Cybernetics (loosely translated from the Greek): “a helmsman who steers his ship to port.” Psycho-Cybernetics is a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, which means, “steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world, peace of mind.”

Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz’s landmark bestseller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, 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.

“Before the mind can work efficiently, we must develop our perception of the outcomes we expect to reach. Maxwell Maltz calls this Psycho-Cybernetics; when the mind has a defined target it can focus and direct and refocus and redirect until it reaches its intended goal.” —Tony Robbins (from Unlimited Power)

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 for improving and managing self-image—visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation—which 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 lead to quantifiable results.
The greatest adventure in our lives is to learn the art of being happy. Happiness, like worry, is a habit, just as tying a shoelace or brushing our teeth becomes a habit. And, as you'll learn in this book, it only takes five minute a day to install happiness as a lifelong habit. Once the happiness habit is developed then it becomes a permanent part of your personality--requiring little or no effort on your part. You'll learn that tensions are at a minimum when we are happy. We cannot eliminate tensions altogether, yet wherever possible we must stand up to these tensions and stresses to develop our mental and spiritual muscles, just as in a game an athlete shows his abilities best under stress. In this book, you'll learn that we have a "built-in" success mechanism, also a "built-in" failure mechanism, and it is up to us to utilize the success mechanism in order to maximize happiness. And you'll learn that to be happy we must learn that we have another image besides the external one we see in the mirror. We have an inner self image that is the result of what we are and what we think we are...and this image we ourselves create depending on what aspects of the success or failure mechanisms we use. This in turn gives clothing to our personality. Getting the happiness habit means that we can use our imagination properly. Getting the happiness habit means that we become our own plastic surgeon and without the use of a magic scalpel perform magic on our self image, constructing a self image we can live with by removing the scar on it through understanding-an inner scar we put there with our own mental and spiritual bands, because we didn't understand. In Five Minutes to Happiness, you'll spend five minutes each day to reinforce these key ideas, and to pave the way to a joyous life adventure.
暢銷60年,全球都在讀的自我形象經典!
你很努力地想要成功,卻覺得自己像個失敗者?
正面思考的力量再驚人,
若沒有和「自我形象」相符,
根本產生不了作用!


  ★見證奇蹟近60年,銷售逾3500萬冊
  ★美國奧運會官方指定心理輔導讀本
  ★世界500強企業員工培訓教程
  ★領先NLP、敘事治療、正向心理學等時代顯學
  ★個人成長書籍的先驅,影響後世許多觀想和心靈想像觀點
  ★從麥當勞創始人、奧運冠軍、NBA傳奇教練,到明星藝人、心智訓練師、心理學家……他們的人生都因此為之大變

  當一個人的容貌改變,幾乎也改變了他的性格、行為,甚至天賦和能力。然而,並不是每個人都能因此而提升自尊和自信,有些人仍然很自卑,表現得他們好像還有張醜臉似的!

  第一位研究「自我形象成功學技巧」的專家──
  *心理學大師阿德勒曾被老師判定為「數學白痴」,他的表現也「一直」是數學白痴,直到某天他跌破大家眼鏡地解出一道數學難題,之後,他就「一直」是「數學資優生」了。
  *認定自己每年就賺5000美元的推銷員,到比較不好的地區就努力拚到5000美元,但被派到更好的地區時,他業績雖然提早達標,但之後就「自動出現」各種狀況,讓他只賺5000美元。
  
  領先NLP、敘事治療、正向心理學……等時代顯學,心理健康領域的奇才──麥斯威爾‧馬爾茲博士,其實是一位整形外科醫師,他在幫他人變美的執業過程中,發現自我形象會影響一個人達成目標的能力。每個人在成長過程中都會逐漸形成一張「自我形象的臉」──那是我們心裡對自我的藍圖或想像,根據這張「臉」,我們對個人的價值、智力、個性、品格、技能做出評價,並依此做出各種選擇,活出自己的人生。
  
  讓這些人成為頂尖運動員、企業領袖、心靈大師的自我形象整容術──
  馬爾茲博士更研發出改善、管理自我形象的各種技巧──被他稱做「心靈控馭」的自我形象整容術。近六十年來,無論是頂尖運動員、商務人士、教練、心理學家、心靈自助治療師、企業管理人員、推銷員、演藝明星,甚至是廣大的一般民眾都受到無限鼓舞,至今已超過3500萬人,這些人因為馬爾茲博士的方法而發掘潛意識的力量,進而促進自我形象、駕馭理性思考的力量、強化心理素質、不斷超越自己的極限、找到更快樂、更成功的關鍵,而且完全不覺得被強迫!
  
