“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” Marcus Aurelius
Many more people say they have a calm mind, than actually do.
A calm mind can be developed by training; good examples can be found in the military, particularly in higher level forces, fire fighting services and some medical staff, especially those in emergency medicine.
But what if you do not have access to such ‘high end’ training for developing a calm mind?
And what about those times that even trained people breakdown and lose their calm demeanour? Some of them do break, for varied reasons.
I never had the specialist ‘calmness training’ outlined above, yet a friend, who started off as a client, marvels at my calm and strong mind. Because he is a friend, he knows better than most what I have gone through, endured and have had to deal with. He is amazed that I do not seem to be adversely affected by stress.
Just any old friend perhaps? Why is his view significant?
Because he is a former British Special Forces Warrant Officer, who served 20 years in the British Army, having completed every instructors course except one (NBC training for military buffs – he hated the horrid ‘suits’ involved). He was not only an accomplished sniper with the nickname of the ‘Smiling Assassin’, but also a sniper instructor. He is a man well versed in being able to be calm under severe pressure and to assess people’s suitability for high stress special operations, on selection courses. I am a civilian with only limited British Army experience from around 40 years ago (partly trained Cadet). It’s hard to impress a man such as him.
Now, this is not a boast. It is to show that I know stuff that works.
Not only do I know this, I also overcame severe mental health problems – all without drugs, which I was prescribed. I used to have panic attacks, severe anxiety, PTSD and a host of other mental issues which undermined any attempts at staying calm.
There is key logic behind the why of what I know, and have experienced, works. I explain this to my clients before I show them how they too can benefit from having a much calmer mind.
Even if you are an élite operator in your field, or someone with no mental health issues at all, you will benefit from what I can show you. I know this because my stuff is deeply foundational and activates laws of the psyche.
I learnt all of this in the ‘fires of mental battle’ and thus know what works. I don’t have a ‘certificate’ for it though. Same as my friend does not have a certificate for being one of the best snipers in the world.
Please contact me to improve your life, your game – even your golf score.
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