I Am In Control - Mindfulness & Neuroplasticity
What you'll learn
- Take control of your mood and actions by learning the language of the subconscious mind
- Identify and change negative habitual response patterns to people and circumstances
- Learn modern and ancient self-reflective tools of introspection and meditation
- Experience your higher self through mindfulness and meditation
- Create a space, in which you can help others to gain clarity & insight
- See through the ego`s defence mechanisms and rewire your brain with neuroplasticity
- Use CBT on yourself to alleviate depression, stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- Heal your core beliefs and discover the benefits of shadow-work
- A keen interest in human behaviour and self-reflection
Updated for April 2022. This course has been ranked Best Seller in Self-development on Udemy.
Mindset, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cognitive behavior therapy, Mindfulness meditation, Neuroscience, Subconscious mind, CBT therapy, Mindfulness certification, Meditation certification
My name is Peter Torok and I would like to welcome you to my Mind-mastery course. This combination of lectures and training was designed to let us learn how the mind really works so that we can access a higher aspect of ourselves and leave behind any undesirable ego identifications. Please check out the free previews!
Why learn about the mind?
Self-awareness training is powerful a psychological tool. There are things we all share, like our desire for love and purpose. The fundamental processes of our mind are also the same. Why do we have certain feelings and problems? Most of the philosophies say, that we are looking for the causes externally rather than looking inside. This is what modern psychology argues as well, and neuroscience, CBT, Schema therapy and mindfulness are the most effective ways thorough which we can connect to, and understand our inner self.
I have been researching the nature of the mind for over a decade, and as part of that I did a social experiment: I committed to two-years of 100% honesty in all of my interactions, no matter what the outcome may be. Imagine talking to your boss and really telling them your critical views about their work ethic, or talking to a difficult relative and pointing out everything that they are not willing to face. -It was challenging… Why is it impossible to be 100% honest about what we say, really?
Constant evolution of Self-awareness
It is because there is a sense of self that is part of us, which reacts automatically in situations. We can call it the ego or part of the subconscious mind. In what other situation does this part react automatically? Whenever our `pain body` has control over us: when we`re suffering.
Our automatic reactions are part of our evolved survival mechanism, however, we have evolved into social, intellectual beings, and the brain`s focus on pure survival mode is no longer beneficial for us. What`s really important is that in our everyday disagreements and power struggles with others, or when we are anxious, our subconscious sense of self that I mentioned feels as threatened as if we were still in the jungle, where a conflict with a tribe member would determine our survival. Life in society is no longer about protecting our lives from others…however the subconscious part of the brain doesn`t know this!
These automatic reactions are the cause of most conflicts between us and others. And the same automatic reactions are the cause of our internal problems, like depression, anxiety and so on…
If we truly wish to understand our self, the root of our problems and to recognise that we have power to change anything in our life -we need to take a helicopter ride, which lifts us up from our everyday perspective and lets us take a look at ourselves from above, from the outside… to take a peak into our mind. The aim of this course is, to gain one more layer of awareness, which enables us to recognise our automatic reactions and patterns, to enable us to choose the way we feel. To give us the ability to look at a problem or challenge and immediately focus on the solution, rather than allowing to be overpowered and pulled into negative emotion.
Believe me, even the wisest person on Earth doesn’t have complete control over their mind. This material takes you through my personal journey through stories, psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and meditation.This training is intended to serve as a manual for the mind, and it`s for anyone who wants to take control of their life.
Why learn from me?
Personal - I share the story about how I use mindfulness practice & meditation for self-development, joy and healing anxieties. I demonstrate the power of introspective work through my own examples.
Expertise - I began to study the mind in 2010 because I wanted to know the psychology and the neuroscience behind my meditative states and my out of body experiences.
Experience - Over the years, I have developed my own meditation technique, which I have taught one to one and on retreats. I visited Hindu and Buddhist masters in India and Nepal. I am also a qualified teacher.
Mindfulness - I think that by today I found my passion. I like to learn about the mind and consciousness. Meditation, mindfulness, introspection and lucid dreaming have become the core part of my life.
Community - You gain access to my Facebook community, in which you may discuss your progression with other practitioners
Check out the free previews!
I'm confident that you'll love the course and that once you take action, you will revolutionise your self-development practice!
I hope to see you soon,
What my students said:
`It is difficult to put into words what I think about it. For me, the material was very positive. I`d like to begin with your voice...it put me in such a calm state in which I managed to shut out all outside noise. I found the things you have said very interesting and I feel that I must listen to it again. Thank you very much for sharing it with me.` -Anett N.
`I am grateful for the video -I have listened to it more than once. I think it is the most valuable video on the topic. I am going to listen to it many more times! Thank you very much. ` -Yvett S.T.
