Frequently Asked Questions

Why does TLM work when nothing else seems to?

How does TLM work?

Why do I keep hearing that nagging, critical voice in my head when I try to play well?

What is TLI's Guarantee?

How much reinforcement is needed for the work done in sessions?

What are your credentials?

What do you mean when you say you don't “cope” with negative thoughts and feelings?

Can TLM help me improve other areas of my life besides golf?

How do LM sessions work over the telephone?

How do I pay for sessions?

How much do sessions cost?

Does TLM involve hypnosis?

Why does TLM work when nothing else seems to?

Have you ever met someone who believed that they were bad at math or some other specific thing? If you have then you know that it is very hard for them to learn while they have that belief. But when we've helped people get rid of the beliefs limiting their ability to do well in math, public speaking, golf, etc., the feelings of “I can't” go away and their minds open to new possibilities. And that's why TLM works when nothing else seems to—it gets rid of any beliefs you might have that make it appear impossible for you to get what you want.

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How does TLM work?

Whenever we form a belief that limits our performance it is almost always based on past experiences. These beliefs appear to tell us some important things about life, ourselves, or specific areas of our performance, like how well we can play golf. A few typical beliefs that can impede your golf game by creating stress or anxiety include: If I don't do well, I'll be rejected (or people won't think well of me), I can't sustain a good game for 18 holes, and I'm not as good as people think. What TLM does is help you to get on the deepest possible level that what happened in the past tells you nothing for certain about the future. You will find yourself feeling full of possibilities when your beliefs, which you frequently are unaware of, are eliminated one by one.

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How much reinforcement is needed for the work done in sessions?

This might be hard to believe but our work does not require any reinforcement for one simple reason—it involves changing your beliefs on the deepest level. When you form a belief such as, "the short game is very hard to master" and it becomes the truth for you, the “learning” involved will stay with you whether you remember the experiences that “taught” you the belief or not. When you get rid of the belief the same process happens in reverse. Even if you don't remember what you discussed in our sessions the effects of not having a particular belief will remain with you as long as you live.

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Why do I keep hearing that nagging, critical voice in my head when I try to play well?

The short answer: limiting beliefs. Unfortunately, as we go through life we often interpret events in a negative and limiting way. For example, a golfer who has had trouble with putting might decide that his lackluster performance on the green means, “I'll never be good at putting.” While it may have been true that he wasn't good at putting when he formed the belief, it isn't the truth that he'll never be good at it. That's something no one could ever know. These negative conclusions affect our emotions and behavior, which produce results that confirm the original negative conclusions: “See, I knew I was right!”

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What is TLI's Guarantee?

We guarantee that five rounds following your fifth session with us you will lower your golf handicap by at least 2 to 4 strokes, depending on your current handicap. If not you are entitled to a complete refund. You are the sole judge; we take your word for it. You also will enjoy playing golf much more because the “little voice” that judges, criticizes and warns you will be totally silent!

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What are your credentials?

I created The Lefkoe Method over 20 years ago so that I could help myself get rid of my depression and enhance my consulting with corporations. Since then we have helped over 13,000 people from all walks of life improve their lives.

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What do you mean when you say I won't have to “cope” with negative thoughts and feelings after our work together?

I will help you to get rid of a series of beliefs that are the root cause of your negative thoughts and feelings. For example, you might beat yourself up after having a bad swing if you believe “Mistakes are bad” or “I'm not good enough.” As long as you hold those beliefs you will continue to criticize yourself automatically when you swing badly. After I help you to totally get rid of these beliefs you will find that the automatic negative thinking stops. Your mind will be calm and peaceful, even after a bad swing, and you will find that you swing the way you want to more often when these negative beliefs no longer produce stress that negatively affects your body.

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Can TLM help me improve
other areas of my life besides golf?

Yes. TLM has been used to help people get rid of a variety of behavioral and emotional issues. Please call our office at (415) 456-7300 if you would like to know other ways we can help you.

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How do LM sessions work over the telephone?

Because we use words to guide you through TLM the phone is just as effective as working in person. Phone sessions are 60 minutes long and allow you the convenience of working with us from your home or office.

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How do I pay for sessions?

Most of our clients pay for their sessions with credit cards. We accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express. You enter your credit card information onto a page of our website. If you prefer, you can send us a check or money order, but the check must clear before the date of your session. You only need to pay for one session at a time.

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How much do sessions cost?

Sessions cost $300.

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Does TLM involve hypnosis?

No. Our method really has nothing in common with hypnosis. You don't need to be in a trance or a deeply relaxed state of mind for TLM to work. You just need to be alert, in an environment free of distractions, and ready to be honest about how you feel and think.

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