Is The Lefkoe Belief Process a Fraud

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When I told psychologist Lawrence LaShan about 20 years ago that I had created a process that permanently eliminated beliefs, he replied: “Anyone who claims to do that is a fraud.”

Despite the fact that LaShan, most other psychotherapists, and the average person think that getting rid of beliefs permanently is very difficult, if not impossible, I have thousands of clients whose experience proves otherwise.  Over 25 years ago I developed the first in a series of interventions (Lefkoe Belief Process®) that eliminates the beliefs that are responsible for most of our behavioral and emotional problems.

How The Lefkoe Process Works

To get a sense of how the Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP) works, please try the following mental exercise: Assume you are a very young child with parents who are very critical of you most of the time and who rarely acknowledge you for your achievements.  No matter what you do, they focus on what you didn’t do and how you should have done better.  …  Really take a moment and imagine this. …If this is the pattern of their interactions with you, there literally would be thousands of instances by the time you are six or seven years old.  What would you have concluded about yourself by this time?

If you are typical of most children, you would have concluded that There’s something wrong with me or I’m not good enough. You would have experienced these beliefs as “the truth” about you as a child.  Today, as an adult, even though you might consciously realize the beliefs were silly and illogical, on some deep level you still would experience them as the truth about you.

If you looked carefully at the events that led to the belief, namely, your parents’ behavior, you would realize that their behavior could have a number of different meanings, each one as valid as the one you chose, I’m not good enough. For example:

·     My parents thought that being critical would motivate me to excel.

·     My parents had lousy parenting skills.

·     My parents may have thought I wasn’t good enough, but they were wrong.

·     Maybe I wasn’t good at doing certain things, but that doesn’t mean I, as a person, am not good enough.

·     Maybe my parents were dissatisfied with my behavior, but they didn’t think I wasn’t good enough.

If you were to recall your childhood interactions with your parents, it would seem to you that you could “see” that I’m not good enough. In other words, when you visualized your parents being critical, it would seem as if you also were visualizing I’m not good enough. It’s as if your parent’s behavior inherently meant I’m not good enough. It would be so real to you that you could see your belief in the world that it seems you could say to someone: “If you were there watching my interactions with my parents, you also would see I’m not good enough.”

If I asked you to describe what I’m not good enough looks like, you would realize you couldn’t, because you never really did see it. All you actually saw was your parents’ behavior. And if that behavior could have a number of valid meanings, it has no single inherent meaning. At which point you would be forced to conclude that the only place that meaning has ever existed has been as a belief in your mind.

When you reach this point, the belief has been transformed from “the truth” to “a truth” and is no longer a belief.  If you were to state the words of the belief, they would sound silly and meaningless.

This short thought exercise explains why it usually is difficult to get rid of beliefs: We think we “saw” the belief.  It is difficult to talk someone out of something they think they “saw.”  As soon, however, as we realize that we never saw the belief (i.e., the meaning we created) in the world, that the meaning existed only in our mind, the belief disappears.

Purpose of Lefkoe Belief Process

While the goal of psychotherapy is to help you cope better with your problems—and it frequently does that very well—the purpose of the LBP is to help you eliminate the problems totally, by eradicating the beliefs that are at their source.  For example, if you get rid of the beliefs that cause a lack of confidence, a concern with the opinions of others, or procrastination, those problems will disappear totally.

The following case history will provide even more details about how the LBP works.

At the start of our first session David reported to me that his wife complained that he generally was very reserved and had a hard time expressing his feelings.  I helped David identify several beliefs that contributed to this pattern, including My feelings don’t matter. When I asked David what happened early in his life that led him to that conclusion, he replied: “Dad was always telling me to stop crying.  He’d get annoyed when I got really excited about things.  He’d always say, ‘No one cares what you feel.’”

