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Find out the importance of Self- Talk and how it can help you! 

About Self-Talk Audio Programs


Self-talk audio programs were first professionally produced by Dr. Shad Helmstetter in 1981. Throughout their more than thirty year history, Dr. Helmstetter’s recorded self-talk programs have remained the worldwide source for positive self-talk programming. Today, self-talk digital download sessions are listened to by tens of thousands of individuals in every area of life.


All of the self-talk programs are personally written and produced by Dr. Helmstetter, and are available in high-definition digital download audio format.


When and how to listen to self-talk:


Repetition is the key to personal growth and positive change. In the brain, new neural pathways are imprinted and recorded through repetition. This is why recorded self-talk programs are specifically designed to be listened to often. Each self-talk program session is specifically designed for repeated listening.

The length of most self-talk sessions is between twelve and eighteen minutes. This is based on “attention learning span” in adults, and the concept of “spaced repetition.” Self-talk sessions that are this general length, and repeated daily, work best.

Self-talk programs are enjoyable to listen to, and you’ll find them to be motivating and stimulating each day, while you’re “wiring in”new mental programs that will stay with you for a lifetime.

For adults:

Listen to each self-talk session from one to three times daily. During the first two to three days of listening to each new session, play the session in the background while you’re doing something else —driving, dressing, eating, exercising, walking, etc.

After the first two or three days, give more attention to the session as you listen, and begin to focus on the words.

To work on an important “key area,”something that is of special interest to you, (i.e., weight loss, personal relationships, etc.), listen to that subject area from one to three weeks before going on to the next subject area.  Other sessions that may be less important to you, can be listened to less frequently, and for a shorter period of time.

Most self-talk listeners continue to listen to their favorite self-talk sessions after the initial one to three week period of focused listening.

You can listen to up to three different self-talk “subjects”on the same day, but don’t overdo it.  Self-talk is meant to be listened to casually but consistently, over weeks and months, rather than heavy listening for a short time only.  Relax and enjoy your new self-talk.  Keep listening comfortably, and stay with it, and the positive new programs will become a natural part of your thoughts and attitudes.

For older kids and younger kids.
Older kids:

“Self-Esteem for Older Kids,”for ages 7 to 17, can be listened to at any time, (without a set schedule), especially when they are occupied, doing something else, and have the self-talk playing in the background.

Younger kids:

The program “Self-Esteem for Kids,”for children ages infant to 7 years old, is recorded in the cartoon-like animated voice of Shadrack the Self-Talk Bear.™  (Shadrack the Bear is featured in the series of children’s books by Dr. Helmstetter.  Shadrack and the “Self-Esteem Team”have come to Earth from the planet Excellence to teach self-esteem and self-talk to little Earth kids.)

For young children, play the self-talk in the backgroung while they are playing or otherwise occupied.  Also play the sessions as children are going to sleep at night.

Order and download your self-talk programs today, and start listening now. Happy listening!



Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., is the international best-selling author of 16 books in the field of personal growth, including the classic “What to Say When You Talk to Your Self.”  His latest book is “The Power of Neuroplasticity.”  Dr. Helmstetter’s books are published in many languages in over 65 countries.


The Pioneering Dean of Self-Talk


Shad Helmstetter is the pioneering dean in the field of self-talk. He is the first behavioral researcher to focus on the role of self-talk as the primary programming source that directs our life path and personal success or failure, and he identified the actual self-talk words and phrases which most impact our individual programming. Based on his research, he wrote and recorded the first professional self-talk audio programs in 1981. Now, over thirty years later, his recorded self-talk programs are listened to each day by thousands of individuals worldwide.

Writing in clear, understandable language, in “What to Say When You Talk to Your Self” in 1986, and in subsequent books, including “The Self-Talk Solution,” and “Self-Talk for Weight-Loss,” Shad introduced the concept of self-talk to the general public, and set the stage for the use of self-talk programming to take its place at the forefront of personal development.

Dr. Helmstetter has brought his breakthrough concepts in the field of self-talk and personal growth to enthusiastic audiences throughout the world, speaking in person to as many as 250,000 people a year. Just as Shad enriches in-person audiences, he has reached millions of listeners and viewers in his appearances on over 1200 radio and television programs for more than twenty-five years, including repeat appearances on Oprah Winfrey, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN News.




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