John Selby (psychologist)

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John Selby
BornJohn Selby Smith
December 28, 1945
USA
ResidenceSanta Cruz, California
NationalityUSA
OccupationTeacher, Author, Psychologist
Known forpsychological research, meditation books, corporate training
SpouseBirgitta Steiner
Website
http://www.johnselby.com/
 
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John Selby
BornJohn Selby Smith
December 28, 1945
USA
ResidenceSanta Cruz, California
NationalityUSA
OccupationTeacher, Author, Psychologist
Known forpsychological research, meditation books, corporate training
SpouseBirgitta Steiner
Website
http://www.johnselby.com/

John Selby (born 1945) is an American psychologist and author.[1] Other professional titles include executive counselor [2] videographer and meditation innovator. He is the author of over two dozen self-help, spiritual-growth, business-success and psychology books published in fourteen languages with half a million books in print.

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Biography

Selby was raised on cattle ranches in California and Arizona. He attended Princeton University, UC Berkeley and The Radix Institute, and did early psychological research for NIH in cognitive-shifting working with the noted psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond MD.[citation needed]

Selby is currently married to Birgitta Steiner of Waldassen Bavaria. They have 2 sons, Kibo and Jesse. John also has an earlier son, Shon, by another marriage. John and Birgitta lived in Europe for 5 years, Santa Barbara, California for 2 years, Kauai for 21 years and in 2011 moved to Santa Cruz, California.[citation needed]

John’s father, Walter Smith, was a musical inventor.[3] Selby carried his father’s ‘there must be a better way’ attitude into his psychological career by refining new therapy and meditation techniques.[citation needed] While based in Europe, Selby ran eight experimental test groups for four years duration, conducting 160 three-day experimental-technique seminars.[citation needed] He then published an extensive 'cassettebook' self-therapy series with Droemer Knaur Verlag and Bauer Media Group Verlag based on those studies. Later, eight of those original German-edition programs were later released as English-language books (see bibliography section).

Career

Selby is an innovator in cognitive-shifting psychological techniques, having done mind-management research for NIH at the New Jersey Neuro-psychiatric Institute, working under Dr. Humphrey Osmond MD. He also pioneered the development of and has apparently coined the term Focus phrase for inducing particular cognitive changes.[citation needed]

In the early 1980s, Selby moved his operational base to West Berlin, to guide further psychological studies with Manfred Henschell at the Free University of West Berlin on the emotional-healing techniques of Wilhelm Reich. During this period he initiated the use of self-help and meditation audio cassette-books in the German language, published by Droemer Knaur and Bauer Verlags.[citation needed]

Selby returned to the States in the 1990s and helped co-found The short lived 'BrightMind Network'. A company that was not able to reach its full potential and dissolved after several months.[citation needed]

Selby has also worked as an awareness-management consultant with companies such as CitiBank Europe, The Allianz Group, the American Airlines Pilots Association, and Senn-Delaney Leadership. His three corporate-training texts, Executive Genius, Take Charge Of Your Mind, and Listening With Empathy, emerged as part of that corporate work.[citation needed]

In 2007 Selby launched BedRock Productions to research and produce a new series of awareness-training programs including the latest movie and book of the same name, Tapping the Source.[4] focused on experiential video content using what he says is an advanced patent-pending video formula designed to encourage a meditative quiet-mind state of awareness using special visual and audio inputs.[citation needed] Through his company, he has also produced many psychological-guidance DVDs, and audio-training CDs.[5] Selby has also appeared on over 60 radio-interview programs where he leads the audience through what he calls 'live-guidance' using his alertness/awareness programs.[6][unreliable source?]

Bibliography

Video work

Achievements

See also

References

  1. ^ "John Selby" completed his graduate studies at U Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, The San Francisco Theological Seminary, and The Radix Institute. His many books have been published during the last 35 years by New World Library, Warner Books, Bantam/Doubleday/Dell, Random House, HarperSF, Droemer Knaur Verlag, "DTV Verlag, Rowohlt Verlag, Sterling Books, etc.
  2. ^ NIH studies working under Humphrey Osmond MD at the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute
  3. ^ see [1]The Guitar Almanac
  4. ^ Tapping the Source
  5. ^ Bedrock Productions and distributed through Learn Out Loud
  6. ^ A few but not all programs include: In The Spirit with Gary Goldberg, Best Of You Today with Mojgan, Vivid Life Radio with Shayne Traviss, Mind Matters with Ajayan Borys, The Good Life with Jesse Dylan, Insight Personal Growth with Greg Voisen
  7. ^ Nurse Mindfulness/Safety with the 3-D Experiential Training Company
  8. ^ Dell/Doubleday; 1990; NY
  9. ^ BedRock Productions 2010 ASIN: B002KIRRB0
  10. ^ distributed nationally by MedCalm.com
  11. ^ Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio "Sex and Spirit" 2002; "Living Your Dream" 2003

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