After telling David that his belief was, in fact, a valid child’s interpretation of his father’s behavior, I asked him for a few additional interpretations of what his father did and said.  His answers included: My father isn’t interested in what I feel, but his reaction might not be typical of other people.  A lot of people aren’t interested in what a child feels, that might not be true of an adult’s feelings.  In my family my feelings didn’t matter, in other places they might.  My father might not have literally meant what he said; he just might have had lousy parenting skills and wasn’t careful about the words he used.

I then asked David, “If your father’s behavior could have had many different meanings, can you see that what you’ve been living with as a fact, as ‘the truth’ is only ‘a truth,’ just one interpretation out of many?”  He nodded agreement.

“Didn’t it seem as a child when your father was yelling ‘No one cares what you think,’ that you could see that My feelings don’t matter.”

“I did see it,” he exclaimed.

“Take another look, now.  I know you saw your father and heard his words, but did you literally see My feelings don’t matter?”

“It seems like I can see it,” David said hesitatingly.

“Well, if you can see it,” I responded, “tell me what it looks like.  What color is it?  What shape is it?”

David grasped the point I was making, “I got it. I really never did see My feelings don’t matter.”

“What did you see?” I asked.

“I saw my father yell at me and I heard what he said.”

“And what is the inherent meaning of that? In other words, what do I know for sure about you or anyone else as a result of knowing that your father told you that no one cares what you feel?”

“Nothing.  His comments didn’t mean anything.”

“David,” I said, “say the words of your belief out loud: My feelings don’t matter.”

He said the words slowly and then looked at me with surprise and exclaimed: “I don’t believe that any more!”

When David realized that his belief was only the meaning he attributed to his interactions with his father, not meaning he discovered inherent in the events, when he realized he couldn’t really see the belief in the world, and when he realized his father’s behavior had no inherent meaning—the belief was gone.

Study on the Lefkoe Method

I realize that the LBP might sound very simplistic and that many people will be skeptical of the claim that the beliefs are completely and permanently eliminated in a matter of minutes.  Nonetheless, my associates and I have used the LBP successfully with well over 13,000 clients in one-on-one sessions.  Over 50,000 people have used a free on-line version of the LBP.  You can try it here: http://recreateyourlife.com/free

Some of the feeling problems that clients have presented and gotten rid of after eliminating the underlying beliefs include social anxiety, fear of public speaking, anger, shyness, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, and worrying about what people think of them.  Behavioral patterns they have eliminated included phobias, relationships that never seem to work, procrastination, a fear of confronting people, money issues, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and sexual dysfunction.

Because anecdotes are usually not acceptable in scientific circles, early in 2004 I joined with researchers at the University of Arizona to demonstrate that fear of public speaking can be eliminated in a matter of hours, despite the fact that for most Americans it is their most intense fear. The researchers used The Lefkoe Method (which includes the LBP and other related processes) to eliminate the beliefs and conditionings that cause the fear.

The study concluded: “Overall The Lefkoe Method is an effective, quick, and convenient procedure to eliminate the fear of speaking in public. … The Lefkoe Method was effective in virtually eliminating the fear of public speaking in, on average, only three one-hour sessions.” The researchers were Lee Sechrest, Ph.D. and Victoria Cunningham, Ph.D., psychologists at the University of Arizona, and myself. (The link to the complete study that was published in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, 183-193, 2006, is at http://www.speakingwithoutfear.com/support-files/EliminatingFears.pdf.)

Over 65,000 people have used The Lefkoe Method to eliminate the beliefs that had kept them from doing what they had always dreamed of doing and living the way they had always dreamed of living.  That’s probably the most successful “fraud” LaShan or anyone else has ever seen.

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  1. Hi Monty, I was wondering if the Lefkoe system can help me overcome a phobia, specifically a fear of flying. And if so, how might I go about doing that? This fear started more than twenty years ago, and I have tried everything. This includes NLP, CBT, drugs, alcohols, even brute force – just grit your teeth. Nothing has helped, although I have made a few short flights, with mixed outcomes.

