PERFECT! - one
If you subscribed to this newsletter, then you understand that everything that you can actually achieve in your intellectual life is ahead of you. These are not beautiful words and not the desire to somehow support you or flatter you. IT'S TRUE.
You, of course, have heard or read that our brain is involved only 3-5% of its "power". This does not mean that the brain is a couch potato and does not want to do anything else. He can do and is doing much more, another thing is that we must somehow help him in this and learn how to get the most out of what he can. Let us prove it.
First, let's make a simple test. Read, remember, and then without looking at the screen, reproduce the following list of words. The exercise takes 3-5 minutes.
one. A pen
9. the Rose
10. Record player
What are the results? If you remember from 5 to 9 words, it means that your memory condition is normal, that is, usually. If 10-12 is a good memory, if 13-15 is excellent, if it is more than 15, then you have already taken this kind of course or you have a phenomenal memory.
Now the second testik. Remember this morning in detail. Allow 2 minutes for this.
Remembered? I assure you that here everyone remembered everything to the maximum - who got up at what time, what he ate for breakfast, what newspaper he read, what he watched on TV, how he got to work, etc.
QUESTION - where is more information - in the description of the morning or in the unfortunate 20 words? Of course, that in the description of the morning. Nevertheless, you remembered the morning, but suffered with the test.
How to make a difference? You just need to do brain training. After all, he, like muscles, is losing weight without training.
Most importantly, simple and affordable methods and exercises will help you increase your mental work productivity so much that you won’t believe yourself in a month or two.
The intellectual environment that you have created for yourself also plays a crucial role. You shape the environment, the environment shapes you. Even in everyday life, you can change a lot with gigantic benefits for the brain, and, therefore, for yourself, while not significantly changing the way of life.
Do you know that the memory of an idiot differs from the memory of a genius only twice? And what is the distance between them! Well, of course, that you do not belong to the first category. But they have not reached the second yet. It's okay, the distance is quite surmountable.
It is only important to take care of yourself. True, there is one significant difficulty. The scariest and biggest. This really needs to be addressed. Use all methods and techniques. And the new organization of mental activity, and training, and exercises, and vitamins, and drugs, and a slightly changed diet (nobody will demand to refuse meat and pastries).
That is, we will be like athletes. Regular training and proper nutrition.
There is one more point that, it seems to me, will help along the way. I will intrigue and leave it for the next mailing. She will be out soon. The first you have been waiting for, thank you. Now there will be no delays.
Well, how are the test results? I suspect that 20 out of 20 few performed, but this does not matter. You need to sound an alarm if less than 5 words. If more - the normal state of memory.
The newsletter is called PERFECT. It is named so because those qualities, the development of which will be discussed, are present to some extent in all. Another thing is that often their condition, let’s say, is not entirely satisfactory. And the most annoying thing is that in order to develop them, you need nothing at all. Just take it and do it.
There are methods and techniques that give absolutely fantastic results. But I saw little of such results, because it is a rarity - a person who will be engaged, say, only in developing attention for several hours a day.
I’ll try to focus on exercises and methods that won’t take a lot of time, which can be done without any special disturbances in the usual rhythm of life. But I guarantee tremendous benefits!
So, in what sections will go "Improve!".
one. Attention, concentration.
2. Meditation, relaxation.
four. Memory as a function of the body.
5. Channel development.
7. Activation of thinking.
8. Discovering your own genius.
No wonder I highlighted motivation. In order to improve, you need a motive. Serious.
What does not count:
· For general development;
· I need it;
· I want to become better and smarter;
· I want to reveal my potential.
So, all this is not concrete and cannot be a motive. This usually happens. A week at best, then the stuff sticks. The newsletter is no longer readable, exercises are forgotten and, at best, replenish intellectual baggage. You can even advise someone to do them.
What is considered:
· I want to become an example for a child;
· I want a promotion (not just a promotion, but a specific position);
· I want to memorize 300 words in a row and all phones;
· I want to remember all the people I met;
· I want to brilliantly graduate and defend a thesis.
That is, the motive must be specific. Example. Several people came to me at a seminar on methods of accelerated learning of foreign languages. Success in mastering the material is the same for everyone. But…
Lyudmila Sergeevna, 48 years old. Two months later to leave for Norway, and for a long time. Without a basic knowledge of the language, everything can fly. The result - 100 words per day easily, the phrasebook mastered in a week by heart.
