Who is Augusto Cury?
Dr. Augusto Cury
Born on October 2, 1958 in Colina, São Paulo, Augusto Cury received a medical degree from São José do Rio Preto’s Medical School and completed the international doctorate in Multifocal Psychology at Florida Christian University in 2013 with the thesis: "Freemind Program as a global tool for the prevention of mental disorders". In his career he dedicated his career to research the dynamics of emotions. He also holds a graduate degree from PUC in São Paulo.
Cury is a graduate professor and a lecturer at national and international conferences. He was a lecturer at the 13th International Congress on Intolerance and Discrimination at Brigham Young University, in the United States of America.
Was considered the most read author of last decade in Brazil, by the magazine ISTOÉ and by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Was awarded for the best fiction book of the year 2009 by the Chinese Academy of Literature, for the book: The Dreamseller, which was adapted to screen in 2016, a Brazilian production directed by Jayme Monjardim.
Multifocal Intelligence Theory
Researcher in the quality of life area and intelligence development fields, Cury developed researches, with no ties to Universities, focused on the Multifocal Intelligence Theory. The theory aims to explain the human mind’s functioning and the ways better master our lives through intelligence and thoughts.
In 1999, Cury published “Multifocal Intelligence”, where he presented more than 30 essential elements for the formation of human intelligence, such as the process of interpretation and the vital flow of psychic energy.
The methodology, used at Menthes Schools, promotes emotional development in children, adolescents, and adults. Cury also developed the School of Intelligence project, whose main goal is the training of thinkers through the teaching of the most important intellectual and emotional functions for children and adolescents, such as, thinking before reacting, protecting one’s emotions, putting oneself in other people’s shoes, to expose and not to impose one’s ideas. He also created the Freemind Program, to contribute in conjunction with substance abuse shelters, rehab centers, outpatient clinics and schools to develop a healthy emotion for the prevention and treatment of drug addiction.