The Demartini Method:
The Quality of Your Life is Determined by the Quality of Questions You Ask
Demartinian Psychology Incorporating the Demartini Method: The Future of Psychology for Human Transformation and Empowerment
What is The Demartini Method?
The Demartini Method is a breakthrough discovery and cutting-edge personal transformation methodology that results in a new perspective and paradigm in thinking and feeling.
The Demartini Method is a systematic pre-determined series of mental questions directed toward the objective of assisting an individual to neutralize and transform polarized emotional feelings into integrated feelings of presence, certainty, gratitude and love.
It is the key methodology incorporated in Demartinian Psychology.
The Demartini Method consists of executive function development cognitive exercises used strategically to drive the evolution of the brain - from subcortical dominance to executive center dominance and beyond into the transcendent mind.
Developed by human behavior specialist and polymath, Dr John Demartini, it is culmination of more than 5 decades of research and studies in numerous disciplines including physics, philosophy, theology, metaphysics, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, neurology and physiology.
It’s a cognitive process that involves balancing your mathematical equations of perceptions through a continuous thinking and writing action which results in driving you from your more subcortical brain dominance to your more advanced executive center brain dominance.
Every emotion is a bi-product of your ratio of perceptions.
When you perceive that an event has more benefits than drawbacks, you label it a beneficial event or situation.
When it has more drawbacks than benefits in your perception, you label it a challenging event or situation.
You have the power to transform how you perceive an event just by asking quality questions that bring balance to your awareness. This means that you see the up of the down and the down of the up. You see life as ‘on the way’ instead of ‘in the way’.
When you bring the mathematical equation of perception into balance, you balance the mind and balance your physiology and move into the executive center of the brain where you are more objective and self-governed.
It’s in this area of your higher function, also known as systems 2 or slow-thinking, thrival brain, that you open up your foresight and with that you birth a clarity of vision and mission and you see strategically how to achieve it.
When you are ungoverned, blood, glucose and oxygen flows to your amygdala in your limbic brain in the subcortical region of your brain, also known as systems 1 or fast-thinking, survival brain, where you are reactive to the outer world instead of acting upon the world. You are more emotionally volatile, irrational and likely in your perception, to feel at the mercy of outer circumstances.
When you learn the art of governing your mind, developing your self-governing executive center, you become the captain of your ship, the master of your destiny, an unborrowed visionary and an inspired leader, an individual of authenticity and influence.
"One of the most profound tools for transformation I have learned to date. It feels incredibly empowering to have this fantastic method in my toolbox."
IGNATIUS (NASH) MACKEY - COACH
The Science of Driving and Enhancing Brain Evolution for the Purpose of Life Mastery
Demartinian Psychology is a new approach within the field of psychology driving human brain evolution for the purpose of life mastery based on 5 decades of research of human behavior specialist Dr John Demartini.
Demartinian Psychology integrates some of the strengths of many previously developed methods, including behavioral, transpersonal, and cognitive psychologies and then adds new practical, concise and insightful questions to help integrate conscious and unconscious portions of awareness to help them become more mindfully conscious.
Demartinian Psychology is about transcending the traditional victim model in psychology and awakening to an accountable, inner-directed and reflective journey of transformation to empowerment.
Mind mastery is life mastery:
Demartinian Psychology is focused on maximizing the development of the self-governing executive center of the brain (the prefrontal cortex) in order to override the less governed, more reactive subcortical regions of your brain.
Developing your prefrontal cortex, also known as systems 2 strategic thinking, executive center, the source of your self-governing executive function, is essential for mastering your life.
The executive center is your true source of power. It’s the source of your authenticity, objectivity, resilience, higher brain reflection, strategic thinking, foresight, vision, mission and purpose.
Demartinian Psychology includes the use of over 55 executive function development exercises that form the principal methodology in this model called The Demartini Method.
Demartinian Psychology also incorporates human value based strategies to help clients and their loved ones live more deeply meaningful lives.
Demartinian Psychology is for individuals ready to take accountability for their perceptions, decisions, and actions and thereby unlock the door to mastering their lives.
1000s of Mind Mastery Specialists: psychologists, psychiatrists, health care professionals, mind-body practitioners, mindset therapists, mentors, coaches, and teachers around the world use Demartinian Psychology in both their personal and professional capacities to bring about extraordinary, lasting shifts in their clients awareness, potential and overall empowerment.