Peter, 35 years old. The motive is to read Baudelaire in the original. Moreover, it was clear that the motive is momentary. Result - at the seminar I learned everything, got a “tool” and carefully put it on a shelf. In principle, also not bad. A motive will appear - everything will go like clockwork. But if there is a motive.
Therefore, the first lesson will be devoted to motivation. Actually, each lesson will begin with motivation. Now do this.
one. Set or think of a specific goal. Even the most fantastic.
2. On a piece of paper, write what needs to be done to achieve it intellectually. Memorize this.
3. No matter how funny it looks, but at home on A4 sheets write the target and hang it in a prominent place. To remind.
four. Make small plans for the week. Let’s say, in a week to do such and such an exercise in such and such a time. Make a note of the planner and ask yourself about what has been done in a week.
And you know, while composing this issue, it occurred to me a brilliant, I think, idea.
one. I myself will draw up a schedule for this mailing list. I will write and hang on a computer holder on a computer.
2. I will draw up a development plan for you (in accordance with the proposed program) and send it in the next newsletter.
3. I will ask everyone to do the same, that is, bring it out on paper and place it in a conspicuous place.
four. Each next issue will begin with questions about the implementation of the plan.
So, according to the plan, the next newsletter is October 14, Tuesday. I reserve the right to early execution.
For now, I say goodbye and set off to realize the idea.
Improve Yourself - 3
I understand that it is October 15th, and it was promised to release the 14th. But there is one small detail - for me it is still the 14th, that is, while I am sitting at the computer, the working day continues.
So, to the question of MOTIVATION. I’ll try to suggest a motive that may be of interest to you. Even if it sounds a little vague, but you will make it concrete yourself.
Set a goal - in three months to achieve:
· if you are a student - to become the best on the course and try on this basis to receive some kind of scholarship;
· if you work, become the best employee in your field;
· if you are a businessman - to improve the course of affairs and turnover by 2 times;
· if you are a schoolboy - get rid of tutors, save parents and yourself money, successfully prepare for any exam.
Fill these goals with specific content, taking into account the specifics of the place of work or study.
In order to achieve them, you must achieve:
· Increasing attention and concentration at least three times;
· To be able to achieve a state of complete relaxation (why do we need this - let's say further);
· To see at least 20 characteristic features and features in any subject;
· Remember 30 words, five phone numbers in a row;
· Intensify thinking and incorporate channels in full force.
Write down the indicators that you must achieve and hang the leaflet in a prominent place.
Let's go gradually and start with ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION .
Without well-developed attention and concentration, success is impossible in any kind of activity. A person whose attention is in the middle of nowhere, the concentration is weak, loses a lot, if not more.
Attention and concentration are the parents of intuition. We will not take into account yet mystical insights, prophetic dreams, prompting voices, etc. This, probably, has everything to be, but we are talking about something else.
Our brain is always at work. All the events that we see, hear, touch, etc. inevitably leave their mark in our memory. But it’s one thing when these tracks go into latent, that is, hidden memory, and another when the brain doesn’t just record the tracks, but processes them and creates an information picture. Even if this work takes place outwardly imperceptibly, but the information does not disappear and at the right time helps to make the right decision, which a person cannot always explain. This is intuition - the skillful perception of incoming information and making decisions based on it.
Although, frankly, if you strain a little, you can explain both the course of reasoning and the reasons for making the decision. Natalya Petrovna Bekhterova in her research proved that the brain is able to crank out an avalanche of information in literally seconds. She came to this conclusion when she examined the "rescued drowned," who told her that in the moments before them their whole life passed. And not some vivid episodes, but the whole life in the smallest details. The brain gave the command to look for a situation that would suggest a way out of the situation. This is our brain’s potential!
So, we simply do not always have time to realize why we made this or that decision, why we remembered something better or something worse.
And the first step towards unlocking this potential is the development of attention and concentration.
Now distract yourself, take a free pose and think for a few minutes about the kangaroo, imagine it and think only about it.
And in these very few minutes, answer your own question: "What am I thinking now?"
