Saturday, 15 February 2014
Whatever has Mountain Dew got to do with Memory, Learning and Confidence?
These gigantic tyres belong to the Bury St Edmund's Rugby Club. UK
Mountain Dew was his language, his experience, his security.
My computer programmes, chocolate, purchased and created aids belonged to the confused world.
While memory is built up in layers it is stored in bits in apparently random places and re-created each time it is recalled. I understand that a CD or DVD does not store information in a sequential pattern but in various segments across the disk; and yet the music or film is recalled in perfect order.
If you load information: a,b,c,d,e,f,g onto a disk and a little late your delete b, c and f then the next pieces of information you load will fill up those empty spaces first and not necessarily in linear order.
I think that this is one of the ways that a creative combination of ideas can emerge – eureka!
Additionally you can think of memory recall as a chain that has been build up of sequences.
If a link or segment is missing or defective then the whole cannot be recalled.
In such I cases I would say, “I read something somewhere that said something along the lines of ….”
Then they say that if you want to really know a subject then you teach it.
Into this statement is built in the detailed learning of the subject so that you can explain
or demonstrate it externally and that repetition of knowledge builds in repeated practice.
Repetition or habit is one of five proposed learning gateways to the mind.
For these reasons when Inner Mind Reading you would elicit the information in sequence;
each layer building on the last and also being efficient in time as you do not elicit information
that is not to be used at this time. Also with each success you are building confidence.
There is also the state and none state theory of memory.
Followed by: where memory is stored; is it confined within your scull or in every cell of your body?
However, right now we are concerned with the memorising of information, clearly and long term.
Does memory come before learning?
I leave that for you to debate.
Learning is acquired in layers, by practice and with increasing confidence.
Confidence is being able to perform a skill whereas self esteem is having secure inner regard.
Learning can enter the mind / body by a proposed five routes:
Trauma, habit, hero worship (think pop stars, advertisements etc), authority figures (think parents, law, religion etc) and alpha (in hypnotherapy we use the authority of the self during the alpha state
to access the other four areas of learning.)
The learning state of alpha is natural and starts to initiate as soon as you close your eyes or focus increasingly inwards on a subject, novel, film, conversation etc. In doing any of these activities
you could be considered to be in an enhanced environment. Each time you experience something your brain immediately starts laying down the foundations for its memory/recall and this requires a new neural network – or extra space on the CD. This is a purely physical matter; think of someone who’s been confined to bed and you recognise that their muscles atrophy or an elderly person
who’s hormones have altered and therefore does not have the capacity of the young or a person
who’s family history indicates a ‘weak’ heart; if any of these people increase their exercise then new muscles and veins etc are created. Similarly the great ‘they’ took a number of mice from their boring cage and put them into a cage with interesting activities. The enhanced activity mice stayed in this enriched environment for shorter and shorter periods of time so that eventually the scientists found that the building of neural networks started as soon as the mice entered the enriched environment.
It is not simply a case of use it or lose it but also of continuing or starting to build your abilities.
With Inner Mind Reading after you have poured all that information into your inner mind
and submitted a request for certain information that satisfied your purpose to be recalled for your first layer of learning recall you then get out of the way and give your neural network the chance
to organise itself and create the necessary new neurons.
I was engaged to help a 13 year old get past his problems with algebra (the fact that algebra is a complete mystery to me is irrelevant). My intent was to find the point just before, that is the point
of his security. I got forward to fractions as the first point of insecurity, the frightening quagmire with
no way out. I used my skills, my ingenuity and we got nowhere. I then grabbed the empty bottles
of Mountain Dew he and his father had been drinking and put a fraction of water in one of them.
Mountain Dew was safe, it was part of his understanding and it had nothing to do with fractions.
Light dawned and very rapidly he was able to bring into his confidence the things his teachers
had been trying to teach him. I find it interesting that when you work with critical incident de-briefing you take the person back to their point of confidence before the trauma, or series of little traumas, and ‘lock’ them into their confidence. Another description of this is to ‘anchor’ them in the safe experience of themselves before the distressing incident; or the last straw that broke the camel’s back if there has been a series of accumulating stresses.
How is this expressed in Inner Mind Reading?
By building up the sequence of Inner Mind Reading using the language with which you are most familiar, expressed as ‘your primary and secondary learning modalities’.
In English that means starting with the simple and building into the more detailed how-tos
of each stage: You pour the written information into your inner mind thus bypassing your eyes
and conscious mind, unexpectedly to your experience, at this stage the information
is unavailable to you. You then do nothing while you let your inner mind create the necessary neurons while cataloguing this information. Finally you bring the information that is required at this moment into your conscious awareness.
These three little points are then built upon as your knowledge (learning), security (confidence)
and memory (recall) are extended (enhanced).
The usual last way of eliciting and recording the information you wish from your written material
is to create a mind map and mind maps are an excellent and efficient way for most people to store and recall information. Therefore we start creating mind maps during our first session as a mind map covers the learning styles (your safe language/experience) of being visual – I’ve seen some that are works of art. For those who learn best by hearing I tell stories that builds up dialogue in your mind and these stories are copied with a few words on the mind map. For the kiensthetic and those who like the security of notes and handouts you are physically building up a representation of your learning in a way that satisfies your personal experience while encompassing the necessary structure of the learning process. For those of you who use olfactory and gustatory points of reference
I’m afraid that you’ll have to add these yourself and are encouraged to do so.
So with our Inner Mind Reading partnership we start with the end in mind
and build in everything to ensure your success.
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