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Are you living life at the “Alpha Level”?

Mind science research has suggested that the key to most of the things we want in life, whether it’s abundance, career success, health, happiness or enlightenment, lies in a particular state of mind caused by specific frequencies of the brain.

Scientist call these frequencies alpha and theta brainwaves frequencies.

We attained these states of mind unconsciously during sleep. The question is… how do you achieve this state of mind during waking consciousness? And more importantly, how do you use it to overcome your limitations and challenges, triumph over your unwanted habits and negative thought patterns, and enrich certain aspects of your life?

Jose working on his patented bio feedback equipment

In 1966, a radio repairman from Texas found the answer.

Jose Silva began his journey as a humble radio repairman in Laredo, Texas, and later as an electronics instructor with the United States Army Signal Corps.

Despite his career in electronics, Silva had a keen interest in hypnosis and the workings of the human mind. He spent his days working at his job and his nights studying the work of thought leaders like Freud, Jung and Adler.

The turning point that rocketed Silva towards his breakthroughs was a simple question. How do you make the mind more efficient?

Through his professional knowledge, Silva already knew that reducing the resistance in an electrical wire allowed more electricity to flow through it (known as Ohm’s law). Using this theory as an anchor, he then wondered…

About Jose Silva 1914 – 1999

Jose Silva is the founder of The Silva Method, and a pioneer in mind empowerment research.

Silva dedicated his life to awakening the human mind’s hidden potential. After 24 years of research , he released his findings in 1966 and spent the rest of his life perfecting and teaching The Silva Method.

Silva’s legacy is carried on today through Silva International, an organization committed to continuing his mission.

“What would happen if you could reduce the resistance in the human brain?”

Would doing this cause it to be more efficient at absorbing information, and perhaps even grant it access to reservoirs of previously hidden creativity and intuition?

Driven by this theory, Silva began a thorough process of research and experimentation, starting with his own children. By training them to function at brain frequency levels known as Alpha and Theta-levels of deep relaxation that most people experience while meditating or in light sleep-he was able to significantly improve their grades at school, and even found evidence of enhanced intuitive functioning within them.

State Brain Wave Frequency (cycles per second) Associated with...
Beta 14-21 and higher Waking state, the five senses. Perception of time and space.
Alpha 7-14 and higher Light sleep, meditation, intuition. No time and space limitation.
Theta 4-7 and higher Deeper sleep, meditation.
Delta 0-4 and higher Deep sleep. You are unconscious at Delta.

In the following years, Silva began sharing his methods with other people in his community. What he found was that by teaching people to consciously guide themselves to the Alpha and Theta level of mind through Centering Techniques, he could show many of them how to, while fully conscious, reprogram their minds like a computer.

Why is this important? Well imagine being able to rewire yourself, without spending thousands of dollars on a professional hypnotherapist. What if you could more easily overcome bad habits like smoking or snacking? What if you could raise your IQ, cultivate a positive wealth mindset, and awaken your mind’s natural healing capacity, all by rewiring your subconscious.

The result that follow were highly encouraging. A multitude of silva practitioners began reporting a variety of benefits, from stress relief to enhanced creativity and intuition to even potentially accelerated physical and emotional healing.

In short, people who used The Silva Method were often able to achieve greater control over their emotional state, their habits, their careers and finances, and their health.

Did you know?

Silva’s work has influenced many
world-renowned writers, doctors, sportsmen
and success coaches. These include:

  • Wayne Dyer – Best-Selling Self-Improvement Author & Success Coach
  • Shakti Gawain – Best-Selling Author of Creative Visualization
  • Marguerite Piazza – Famous Opera Singer
  • Dr. O. Carl Simonton – Cancer research pioneer
  • Prof. Clancy D. McKenzie, M.D. – Medical Pioneer
  • Richard Bach – Best-Selling Author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Chicago White Sox – Baseball Team (in the 70s)
  • Dr. Cleve Backster – Scientist, discoverer of Primary Perceptive Capability in plants
Prof. Clancy D. McKenzie, with the help of the creative insights that he gained at the alpha level, Dr. McKenzie made a major medical breakthrough in understanding the cause of schizophrenia and depression that has helped more than 9,000 patients.

The media, thought leaders and the masses take notice.

Jose Silva’s discovery, which he called “The Silva Method”, went on to become the basis of many personal growth programs in the United States, and was covered in various media including the New York Times and The Washington Post. His first book went on to become an international bestseller, selling over 6 million copies.

Many personal growth icons have also enthusiastically endorsed The Silva Method. Jack Canfield, for example, has since called it the source of the human potential movement, and “one of the most profound approaches to human potential development I have ever discovered”.