I am sure that we were thinking about something else. Example: “Kangaroos live in Australia, they are such animals with bags. Yesterday I saw a good bag in GUM, I need to buy it, but only so far with money. Something is not going well at the company, the salary is being delayed. And all because of idiot Sidorov, who ... "And so on. This, of course, is exaggerated, but the picture is described correctly.
Attention tends to dissipate, jump from one to another. And if we do something, then we can keep it in place for a maximum of 30 minutes. And you need to have active attention. This one needs to train.
By the way, the example with a kangaroo is a completely successful exercise. Just need to do it like that. Say, before going to bed, start thinking about something. After a while, when you catch yourself thinking that attention has already gone far, try to make the return journey, that is, return to the starting point of thought. Very useful exercise.
Another exercise. If there is a clock with an arrow, then look at the second hand for three minutes. Do not be distracted by anything. It’s easy at first glance, in fact, learning to see only a second hand for three minutes is quite difficult. And the point is that it is to see the arrow, and it happens that the gaze is fixed on it, but before the inner eye there are completely different pictures.
So, attention should be constantly on. We can say that you must be constantly concentrated. Moreover, this must be done without efforts on oneself, efforts will not bring anything, sooner or later you will get tired of fighting with yourself.
A few exercises to develop attention and concentration.
The third exercise . While talking on the phone, draw tic-tac-toe on a sheet in a chain one after another. And do not lose the thread of conversation. Make sure that the picture is beautiful, and not creep in all directions.
The fourth exercise . When standing in line or while riding in public transport, count from 200 to 1 in three. That is 200-197-194 and so on. Get lost - start over again right there. And so on until the crashes stop.
You ask about the first two? So we already gave them to you (“kangaroo” and “clock with an arrow”).
Due to lack of attention and poor concentration, a person loses a lot. For example, you are convinced of something, but you are mentally elsewhere. Yes, you can twist the rope at this time! How many times have you been persuaded for any nonsense? And if you were careful and concentrated, this would not have happened.
And by the next newsletter release (October 19-20), try to achieve:
· see the arrow for 3 minutes;
· from 200 to 1, consider it easy;
· at least five minutes really think about the kangaroo;
· clearly write tic-tac-toe in the continuation of a telephone conversation for about three minutes.
And then we continue!
Alas, there were objective reasons why the release of the newsletter was delayed. But, nevertheless, we are together again.
As always, start with motivation. It must be constantly nourished, like a fire. Otherwise, as often happens, primary enthusiasm gradually fades away in the hectic routine. And you should always remember that you have a goal - to become the best. Not better, namely the best. And think about the benefits that may well follow.
I do not want to regale you with rubbish like the myth of the non-existent Anastasia or the School of my craft. The phenomenon of popularity of these phenomena is associated with the usual laziness of the soul and the fact that many do not believe in God. Faith in God is the work of the soul, and the work is quite intense, but, in the end, delivering great joy.
And to believe in Anastasia’s ray or that the word “work” is correctly spelled “WORK” is the usual laziness of the soul and the hope for a miracle, faith in a sorcerer and psychic who will do everything for us. Or we will make small efforts without any responsibility, how, we were so convincingly advised and so convincingly guided!
Therefore, you have motivation - only then will the Lord help you when you are worthy of it, that is, you will improve. In all senses.
Recall the previous lesson. So who was able to complete the recommended exercises? I hope that they did not cause difficulties, and you began to feel the benefit. In one of the following newsletters, we will definitely publish reviews of those who regularly do exercises and have achieved decent results. For you, this can also serve as a good motive.
Let's continue on attention and concentration. I will not convince you again of their great importance, especially since you yourself perfectly understand this.
Just get used to being constantly focused and keeping your attention on. Just don’t think that it exhausts you, that you will remind you of a spy or scout, constantly in suspense and looking for enemies everywhere. No, everything is simpler. It’s just that at some stage you will become able to process much more information without any efforts. Moreover, this will not require much work, you will not get tired, but intuition will turn on much more often.
Today is not just an exercise, but let me put it this way, the concept of attention and concentration.
one. Set yourself a specific task - to learn 70 new words of a foreign language, clean up your closet, take apart papers. And concentrate only on this task. You will constantly be distracted by something, thoughts leave somewhere. You should pay all attention only to the implementation of the task. It seems that everything is simple. But you can see for yourself how difficult it is at first. Therefore, you can first set yourself the standard time for half an hour. Then this interval can be increased. When you learn to concentrate on one task and discard interfering factors, you will feel how much more you have time to do and do.
