Want to Change in the New Year? GPYP Announces Its Winter Seminars!

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GPYP, the popular motivational program, announces the first of its winter seminars and its plans for 2007. GPYP helps students overcome the negative messages of the past and become happy, healthy, and successful. GPYP helps students change their lives in every way and make their New Year's resolutions come true.

It is the New Year and everyone wants to change and change permanently. To help that cause, Get Past Your Past (GPYP) announced today that it is again offering seminars in New York and Boston beginning with the February 10th class in Manhattan. In 2006, the company also introduced a blog, a newsletter and easy-to-download MP3s of the popular program with plans to record a live class for DVD distribution in the near future.

GPYP is a motivational program for people who want to become happier, healthier and successful but feel repressed by their past or stuck in old behaviors and patterns that keep them from fulfilling their dreams. GPYP was founded by Susan Elliott. For the past 19 years, her powerful story of overcoming a disadvantaged past to find happiness and success has mesmerized and inspired many who have encouraged her to write about it, speak about it, and to teach her method of success to others.

Elliott began life as a foster child in the Bronx and was, she says "born into one crazy family and then raised by another crazy family." She thought herself as one of life's "cast offs" and a doormat for abusive people. In 1987 she ended a bad relationship with no job and 3 small children to care for. She was frightened but knew she needed to get her life together for her kids.

Through hard work, perseverance and determination, she pulled herself out of chaos and misery eventually attending Mount Holyoke, Cambridge College and the University of California, Berkeley to become a therapist, a motivational speaker, a writer and an attorney. Despite her accolades and accomplishments, she defines herself, most of all, as someone who has gotten past her past on every level and made all her dreams come true and wants to help others do the same.

Although her law practice is extremely demanding, she teaches seminars and gives lectures as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops. A dynamic and commanding speaker, Elliott derives great satisfaction from helping others transform their lives. She explains, "Many of my students are people coming off a bad breakup, or in a place in their lives where they're just frustrated that things aren't happening for them. They are afraid they are stuck there. My message is that if I can change my entire life, anyone can!" She tries to give them hope when they have none and see that life is what you make it no matter where you've been.

Her students report feeling uplifted and positive after leaving a seminar and most want to attend future offerings. In 2006 GPYP offered a 2 hour course through the Learning Annex and added the 4 and 8 hour courses after student feedback complained that the 2-hour course was too short. This year she is only offering the longer classes through her own company. In addition, Elliott is writing the accompanying book to the seminar hoping to publish it this year as well as a memoir that details her struggle and amazing triumph scheduled for publication in 2008. In the meantime, she continues to lead seminars and give speeches that help people get past their past.

For more information or to schedule an interview or speaking engagement, call Susan Elliott at 646-539-8582, go to http://www.GettingPastYourPast.com or http://GettingPastYourPast.wordpress.com or write to susan @ GettingPastYourPast.com.

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