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Self-Image Exercises Tap the Unlimited Resources of Your Subconscious Mind
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.
April 2nd, 2014
The other day a young man asked, “What’s the difference between Theatre of the Mind and visualizing?”
First of all, the word visualizing is a misnomer. It confuses many people, in part, because they have doubts about their ability to do it.
I use the word “visualization” here and there because people are familiar with it, but when I put people through a Theatre of the Mind exercise, I do my best to avoid using the word.
Why? Because it gives the wrong impression. Many people think they cannot visualize. They think they cannot “see” with their eyes closed.
The same people who’ve hypnotized themselves to believe they don’t “see” with their eyes closed, will acknowledge being able to dream in pictures – as well as imagine in pictures. If you ask the person who says he cannot visualize if he can “imagine” – you’ll usually hear an “of course.”
Second, the above still appears to be talking about one sense though. It’s not. Theatre of the Mind is much more than using “inner vision.” It’s using ALL the external senses internally: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.
Every sense that we have on the outside is capable of being developed on the inside. Just as something we dream about in the evening can come about in the day, so it is with Theatre of the Mind.
You can picture, taste, imagine, feel, sense, smell, touch and hear with your eyes closed. Instead of “seeing with eyes closed” you “SENSE” with eyes closed.
Third, when you do Theatre of the Mind, you access past memories and use them to your advantage. When people practice other forms of visualization, the past is usually ignored. The practitioner is future oriented. This is a mistake because it creates an “I’ll be happy when I achieve this goal” mindset.
Truth is, you may be happy for a short time after achieving your goal – but it won’t last long. Why? Because you’ve never practiced being happy. You’ve never practiced living without resistance and stress. And you cannot hold onto an emotional state for long that you don’t practice.
I remember telling this to a friend a few years ago. He began to argue with me, “Dr. Maltz said you need to have a nostalgia for the future,” he said.
“Do you know what the word nostalgia means?” I asked.
“A good feeling about the past,” he said.
“Correct. And how can you have a nostalgia for the future if you don’t know what it feels like to have nostalgia for the past? Ever think of
“Hmm, you got me there,” he said.
Your past and future are connected. In fact, your past, present and future are all right here, right now, in the now. The good news is you can choose which part of your past you use in the now to positively influence the future.
If you drag the negative past into the now, it influences the future to be negative. If you bring forth the positive past and relive it in the now, you influence the future to be positive.
Fourth and perhaps most important of all, Theatre of the Mind gives you peace of mind NOW. Dr. Maltz called peace of mind the greatest port in the world. He did not call the achievement of wealth, fame, titles and rank as the greatest port.
Peace of mind is the component lacking in so many programs. Because your focus is upon the goal, the future, the thing you must have in order to be happy, there’s no peace of mind built into your practice.
With Theatre of the Mind, peace of mind is built into what you’re doing. You understand that you do not find happiness when you achieve
a goal. You bring happiness to the goal. You bring peace of mind along with you. You can assume that happiness is a byproduct of achieving a goal – but you’d be assuming wrong.
Fifth, when you do Theatre of the Mind, your increase your physical abilities and skills. You don’t just achieve goals. You get GOOD at
whatever you’re doing in life.
Don’t know about you, but I think getting GOOD at something is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others. In fact, being BETTER than good is a great way to go, too. And along the way, if you’re willing to put in the time, maybe one day someone will be able to say you’re the BEST.
And it all starts with YOU.
P.S. I’m holding a free teleseminar tomorrow night for those of you who’ve already purchased a copy of Theatre of the Mind. It’s going to cover some important keys to living “One Breath at a Time” and seeing yourself at your best.
April 1st, 2014
John and Becky came home from work feeling stressed out. Big time. They wondered what they should do to turn their stress into power.
The answer was on the kitchen table.
John spotted a package and opened it. Inside was a set of CDs and a DVD on how you can create power and results through the magic
of mental movies.
He opened it and along with Becky, flipped through the CDs, thinking about where to begin. Toward the back, they spotted a bonus CD
entitled See Yourself at Your Best.
