Mastery over your mind could yield you unparalleled control over your life. When you learn how to control your senses and attain skills that allow you a fuller life, you are able to optimize on time. Small techniques that help you learn how to improve memory or how to stay awake when you want to can help better your life manifold. You can also learn how to be more solution oriented, how to let go of fears and phobias, train yourself to have a greater attention span or remain calm in the midst of frightening or stressful situations. Literally, everything is possible if you open yourself up to teachings of the Silva Method that allow you to control your mind.
The Three Fingers Technique for Improving Memory
Memory is based on impact, the more associations you are able to make with an event; the better you will remember it. Some ways of improving memory taught by the Silva Method are the dream recall or the method of Loci. The three finger technique is based on the premise that when the first two fingers of the hand and the thumb are put together it triggers a mental response, programmed by you. This response takes your consciousness to a deeper level, i.e. to a level called the alpha brainwave state. At this state, the mind is impressionable and open to your programming. Thus, when directed to remember, the mind will focus on specific information and be more prone to memorizing it effectively. Using the three fingers command, you can program your brain to focus attention on just about anything including tapping into the right brain solution – oriented creativity that is mostly shunned by the logic of your left brain.
The Five Step Way of Staying Awake
Our mind easily shifts to a sleep inducing state when there is lack of stimuli. Thus during a boring lecture, a long drive or any monotonous activity, we tend to start feeling sleepy and miss out on important information. The Silva Method has conducted extensive research on the sleep cycles, triggers and the ways of staying awake. With the help of such teachings you can control your sleep cycles in a manner that allows for you to induce sleep, wake up without alarms and stay awake when required. The benefits of such a control are manifold. For the purpose of staying awake, the Silva Method can teach you the 5 steps technique. This involves entering the alpha brainwave state and acknowledging the problem of feeling drowsy, then setting a goal of inducing a state of being awake. The next step is to count to 5 and command your mind to become fully aware of its surroundings gradually. The goal then needs to be reinforced by assuring yourself that you are now awake.
When you learn to control your mind by using such simple techniques, you are able to fully utilize your own body and mind and realise the true potential of your own resources.