  2. So… this program is about changing your beliefs? Will changing your beliefs stop you from blanking out completely when you get ready to speak?

  3. I’ve tried this method, and it never worked for me. I tried it more than once. I wanted to change, I did everything that was necessary. It made me believe more strongly than ever the beliefs I was trying to get rid of.

  4. It is widely quoted that beliefs are very difficult if not impossible to get rid of however, such statement makes perfect sense if that is the belief is it not? There are human beings still asleep who will argue until the end to keep their beliefs and then there are those who have awakened from their sleep because they believed in the infinite possibilities of reality within the universe. IM POSSIBLE is nothing!

  5. Well, if belief is just some feelings we attach to an otherwise meaningless event, what does that mean about belief in God?

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Nahl,

      We don’t really have a belief in God, we have faith there is a God. There is no evidence for the existence of God.

      To the extent that we have such a belief, you could get rid of it the same way you get rid of any other belief.

      Thanks for the question.

      Regards, Morty

  6. Thanks for posting this informative piece. There are a number of titles by Morty Lefkoe on negative beliefs, making positive changes, overcoming stage fright, improving self esteem and many other topics – in my articles database:
    http://talentdevelop.com/articlelive/authors/143/Morty-Lefkoe
    .-= Douglas Eby´s last blog ..Feeling Crazy as a Highly Sensitive Person? =-.

  7. I tried the Lefkoe-methode by myself.
    It works. Ok, not so effektive as claimed. But the begin is the start of everything.
    Why does it work?
    Cause it´s nothing special. It´s one methode out of many of the cognitiv therapie called REBT, “rational-emotive-behavioral-therapy”. It was “invented” by Albert Ellis in the 60s, the time of the cognitive revolution, the end of the behavioral area in the world of psychology and psychotherapy. It´s about beliefs.
    And one way to get over those beliefs that are holding you back is that kind of exercises which Lefkoe is talking about.
    If learned them during my time studying psychology.

    And if some psychologist haven´t known it 20 years ago (in the 80s) they were not knowing the state of the art psychological theories.

    So, don´t let your beliefs hounting you, hunt your beliefs and get friends, and then let them go in peace.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Arne,

      I’d love to know how the Lefkoe Belief Process wasn’t “as effective as claimed.”

      I claim it will permanently eliminate a belief. You said “it works.” Did the belief go away?

      I’d really like to know what didn’t work for you so we can possibly improve what we are doing or better explain the expected results.

      Regards, Morty

  8. I thought your theory made alot of sense, so i bought the lefkoe method and did it diligently for hours, and really expected it would work, however weeks later i have experienced no change at all and am very disheartened, not least because of the money i spent on it and still live in fear every day and it’s exhausting. You seem like a genuine guy and i believe you have experienced the changes you say you have, i don’t understand why it has not worked for me.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Sam,

      I’m not sure what program you bought and what the problem is.

      We have a lifetime guarantee so if you aren’t satisfied, you can get a full refund.

      If you’d like to call me and see if I can figure out what the problem is, please call 415-456-7300 and I’d be happy to see if I can help.

      Regards, Morty

  9. Hi Morty
    Indeed once you have realized the bluff of Belief Formation
    because you felt helpless as a kid,the Emotional Experiential
    Memory can be challenged,in the Present Moment.
    Not only the Belief Files can be updated,they can be challenged.
    to me this insight is Liberating.A sort of dehypnotism of the dead past
    that I am carrying with no apparent BENEFIT.
    living in Bangalore india,I am now impatient to lay my hands on this
    liberating process.The question that I have is How do I get hold of the
    programme.Can you transfer the material online to my email address?
    …I am keen to become a Belief Buster,for myself & my family to begin
    with.

