latter science postulates that emotions are stored in our cells as neuropeptides causing changes in physiology. This was the breakthrough that heralded a return to health for Forget. "I dealt with my emotional issues and the road to good health was cleared for me," she says.

Anxious to assist others so that they would not have to endure the same hardships, the doctors integrated these various therapies into their practice. But, Dr. Forget felt that this was not enough; she had to find a way to transfer what she had learned and experienced to a wider audience. With her usual passion, she engineered a series of workshops that would bring the essentials of a process she had proven through years of health and success coaching to larger audiences. The "Breaking Barriers Workshop" and the "Quantum Breakthrough Workshop" are now flagship offerings of Awakening Potentials Inc.

Dr. Marcelle, as she is known to her clients, speaks with particular pride about one other workshop, the Success Workshops of Ottawa, which she designed and delivers free-of-charge to groups of financially disadvantaged in the community. This is a series of eight half-day workshops that continually builds upon and reinforces the theme of recognizing and dealing with negative imprints and laying the foundation for moving beyond the participants' current situation. "The workshop is fun and fast-paced" says Forget "but this is not just a feel-good event; in the end I expect to see hard goals and action plans."

The next time something upsets you or you find your buttons being pushed, Dr. Marcelle has this advice: 1) take a deep breath and don't react right away; 2) realize that what you are feeling is mostly likely the result of something that happened to you years earlier, perhaps even in childhood; then 3) from a rational rather than an emotional perspective, decide what you must do.
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