Silva Method Research

A program backed by Science and Research

Dr. J. Wilfrid Hahn of the Mind Science Foundation in California was the first scientist to investigate the research of the Silva Method. Dr. Hahn concluded the validity of the research and endorsed our work. Over the years various research institutions, colleges and universities as well as scientists have studied and validated research made by the Silva Method. Some of these instituions are listed below:

  • 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

  • Cansisius College, New York


50 years of research and a continued effort to fine-tune the process of tapping into the human mind’s inner potential is the commitment we at Silva make to helping our students’ change their lives in the process.

Our curriculum has been optimized and includes the Centering Exercise, guided meditations, visualization techniques, intuition-enhancing tools and Theta level exercises; a series of exercise which guide our students into an even deeper level of mind than Alpha, to more effectively change their world.

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.”

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Extract from a New York Times Article on Jose Silva

“A recent study by Trinity University, San Antonio, Tex. would appear to indicate that graduates of Mind Control do attain a high degree of Alpha production. C. W. Post College, Greenvale, L. I., is planning to offer the course at its business school this fall and Canisius College will offer it in its Department of Religious Studies.

A visit to a Mind Control class in New York discloses more stockbrokers than bearded way outs and the dress style is closer to Brookes Brothers than to the East Village. A major New York company has sent all its top executives through the course and its president, a hard-headed businessman is seriously thinking of instituting an in-house training program for all employees. He refused to speak for the record, saying, We think there is something there, but I don’t want to alarm our stockbrokers at the moment.

Other businessmen are not so reluctant. Lee Epstein, a vice- president and art group supervisor at Doyle Dane Bernbach volunteered: It opened the gates for me. It has re-energized me, made me more creative and yet more relaxed. I practice it every day and get better and better at my job and my life.”


The Washington Post Reviews A Silva Seminar

In 1972, David R Boldt, a journalist for the Washington Post, decided to investigate a Silva class after hearing about our training curriculum. He was initially skeptical, but what he discovered at this class changed his life. Download this PDF to learn more about his experiences, which included Alpha Level meditations, ESP-boosting exercises and Caseworking.


Are you someone who wants to know more about the scientific history behind The Silva Method?

Download “How Science Discovered The Silva Method” which revelas Jose Silva’s pioneering research, the eye-opening and at the time scientifically unfounded research which was to gain the approval of the scientific community.

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