Although Jose Silva passed away in 1999, his teachings continue to be spread worldwide through the Silva International organization. Today, over 6 million people in 110 countries, including doctors, entrepreneurs, artists and celebrities, have used our training to improve their lives in many inspiring ways, which is why we’re confident that no matter what your personal objective is, you too can experience positive results.

Jack Canfield on the Silva Method

World’s Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, strongly encourages to get involved with the Silva Method and take your life to the next level

From business to wellness to the arts…

The Silva Method is practiced by many experts who are leadingthe way in bringing conscious practices to the world:


Many top-shelf corporations, including RCA Records, Green Mountain Coffee and The Arnold Agency, have sent their employees for Silva training. Benefits have been reported in various areas, including amplified creativity, improved business management, enhanced motivation and better stress management. Robert Stiller, the CEO of Green Mountain Coffee, says “Silva demonstrates that there is no limit to what the mind can do.“

The Arts

Many artists, writers, actors and performers use the Silva Method to enhance their creativity and focus, and come up with highly creative ideas. Notable students include the Opera singer Marguerite Piazza, singer Vicki Carr, and actresses Carol Lawrence (the first live theater actress to get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) and Loretta Swit.

Best-selling author Richard Bach credits the Silva Method for the inspiration to help him finish his iconic book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which went on to sell over a million copies and was featured on the cover of TIME magazine.


Russell “Bucky” Dent, a baseball player with the Chicago White Sox, began studying the Silva Method in 1975. In 1978 he was named Most Valuable Player at the World Series. Dent has been quoted as saying, “The Silva Method helped me with my concentration, and it helped me to relax before the pressures of a game.” To this day, many world-class athletes use the principles of The Silva Method to visualize their desired outcomes, improve focus and keep their minds and bodies in optimal condition. Silva has an especially huge following in sports that encourage a mind-body approach to physical excellence.

Personal Growth

A wide range of top personal growth leaders, coaches and authors use, endorse and are influenced by The Silva Method. Wayne Dyer says, “anything with the name Jose Silva as an author has my vote before I open to page one,” and Shakti Gawain says it allows you to “tap into a deep storehouse of knowledge and wisdom.” The Silva Method even inspired her best-selling book, Creative Visualization.


Many healthcare professionals and scientists have integrated the principles of The Silva Method into their healing regimens as a crucial component of effective mind-body healing. Dr. O Carl Simonton, founder of the Simonton Research Institute, which practices and researches imagery therapy for patients, calls The Silva Method one of “the most powerful single tools that I have to offer patients.” Professor Clancy D. McKenzie, founder of the American Mental Health Association, is also known to have used Silva techniques to aid his patients.

Scientists at the 1972 Silva Method Covention
Front row: Dr. Richard McKenzie, Dr. Fred Bremner, Dr. Jeffrey Chang, Dr. William Braud, Dr. Irving Geller, Dr. Alejandro Martinez, and Cleve Baxter. Back row: Dr. Phillip Chancellor, Dr. J. Wilfrid Hahn, Jose Silva, Juan Silva, Dr. Alberto Sanchez-Vilchis, Dr. N.E. West, and Harry McKnight.

A program backed by science and research

We’ve spent nearly 50 years researching, experimenting and collaborating with leading scientists, researchers and personal growth leaders.

The first scientist to investigate the research of The Silva Method was Dr. J. Wilfrid Hahn of the Mind Science Foundation in California, who went on to endorse our work. Since then, various research institutions, universities and scientists have studied and verified our research, including:

  • Duke University, North Carolina
  • Trinity University, Texas
  • University of Texas, Texas
  • Wayland Baptist University, Texas
  • C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, New York
  • Canisius College, New York

Over the years we have continued to fine-tune the process of tapping into the human mind’s inner potential-and often profoundly changing our students’ lives in the process.

We do this through an optimized curriculum that includes the Centering Exercise, guided meditations, visualization techniques, intuition-enhancing tools and Theta level exercises, which guide our students into an even deeper level of mind than Alpha.


In 2010, Mark Robert Waldman, the world-famous neuroscientist and bestselling author of How God Changes Your Brain said…

“Based on the newest findings from Harvard’s recent genetic study on the effects of relaxation, breathing awareness, and positive guided imagery, I feel confident that many of the methods, as taught by Silva International, can stimulate gene expression in the brain that are involved in reducing physical and psychological stress and boosting immune functioning.”

Find out more about the scientific evidence and validation behind The Silva Method.

The Silva Method In The Media

The Washington Post, <br> April 30, 1972

The Washington Post
on The Silva Method

Back in 1972, a staff writer by the name of David R. Boldt at The Washington Post attended a Silva Mind Control seminar in 1972. In this report, David R. Boldt recalled almost every detail of his four-night, five day course he attended and how it has helped him as well as other Silva students and graduates who attended the seminar that week. Read the full report here

The New York Times, <br> April 16, 1972

The New York Times
Can Man Control His Mind?

