Frequently Asked Questions


Question: What is PSYCH-K®?

Answer: PSYCH-K® is a proven and safe way to change subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits of thinking and behaving that you would like to change. PSYCH-K® belief change processes are easy to learn and use. They enable you to communicate with your subconscious mind so you can change beliefs that are limiting your self-esteem, relationships, job performance, even your physical health…and much more!  PSYCH-K® is popularly characterized as a spiritual process with psychological and physical benefits. While the term “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.” The letter “K” represents the Key to sustainable success.

The overall goal of PSYCH-K® is to help you free your mind from beliefs that limit the recognition of yourself as a spiritual being having a human experience. Living your life from this awareness is a key step toward the goal of self-realization, and can have a profoundly positive effect on your well-being, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
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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 experiential, interactive and dynamic, which means that no book or DVD can adequately teach you how to do PSYCH-K®. Also, neither a book nor a DVD would allow for observation, coaching and feedback 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 a highly qualified and experienced Instructor at your side.We realize that we could save a lot of time, and make it more convenient for everybody, including the PSYCH-K Centre International, 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. However, experience has taught us otherwise. So for the benefit of all those who want to learn it correctly, we carefully select, and extensively train Certified Instructors to teach it to you with the utmost quality and integrity. You can see a list of these Certified Instructors on the website.  In the event that someone claims to be a Certified PSYCH-K® Instructor, and is NOT listed on our website, be advised that they are not authorized by the PSYCH-K® Centre International to teach the material! Doing so is a disservice to you, to PSYCH-K®, and inevitably to those people who are not properly qualified to teach it.
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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: What will I learn in a PSYCH-K® Workshop?

Answer: When you learn how to do PSYCH-K® in a workshop, you will be able to use it in your daily life, with yourself and with others – Using PSYCH-K® in our daily lives, helps us grow, be better human beings, and supports us in our journey of self-realization. PSYCH-K® helps us to be more present, more at peace, and to live more joyfully.As effective as PSYCH-K® is, this does not mean that one process is all that will be required; at the subconscious level of mind there may be many self-limiting beliefs, which reflect on how we experience our daily life. When you learn how to do the processes in a workshop, you will immediately be able to use them in your daily life, with yourself and with others.

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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 Williams 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 hometown?

Answer: Quite understandably, many people imagine that the PSYCH-K® Centre decides where to hold PSYCH-K® Workshops and sends Instructors to teach them in various locations. 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 PSYCH-K® 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 Instructor from the list of 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 between 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 does PSYCH-K® differ from other ‘Self-Help’ modalities?

Answer: PSYCH-K® differs from other modalities in a variety of ways. While most 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, having evolved from years of brain research and thousands of sessions with individuals and groups. It creates a receptive, “Whole-Brain State” that dramatically reduces unwanted 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. When you learn to rewrite the software of your mind, you can change the printout of your life! Click here for neuroscience research about the Whole-Brain State.
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Question: How did PSYCH-K® begin?

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 30 years developing and improving PSYCH-K®. His background in both business and psychotherapy creates 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 carefully selected Certified Instructors, teaching PSYCH-K® courses all over the world. PSYCH-K® has been growing in popularity for over 30 years!  It’s not the latest fad in personal development that is often 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 addition to PSYCH-K’s significant contribution to the field of self-help, it is gaining awareness as an effective catalyst for self-realization.
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Question: Is there any scientific research about PSYCH-K®?

Answer: Yes!  In addition to years of research in the field of what is usually referred to as split-brain research, which began in the late 1950s, a contemporary study regarding PSYCH-K® specifically, was published in 2011.  The study was conducted using modern-day, neuro-scientific protocols. The point of the study was to determine if the Whole-Brain Posture, used extensively in PSYCH-K®, could, in fact, create the desired bi-lateral, symmetrical, brainwave pattern that is desired for changing subconscious beliefs. In the fall of 2011, the results were published in three peer-reviewed journals.  Click here to review the results of the study in all three publications.

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