What the scientific community has to say about the Silva Method
We've spent nearly 50 years researching, experimenting and collaborating with leading scientists, researchers and personal growth leaders.
The late Jose Silva is the creator of The Silva Method who dedicated his life to awakening the mind’s hidden potential. Jose Silva will indeed go down in history, as one of the pioneers who started it all. He started in 1944 with an act of love to help his children improve their memory and learning capabilities. He accomplished this but when the children began to accurately anticipate his questions and/or new topics, he realized that he was onto something of more value than improving memory.
He then, after extensive research and development with numerous modalities; such as meditation, hypnosis, positive psychology, parapsychology and biofeedback, identified unifying principles, developed the Silva Method mind technology and began teaching it in 1966 throughout Texas.
Jose Silva - the creator of the Silva Method
Laura Silva Quesada 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.
Laura Silva Quesada
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."
Want to learn more about the scientific history behind The Silva Method? Download How Science Discovered The Silva Method, a PDF report revealing Jose Silva's pioneering research, how he gained the approval of the scientific community, and the eye-opening studies that support our findings.