They popped that CD out, put it on play and sat in silence, listening to the voice guiding them through the best moments of their lives,
followed by some positive projection for the future.
When the session ended, John and Becky were in awe. All the stress of the day was gone. But more than that, they felt an incredible sense of relaxed, effortless power. They felt that all was well. The rough day was now a blessing.
Five minutes after completing the exercise, a prospective client that John had given up on, suddenly called and wanted to meet ASAP.
He wanted to get involved with their program.
John sent me an email: “Coincidence? I think not,” he wrote.
When you do Theatre of the Mind exercises like See Yourself at Your Best – a bonus CD in my new program – you train yourself out of the “rough day” feelings and transform those energies into something “out of this world.”
There’s really no need to end your day feeling bruised and beaten.
You can always end your day on a positive note. All it takes is your willingness to let go of the unproductive past while bringing in gratitude and appreciation for what IS working as well as for what previously worked.
You have memories in your mind and they’e playing in the form of mental movies.
Some of these movies need to be thrown in the dumpster. Others need to be replayed on a regular basis so that you can repeat what you did when you were at your best.
Far too many people live life with their best moments in the dumpster. That’s not where they belong. Your moments are memories to cherish and relive, with gratitude, so that you get many, many more of them.
Being ungrateful is like going to a restaurant where the waitresses are rude. Even if the food is good, you don’t want to go there anymore.
The same is true with the Infinite. When you’re ungrateful, when you’re resentful, you’re given more of the same. But when you’re grateful, you’re given more to feel good about.
Following along with me on the See Yourself at Your Best CD is not only a good way to reverse the feelings of negative stress, it’s ‘the way” to create the flow you want to see in your life.
P.S. I’m having a bonus teleseminar this Thursday evening for all who have already gotten the NEW program. It’s going to ROCK. Naaah. It’s going to FLOW. It’s going to FLOW so well you’re going to see and feel rocks and obstacles knocked out of your way.
March 26th, 2014
“Happiness is a habit. You don’t suddenly become happy because you achieved a goal. You practice happiness all the way to the goal. And when you achieve your goal you’re still happy. Never think achieving a goal will give you lasting happiness. It can’t because happiness doesn’t suddenly arrive and stay put. You nurture happiness. You make happiness a habit and then it becomes one.”
Author of Maxwell Maltz’ Theatre of the Mind
March 25th, 2014
Worried about the future? Obsessing about the past? Fearful of how things might turn out? Feeling bad about making mistakes or failing to accomplish some goal? Angry about some injustice inflicted upon you?
There’s a quick way to get out of these vicious emotional cycles.
I like to call it living “One Breath at a Time.”
Not living “one day at a time.”
Not living in “day tight compartments.”
It’s living one breath at a time AS you live one day at a time – or as you focus on goals you want in the future.
It’s a very simple process. It really is.
But simple is often made complicated and difficult.
Because it’s hard to trim away the fat and get to the bone and sinew of what makes something work.
Give someone a simple formula for anything, then watch the person try to add his own twist to the matter. Simple now has
Simple is good – and if you want to repeat something good, keep it simple.
Show me simplicity and I’ll show you focused, deliberate power. Show me something complicated and we’ll see confusion.
Truth is you only get one breath at a time. You don’t get two at a time. You don’t get three or more.
You don’t get to hang on to yesterday’s breath and you cannot prepare for tomorrow’s. You can only take one breath at a time – so why not do your best to live that way?
Sakai Yusai, the late Tendai Buddhist marathon monk – whom I wrote about in Expect to Win – Hate to Lose, told me how he accomplished the grueling 100 Days of Non-Stop Walking feat.
Huh? 100 days of non-stop walking? That’s right. Walking for 100 days straight without sleep, without sitting and without lying down.
He was allowed to eat – but could not sit as he did so. Instead, he could lean against a pole until he finished his meal. And as soon as he finished, he went back to walking.
Any Tendai monk who is given this seemingly impossible task, walks in-doors, in a special room, for 100 days.
