Path to Excellence Training

Now online for the first time, the Path to Excellence is the culmination of a lifetime of work by renowned psychologist Dr. Dan Brown. In a program that has previously been available only to a small and elite circle, you can now learn to operate at your peak – to be your ‘best self’.

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Practical Transformational Learning

Dr. Brown's three-part program combines 50 years of practice in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism to create a complete Path to Excellence.

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Learn how to access flow or peak performance states in all parts of your life.
Master Concentration Training and unlock unlimited creativity.
Develop mastery in everyday living and use vital engagement techniques to increase performance.
Remove emotional roadblocks and limiting beliefs in your life with a comprehensive set of psychological trainings.
Zero in on attachment issues to become more successful in your relationships at home and work.
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Over 32 hours training on your Path to Excellence

PERFORMANCE Excellence

Learn to operate out of peak performance and flow states in all dimensions of your life.

Whether in the boardroom or at home you'll have vital engagement in everything you do, resulting in greater life satisfaction and wellbeing.

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Concentration Training

Learn to calm the mind, eliminate distraction, and focus on the task at hand.

Practical training for sustaining focus on the object of concentration using metacognitive skills to detect distraction and sustain concentration.

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EMOTIONAL Growth

Learn to operate out of positivity, build stronger relationships, and have a strong sense of self.

Drawing on half a century of research from Dr. Brown's work to help you build a stronger sense of self, shift negative states of mind/emotions, and build stronger relationships.

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Many great masters walk through the market and you don't recognize them.

- Rumi

Dr. Daniel P. Brown

  • Daniel Brown, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years.
  • A senior meditation master, Dr. Brown has trained and taught with top Indo-Tibetan Bon & Buddhist lamas for more than 48 years, including lineage holders from some of the great schools of Buddhism.
  • As an expert legal witness, Dr. Brown has testified in over 200 child abuse cases and served as an expert witness for prosecutors at the International War Crimes Tribunal,helping them establish a standard of evidence for victims of war atrocities.
  • Dr. Brown Co-Founded the Attachment Project based on the foundations of his award-winning book Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair.
Learn from Dr Brown's experience

Award winning author of  24 books

Winner of the 1999 Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry & Law for outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry.

Your Path to Excellence begins here

Unlock your potential and start living with vital engagement in all you do.

A complete course backed by Neuroscientific Principles.

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MindOnly's psychological growth and mind training techniques have been utilized by the world's highest performing individuals:

32hrs transformational learning in three comprehensive programs.

Practice experiential learning exercises to help you achieve and maintain Excellence. 

Developed by an Award Winning Author and Master of the East & West.

Combined Western Psychotherapy & Positive Psychology with Eastern contemplative traditions backed by neuroscience.

BONUS: Access to interviews with thought leaders to help you dive deeper as you follow your path to excellence.

Performance Excellence (9hrs)

  • Discover how to exist in your ideal state during every waking moment.
  • Integrated ideas on peak performance and positive psychology with Eastern contemplative traditions.
  • Trade short-duration performance excellence for mastery of and vital engagement in everyday life.

Concentration Training (13hrs)

  • Develop the high performance that stems from sustained concentration.
  • Learn how to resist distraction for sustained focus.
  • Tap into your higher level of “infinite creativity”.

Emotional Growth (10hrs)

  • Practical tools for mental wellness and personal prosperity.
  • A comprehensive course drawing on Western psychotherapy and positive psychology.
  • Shift negative emotional states, learn to operate out of positivity, build stronger relationships, and develop your best and strongest sense of self .

Complete Training Overview

There has been about 50 years of research on performance excellence, the field actually started with research on top performing athletes and now there is research on performance excellence for surgeons, for judges, for CEOs of big companies, and we know a lot about the conditions which create performance excellence at the worksite. Secondly, has been about 30 years of research on positive psychology, research on what contributes to the good life, such as, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, and other prosocial behaviors such as finding satisfaction and happiness in everyday life, well being and positivity in everyday life.  I will be drawing upon that body of research. Thirdly In Tibetan there are 100,000 volumes written on states of mind collected over 8,000 years that makes our Western psychology of 200 years dwarf in comparison to the wisdom that has been collected about states of mind.  I will be drawing upon that literature and that wisdom as part of what informs me about my views of this course.

Most professional athletes eventually come around to the idea that mental imagery training and visualizing ideal performance actually helps them perform better. This module helps you learn how to apply it in your daily life.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

This next teaching is on hardiness and resilience training.  Some of the work that was done in the 1970s on hardiness was done by Suzanne Kobasa, Sal Maddi, Steve Kahn and others.  What they did was they looked at the health of executives in high demand job situations, jobs where there was too much to do and the demands on the executive were impossible.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

"This teaching is on forgiveness and the importance of forgiveness. Forgiveness means that we acknowledge that we have some transgression that's been done against us and it has damaged us in some way."

