The Surrendering Technique

Overcoming PTSD, Trauma, And The Painful Emotions of Anxiety, Depression and Anger Resulting From It.

A 1-Hour One-on-One Session on Skype or phone
Only $90 (more information about the price below)


"Through a period of 40 years devoted to personal and transpersonal growth, of my self as well as of clients and students, I learned so many valuable techniques and methods, however, I never found anything as effective and simple as "The Surrendering Technique." -- Gian Girardi, BOHI Founder


"The Surrendering Technique" consists of three short sentences which, if stated with sincerity, allow you to remove any negative emotion -- sometimes instantaneously! On time, it also removes the underneath psychological roots and traumas.

With minimum effort, this powerful self-development technique allows you to rapidly evolve towards Awakening and later to Liberation.

Dr. David Hawkins, best seller author, psychiatrist and sage, devoted more than fifty years of his personal and professional life to self-development, healing and transpersonal development. This is what he has to say about "surrender," in his last book before his passing.

"After researching most of the various stress-reduction and Consciousness methods, this approach stands out for its sheer simplicity, efficiency, clinical efficacy, abscense of questionable concepts, and rapidity of observable results."

I can say pretty much the same:

"Through a period of 40 years devoted to personal and transpersonal growth, of my self as well as of clients and students, I learned many valuable techniques and methods, however, I never found anything as effective and simple as "The Surrendering Technique."

The technique is consistent with the fundamental true principle that animates and keeps alive all the major spiritual traditions of East and West — Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and many others.

In the past, I have presented this technique in a workshop to groups of 12 to 25 people, and now, due to its significance, I'm offering it to my students one-on-one on Skype.

I'm not exaggerating if I tell you that learning this technique can change your life forever, and, if you have the vocation, you will surely teach it to others.

Due to its efficiency and simplicity, this technique has the power to free the world from most of its suffering. Once you learn the technique, you will realize that most of the suffering is, and has been always, unnecessary.

Logistic Information:

Price: The session is 1-hour long. My usual fee per one hour coaching session is $125. This session is intended as an introduction to the Surrendering Protocol, so I have reduced my regular fee to $90/hour.

Location: One-on-one on Skype. If you live in Los Angeles and you want to have the session in person, please write to me —

Time Availability: The best way to contact me is via e-mail. My e-mail is Gian###@&&& Alternatively please call 310-455-6815. Note: please remove the # and & characters from the email address. They are there only to prevent robots from capturing our email and using it for spamming purposes.



Gian's Bio

Gian Girardi, founder of the Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute, was born in 1955 to an Italian/Spanish family in Chile. From early childhood he felt a great interest in science and later for the humanities, especially for spirituality and Awakening. At age 24, he graduated in engineering from the most prestigious University in Chile. After marrying Viviana their spiritual interests brought them to the US where Gian completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and obtained a California State License to practice psychotherapy. He has accumulated extensive clinical, counseling, coaching and teaching experience, gained through twenty our years working as a psychotherapist, nutritional counselor, life coach, spiritual psychology counselor and teacher.

After a long, frustrating period of twenty four years practicing different yogas, he became interested in the highest form of Yoga -- the yoga of Wisdom. In India it is called Jnana Yoga or Advaita, and the main Advaita teachers have been Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj and others.

In the West, Advaita is known as Non-Duality, and due to its unparalleled effectiveness at triggering the Awakened state this approach is exploding. Zen also, in many respect is similar to Non-Duality.

In both, Zen and Advaita, the Awakening, is believed to occur as a result of the "direct transmission one on one."  Books, videos, and audio recordings are helpful, but eventually, this one on one interaction with the teacher, seems to be necessary in most cases. However, in the Non-Duality approach, and most especially in the West, the teacher-student relationship is quite informal and devoid of the heaviness and complications that often characterize the Guru-disciple relationship.

After Gian found the right path for him, Awakening came gradually, through a period of ten years. And again, towards the end, the interaction with an awakened teacher (Jim Dreaver) was necessary.  

Because of Gian's long career as a counselor and teacher, it was all too natural to begin sharing with his students, friends and clients, his passion and insights into the awakened state, and he began teaching Non-Duality in 2007.

The realization came, that no service can be of higher value than helping others to wake-up, to their true Self. In 2012 Gian developed a 3-hour, one-on-one session, known as "The Awakening Protocol," for those who yearn to find out what they really, really are. The Protocol has been instrumental to Awaken has a success rate of about 90% many, many students.

Although every course and certification presented at BOHI can be a catalyst for Awakening, if you feel the need for the "direct transmission one on one" consider scheduling a private session with Gian.

Gian is also attaining good results at triggering the Awakening state through BOHI's Certification Program in Psychology of Consciousness with Emphasis in Non-Duality.

As a teacher, he has been intensely focussed, and interested, in developing a language capable of transferring the Awakened State to his students. The one on one transmission is not done as most think; "by the touch of the teacher in the spiritual eye, or any similar approach."  The transmission is through a conversation and specific Awareness exercises. Therefore, the language has to be extremely concrete, precise and effective at pointing to the True Self.

The seeker tends to naively believe that after Awakening the work is done and they will be happy ever after. It is not so. The realization that you are Consciousness and you are not the mind-body organism brings great relief, but it does not bestow Liberation. Liberation requires to free the orgasnims from its neurosis, taumas, wrong beliefs, addictions etc. To this purpose the Surrendering Technique is unpallelled in its efficacy and the Surrendering Protocol is of immense value to solve traumas.

Note: The Surrendering Technique and The Surrendering Protocol are immensely useful before and after Awakening.

A few years after Awakening, Gian's commitment to the attainment of Liberation lead him to a teacher that personally taught him The Surrendering Technique and The Surrendering Protocol. After his Awakening, this teacher had attained stable Bliss (Liberation) in only six months practicing both. Gian's own practice of the technique has lead him to write the following:

"Through a period of 40 years devoted to personal and transpersonal growth, of my self as well as of clients and students, I learned so many valuable techniques and methods, however, I never found anything as effective and simple as "The Surrendering Technique." -- Gian Girardi, BOHI Founder

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The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute offers classes, information and courses with certifications on drug free solutions to ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse and other forms of brain / mental suffering and disorders. Certifications include Brain Optimization™ with Emphasis in Nutrition, Life/Wellness Coaching with Emphasis in Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Consciousness with Emphasis in Non-Duality. The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute also offers a Certification in Holistic Life Coaching for those who complete the three certifications mentioned above.

Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's broadcasting and recording studio for online classes and coaching sessions is presently located in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. Students from adjacent cities and locations like Pasadena, Studio City, San Fernando Valley, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Irvine and Orange County can take the Coaching Sessions in person, on Skype or on the phone. Students living in cities and locations further away in the States or abroad like San Francisco, San Diego, New York, North and South Carolina, Miami, London England, Paris France, Rome and Milan Italy, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ecuador, Quito, Montreal, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, New Zealand, Hawaií, Kauai, Maui, Kenya, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta in India, Hong Kong and Shanghai in China, Taipei in Taiwan, can take the one-on-one coaching sessions on Skype or phone.

Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression are the main issues that the Surrendering Protocol addresses with unparalleled efficacy.

All classes are presently presented by the
Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's founder Gian Girardi, MS, MA.