 Psychology: The scientific study of mind and behavior. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, including feelings and thoughts. It is an academic discipline of immense scope, crossing the boundaries between the natural and social sciences. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, linking the discipline to neuroscience. As social scientists, psychologists aim to understand the behavior of individuals and groups.
The Demartini Method is the Tool with 1000 Uses
All the psychological conditions that people have originate from an imbalanced mathematical equation of perceptions.
The Demartini Method is the science of returning these perceptions back to balance.
When you integrate the brain by balancing your perceptions, you move into the forebrain which means you are equipped to take command of your life again.
Applications of the Demartini Method
to Empower all 7 Areas of Life
The Transformation Tool of The Century
Spiritually: When you’re in governance, you have equanimity and objectivity and you’re in a state of grace, love and appreciation, your true spiritual expression.
- Awakens your mind to an underlying hidden order
- Awakens and humbles your mind to a greater intelligence inherent in nature
- Opens your mind to greater wisdom and truth
- Opens your heart to greater love and appreciation
Mentally: By balancing the mathematical equation of perception you balance your mind and you rise up from the subcortical region of your brain to your more advanced prefrontal cortex where you’re more resilient, adaptable, and objective.
- Organizes your ideas and thoughts, bringing order out of chaos
- Expands your mind and awakens your intuitive faculties
- Clears away your emotionally charged memories and imaginings
- Helps you develop more certainty and presence
Vocationally: Low levels of self-governance affects overall productivity and results. High levels of self-governance initiates greater leadership and builds business.
- Adds more certainty and clarity to your career direction
- Enables you to see the pros and cons of decisions in advance
- Inspires a greater inner drive and autonomy
- Increases wise action and decreases foolish reaction
Financially: If you’re proud and elated you’ll do foolish things with your money and erode your wealth. Self-governance helps you build long-term wealth.
- Helps you develop greater self-worth
- Decreases your excuses that tend to sabotage wealth
- Moderates your over or under spending
- Expands your time horizons and patience
Family: Reflective awareness in relationships builds connection and true intimacy.
- Enhances intimate communication
- Resolves conflict
- Decreases blame
- Adds respect and understanding
Socially: Self-governance means you have the ability to rise above the paradoxes and attain the objectivity required for leadership.
- Generates leadership qualities
- Helps you break through fears and guilt
- Adds clarity to your mission and direction
- Brings understanding to world events
Physically: Your emotions are perturbing your physiology, creating symptoms to try to get you back in governance.
- Clears emotionally charged tensions
- Dissolves stress and adds vitality
- Calms emotions and relaxes muscles
- Makes you feel lighter and sleep sounder
What Others Have Said About The Demartini Method
“I have been using The Demartini Method in my international coaching practice for 14 years. It has enabled me to get to the heart of the problem with clients quickly, move through issues easily and help them find their higher purpose and meaningful strategies to express themselves in living the lives they would love to live."
Margery MillerLife Coach
"The Demartini Method elegantly encapsulates key universal principles in a powerful methodology that empowers me to deliver clients across the globe highly individualized services for maximum results. It is a gift to both my personal and professional life; a gift that I am grateful for every day."
"The Demartini Method is the singular most powerful tool that I have as a coach. This incisive methodology enables me to make life-changing breakthroughs with my clients, no matter what issue they are facing."
Renate LandmanExecutive Coach
"Having a method that incorporates so many things and can be applied to all clients I work with plus myself is just incredible. To be able to dissolve so much. Words can’t even really describe how valuable the Demartini Method and the Training Program is to me!"
Morrin O’SheaPsychologist, Therapist
"The Demartini Method has evolved since I first took this program just a few years ago. I was able to see how this evolution made my work even more congruent, effective, and efficient. All around, I was reminded that the focus on service yields many layers of rewards."
Kumar RamlallPerformance Coach
"It’s a great next step to take to help integrate the Breakthrough Experience and to gain more clarity on each column and how to apply it."
Rea HaareInvestor, Business Consultant
Why Developing Your Executive Function Matters for Life Mastery
The external world events will probably and frequently perturb you, but it’s not what happens to you that matters but instead how you perceive what matters to you.
The method helps you to master your perceptions, become conscious of unconscious information so you can see an upside for every downside and downside for every upside, and find hidden order in your perceived apparent chaos.
You can move from systems 1 thinking, where you perceive you are a victim of your history, to systems 2 thinking, where you actively become the master of your destiny. In this way you actively evolve your brain from low function to high function.
