Hello, I am Al Barrios, founder and director of the Self-Programmed Control (SPC) Center in Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide products and services aimed at giving people greater control over their lives and thus allowing them to achieve greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in life.

SPC provides a series of simple, step-by-step mind focusing techniques that allow individuals to reprogram any behavior they wish to change. The SPC approach has been tested successfully with employees at many organizations including Rockwell, Mead Johnson and UCLA.

The main advantages of the SPC approach are immediate feedback and positive results which guarantee continued practice of the new behavior until it becomes second nature.

Here are a number of resources an individual can use to learn various aspects of the SPC approach:

I invite you to learn more about the SPC Program, and our Products & Services. We are available by phone or e-mail to answer any questions, or to provide additional information.

Dr. Al Barrios, a clinical psychologist (BS Caltech, Ph.D. UCLA) is a recognized authority on the power of the word and its effect on human behavior. He is the inventor of the Stress Control Card and author of the book, Towards Greater Freedom & Happiness.

Dr. Barrios has presented SPC seminars for thousands of medical professionals, and corporate and community groups. SPC's effectiveness has been demonstrated with students at UCLA and other colleges, and in a number of addiction and alcoholism programs ongoing in California and Texas.

In 1996, Dr. Barrios received the first annual Cancer Federation Award in psychoneuro-immunology, and was nominated for the Norman Cousins Award in Mind-Body Health.