In researching Integrated Mind Techniques (IMT), I realised something quite shocking: most approaches to personal development don’t work! Why?
Because most of them are based on theories, not on what really works. What’s even more sad is that if one of these theorists is faced with something that works but doesn’t fit into their neat theories, they dismiss it even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary!
Find Out What Works!
I’m the other way round – I’m into modelling what works, regardless of the theory. I come from a sports background where this is the common approach: find out what works, copy it, remove anything that proves to be idiosyncratic and you have the solution.
I was surprised when I first became interested in psychology and personal development that most approaches are the other way around! For example, when seeking to sell people with phobias, the theorists will take 150 people with phobias and try to establish what these have in common. So the theorist becomes an expert in defining phobias.
Integrated Mind Techniques (IMT) – Built on What Works!
I’m not interested! I want to find people who have overcome their phobias and establish how they did it!
I wanted to find out how to change habits instantly, or at least very quickly. So I sought out people who were able to make instant, productive changes in their life and in other people’s lives.
This has led to the development of Integrated Mind Techniques (IMT). It’s a collection of techniques that work, There’s little that’s new in IMT – what is new is the way some of the techniques have been combined.
Integrated Mind Techniques (IMT) Principles