Q - Is there any support material during the course?

A - Yes. Each course participant will receive a complete manual, including all the techniques and explanations.

Q - Why is the 3-day course shorter for the same price?

A - There are 2 versions of the basic course: the classic 4-day version and the intensive 3-day version, which is often more accessible to people who have to travel. The price is identical (among other things) to not influence the choice too much for purely financial reasons.) The 3-day version includes all the techniques and gives all the normal rights of a Silva graduate, that is to say,
(1) possibility of repeating the course (3 or 4 days), anywhere, anytime, for the rest of your life.
(2) access to Superior, "Graduate," "Ultra," Silva Manifesting, and Silva Intuition 505 courses.
(3) free support groups, depending on the region. On the other hand, you should know that the pace is more sustained, that the explanations include fewer examples, that the breaks are a little shorter, and that the question and discussion sessions are limited.

Q - Is it possible to learn the Silva Method at home, with books?

A - It is true that some books contain a series of daily lessons for training to enter Alpha, but from the beginning, the Silva Method was designed to be presented as a seminar. With an authorized instructor, a series of guided exercises in class, the possibility of asking questions at any time, and the synergy of a group, learning is much easier and more complete. It takes a lot of discipline, confidence, and knowledge to train independently.

Q - Are there payment plans?

A - Yes, in some cases. For example, an unemployed person, a student, or a couple who cannot afford to pay all at once. You will need to reach out to your instructor to discuss your request and ask if it is possible to pay in 2 or 3 payments.

Q - What is a Silva Graduate?

A - It is a person who has completed the entire Silva Basic Course, be it 3 or 4 days. At the end of the course, each participant receives a Silva identity card with their name, a number, the date, and the instructor's signature. Providing your Silva I.D. card allows you to repeat the same course as many times as wanted for life anywhere. There will be a minimum charge for the room rental in some cases, while the course itself remains free. This card certifies you have followed the entire Silva Course and gives you the right to follow the higher courses such as ULTRA, GRADUATE, and SILVA MANIFESTING, which are only open to Silva graduates.

Q - Can I be reimbursed?

A - Yes. If you are not satisfied at the end of the course, you will simply have to tell your instructor. You'll return your workbook, and they'll return your money, no questions asked. Before requesting reimbursement, we ask that you attend the entire course and participate in all exercises first. Once you have accepted the delivery of your I.D. card/certificate will be considered that you are satisfied. We do not reimburse after only 1 or 2 days of training; after all, you have a whole morning of free introduction before making your decision, nor after the end of the training the next day or later. We cannot offer refunds for online courses where the trainee has already received a manual.

Q - Where can I find information about your different courses?

A - Simply click the seminar tab when surfing our site to learn more about our programs.

Q - How can I pay?

A - You will pay the instructor directly.

Q - BLS vs. SLS & SIS

A - BLS, Basic Lecture Series is the name of the original Silva Method Foundation course. It has 4 modules: 101, 202, 303, and 404. Silva International extended the original BLS with approximately 25% extra about one day full of new material; thus, the 2-day SLS (Silva Life System) and the 2-day SIS (Silva Intuition System) were born. SLS - Silva Life System - more or less the same as BLS 101, 202. SIS - Silva Intuition System - more or less includes BLS 303, 404 modules + another day full of new exercises. SIS is still to be squeezed into 2 days, not 3. A short history of the Silva Method BLS & SLS/SIS courses and their teaching formats: BLS, the Basic Lecture Series, used to be 4-days many years ago. BLS was reduced in most countries to 3-days in an attempt to make it easier for people to find the time for the course. BLS has been reduced in some countries to 2-days for the same reason. Silva International reviewed all material that Jose Silva left behind and decided to extend the BLS: SLS & SIS was born. Silva International chose to phase out the teaching of the BLS and replace it with the SLS & SIS. Silva International revised its decision and decided to keep and continue with both BLS and SLS/SIS - each country director decides to teach BLS or SLS/SIS. Some countries whose instructors are certified to teach both BLS and SLS/SIS chose to keep the original BLS as the foundation course and introduce the new material that was the increment added to BLS as a separate 1-day course (Silva module 505). For easier access to students, Part-1 of BLS 101, 202 and Part-2 of BLS 303, 404 can be attended as a separate course each. Part-2 can be attended only if the student has done Part-1 already. BLS 101, 202, 303, 404, the original Silva Method foundation course, is technical - accredited in some countries towards teaching degrees and selected medical diplomas

Q - Will meditating bring results without regular practice?

A - Yes, any amount of meditation is better than no meditation, but the more you practice, the greater the results. We recommend daily meditations. Your benefits will be proportionate to how dedicated you are to your meditations.

Q - Do I have to be experienced in meditating to get the benefits offered?