  *麥當勞企業創始人:雷•克洛克
  *美國知名女企業家:玫琳•凱
  *2屆奧運冠軍、跳水王子:洛加尼斯
  *NBA傳奇教練:菲利浦•道格拉斯•傑克森、帕特•萊利
  *美國橄欖球功勳教練:文斯•隆巴迪
  *著名網球運動員:珍妮佛•卡普莉亞蒂
  *知名拳擊選手「紳士吉姆」:詹姆士•J•柯貝特
  *知名高爾夫球員「金熊」:傑克•威廉姆•尼克勞斯
  *世界著名激勵大師和推銷員培訓大師:吉格•金克拉
  *激勵之父、世界級心理大師:韋恩•戴爾
  ……
  
  只擁有目標和正面想法還不夠,你還要用「假想」經驗改變自我形象──
  你的未來,就掌握在你潛意識中的心靈藍圖中,你在心靈藍圖裡所描繪的,就是你對自己的評價,你若想要成功,一定要先拓展你的「自我形象」,否則就算有所成就,也無法維持長久。書中提供許多能帶來驚人改變的技巧和方法,你不只要閱讀,還要確實去做、去體驗──因為你的「自我形象」是受到「經歷」的影響,而不是智慧和知識。
  
  *用「心靈想像」做放鬆練習,讓排除「負面思維」更簡單。
  *每天在空檔時到「心靈減壓室」渡個小假──每個人都需要某個程度的「逃避現實」。
  *用「心靈體操」喚起愉快的想法和記憶。
  *用「21天繫鞋帶法」,建立正面、有建設性的想法。
  *用「心靈藍圖」繪製不一樣的自我形象。
  *用「不回應電話練習」來對抗「想像出來的」煩惱。
  
  我們都想要更值得的人生……
  拯救全球3500萬人的改造奇蹟!
  
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  如果人生可以重來,沒有人希望自己過著不上不下的生活;如果人生可以自行選擇父母,沒有人希望自己遭受許多錯誤的對待,然後顛顛仆仆地站直腰桿。所有的「不可能」,在《改造生命的自我形象整容術》的指引下,你將興奮而且容易地學到「生命自有許多可能」,我自己也是從書中的「心靈體操」、「心靈藍圖」、「情緒拉皮」、「萬應急救包」、「心靈想像」、「心靈保護傘」、「重建自我形象」等各種機制,把自己重新拉提起來。人生確實有許多不完美、不完整,透過成長,透過書中引領,我們終將尋回不完美卻真實、不完整卻可靠的自己。一起來哦!絕不放棄。──吳娟瑜,國際演說家、人際關係專家
  
  在心理健康領域,有所謂「自助學派」及「學院學派」。自助學派的知識基礎為創始者自身的觀察、洞悉及體悟,善於表達及行銷,可為普羅大眾欣然理解及接受;學院學派的理論來源則為嚴謹的實證研究,貼近事實及真理,但常立論保守且深奧難懂。
  本書原作者──麥斯威爾‧馬爾茲醫師,確實是一位心理健康領域的奇才。身為一位整形外科醫師,並非心理學或精神醫學科班出身,卻能從執業生涯中,發現許多心理學界的創見。其理論除了與同時期的「理情治療」、「現實治療」等學派精神契合、並駕齊驅,部分論述(如想像、反催眠、快樂的習慣等)甚至領先「NLP神經語言學」、「焦點解決治療」、「敘事治療」、「正向心理學」等後續引領風潮的時代顯學。我很欣喜且沾光的發現,五十年前馬爾茲博士關於自我形象與負向情緒的觀點,與我所倡導的「心靈影像療法」竟不謀而合……
  美國心理學之父威廉•詹姆斯的論述,在書中引用頗多。其「實用主義」強調實事求是、學以致用的精神,在百年前引領美國成為偉大的國家。所以,我也建議讀者以「實用」的角度擁有此書──不只閱讀、品味,更要在日常生活中「試用」、「使用」、「活用」。本書內容豐富多元、實用性高,足以做為人生必備的工具書!──馬大元,精神科醫師、馬大元診所負責人,著有《心靈影像的力量》
  
