Scientology Helped Jazz Musician Beat the Blues

Life was an endless parade of panic attacks for jazz drummer Adam Foldesi. Scientology and Dianetics counseling freed him from his emotional burden and gave him back his future. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at

For as long as he could remember, Hungarian jazz drummer Adam Foldesi had the blues—and not just the musical variety. Anxiety and panic attacks tormented him and ruined his life.

“I tried everything to overcome it but it never resolved,” says Foldesi, 25. “I could lose myself in the music, but when the set was over and I walked off the stage, the pressure was back.”

It was in 2006 that things began to change. That was when Foldesi read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard.

“For the first time I understood what was causing these feelings. I realized it wasn’t a ‘disease’—it was the reactive mind.”

The reactive mind is the portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis. It is not under volitional control, and exerts force and the power of command over awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions.

Foldesi was eager to receive Dianetics counseling. After all those years of emotional turmoil he was amazed how fast the counseling brought him relief. And it not only improved his state of mind, it helped him in his career as well.

“I find much more happiness now in playing my music,” he says. “And through studying Scientology I improved my communication skills and took my craft to a new level. I can interact on a much higher level with other performers and my ability to establish rapport with the audience is far better than it has ever been,” he says.

When not performing in jazz clubs in Hungary, Foldesi volunteers in the Church’s community outreach programs.

“I love being with friends,” says Foldesi. “I love playing and teaching music. And best of all, I love helping people—even total strangers—and because I understand and use Scientology, I can.”

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