A - You don't need to be experienced in meditating to reap the benefits. First of all, meditating is easy to do, and you probably have already experienced some form of it naturally. It's much like resting with your eyes closed. The significant difference is that you are doing it consciously and with a purpose in mind. Secondly, the courses are so complete and very clear. Simply follow the instructions, and you will be well on your way.

Q - What do you mean by programming?

A - Programming is the process of instructing or learning. It is most effective when done in steps and while in a state of meditation when the brain is at Alpha and very receptive. It is somewhat like a formula or recipe that, when followed step-by-step, you end up with the desired result. It allows you to predetermine a better way in which you want to think, believe, and/or behave. Programming your brain is similar to programming a computer, only a biological one.

Q - What happens if I go too deep during my meditations?

A - The only thing that will happen is that you will end up asleep. Going into a meditation follows the same body, brain, and mind path as entering sleep. The body, brain, and mind often prefer sleep to meditation. This happens mostly when you are inexperienced at meditating, too tired and sleepy, and/or too comfortable.

Q - What is the best way to make my programming work?

A - DESIRE the outcome fully and completely; BELIEVE that it is possible and that you deserve it, and EXPECT it to manifest without a doubt. Make sure that your thoughts and actions are congruent with what you are programming for. Follow the strategy, process, or technique as instructed to help ensure your success. Reinforce the program in future meditations until it manifests.

Q - What is the difference between Alpha d Theta levels and when to use them?

A - Brain frequencies between fourteen and twenty-one cycles per second are called beta brain frequencies. These frequencies are associated with the outer objective world. The brain, while at beta, perceives and gets information through the use of outer physical senses and is conscious of time and space. This relates to outer conscious levels of awareness. Slower frequencies between seven and fourteen cycles per second are known as Alpha. These Alpha frequencies are associated with creativity and imagination, intuition, and daydreaming. While a person is functioning at the Alpha frequencies, the mode of thinking is very dynamic. While in this active meditative mode, your intelligence can question, explore, deduce, and create solutions to problems. Theta lies between four and seven cycles per second. While at theta, a person uses inductive thinking. It's very different than deductive thinking. While at theta, the moment a person begins to question, the frequency of the brain moves higher into the Alpha or beta frequency. Alpha meditations are dynamic and used for goal setting, problem-solving, and healing imagery. Theta meditations are passive and used for deepening, inspirational impressions and to allow the body to return to its natural blueprint of health.

Q - Is there a feeling associated with Alpha Brain Function?

A - There is no feeling associated with Alpha Brain Function. Your body will feel very relaxed, and you will notice the quality of your thoughts as being calm.

Q - When I do my meditations, I always fall asleep. What can I do to prevent that from happening?

A - Don't get too comfortable when you meditate. Falling asleep during a meditation happens to even the most experienced practitioner. Instead of getting too cozy in your bed or recliner, get into a comfortable sitting position in a regular chair. In addition, falling asleep may be just what your body needs.

Q - I seem to get distracting thoughts when I meditate. Is that normal?

A - Yes. Just about everyone who meditates gets distracting thoughts or have their minds wander. Your mind is a real busy body with many thoughts going through it at any given moment. When you notice your mind wandering, simply bring it back. Sometimes the thoughts that come need some attention. Deal with it accordingly, and then get back to meditating.

Q - How do I know I am functioning at the Alpha Brain Frequency?

A - You will have a pretty good idea that you are functioning at Alpha if your eyes are closed, your body is relaxed, your thought process is internal and active, you remain conscious of your experience, and the external environment goes somewhat unnoticed.

Q - Is meditation really that important?

A - Yes. Meditation is not only important; it is vital for health and wellbeing. Stress is the number one cause of illness, and meditation is one of the best ways to counteract the negative effects of stress. Meditation comes by many names. Whether you rest, relax, center yourself, go within, internalize, or pray daily with an intention in mind, such as healing or solving a problem, you will get noticeable benefits. It is the one thing that strengthens the connection of and heals your body, spirit, mind, and emotions.

Q - How often and for how long should I meditate?

A - That depends on your health, time, and need. Most people can easily meditate in the morning when they awaken and at night when they are ready to go to sleep. Some people can even meditate sometime in the afternoon. Five minutes of meditating is good, ten minutes is much better, and fifteen to thirty minutes is excellent. If you are feeling ill, under the weather, or very stressed, it is recommended that you meditate at least fifteen minutes three times a day.

Q - How soon can I expect to see the results from meditating?

A - Everybody is different and has different needs. If you are one of those people with a Type A personality, you will probably see results immediately. You can expect to notice a change for the better regardless of what type of person you are within a very short period of time. Some of the benefits you will notice are a general sense of calm, self-control, restfulness, and optimism.

Q - Is there anything to be afraid of when I meditate?