  「莊周夢蝶」的故事顯示現實與夢的本質是相同的。佛教教義說,宇宙萬有都是由「心」(八種識)變現出來,再由「心」所緣取;因此,因緣和合所產生的一切現象與法理,都只是一場夢!夏威夷的古老實用哲學Huna指出:「你的現實經驗,精確地反映你認為它是什麼,所以完全只是一場夢!」
  Huna夏威夷文的意義為「秘密」、「隱藏的知識」,是一些智者對生命觀察的結論。Huna哲學的中的第一原則(IKE──這個世界是你認為的樣子)、第三原則(MAKIA──能量流向你注意力的方向)、第四原則(MANAWA──現在是充滿力量的時刻)和這本《改造3500萬人生命的心靈整容術》的主旨與內容若合符節。麥斯威爾.馬爾茲博士認為上帝給予人類一種本能,就是「創意機制」,它會隨時自行修正路線、自動地達成所設定的目標。如果你給它設定一個 「成功目標」,它就會成為「成功機制」;如果你設定的是負面目標,它也會忠實地成為「失敗機制 」。我們向這個「創意機制」輸入目標的方法,就是心智的圖像,也就是想像力。而其中最重要的目標圖像,就是「自我形象」。
  我們都有從惡夢中驚醒的經驗;心臟狂跳,呼吸急促,一身冷汗,然後漸漸安定心神,才想起: 「原來,還好!是一場夢啊!」如果人生是一場夢,而我們正經歷一場人際關係、財務、工作或病痛的惡夢,最好的解決之道,難道不就是趕快醒過來,重新做一個好夢嗎?如果我們的現實,是信念投射在外面的結果,為什麼不向創意機制,輸入適當的成功想像與伴隨著渴望的理性思考,來重設自己的人生呢?
  讀完《改造生命的自我形象整容術》中文書稿,覺得意猶未盡,特地從亞馬遜訂購了一本原文精裝版。現在,我把這本黑色封面、燙金紅書邊的《改造生命的自我形象整容術》置於案頭,讓一位整形外科醫師的臨床與人生智慧,隨時提醒自己人生尚未開展的無限可能。──荊宇元,復健科專科醫師、身心靈整合專家
  
  最近因為搬家,翻出了約十年前曾帶領大學生一同製作的夢想板,是一張全開的海報紙,裡頭貼滿了對於自己未來理想生活的圖片拼貼。當時,夢想板是極為流行的一種生涯探索工具。
  我吹開上頭的灰塵,驚訝地發現,不到十年的光景,我一直朝著當時夢想中的生活藍圖邁進,甚至已經實現夢想板中約七成的願景。
  過去曾不斷聽聞心靈圖像的力量,現在,卻在我的身上驗證發生;而拜讀了《改造生命的自我形象整容術》這本心靈成長類的經典之作後,更是心有戚戚焉。
  一個人在各方面的表現良窳、成功與否,很大部分受到個人內在的自我觀感與自我評價影響,亦即本書中作者所說的「自我形象」。局限性或挫敗性的自我形象,將使人在追求成就時不斷自我懷疑、裹足不前,於是無法獲得理想中的結果,接著又回頭驗證了自己內心負面的自我觀感。──陳志恆,諮商心理師、《此人進廠維修中!》作者
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》自一九六○年首次發行以來,全球銷售量已超過三千五百萬冊,本書讀者涵蓋各行各業,體驗過這本書的人最後都比以往更為成功。當你閱讀本書時,你會了解其中一項祕密:你現在以及努力達到目標的每一天,都能感到快樂。假如你在過程中發現快樂──而非預期只有在達到目標後才能感到快樂──那麼你就已經實現了心靈控馭的願景。──麥特‧福瑞,心靈控馭基金會總裁
  
  我們必須對我們期待達成的結果培養出一種察覺力之後,大腦才能夠有效的運作。麥斯威爾.馬爾茲稱之為「心靈控馭」;當大腦有一個明確的目標時,它能夠聚焦、導引,然後反覆聚焦、反覆導引,直到它達到想要的目標。──安東尼•羅彬(摘自其書《激發心靈潛力》)
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》的銷售量已多達數百萬本,因為它為實現夢想提供了科學性的邏輯依據。當時的科學及運算參考資料現在都已過時,但只有控制學原理的影響力仍日益茁壯。複雜度理論、人工智慧和認知科學的發展,都出自於對非物質的『機器中的幽靈*』(人的思維)如何引導物質的控制理解,這使得《改造生命的自我形象整容術》成了人文修養上一本完美的心理自助書籍。——湯姆•巴特勒-鮑登,《最偉大的50部勵志書》作者
  *指人類思維與行動分離的二重性,該理論認為兩者之間的聯繫本質上是不可知的,思維只是禁錮在身體這個「機器」中的「幽魂」。
  
