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 annotated and amplified to make Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary reader.
Reviews of Maxwell Maltz''s original Psycho-Cybernetics "Psycho-Cybernetics is a classic personal development book. Most of the current speakers in the area of personal development, including Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy and others owe a debt to Maxwell Maltz for the foundation of their material. The psychological training of Olympic athletes is also based on the concepts in Psycho-Cybernetics. Thousands, possibly millions, of people have benefited by putting these ideas to work. Put Psycho-Cybernetics on your '"must-read'" list."--Michael C. Gray, Profit Advisors"Published in 1960, Psycho-Cybernetics remains one the classics of self-help, self-improvement, and personal development."--Mind of Success"An invaluable aid to the layman, offering a sound, scientific method of practical self-improvement."--Mark Freeman, Ph.D., clinical psychologist"This classic by Maxwell Maltz is considered by many experts in the field to be the grandfather of all self-help books. Although it was written in 1960, Psycho-Cybernetics is just as relevant more than 50 years later. His timeless tenets offer a road map for self-image improvement and better quality of life."--Gayot.com"Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics, was an early exponent of the visualization principle. Almost half a century ago, he captures a truth that can literally transform the way we think, act, and communicate."--Bert Decker, You've Got to Be Believed to Be Heard"Psycho-Cybernetics has sold in its millions because it provides a scientific rationale for dream fulfillment. The science and computing references are now outdated, but the principles of cybernetics have only grown in influence. Complexity theory, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science all grew out if the cybernetic understanding of how the non-physical, the '"ghost in the machine, '" guides matter. This makes Psycho-Cybernetics the perfect self-help book for a technical culture."--Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Self-Help Classics"Psycho-Cybernetics was written back in 1960, but it was way ahead of its time. Maxwell Maltz was a successful plastic surgeon in the States, and he was puzzled by the attitudes of some of his patients whose plastic surgery was successful, but they still felt ugly inside. This book explores the psychology of self-image, and its profound effects on all our lives. But Maxwell Maltz goes further, and sets out an action plan to change your self-image from a disempowering one to an empowering one. Ever wondered how some people seem effortlessly successful, wealthy, fit and healthy, while others struggle and seem to get nowhere? The answers lie in the concepts set out in this book: the self-image, the subconscious mind, the power of visualization, relaxed concentration, goal-setting."--Fitness4London
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd November 2015
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated