by Dr Maxwell Maltz MD FICS 2015
With new introduction and editoral commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation.
The author of Psycho-Cybernetics, Dr Maltz, was a plastic surgeon. He began to counsel some of his patients instead of operating on their appearance after he realised that changing their physical appearance only helped some of his patients while others could not see or feel any difference.
Plastic surgeon transformations (physical) only worked on a percentage of Dr Maltz's patients, because they still had a damaging internal picture of themselves.
Dr Maltz believed that the most important thing is to be at peace with yourself. Most of his patients needed to work on their inner self, not their outer appearance.
This book gives you the coping skills, including having an inner quite room (or place) that your mind can retreat to when you feel overwhelmed, or a place in your mind you can go to and recharge whenever you have a few spare minutes.
This book is critical for anyone with low self-esteem. It uses visualisations to create better habits and thoughts. This one book is worth all the other self-help books put together.
For someone like me who had uncaring, unempathetic and sometimes cruel parents and an older sister who, all through my childhood and teenage years was my tormentor, oppressor and bully, this book has taught me ways to finally put all that behind me by improving my self-image and therefore my life.
It teaches how to slow down and relax by showing the importance and strength of our mind/body connection, instead of the tenuous connection most people assume it to be.
Once this is understood completely, it gave me insights to myself and clarity that I never understood before.
Psycho-Cybernetics is full of "ah-ha!" moments.
I'm going to read it several more times because it's full of too many gems to pick up in only one reading.
Other people's opinons and life events don't really matter when your inner self-image is strong.
This book should be taught in school to every teenager.
You can read more about Psycho-Cybernetics at Amazon.com
This review was written on 6th March 2019