‘Mental training’ is about imaginary experiencing ‘something’, before that something really happens.


Mental training can change the brain structure and facilitates to be more successful, creative and motivated. Mental training or visualization is about experiencing ‘something’ before that ‘something’ really happens. It is often used in top sport to prepare for an upcoming competition. Likewise, mental training is of great value in the preparation of a business presentation, a business plan, a corporate strategy, new product development and even improving commercial human interactions. It can be practiced for anything, anytime, anyplace. How mental training works, based on scientific facts, that's what Steve demonstrates in his keynote on Mental Training.

Keynote on Mental Training

“Till the mid 80‘s, it was a scientific accepted fact that the brain is a static, unchangeable organ. But today we know that the brain is a very plastic thing, with an amazing power to change itself.

The brain seems to be always remodeling, reshaping itself, depending on what we do and what we think of. Scientists have proven now, that our thoughts change the structure of our brain and create new neural connections all the time. Because the brain cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagination.

And when the brain changes, the rest of our body, our behavior and the reality around us is affected by that. Visualization has even a direct influence on biometric parameters, like muscular strength and cardio-vascular endurance.  This means that someone, to a certain extend, could even loose kilos or gain muscles only by thinking of it.

Mental training triggers our creativity, our motivation and our ability to find solutions. Artists and scientists can invent new creations and theories only by use of their imagination. Mozart and Einstein did it all the time.

All of us can improve our relationships, by visualizing the energies and outcomes of our interactions.

In short:

Mental training is the strongest and cheapest tool we know to create, to prepare, to succeed in whatever is of interest to us.

I use mental training in my work, as a conference creator and director, every day. It allows me to find the creative solutions my clients need and to solve complicated problems. And I am using mental training my life long, since being a child, first to boost my sportive career and later to run my business over the past 26 years.”

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“‘Neuroplasticity’ refers to the ability of neurons to forge new connections.

Directed, willed mental activity can clearly and systematically alter brain functions.”

Source: Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., Professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, USA, in his book ‘The Mind and the Brain’.


“Albert Einstein used mental training (visualization) instead of physical experiments. He imagined himself what he would experience when traveling seated on a beam of light. These ‘thought experiments’ brought him to the invention of the relativity theory and 3 other famous new visions on physics in 1905, known as his ‘miracle’ year.”

Source: Walter Isaacson, author of ‘The Biography of Einstein’.


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October 2014 - Keynote session during a Barcelona Conference on personal innovation.


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