  健美、吃得正確,和督促自己做這些事情是很有趣的。《改造生命的自我形象整容術》的作者馬爾茲博士說,這樣做持續三十天,這些事情就會變成一種習慣,而且從第三十一天起,你不做比要做更難!──馬克•維多•韓森,《心靈雞湯》共同作者(取自其書《敢於爭取勝利》)
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》讓一切對我而言都變得不一樣。它伴著我從自由球員到超級盃,我每天都運用書中的建議,可說是馬爾茲博士改變了我的人生。──吉姆•克萊克,全明星進攻內鋒(匹茲堡鋼人隊),包含兩年超級盃;實業家與企業銷售訓練員
  
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》是一部關於個人心靈發展的經典書,個人心靈發展領域的大部分現代演講者,包括吉格•金克拉、湯尼•羅賓斯、布萊安•崔西等人,都把他們的發展基礎歸功於麥斯威爾.馬爾茲。奧運選手的心理訓練,就是根據《改造生命的自我形象整容術》的概念。已有數萬人,也許是數百萬人,因把書中的建議付諸實踐而獲益。一定要把《改造生命的自我形象整容術》列入你的「必讀」清單。——麥克•葛雷,Profit Advisors公司
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》改變了我的命運,從在維吉尼亞州查卡塔克市距離主要道路將近兩英哩的小農舍,到事業有成的作家、顧問,和為美國太空總署、迪士尼、AT&T公司等機構授課的講師,馬爾茲的建議給予我信心,使我看到自己的才能,並且朝著自己的夢想邁進。——李•梅蒂爾,《成功是一項內在工作》作者
  
  輔助大眾的無價之寶,為具實用價值的自我修養提供一個健全的科學方法。——馬克•弗雷曼博士,臨床心理學家
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》的作者麥斯威爾.馬爾茲是觀想原理的早期代表。將近半個世紀前,他就領悟到確實能轉變我們思想、行為和溝通方式的真理。——柏特•迪克,《你需要被相信、被知道》作者
  
  麥斯威爾.馬爾茲的這部經典作品,被這個領域的許多專家視為心理自助書籍的鼻祖。儘管《改造生命的自我形象整容術》於一九六○年寫成,但其影響力遠及於五十多年後的今天。這本書的宗旨不受時間限制,為想促進自我形象和更佳品質生活的大眾指點迷津。——Gayot.com
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》成書於一九六○年,但其思想比當時先進。麥斯威爾.馬爾茲在美國是一位成功的整型醫師,可是他對於某些整型成功病患的心態感到困惑不解,因為他們內心仍然覺得自己醜陋。本書探討關於自我形象的心理特質,及其對我們整個人生的深遠影響。不過,馬爾茲博士更進一步,設計一套行動計畫將你的自我形象從削弱自信心的改變為提升自信心的。你是否曾納悶,有些人怎麼能看起來不費吹灰之力的成功、富有、體態美好又健康,而有的人努力奮鬥卻一事無成?答案就在於本書所著眼的概念:自我形象、潛意識、觀想的力量、放鬆心情的專注,和目標設定。——Fitness4London
  
  《改造生命的自我形象整容術》發行於一九六○年,至今仍是自我成長、自我修養和個人心靈發展的經典書之一。——成功的心靈

Cybernetics (loosely translated from the Greek): “a helmsman who steers his ship to port.” Psycho-Cybernetics is a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, which means, “steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world, peace of mind.”

Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz’s landmark bestseller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, 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.

“Before the mind can work efficiently, we must develop our perception of the outcomes we expect to reach. Maxwell Maltz calls this Psycho-Cybernetics; when the mind has a defined target it can focus and direct and refocus and redirect until it reaches its intended goal.” —Tony Robbins (from Unlimited Power)