  10. I’m very pleased to see a blog in response to the skeptics. When I googled the Lefkoe Method, I found a forum discussing if it really works. The great thing about the LM, is that you know it works when you do it because you are the one actively changing your beliefs. Once you’ve changed the way you think, you change the way you act and feel. I’ve used the LM over the past two years, and it has helped me completely change the way I view my world and the sense of myself in it. The best part is that for those who are skeptical, like I used to be, they can try it for free at Morty’s site. recreateyourlife.com/free It’s helped me so much that I encourage anyone who’s leery to try it before they knock it.

  11. Hello Morty,
    Your method does work, 100%. The part of it that is the most important is being able to identify the belief and admitting to having it. If we don’t know it exists, we can’t change it. The second part is following through. Our fear and our despondency can put it on hold at any time. I can imagine that some people say it doesn’t work because they are not prepared to work. You do a great service everyday of your life bringing this to as many people as you can. Thank you.
    .-= Janet Robinson´s last blog ..Family Behavior Patterns =-.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Janet,

      True, you cant; eliminate a belief you don’t know you have. People usually are not interested in eliminating beliefs.

      They want to get rid of undesirable or dysfunctional feelings and behavior. So then the job is to find the beliefs causing those feelings or behavior and eliminate them, not as a end on themselves, but as a means to an end.

      And people do have to be willing to do though the process to get rid of a belief.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Regards, Morty

  12. Morty,
    After reading your blog and going to your site I tried eliminating a belief. It was rough going at first because I have the belief that you can’t easily eliminate beliefs also…Then i really got that there is no one “the truth” but many possible truths- wow how powerful is that!!! Thank you this is an interesting path that I will further investigate.
    R

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Ruth,

      Glad you tried it and found it effective. Try the other two free beliefs and let me know what you think.

      Regards, Morty

  13. The loefkoe method works quite well- i have been using similar techniques for years with clients. The technique is a standard brief therapy method that combines cognitative therapy, pin point analysis and reframe. The core of CT is identifying the meaning we give to events particularly in childhood, and how that creates reality. use the method but it is certainly not unique – I can give you references to books that use the same language word for word – so have a bit of an issue with people who take methods and dress them up as their own. I can be definite as a method its not copyright. Brandon Bays has also done this in her Journey work. However it does bring the method to a bigger audience which has to be appluaded.
    I have read an article by Lefkoe distinguishing LP from CBT. Whoever wrote it has a very limited perception of what CT is about

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Jo,

      Not having been trained in CBT, I can’t say much about it from personal experience. But we have trained a number of licensed psychotherapists who specialize in CBT and they have told me that it is different from The Lefkoe Method (TLM) in a number of ways and that they now use both techniques.

      I was told that CBT is a tool that the client has to use repeatedly in life to change negative thinking. TLM eliminates beliefs totally during the session so the client doesn’t have to do anything when he “gets into life.” Is this inaccurate?

      There is a significant spiritual aspect to TLM, where you experience yourself as the creator of your life. I was told there is nothing like that in CBT. Is this inaccurate.

      Also, TLM not only has a process for eliminating beliefs, there also are several de-conditioning processes that CBT does not have.

      By the way, did you ever try TLM or are your comments based only on what you’ve read about it? If you haven’t tried it, try it (less than 30 minutes) and then please give me your feedback. http://recreateyourlife.com There is no charge.

      I’d love to know what I said in the article that you disagree with as I’d really like to know how the Lefkoe Method is different and how it is the same.

      Thanks for your comments. I look forward to hearing from you again.

      Regards, Morty

  14. Galen Murray says:

    Morty,
    So glad to see all the positive feedback this article has generated. There is nothing more empowering than realizing you are always at the center of every decision you make in your life. Not only do psychologists discourage people from this truth in order to solidify their own importance, but everywhere in society we see forces bombarding the individual in an attempt to make them dependent.

    I do not know why simplicity is mocked- it seems to me our lives are burdened by unnecessary complications everywhere we turn. People should be energized by a process that puts them as the creative force in their own lives and does it in a straightforward and easily comprehended manner.

