About reshaping through mental training in the HeilÜben-exercises exemplified based on their proximity to mnemonics

“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.

Therein the closeness between the HeilÜben-exercises and mnemonics shows.

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. On one hand, it saved me a lot of time and on the other helped me 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 is focused on eliminating harmful tension it paves a way on which one can learn about him or herself as well as about others. At the same time, it is not possible for any of us to reinvent everything we need in life. Our lives are too short to reinvent every wheel, but not too short to use the ones already there.

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 fewer 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 mnemonics, with a way of learning that is appropriate to every brain.

It is a dimension of itself that permeates all of life.

To give my upcoming articles about how we can form more good and helpful inner images of ourselves, our goals and skills, save them in our memory and recall them at any time (level 1 of healing), a good framework I reference the

SCHOOL of PHENOMENAL MEMORY by Ruslan Mescerjakov

to provide an outlook on what is possible with mnemonics and 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 one’s 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 its potential. I’ve met and known 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 (26.09.2020) 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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0 thoughts on “About reshaping through mental training in the HeilÜben-exercises exemplified based on their proximity to mnemonics

  1. What a wonderful thing you are doing!

    1. Isn’t it? And there is always something more to learn and always room for more experience and so much fascination I feel for my work:) Mille Grazie – thank you a thousand times for your lovely comment!

    2. Thank you for all you do!

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