"Super enthusiastic about the course. Very accessible and well structured to understand easily. Love it very much" -Ilse
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with an interest in brain science and mindfulness
- Anyone who wants to develop new habits, or change old ones
- Anyone who is interested in learning how to be mindful and how to relieve suffering
- People wanting to address issues such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks
- Anyone who is interested in giving rise to compassion and extending it to others.
- Anyone who is looking for personal development
- Therapists, mentors, counsellors, healthcare workers who want to broaden their skill set.
Achievements in Lucid Dreaming and Meditation
Ability to consciously transition from meditation into lucid dreams and OBEs on demand (Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming)
Dream Yoga initiation & Permission to teach from Chogyal Rinpoche (Kagyu Buddhism)
Over 700 documented lucid dreams since 2010
12 years` experience: dream interpretation, dream control, dream work, dream herbs
PGCE, MSc Mathematics teacher
MSc International Finance and Banking
BA Business and Economics
When I was 25, a deep spiritual experience profoundly changed the course of my life. In the summer I went to a Buddhist retreat. On the third day, an unexplainable feeling took hold of me, which I can only describe as unconditional love, that is not comparable to anything. The feeling stayed with me for three weeks. My new job was lined up for me for September, I was about to begin my career in investment banking, for which I`ve been studying in the previous five years. It didn`t happen. I could not begin, because I got fully engaged in reading books and doing meditation. The next few years were devoted to understanding and integrating my transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Lucid dreaming and meditation became my most important spiritual practices. These are truly hands-on phenomena, because through them anyone can experience mind-expanding states of consciousness without the need for drugs or religious faith.
I feel lucky because my passion is the same as my work: lucid dreaming, reading, teaching, helping and creating content. If I never had to work in life, I wouldn`t be doing anything differently. In one sense, I am always working and in another, I am never working. In my experience, this kind of freedom can be achieved if a person is able to take deliberate actions even in midst of fear and doubt. This was very important to me. Not to give up. Moreover, one has to constantly improve their self-knowledge and mindset. Well, what kind of mindset? For example:
We strive to be able to look at things from more and more viewpoints. We systematically examine the way we react to things – what and why do we feel? We try to love people more. (Psychology: perspective thinking, metacognition and compassion).
Our past, our environment and other external factors constantly affect us, often strongly unfortunately. The biggest lesson from my psychological and spiritual research is, that those things actually affect us much less than we would think so! The true realisation is that the extent of our free action depends mostly on the level of our self-knowledge, our state of mind, and our effort – and not on external factors. The person who can incorporate this insight into their life is lucky because life will support them. (God helps those who help themselves / law of attraction / good karma).
Introspective work, coaching, therapy, meditation and making an effort to connect with others – these things gradually free us from our mind`s limiting, not-yet-recognised defence mechanisms, schemas and binding expectations of others. This is what `transcending our Karma` actually means.
My main spiritual way; lucid dreaming helps us step out of our patterns and our unconscious reactions in the form of both a psychological and a mystical experience. It helps us to see ourselves from a higher point of view. It helps us to remember again and again, that we are the sculptor creating our lives as our masterpiece and it reminds us that we are able to change. (Not to mention that it is one of the most exciting things we can experience in life).
For me, thinking about my thinking (which is good) and rumination (which is not good) stems from my youth. Something went wrong in secondary school. I craved for discovering the world, yet school was unbearably boring for me. My mind frequently turned off and I often could not study at all. My family`s expectation of me was to be a great student, but no matter how I tried, I could not fulfil that expectation in that setting. I was not allowed to express my opinions or emotions regarding this matter. Instead, I was left with shame and anxiety, which made me unable to express my creative self. There was a constant feeling of a void inside me and the depressive experience of being disconnected from life. I couldn`t take it any longer, I had to quit. At age 19 I left everything and moved to The UK to look for a new way of life.
While self-searching, I read a lot on psychology and I developed learning methods for myself, thanks to which, I became able to study. The more openminded environment also helped. It is faith`s irony that later I became a teacher. Me, the bad kid with attention deficit disorder. I enjoyed parts of my teaching work a lot, however again and again I encountered students who had similar issues as I used to have. They were not listened to; they had no motivation. The education system was not working out for them. What I used to feel as a teenager, but not understand, I could see properly as an adult: Our education systems are outdated and for many people, they limit the development of our ability to self-actualise. Because of this, we have to take our development into our own hands (or our children`s).
If we desire freedom and success, then we have to discover our areas of interest, the talents inside us, and we have to ask for help to become able to turn those into making a living. The most beautiful aspects of our life are experiencing meaningful relationships and finding our life`s purpose. On this path, anything that increases our self-knowledge can have life changing effects: increasing our emotional intelligence, interesting things in Psychology, help of professionals, meditation and lucid dreaming…and many other things.
With my work, I would like to contribute to seeing ourselves from an increasingly expanded perspective.