    Congratulations,
    ~Galen

    • Hi Galen,

      Glad to see that you have been reading my posts.

      How was India? When will you be back in the U.S.?

      I’m really happy that so many people have been losing their victim experience and getting that they create their lives from our work.

      Love, Morty

  15. Hi Morty,
    I happened to know about you from steve pavalina blog. I went through your website and read the articles available and purchased you book “Recreate your life”. I think this is the most valuable investment i have ever made. I have eliminated many of destructive beliefs after reading this book and doing the DM process. I have overcome procrastination. I have overcome my fear of exam and 10 year old painful memories of heartbreak. This is a great book. Thanks for inventing this Simple and amazingly powerful spiritual process.

    • Hi Nitin,

      Thanks for your interest in my work and for reading so much of my material.

      I’m thrilled that you have found it so useful and that you’ve seen some real changes in your life.

      And thanks for realizing that it is a spiritual process.

      Regards, Morty

  16. Clare Rubel says:

    Hi Morty,
    Thank you for asking.
    To me, The Lefkoe Method, undoubtedly works because it’s my right to “choose”. You can choose what to believe just as simply as you choose what shirt to wear or what you’re going to have for breakfast in the mornig. These are all simple matters; a matter of choice.
    I wouldn’t put too much stock in Psychology or Psychotherapy, however. (I have a degree in this subject, so I should know.) These are inexact sciences and continuously under review.
    All in all, you know what you know. And that’s what I know!
    Love Clare

    • Hi Clare,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and for your support.

      As an adult we do have the choice. As a child the meaning we give our parents’ behavior is virtually determined.

      Regards, Morty

  17. At it’s most BASIC premise, the Lefkoe method, in it’s exquisite simplicity, breaks down how we come to the beliefs that we have and gives us the ability, through a different perspective and thought process, to come to a differnt conclusion. It is, pure genius. The most empowering perspective I have ever come across.

    Take the pure simplicity of this and realize, the power that you hold within.

    Morty’s ability to communicate this, at such a basic level, holds the hands of so many people to understand what he is trying to communicate. We should all be grateful for that, This should be taught in schools.

    • Hi Susan,

      My ultimate goal is to have The Lefkoe Method taught in the schools, at home, at work, and everyplace else. I’d love to have everyone able to help everyone else eliminate beliefs.

      And ultimately have parents healthy enough and trained well enough so that very few limiting beliefs get formed in childhood at home.

      I’m thrilled that you find my work “empowering.”

      Regards, Morty

  18. Morty, I just read your post and also went to the article detailing the study that was done. It is simply amazing. I’ve tried to wade through other studies on medical and psychological issues but I’m either dense or uneducated and usually lose interest. This time I read the whole thing and I am extremely impressed about how the study was conducted and the comparisons the doctors made between your method and Cognitive Therapy and Insight Therapies. The times I’ve been in therapy were usually as the result of an “emotional crisis” and the help I recieved made me feel better for awhile and helped me function. However, I always felt an underlying dissatisfaction, like a basic component was missing. When I did the belief elimination process, I felt like nothing was missing. A fraud??! Nothing could be further from the truth; it sounds more like Dr. Le Shan felt threatened that a layman created this rather than “one of the club.” I think sometimes, the experts get so caught up in their education, they can’t see outside the box anymore. I am so thankful I found this. As a side benefit and after using “Who Are You Really?” process I understand what the Tao Te Ching is saying. Keep up the good work and I look forward to other validations of your work. Love and Light

    • Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for reading my post and the research study we conducted.

      Thanks also for trying my belief-elimination process and I’m thrilled that it was useful for you.

      Regards, Morty

  19. Patricia Owens says:

    Has anyone considered that most firmly held beliefs among psychologists could be fraudulent? The infinite wisdom in the field of psychology seems to be that a 2 year, 5 year, 10 year…treatment plan is acceptable. Anyone who goes against the memes of the set in stone beliefs of established psychology is severely punished. Imagine if there were an outside objective organization to quantify the success record of standard psychological practices. I think the results would be very telling.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Given that the first psychotherapy developed was Freudian analysis, which took five days a week over many years, and that most systems since then take many months if not years, it is understandable that an approach that takes a few hours would be considered impossible.

