Surviving Myself A Journey from Suicidal to Happy

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If you are suicidal or know someone who is, DO NOT HESITATE. Get Help Now!
There is no victory in going it alone.

Resources That Have Helped Me

Meditation -  A meditation practice can be as simple as a few minutes of deep breathing in silence, following guided meditations, Transcendental Meditation or one of the other dozens of types.  Personally, I've used Holosync on a daily basis for over four years. Holosync is a system of CDs that use sound waves to make your brain resonate at the same frequency as someone who's meditated for decades. You can get a free demo and see how you like it, that is how I started and I found it to be the most beneficial step I've taken for myself.

Books - These are two of the most helpful books I've ever read. I love them because they are full of practices you can do on your own. I've read them both multiple times and have only heard raves from people I refer to them.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise Hay
.  A classic in self-help that finally got me using affirmations and mirror work. The most healing book I've come across.
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff.  Fantastic book for people who want research and "proof" of the abilities of our own minds. Many different things to try and experiment with as you raise your own happiness set point.
Here's a Pinterest Board of Life Changing Books that I love.

Alternative Therapies
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) also commonly known as Tapping.  EFT is a bit like acupuncture done on yourself with your fingers. It is a very effective way to clear and release unresolved negative emotions and beliefs. Here are a couple resources from Carol Look.
EFT Directions (PDF)
30 Minute Intro to EFT (mp3)
You can also find lots of EFT videos on YouTube.

NMT (Neuromodulation Technique)
NMT was my first experience with energy medicine. I was introduced to it by a psychologist I was seeing who was open to alternatives. I found tremendous releases that weren't happening via talk therapy or pills.

Energy Work
I've gotten so many gains from having people read and work with my energy that I've recently completed an energy coaching program and now offer energy coaching services.  This work is done over the phone, so you can be anywhere. Learn more at

Holotropic Breathworkis the single most transformative and healing self-exploration practice I've experienced. It combines deep accelerated breathing with loud, evocative, often tribal music in a group setting that puts you into a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state allows whatever needs to be healed most within you to rise up. I've had amazing mystical experiences in breathwork.  This Holotropic community sitewill let you find breathwork events near you.
If you are in the New England area, here are two groups I've breathed with. - Vermont - Boston Ma

This is a powerful healing/transformation technique from the native people of Hawai. Ho’oponopono process is very simple. It consists of repetitions of the following phrases:

  • I Love You
  • Please forgive me
  • I am sorry
  • Thank you

You can find this as songs on Youtube or iTunes, it can be used as a prayer for yourself, someone else or any situation, and it also makes a great mantra for meditation.

I share these things because they helped me. I encourage you to explore and trust your own experiences.
Andy Grant

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  1. Thank you for reminding me of hooponopono. Very very helpful and healing tonight. My son died by suicide in 2011. I miss him so much.

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