Beyond O.K.

Psychegenic Tools Relating to Health of Body and Mind

by Win Wenger
Published 1979
ISBN 931865018
ISBN13 9780931865015

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A voyage of discovery and of self-discovery, Beyond O.K. is a set of specific, guided instructions how to create immediate experiencings. In these experiences you make your own observations and learn from what you yourself observe. The book makes no demands upon your faith or belief—it simply encourages you to pay closer attention to what you are sensing or perceiving. Its philosophy is that just being or getting O.K. isn’t enough–get a lot “beyond O.K.”

Beyond O.K. teaches some extraordinary perceptual effects. One of the two “prime” natural descriptive laws of neurophysiological development is to develop and refine perception first. Then one can act through that perception. Among many other benefits, this development of perception enables physiological effects not obtained through narrowly-focussed biofeedback. The techniques involve using both sides of the brain

Beyond O.K. identifies and examines some 150 breathing patterns. Nearly fifty of these naturally create desirable effects of various kinds. The breathing forms are not Yoga but stem directly from closely and systematically observing the breathing pattens of infants, children, adults, and ourselves, and tests of those observations. The forms taught herein respect and reflect individual differences in physiology and condition. There is a “family” of 30 types of breathing known as the Calm-Breathing Patterns. Many of these are self-taught in the book, step by step.

Various combinations of natural breathing pattern associated with various conditions or states, remembered and focussed feelings, and various types of imagery, can be used together, both to discover much about yourself and to redirect ongoing conditions within yourself and even in others. Above all, Beyond O.K. provides a set of easy practices which clarify for you by removing “noise” in all its forms from your system, improving at all levels your Signal/Noise Ratio — another, more fundamental, way to feel and remain feeling extraordinarily good.

The book was first published in 1979 and is still a long-term favorite, including its own separate Teachers’ and Learners’ Guide. Soft cover.

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Beyond O.K. is a book of techniques for applying Image Streaming and breathing processes to removing mental and physical stress from your system. It also includes some processes for using your internal attention to help others remove stresses from their systems.

Also included are some processes for becoming more congruent about goal-attainment, by finding and deleting whatever internal hindrances have been blocking you.

The title Beyond O.K. reflects an attitude of going beyond remedial techniques and into the realm of generative, self-creating processes.
Deliberate evolution, you might say.

I highly recommend this book.

I’ve e-mailed [author] Win Wenger that this book really ought to put him on Oprah Winfrey’s show. Oprah’s recommendation has put Seat of the Soul on the best-seller lists. Imagine her experiencing the pleasures of Beyond O.K. and recommending that experience for her audience. (A million people Image Streaming and breathing away stress would only help the party here on planet Earth, I think.)

P.S. — I was speaking to a Silva Method graduate meeting in Florida, and read the technique “energy column breathing” aloud from Beyond O.K., and people approached me after the meeting to say that that was the most extraordinary self-improvement process they’d ever experienced. (And there are 100 techniques in the book.)

— Sean Collins

I’ve been reading and practicing some techniques from Beyond OK, especially the energy exercises, and thinking to myself, “Why the heck didn’t I find this book before?”

— Elroy Carter

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