Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Whatever has Mountain Dew got to do with Memory, Learning and Confidence?

I chose my photo of a pile of gigantic tyres because they fit in entirely with today’s topic.
Tyres come in all sorts of different sizes and types for specific purposes
~ purpose/intent is the driving force of TCR and it is continually checked and refined
for your needs of the material being read to be read efficiently
~ hence the different tread for different situations.
You use consistent patterns when TCR that are suitable for your current requirements.
As an individual you have the ability to be flexible and mix and match to pile up your memory
and finally the important point is that memory is built up in layers.

Whatever has Mountain Dew got to do with Memory, Learning and Confidence?

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 with repeated practice.
Repetition or habit is one of five proposed learning gateways to the mind.
For these reasons when Turbo Charged Reading you pour a whole book into your innermind
in a few minutes then you give your new and growing neurons time to collate, cross reference 
and highlight the information you want at this point in time before bringing this required information into your conscious working mind. Therefore from your very first contact with this information, 
either printed or from an electronic screen, you do so in sequence
with each layer building on the last and so being an efficient use of your time
as you do not elicit information that is not to be used at this time.
Also with each successful layer followed you are building confidence and long term memory.
When discussing memory there is the state and none state theory of memory.
Where is 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 process and practice leading to increasing confidence.
Confidence is being able to perform a skill whereas self esteem is having a 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 focused learning state in any area of life uses the Alpha wave state in the brain
as concentration, absorption, fascination, the reduction of extraneous thoughts.
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 think of a person who’s family history indicates a ‘weak’ heart; if any of these people increase their physical 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 Turbo Charged 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 to satisfy your purpose.

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/purpose was to find the point just before his confusion; that being the point of his security.
I found 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 Turbo Charged Reading?
By building up the sequence of Turbo Charged 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 and expectation, at this stage,
the information is unavailable to you; you have no earthly idea of what you have read 
as its bypassed your conscious mind and is now part of your inner knowing – your store 
of information. You then do nothing while you let your innermind create the necessary neurons 
that catalogue the information read and cross reference it with what you already know and you create new music or beer from what you already know but have not combined in that way before.
Finally you bring the information that you require at this moment into your conscious awareness.
These sequences 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 I start the first Success Level of the five Turbo Charged Reading levels
by creating mind maps or in this case ‘Mind Tress’ during our first session.
As a mind map covers the major learning styles (your safe language/experience) of being visual
and I’ve seen some mind maps that are works of art.
Some people prefer their ‘mind maps’ in the business process mapping format or as bullet points.
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 onto the mind map.
All TCR Success Level written work is repeated as MP3s for convenience
and for those who prefer to listen as opposed to reading at this point .
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.
TCR uses the body as part of the reading process.
For those of you who use olfactory and gustatory points of reference
I’m afraid that you’ll have to add these memory aids yourself and are encouraged to do so
as research values these modalities, especially for revision and exams.
So with our Turbo Charged Reading partnership we start with the end in mind
and build in everything to ensure your success.
Turbo Charged Reading: Read fast>>>Remember all>>>Years later

You can TCR software and engineering manuals for spontaneously recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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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