You do not have to have your outer world run your life. Instead, your perceptions from within can take command of what’s out there.
You have full command over your perceptions by becoming conscious of unconscious or missing information.
Using the quality questions from the Demartini Method, you can re-center and rebalance yourself to move from systems 1 to systems 2, from reflexes to reflective, so you can strategically act instead of reacting.
The Greater your Executive Function the Greater your Mental Health and Potential for Growth and Accomplishment
Every human has a thrival and a survival part of their brain.
The thrival portion is the more advanced, slower functioning part of the brain designed for strategic thinking and planning. Known as the prefrontal cortex.
The prefrontal cortex is the most advanced part of the cortex and is responsible for the most intelligent of
human thinking. This includes foresight, vision and balanced perspective, where you can see both sides of
any event, thus awakening the power to spontaneously ACT UPON the world with your intentions and
This part of the brain is known to be the source of your executive function, it’s sometimes called the executive center of the brain.
Survival is the less advanced, faster functioning part of the brain designed for impulse and instinct, fast reactions required in moments of food acquisition or danger and threat.
The amygdala and extended limbic system is responsible for most of our emotional responses.
The amygdala is also the pleasure center of the brain, it drives us to seek pleasure and avoid pain. It’s
driven by dopamine rewards which mean you’re left REACTING to the world, like an animal, you’re
instinctively reacting to pain and impulsively seeking the next pleasure or dopamine high.
The amygdala is kept under governance by the executive center through GABA and Glutamate pathways but when our ratio of perceptions exceeds 1:7 benefits to drawbacks, or 1:7 drawbacks to benefits, that governing pathway can be disrupted or overridden, leading to a run-away amygdala hijack.
The degree of the amygdala hijack determines the outer labels people project (or are given), ranging at the
lower levels from depression, to bi-polar and at the extreme levels, to schizophrenia and what society may
label emotionally ‘unstable’.
The degree of your executive function directly relates to your degree of stability. It’s an indicator of your mental health.
When you have higher levels of executive function, you’re more ‘centered and stable’, and at the lowest levels of executive function, you’re relatively more ‘volatile’ and ‘unstable’.
You have the power to change the degree of executive function you demonstrate at any point in your journey.
You can lower your executive function by polarizing yourself or by seeing more ‘pleasure/support’ than ‘pain/challenge’ or more ‘pain/challenge’ than ‘pleasure/support’ in any situation; or you can increase your executive function by asking specific questions that balance your mind, where you see a balance of ‘pleasure/pain’ and ‘support/challenge’ in every situation.These sets of balancing questions make up the Demartini Method.
Your mental health reflects your ability to develop your executive function governance.
The greater your executive function the greater your mental health and potential for growth and accomplishment.
Having a method that incorporates so many things and can be applied to all clients I work with plus myself is just incredible. Words can’t even really describe how valuable the Demartini Method is to me!
MORRIN O’SHEA - MINDSET COACH
How Do You Develop Greater Executive Function?
1. Develop the art of being able to see both sides of any situation.
When you do, the blood, glucose, and oxygen goes to the prefrontal cortex of the brain and activates your executive center. This results in your greatest executive function. This results in your greatest executive function.
How to see both sides of any situation: These questions are part of the Demartini Method taught in the Breakthrough Experience and the Demartini Method Training Program.
2. Develop a gratitude mindset so that you see how every event, both supportive and challenging is on the way, instructive for your life.
When you do, you have a moment of true gratitude, poise, certainty, and presence which is where you access your transcendent, thrival mind, also known as the gratitude center and the ultimate pinnacle of executive function.
How to see life as on the way: You ask questions that reveal the perfection of life the way that it is, as it is. These questions are part of the Demartini Method taught in the Breakthrough Experience, the Demartini Method Training Program.
3. Have a realistic understanding of yourself, people, and life.
That way you won’t be susceptible to setting up unrealistic expectations which drive greater amygdala function and thus can block executive function or governance of your brain.
How to have a realistic understanding of yourself, people, and life: You learn about the role of human values and behavioral principles taught in the Breakthrough Experience, the Demartini Method Training Program and the Demartini Values Training Program.
4. Identify your own most important values and live intrinsically aligned to what you value most.
Rather than trying to be somebody you’re not (where you’re trying to live by extrinsic values). When you live by your most important values you’ll be intrinsically driven which activates your greatest executive function.
How to live intrinsically instead of extrinsically: You learn about the role of human values taught in the Breakthrough Experience and the Demartini Values Training Program.