These teachings on concentration training come from a long line of lineage teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. They pass from heart to heart, from generation to generation. They include teachings on the nature of the mind, how to concentrate and how to awaken the mind to its real nature. We want to begin by respecting the source from where we've got these precious teachings from.

There are several initial skills of concentration that we want to develop.  Learn to train concentration for any part of your life so you can not be so distracted and sustain focus in a business meeting or to train a surgeon to be more concentrated when he's doing an operation or to train judges to be more focused and less bored as they sit on the bench managing all distractions of a court room, a busy courtroom.  So, in any area of life concentration training is an essential ingredient to everyday living as I see it.  It is necessary to train it so we develop the skill especially in this modern culture when there are so many multimedia distractions facing us.

One of the most frequent complaints of beginning meditators is they find themselves getting distracted by thought or they find themselves intentionally chasing after interesting thoughts as well as getting distracted by extraneous thought.  Thought is something that gets elaborated more and more as we chase after it.  The Tibetan theory of mind says that thoughts all begin with simple products of mind without any content.  They are called mind moments.  Little bursts of energy or movement in the mind at high speeds

The Buddhist Abhidharma literature is literature about the nature of mind and in the Abhidharma literature they make a very important point.  It is said that the techniques that are used to work with negative states of mind and the techniques used to work with positive states of mind complement each other but they are not reducible to each other. This teaching is about developing the right positive states of mind in order to potentiate meditation practice in general and concentration training specifically.

After you learn the basics of concentration training presumably you settle into a daily routine of practice. However, the effects of busyness and the other distractions of daily life have an erosive effect on those practices. So, you need some way to protect the gains from what you're learning in concentration training from the erosive effect of busyness and distractions and you do that with a premeditation routine.

The best way of measuring the results of concentration training is the percentage of the session that the person stays on the concentration object as compared to staying on being distracted by one thing or another.

We explore the four main prototypes of attachment in both children and adults: secure attachment, avoidant (or dismissing) attachment, resistant to ambivalent attachment in children and anxious-preoccupied attachment in adults, finally, disorganized attachment.

Behind the elephant there is a meditator and he has two tools in his hand. One is the rope of concentration. He's going to tie the rope of concentration onto the elephant so the elephant is tied up to a concentration object, in this case, the rising and falling of the breath. But the other tool is the elephant prod of metacognitive intelligence.

This next series of teachings is on insight meditation, the insights you get into the nature of the mind through meditating.  In the earliest Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, the Buddhism of Shakyamuni Buddha, there were three main insights that were documented. Emptiness Meditation is like putting your socks in the washing machine and looking for that missing sock. You know its there you just can't find it,

The last of the three ordinary emptiness is in series is called emptiness of time and also emptiness of space because time and space are related. This is a big shift because it shifts you from operating out of time or temporal information processing to operating out of simultaneous mind or parallel processing.  In other words, you shift out of operating things and operating out of things in time to a larger view of the world where everything is interconnected and you're all at once and you measure progress in terms of degrees of all at once-ness, everything being here simultaneously.

In the West, Motivation is the foundation for all change processes in psychotherapy and other growth-related processes.  People who participate in psychotherapy or other growth-related practices, who are not motivated for change, go through the emotions of the process but they don't really change very much.  So, starting with proper motivation is the foundation for any kind of change process.

In the East, there is an extensive literature in Tibetan Buddhism on motivation for change.  It is far more specific.  It is not change in general.  It is addressing the question what makes people put aside the everyday busyness of their everyday life in order to take spiritual practice as a priority.

Some people are much more expressive of their emotions when they feel them.  Other people have a pattern of inhibiting emotions, so they rarely ever express them.  Teaching people to recognize their feelings as a bodily felt experience and to find healthy ways to express those feelings has significant health benefits.  

This is very important for executives/professionals to practice how to recognize and have healthy channels of expression of emotions so they don’t get into health risk problems as a result of all the responsibilities they have at work.

When we experience a traumatic event two things happen.  We depersonalize it, we think it doesn't happen to us. The opposite of personalization, personification and second of all, we de-realize it, we minimize the emotional impact and we describe it in abstract terms without seeing that it had an emotional impact on us.  Unfinished emotional business may compromise the immune system’s capacity to detect illness and lead to greater risk for illness behaviors. 

Learn how easy it is to access what's emotionally unfinished in your life and to make a place for it and if you make a place for it and process what's unprocessed, finish the processing of that on the one hand and in that processing you take a different perspective on this experience, you settle with it and it no longer puts you in health risk.

How do we transform toxic negative communication into something positive?  Most of this research was done in the context of couples and observing couples and providing techniques to couples for transforming their toxic blaming and negative fighting behavior to something positive. Mapped into something practical that you can practice at home. Experience practical exercises on learning to feel expressions of emotions and heal them.

