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Becoming a Cosmic Citizen
with Sal Rachele and Gian Girardi, MS, MA
Ancient, advanced ET civilizations are possible only on one condition or key realization: "A significant part of their population must know who and what they really are (they have to be Awakened beings.)" You can attain that too! In fact, to secure living in advanced, healthy, loving civilizations -- instead of earth-like planets -- you must attain that. Come to these cutting edge workshops and find out the truth about yourself -- you are not what you think you are!


The whole event will be professionally video-recorded and made available to every participant (Skype or in-person) a few days after the event.

January 14 – 17, 2016



Satsang with Gian
"The Universe as One Big Organism"

Gian is the Founder of the
Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute

(Bio at the end of this page)

Thursday, January 14
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Two hour presentation including a Non-Dual Guided Meditation, a presentation on "Introduction to Non-Duality" with interactive questions and answers.

This two hour program program has the potential to change forever the way you experience meditation. If traditional methods requiring concentration haven't worked for you, this is your opportunity to succeed at quieting your mind.








88If someone offers me a If someone offers me a billion dollars in exchange for the Awakening, and go back to believe I'm a human being named Gian or a soul, I would immediately refuse it -- Gian Girardi, Jan 2012 right after Awakening.











Building A New Earth
A Channeled Workshop by Sal Rachele

Thursday, January 14
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Exactly what is required in order to bring about new age
of peace and prosperity on Earth?

Sal and his spirit guides, the Founders, will answer
that question and more during this practical and
informative session.

The Founders were involved in the engineering of
human DNA millions of years ago and are experts
in the evolution of the human soul.



The Awakening Protocol
Testimonials towards the end of this page
Presented by Gian Girardi

Friday, January 15
10:00am to 5:00pm

An All-Day Workshop using a proven, easy and effective,
step by step process leading to the
Awakening of your True Self.

This experiential workshop allows you to realize -- perhaps for the first time in this lifetime -- that you are not what you think you are, and that your True Self is immediate and always available. Such realization brings psychological and spiritual changes unlike any insight you have ever had, transforming your life at a most intimate level.

Our Extraterrestrial Heritage
Presented by Sal Rachelle

Saturday, January 16
10:00am to 5:00pm

We are all extraterrestrials, having come from many locations throughout the galaxy, spending hundreds of lifetimes in various worlds and star systems. In this workshop, we will discover the truth regarding the extraterrestrial history of our souls and the various star races that have interacted with the Earth over millions of years. Learn about Maldek, Mars and early civilizations on Earth that existed well before official "history" and discover the truth that has been hidden and suppressed to keep us locked into an illusion of powerlessness and helplessness.



Satsang with Gian
Advanced Civilizations and Non-Duality
A 2-hour presentation with interactive questions and answers.

Sunday, January 17
10:00am to 12 noon

An All-Day Workshop using a proven, easy and effective,
step by step process leading to the
Awakening of your True Self.

A unique presentation, perhaps never attempted before! UFO researchers and Non-Dual teachers have been -- until now -- miles apart. These seemingly separate fields -- which Gian began investigating in his early childhood --- must be bridged. Without knowing who and what we really are, we can't expect to attain the spiritual advancement reached already by benevolent, ancient civilizations of the cosmos, and become part of their federations. Awakening is indispensable. The ego state coupled up with technological advancement will never create a loving, healthy and happy civilization. It will misuse technology to enslave other star people. The ego identity must be seen through and healing must happen.


This is an opportunity to ask the speakers questions in a panel-style format regarding
the material presented over the past three days. This will be followed
by a brief closing ceremony


Optional Program - Sunday 3:00pm
Visit to the Integratron

Drive to the Integratron and Giant Rock (20 minutes from the town of Joshua Tree.)

We will meet and carpool from the seminar location and go to the Integratron in Landers (about 15 miles away), then on to Giant Rock, the site of ET contacts in the 1950s by
George Van Tassel and George Adamski.

NOTE: If the Integratron is accepting visitors there will likely be a $25.00 entry
fee to go inside the structure.


Prices, Registration, Payment and Hotel Reservation

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Reservations in-person are limited to 40 participants and participation on Skype are limited to 25 participants only.
Secure your seat and save money by making your
paypal payment right now.

Full Payment by January 1st - $349

Full Payment after January 1st- $399

Payment at the door $449

Via credit card or through your own paypal account please pay at
BOHI Paypal account:



by calling now: (760) 361-1000

For single or couples accommodation, please call Holiday Inn Express & Suites Twentynine Palms - Joshua tree and make the reservation under
Sal Rachele Group.

Hotel's Phone #: (760) 361-1000

Address: 72535 Twentynine palm Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277




Awakening Protocol Testimonials

From Catherine

20 years of seeking the ‘Ah ha’ moment of understanding. Thousands of books, hundreds of courses, weeks of retreats until my weary journey finally ‘led me’ to a strange thing called "Awakening to Your True Self Is Not Difficult" presented by a gentle, unassuming being, whom I’d never heard of. I was immediately deeply dubious.