      Also I don’t know of any other accepted psychological technique that does permanently eliminate beliefs, regardless of the time period.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Regards, Morty

  20. Salim Lalani says:

    Hi Morty, Let me remind U UR words these is the the Belief of that Pychologist who has personal problem to understand U. UR method works & will always work. Salim

    • Hi Salim,

      Thanks for your response to my blog post. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

      Yes, The Lefkoe Method does work … despite the skepticism of some.

      Regards, Morty

  21. Hey Morty,
    It is the very belief that we cannot change that keeps people stuck. The subconscious is vigilant in its attempts to keep us safe; exactly where we are right now – stuck!

    Most of the medical community has no interest in hearing about nor acknowleging anything natural – it doesn’t generate income for them.

    One last point – we have been trained to believe that making positive change is difficult. Therefore, when we are presented with simple, easy to use techniques, many have trouble even accepting the possibility they can improve their lives.

    Keep up the great work you are doing. We will change the Universe one person at a time.
    .-= Gene´s last blog ..May 23, Self help quotes, inspirational and motivational sayings. =-.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Gene,

      One of the programs we offer is to eliminate the belief: change is difficult.

      Most people who hear about our work are skeptical that you can permanently eliminate a belief in only a few minutes. That’s why we offer a few beliefs for free so they can see for themselves that it can be done. Then they can purchase programs that get rid of all the beliefs that cause specific problems.

      And, yes, we will change the world, one person at a time. My goal is to have over 5 million people eliminate at least one belief and experience themselves as the creator of their life.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Regards, Morty

  22. Hi Morty, Steve,
    I am a specialist in Paradigm Change Management, a series of tools and skills which helps people to change how they see themselves and the world around them, in order to generate natural changes in their actions and results. I primarily use this in corporate and organizational settings for executives and management wanting to increase sustainability and HR effectiveness.

    I have recently written a book incorporating this for use in daily life. It is called “Hard Luck Good Luck – A Practical Guide to Turning Your Life Around”. http://www.hardluckgoodluck.com

    I am always on the lookout for good techniques and resources to augment and support what I offer my clients and readers. I prefer to try things myself before recommending them onward!

    I have purchased and done the full online set of belief sessions – and I have experienced results ranging from subtle to extremely foundational. The method clearly works in practice and I plan to offer it as an additional resource to my clients and readers.

    As to any complaints that the Lefkoe Method is simplistic – so was the apple that fell on Newton’s head. But it changed how he saw the world and the rest, as they say, is history.

    With thanks,
    Rose Anne Hamilton, B.Sc.
    management consultant and author

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Rose Anne,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      And I’m thrilled you purchased our full Natural Confidence program and got such value from it.

      Please let me know how it works in conjunction with your other programs.

      Regards, Morty

  23. Hi Morty,

    I’ve tried your methods and found them so good I’ve been wandering along my local streets using them! You’ve got some brilliant questions and I recommended your work to a worldwide community of coaches (closed group I’m afraid). Do you have any teachers in England or nearby? I’d love to learn more of your methods although what I’ve picked up from your book and on-site processes has been very useful.

    Doug

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Doug,

      Glad you have found our work to be so helpful.

      And thanks for recommending it to others.

      We have no certified facilitators in the UK or Europe but we work with people from our office in over 50 countries using the phone or Skype.

      We have no trainings scheduled but if you are interested, send me an email with your contact info and we’ll let you know when we schedule our next training.