This module looks at how emotions have to do with visceral perception. Visceral perception is the degree to which a person is aware of visceral changes within the body.  In general, it means the capacity to be aware of broad physiological changes like blood pressure, blood sugar, autonomic changes in the autonomic nervous system, the degree of stress for example, or tension the person feels in the musculature.

This module is on tolerance of emotions and the ability to modulate the intensity of immediate felt emotions between the extremes of feeling too much or too little.  People who have difficulty tolerating emotional states in general complain frequently of feeling too much intensity and being overwhelmed and disorganized by the intensity of the feelings, or the opposite, they don’t feel at all, they feel too little.  People who have good skills and affect tolerance can find some balance between the extremes of feeling too much and too little, so they can feel, they can modulate the feelings in a way that they are tolerable.

Learn the tools to help give you the power of which is it helps you to focus on your immediate felt experience and not prematurely label yourself by thinking too much about it or by having a specific feeling state and to listen to the undercurrent of immediate felt experience, particularly the undercurrent as you hold in the felt sense of your body and doing that until you can notice a shift occurring by which you are informed more carefully about what the nature of this message it, it is a way of carefully listening to yourself in an authentic way.

In this module there is an indepth designed method to reinforce and discover strategies for active coping and replace them with strategies of passive coping.  Most of us have a whole range of coping strategies within us that we never tap, so this module is designed to help you to discover your own inner active coping resources that you wouldn’t normally think that you had and to put them online so you can use them in whatever the stressors are in your daily life.

Along the developmental line of self development, there are three major stages.  The first stage is development of self definition that is knowing who you are.  Second stage is development of self agency or knowing what you're about in the world and in the interpersonal world.  And the third stage is self-esteem, that is feeling good about yourself.  Those are progressive in various stages in the development of a sense of self.

Learn to constructing a core belief map looking at how limiting beliefs and positive beliefs both affected your outlook and your behavior at various stages of your life growing up and into adulthood.  Thenlearn to identify the specific limiting beliefs and schemas for you using the Young Schema Questionnaire and then we will have you pick out the limiting beliefs that's most problematic for you and we will introduce methods to change that limiting belief.

Social anxiety affects about 2% of the population, that’s a traditional number, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is probably higher in this generation of millennials with social media because there is much more expression of social anxiety and worrying about whether people are being liked by their peers or in social media, so it actually promotes more social anxiety than was otherwise traditionally the case.

Learn to diminish the specific ways that you anticipate being evaluated negatively by others when you are in social situations or have significantly less anxious arousal and you find yourself avoiding the situations that you fear less and less and find yourself looking forward to being in those situations and feeling good about yourself and holding a good sense of yourself in those situations especially.

Human attachment is a very important part of emotional growth. Attachment disturbances affect about 32% of people in modern western culture and up to 90% of individuals in areas of conflict over generations.

This module goes in-depth into the four style of attachment and gives you a path forward to heal the attachment disturbance with practical exercises and testing.

Some time ago a study was conducted about people who went into psychotherapy and the results showed that just about 50% of people who came into psychotherapy didn't come in for diagnosis of psychiatric conditions, they came in for problems with relationships.  Just about one out of two people who come into psychotherapy come in because they are dissatisfied with their relationships. This module outlines Core Conflictual Relational Themes.

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What people say about Dan

Philipp Thyben
German-Colombian Entrepreneur
(...) Dan Brown teachings on attachment, concentration and performance excellence have become my favorite guide to improve my own psychology.
Ronald A Alexander, Ph.D
Author, Clinical Director of the Open Mind Training Institute in Santa Monica, adjunct faculty UCLA
(...) It has been a life time honor and blessing to know, study and practice with Dan Brown truly an exceptional standout!​​
Mariana Bozesan, Ph.D
Serial Entrepreneur, Integral Investor, Philanthropist, Author, and full member of the Club of Rome
Dan P. Brown is the best teacher I have had during the past four decades of meditation practice. (...) The result is sheer happiness, wisdom and inner and outer success.

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Dr. Dan Brown’s MindOnly course is split into three components, delivering the most  benefit when completed in full. Performance Excellence and Concentration & Creativity  can be completed on their own, while Emotional Growth is conceived as part of the full package.  Special personalised packages are also available including consultation with a psychologist.

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Dr. Dan Brown’s MindOnly course is split into three components, delivering the most  benefit when completed in full. Performance Excellence and Concentration & Creativity  can be completed on their own, while Emotional Growth is conceived as part of the full package.  Special personalised packages are also available including consultation with a psychologist.

Time until the next price increases:  25 DAYS
Concentration & Creativity

$347

Performance Excellence
Concentration & Creativity

$897

PERSONALIZED

Personalized Package

An extended course offering that includes advanced testing and face-to-face consultation with a psychologist.

from $5000

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