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Welcome to the Official Site of Psycho-Cybernetics and Theatre of the Mind. This is where we do as the good doctor, Maxwell Maltz, did for so many years. We heal internal scars. We give you an emotional face lift. We transform the agonizing pain of defeat, failure, frustration and loneliness into courage, confidence, love, gratitude and peace of mind. We help you reach your goals by showing you how to remove the obstacles that you think are standing in your way.
As a reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Maltz realized that although “plastic surgery” benefited 0.5% of the population, the other 99.5% had unresolved emotional scars from the past, and that these could be removed by changing your self-image. Once these internal scars were irradiated, what followed was a life of success and happiness with you reaching “the greatest port in the world: peace of mind.”
On this blog, I will be giving you Psycho-Cybernetics success tips for transforming your self-image, as well as making recommendations on books, courses and seminars that will take you to the next level. Make sure you subscribe to our email list as well because we have special offers that you’ll want to see.
Matt Furey, President, Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, Inc.
August 26th, 2013
In November of 2011, I put on a seminar called “The Flow” that is, arguably, the BEST seminar I ever did. I say “arguably” because for years, those who’ve attended my events often marvel at how they “just keep get better and better.”
My answer to this phenomenon is simple: “It’s not that the seminar gets better – it’s that YOU do.”
This truism about life is true of the books you read, the CDs you listen to, even the movies you watch. As you grow and change, the message you may have heard or read before seems to change along with you.
But even so, as much as I’d like to use my stock answer, I really can say that “The Flow” was special.
With less than 30 days to go before show time, I announced the event – and we packed the house. And what a great group of people who gathered together to learn how to get into FLOW on command, day in and day out.
Getting into the Flow – or “the Zone” isn’t difficult. When you’re under stress, when you’ve piled unnecessary pressure upon yourself, when you don’t breathe correctly – well, then it’s very difficult to get into the flow. In fact, you can’t get into the flow when your mind-body is operating in this manner.
Yet, the good news is you can banish all those stresses and tensions along with the non-flow state fairly quickly. And when you do, life takes on an entirely different vibration. You see things differently – and have a sense of being whisked through life, with ease, instead of plodding along a path filled with nothing but boulders, potholes, walls and electrical fences.
A quick gut check can quickly determine if you can enhance your state of flow. Place your right palm on your lower abdomen. Now monitor for a moment how you’re breathing. If you don’t feel your lower belly expanding or contracting, chances are excellent that you’re NOT flowing.
When you’re flowing, you’re in a tensionless state of being. You’re not tensing muscles. You’re not tight, mentally or physically. Think of it, there’s a reason the tai chi masters are incredibly flexible without really training for it. Their bodies are in tensionless flow – and when there’s no tension, how can you have inflexible muscles?
In today’s world, we often think of heaping on the tension in order to make progress. In my book, this is the wrong approach. You get where you’re going faster by eliminating tension.
As Dan Gable once taught me in a camp between my sophomore and junior year in high school, “You need to relax so you can move. You need to relax so you can EXPLODE.”
To be sitting in Gable’s presence when he said this was an eternal blessing. To this day I can still see and hear him saying every word in the sentence in a calm and relaxed voice. But when he got to the word EXPLODE – it was like a bomb went off.
“You need to relax so you can…” – all said in a casual manner, like walking through the park – then without any warning whatsoever, the word “EXPLODE” booms through the gym where he was teaching.
To say the sentence any other way would make it forgettable. Just another line. But to say it with an EXPLOSION on the word EXPLODE – oh my. It literally scares the stupidity out of you.
In Zen, there’s Rinzai, known as the “Master of Shouts.” He woke people up with an electrically charged SHOUT. This is what Gable did for me that day. He woke me up to the importance of being relaxed – and I’ve been improving upon it ever since through my study of both western and eastern methods.
In “The Flow” seminar, you’ll learn how to bring this spirit of relaxation into your life through many different techniques and teachings.
Be on the look out for it as I’ll be launching it this week – and it’ll only be available for a short window of time.
August 20th, 2013
So I’m on the couch Sunday night watching the Alex Rodriguez saga continue during a Yankees-Red Sox Game.
Per usual, the Red Sox continue their storied history of beaning batters. Regardless of who the manager is, I’m of the opinion that the Red Sox pitchers throw at more batters (and hit them) than any other team in the game.
Beaning batters definitely makes for good tee-vee and sells more tickets, especially against the “hated” Yankees.
Hockey and football fans can argue that the one thing sorely lacking in baseball is violence. There are just not enough high-quality brawls, so you need to get the fans blood boiling by throwing 95 mph gas at opposing players, having managers go berserk, and ALL players take the field for a mob fight that usually fails to materialize. Darn.
