How to Be More at Peace with Your Dad

06/16/2011 09:03 am ET | Updated Aug 16, 2011

Almost everyone experiences turmoil in their relationship with one or more of their parents and this turmoil affects everything we experience in life.

I created the following video to help us all let go and love and accept our fathers as they are -- or were -- in honor of Father's Day. Whether your dad is alive or not, you can choose to release any bad or uncomfortable feelings that have ever existed between the two of you, as well as any biological or psychological "gifts" you got from him that you would rather not have.

No matter how difficult your relationship with your father is or was, being more at peace with him is a form of enlightened self-interest. Taking a few moments to focus on any sticking points in your relationship in order to let them go can be profoundly liberating for you in ways you may never have imagined.

Follow along with the video to experience a technique I call triple welcoming. In triple welcoming, you simply relax and welcome your feelings about your relationship with your father, as well as anything you might want to change about the relationship and any sense of identification you have with those feelings and the story that surrounds them. It's important to note that welcoming is not condoning or acquiescing to anyone's behavior. It's a form of letting go that relaxes the contraction within you that's occurred as a reaction to something you experienced. And that internal contraction ties up your energy until you decide to let it go.

Use this video to have a lighter, happier, more joyous Father's Day. The more you do the exercises, the more you will benefit from them. And be sure to share it with anyone you know who has -- or has ever had -- a dad.

This post is based on the principles explored in the new movie, "Letting Go: Transform Your Life, Transform the World," featuring Hale Dwoskin. It is the culmination of over three decades of experience with a simple, powerful, elegant and easy-to-learn technique that shows you how to tap your natural ability to let go instantaneously of any uncomfortable or unwanted feeling, thought or belief. For more information, visit or

Yet another creative and effective way to empower yourself: We've just released a new free letting go app called Money Now for iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Visit this link to download the app and find out more about what you can do to ensure that you are empowering yourself to abundance and not blaming what you learned about money from your parents, the economy or anything else for what you experience in life. Awesome!