5. Develop reflective awareness so that you 100% own what you see in others in yourself.
Whether that’s the actions or inactions of someone you admire, or the actions or inactions of someone you dislike. When you make the seer, the seeing, and the seen the same, you stand eye to eye, shoulder to shoulder, equal to the individuals in your life. By mastering the art of reflective awareness you break your subordinations to outer authorities and see your own genius which enhances your executive function.
How to develop reflective awareness: Ask questions that reveal what you’re ignoring in your own behavior, i.e.: your disconfirmation biases. These questions are part of the Demartini Method taught in the Breakthrough Experience and the Demartini Method Training Program.
The Demartini Method is a Series of Brain Exercises
Designed to Develop and Expand Executive Function
Those with the greatest executive function are the ones who become the greatest influencers in life.
Those with the greatest executive function become the visionary leaders of the world, the individuals who are expressing their greatest genius, they’re most inspired and enthused by life. They’re most balanced, powerful, and poised. They walk their talk and achieve at the highest level.
Mastering the application of the Demartini Method not only gives you a powerful tool to help your clients to master all aspects of their life, but it also gives you the same advantage for your own life too.
From all my research and years of practical work with clients, I believe that one of the wisest actions you could ever do in your life is do everything you can to develop and expand your executive function.
- It’s the #1 thing to grow your mental health.
- It’s the #1 thing to grow your power and potential.
- It’s the #1 thing to give you the greatest advantage in life.
That’s why I developed the Demartini Method. It’s designed to move you from your animal survival brain into your human thrival brain, to develop your executive function and ensure you’re operating with your full capacity as a human being.
That’s essential if you’d love to master your life and enhance your mental wellbeing.
Signs and Symptoms of the Ungoverned Mind vs Living with Self-Governing Executive Function
UNGOVERNED MINDAnimal Survival Brain - Subcortical Region
- Impulsivity - Acting Before You Think
- Anger and Aggression
- Feelings of Betrayal
- Unfulfilled and Uninspired
- Depression, Anxiety
- Focusing on Your Problems
- Unclear and Uncertain Vision, Mission, Purpose
- Imperative Language (Should, Ought, Have, Must)
- Feeling Stuck and Stagnant
- Immediate Gratification
- Drained of Energy
- Blaming Outside Circumstances
- Unrealistic Expectations
- Distracting Brain Noise
- Emotionally Volatile
GOVERNED MINDHuman Thrival Brain - Prefrontal Cortex
- Think Before Act
- Poised and Centered
- Seeing How Everything Serves
- Fulfilled and Inspired
- Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
- Solution Orientated
- Clear and Certain Vision, Mission, Purpose
- Intrinsic Language (Love to, Choose to)
- Expanding and Progressing in Life Mastery
- Delayed Gratification
- Seeing the Hidden Order
- Vital and Energized
- Taking Accountability, Reflective Awareness
- Realistic Objectives
- Clear Minded Consciousness
- Stable with Balanced Emotions
Executive Function Development Exercises of the Demartini Method
The purpose of the Demartini Method is to help you to develop and expand your executive function through:
- Identifying the hierarchy of emotional charges driving your or others’ impulses or instincts and overreactive behaviors
- Developing reflective awareness to awaken true mindfulness
- Neutralizing any polarized emotional charges by seeing both sides of any event simultaneously
- Dissolving the inauthentic states of pride and shame and their impact on your personal and professional relationships
- Breaking through any biased and projected labels and dissolving perceptions of ‘all’, ‘none’, ‘always’, ‘never’
- Discovering synchronicity in any perceived event and accessing your transcendent mind
- Cracking fantasies and dissolving unrealistic expectations that lead to the ABCDEFGHI’s of negativity* to appreciate life as it is
- Dissolving perceptions of loss, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, resentment
- Balancing and dissolving states of mania, or infatuation that are distracting you from being present with your daily functioning
- Transforming any challenge, trauma or tragedy into opportunities you can be grateful for
- Transforming causal victims of history into acausal masters of destiny
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Your Path to Master the Demartini Method
The Breakthrough Experience2 Full Days
Dr Demartini’s signature seminar where you’ll discover and use universal laws, values, and the Demartini Method to transform and empower your life.
Demartini Method Training Program5 Full Days
In the Demartini Method Training Program you’ll be trained up in the application of the Demartini Method Side A, B and C as well as participate in practical sessions to gain a license to use the Demartini Method personally and/or professionally.