Sakai Yusai said that the feat was very difficult the first two days. He didn’t believe he could make it. His mind was filled with worry and self-doubt.
Then he tapped into the power of his breathing. He focused on nothing but his breath. After he did this, the Master said the rest of the feat was “EASY.”
Wait a moment. Let me get this straight. The first two days were pure agony, but the next 98 were EASY because you found a way to breathe?
That’s right. That’s what he told me.
There’s a reason the Japanese proclaimed Sakai Yusai a “Living Buddha.”
I was fortunate to meet him in Japan, at his home, in 2007. I was fortunate yet again to have him come to the U.S. to visit me and take part in a seminar I held in 2008.
“Live every day as if it is your whole life,” he said. When I asked for him to elaborate on that one, he said that you wouldn’t think of putting on yesterday’s dirty socks to wear again today. So why bring yesterday’s trauma into today? You have a whole new life. Everyday. Remember the good times and bring those with you – but leave the negative past behind. Breathe it away.
I’m so fired up about this subject that I’m going to hold a bonus teleseminar for everyone who gets the NEW Theatre of the Mind package – and I’m going to have this teleseminar next week. Details to follow.
If you’ve already ordered your copy of the NEW Theatre of the Mind – (not the solo DVD that was offered a year ago), you can include yourself in this bonus offering. If you haven’t gotten it yet – there’s still time.
Be one of the next 138 people to order and I’ll include you in the bonus teleseminar.
Jump on this NOW, my friend. It’s going to be AWESOME.
March 24th, 2014
The unsolicited testimonials keep rolling in on my newest program, making me one happy camper.
Here’s one that left me in awe:
I have listened and learned from some of the greatest self help gurus on the planet, both living and dead. I can honestly say that all of them made meaningful contributions to my success and my happiness.
I can also honestly say that I have never done what I am doing now. Not once. Not before this. Not ever. I sent you a testimonial over a week ago on your Theatre of the Mind program – but before you use it I want to send you a revised testimonial. A second one.
Why? Because I have grown by using it in a time frame most would consider impossible. It has been only 3 weeks since I got the course and I have been entranced to use it every single day like no other course has ever engaged me. I just keep re-listening to it and doing your exercises.
They’re easy, effortless and are taking me to a whole new level. The people who have shown up and the business opportunities that have presented themselves as a result are beyond anything I have ever had happen.
Many people may already think of me as successful – afterall, I wrote a best-seller and speak all over the world. So they might think something like your course could not make such a huge difference. Well, they’d be wrong.
So let me say this: No matter where are in life – successful or lost, you need Theatre of the Mind and you need it now. Get it learn it and live it like I did for the past 21 days and you will be transformed in a way that you have never experienced and cannot experience anywhere else. If you care one iota about yourself and your loved ones honor yourself and give yourself 21 days of daily exposure to your own Theatre of the Mind, guided by Matt.
You will emerge transformed, happy and on a far better road than you can even imagine now.”
Dave Woynarowski, M.D.
author of The Immortality Edge
MJF: Thank you, Dr. Dave. This makes my week. Keep me posted on all the good things coming your way.
P.S. One of the special bonus CDs in the package, entitled See Yourself at Your Best, will take you to heights you’ve never conceived of before. And it’ll do so effortlessly, regardless of your field or endeavor.
March 19th, 2014
Ever been around someone who absolutely must be the “smartest” person in the room?
I call this type of person a SPITR – and that’s pretty much what he or she does; spits on everyone in the room.
You know the guy I’m talking about.
Whenever you and your friends are talking, he’ll listen briefly – (and I mean very, very briefly.)
He’ll then proceed to position himself as most knowledgeable amongst all in the room.
He’ll interrupt and begin arguments with openers like, “That’s not true.” Or, “that’s not what really happened.” Or he’ll feel the need to pile on until his information trumps all others.
I know a lady who couldn’t even be introduced without making a comment that denigrated the person introducing her.
“John, I’d like you to meet Jane. She’s the one I told you about who does acupuncture and deep tissue massage to eliminate pain from old injuries.”
