On this page, you’ll find a selection of authors/teachers that I’ve followed that relate to my experience with PSYCH‑K®, as well as various other ways you can change your mind and change your life. You’ll notice a theme through which many of these approaches produce the same outcome – thoughts creating reality. I find it fascinating how there are so many variations for what are universal principles and laws, which are regularly recycled independently of each other. Most of these include reference to books, but I have also included relevant videos to delve into.
Rob Williams, 'PSYCH-K, the Missing Piece/Peace in Your Life'
This book is written by the originator of PSYCH-K®, Rob Williams. It provides a great overview of what PSYCH-K® is, how PSYCH-K® came to be and generally how PSYCH-K® works. If you prefer to read a book on something, start here for PSYCH-K® specifically.
Bruce Lipton, 'Biology of Belief'
This book provides an excellent explanation of how your thoughts create your reality and that you can make yourself sick or well through your thoughts. It also includes great discussions of the conscious versus subconscious minds and marries well with PSYCH-K®. Bruce Lipton himself (as he describes in the book), uses PSYCH-K® as his method of changing the subconscious mind, but he also highlights other techniques such as hypnosis, playing tapes at night and habituation.
Two books exploring the ancient kahuna’s practices from Hawaii, forged into a framework for how to live life. Rob Williams, the originator of PSYCH-K®, speaks about its similarities in perspective. These books are worth reading if you’re taking a journey through PSYCH-K® or otherwise.
Joe Dispenza, 'Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself'
Joe Dispenza has a big focus on meditation as a way to change your beliefs and how you are as a person. The explanations are very useful in thinking about how you are, how you formed your beliefs and what to do about it. I have used his guided meditations and find his explanations useful, particularly concerning personalities, beliefs and how you can use this in combination with PSYCH-K®.
This is a good presentation where he discusses how your thoughts create your reality, and to change your reality you need to change your personality.
As mentioned in my story, Dr Maté explains the mind-body connection on stress and disease using case studies from his clinical experience as a physician and drawing on medical research. If you, or someone you care about suffers from any type of disease, it is a worthy read. It made me feel as though I was a statistic of a Crohn’s Disease patient (in a good way), with most experiencing chronic emotional stress. For me, that stress made its way into a disease over time and unless I changed my life, it was inevitable that I would become sick again.
This video was the first that I saw of Dr Maté prior to reading his books.
Bradley Nelson, ‘The Emotion Code’
This book runs alongside PSYCH-K® in that it also uses muscle testing to communicate with the subconscious. However, it is a useful adjunct in that it focuses on ‘trapped emotions’ that can be released using muscle testing and magnets. It’s well worth the small investment for the book, the audiobook is even on YouTube. I admire how Bradley Nelson has basically given away this whole technique for little cost to spread what can be really liberating for many people.
Using this video, you can skip the book and release trapped emotions immediately with a magnet.
Paul Scheele, ‘Drop into Genius’
This book is an excellent introduction to the work of Paul R. Scheele. He has also written Natural Brilliance and Photoreading. Paul Scheele is most well known for his Photoreading technique, which focuses on using the subconscious to read books at a much more rapid pace than conventional reading, with a higher level of comprehension. He is also the creator of Paraliminals which focuses on changing the subconscious through listening to audio with different messages in each ear.
If you’ve looked into different modalities, practices and anything else to do with the mind, Paul Scheele has probably done it, written on it and then made a course on it. I especially like the way that he references any practices he uses, including their history and originators.
This is an inspiring presentation that shows his wonderful personality.
Napolean Hill, ‘Think and Grow Rich’
A classic book from 1937 that demonstrates the power of the subconscious mind in attaining wealth. Think and Grow Rich fits perfectly with PSYCH‑K®, through the use of affirmations and elevated emotions (similar to Joe Dispenza too), which Hill titles autosuggestion. There is so much good information here on planning, taking action, subconscious work and self-analysis, with a focus on wealth creation.
In the same theme of your thoughts creating your own reality, Bobbie Stevens presents how to manifest your goals and dreams through particular yoga exercises, meditation and goal setting. In many ways, she has amalgamated a range of practices into something coherent. A daily yoga practice is essential to emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Ho’oponopono and Joe Vitale’s ‘Zero Limits’
Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian practice of forgiveness that proposes that all of our individual reality is created by ourselves. This means that anything bad that happens we must take responsibility for, including things that appear beyond our control. We do this through a simple mantra where we repent, forgive, love and show gratitude. You simply repeat the phrase below when engaging with any issue. Often said to be a tedious practice, it does focus the mind and can habituate these four processes into the subconscious.
Vadim Zealand, ‘Reality Transurfing Steps I-V’
A long and fascinating guide to living in society. Consistent with the principles of thoughts creating reality, this book provides a complete breakdown of how you probably live and how you might want to. Here is an audio version on YouTube.
