What makes UMT effective?
A major goal during UMT's Basic Mental Training is to create and develop a "mental room”. This "room” can act as a metaphor for the alternativestate of consciousness (ASC), or state of mind, where a large part of the Mental Training takes place. Using advanced EEG techniques, it has been possible to show that the brain works under a different "operative system” in the mental room.
Among other things, activity differences between the rear and foreparts of the brain, and between the left and right brain halves disappear. What is happening is an integration and synchronization of the brain's activity, which creates an integration of Body and Mind.
In this alternative state of consciousness the processing of information is altered, which brings about a direct contact is between mental and physical processes. This makes it possible to use "alternative systems of control” and replace "voluntary effort” with images. It makes it also possible to create conditionings like "triggers” in a quick and easy way. It has also been shown that the "mental room” stare brings about changes in the brain activity in accord with the "section divine” concept. As this concept stands for harmony and balance we can talk about both the "holistic brain” and the "harmonious brain”. This "mental room mind state” makes it possible to program the brain and in this way creates a steering function of the automaticity of Life. With the help of this "neuro cybernetic” model, changes through images and triggers can be automated and integrated and become a natural part of daily Life. An athlete, for instance who learns to replace the "voluntary effort” with programming of images, will more easy reach a "flow state” where "everything works by itself” and where his body reach an energy saving relaxed effectiveness with an ideal combination of active synergists and relaxed antagonist muscles.