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 for improving and managing self-image—visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation—which 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 lead to quantifiable results.
Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image. In turn, the person would lead a more successful and fulfilling life. He wrote several books, among which Psycho-Cybernetics was a long-time bestseller - influencing many subsequent self-help teachers. His orientation towards a system of ideas that would provide self-help is considered the forerunner of the now popular self-help books. The word cybernetic comes from the Greek for 'steersman', and in the modern sense usually refers to systems of control and communication in machines and animals: how, for instance, a computer or a mouse organises itself to achieve a task. Maltz applied the science to man to form psycho-cybernetics. However, while inspired by the development of sophisticated machines, his book denounced the idea that man can be reduced to a machine. Psycho-cybernetics bridges the gap between our mechanistic models of the brain's functioning (cliches like 'Your brain is a wonderful computer'), and the knowledge of ourselves as being a lot more than machine. Maltz's genius was in saying that while we were 'machines', and while the dynamics of goal-setting and self-image might best be described in mechanistic terms, the fantastic variety of our desires and our ability to create new worlds were uniquely human. What could never be reduced to machine analogies were the fires of imagination, ambition and will. In this book "Psycho-Cybernetics and Self-Fulfillment", Dr. Maxwell Maltz teach about: Goals, Self Image, Happiness, and much more. Read by Matt Furey, The President of The Psychocybernetics Foundation.
The greatest adventure in our lives is to learn the art of being happy. Happiness, like worry, is a habit, just as tying a shoelace or brushing our teeth becomes a habit. And, as you'll learn in this audiobook, it only takes five minute a day to install happiness as a lifelong habit. Once the happiness habit is developed then it becomes a permanent part of your personality--requiring little or no effort on your part. You'll learn that tensions are at a minimum when we are happy. We cannot eliminate tensions altogether, yet wherever possible we must stand up to these tensions and stresses to develop our mental and spiritual muscles, just as in a game an athlete shows his abilities best under stress. In this program, you'll learn that we have a "built-in" success mechanism, also a "built-in" failure mechanism, and it is up to us to utilize the success mechanism in order to maximize happiness. And you'll learn that to be happy we must learn that we have another image besides the external one we see in the mirror. We have an inner self image that is the result of what we are and what we think we are...and this image we ourselves create depending on what aspects of the success or failure mechanisms we use. This in turn gives clothing to our personality. Getting the happiness habit means that we can use our imagination properly. Getting the happiness habit means that we become our own plastic surgeon and without the use of a magic scalpel perform magic on our self image, constructing a self image we can live with by removing the scar on it through understanding-an inner scar we put there with our own mental and spiritual bands, because we didn't understand. In Five Minutes to Happiness, you'll spend five minutes each day to reinforce these key ideas, and to pave the way to a joyous life adventure.

Dr. Maltz was one of the world's most widely known and highly regarded plastic surgeons when he wrote Psycho Cybernetics.

It's fair to say that from then on he became even more famous for his contribution to man's ability to know himself better and to change himself for the better through what he called self-image psychology.

Dr. Maltz came to his understanding of the importance of the power of self-image through his practices as plastic surgeon. He found that many people who really didn't needed plastic surgery wanted operations in order to portray an image to the world. It became apparent to him that the real problem with his patients wasn't their outward physical image but their inner self-image. In fact, in some cases, they were unhappy or unsuccessful because their self-images were actually compelling them to make mistakes and complicate their lives.

Patients hoped that changing their outward images would make them happy, and in some cases it did. But there were a number of patients who underwent surgery and then were very disappointed that their lives weren't suddenly transformed in some way.

It was those patients who changed their self-images at the same time that Dr. Maltz was changing their outer images who had the most positive results.

Obviously, for some, the change in physical features was important and was the stimulus needed to change their self-image, but for others it was simply the change in self image that was needed, and it could have been accomplished without surgery.

If only the patient had understood how important self-image was, he could have changed his self-image himself.

It was for these patients and for all those who wanted to improve their lives that Dr. Maltz developed the system of mental exercises and techniques that he called self-image psychology.

In addition to being the author of the 35 million copies best-seller, Psycho-Cybernetics, one of Dr. Maxwell Maltz' crowning achievements was the formation of an audio book called Zero Resistance Living. In this powerful program, read by President of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, Matt Furey, you are taken behind the scenes wherein you hear the type of dialogue Dr. Maltz regularly engaged in with many of his students and patients over the course of his legendary career. You'll hear the most common psychological conflicts and turmoils of the time being addressed, and will quickly realize these troubles are no different than those of today. Yet, as you follow the good doctor's words, you'll find he gave practical, useable and simple instructions that yielded phenomenal results to virtually every type of situation, from the stressed-out executive or professional, to the under-confident salesperson, to the amateur or professional athlete, aspiring student or person seeking to reinvent himself or herself, Dr. Maltz provides time-tested advice that anyone can follow on the road to success. In the program you will discover how to: Create a new, empowering self-image Turn off the negative voice inside your head Rise above your fears and self-doubts Give yourself an emotional facelift Apply the four cardinal rules to psychological and spiritual relaxation Improve your career or make a shift in your daily activities Eliminate habits that don't serve you Reinvent yourself in your own image Be positive, on command, every day of your life
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