Before John can even say hello, Jane “fixes” the introduction.
“Actually, what I do,” she says, “is Tuina massage combined with acupressure and a bit of Reiki, feng shui and tarot card reading.”
Intro killed. Just had to “correct” the introduction before it barely got off the ground. Had to be a SPITR.
I know a guy who can’t stand to not know something about a topic others are discussing or someone is teaching. He’ll keep quiet for a day or two, during which time he’s searching the Internet or the local library to find the one thing about the subject you don’t know yet. And he cannot wait to tell you what he knows that you don’t.
He will NEVER approach you and ask you what you know on the subject. That would downgrade his
SPITR status. He must appear all-knowing, even if the mirage requires staying up for a week to research your area of expertise.
Another SPITR symptom is trying to out-think the master. Even though the SPITR is a complete beginner in a new course of action, he will not allow himself to “listen, believe and apply.”
Instead, he must reinvent the computer. He must prove he can outsmart those whose knowledge he could really use.
Earlier today I had a coaching call with a client. He asked for details about a financial turning point I had many years ago.
I told him that “paying yourself first” regardless of bills and debts was key. I mentioned how you need to take 10 percent of every check and put it away. I repeated the W. Clement Stone maxim, “If you don’t have the saving habit, the seeds of greatness are not within you.”
Then I mentioned that I’ve stated this very truth at seminars for at least the last 12 years. I recounted how this advice is from a man who started with nothing and became a billionaire.
Yet, despite his credentials. how many people who hear the message will follow his sage advice. Very few.
Some refuse to picture themselves saving 10 percent. It’s not part of their self-image. These people are the “I can’t do that’s.”
Then there are the SPITR’s. They immediately try to figure out a ‘better way.” They’ll spends hours, days, even weeks trying to out-think the billionaire.
Years later, guess what? The SPITR is no better off.
This is why I say the SPITR is actually the dumbest person in the room (DPITR).
Now, you may wonder why a person would choose to be a SPITR when it should be obvious to him that he’s getting DPITR results.
Well, just because something “should” be obvious doesn’t make it so.
Once again, it all comes down to self-image. The SPITR feels compelled to argue, fix and overwhelm with his vast knowledge because deep down he feels bad about being a DPITR.
So a SPITR is really a DPITR. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.
And the real fix is so simple: Shut up and listen.
After you’ve done that, learn what to do, picture yourself doing it, then do it.
Once you’ve been doing it for some time and you’ve got a track record, then you can make modifications.
Putting wings in front of the bird’s head doesn’t work. You might try to out-think the Creator on this truth. But you’ll only prove yourself foolish for trying.
Whenever you catch yourself being a SPITR, and virtually all of us do from time to time, remind yourself that you won’t learn much when you’re spitting. You’ll learn much more when you’re listening, asking, listening, asking and ultimately acting on what you discover.
P.S. For information on changing your self-image, go here.
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March 18th, 2014
Imagine your son is being scouted by several MLB teams. And on the day the scouts show up to watch him play – he strikes out four times. He fails utterly.
What do you think would come of such a thing?
Well, one scout went back to the office and said to draft this player in the 1st round.
Because he showed the same “face” when he struck out as he did when hitting a home run.
Bottom line: He handled failure professionally in a game that has a lot of it. And that doesn’t happen by accident. It requires training in the mental game.
How do you handle failure? What’s your attitude when you make a mistake?
If it isn’t a reaction that is cool, calm and collected, then you need to make a shift; you need Theatre of the Mind and you need it NOW.
Claim your copy here.
P. S. By the way, the player was Chipper Jones. He’ll most likely be a first-year Hall-of-Famer, too.
March 15th, 2014
One of the cardinal rules of successful living is to “see yourself with kind eyes.”
This means you must let go of frustration, disappointment, mistakes, setbacks and failures. To see yourself with kind eyes means you stop criticizing and condemning yourself for what you “should” have done – “could” have done – and “would” have done.
A favorite Wayne Dyer line to keep close to your lips goes as follows: “You can never SHOULD have done anything.”
