Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Memory and Business Process Mapping

Memory is built up in layers. M'reen

Whatever has Mountain Dew got to do with Memory, Learning and Confidence?
Written by M'reen

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 later 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 re-build using out of sequence parts that are linked.
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 ….”
They say that if you want to really know a subject then you teach it as you have re-built the memory chains many times. Into this statement is built in the detailed learning layers of the subject
so that you can explain or demonstrate it externally and that repetition of knowledge
is build with repeated practice.
Learning to ride a bike requires different layers of skill and confidence.
Repetition or habit is one of five proposed learning gateways to the mind.
For these reasons when Turbo Charged 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. In addition with each success you are building confidence.
There is also the state and none state theory of memory – but not now.
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.
(1) Trauma, (2) Habit, (3) Hero worship (think pop stars, advertisements etc), (4) Authority figures
(think parents, law, religion etc) and (5) 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 of a person
who’s family history predicts a ‘weak’ heart; if any of these people increase their exercise then new muscles and veins etc are created. 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 Turbo Charged Reading, after you have poured all that information into your inner mind
and submitted a request to access certain information that satisfied your purpose that is to be accessed 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 his problem;
that is to the point of his security before things got confused. I moved forward (or in fact backwards)
to fractions as the first point of insecurity, the frightening quagmire with no way out.
I used my then 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 Turbo Charged Reading?  
By building up the sequence of Turbo Charged Reading from choosing the book onwards
by using the language with which you are most familiar,
and this is expressed as using ‘your primary and secondary learning modalities’.
In English that means starting with the simple and building into the more detailed of each stage
using the first and second learning styles that suits you best.
This input is then incrementally built upon as your knowledge (learning), security (confidence)
and memory (recall) is extended (enhanced).
Primary visual learners often create Mind Maps as a way of eliciting and recording the information you wish from your written material as an excellent and efficient way 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 (aural) I tell stories that build up a progressive dialogue
in your mind and these stories are copied onto an MP3. For a paper record primary aural learners would probably prefer bullet points or Business Progress Mapping. (Scroll down for an example)
For the kinaesthetic learners beating a rhythm or walking as you read or listen is helpful;
think of the rhythm of the alphabet, your two times tables etc. I even encourage TCR to create a rap as they turn the pages of their book or dab down the page on their screen.
For those of you who use olfactory and gustatory points of reference
I’m afraid that you’ll have to add these anchors yourself and are encouraged to do so.

As we usually learn and remember and recall using multi senses then mix and match to taste.

So with our Turbo Charged Reading partnership we start with the end in mind
and start by building in incremental layers to ensure your success. M'reen

Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

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