So what is “Mental training”?
To me, it’s a room in my mind where I go with my mind to program myself to different things. A room, your only i have access. This room creates calm in the body and I can recover much faster. When I’m in this mental space, nothing comes to me. What’s happening around me can not affect me. I can not hear the phone call or someone shouts my name. I am totally focused, in this room.
When I started seriously for Paraolympic 1988, I already had this space in my mind. For over 30 years, I have had access to a mental space to create my future reality. So how do I get there, to the mental room.
First, create a trigger that can calm down the system. Most often, the focus was on breathing. Focus on deep breath and maybe count. Close the eyes, and take in air and count the time to 4. Then blow out the air and count to 6. At the beginning you may enter air counting 2 and then 4 on exhalation.
This is like a trigger for the system to prepare for the next step. If you do not have access to Mental CD or audio recordings, I recommend that you record yourself and listen to how to guide yourself with breath. This can take 3-5 minutes before you have a rest in your body.
Then it’s time to take your mind into a mental room where you can program things for the future or just feel calm before the day.
The way the room looks is so different for person to person.
Many used water flow on your way. A babbling brook, where there are different leaves with pictures of problems in life. The leaves continue only with the brook and disappear forever.
Then you will find a house and enter the door of your mental room. There is total peace in the room. This is like a movie played in your head and it’s good if you listen to someone who guides you. Or record yourself.
Few people I meet can not create pictures / movies in mind and then you have to find other solutions. But everyone can do this and it costs nothing
Over the years, you will be able to get to the room to better control the situation you are in. After you’ve been in the room, it’s like, you look better (the sky is blue and more).
I only need 5-10 seconds for the whole process, but I have been training regularly for 30 years. So I can stand on a messy street in Bangkok and get back all the quiet in 5-10 seconds.
The last step in the room I recommend that you have a magic box or something you add, energy. You lift this box and get as a beam full of positive energy that fills up the joy of life and all the positivity on earth. Do this just a few seconds. It is enough.
The final step is to take a deep breath and open your eyes to be back in real life.
Regular exercise is required in order to effect. If you want to run a marathon, it is not enough to practice some time and again. Without a regular exercise. Same with Mental Training. It is a training you will benefit from the rest of your life.
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