The Silva Method of Mind Control


The Silva Method of Mind Control

During one of the first trips I made back to my hometown of Milwaukee after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona, I was visiting with friends and shared I had taken a class in mind control.  I had wrestled with some emotional issues after moving, and was eager to share my new-found abilities.  I mentioned “Silva Mind Control”.  One of my friends said, “Oh yeah, I see their commercials on TV all the time.  They get kids grades in school to go up.  You in school honey?”  I cringed.  She was referring to the “Sylvan” learning program.  So began the long journey of misunderstandings that occur each time I try to share this valuable tool I’ve found.

After the move from Milwaukee to Phoenix, I not only had to deal with the adjustment just from the move itself, but I also ended a 16 ½ year relationship.  The move was a result from the sale of a business I founded and owned for 15 years.  The company that acquired mine turned out to be unscrupulous and it pained me to see the disrespectful way in which they treated my clients – my friends of so many years! I found myself dwelling and ruminating.  My mind felt so full.  My thoughts began to seem jumbled to me; I craved a good night’s sleep.  My mind however, wouldn’t let sleep come to me.  I kept hearing in my head that I should “learn to control my mind”.  That “tape” playing in my head led me to an Internet search which led me to the office of Joan McGillicuddy and Antonio Estrada of Helping Associates, in Casa Grande, Arizona; an hour’s drive from my home in Phoenix.

The website for Helping Associates had a list of “clinically proven benefits” from their seminar.  That list included:

  • Increased creativity
  • Improved health, energy, vitality and sleeping ability
  • Improved memory
  • Improved intuition
  • Improved understanding and application of intuition
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved self-acceptance
  • Improved habit control
  • Improved self-assurance; freedom from guilt
  • Improved social orientation, greater assertiveness and spontaneity
  • Improved coöperation with life and others
  • Improved physical self-image
  • Improved attitudinal change to enthusiasm
  • Improved personal integration of emotions and harmony in personal affairs
  • Improved adherence to social order
  • Improved family relationships
  • Improved use of dreams to solve problems

(Helping Associates 2010)

I saw what I was longing for.  Improvement!  I called the office of Helping Associates and enrolled into the next class which was three weeks away.  Those three weeks seemed to drag.  The seminar was held over a weekend, and I have gained many benefits as a result.  The most important skill that I honed was meditation.  I had never meditated before.  At last, I was on the road to controlling my mind.

I’ll write more about my personal experiences and what I gained from the seminar, and I’ll break this information up into a series of blogs.  First, I must share that this is not the Sylvan Learning program!  This is the Silva Method of Mind Control, founded by an amazing man named Jose Silva.

What is the Silva Method?

The Silva Method is a program that awakens and educates people to an expanded inner awareness for self power to change; to create a better and better life. The Silva Method was discovered and developed by Jose Silva.  His discovery came more than 60 years ago. Through his study, practice and faith, Jose realized that within each of us is another world; the inner world where one’s Higher Self resides. To enter this inner world he has given us the techniques outlined in the Silva Method; the first and most important being the entrance to the Alpha level of consciousness. The Alpha level is the doorway to spiritual guidance, inspiration, intuition and higher consciousness.

The Silva Method is designed to help one learn to use more of the brain and elevate the creative powers of the mind through the use visualization, imagination, positive thinking and meditation. The method consists of guided exercises that allow learning in a relaxed alpha state where one is empowered with tools and techniques that can be applied to improve essentially every area of life.

With practice, one becomes more in tune with the inner self, enhanced ability to use both brain hemispheres, and the ability to use the higher consciousness to use information for problem solving. Each exercise leads to greater awareness, an increased ability to solve everyday problems, a better perspective of life, and greater success in manifesting one’s desires.  By using the foundation of the Silva Method which includes desire, belief, and expectancy, one can do personal greatness. The Silva Method can be learned by anyone. In the more than 40 years of existence The Silva Method has been taught to people of all ages, and walks of life.

The Silva Method can potentially change life for the better. It has mine.  The tools and techniques in The Silva Method are designed to influence every aspect of life, such as managing stress, improving the quality of thoughts, overcoming bad habits, improving learning ability, managing pain and discomfort, manifesting goals and even enhancing intuition.  The Silva Method has become part of me; not a single day goes by without my accessing some part of what I learned in that first seminar.

About Jose Silva

The man behind The Silva Method — is to me a great inspiration and it is important for me to share how he developed one of the most innovative educational programs from his humble beginning. Jose Silva was born in Laredo, TX, on the border of Mexico, on Aug. 11, 1914. He was a self-educated man; never having attended school a day in his life.

Jose Silva’s father died when he was just four years old and when he was six Jose helped support his family.  He learned from his brothers and sisters the lessons they were learning in school. Through his perseverance and curiosity in learning, he eventually became a well-respected business person.  His interest in electronics and grew a business which established an electronics training school in his hometown.  Jose Silva designed and received patents for several biofeedback instruments, and wrote over a dozen books.