“Really?! Awakening?! In just a few hours?”

I’d spent so long contorting my body and psyche in the quest for Oneness that I’d pretty much given up on the end result. I could stand on my head for hours, fast for days and recite Patanjali’s Sutras backwards, so it seemed highly doubtful that ‘some person’ was going to successfully trigger this experience in just a few hours. And yet, I found myself booking an appointment. And lo and behold, I still can’t believe it myself, Awakening happened.

And, the earth did not shake, flames did not rise up through my spine and my chakras did not vibrate!

The experience was in fact logical. Simple. Natural. And so very quiet.
And the knowingness expanded as the session progressed. Word by sentence by understanding. The process dissolved deep and crusty beliefs that I held true and dear. It was a penetrating shift, a quiet revolution that has brought and continues to bring much softness and peace.

Since then, still life and humanness, yet space and joy.
Laughter too, because it is here all the time, everywhere,
“What you are looking for is what is looking” -- Saint Francis of Assisi
“We are already wisdom” -- Arnaud Desjardins




From Bodhi Paul Chefurka



There are moments in a person's life that they will never, ever forget. Their first love, the first time they "really saw" something bigger than they could comprehend - perhaps the ocean or the night sky brimming with stars. You have given me such a moment. Awakening is as big as any of those - in fact it's much, much bigger.

In my five-year search for awakening I have had to overcome a deep resistance to spirituality that I learned from my family. I have learned about a huge variety of spiritual traditions, from Christian and Sufi mysticism to shamanism, Zen and finally Advaita. I've joined groups, read books and done retreats. In the process I had many wonderful experiences. But I didn't awaken. I caught glimpses of it, like the ox in the Zen poem. But despite (or because of?) all my effort, I did not succeed.

Then on July 17th 2102, it happened. First you awakened my partner Kathy on the telephone. When she got off the phone, she immediately transmitted to me what you had first given to her. It worked. Instantly, just as you said it would. My ego-self (what I call my monkey-mind) was utterly astonished. My higher Self said, "Of course, it was here all along."

The month since then has been an unfolding of wonder and serenity that I could never have imagined. The awakening has remained, and has broadened and deepened. Now there is always a stillness, a witnessing, an awareness that reveals itself as that which never changes.

There are no words to express this gratitude.

Bodhi Paul Chefurka




From C.M.

Dear Gian

I feel the presence of God in everything around me. My obsessions are fading out. I am experiencing a powerful increase in physical energy, mental clarity, and patience. My fear of death has disappeared altogether. My relationship with people around me is healing and I feel a natural desire to express my love and appreciation to them. My breathing has deepened.

Thank´s Gian for being a catalyst for my awakening. It is becoming more and more real in my whole being, and deepening with each passing day.

C. M.




From Julia

Powerful and insightful, The Awakening brought me peace, tolerance and clarity to help me through some of the most difficult periods of my life, by decreasing my negative emotions and worries. The Awakening served as a pathway through which I could go beyond unreachable expectations and find inner truth.

Julia S., Southern California, USA.



From Gian's Mother

Dear Son

Since the days we had our conversations about "Awakening" I have noticed valuable changes in myself that I would like to share with you. I think this feedback can be helpful to you in your work with your students. Let me list the changes here:

1- I have noticed a significant decrease in my fear of earthquakes. Traumatized repeatedly by so many earthquakes here in Santiago Chile this fear had become painful and rock solid in my mind. After the Awakening is like a faint feeling in the distant background.

2- I feel happier

3- Now, political issues, that used to obsess me, do not bind my attention and I feel detached.

4- Practical issues like mechanical problems with my car, are no longer a reason to worry.

5- Money related worries no longer make my life painful. I attend to these things, but they do not make me suffer.

6- To be right, to win or lose a discussion or argument, has stopped being important to me. In fact, I do not like arguments anymore and avoid them, despite that in the past I was quite an argumentative person.

7- When I remember my own parents -- already gone -- I feel a new, sweet compassion for them.

In summary I would say that I am living my life with significantly less neurosis, greater humor and a valuable dosage of peace, a peace that I really needed.

I thank you for having had the love to communicate to me the Awakening. Thanks to this awakening to what I am really, I will leave this world being a better soul.

With love

Your mother


From Kathy May an artist located in Canada

There is an old song with the line, "They say that breaking up is hard to do." Much like that old song, they also say that waking up is hard to do. I say - don't believe it! Though it is indeed hard to do, if you believe that it is. Like everything else we choose to do, intention is what guides our success. Gian honored my clear intention to awaken and has provided the framework to my awakening. In an hour and half phone call, he was able to show me that I already had the power to see beyond the illusions that cause pain. He was able to share the language that brought me to awareness. I am deeply grateful.