How amazing it must have been when two universities broke the news that they would offer the Silva Mind Control Seminar to its students? It must have also changed a lot of minds when The New York Times stated that those who attends a Silva seminar are clearly business people and university students. Read the full article here

The Silva Method is used in over 110 countries worldwide

A program backed by science and research

Laura Silva is Jose Silva’s daughter and the current President of Silva International. Today she carries on her father’s legacy by spreading his message and leading the global Silva community.

With over 6 million members in 110 countries, the Silva community is a diverse and close-knit group of personal growth enthusiasts. We are passionate about living to our highest potential and spreading conscious practices to the world.

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“Has my vote”

“The Silva Method has provided a definitive way of allowing people to be self-motivated.The course clearly depicted a way for all to enrich their lives, to gain better control of circumstances which, in the past, may have negatively affected them. I am grateful for understanding this rather uncomplicated way of approaching my job and personal life and I know that RCA Corporation will come out a winner also for having endorsed such a progressive program.”

~ J.K. Mangini, Divisional Vice President, Occupational Services, RCA Records

“International author Shakti Gawain uses Silva to access intuitive mind”

“One of the earliest workshops I took was the Silva Mind Control Course… The most important technique I learned in that course was the basic technique of creative visualization… Our rational mind is like a computer… The intuitive mind, on the other hand, seems to give access to an infinite supply of information. It appears to be able to tap into a deep storehouse of knowledge and wisdom…”

~ Shakti Gawain, author of Creative Visualization and Living in the Light

“Green Mountain Coffee CEO offers Silva to employees”

“By offering the Silva Method to (our) employees we provide an opportunity to experience for themselves the power of the mind… Experiencing the Silva techniques, rather than just hearing people talk about it, is very powerful. It’s like the difference between seeing a travelogue about the Grand Canyon and personally standing on the edge of it… Silva demonstrates that there is no limit to what the mind can do.”

~ Robert Stiller, President and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Forbes Magazine 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year.

What happens when you study the Silva Method?

1 First, we train you to function at deeper levels of mind.

Deeper levels of mind, reached through the alpha and theta frequencies result in states of deep relaxation. When you’re in these states, nothing bothers you. Sounds don’t disturb you. Stress melts away. Productivity soars. You stay clearly focused on your goals, and can put your worries aside.

Meditation is fast gaining recognition worldwide. According to CBS News on August 27, 2003, “more and more doctors recommend it”. It has been shown to help suppress depression, manage pain, increase longevity, invigorate the immune system, and lower blood pressure.

TIME Magazine devoted an issue to meditation in their August 2003 issue, citing its increasing popularity and scientific studies that indicate its positive impact on physical and mental health.

In just the first day of training, you will be able to meditate and relax your mind and body in less than 10 minutes. With practice, you can reduce this time frame to a minute. Upon entering a deeper level of mind, many students report an improved ability to manage stress, headaches, tensions, anger, and insomnia.

And there is more that happens to you once you are able to control your brainwave frequency.

2 Connect to your hidden intuition.

In our research, we have found that 90% of people who are trained to function at the Alpha and Theta levels were able to demonstrate enhanced intuition and creativity.

The Silva Method teaches you how to use your intuition to make better decisions in life. In a larger sense, we teach people to use this intuition to tap into inspiration and creativity. Artist, writers, great thinkers and entrepreneurs have hailed The Silva Method as a useful tool to allow them create a flow of ideas.

3 Practice mind-body healing.

The scientific community and health professionals are finally beginning to speak out about a concept Jose Silva knew and taught for years – that the mind is a powerful driving force behind healing.

Using personal case working techniques detailed in The Silva Method, you will discover scientifically proven mental visualization methods that have been indicated to condition the mind’s natural healing capabilities, which in turn can lead to improved physical and emotional healing.

4 Regain control over your habits.

The Silva Method helps you gain greater control over your own life and habits. Imagine being able to overcome bad habits like smoking or overeating without hypnosis. Or being able to sleep better and wake up on time. And having full control over your emotional state of mind.

The concept of rewiring habits works this way: while functioning at deeper levels of mind, you learn specific positive statements and visualization techniques to change your patterns of behavior or emotional state.

It’s a two step process that Silva believe is far more powerful than self-hypnotism, affirmations or visualization alone.

5 Shape your ideal life.

Your mind has a natural ability to create coincidences and opportunities and even control luck to guide you towards your goals.

The Silva Method teaches you to harness the creative potential of your mind to think big, plan a greater life for yourself, and start your day on a positive note—all of which are contributing factors to reaching your personal goals.

A unique part of The Silva Method is that we believe you can only achieve greater goals and be more successful in specific areas when it’s part of your lives purpose. This is why we encourage you to focus on goals that lead to deep personal fulfillment, and benefit humanity at large.

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