Stop thinking at will

Here comes my First Aid for compulsive thinkers!

Are you among the people who constantly have thoughts in their heads?
And who - when they've had enough of it - can't find the OFF-switch?

Then you should know that you share this suffering with about 95% of your peers.
The narrowness of this endless "thought-tunnel" can make you ill in the long run.

It starts with difficulties falling asleep and often enough ends with serious impairments.

           I am starting an initiative here
              for which I need your help.

This initiative has two phases:

    1. My FIRST AID to help you stop your compulsive thinking instantly,
    2. You passing on this simple and effective procedure to others.

Both phases are important. The first gives you immediate access to inner peace and quiet.
In the second phase you help others in need to gain the same benefits.


Phase 1

How to stop thinking

Here is my FIRST AID for stopping your compulsive thinking:
Don't try to "switch OFF" your thinking. That won't work! Instead...

................Widen your perception!  

(You will have to invest a few minutes now, but then you can
apply this principle whenever and wherever you want.)

  1. Sit comfortably
  2. Direct you gaze straight forward
  3. Open your peripheral visual attention (include everything
    that's visible around you in a panoramic visual awareness)
  4. Listen to all noises (simultaneously with your panoramic vision)
  5. Add any bodily sensations (posture, pressure points, temperature,
    smell, taste, balance - and in the middle of all this: your breath).

Now your attention encompasses the entire here-and-now simultaneously:

all you can see,
all you can hear, and
all you can feel physically.

You will notice that your thinking has calmed down considerably! 
(Try doing simple math in this state...)

Your breath is always there. In this state of mind it can serve as a firm central anchor.
With a little practice it will be enough to shift your attention to your breathing
and to open the three areas of attention around it. That is quick and easy.
The abundance of simultaneous sensory impressions makes it impossible to name them.
And without names and words your thinking will stop by itself.
The result is a quiet presence.

Practice this simple procedure for a few days. Playfully.
Examine how often and on which occasions during your day it is most useful.
And find your own healthy balance between thinking and not-thinking.

Once you have familiarised yourself with this procedure for establishing inner calm: 
reflect on to which of your friends you would like to pass it on.                
Who would benefit most from it? This is when we reach…

Phase 2 of this initiative (Now it's your turn...)

Pass on this simple and effective technique to others.

Print this page and pass it on to peole you like, and tell them 
about your own experience with establishing inner calm.
Send the link to this page per email to friends and colleagues.
Share it on facebook, instagram, Xing, linkedin etc.... 

Passing on this technique to many people is important to me.
In my seminars I can help only a limited number of participants.

If all those who have come to appreciate this technique
pass it on to others 
it will reach and help many.

Thank you!

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