I finished reading this book this morning. My short review and recommendation is this:
Overall, I liked the book. If you’re a veteran user of techniques like NLP and hypnosis, you’ll recognise most of the core tenants of Psych-K as being derivatives of both of these disciplines.
The book’s central theme is understanding the roles that the conscious and subconscious minds play in bringing about change in our lives.
Our ability to change is often inhibited by our limiting beliefs. Learning how to deal with and overcome our limiting beliefs is the key to successful change.
Psych-K gives you a step-by-step plan to help you change your limiting beliefs.
If you’re new to changing limiting beliefs, or you’re looking for a new way to work with limiting beliefs, Psych-K is worthwhile a read.
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Psych-K: The Missing Peace in Your Life is a self-help book written by Robert M. Williams. The book focuses on his method of Psych-K, which is a way to access the subconscious mind and change limiting beliefs and behaviors. The book provides an overview of the Psych-K method and offers practical exercises and techniques to help readers achieve their personal and professional goals. It covers topics such as weight loss, stress management, improved self-esteem, and financial success. The book also includes testimonials from individuals who have used the method to overcome personal challenges and achieve greater success in their lives. Overall, the book is aimed at individuals looking for ways to improve their lives and achieve their goals through the power of the subconscious mind.
My Highlights and Notes
All problems are spiritual problems with physical side effects.
Making peace with yourself is about resolving any mind/body conflicts.
This book is about the missing piece (peace) between trying harder and trying smarter, between great insights and a great life, between acquiring wisdom and putting that wisdom into action in your life.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You will learn a simple, direct, and verifiable process for communicating directly with your subconscious mind in order to discover preprogrammed, hidden beliefs from your past that may be sabotaging your success and happiness.
learn how to set life goals in such a way that they can become more like self-fulfilling prophecies than day-to-day struggles!
The prison of limiting beliefs exist in your mind and manifests itself through your body.
Personal development is about waking up to the real world of possibilities instead of the pre-programmed world of limitations!
“People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Insight + Willpower = Change.
In the dim alley of the subconscious mind is where the real keys to lasting change can be found.
Most of us over-identify with their conscious mind.
Learn to communicate with your subconscious mind and make it your best friend. (one of my key actions for 2023).
Without effectively communicating with your subconscious mind, you may feel like Sisyphus in the Greek story, where he is condemned to pushing a rock uphill and never quite making it to the top, only to have it roll down the hill where he must begin the process all over again. The resulting feeling is one of pointless effort and meaningless labor. Getting up in the morning becomes all about pain, struggle, and disappointment. By making your subconscious your best friend instead of your worst enemy, you can make your life feel more like a self-fulfilling prophecy than a day-to-day struggle.
The conscious mind thinks abstractly, while the subconscious thinks literally.
An important difference between the two language styles is that the subconscious mind can know things only through the five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling. The notion of happiness or fun has little meaning to the subconscious until the idea is translated into what is called sensory-based language.
“To heal ourselves or to help heal others we need to reconnect magic and science, our right and left brains.” –Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D. (psychiatrist), The Dancing Healers, 1988
The goal is to increase “cross-talk” between the two brain hemispheres, thereby achieving a more whole-brained state, which is ideal for changing subconscious beliefs.
To change the printout of the body, you must learn to rewrite the software of the mind…
Your beliefs are the building blocks of your personality. They define you as worthy or worthless, powerful or powerless, competent or incompetent, trusting or suspicious, belonging or outcast, self-reliant or dependent, flexible or judgmental, fairly treated or victimized, loved or hated.
It is important to recognize that your mind is not your brain, in the same way that the central processing unit (CPU chip) in a computer is not the same as the memory of the computer. The brain is the physical mass of billions of cells located in your cranium. Your mind is the energy that interpenetrates and surrounds your brain.
Quantum physics leads us to the conclusion that in the final analysis everything is energy.
If you think of your body and mind as comprised of molecules vibrating at different frequencies, you can better understand how you can have solid as well as nonsolid components that make up what you call “YOU.” “Mind” is simply molecules of YOU vibrating at a higher rate than the body molecules of YOU.
When you realize that human beings consist of trillions of programmable cells, it is especially important to know how the cells get programmed and how you can reprogram them.
Our mind/body system comes with foundational genetic software that is programmed by environmental stimuli before birth, and that programming continues by way of parental and societal attitudes, values, and beliefs after we are born.
Research shows that we are most programmable from conception to about age six.
As adults, we spend most of our time subconsciously responding to life rather than consciously creating it.
Can detrimental or outdated parental and societal software be changed? The answer is yes.
The software we have been talking about is often expressed as attitudes, values, and beliefs. These programs create a kind of filtering system through which we see the world and our place in it. These perceptions determine our choices and direct our behaviors. In other words, we don’t see the world as it is. We see it as we are!
Speaking the Language of the Subconscious The subconscious mind is sensory based and knows the world only through the five senses: visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), kinesthetic (feeling), gustatory (tasting), and olfactory (smelling).
It is important to define your goal as specifically as possible and to do it in sensory-based language (visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically).
sensory-based questions: What will you see in your life that will let you know that you have achieved your goal? What will you hear other people saying about you when you have accomplished your goal? What will you be saying to yourself? How will you feel when you have accomplished your goal?
While thinking about the past feeling, ask yourself where in your body you notice the greatest concentration of the feeling. 2. What color do you associate with it? 3. What temperature is it? 4. What shape is it? 5. Does it have a texture?
You are in effect creating a road map for the subconscious to follow until it arrives at its specified destination. If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive?
Our conscious mind that is designed to set goals and judge results; it is our volitional mind. By contrast, the subconscious is the habitual mind. The superconscious mind is different from either of the other “minds.” It’s more like a watchful and caring parent. Its job is to oversee the developmental process of your growth and evolution as a spiritual being having a human experience–to enable you to learn your lessons and grow up to be a fully functioning adult.
Are you ready to transform yourself and the world?
Psych-K in a Nutshell
Psych-K is a method for using the power of the subconscious mind to change self-limiting beliefs and achieve personal and professional goals.
The methodology of Psych-K involves several steps and techniques that are used to communicate with the subconscious mind and change limiting beliefs and behaviors. These steps include:
- Identification of the limiting belief or behavior: The first step is to identify the specific belief or behavior that is holding you back. This might be a belief about yourself, others, or the world, or a behavior that is preventing you from achieving your goals.
- Creation of a new, empowering belief: Once the limiting belief or behavior has been identified, the next step is to create a new, more empowering belief or behavior to replace it.
- Use of visualization and affirmations: Visualization and affirmations are used to communicate the new belief or behavior to the subconscious mind. Visualization involves creating a mental image of the desired outcome, while affirmations are positive statements that support the new belief or behavior.
- Use of muscle testing: Muscle testing is used to measure the level of resistance in the body, which indicates whether the subconscious mind is accepting or rejecting the new belief or behavior.
- Integration of the new belief or behavior: Through the use of visualization, affirmations, and muscle testing, the new belief or behavior is integrated into the subconscious mind, replacing the limiting belief or behavior.
- Follow-up and maintenance: The process is not completed with one session, the individual will be encouraged to follow-up and maintain the new beliefs and behaviors through daily affirmations and visualization.
Overall, the goal of the Psych-K methodology is to change limiting beliefs and behaviors at the core level of the subconscious mind, and to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. The method is intended to be simple and easy to use, yet powerful and effective in creating positive change in people’s lives.
One other thing I found useful was the section on manifesting a goal. I made a podcast episode about: