Mental training in Berlin: Virtual training with practical consequences

Mental training can take many forms; from Chaka to systematic, from nonsense to effective. Find out what matters and how you can benefit from it.
Mental training

Mental training


Learn what mental training is all about and how you can benefit from it. Mental training can take many forms, helping you to work profoundly and effectively to clarify and implement your goals.







Mental training


Mental training can take many forms; from esoteric to systematic, from nonsense to effective. Originally reserved for sports, it has now proven itself in many areas in which unconscious processes play a relevant role.

Mental coaching or mental training is ideal where the goal is to perform as well as possible at a certain point in time and to convince people beyond the usual. Mental training activates a desired beneficial inner state as needed. It serves the ideal inner attitude, which is often about maintaining self-control and serenity – in front of the public, in business, in family life, in everyday life and completely unfamiliar situations. My clients often deal with situations in which every detail matters.




Typical goals in mental training


  • “I want to mentally prepare for a challenge.”
  • “It’s time to say goodbye to limiting thinking and behavior patterns.”
  • “A good dose of motivation should help me stay tuned.”
  • “My previous stage fright should be gone.”
  • “Help me with the dissolution of blockages.”
  • “I need more motivation and energy. “
  • “I wish the mental preparation of the desired peak performance.”
  • “Support me in making an important decision.”
  • “An upcoming event should be played through in the performance and optimized.”
  • “Stop having destructive self-talk.”
  • “I want to prepare and master discussions, presentations, and exams even more intensively.”
  • “Help me with being balanced.”




7 basic elements of mental training



1. State management: Being in the best mental state


The first step in the preparation is to promote relaxation, attention and focus. Subsequently, desired states are anchored, so that they can be retrieved when needed.




2. Visualization


Processes are sensually experienced in the imagination and can be optimized. Even what is largely unthinkable in reality can be explored virtually without risks. Thus, previously diffuse circumstances can be evaluated based on the findings and more informed decisions can be made.




3. Beliefs


Complex unconscious rules govern human thinking and action. Even once-tried rules can become obsolete and then do more harm than good. Therefore, the consequences of limiting experiences and beliefs are resolved and beneficial beliefs strengthened.




4. Values


What is really important to you? Who knows his values and their priority, does not bother so easily.




5. Goals


One thing most of the successful people have in common: clear goals, they know what they want. Mental training helps to clarify goals, criteria and priorities. The target scenario is explored and the experience is internalized as a reference similar to an already made experience as a reference. This promotes motivation, gives direction and provides energy, even if a long way is foreseeable. Everyday life provides too much distraction, otherwise, the momentum is lost too quickly. It is ideal to succeed in perceiving the goals as part of the personal vision. People are known to grow with their tasks. That’s why there should be something more. Courage for size!



6. Motivation



Our human brains tend to be wired to cling to the familiar, to overestimate risk, and to avoid trying new approaches.




7. Mental vaccination


Foreseeable stumbling blocks are identified, strategies developed and mentally prepared for them.

Mental training and self-sabotage


A typical reason to choose mental training is self-sabotage.




a. What is self-sabotage?


Self-Sabotage, is any behavior you engage in, consciously or unconsciously, that harms you or undermines achievement of your goals.




b. Symptoms of self-sabotage


Common signs of self-sabotage:


  1. Abusing alcohol or other drugs
  2. Chronic dissatisfaction with something
  3. Chronic lateness and poor time management
  4. Comparing yourself unfavorably to others
  5. Focusing on negative aspects
  6. Giving up on goals
  7. Indecision
  8. Inflicting physical harm on yourself
  9. Keeping the head down
  10. Leaving tasks unfinished
  11. Obsessive negative self-talk
  12. Obsessive perfectionism
  13. Poor communication
  14. Poor self-confidence
    This is a kind of self-fulfilling prophesy.
  15. Procrastinating
  16. Putting others peoples needs to many times ahead of your own
  17. Putting yourself down in front of others
  18. Second-guessing your decisions or inability to decide
  19. Self doubt
    Doubt hinders your ability to make improvements or approach uncomfortable situations that may make you better in the long run.
  20. Sloppiness and disorganization
  21. Shirking responsibilities
  22. Selling yourself short or under achieving
  23. Smoking cigarettes or other unhealthy behavior


If you exhibit some, many, or all of these, you would likely benefit from mental training to stop sabotaging your happiness and well-being.




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Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may interest other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me by e-mail (, phone +49(0)30 864 213 68 and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56. You can also use this contact form. Please read the information about the privacy policy.


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This article is a short excerpt of the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in group or individual training or coaching.

First published: March 20, 2018
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 3, 2018
Translation: April 3, 2018 / Review required
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