The landmark bestseller that has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. When loosely translated from the Greek, cybernetics means 'a helmsman who steers his ship to port.' The contemporary definition of cybernetics is the scientific study of how people, animals, and machines control and communicate information. Psycho-Cybernetics, a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, means, 'steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world, peace of mind.' Maltz was the first researcher and author to explain how the self-image (a term he popularized) has complete control over an individual's ability to achieve (or fail to achieve) any goal. And he developed techniques that anyone can use to improve and manage self-image - visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation. These techniques have informed and inspired countless motivational gurus, sports psychologists, and self-help practitioners for more than fifty years. The teachings of Psycho-Cybernetics are timeless because they are based on solid science and provide a prescription for thinking and acting that leads to quantifiable results. In this updated edition of Psycho-Cybernetics, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original text has been antated and amplified to make Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary reader. 'Before the mind can work efficiently, we must develop our perception of the outcomes we expect to reach. Maxwell Maltz calls this Psycho-Cybernetics; when the mind has a defined target it can focus and direct and refocus and redirect until it reaches its intended goal.' Tony Robbins (From Unlimited Power)
Dr. Maxwell Maltz received his doctorate in medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1923. After postgraduate work in plastic surgery in Europe, Maltz was appointed to head several departments of reparative surgery in New York hospitals over his long and distinguished career. He was a prominent international lecturer and on the psychological aspects of plastic surgery. He published two books on the subject, New Faces, New Futures and Dr. Pygmalion. In 1960, after nearly a decade of counseling hundreds of such patients, extensive research and testing his evolving theory of success conditioning on athletes, salespeople and others, he published his findings-then radical ideas-in the first edition of Psycho-Cybernetics, which went on to sell millions of copies and to be translated in dozens of languages. Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, a national and world title-holder in wrestling and martial arts, a bestselling fitness author as well as successful internet entrepreneur, has committed himself to preserving and extending the legacy of Maltz's work. Furey headlines sold-out seminars and coaches hundreds of men and women in his highly successful MasterMind/Joint Venture Connection, as well as the Psycho-Cybernetics Coaching Program.
Penguin Putnam Inc
Date of Publication
Careers & Success
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Updated, Expanded ed.
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