A - Absolutely not. Meditation is a very natural activity for your body, brain, and mind. You imitate the meditative process every time you enter sleep by closing your eyes, relaxing your body, breathing deeply, and calming the mind. The difference between sleep and meditation is that in sleep, you lose awareness and your brain frequency gets very slow, whereas in meditation, you learn to hold your brain frequency at higher Alpha frequencies, and you keep a conscious and active mind.

Q - Do you recommend that I meditate with the lights off and with some special music in the background?

A - Not necessarily. It is best if you practice meditation under different environments and times of the day. Learn to meditate with lights on or off; with or without music; at home or the office. Some people even learn to meditate with their eyes open while in a daydream state. If you are going to play music during your meditations, make sure it is soothing, deepening, and very relaxing.

Q - Do I have to write down my goals, or can I just think of them?

A - You must write down your goals. It is the first step towards making your goals a reality by taking them out from the internal world of thought to the external world of manifestations. You can look at writing your goals down like writing a contract with yourself. Be sure to sign it.

Q - I have difficulty visualizing. How do I make my images clear?

A - Many times, people desire to visualize and/or imagine the same way they see and/or dream. Seeing takes place at the beta frequencies, while visual experience in dreaming typically takes place at the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) frequencies. Visualization and imagination typically take place at Alpha. Even daydreaming usually takes place at Alpha. The fact is that you are imaging accurately, but you expect it to be more than what it is. To improve your visualization and imagination, practice describing what you want to picture in detail and color. It also helps to recall and describe your dreams. Remember that visualization is a recall of something you have already seen and is impressed on your brain cells. Imagination is the process of creating a visual for the very first time.

Q - How do I stay positive?

A - Any and every time a negative thought or belief comes to mind, simply say cancel-cancel and replace it with a positive thought or belief. The process is simple: 1. Recognize the negative thought. 2. Cancel it out. 3. Replace it with a positive thought.

Q - The Sleep Management Technique doesn't seem to work for me. What am I doing wrong?"

A - There are several main reasons why the Sleep Management Technique doesn't work. 1. You were not sleepy when you applied the technique. 2. Your body was still tense and needed to be more relaxed. 3. You did not follow the instructions as originally programmed. 4. The pitch of your inner voice was too high, and the pace too fast.

Q - The Sleep Management Technique works so well. Why is that?

A - To begin with, you are using the technique while in meditation. By that time, your eyes are closed, your body is relaxed, your breathing is rhythmic, and your brain frequency is probably at Alpha. Being at Alpha means that you are closer to Stage One of sleep than you would be if you were wide-awake and active. It is much easier to get to sleep when you are meditating.

Q - Does the Sleep Management Strategy work for long-time insomniacs that have been on sleep medication for years?

A - Yes, there are many testimonials of people who had been on sleep medication for years, were skeptical about the effectiveness of the Sleep Management Strategy, and applied it with successful results. The fundamental structure of this strategy works, and they were able to relieve themselves of insomnia. So many times, insomniacs make the condition worse by worrying about insomnia. Worrying itself leads to stress, and stress leads to insomnia. This strategy will help any insomniac learn how to manage stress, slow down brain frequencies in the direction of sleep, and use their mind in a special manner that will allow them to enter sleep naturally.

Q - Why does the Mental Clock Technique work so well?

A - Several reasons may explain why. As living creatures, we operate with certain biological rhythms like our circadian cycle that give the body a sense of time. Secondly, The brain also seems to have a time-keeping capacity. Thirdly, there are many environmental time givers such as outside light changing, sounds of automobiles, animal activity, etc., that can clue us into what time it is. The biggest reason is that your inner conscious is now consciously involved.

Q - I was concerned I wouldn't wake up on time, so I set my physical and mental clock, yet I didn't wake up. Why?

A - Your inner conscious knows you don't trust it and won't bother doing the work of waking you up if you set your physical clock. Never set your physical clock when you set your mental clock. Allow yourself the opportunity to wake up by allowing your mental clock to wake you up. If you can do this, you can do anything.

Q - I did the Mental Clock Strategy, and I kept waking up several times during the night and checking the clock to see if it was time to get up. Is this how it works?

A - No, the strategy is meant to wake you up exactly when you programmed for. What does happen to some, in the beginning, is that through the programming, your mind has been alerted to wake up at a specific time and, during the night, will check to make sure it does so. This usually lasts only a night or two. Once your mind discovers that it can and will wake you up, the result will be that you will awaken at exactly the time you programmed.

Q - I only use digital alarm clocks. Can my Mental Clock be digital?

A - Yes, your Mental Clock can be digital. Instead of moving the hands of the clock, imagine the numbers changing rapidly to the time you want to awaken and state your intent clearly. You may even use both. Use what works best for you.