What is Self Mastery academy?

Self Mastery Academy is an experience dedicated to all of you who want to advance on your journey towards self-awareness and the creation of an outstanding life experience.


I bring the study of philosophy, mysticism and metaphysics, plus over 20 years of Transformational Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy to Self Mastery Academy, but we all are building the Academy together and organically. Each one of you is an important aspect of the SMA experience, which, after all, only exists to serve one another.


A bit about Self Mastery


The truth is… life is hard. It is natural to look at other people and think that they have it easier than us, but the truth is that life is equally hard for all of us. Yet, despite life’s difficulties, we don't all have the same experiences in this world, and we don't all achieve the same results. That is because we don't all have equal levels of Self Mastery!


One take on Self Mastery is this:


Imagine two realities, let’s call them reality A and reality B.


Before I tell you about each reality, think of Self Mastery as how well reality A is continuously approaching reality B.


Take an honest look at your own life, as it actually is today, not as you tell yourself it is. Consider honestly your health, your prosperity, your relationships, your sense of accomplishment and the peace in your heart. Pay attention to how well you sleep and how you feel when you wake up. Be honest with yourself about what substances you put into your body, and how you really treat yourself and others. Pay particular attention to your thoughts, not only your actions. This is our human reality; let’s call this reality A.


Now take a deep look within yourself and really allow your own ideals to come forward. If you could be, do and have anything, what would your life look like? How would you feel? What would you do, and most importantly, what effect would your life have on others? What contribution would you make to the world? This is our ideal reality; let’s call this reality B.


Self Mastery is an ongoing journey for two reasons: our perception of realities A and B are never entirely clear, we must continuously sharpen these two visions and guard ourselves against denial. Secondly, reality B, your ideal, is a moving target.


As our human reality approaches our ideal reality, the ideal itself evolves, always pulling us forward. The realization that we are on a path towards a worthy, evolving, ideal leaves a path of beauty and light behind us for others to be inspired by. Achieving this is Self Mastery.


Do I need Self Mastery?


In general we all need more Self Mastery, but consider this and decide for yourself. The opposite of Self Mastery is FAT: Fear, Anguish and Turmoil. When we respond to the world’s demands for our attention we lose sight of our ideals and stop progressing towards them. This happens for two reasons:


  1. Lack of exercising what we call focused intention and creativity on a daily basis.
  2. The inability to solve various human problems, such as poor marital communication, parent/child turmoil, health challenges, lack of financial resources, and other problems that end up dominating and consuming our lives.


Actually the two points above go hand in hand, and one feeds the other. The more problems we face, the more insurmountable they feel to us, the less we exercise our divine ability to create an ideal life for ourselves and those around us. Conversely, the less we exercise our ideals, the more problems surface, and they begin to feel overwhelming to us. This is what we mean by a vicious cycle.


How does Self Mastery Academy help?


When you are a part of SMA, together, we turn the vicious cycle into a virtuous cycle. We learn to exercise our divine ability to focus our intention and attention on our ideals, thus creating them, and simultaneously solve basic human, practical problems.


We solve human problems using the best practices available anywhere, whether they come from the latest science or ancient wisdom. Because we are such a large community of contributors, we are always made aware of the latest and the best.


The power of Self Mastery Academy to transform your life does not come from one man knowing what is best for you. The power to transform your life is already within you, and SMA, because of the connections among us all, like-minded individuals, helps you uncover the best of you in you for you.


Okay, but how does Self Mastery Academy work?


The power of SMA in your life comes from our interactions with one another. The types of interactions we participate in help you find the best of you in you for you. We can interact on many different levels, as you see fit and according to your needs.


One level of interaction happens through videos that you watch on your own, these are the online courses organized around specific themes and goals. Another level of interaction is through webinars and webcasts, some pre-recorded, others live. We offer live classes and retreats as well as in-depth individual coaching and therapy sessions, both at the office and through the computer.


Whatever the level of participation you are ready to engage in with Self Mastery Academy there are two things to keep in mind:


  1. We will always be pushing towards higher ideals for you, as you define them, while at the same time examining our human lives closely and solving problems ever more effectively.
  2. What you will get out of your involvement with SMA is proportional to what you bring with you and what you are willing to do for yourself and others. I am eager to meet you and work with you on your ideal life.


Welcome to Self Mastery Academy, and remember:

There is Magic in Life

Flavio Balerini  

"Fantastic! I love that this course goes beyond a self focused "I want" mentality. I found the concept of the mini crises/hurdle enlightening. It makes so much sense. As someone with a BS in Psychology and Master's work in a rigorous Counseling Education program, I found the method of instruction to be very well considered, engaging, pleasant and easy to follow. Also, very non- corporate. I didn't feel like I was being sold something! Flavio has an intelligent, kind way about him. I really felt I was looking into his eyes while he lectured, and that he was connecting with me on a personal level, too. Amazing! I purposely didn't take notes the first couple of viewings, because I just wanted to deeply absorb everything. The decision to not have graphics and visual distractions was wise and helpful to me for maintaining focus."

Sonya B.

"This course gives me a totally new perspective on things I thought I'd know already! Thanks a lot!!! Plus, I very much enjoy listening to Flavio, easy to understand even though I'm not a native speaker (I'm german). And: the idea of a wave of kindness is wonderful, I'm going to be part of it with pleasure!"

Mirjam Haubner

"My life changed and my marriage was saved. When I came to see Flavio for the first time I was at that point in my life where I had tried everything, yet things were getting worse, not better. I was able to recognize I needed real help. And that's when my luck started changing."

Private session client

"My husband and I were facing one of the most difficult periods of our lives. Our teenager daughter presented serious addiction and behavioral issues that we couldn't manage. Flavio excelled in working with each of us individually and our family as a whole, to restore balance and bring the so much needed healing and peace."

Online student

"This is nothing like I've ever seem before. I had been to several therapists and never was able to feel any of them actually cared about getting to the root of the problem, and actually cure it, heal it for good. I have no words to express my gratitude to Flavio. My life is definitely mine to live now, I don't feel I'm a prisoner of the circumstances, or a victim of other people's actions. I'm successful in what I do and this is just the beginning."

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