Even so, you can understand why the Red Sox would put a target on A-Rod’s carcass. To many, A-Rod is Satan. He’s the devil. He’s the epitome of “thick face-black heart” driven over the edge.
Everyone on earth be damned. A-Rod just doesn’t care. He’s going to play baseball and get paid gabillions no matter what he did, or how often. On one hand, you can learn from that type of singular focus – on the other, well, you can see why it’s a good idea to put him in his place with four-straight fastballs, all aimed at his steroid body.
Even so, while watching those four pitches, not only was I getting excited, but after the fourth one plunked the intended target, and said target put his hands on his hips, did NOT charge the mound, did NOT say a word, did NOT do anything to exacerbate a fracas, I found my emotions taking a stunning twist.
True. Contrary to what I should be feeling, I actually started to feel sympathy for A-Rod. With his body language and facial expressions alone – he made himself look like a victim. He played the proverbial “lamb led to slaughter” to the hilt.
And perhaps he is.
Yeah, I know it’s doubtful. But then again, think how much moohlah is being made in every ballpark this “devil” shows his face in.
Love and hate are two sides of the same “coin.”
You make more dough when fans love a player. You make even more when fans love AND hate a player.
The lovers watch to see a player succeed; the haters watch too, hoping to see him fail.
What a whirld we live in.
P.S. Love him or hate him, Rodriguez is a huge fan of visualization, like the Theatre of the Mind method I teach. Imagine the focus you need to go into enemy territory with everyone booing you, and you calmly step to the plate and whack one over the wall. No approval necessary to do your job. That kind of focus is something you can’t get from steroids.
August 16th, 2013
Last week a good friend showed me the cover for the new sports book he’s written.
Initially, the photo on the cover was of a super-stud professional athlete who he trained to “kick butt and take names” on the ball field.
For some odd reason, my friend decided to test a cover with a photo of a professional model dressed up as an athlete (instead of the professional athlete) in the same pose – but altered with different colors.
After he had what he thought may be a winner, he sent it to me. My immediate reaction was not favorable. And it didn’t change when I studied the cover in greater depth.
“I don’t like it,” I told him. “There’s something that feels inauthentic about it.”
“Well, it’s not the same person,” he said.
Once I’d been briefed on the facts, I understood what was going on at a deeper level.
But the author beat me to the punch when he chimed, “The first cover has the photo of a trained assassin. The other was a model striking a pose. I guess you can feel the difference. You can’t fake the real deal.”
The Buddha said, “Truth cannot be found in words.” If this is the case, can we find truth, or the lack thereof in photos?
Yes and no.
We find truth in the vibration, the resonance behind what we see and hear. When you see a picture of the “real deal” – you feel it. There’s a very different vibration than there is in the photo of a model pretending to be that which he isn’t.
We can use words and images to confuse and deceive those who are superficial or “surface” oriented. But when dealing with those who are tuned into the fabric of life, you’ll have a much harder time.
At the same time, our very own vibration is either showing the world our BEST SELF – or something far below what we really are.
When you practice Theatre of the Mind, you activate the REAL YOU, the true you, the one that words cannot accurately describe. You bring out your BEST SELF. The one you’re most proud of – the one you’ve shown to the world in glimpses here and there.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz often said, “See yourself at your best.”
This is not the same as saying, “Tell yourself you’re the best.”
You can tell yourself you’re the best all you want – but until you SEE YOURSELF the way you want to be, nothing much happens. The vibration stays the same. LOW.
But when you SEE and FEEL your own greatness – you don’t need to say much of anything because people can sense what is going on within your energy field.
By SEEING yourself at your BEST – you push the negative behind you and you begin to slide through life with ease instead of scraping against sand paper.
By SEEING yourself at your best, you change your energy field, and this creates an effect that sends vibrations into the world, making things go much smoother for you.
The same is true of seeing yourself at your worst – only difference is that the vibrations make things go much rougher.
Which way would you rather live?
The smoother way, wherein everything is flowing – or the rougher, grainier way, wherein everything feels like hard labor?
If you’d like to make a choice for smoother – then I suggest you get a copy of Theatre of the Mind and practice along with me each day.
The results you get with this DVD will give you a lot to talk about – but even more important than the words, will be the new mental images and feelings you have about yourself.
Positive images and feelings.
Get yours NOW.
August 8th, 2013
“Gratitude for past positives creates tranquility in the present and a state of flow for the future.”
Creator, Theatre of the Mind
August 7th, 2013
“Even though our lives may appear predetermined, this is an illusion. We can determine our lives by focusing on an objective, on a path, on a way of being – and following it to its natural resolution.”
August 6th, 2013
“When you discover that rising up after failure is a great achievement by itself, then there can be no more fear of failure.”
