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Do the SILSA and Stay in the moment with 100% focus

August 14, 2015

Do the SILSA and Stay in the moment, with 100% focus

 

I have been practicing something called “Clearing of the emotional space” which helps me stay 100% focused on the activity I am performing. I started this initially when I started my client coaching sessions. Now, I practice this at all times, as part of my preparation to doing anything.

 

While it was a little unclear when I started using this method, over time, and with continued usage, I have been able to refine it and also to put some meaning in to what makes it work so beautifully, and effectively.

 

The background is simple:

 

At any point in time, every person has many thoughts going on within them. Some of these thoughts we are aware of, and most of them, we are unaware of. Regardless, ALL of these thoughts have the ability to, and in fact MOST CERTAINLY affect our ability to be in a fully resourced state and “in the moment” at all times.

 

The SILSA acronym is simple; just like SALSA music or the sauce has the potential to make one extremely happy!

 

S = Scan the thoughts running in the background and in the foreground

 

I = Identify thoughts about situations, emotions, feelings that could come in the way

 

L = Label the emotion, feeling being experienced

 

S = Set aside for a specific duration (End of session, until this date & time, etc.)

 

A = Affirm to stay focused 100%, 100% of the time, for a specific duration identified

 

It is very useful to practice this aloud initially, and following the process. Initially it is likely to take a bit of time.

 

Some further tips on the process:

  • Scan – Useful to speak the words out aloud initially

    • I am scanning my (head / brain / mind / thoughts) to see what could come in the way of me being 100% present for _______________

  • Identify the thoughts and situations – again aloud

    • I fear (worried) about the new proposal that needs to be submitted being done well

    • I am angry with person ____ since they have not fulfilled their promise

    • I am ecstatic that I have achieved something that I thought difficult

  • Label – Useful to identify, as closely as possible, the TRUE emotion that is being felt BECAUSE of a certain event or situation – useful to say: