- Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (August 15, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671700758
- ISBN-13: 978-0671700751
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 877 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life Mass Market Paperback – August 15, 1989
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Maxwell Maltz, M.D., F.I.C.S., was one of the most important and renowned authors in the field of psychology. His books include Creative Living for Today, The Magic Power of Self-Image Psychology, and the bestseller Dr. Pygmalion. A brilliant plastic surgeon, he was also an internationally renowned professor and lecturer.
A classic of self-help literature is presented in an abbreviated version. Maltz was a plastic surgeon who ultimately recommended changing our attitudes towards ourselves, rather than our appearances. Presenting positive attitude as a means for change, Maltz's teaching has the ring of common sense. Testimonials and stories are interspersed with advice from Maltz. Techniques for relaxation and visualization are also covered. Archival recordings of Maltz's talks are interspersed with moderators' instructions. Maltz's speeches are particularly enjoyable. His humor and straightforward approach are refreshing. E.L.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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In 1961, It did much more than just put me on my quest for self-improvement. For the very first time, someone connected the mind to the body and brought home the old, simple adage ... "Change your Mind and you change your life!"
That was Psycho-Cybernetics. That was the principle of Self Image Psychology ... proven and verified by science itself as an irresistible and powerful no nonsense psychology of happiness and fulfillment.
From there on ... for decades ... everything else that was printed in the Self Help Industry became supporting commentary for the principles in this book.
An now ... the new "enhanced" version of Psycho-Cybernetics just arrived. And Yesssss!!! I enjoyed this one as much as the original. If not more so!
Comparing the two, the new authors kept the voice and the insights of the original text intact, integrating only the updates needed for new generations to come to experience and cherish the joy of reading this old, new classic for the first time. And experience it, you will. You cannot do otherwise.
Indeed, it gives me great pleasure to recommend this new version of the book that's been around for over a half century. If you are not among the 35 million+ people who read the older one ... please, do yourself a favor ... get a copy now and read it!
You will find that Psycho-Cybernetics will do it to you, as it did it to us, decades ago. True to its kind, the new Enhanced version of Psycho-Cybernetics is still the only book that scientifically proves the principle of Self Image Psychology and makes it the new foundation for a new century's hope, success and the dream of a better life.
And the beat goes on!
I first encountered this book back in the early 80's. I didn't know it then but my life was being transformed into something pretty amazing and this was one of the books that helped me change the entire course of my life. Many books passed thru my hands but this was a keeper. I sent my sister a copy nearly 20 years later in the hopes that she could restart her life in a happier new direction.
I personally found much of the material to be ... not dense ... but dry. I hate to say that because Maltz is clearly such an intelligent man with an important message and helpful advice. But, it is true, in my opinion.
If you are challenged by insecurities and an inaccurate, negative self-image, this is a must-read.
There are other versions that have different authors added and updated text (example, saying "people" or "person" as opposed to "man") however everything here points to this being the correct book with original text.
This is the granddaddy of self help, and if you read Tony robbins, Bob proctor, Brian tracy etc you'll recognize where they borrow the ideas from this book.
If you read and practice it this and other books will change your life, but don't buy it and just no read it, no matter what. That would he a wasteful shame.
It starts slow and after 2 or 3 chapters I was beginning to question the purchase. "There is nothing to DO" I thought. Then after it got going I felt there was TOO MUCH to do. Lots of excersises.
Of course, like so many things, the crux is in the application. Will you use it?
I think the thing I liked best is that you can really hear Dr Maltzs' passion for humanity and sincere desire to help. He seems like a wonderful man.
Also that he isn't in the pie-in-the-sky "anyone can do anything" camp. He teaches us to be truthful about our actual limitations, which do have limits, but are far above what most people do or even aspire to.
I put this on a short Must Read list of a handful of classics and consider it a must for anyone pursuing their full potential.
Buy it. Read it. Use it. You won't regret it.
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