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 also serves on the teaching council of the Durango Dharma Center 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.
I hold such gratitude for the lessons learned from True Success. Maureen and Mark helped me develop a clear vision of my success path: identifying the steps to achieve it; consciously devoting energy to it; and cultivating the skills to be the person I chose to be. Mindfulness is the foundation, teaching us to respond skillfully, rather than be reactive. I continue the work of being the best me, but I don’t have to be perfect. The more I practice, the easier it becomes. Focusing on my vision, setting benchmarks to achieve it, and working on areas in which I am less skillful, keeps me on the path to my personal success: To obtain justice for those without a voice whose civil legal rights have been violated.
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.
Mark and Maureen Fallon-Cyr have heartfully created True Success with an extensive and all-inclusive life map to teach people how to “reboot” our brains and transform our old ways of thinking into genuine happiness. Like the both of them, this “personal plan of action” is an inspiring message of hope and personal transformation.