If your son or daughter misses a free throw and you say, “You should have made that one,” – you are talking in moronic
language. You cannot go back into the past and re-do your missed basket.
If you don’t make a sale, you are using guilt to your disadvantage if you say, “You should have said x,y,z.” Again, you cannot go back and re-do mistakes. So the guilt of “should” serves no function other than to keep you stuck.
Such is the way it is in the physical world.
But in the world of the mind – you can actually turn your “should have” to your advantage.
You CAN go back and fix the past. It’s nothing but a mental movie or series of snapshots anyway. And you’re the star, director, producer and script writer.
So why not go back and re-do the past? Why not have things turn out the way you’d like them to turn out.
If you’ve always been afraid to hike mountains, why not go back and see yourself hiking a mountain courageously?
If you always get upset when someone calls you a certain name, or asks you a “dumb” question, why not go back and relive your reaction, then change it?
You change it in the present. In the NOW – which doesn’t last very long. And with each new now, you stay the course, you keep focused on how you’re going to do things or react to comments or situations from now on.
As a coach, my job is to reflect reality so that those whom I teach can see what they were missing, and change it.
There is no flattery. There’s no apple polishing. There’s no telling a person what he or she wants to hear so he’ll keep being a client.
At the same time, there’s no guilt or negative judgment. A person has already done what’s he’s done. He cannot re-do it. But he can change how he feels about the past and move forward with a renewed zest and passion for life.
Last night I worked with a young man who sent me a “mind movie” he’d made some time ago. None of what he had in his movie had taken place. In fact, he’d gone backward.
I only watched the first segment. I’d seen enough. And I instantly knew why this man was stuck.
Everything was about having loads of cash, having new cars, a big house and so on.
Nothing wrong with any of the above.
Okay, if that’s the case, why didn’t I like his mind movie? Because there was no gratitude for the past. There was no sense of having accomplished ANYTHING yet in life. Everything was future, future, future.
That my friends, is what distinguishes Theatre of the Mind from all the other programs.
Everything else is gimme, gimme, gimme. I want more, more, more.
Truth is, you can have MORE, with ease, when you get clear on the fact that you already have a lot. You have much to be grateful for – all year round. Every single day. And you have it WITHIN YOU.
What’s more, when you tap into what you have within you – with gratitude – seeing yourself with kind eyes, a whole new universe opens to you.
Yet, instead of recognizing your value and what is already within, most people look to the outside to assess their value. Sad. and true.
Instead of following the sad standard procedure, why not answer the way I’ve depicted it for you in this imaginary dialogue between your conscience (Judge) and your BIG SELF played as YOU:
Judge: “What’s your net worth?”
You: “I’m unable to calculate it right now.”
Judge: “Why not?”
You: “Because it’s too big.”
Judge: “How big is it, approximately?”
You: “It’s infinite.”
You: “Yes, infinite.”
Judge: “And why do you say your net worth is infinite?”
You: “Well, that’s simple. It’s because I have millions upon millions of movie clips in my brain. They’re swimming around with me at all times. And anytime I want to find a really good memory, all I have to do is pull it from the shelf and watch it. When I do this, I instantly feel like a billion bucks. And that’s just from ONE MOVIE. Again, I’ve got millions of these in my memory – and just one of them can bring me a lot of good. Not only that, but each and every day,
more is being added. It’s a non-stop process. So tell me, how can I truly calculate my net worth. So my closest approximation of my net worth is INFINITY.”
My friend, Theatre of the Mind puts you in touch with the INFINITE. Every time you do the practice, you reach into your mind, amplify it’s power and upgrade your physical skills.
You may think, ah, it’s just another self-help program, but the following customer says the following about it:
I’m on my 2nd listen-through. Theatre of the Mind is so good that I cleared my entire bookshelf of all books, DVDs, and audios.
And the only thing that sits on my book shelf is Theatre of the Mind. It looks kind of funny. But it makes everything else I own obsolete.
MJF: Thank you, Jason. That’s some high praise.
Grab your copy of Theatre of the Mind NOW – and make your life into the masterpiece you know it can be.