July 30th, 2013
The above may sound preposterous. It may even disturb you. How on Earth can I make such a bold statement? “Better grades without studying?” – yeah right.
From a rational, linear, left-brained only approach to thinking about success, you’re probably right. But the right-brain, big picture facts are in.
A student and/or an athlete can make dramatic improvements in the classroom as well as on the field, just by changing the mental pictures he or she carries around all day long.
No, I’m not talking about positive thinking. I’m talking about seeing yourself with “different eyes,” eyes that believe in you, eyes that aren’t afraid of failing, eyes that aren’t criticizing you or putting you down for not having a mathematical brain, or being lousy at spelling or for being a clumsy horrible athlete.
Those who discovered the secret of how you can make RAPID change in your results can vouch for what I’m saying.
For example, let’s take an 18-year old boy, Ryan, who studied for six months and paid several thousand dollars for tutoring with the hope of improving his SAT scores enough to get a scholarship.
Well, the “study harder” method proved 100% futile.
Then Ryan’s father, Randy, hired a “mental game expert” who would teach his son a technique called “Theatre of the Mind.” The technique taught his son to relax and begin picturing himself in a totally different way. Ryan learned how BIG to make himself in the new picture – and exactly what emotions and feelings to draw upon.
Ryan didn’t devote any study time to his SAT test over the next few weeks. All he did was work on his self-image with Theatre of the Mind. And guess what happened?
Ryan retook the test – and this time he did well enough to earn a “Florida Bright Future’s Scholarship” to the tune of $9,000.00 per year. Over four years, that’ll save his “Poppa” $36,000.00.
Now, as I mentioned earlier, this technique doesn’t just make you smarter, it’ll also improve your athleticism. How do we know for sure? Because Randy is also a baseball pitching coach who trains his “young guns” to throw 90 mph (no easy task, to say the least).
With the help of this same “mental game” coach, Randy has helped 18 boys in the last six months break the 90 mph threshold. Two have even thrown the ball over 100 mph in one specific drill he teaches.
So get this: 12 boys had reached what they thought was their peak. They counted on three to six months of hard, hard work to have another breakthrough. But the day the same mental game coach showed up and worked with them, records were broken within minutes.
Over the next two weeks, Randy and this coach had a 100% success rate in improving the MPH (velocity) of every boy who “believed” in what the mental game coach taught. There were two who did not improve – and the key factor as to why was obvious to Randy. They scoffed at the idea of the “mental game.” They didn’t believe it could work – and so it didn’t.
The truth is there are a lot of “mental game” approaches – including prayer – and none of them work if if you don’t believe in them. But even when you do believe in an approach, it’s pretty hard to have a success rate like I’ve just written about.
Want to know how you can tap into this “magic power” as well? Then get yourself a copy of Theatre of the Mind today.
And remember: There’s no ‘trying harder’ with this program. Simply follow along with the DVD and your results will speak volumes.
July 20th, 2013
“Every negative feeling is like an unwanted cyst or tumor within the body. Imagine you can tune into and locate this unwanted lump of cells. Once found, mentally pretend you can pull it out and dispose of it, forever.”
July 19th, 2013
“Opportunities for advancement don’t appear to exist in the reality of the goal-less. Once a person decides upon a goal, opportunities suddenly and frequently appear. Just as ‘night crawlers’ appear when it rains, opportunities appear when we have goals.”
July 19th, 2013
Got a great question in yesterday about the Theatre of the Mind process. See below, followed by my answer:
Can you ofer any advice – I have and am following your Theatre of the Mind DVD – you talk about seeing mental pictures. I can’t see any pictures is there any way that I can develop this ability?
Yes. ALL of us have the ability to mentally picture, imagine and visualize. And when we do it with deep emotion, we start becoming the predominant creative force in our lives that we’re capable of being. We begin to manifest the miracles we’ve always dreamed about but felt we couldn’t have.
So think of it this way, all of us dream in pictures. We don’t just dream in sounds, smells, tastes and feelings. This means all of us CAN picture what we want in the waking state, too. You just need to reawaken the ability when you’re… “AWAKE.”
To get better at seeing mental pictures, close your eyes and remember what each room in your house looks like. Then proceed to the contents in your dresser, on and in your desk as well as what’s in the bathroom. The bathroom is an easy one for most because we spend a lot of time on the porcelain throne. Can you see your own toilet? Did the last person who used it remember to flush?
Hey, if you just grossed yourself out reading my words, how’d you do that unless you mentally pictured something disgusting?
Here’s the takeaway: If you have trouble seeing the future, then start with what you remember, start with the here and now. This will convince you that you have the ability to imagine/visualize. And it will cause you to transfer the ability to the present and future.
P.S. Your questions about the Theatre of the Mind process and other aspects of goal setting, visualization and so on are welcome.
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