      Regards, Morty

  24. My background is in Philosophy (with emphasis on philosophy of language and Epistemology), and not psychology, but in my opinion, those who say beliefs cannot be eliminated completely have a very narrow view of the mind. I am actually a little surprised a psychologist would ever state that beliefs cannot be completely and permanently eliminated. I wonder what reasoning they are using for that? A belief is not hard-wired into the brain (and frankly, we know now how much is yet to be discovered about the brain and its adaptive abilities).

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Chris,

      He formed his belief the same way we all do: he looked at the fact that most therapists are unable to totally eliminate beliefs and the meaning he gave that observation is: it can’t be done.

      But my goal is to make The Lefkoe Method available to all therapists so they can use it with the ten million people who visit them annually.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Regards, Morty

  25. I found the LBP to be somewhat difficult to grasp when I first started it, but once I finally got it, many lifelong beliefs disappeared. It really works.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Tera,

      It really does work. Thanks for trying it.

      And keep using it to eliminate all the rest of the beliefs that are limiting your life. Remember, your only real limitations are the ones you create for yourself.

      Regards, Morty

  26. Thanks Monty for an excellent explanation of how your method works – and why it’s not a fraud:-)

    Mind you when I saw the headline, I thought maybe Steve was causing controversy by accusing you of being a fraud!

    I have been receiving your emails for a while and will dive back into them with fresh vigour. My limiting beliefs – watch out…
    .-= Arvind Devalia´s last blog ..Do You Want to Help the World? Then Be Selfish =-.

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Arvind,

      Glad you found my explanation useful.

      And Steve is just a good headline writer.

      Read some more of my material on my blog and let me know what you think. http://mortylefkoe.com.

      Regards, Morty

  27. Hey Steve, thanks for featuring the Lefkoe process. I have not heard of it. But the post sure had me interested. I am going to check out the link!

  28. Hi Morty,

    I’ve been getting your emails for quite sometime but I’ve never really delved into your process. Thanks for making it clear here and giving us a taste of what it can do.

    I would love to try this out on some of my limiting beliefs!
    .-= Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice´s last blog ..Why Charity Is More Than Just Donating Money =-.

    • Hi Amit,

      I’m glad you had a chance to learn more about our belief-elimination process. Make sure you actually try it and not just learn about it.

      Learning about beliefs is interesting, getting rid of them permanently is powerful.

      Let me know what you think after trying it.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  29. Morty,

    Thanks for the post.

    I had never thought to try to “see” what “I’m not good enough” (or whatever else) looks like. This is a great point! Just doing this weakens the belief.

    And I definitely agree that people’s behavior is shaped tremendously by what happened to us (or our perception of what happened to us) growing up. It’s incredible how things that happened decades ago can still shape who we are.

    Thanks for introducing me to the Lefkoe Method!
    .-= Greg Blencoe´s last blog ..My personal 30-day money challenge starts next Monday on May 10th =-.

    • Hi Greg,

      Thanks for taking the time to reply.
      Yes, when you truly get that you never saw the belief in the world, that it has only existed in your mind, the belief will be eliminated.

      As you start to eliminate old limiting beliefs you will notice significant changes n your life.

      For more details, check out some of the posts on my blog: http://mortylefkoe.com.

      Regards, Morty

  30. Hey Morty, you and I are so “on the same page.” It is so great to hear how you let results stand against conventional thinking to make your point. As long as people think that “managing” their beliefs is the best they can do, they are still held captive to them. That’s not very empowering! Beliefs are just perception and your approach breaks down their resistance to logic, rendering them vulnerable to reason and change. I love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your work here on CYT. And Steve, thank you for introducing us to the The Lefkoe Method. Excellent.
    .-= Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills´s last blog ..Full Presence Stomps Multitasking =-.

    • Hi Jonathan,

      Nice to meet you and the others who’ve taken the time to write a response to my post.

      I really appreciate Steve allowing me to contribute a guest post. I’m happy it was useful.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  31. I remember Steve Pavlina recommending this recently. Maybe I’ll have a proper look into it now. The videos on your site were really well presented Morty!

