Remembering Jose Silva and The Silva Method (Silva Mind Control)


Today is the birthday of Jose Silva, one of few people who truly inspired me to explore my potential and made me interested (and really obsessed 😉 ) with a mind control. Although he is not with us anymore, people all over the world attend The Silva Method/Silva Mind Control courses and use his techniques. I learned about him and his research many years ago and also attended a course. I just loved it and I still do!!! Jose Silva was the one who sparked my interest in self-development, curiosity in my potential and never ending drive to self-improvement. Thank you Jose Silva!!!!

Jose Silva

Amazing, inspiring person, researcher, author of many books and creator of The Silva Method.


Here are my favourite quotes by Jose Silva

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better, better, and better.”

“Probably the single most valuable tool we have is the mental imagery technique.”


“When persons learn to function mentally at the deeper levels of relaxation of mind and body, creativity is enhanced.”

“Mind Control is not hypnosis; it more nearly approaches self-hypnosis. Persons learn to get a fuller attention of the mind, perhaps because it is no longer bombarded by as many external stimuli when it is relaxed. With this fuller attention, they are better able to direct the mind to do what they want it to.”

“The more you meditate, the deeper you go within yourself, the firmer the grasp you will have of a kind of inner peace so strong that nothing in life will be able to shatter it.”

“Positive thinking is always valuable, but positive thinking in the relaxed state is immeasurably more so.”

“A word about meditation: In everyday speech it means thinking things over.”


“The greatest discovery you’ll ever make, is the potential of your own mind.”

“The discovery that human intelligence can learn to function, with awareness, at altered levels of mind, will go down in history as the greatest discovery of man. It is sure to change our concepts of psychology, psychiatry, mind, and the subconscious.”

“There is no such thing as a problem without a solution, only problems for which we do not yet have enough information to know what the solution is. When you have enough information, it is easy to solve a problem.”


If you are interested, find here my reviews of:

The Silva method program

The Silva Mind Control Method book

I also found this amazing old footage of interview with Jose Silva by his daughter Laura Silva. It perfectly outlines the basics of The Silva Method. (It’s about 30min long)


Did you hear about Jose Silva before? Do you use Silva Method techniques? Let me know by leaving the comment below.

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10 thoughts on “Remembering Jose Silva and The Silva Method (Silva Mind Control)

  1. Thank you for the inspiring post, its good to be reminded that positive is the way to move forward. I wish more people can realise that positive thinking is all about choice what we choose, you can choose what your mind spend time doing. Even if we come to situation where we get sad, sometimes we can trick the mind by smiling. Positive thinking attracks positive energy in your life and vice-versa.

    I will be looking for more inspiring quotes

  2. I love those quotes great job with the information I had forgotton that I had read his books years ago – have to brush up on it again. Thanks for the info.

    1. Every time I go back to his book I discover new things… or do I? Maybe I’m changed every time and now I’m ready to get another piece of the puzzle. 🙂

  3. Thanks, great read! Admittedly I was first dubious about the “mind control” thing but when I read the post further and learned it means more of self-control of the mind, I found it useful. I’m trying to get into meditation and his quotes in relation to that help a lot. I hope to come back to this often to find inspiration when I’m feeling out of it (or especially when I’m somewhat at peace with myself!)

    Thanks for sharing his quotes; now I know who Jose Silva is!

  4. Hi Elektra, such an interesting article. Yes I have heard of the Silva method. I have always been interested in self development, self improvement, meditation, mindfulness, self talk…. If it revolves around this area, I’m fascinated. Unfortunately I don’t practice as often, or consistently as I should, but I’m working on it. Coming across this post was very timely indeed. I shall go back and read some of his work to inspire me, once again.

  5. You have a wonderful site here, and I agree with Sibonegile that your posts are very inspiring! I suffer from depression, and I have to remember that when I am worrying about something to an unhealthy degree: to take a breath and turn my worries into action. MY favorite quote that get’s me through the day is: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” -J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Keep up the great work and God bless.

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