Review: Larry Crane’s Release Technique

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Review of Larry Crane’s Release Technique


The Release Technique is a program offered by Larry Crane, a self-made millionaire.  It’s based on, and was developed from, Larry’s friendship with a man named Lester Levenson.  Lester was a physicist and engineer who was diagnosed with heart disease back in the 1950’s.  He was basically sent home to die. Lester did a lot of thinking and pondering and evaluating of his situation. This led to a healing for himself! And the process he engaged in became a “method.”

The Release Technique makes sweeping and bold claims for how it can help you:

“Releasing gives you a powerful, unique, and very practical tool that will dramatically improve the quality and effectiveness of your life. No matter what you believe your life should hold:

  • Achieve financial freedom!
  • Have more love in all of your relationships.
  • Have radiant health and wellness.
  • Learn about attacking anxiety and depression with The Release Technique™.
  • Eliminate your stress at its root.
  • Go beyond anger management.
  • Lose weight, quit smoking, stop gambling and drop other addictions & bad habits.
  • Find lasting inner peace, joy & love.”

Sounds perfect and amazing, does it not?

There is some science to support the technique:

“The work that Larry Crane is teaching is a major breakthrough in the field of human behavioral science.I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to overcome their health problems and have abundance health with ease.” – John L. Kemeny, M.D., Columbia Medical School Professor (ret.) and Albert Einstein Associate

Here’s another scientific report:

Harvard and the State University of New York Medical Schools Study Validates Effectiveness of the Release Technique:

The researchers found that the Release Technique “stands out far beyond the rest for its simplicity, efficiency, absence of questionable concepts and rapidity of observable results. The scientific results support the experience that those trained in The Release Technique were calmer in difficult situations after having learned the Technique with observable results that got even better with time.”


My first encounter with the Release Technique was through the Abundance Book which I found at Amazon. As with many of these sorts of books/ideas, I agreed with the premise. Enough so that I decided to buy the Abundance Course.

The program is very complete and organized. However, I did not use it for long 😛 There were two reasons for that.  First, I found Larry Crane’s voice to be annoying 🙂 There he was, guiding me to relax and let things go…yet I was getting hung up on his voice! So that was one problem.  The other issue I had was the instruction itself–it was repetitive and thus, for me, not engaging.

As I understand the Release Technique, it’s a very simple idea.  An idea which is really nothing new. I’ll sum it up in two words: Let Go. 🙂 You acknowledge thoughts and emotions and then mentally let them go.  The repetition comes in as you continue to release for any given thought/emotion.

Bottom Line:

I think the Release Technique is based on a very sound spiritual principle: Resist not evil. This principle is also sound emotionally, in my opinion. And the technique guides you to allow whatever emotions or thoughts you have (versus suppressing or denying them), and then let them go.  This brings peace, and internal peace brings wonders!

That said, I also think the various programs offered are over-priced, given how simple the basis for it all is (unless they share more wisdom than I am aware of :)).  Then again, if you can achieve what they purport, the money would be very well-spent!

So, as with all things, in the end it’s a personal choice.  They certainly have many testimonials of people who have benefitted from using the Release Technique!  And it is based on a way of being that I personally think is wise.

Visit the Release Technique web-site and see what you think!

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