    • Morty Lefkoe says:

      Hi Richard,

      Glad you liked the belief-elimination video. Did you notice any changes in your life.

      Regards, Morty

  32. Enjoyed the article. Beliefs are central to who we are now and who we will become. :)
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..16th Annual Safe Kids Saturday =-.

  33. Hi Morty,
    This is something I also believe… well said. Asking the right questions has the power to expose faulty beliefs and we always have the right to change our belief. Recurring problems are the effect of faulty beliefs haunting you. Trying to correct the the effect, without correcting the belief is exhausting and disappointing. What we believe is our choice, we can believe limiting opinions or liberating facts. I can personally attest that I have changed many beliefs about myself to have marvelous breakthroughs in my life.

    • Hi Rob,

      Congratulations on eliminating some of your own beliefs and changing your life.

      Anyone can do it and there is no need to live with problems when they can be eliminated so easily by eliminating the beliefs that cause them.

      Thanks for taking the time to share you own experience.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  34. What appeals to me about this approach is its simplicity. Having read this post I’m now really intrigued to learn more. I’ll definitely be visiting the website you’ve mentioned. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!
    Topi
    .-= Topi´s last blog ..Learn to dance in the rain =-.

  35. Hi Matt!

    This indeed is a wonderful article, and explains why a person fails to achieve his goals….be it in relationships or even business, in later life. Much needed eye-opener today, when everyone is just TRYING to get the Law of Attraction to work for them.

  36. Really interesting article! Thanks a lot for sharing this. Besides, the examples you made are very similar to my life experience. Nice, thanks!
    .-= Roman Soluk´s last blog ..Do you want to become rich? =-.

    • Hi Roman,

      I’m glad you liked the article but I want people to change their lives, not just understand how to change their lives. If you had similar experiences, you probably have similar beliefs.

      Please take a few minutes and actually eliminate a couple of beliefs and let me know how your experience. http://recreateyourlife.com

      Have a great day and thanks for your comment.
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  37. Very thought provoking. This opened up a lot of ideas in my head. It seems like a very plausible concept to me. Thinking about it, almost all of my current mental shortcomings are due to negative beliefs. These beliefs don’t even really make sense if I really think about them. I’m going to go think this through.
    .-= Matt Maresca´s last blog ..Be Bold: It’s the Only Way to Stand Out From the Other Characters =-.

    • Hi Matt,

      Our experience is that virtually all of our behavioral and emotional problems can be traced to limiting beliefs. And when those beliefs are eliminated, the problems disappear also.

      Try getting rid of one belief at http://recreateyourlife.com and let me know what you think.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  38. Understanding that beliefs really do not exist anywhere but in the mind and the mind is changeable is a powerful approach. Thanks for telling us about your method.
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last blog ..April highlights =-.

    • Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your comments.

      Remember, merely understanding how beliefs are formed and eliminated doesn’t get rid of them. You actually have to go through the Lefkoe belief Process for each belief.

      You can go to http://recreateyourlife.com to eliminate a few of the most common limiting beliefs free. Let me know what you think.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  39. It took me a long time to actually grasp the idea of LBP but it seems interesting. I think minimalistic would be a suitable word for it.
    .-= Julius´s last blog ..Rosa Parks Is Not Done Teaching Us =-.

    • Hi Julius,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, the LBP is elegant in that it consists of only a few simple questions that allow people to get rid of beliefs that have been plaguing them for a lifetime.

      Regards, Morty
      .-= Morty Lefkoe´s last blog ..It worked. Brilliantly. =-.

  40. Hi Morty

    I just wanted to welcome you to the CYT community and thank you for writing this article.

    As you know one of my passions is learning about beliefs and how we can change long standing beliefs. I have read the testimonials on the internet about the Lefkoe method and I will be trying your techniques over the next few days and can’t wait to see the results.

    thanks again for writing this article and I hope you get a warm welcome from the CYT readers.

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