People ask me all the time, "Can you train me to TRV in person in a classroom
environment? I think that's what I need." Because of this, I decided to write an article
about the answer to that question, which I have repeated time and time again.
Joni Dourif - President of PSI TECH
I will begin by giving you a little background history about our company. PSI TECH
originally ushered this technology out of the confines of the military in 1989. Up until
then only five people had been personally trained to Remote View. Out of those
original five, only two kept it up and pursued it as an evolving skill. When the Army
visionaries allowed PSI TECH to take this technology into the private sector, they were
essentially "setting it free." Of course, in 1991, the public had not yet heard of remote
viewing. As PSI TECH talked about TRV on the radio and on TV programs, it began
to spread like wildfire. In 1993 PSI TECH began training civilians in the classroom.
We accepted people from all walks of life purposely to flesh out the tweaks and tricks
of TRV training. In 1997, we became discouraged when we came to realize that less
then one percent of our graduates were pursuing TRV after they left the classroom.
They all reported wonderful classroom experiences and raved about the technology,
but very few actually kept performing the skill after they left.
We came to a conclusion from a suspicion that had been growing over the years--that
learning TRV in seven days or even ten days "is too new, too much, too fast." People
were having great experiences as we, the instructors, pushed them through the TRV
protocols. Trainees were always completely amazed at their quickly learned ability.
The problem was that because of the exposure to the too new, too much, too fast
training, it did not assimilate into their long-term memory. When they got home and
tried to TRV without the classroom stimulus, it wasn't the same and it didn't feel as
good. So most just called it a "great experience" and left it at that.
We also made another vital discovery in our years of teaching TRV. The learning
environment in which folks first learned TRV would be the optimal environment for
their future viewing. In the beginning, we used to maintain a very quiet and sparse
classroom with bleak gray walls. When I began to suspect this was having a
detrimental effect on the training, we brightened up the office and purposely invited in
extraneous activities, like people walking in and out the door, observers watching the
training, and even camera crews. As long as the extraneous noise was not loud talking,
the viewers were unaffected. However, we suffered the same results with these
trainees as we did with the ones who had trained in a more sterile environment. The
majority did not pursue the skill after they went home.
I decided that it was time to record our training onto videotape to see how a home
training course would help to service our trainees. The results were more than we
could have ever imagined. Trainees were learning TRV in their homes, in their own
familiar environments and most importantly, they were learning at their own speed.
They could rewind the videotapes to hear and see a lesson again and again.
Assimilation of the TRV process and protocols was evident. Trainees began integrating
their new ability into their lives as a skill. We offered online technical support to
provide personal interaction with PSI TECH teachers, staff, and other Remote
Viewers. The results were astounding and many of the trainees from 1997 are still
proficient TRVers today and continue to work targets with fellow TRVers on the PSI
There was no comparison between the efficiency of the videotape training versus the
classroom training. I suppose it is similar to taking a crash course to learn a foreign
language in a week, or spreading it out over a three month period--the logic and the
benefits for long-term skill retention speak for themselves. Once we initiate a learning
mindset, it is important to integrate that new ability into our lives, like we would a new
physical exercise or a new eating habit. We all know that short bursts of exercise and
crash diets do not have sustaining power.
So, don't let anybody fool you into thinking that learning this technology is any
different. It is a learned skill like language. Everybody has the innate ability to learn it
and you only need to be willing to supply effort and discipline. You do not need your
hand held by a teacher in a classroom for endless hours per day, in fact, statistics
proved that it was a vastly ineffective method.
Luckily, PSI TECH has the expertise from hundreds of live training sessions and now
thousands of videotape trainees to know what works and what doesn't. We have
recently streamlined the TRV training tapes and added an "advanced skills" set to our
repertoire. We've come a long way from the military days and we continue to grow,
ensconced in the cutting edge of RV training.
Click here to view a video of Joni performing a live TRV demonstration.
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