I have read a lot of self-help books over the years but nothing comes close to this classic. Since then I’ve written books and created fitness and martial arts programs that have found a worldwide audience. This item: Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded by Maxwell Maltz Paperback S$23.59. But what about the exceptions who didn’t change? It is easy to understand how the correction of his facial disfigurement and the restoration of a “normal” face would overnight change this man’s entire attitude and outlook, his feelings about himself, and result in greater success in his work. My successes. The many people with whom I’ve worked will testify that they have succeeded in ways they never thought possible. During my senior year, despite having far more skill than ever before, I fell short again. Discovery of the self-image explains all the apparent discrepancies we have been discussing. A boy who was dropped from one college because of poor grades entered Columbia and became a straight “A” student. Psychology, with all its vaunted knowledge of the human psyche, had no satisfactory answer for such a simple, goal-oriented, purposeful situation as, for example, how it is possible for a human being to pick up a pen from a desk. I truly wanted to succeed. “Experts” are the most thoroughly familiar with the developed knowledge inside the prescribed boundaries of a given science. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Their capacity to really “live” fully is blocked and choked by the same sort of psychological roadblocks. In my search for the “self-image,” I also had to cross boundaries, although invisible ones. A salesman who had lost his touch and his faith in himself became a model of self-confidence. $4.49. My goals were to not only win the tournament I’d already won, but the Division I tourney as well. Here’s a snapshot of what I would say to myself: Yes, I achieved my goal to wrestle at Iowa and be coached by Dan Gable, but I wasn’t a varsity man. This is what will happen when you read Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, the recognized classic in the field of self-help books. Numerous case histories have shown that one is never too young or too old to change his self-image and thereby start to live a new life. Finally, you will find throughout the book certain things to do and certain practice exercises that you are asked to perform. This is one of the books that you would wanna read again and again and again. New methods growing out of these findings have resulted in rather dramatic changes in personality, health, and apparently even in basic abilities and talents. Why shouldn’t he avoid social contacts? They develop the same fears and anxieties. In short, you will “act like” the sort of person you conceive yourself to be. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Each morning when he shaved he could see the horrible disfiguring scar of his cheek and the grotesque twist to his mouth. “Will” and “purpose” were myths. My contributions to Dr. Maltz’s masterwork comprise this foreword and an afterword, as well as commentary throughout that I believe will give you additional guidance and understanding when using the self-image improvement process. There are the 35- or 45-year-old women who are convinced that they look “old” even though their appearance is perfectly “normal” and in many cases unusually attractive. Although surgery gave her a classic nose and a face that was truly beautiful, she still continued to act the part of the ugly duckling, the unwanted sister who could never bring herself to look another human being in the eye. Didn’t I have to achieve those goals in order to feel good, to be happy? Pasteur was not an MD. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. When an arm or leg is amputated, the “phantom limb” persists for about 21 days. Instead, you are asked to jot down the most important points that appeal to you as key points that should be remembered. When I think about that question, I recall that when I was in high school, my goal was to wrestle for Dan Gable at the University of Iowa. I could imagine and feel that I was achieving a goal in the future but experience it as if it was happening now, almost as if it was the memory of another accomplished goal. How to Remove Emotional Scars, or How to Give Yourself an Emotional Face-Lift, 12. Each day, when I felt badly about myself, it was as if I’d rubbed my face in the manure of bad memories instead of showering my face with clear-water memories of what I’d done well. Change his physical image and nearly always you change the man—his personality, his behavior—and sometimes even his basic talents and abilities. Or what about all the others who acquired new faces but went right on wearing the same old personality? However, according to this theory, persons with normal or acceptable faces should be singularly free from all psychological handicaps. The self-image can be changed. They asked questions that I could not answer. Today, virtually everything written and discussed about visualization or mental imagery was directly influenced by Maltz’s work and is deeply rooted in the principles of Psycho-Cybernetics. Maxwell Maltz – Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag tooltip. So I went to Germany. 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