But Roy's road to success wasn't an easy climb. When he was six years old growing up in Aruba, he was diagnosed with having some minimal brain damage. Nowadays doctors would classify his condition as ADD with complications, including aggressive behavior. Both the psychologist and Roy's father told him he would never amount to anything as there were no schools in the area that could deal with Roy's condition. Because of Roy's aggressive behavior, it was recommended he go to judo classes to learn discipline and respect. These days, Roy says, "Martial arts literally saved my life. I was blessed with a great master teacher and I had a place where I could express my energies and inner self." Roy went on to become the undefeated martial arts champion in Europe for seven years, attaining three world records.
Discovering he had the power to overcome his challenges and achieve great things, Roy felt an inner drive that propelled him to go even higher. He decided to become a medical doctor, and worked hard to ensure he graduated high school and medical university with honors. But even that wasn't enough. After attaining his Medial Degree, he also went on to study Acupuncture, Homeopathy and nutrition.
When Roy first started his holistic practice, he was young, passionate and very motivated to cure any patient that would come to see him. Because he wanted to help everyone become well, he actually used to guarantee his patients that if they did not get well within 10 treatments, he would continue to treat them for free until he could discover what was blocking them from recovery.
Well after a year, young Dr Martina found himself treating over 300 patients for free! Fortunately for him he could afford it because he had ten doctors and therapists working for him and was seeing only the most difficult cases. That meant he had time to dedicate to finding out why some people recovered from their ailments quickly while others did not. He began to conduct research 5-6 hours a day to discover why these particular patients were not getting better in spite of having received the best holistic medical treatments he could offer them. He says:
"Step-by-step I began to unravel the secrets of the subconscious mind and how we sabotage ourselves. I discovered that our unresolved emotions and conflicts in the first seven years of our lives create deeply-rooted behavioral patterns and negative beliefs that cause us to sabotage ourselves, and that these can lead to long-term patterns of rocky relationships, financial hardship and, of course, ill health."
The end product of those years of experience and research is something Roy developed called 'Emotional Balance.' Roy explains, "Emotional Balance is a technique that allows us to return to what I call the 'Still Point'. The Still Point is that place within us where we are in our power and are no longer governed by our egos or our past."
The new English translation of the book has just come out through Hay House Publishers, and is coming to Amazon US on March 15. I am joining Roy in celebrating the big launch of his book. You can receive over 40 free personal development gits when you buy the book on the day of the launch, including one from me (the first chapter of my new book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thought, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You.
If you'd like to join us and find out how to get those gifts, register for a launch reminder at http://emotionalbalance.com/book-launch/pre-launch.html
And to give you a taste of how to achieve inner peace and harmony through emotional balance, I hope you'll also attend a very exciting, inspiring (and free) 4-day online telesummit:
“Emotional Balance – Achieving Inner Peace” an uplifting and practical 4-day online event
with a panel of 10 world-class speakers on the TRUE nature of energy, emotions, dis-ease, wellness and joy. Here are the time/dates for the telesummit:
Mon Mar 7th, Tues Mar 8th
Wed Mar 9th, Thur Mar 10th
11am-12.30 PST, 2-3.30pm EST; 7-8.30pm UK
Register FREE at: http://emotionalbalance.com/book-launch/telesummit.html
Each of these 90-minute calls will be a truly informative experience with TEN of today's leading holistic doctors, healers, authors and speakers on the topics of the connection between energy and emotions and true wellness and dis-ease, including Dr. Eric Pearl, Jason Chan, Doug De Vito, Luis Angel Diaz, Dr Patti Conklin, Dr Ellen Cutler, Steve Taylor and Lissa Coffey. Lynn Serafinn from Spirit Authors will be co-hosting the event.
NOTE: Dr. Eric Pearl will be my guest on We Are One in Spirit Podcast in April.
Even if you can’t make the live broadcast, if you sign up you'll be able to download the audio recording after the event is over.
I hope you have found this story of Dr Martina's life and work to be inspiring, and that you'll join us on March 7th-10th for the Emotional Balance Telesummit, and March 15th for the big book launch of Emotional Balance: the path to inner peace and harmony.
Until next time, as Roy always says, "Be the best you can be."