About Mark and Maureen
True Success is the culmination of three decades of therapeutic experience, helping thousands of people uncover the roots of their unsuccessful behavior, releasing those barriers, and then systematically building true competency in each aspect of life.
The approach was created by Mark and Maureen Fallon-Cyr, two Harvard-educated clinicians with deep expertise in treating children, adolescents, families and adults, as well as consulting to numerous educational and health organizations. Over the years, Mark and Maureen have reached beyond their traditional training in analytical, behavioral and trauma-based psychology, enriching their clinical experience to become more effective therapists. Their personal explorations into social emotional learning, mindfulness and somatic release work bring a sophisticated, nuanced, effective approach to helping people reclaim their joy, fulfillment and capacity to live a truly successful life.
Married nearly 30 years, the couple met in Boston while pursuing advanced degrees in child and adolescent psychology. Following their training, they traded the Northeastern cityscape for a more relaxed Western lifestyle, raising their two children, spending time outdoors as a family, and developing their work. In Colorado, Mark and Maureen operate a successful private practice for people of all ages dealing with a wide spectrum of issues, including trauma and other complex issues.
“True Success is the culmination of everything we’ve
learned over the past 30 years. It applies everything we
know about helping people help themselves.”
Mark Fallon-Cyr, MD
Mark Fallon-Cyr, MD is a Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience. In his private practice, Mark treats people of all ages, providing consultations and evaluations for schools, colleges, human services and Native American tribes in his area. Embracing a passion for social emotional learning (SEL), Mark works with educators to implement SEL into school settings and organizations. Currently, he is producing a video series that teaches the True Success curriculum. In his spare time, Mark enjoys the outdoors, hiking and camping in the Colorado mountains with his family.
Maureen Fallon-Cyr, LCSW
Maureen Fallon-Cyr, LCSW is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work and a certified Hakomi Therapist. For more than 25 years, she has brought mindfulness-based psychotherapy to people of all ages, specializing in trauma, somatic release and depth psychology.
Maureen served on the teaching council of the Durango Dharma Center for eight years, teaching meditation and mindful living. Currently, she is writing True Success, a book outlining the True Success curriculum. In her free time, Maureen enjoys swimming, hiking, meditating and hanging out with Mark and her family.
True success gave me an amazing way of look at what I value in life. I could really understand what was shared in class and now, I continue to relate and apply the course material to things I do in my life. Looking at how the domains interact and build on each other was perhaps the best part for me – making it clear how things I do in one part of my life, affect so many other parts. True Success has given me valuable insight into my own world, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a new, refreshing, and totally practical way of looking at their own world.
True Success is a guide I use to achieve a satisfying retirement. When I was contemplating retirement 4 years ago, I asked myself, What will I do with my time and what are my short term and long-term goals? True Success, using the seven integrative domains, helped me understand and prioritize what was important for me in the next stage of life. This casual and flexible approach makes exploring a new personal identity exciting, challenging and doable. The domains help me develop pathways into continual growth and serve as a guidance for a successful daily life. True Success gives you the skills to do all you can, with what you have, in the time you have. Thank you!
In a society with conflicting ideas about what constitutes success, Mark and Maureen Fallon-Cyr articulate a refreshing new paradigm to help cultivate a coherent and empowering vision of True Success. The True Success model illuminates the developmental domains at the core of personal and social competency, revealing the possibility of an integrative view of success that is individually authentic and culturally relevant. As trainers, Maureen and Mark offer a dynamic combination of professional expertise, research, scholarship, and presentation skill, along with a firm grounding in mindfulness practice and somatic methodologies that enlivens the experiential learning component of the program. This material has helped me clarify and expand my own view of success, enabling me to reconcile seemingly divergent inclinations, fostering deeper awareness and greater satisfaction with life choices. I highly recommend True Success to family, friends, and clients alike.