Demartini Method Training Program Level II3 Full Days
Advanced Demartini Method Training class designed to help you master the application of the Demartini Method columns 6 and 13 (synthesis and synchronicity) and Sides D, E, F, G and H through teaching and facilitator practice sessions.
Demartini Values Training Program4 Full Days
A powerful practical training mastering the application of values in all 7 areas of life in order to drive engagement, productivity, autonomy, mission, and purpose. You’ll receive a license to use the methodologies personally and/or professionally.
Demartini Addiction Resolution Training Program2 Full Days
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The Prophecy 1 Experience7 Full Days
A leadership development program revealing the application of universal laws in all 7 areas of life. What you will learn will give you the power to not only see the order but influence the order and expand your vision and impact to a global level.
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The Founder and History of the
Dr John Demartini is a polymath and a world-renowned human behavior expert. His work has been
described by students as the "most comprehensive body of work", "an extensive library of
Dr Demartini's mission and vision is to share knowledge and wisdom that empowers you to become a master of your own life and destiny.
His education curriculum ranges from personal growth seminars to corporate empowerment programs. His teachings are the synthesis of knowledge and wisdom from the greatest minds through history and his curriculum is designed to help you empower and inspire all 7 areas of your life.
He's an internationally published author, a global educator and the founder of the Demartini Method, a
revolutionary tool in modern psychology.
When Dr John Demartini was 18 years old his uncle sent him two giant crates of books – two of which really caught his attention.
One was the Discourse on Metaphysics by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in which he states that there is a perfection in the universe that few people ever get to know, but those that do, have their lives forever changed and transformed.
When he read that, it brought tears to his eyes.
He couldn't fully grasp what it meant at the time but he knew that he wanted to go and explore what Leibniz called “divine perfection” on an even deeper level.
The second was a book on particle physics by Paul Dirac in which he read that every particle has a mirror-image antiparticle with nearly identical properties, except for an opposite electric charge.
Dirac’s theory was that if you join these two together - the particle and antiparticle - you
light through Einstein’s equation.
Dr John Demartini wondered if the same theory could be applied to positive and negative experiences or happy and sad emotions – if he joined them together, could he birth enlightenment and discover the hidden order in apparent emotional chaos?
He went on to study physics, chemistry, mathematics and psychology - in fact, just about every “ology” there was at the time - and found common threads to all the different disciplines.
One of these common threads was something called the “Law of Contrast” - a principle of association
that the thought of something is likely to trigger the thought of its direct opposite. For example, when
hear the word “hot”, we often think of the word “cold”.
This stuck in his mind, because it seemed to show up in chemistry and physics and mathematics and just about everything else that he studied. And it got him thinking that maybe human beings have an inherent objective balancing mechanism in their brain.
He realized that when he was infatuated with something, he was conscious of the upsides and unconscious of the downsides.
And when he was resentful of something, he was conscious of the downsides and unconscious of the upsides.
But when he saw both sides simultaneously, he was neither up nor down. He was centered. He was authentic and felt a deeper sense of meaning and love.
Dr Demartini then realized that whenever he was critically judging somebody, if he was really honest, he was judging them for something that he was actually feeling ashamed about, though was too proud to want to admit it.
So he grabbed a dictionary and began circling every single human behavioral trait that he could
As he came across each one, he would try to think of someone who displayed that trait to the most extreme, and put their initials next to it.
He would then look at himself and find where he displayed the exact same behaviors.
He went through 4,628 traits and discovered that he had ALL of them – each and every one.
He was nice at times. He was cruel at times. He was thoughtful and thoughtless, honest and dishonest, arrogant and humble.
He realized that it would be wise to own all these traits instead of trying to get rid of the ones that he perceived to be negative, wrong or bad, and pretend to be only one sided.
This became the first step of what was originally called the Quantum Collapse Process and which would later be called the Demartini Method.
The Demartini Method makes you fully conscious and fully aware of any unconscious parts.
When using the Demartini Method it’s very profound when you finally become accountable and be objective. Objective means neutral and balanced and able to find the mean, the balance between the polarities.
A wonderful example is Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who was also a holocaust survivor. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is a powerful biography of his time in a concentration camp and his choice to find meaning and renewed purpose in suffering.
The Demartini Method is a tool that helps people see the magnificence of their life and realize that they don't need “fixing”.
This is something Dr Demartini really goes into great detail about during his signature program, The Breakthrough Experience, where he teaches the principles and application of the Demartini Method.