Master Chunyi Lin: Spring Forest Qigong
Healing the body and mind can come in different ways. Meditation, yoga, PSYCH‑K®, exercise, eating right and a range of other things can be helpful. Spring Forest Qigong is something I’ve only dabbled in, but have noticed it’s calming effects. People heal ailments, find inner peace and experience the benefits of taking time out to do Spring Forest Qigong.
Breathwork is amazing. I have had the most experience with something called Conscious Connected Breathing, which is a form of breathwork that takes you into an altered state of consciousness with someone holding the space for you. You hold an intention as you enter your breathwork session and experience something very profound. I saw a practitioner in Canberra, through Mirabai Rose and highly recommend you try it out.
Of course, breathwork is also associated with Wim Hof, who has recently become a sensation. I also regularly practice some of his breathing techniques, which are less intense than Conscious Connected Breathing and Holotropic Breathwork (in my limited experience). His course also involves cold exposure and yoga.
Stanislav Grof - Holotropic Breathwork, ‘The Transpersonal Vision’
Other methods include Holotropic breathwork, as promoted by Stanislav Grof (who developed Holotropic Breathwork as an alternative to psychedelic therapy after being shut down by most governments across the globe in the late 1960s). I really enjoy Grof’s well-developed theories and explanations of the role that breathwork can play in healing and growth. I note that I have not had the opportunity to undertake Holotropic Breathwork myself. I could not find anyone running sessions near me and therefore went down the Conscious Connected Breathing route.
This book is a great one. It provides step by step instructions on how to value your time and life. Working 9-5 and feel like you’re trapped? Your Money or Your Life puts it in perspective so that you calculate the whole life cycle of inputs to live that life. This includes all the incidentals of work-life, from petrol for driving, the coffee you buy, the additional alcohol you consume because you want to wind down and the suits or dresses you otherwise wouldn’t buy. You then add all of the additional commuting time and other incidentals of work time commitments, such as getting your clothes dry cleaned and ironed and the extra escape time you need with Netflix to allow you to go back to the office the next day. Afterwards, you form your ‘real wage’ which is more like a 7am-8pm job that pays a lot less and asks you to consider what brings you the most happiness.
Michael Pollan, ‘How To Change Your Mind’
A mainstream analysis and experience of psychedelics – how they have impacted society, what value they still have to offer and what they mean for society. This book may be the catalyst for change in the perspective of psychedelics in mainstream society given his prominence as an author and speaker.
Obviously, Michael Pollan is famous for books such as, ‘The Omnivore's Dilemma’, which I suppose brings some credibility in that an educated 60-something would be interested in such therapies. This is an interview at the Wheeler Centre in Australia on one of his book tours.
Clinton Ober, ‘Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!’ and The Earthing Movie (full screening on Youtube)
This book and film can be simplified into, ‘just go outside and take your shoes off’. We are so disconnected from the outdoors in our everyday lives, then we wonder why getting out in nature is good for us. This book and film provides insights into how people feel after ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ regularly, showing remarkable health effects. There is little science explained, but if you just use logic in knowing that we are electric beings, we need to be grounded – just like electrical sockets. Go outside and take your shoes off for 20 minutes, I’m sure you’ll feel better.
Matthew Walker, ‘Why We Sleep’
I recently listened to a good six hours of interviews with Professor Matthew Walker on the Peter Attia podcast. It got a bit repetitive after a while, but he basically demonstrates how important sleep is and how significant the problems are if we don’t. The best take out from it for me was that the Guinness Book of World Records will allow people to do all types of crazy and dangerous things, such as go up into the atmosphere in a balloon, pass out, come to, then pull a parachute to break a record, but they won’t let people be sleep deprived.
The basic advice is that good sleep is essential and we need it, turn off all lights in your bedroom, keep it cool, don’t drink much, blue light is toxic and even consider sleeping in a separate bed to your spouse or partner. To think that Edison came with the light bulb in the late nineteenth century and we’ve now evolved to live in bright lights 24/7 is farfetched, so put your phone down and go to bed.
Joel Salatin, ‘You Can Farm’, ‘Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice For Happier Hens, Healthier People, And A Better World’ And Many More.
Joel Salatin is a larger-than-life character that is passionate about small farming and feeding the world. You may find him annoying and divisive given some of his political views, but he can articulate what he thinks, what’s wrong with our industrial food system and provides a solution.
Regenerative farming is one of my interests, having bought a small property outside of Canberra in 2015 and knowing nothing about farming (or much practical at all). I encourage anyone with an interest in sustainability to read his books or watch some interviews, because he knows what he is doing and provides a framework for others.
Most people know Brené Brown but she’s worth mentioning here given she’s such an authentic person. She writes well and presents excellently, her books are worth a look regarding vulnerability and shame.