GPYP Announces Book Release and First Seminar of 2009

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Getting Past Your Past Productions LLC announces its first seminar of 2009 in conjunction with the release of "Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You."

Grief is a universal emotion

Susan Elliott started the GPYP blog in 2006 as a way to keep in touch with a handful of students who had attended her motivational seminars. But after only a short time, the blog grew in popularity and Elliott landed a book deal. The first seminar based on the recently released book will be held in New York City on June 6th.

Elliott started teaching small classes of the Getting Past Your Past program at the Learning Annex in 2005 and started the blog to keep in touch with students as they worked the program at home. In December 2006 she penned a post called "Getting Past Your Breakup" to help one student get through the holidays during a divorce. The rest, as they say, is history. First hundreds and then thousands started reading the blog daily. Soon readers from all over the world were traveling to seminars and asking for a definitive resource that contained all the key components of the program. After fielding numerous requests for it, Elliott inked a deal with Da Capo Lifelong Books to bring the book to life.

Unlike most self-help books, Getting Past Your Breakup, like the blog and the seminars, is geared toward everyone experiencing a breakup whether male or female, gay or straight, old or young. "Grief is a universal emotion," explains Elliott, "And I don't think there are enough books that recognize that and speak to everyone. Far too many people feel alone after a breakup which is when you need good support no matter who you are."

Elliott is always being asked to tell her story which includes time in foster care, being adopted into an alcoholic home and fleeing an abusive marriage with three small children to being a happy, successful person today. The first chapter of the book includes a short version of her story because, as Elliott says, "I want my readers to know that if I can do it, they can do it." Getting Past Your Breakup lays out a clear roadmap for getting past a breakup, working through the grief process, and building a wonderful life.

The June 6th seminar is a discussion of the book and how to optimize the lessons and exercises, a question and answer period and a book signing. Registration is limited and GPYP events always sell out quickly. Go to GPYP NYC Registration

Susan Elliott is available for media interviews and expert commentary.

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