March 13th, 2014
When I read emails like this I get PUMPED.
Chris, a customer who just finished listening to my ALL NEW Theatre of the Mind program, wrote to express enthusiasm:
GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!
Just finished listening to your new Nightingale-Conant Program and man did you nail this one. This will be the first of many times to listen to this. I was driving so wasn’t able to make notes, but still have many things to start in the morning. Plan on sharing with the family.
MJF: Thank you, Chris. I need to listen again and again myself. Dave Kuenstle, the producer at NC, did a marvelous job. He took over 10 hours from live seminars and 8 hours of “in studio” recording. Then he crystallized the message onto 7 audio CDs and a one-hour DVD. It’s truly fantastic. I listened with excitement as I had no idea what was going to make the final cut.
The way Dave put together the seventh CD – truly outstanding. I was wiping tears more than once – and I’m supposed to be more familiar with what I wrote, said and spontaneously ad-libbed than anyone else.
I don’t know how he was able to do it, and I’m in this business. I especially love how he weaves back and forth from LIVE in seminar to LIVE in studio, giving the listener a “yin-yang” sense of the material.
Truly, anyone who is wondering if this program is anything like my others – the answer is YES. It’s LIKE my other programs – AND it’s 10X better than anything else I’ve ever done on my own.
P.S. One more spot available for my Combat Chi Kung Seminar later this month. Grab it and you’re “the man.”
March 6th, 2014
Three years ago next month, Ia client came to see me for H-E-L-P.
He couldn’t really afford the ticket or my fee. He was over $90,000.00 in debt. But he felt he must come see me.
And he arrived on April 15 – of all dates.
At the time he felt as low as a man can feel. He felt inadequate as a father, as an entrepreneur, as a person.
He’s made decisions he now questioned.
Creditors were breathing fire on him. And he expected me to somehow fix everything for him?
Yesterday, I got an email from him. His life changed in a MAJOR way during his visit. And he wanted me to know where he is right now.
Here’s what he wrote:
I’ll never forget the talk we had after you handed me the walking sticks. As we set out on our five-mile journey, there wasn’t much said at first, then you asked, “Okay, so you have some finnacial challenges. What exactly are we talking about here?”
I told you about the debt I had racked up.
“Yeah,” you said.
Then I told you about all the monthly expenses I had and couldn’t meet.
You shrugged those off like they were nothing.
I was mystified at how you were so calm, so relaxed, just breathing as we walked and talked.
I was perplexed as to how you could think all this was no big deal.
I can’t remember much more about our talk. I guess I was in a trance. But something definitely happened to me during that walk. I wasn’t the same person when it ended. What a way to coach people.
Another big shift occurred later in the day. We were in your car and I heard your phone chiming from all the orders you had coming in.
I asked if you had a sale going on.
“No, why?” you said.
“Wow,” I said. “That’s amazing.”
When I returned home I began doing Theatre of the Mind every day without fail. No more doing it one day, then resting for a month. Every single day.
When I had no work on the horizon, I did what you told me to do. I had nothing else to do, and no client work. But I believed what you taught me and applied myself.
This process kept me positive and productive in the face of 90 sum thousand in the RED.
It wasn’t long before I had a few clients. And the few I had turned into MORE. A year later I was in a completely different reality.
Now I run a company with clients all over the world who line up to work with me. Tis pretty bizarre.
I’m almost at the phase you once told me about when you said, “Vince, right now it feels like you have to push a bolder up a hill with everything you’ve got. One day it will feel like all you have to do is tap a stone with your pinky and it will fly up on its own.”
Ahh, such a strong picture to focus on to this day.
Thanks Matt. Thanks Theatre of the Mind.
Author, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Artist and Daddy to 3 great girls
M.J.F. responds: Vince, thank you so much for the update. I’m certain it will inspire many people who’ve walked in similar mocassins. May continued blessings from the heavens and the earth continue to shine upon you.
P.S. If you’d like similar coaching for anything you’d like to make better in your life, there’s a way to get it – and get it NOW.
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