Gian's ability to convey an understanding of our function in the universe is unmatched, in my experience. He speaks with ease, humor and simplicity, and before you know it, you can see more clearly than ever before! Awakening is the only way to move past the burdens and challenges of our lives. If one can do it so easily, how can one resist?

~ Kathleen Farago May

For those interested in Kathy's beautiful art, we copy links leading to her paintings.




Gian's letter of invitation to "Awaken to Your True Self:"

Ready to Wake Up to Your True Self?

Dear Students Clients and Friends

The false beliefs about who or what we are is the root of suffering. See through them, an serious liberation has began. Keep them, and in a thousand years nothing will do the job -- no matter how much you meditate, pray, sing beautiful songs to the Divine, read the sacred scriptures or stand on your head.

How is it possible to trigger the awakened state in only one session of 3 hours? This is accomplished through a specific protocol -- an organized, step by step presentation of very fundamental concepts and specific Awareness exercises. The Protocol allows the student to see through the illusion of what they imagine themselves to be, with unparalleled efficiency.

Will it work for you? There is no absolute guarantee that anyone will Awaken at a particular moment. However, I have done this work -- triggering the awakening state -- with enough seekers of the Truth already to know that, with the right approach, the success rate during the first session is about 80 to 90%. I am also preparing students through BOI's course in Spiritual Psychology to do this work.

Why did we all come to the spiritual path? We came to the spiritual path to find Self-Realization not to be eternal seekers. Then, are we ready to wake up? Are we committed enough to Truth? Are we ready to stop being a seeker of the Truth and find it? Or, will we go on being just seekers all the way to the grave? It is painful to be a seeker, once and for all you need to find what you are looking for.

Where can you have a one on one session that has for only purpose to Awaken you to your true Self? This is exactly the service offered at the Brain Optiization Institute and we are absolutely serious about it. Additionally, as a school we are preparing teachers capable of triggering the awakened state with this level of efficiency.

How much money has been wasted? You may have already invested a small (or big) fortune in donations, retreats, books, workshops and so on, and likely nothing really worked -- not counting the cost in time and neurosis associated with years or decades spent as a seeker. Why not trying something new that works?

The Awakening is Priceless: If someone offers me (Gian) a BILLION dollars for going back to the "asleep" state previous to awakening, I would refuse the offer immediately! The Awakening is worth more than a billion, or a trillion dollars! It is priceless. The modest fee (price below) you will pay to BOI for the awakening session, will be a contribution to a noble cause, but our greatest joy is having served our students, clients and friends at the highest possible level.

How much will you have to pay? I have been practicing counseling and teaching for twenty one years (please read bio below) and my present fee is $150). Therefore my fee for a three hour session is $450 and this is the price for the Awakening session. However...

for those sincerely interested in waking up I am offering a $160 discount -- offer ends December 31, 2014. You'll need to pay $290 instead of $450. However...

Logistics one-on-one Awakening session:

1- Can I have a one on one session on Skype? Yes. No matter where you are located in the world you can have your session on Skype. Most of my work today is on Skype.

2- How can I schedule the session? Very easy! Please write to Gian@BrainOptimization.com indicating your name and phone number. We will call you back. Alternatively, you can call us at 310-455-6815 and ask for Viviana. Please leave a message and phone number if she can't answer the phone. She always return calls.

All the best to you -- Gian

Gian Paolo Girardi, MS, MA
Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute, Founder
310-455- 6815



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 Paolo completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and obtained a California State License to practice psychotherapy. He has accumulated extensive clinical, counseling and teaching experience, gained through twenty one 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, or Enlightenment, is believed to occur as a result of the "direct transmission one on one."  Books, videos, and audio recordings are extremely 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 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. This has lead him to offer private sessions for those who yearn to find out what they really, really are.

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 in a group setting, especcially in the BOHI's Mastery Porgram in Psychology of Consciousness as well as in the Certification Program in Psychology of Consciousness.

As a teacher, he has been intensely focussed, and interested, in developing a language that works at 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. Therefore, the language has to be extremely concrete, precise and effective at pointing to the True Self.

To schedule your Awakening session please write to Gian###@&&&BrainOptimization.com (please remove the # and & characters. They are there just to prevent the robots from harvesting our emails) indicating your name and phone number. We will call you back. Alternatively, you can call us at 310-455-6815 and ask for Viviana. Please leave a message and phone number if she can't answer the phone. She always return calls.  

Guaranteed?: To reserve the 3-hour session in my schedule you will be asked to pay the Awakening session in advanced — through paypal or credit card. However, at the beginning of the session, due to the many misunderstandings of what Awakening really is, I will explain to you in detail, what is it that you can attain through the session (Awakening,) and what is it that you may or may not attain, because it is not the purpose of the session.

After answering your questions and making sure that you really want what the session offers you, you will be invited to chose to get your money back in full or continue with the session. If you decide not to continue, you will not be charged for this initial part of the session (which may take up to half an hour.). You will receive your money back in full. Note: a no-show will be charged 50% of the price (unless due to a true emergency.

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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.

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