Choosing Self Responsibility: The Key to a Successful Healing Program

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Dr. Hank Liers, PhD choosing self responsibility for healthHaving the right attitude and commitment is absolutely necessary and is the basis of any health program because it is critical for success. Choosing to take self responsibility indicates that you are ready for true health and will do whatever is necessary to be the best you can be.

Unfortunately, most people have attempted to give this responsibility away to others who “promise to take care of you”. This is a big lie because no one but you can properly take care of you. You cannot give this responsibility away. You are truly responsible for yourself whether you know it or not. If you don’t know it, you will suffer, and if you do know it and accept the responsibility, then true health is a possibility and beneficial changes can begin!

Drug companies, governments, medical doctors and their self-protective organizations, hospitals, special interest groups looking out for their financial interests (Wall Street, banks, major corporations, insurance companies, military groups, religious bureaucracies), and many more seem to revel in taking your power away and treating you like an incompetent person. Our society takes the position of beating (mentally, physically, legally, financially, etc.) any one who attempts to take their freedom back. One needs to be strong and dedicated to retaining your freedom to listen to your inner guidance!

Within this context, it is important to know that health professionals are only guides that may be able to provide support along the way. Because our society does not train us for self responsibility many people feel lost once making the decision for self responsibility. It is important to realize that there are helpers available who have traveled this path themselves and are willing to be there for those in need. Keep looking for your helpers – there are many of them out there!!!

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Once you have chosen self responsibility for your health (or any other issue for that matter), you must exercise your right to freedom. I am not talking about the freedom guaranteed to you on a piece of paper or the words of some so-called societal leader. This definition of freedom has no guarantees and is often used as a cover for unfairly taking advantage of people.  For example, fear, anger, and greed frequently makes freedom impossible.

The freedom I am talking about is internal. It comes with you when you are born. It allows you to explore and think about the things that are meaningful to you. It allows you to discover who you really are no matter what is going on around you. Freedom is a choice you make not to be controlled by outside influences even if you do not outwardly express this. In this regard, true freedom depends on viewing yourself and others as expressions of a Universal Power. True freedom expresses (and is an expression of) unconditional love.

The highest levels of health are possible when you claim your true freedom.


Self Empowerment is a necessary consequence of choosing self responsibility and freedom. Self Empowerment means:

1) Educating Yourself – there are many thousands of books, videos, classes, tutorials, apps, tools, and teachers available to you. Initially, it may be somewhat confusing because you may not know where to begin. Don’t let this deter you – over time what’s right for you will become known. I have been at this for 30 years and find that I am continually learning. This is a lifetime endeavor that ideally is joyfully pursued for the remainder of your life!!!

True health involves matters concerning body, mind, and spirit. Do not limit your learning to just a few aspects. Over the years I have put together a bibliography that can be helpful in directing you to a wide variety of resources across a range of disciplines (see below). Remember that just because a book was written a long time ago it does not mean that it has outdated material – truth has not changed over time!!

2) Learning about yourself – we are all different in so many ways. What may work for one person may not be appropriate for another. For example, a blood type A may do poorly on dairy products, but a blood type B often thrives on dairy products. I have often recommended that a person conduct a series of self tests on parameters such as body temperature, urine and saliva pH, blood pressure, axial temperature, lung capacity, finger and toe nail growth rates, skin elasticity, bowel transit time, tongue shape and color, etc. The results can be used as a starting point and retested as you move into your program to see how improvements take place.

3) Practicing and living what you learn – this is a crucial element of your program. Too frequently people read a book as an intellectual exercise and think they have knowledge. However, true knowledge involves trying out for yourself the ideas you are reading and learning about and integrating into your being those that resonant with you and help you to become healthier. It is important to reject those things that don’t work for you at this time.

It is important that you are relentless about practicing and living what you learn. This is the process of change – discarding the old that does not support your progress and implementing the new that helps you to become healthier. Often those around you are unable to understand your process and will criticize you and try to tell you how you should behave. It is imperative that you maintain your poise and balance under these situations and continue on your path!!


Choosing Unconditional Love Means:

1) Not judging yourself or others – you are not smart enough to do this accurately. This is usually a sign of an ego trying to control events and that is a condition for disaster.

2) Not having expectations of yourself or others – doing so is usually a sign of your conditioning. Deconditioning is one of the important goals of this program!

3) Living in the moment – this is where you are and the only place you can be at any moment. Life is made of these moments and the joy of now adds up to the totality of life!

4) Listening to your inner guidance – do not shut down your intuitive abilities. They are usually right on.

5) Following and/or doing the will of the Universe in all matters. There is an internal knowledge of the truth do not block it with doubt and uncertainty. Be still and let it flow.

6) Express health and happiness in everything you do!


Here are some practical ideas that I have found helpful:

1) There are no mistakes, but only learning opportunities.

2) If it happened, it was meant to be. What can you learn?

3) Be creative in all your endeavors. Make changes, additions, adjustments, etc. as long as it feels right to you.

4) Enjoy the process of learning.

5) Constantly exercise your choice for self responsibility, inner freedom, self empowerment, and unconditional love. Realize you are already perfect.

6) Avoid overexposure to elements of “Mass Consciousness.” These include the mass media, such as mainstream television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and parts of the Internet.

7) Put yourself in places of higher thought. That is, seek out places that inspire you. This includes places in nature.

8) Transform negative energy into positive energy. Use any negative energy you experience to propel you into a state of positive energy (this may take some practice, but it works very well). Visualize negative energy dissolving or send it into the sun and see it come back as light!

I truly hope that you will find this material to be enlightening and empowering. Choosing self responsibility is a major part of the HPDI Master Rejuvenation Program.


Our Rejuvenation Program consists of recommendations, practices, subprograms, and protocols developed and proven over a period of twenty years. The program is designed to rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore vitality.

The program is especially helpful when health needs to be restored. However, most of the elements of the program are easily incorporated into daily life. Ideally, the elements of the Rejuvenation Program become a part of your life. When followed consistently, these elements constitute and support what we call the “Rejuvenation Lifestyle” — a way of living that is characterized by maximum vigor, robustness, and glowing health.

Foundational Elements of the HPDI Master Rejuvenation Program

  1. Attitude / Commitment – Choosing Self Responsibility
    (The foundation of the program because it is critical for success)
  2. Detoxification
    (Removal of existing toxins)
  3. Preventing Toxification / Toxicity
    (Stop accumulation of toxins from food, air, water, skin products, etc.)
  4. Health-Building Nutrition 
    (Nutrition from food, RNA/DNA, supplements, water, via skin, etc.)
  5. Building Powerful Immunity 
    (Building immunity with herbs, immune boosters, anti-stress protocols, etc.)
  6. Supporting Protocols
    (Exercise, massage, saunas/hydrotherapy, acupuncture, meditation, QRS, etc.)

We have published other blog articles regarding items 2 to 6. See below.

  1. Rejuvenation Program: Part Two
  2. Rejuvenation Program: Part Three
  3. Rejuvenation Program: Part Four
  4. Rejuvenation Program: Part Five
  5. Rejuvenation Program: Part Six
  6. Magnesium Oil and Magnesium Chloride as a Supporting Protocol for Rejuvenation
  7. Rejuvenation Program: Part Eight
  8. Rejuvenation Program: Part Nine




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