Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is PSYCH-K?

Answer: PSYCH-K is a unique and direct way to change subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits of thinking and behaving that you would like to change. It is a simple process that helps you communicate with your subconscious mind so you can change beliefs that limit your self-esteem, relationships, job performance, and even your physical health,  and much more!  PSYCH-K is popularly characterized as a spiritual process with psychological benefits. While “psych” is often used as an abbreviation for “psychology,” in our case it is used as a variant spelling of the word psyche, meaning “mind,” “soul,” or “spirit.”

Thus the overall goal of PSYCH-K is to help you free your mind from beliefs that limit your recognition of yourself as a spiritual being having a human experience.
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Question: Can I learn PSYCH-K from a book or a DVD?

Answer: We can certainly understand and empathize with the desire to be able to learn PSYCH-K from books or DVDs. However, the PSYCH-K processes are quite interactive and dynamic, which means that no book or DVD can adequately teach   you all the possibilities. Also, neither a book nor a DVD would allow for observation and coaching of your facilitation skills, which is a key learning opportunity with a Certified Instructor in a live workshop. If you want to learn to ride a horse, you might read a lot, and watch videos, but eventually you have to mount an actual horse. That’s when you find out there’s a lot more to it than you can learn just by watching a video or reading a book! That’s when you want an experienced Instructor at your side.

We realize that we could save a lot of time, and make it more convenient for everybody by selling DVDs for people to learn PSYCH-K. Our originator, Rob Williams, would love it if PSYCH-K could be effectively taught by video. But it can’t. So for the benefit of all those who want to learn it correctly, we hand pick, and extensively train, Certified Instructors to bring it to you.
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Question: How can PSYCH-K help me?

Answer: Your subconscious beliefs establish the limits of what you can achieve. If your life feels like a car being driven with one foot on the accelerator and one foot on the brake, chances are you have a conflict between your conscious goals and your subconscious beliefs. This kind of conflict can show up in your relationships, job performance, self-esteem, athletics, weight loss, prosperity, even your physical health. If you are facing challenges in any of these areas, you should contact a Certified PSYCH-K Instructor for a schedule of workshops near you. Select Workshops, above, to learn more about the various courses we offer.
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Question: Can PSYCH-K help me at work?

Answer: Yes! You can reduce stress, improve sales performance, enhance your leadership ability, increase your job satisfaction, and more. Rob is also the originator of PER-K®, designed for the business environment. Click here to go to the PER-K® Website.

Question: When will there be a Workshop in my home town?

Answer: Many people quite understandably imagine that the PSYCH-K Centre decides where to hold PSYCH-K Workshops and sends Instructors out to teach them. And, that’s not the way it works. In fact, each Certified Instructor works independently through a licensing agreement. This means that each Instructor decides for herself or himself when, and where, to teach classes. While the Centre may encourage Instructors to go to various areas in the world, it cannot direct an Instructor to teach in a specific city or country.You can come back and check the website from time to time to see if a Workshop is coming to a place near you, or you can contact an Instructor to discuss sponsoring a Workshop in your area.

Briefly, “sponsoring” means that you gather together a group of people who wish to learn PSYCH-K, find a suitable location, and engage a Certified PSYCH-K Instructor to come and teach. As the Sponsor you are entitled to a percentage of any profit that may accrue from the class. The specifics of such an arrangement are between you and the Instructor with whom you partner. You may choose any Instructors worldwide.
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Question: What is a PSYCH-K Balance?

Answer: A PSYCH-K Balance is a process designed to create balanced communication with both hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. This “Whole-Brain State” is ideal for reprogramming the subconscious mind with new self-enhancing beliefs that support your goals rather than block them!
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Question: How is PSYCH-K different from Hypnosis?

Answer: One of our Certified Instructors who is also a Certified Hypnotherapist offers these distinctions:Hypnosis places authority in the therapist, while PSYCH-K gives equal or greater authority to the partner (client).

Hypnosis usually requires a trance state, while PSYCH-K works without such a state.

Hypnosis may have no spiritual foundation, depending on the therapist. PSYCH-K is always a spiritual process because it’s designed that way.

Hypnosis usually has no permission protocols; it’s assumed to be helpful. In PSYCH-K there are always spiritual permission protocols, i.e., contact with your Higher-Self via muscle testing, so we ensure that your belief changes are in your highest and best good, and are not well intentioned, but misguided goals, that can actually make things worse, rather than better.

In hypnosis the partner or client must disclose often painful or embarrassing personal information. In PSYCH-K, this information can remain private if the partner prefers.

PSYCH-K is more of a team process between partner and facilitator, more “do with” rather than “do to.”

At least three hypnotherapists also trained in PSYCH-K say that they typically get the same or better results in half the time (or less) using PSYCH-K instead of hypnotherapy.
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Question: How does PSYCH-K differ from other ‘Self-Help’ modalities?

Answer: PSYCH-K differs from other modalities in a variety of ways. While all change processes have value, there are important differences among them that make a difference. Many of these contrasts are addressed in Chapter 7 of Rob Williams’ book PSYCH-K… The Missing Piece Peace In Your Life. To view the contents of Chapter 7, click the following link: The Differences That Make a Difference.

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Question: How does PSYCH-K work?

Answer: PSYCH-K is a unique process evolving from years of brain research and hundreds of sessions with individuals and groups. It creates a receptive, “Whole-Brain State” that dramatically reduces resistance to change in the subconscious mind. The subconscious can be accessed in a way analogous to a personal computer. PSYCH-K works as a kind of ‘mental keyboard’ — a user-friendly method of communicating with the subconscious mind that is simple, direct, and verifiable. Click here for neuroscience research about the Whole-Brain State.
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Question: How did PSYCH-K come to be?

Answer: PSYCH-K was originated in 1988 by Robert M. Williams, M.A. It was a response to the frustration that came with the realization that typical counseling techniques, which rely almost exclusively on “insight” and “motivation,” seldom create real and lasting changes. Rob has spent more than 25 years developing and improving PSYCH-K. His backgrounds in both business and psychotherapy create a results-oriented approach to personal change. PSYCH-K was inspired by a variety of processes, some contemporary and some ancient. It deals with the part of the mind called the subconscious, which is capable of creating dramatic and lasting changes, quickly and easily.
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Question: Why haven’t I heard of PSYCH-K before?

Answer: Until 1997, Rob was the only person teaching PSYCH-K. Now there’s a growing number of hand picked Certified Instructors teaching PSYCH-K courses all over the world. PSYCH-K has been growing in popularity for over 25 years!  It’s not the latest fad in personal development that is usually untested and unproven.  Instead, it’s a proven method for personal growth that has a strong spiritual component, not often found in other systems.  It’s a unique approach to subconscious belief change that is now being recognized as a breakthrough in personal growth and spiritual evolution. In short, you’ll be hearing a lot more about PSYCH-K in the future!
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