As a teen, Jose Silva was earning a reputation as a successful business person. From a borrowed correspondence course loaned to him by his barber, he got into radio.  That education led to the development of the largest electronics repair business in south Texas.

Married at the age of 30, Jose Silva began to study psychology to find ways to help his children do better in school. He spent over 20 years studying great minds, researching the human condition, and developing his method. The study of psychology led him to hypnosis, which led him to meditation. As a result of this unexpected turn of events, he began to research metaphysics. Eventually, Silva developed a method that could teach anyone how to develop their own intuition.

In the mid 1960’s Jose Silva’s successful program became known beyond Laredo where he was teaching his method to more than 100 people every week. Soon he was asked to teach groups who were willing to pay him for his knowledge. At the age of 52 Silva began the work that would make him famous.

Jose Silva was many things during his full lifetime.  He was deeply devoted to his family, his business, the arts and education. He was fascinated with the mind development and human potential. He spent his entire lifetime developing his creative and intuitive abilities and teaching others to find their own abilities within themselves. The Silva Mind Control Method teaches people how to actually control their own minds for better health, faster learning, greater creativity, and for the development of their psychic ability.

Programs have been spawned from Jose Silva’s years of research. Former students such as doctors teach patients how to use visualization and imagination in treating cancer. Professional artists, sculptors, athletes, business executives, scientists and people from all walks of life have benefited from the program. The greatest contribution of the Silva Method is in teaching people how to actually develop and use their intuition to get information and correct problems.  After my first seminar, I have gone back for at least four more, often taking a family member or close friend who expressed interest in learning how to develop their intuitive skills and improve their life.  One family member suffered for many years from migraine headaches.  The Silva Method has given this member of my family the ability to control her pain without the use of analgesics or other prescribed medications.  For me, I have gained the ability to quiet my mind and listen to my inner Self.  When strong recall is required I am able to retrieve information that normally would have been lost to me.  I used some of the Silva tools while taking a course to prepare for the state of Arizona’s realtor examination.  I confidently answered every question and easily passed the test.

The seminars occur over a three or four-day period.  It is difficult to convey the complete educational part or the experiences one has during the seminar.  In my upcoming blogs, I will discuss “programming” of the mind, the process of going into the Alpha state, meditation, ways to use the method for stress and relaxation, a technique to make falling asleep easy, and even a technique that makes waking up without an alarm clock even easier!

 

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About Mark Schmitz

Living in Phoenix, AZ since 1995, originally from Brown Deer, Wisconsin. I'm a Gemini born on May 26, 1961. Single, GWM who is HIV and healthy. Spiritually diverse, I'm just trying to stay on the right path to learn all that I came here to learn. That's what my blogs are about - and total honesty.

Posted on November 7, 2010, in Addiction, Life, Life's Lessons, New Age, Opinions, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Recovery, Spirituality and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Is there any silva method trainings in Phoenix?
    I di my training in Poland and never really practice. Now i lve here and like to get back to it for myself and cancer pt I work with.

  2. When I was a kid, my mother used silva mind control to find parking spaces! She’d put her thumb and first two fingers together and say, ‘you find the parking space’. It was pretty funny, because we always got good parking spaces after she’d do that.

  3. Are there any seminars in Chicago, IL that I might attend? I am very interested in this.

  4. if you’re a self learner, read the book! it’s outstanding, i recommend it to everyone i meet whom i think would be able to focus and put their learnings to good use. i first read the book when i was 17. now, at age 20, i’ve read it a million times and have been able to change the lives and perspectives of almost everyone i meet. that book is a big part of who i am today! =]

    • Thank you so much for reading my blog and your helpful comment! I’ve taken the class at a location in Casa Grande, AZ a few times (pay once for the first class and you can go back as often as you’d like for a lifetime). I have several books as well and find myself reviewing them frequently. Glad to meet another Silva student! — Mark

  5. Wonderful article Christopher and you did an outstanding job of presenting all the relevant information. The Silva method has much to offer and it’s great to see it has spread so wide across the globe. The group in India interests me as my NLP mentor, Richard McHugh, Ph.D., has resided in India for decades pursuing his passion of setting up free educational centers for the impoverished.

    Perhaps you will visit my Blog as what we are championing are mutually supportive activities. Journey well, Frankly Frank
    http://intellteacher.wordpress.com/

  6. Regarding Silva training in India: Please go to the Silva International website (find it in my blogroll) and you can search for classes in your area – worldwide!

  7. Dear Sir,
    I, Dr. Neera Shah, is very much interested in learning this technique and would like to go on the highest level of meditation. For that i need you support and help. Kindly pls let me know where i can learn this under somebody’s guidance in India. I stay in Pune City, Maharashtra state, India. Kindly pls do the needful.
    Thanking you with warm regards,

    Neera Shah
    +919850618593

  8. excellent piece of writing my friend

    the mind is an unexplored territory for the average human being

    more power to it

  9. This is a very useful basic material towards discovering one’s inner self and achieving the positve goals of life

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