“Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
HeilÜben is mental training. Due to that it also includes the orderly and purposeful dealing with inner images. We learn to think in a different way than before – consciously and intentionally pictorially – allowing us to actively evolve based on our abilities. As we continue to evolve, our scope of action expands, and our self-confidence becomes more stable. As a result, we achieve more relaxation overall, enabling us to live healthier lives.
That was how the immediate proximity of HeilÜben to mnemonics became obvious.
We can consciously reshape or alter and combine them with other images to reliably record them in a specific order and large numbers.
During the development of the HeilÜben-practice, I initially used the Loci Method and further relevant literature* and further developed the connection and storage of such images for my own HeilÜben. My creativity, my learn-capability and my memory boosted. Additional advantages were that I learned to improve my focus, to plan more efficiently and to handle knowledge better than before.
Mnemonics helped me to remember the order of exercises and to retrieve them from my memory at any time, without having to pick up my notes. So I could do my exercises in everyday life, while I went to work, took care of my household and my family. It saved me a lot of time on the one hand and helped me on the other to put my HeilÜben-exercises to better use. I was able to practice how to detect and relieve damaging tension in all day-to-day situations without forgetting anything. For example, did I think of a new exercise, or could I improve an exercise when I was on the road, I would take a mental note to remember my thoughts. I didn‘t need any extra paper-notes. Nowadays, I also pass on my experiences with the deliberate creation of inner images and their storage in long-term memory.
While HeilÜben has as a specific goal the elimination of harmful tension, on the way, we can learn to get to know ourselves and others better. At the same time, none of us can reinvent everything helpful for our lives. Would each of us have invented the wheel on our own?
What significantly reduces this risk of getting stuck in our development is gaining information and training.
As long as we live.
With and about mnemonics, much more can be learned and memorized than the comparatively small part that I have woven into HeilÜben. It‘s like the moment we step out of the dunes or behind rocks, see the sea for the first time, and then we understand that its dimensions are quite different from what we thought.
Our breath flows easier; we feel small according to the size and power of the sea and get an idea that there are more possibilities than expected.
So it is with our learning.
Our learning experiences lead to assumptions about learning. And because the idea of our possibilities, to which also learning belongs, is influenced to a considerable extent by our past experiences. If we have made too many unquestioned negative experiences, they will limit us. In this case, the unpleasant feelings we’ve made remain connected with learning. The narrow limits that one puts on oneself out of habit and negative experience limit the whole personality. Remember what it was like the first time you have ever seen the sea. The schools we visited and what many of us got to know there as learning didn’t show nearly the dimensions of what we all possess. The possibilities of our brain have much less boundaries than most of us have assumed so far. Skill comes with practice and only when we train and practice as long as we live, we don’t stop – or fall back. Again think about the sea, about a safe beach in pleasant, sunny weather. Feel the dimension of the sea, how big it is, feel yourself, feel space and happiness. It was exactly this feeling that I found while studying of mnemonics, with a way of learning that is appropriate to every brain.
It is a dimension of itself that permeates all of life. Our life is too short of reinventing the wheel.
But it is not too short of using it.
For this reason, in my upcoming posts about how we can create more suitable and supportive images of ourselves, our goals and our abilities (Level 1 of the HeilÜben-programme) I will indicate
SCHOOL of PHENOMENAL MEMORY by Ruslan Mescerjakov
to provide an overview of what to do with memory techniques, everything and above all, how.
In his free book SECRETS of PHENOMENAL MEMORY, Ruslan presents the theory behind his course. Besides, there is a freely accessible public forum on his site which you can use to ask all your questions about Phenomenal Memory. In addition, one can read through the questions that others already asked and which offer new perspectives for ones own curiosity.
In his article “IS THERE REALLY A PHENOMENAL MEMORY SCAM? OR IS IT ALL THAT IT CLAIMS TO BE?” Andy from WE GET SCAMMED FOR YOU writes about his experiences with this memory training in detail and summarizes: “No, Pmemory is no scam. I’ve been through it, and see it’s potential. I’ve met and know of guys who have gone farther than me with Pmemory, and have done some crazy things with it. It’s a memory training program that I recommend if you are interested in teaching yourself to learn a different way.”
In addition to the overall excellent product itself, there are severe marketing-mistakes of the PMemory course. As it stands for me, currently (02.11.2019) the communication with any interested visitor of the site seems to be shut down, some links go to the void and or are not given (for example, for given background reading). This creates a broad field for justified and unjustified criticism, for assumptions and misinterpretations, as in the forum ART OF MEMORY on the question: Phenomenal memory good or bad? An article where intense and good research with – for PMemory – some very unpleasant results are mixed with…let’s say not so great arguments.
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