Personal Coaching: The Release Process

Self inquiry, Conscious Intelligence, Releasing

The Release Process is the core of personal story coaching – and is the means by which you can “re-write” your personal story.

It was brought into the world by Lester Levenson, who called it at various times “The Sedona Method” and “The Release Technique”.

In 1999 I travelled to Sedona to be trained and certified as one of the first UK instructors of Lester’s inspired process. And my offering to coaching clients today has some of its main roots in Lester’s teaching.

Click here to read the remarkable story of Lester Levenson

You will learn how to ask yourself simple questions that facilitate the natural and easeful release of those painful thoughts and emotions that have held you back – from being who you would love to be and living the life you would love to live.

The Release Process includes the principles of Heartfulness, Manifestation, and Self-inquiry


The limitations that can be released include:

  • Blocks to achieving your goals.
  • Blocks to being successful in your career or business.
  • Blocks to financial abundance.
  • Blocks to enjoying a fulfilling intimate relationship.
  • Blocks to finding your soulmate.


The questions that will set you free

For releasing to be fully effective it’s important to first relax attention into the bodily feeling sense of your Heart.

All the questions of The Release Process are based on a single core question: What is the truth?

  1. Could you let this (thought or emotion) go (or, “let it be”)?
  2. If you could, would you?
  3. Will you, really, let it go?
  4. When will you let it go?

Simply allow all thoughts that are contrary to unconditional loving acceptance to effortlessly drop away, leaving you free, happy and feeling at peace.


Consciously release your wanting (“desire”)

“Wanting” equates to lack, to not having. Obviously we do not want what we already have. Therefore, when you release your wanting you will allow abundance in all its forms to enter your life; so you can enjoy prosperity, peace and happiness.

  1. Could you let go of wanting love and approval?
  2. Could you let go of wanting power and control?
  3. Could you let go of wanting to to feel safe and secure?

Allow yourself plenty of time to pause, breathe and above all feel the truth of your response to each question before moving on to the next.


Consciously release your judgments

Our “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” point to our resistance to the reality of what is.

Resistance perpetuates suffering, lack and limitation, disharmony and stress, and poverty consciousness.

When you release your judgments you will discover the perpetual peace and never-ending happiness that they have been veiling from your experience of life.

The Release Process enables you to rapidly release judgements of:

  • of yourself
  • of others
  • your thoughts
  • your emotions
  • what others say
  • what others do

The result is that you will feel a blissful freedom that is beyond price.


Learn how to release yourself from the “prison” of mind identification

My book – Break Out of Your Mind – you are not who you think you aredescribes the Release Process in a simple and practical way that is accessible to everyone.

Click here to find out about the book

Quick tip: Almost everyone finds The Release Process easier to learn at first when guided by an experienced practitioner. So if you would like to explore the possibilities of my being your guide to freedom, click here to get in touch.


Guided releasing sessions

Each releasing session unfolds spontaneously according to the unique needs of each individual. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” process in other words. This means each of my clients has a unique experience, enabling powerful insights to emerge.

Releasing is a way of life that spontaneously transforms your mind to bring about harmony and well-being.

The qualities of a harmonious mind encompass compassion (including self-compassion), appreciation, kindness, acceptance and gratitude.

Simply put, The Release Process offers what we all yearn for: a peacefully happy and abundantly successful life.


Click here to learn about the absolute importance of Heartfulness and its relationship to mindfulness


“I’ve been associated with Leo for a period of approximately five years in my capacity of consultant and trainer with the Brunel Training Group. During courses of training for the UK Ministry of Defence that we’ve shared together his workshop skills have been received with great appreciation.

“Personally it is always a pleasure to work with Leo, who is totally professional in all aspects of his course delivery. His interpersonal skills are particularly well honed, which I am sure stems from his background as a healer and therapist, as it always appears that he is not phased by any unusual request or question.

“Leo’s depth of knowledge on a wide range of subjects is a particular strength which he uses to great advantage in leading courses, coaching delegates, and sharing in conversation with course delegates during and after formal sessions.

“It is therefore a great pleasure and an honour to recommend this extremely versatile trainer and mentor who gives 100% to every task he undertakes.”

John Seward, Brunel Training Group


Allow the silence of your Heart to transform the thinking mind



With kindness,

Leo Searle Hawkins




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Self inquiry, Conscious Intelligence, Releasing