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Practitioner Profile – Chukky Okobi: Mental and Emotional Release®

Chukky Okobi

Board Certified by the Association for Integrative Psychology as a Mindset and Emotional Breakthrough Expert

Former American Football Center and Commercial Actor, Super Bowl Champion (XL), Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Played College Football at Purdue

Chukky Okobi’s Bio:

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Chukky Okobi realized what many young athletes dream of: being drafted by his hometown team The Pittsburgh Steelers in 2001, and helping bring a world championship back to his native city winning the Super Bowl in 2005. His childhood love affair with sports was born out of emotional difficulties in his formative years. With so much fighting, fear and sadness in his family growing up before the age of 7, back then when he was playing sports, when he was on that baseball diamond, and as a teenager on the gridiron, sports was the one place that he felt good about himself and like he was actually a valued member of the “family”, a leader on the team. At age 7 he made the decision as to what he wanted to do with his life: he wanted to go pro, he wanted to play sports forever. Deep down as a child he knew that if he could just do this one thing, (play sports for the rest of his life) he could feel this kind of self-worth and happiness as his everyday experience. It was all about feeling good about himself emotionally, baseball and football served as a coping mechanism for a troubled young man. The intense and deep focus that led him to achieving his most ambitious life goal, was his deep desire to feel good about himself inside, to feel like he mattered in this world, and to feel happy.

As a freshman college football player at Purdue University, at a point when he felt his dream of becoming a professional athlete was in jeopardy, Chukky went in search of some information that would provide him a competitive advantage on the field. His logic was that all college football players were working hard on their physical bodies, so he decided to focus on the mental aspects of performance and results, searching for a mindset advantage. At age 18 during this search is when he discovered neurolinguistics. He began quietly studying integrative psychology on his own as a teenager and applying mindset and emotional techniques in his everyday college life on and off the field. These disciplines took him all the way to the NFL and the Super Bowl. He credits learning and applying this knowledge and these techniques to empowering him to achieve his ultimate goal in life and reaching the highest level of professional success in sports.

Many athletes go into coaching and other aspects of sports when they are done playing professionally, to stay involved in the game that they love. Because of the success in learning about integrative psychology and emotional intelligence, that is exactly what Chukky is doing today. He’s dedicated his life to empowering people to learn the skills to control of the mental and emotional mindset, to reach their highest potential and cultivate the professional and life experience that they deeply desire, the same way he did in football. 

He is Board Certified by the Association for Integrative Psychology as a mindset and emotional breakthrough expert:

  • Master Practitioner of Mental and Emotional Release®
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Trainer of NLP
  • Master Practitioner of Hypnosis

According to Chukky Okobi, why Mental & Emotional Release works to improve mental health:


Mental and Emotional Release® is a clinically researched approach to help you release stress, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions. 

Releasing stored energy, emotions, beliefs and patterns enables you to lay a solid new foundation, creating the optimism and freedom to create the life you want. Working with an MER® Master Practitioner can empower you to manifest your desired life experience feeling focused, elevated, determined and aligned with your purpose.

Mental and Emotional Release® was created by applying a therapeutic process to the concept of an internal memory storage system. The result is a collection of techniques which produces long-lasting transformation very quickly. These powerful MER techniques are becoming widely known as one of the most effective methods for creating quick, lasting change for an individual. Combining this with NLP provides an innovative approach to understanding and directing human experience, communication and behavior.

Mental and Emotional Release can help you:

  • Release Emotional Baggage
  • Release Negative Emotions
  • Release Limiting Beliefs
  • Release Anxiety
  • Release PTSD, Phobias, Depression

Chukky’s Resource Recommendations: 

Basic Instructions Website 

What is MER®

Efficacy Study Of Mental Emotional Release® Therapy For Depressive Disorders: 2014 article on Emotional Baggage

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