Joey Klein, founder of Conscious Transformation, visits The Bookworm of Edwards
If you go …
What: Joey Klein, author of “The Inner Matrix.”
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
Where: The Bookworm of Edwards, 295 Main St., Riverwalk at Edwards.
Cost: $10, includes appetizers.
More information: Visit http://www.bookwormofedwards.com.
It’s easy for us to look at life and assess it in terms of the people we love, the roles we play and the responsibilities we have. It’s even easier to do this with the start of a new year. Today at 6:30 p.m., The Bookworm of Edwards will host internationally celebrated personal development expert Joey Klein to speak on his life-changing model, Conscious Transformation.
‘The inner matrix’
Conscious Transformation involves the purposeful examination of the innermost self — the essence of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual patterns, which Klein calls “the inner matrix.” Conscious Transformation is an internal development system that allows people to get inside of those fundamental internal patterns and, once aware of these patterns, begin to make profound shifts using the tools Klein provides to produce permanent change that aligns us with the vision we choose for our lives.
“There’s a lot of ‘vision’ work out there,” Klein said, “where people are asked to envision what their success would look like, but what I don’t see is work where people are being asked to look directly at their current emotional and mental states first. Pure visualization doesn’t work because when you’re just visualizing, your subconscious mind isn’t buying it.”
The same is true of affirmation, Klein said. No matter how many times you repeat something to yourself, if you don’t believe it on a subconscious level, you won’t see the results.
“So, I don’t ask people to visualize what they want to attain, and I don’t give them affirmations to repeat; instead, I guide them in getting inside the workings of their own mind and emotions so they can start feeling as though they’ve already attained their goals,” he said. “It’s about becoming accountable for and really seeing in a practical way how that which we do now creates tomorrow.”
These teachings are the culmination of Klein’s extensive study of Eastern and Western philosophies, coupled with his in-depth study of martial arts over the course of 20 years. Once he had mastered the physical aspects of the art, he became deeply interested in further exploring the mind-body and spirit-body connection intrinsic to martial arts practice.
“People are often familiar with the physicality of martial arts, but at its heart, martial arts teaches the art of controlling one’s emotional and mental state so that you can be effective physically,” Klein said. “For example, if you’re in the ring and take a hit to the face, if you get angry, you’re going to lose that fight. It takes a huge amount of self-control and discipline to take that hit, remain calm and still be thinking about your strategies for success.”
Klein has also spent a decade diving into scientific study of neuroscience and genetics, which support his holistic methods. To help people achieve a high degree of internal alignment, Klein teaches in-depth programs on the mind, emotions, body and spirit.
“We focus on mental, emotional and spiritual development first, and we approach it like exercise,” Klein said. “We support you in developing your capacity for emotional management. Once you can better manage the mind and emotions and learn how to self-direct and self-motivate, this leads to the outcomes in life that you would like to experience.”