Do not grin, they say, I can do it already. Give it a try!
2. Every day, on the way to work or study, carefully look at the route of movement. Be sure to try to find at least 20 differences every day compared to yesterday. Increase the number of differences.
3. You probably see your friends every day (or almost every one). Also try to note all the differences that you will see in them compared to the previous meeting. And do not think that if you know a person well, then this is a very simple exercise. The ability to see and discover new features, characteristics, changes in what would seem commonplace will give you a lot.
You will get the effect of these exercises in two to three weeks. Which one? See and appreciate for yourself. Next time we’ll talk about meditation and relaxation.
Again, I have to apologize, but what to do - invitations to hold seminars on the development of memory and the rapid study of foreign languages began to arrive violently. What to do is my bread and my hobby, so the break was caused by objective reasons. But a lot of useful information has accumulated, including observations at the seminars.
Firstly, the development of a set of exercises that can be performed on the job, but which will allow you to take a significant step forward, is being completed. In total, these are 17 simple tasks-occupations, but people feel the benefit from them.
By the way, in this sense I want to quote a letter from Svetlana Khodakova (of course, with her kind consent).
Hello, Ivan Ivanovich, I received your "Improve-4" newsletter and decided to share my achievements: 1. I became less tired at work (!!!) - and this is at 8-10, or even 12-hour working day. 2. I can go down the corridor (for example, to another department for a consultation), meet a colleague, talk, and continue my journey without trying to remember intently: “Where did I go and why.” 3. Whatever I do, I can calmly and objectively talk on the phone on a different topic, and continue my work, again without wrinkling my forehead from tension. In general, it has become easier to live. Exercises that I used: count in reverse with shift multiplier (through 3, through 4, through 6); clock hands; tic-tac-toe during a telephone conversation. Once again, thank you very much. Sincerely, Svetlana Khodakova
I am very pleased to read such letters. And it’s not even that it’s flattering, but that what I write and propose finds a response and benefits. So, the work is going right.
Today is the last introductory lesson on attention and concentration. We will periodically return to this topic.
Sherlock Holmes’s phrase that people watch but don’t see has somehow sunk into my soul. I must say that Mr. Holmes motivated himself to be healthy - to become the best detective on the planet. Which he succeeded as a result. If someone is going to re-read Conan Doyle, in addition to the plot, pay attention to the details, to the course of the thought process, to the ability to see what others are missing.
Today is one exercise. You need to do it from time to time, according to your mood, it is absolutely not necessary to do it every day. It just turned out about 15 minutes, so they used a pause. And we will call him "Andrei Tarkovsky."
Imagine yourself a great director making a film at home. You are immediately a movie camera, and a tape recorder, and ... I don’t even know what to call the fixation of sensations.
So, you calmly and relaxedly sit in an armchair or on a sofa. According to the plot of the film, you are shooting an entourage scene called "Apartment".
First you are a movie camera. You carefully consider what is opposite you. You have looked many times at this wall, at these objects. Now consider everything carefully, as if the operator is slowly leading the camera lens. Consider all the details. How many new things you will see!
Now you are a tape recorder. Carefully catch all the noise. When a person is engaged in something, he hears very selectively, only that which he pays attention to as necessary. And now you hear all the noises. The noise outside the window, the ticking of the clock, the buzz of the fan, the steps behind the wall. When you realize that you have heard all the noises and that you usually don’t hear all this, record the sensations.
Feel the warmth from the clothes, the softness of the chair, the hardness of the floor, as the collar touches the neck ...
It's enough. Believe me, this is a short exercise, but it gives a lot. You will gradually make a state of "I see everything, I hear everything, I feel everything" with your normal state.
Recently, at a seminar, one girl spoke about intuition. She was riding in an electric train, thinking about which road she would go home. By comfortable and long, or uncomfortable and short. And suddenly she felt, intuitively, that if she went along a good road, then about one building she would meet a type that she was very unpleasant with and whom she would not want to meet at all.
She decided to check herself and went on a good road. And wow, she met this unpleasant person! Naturally, she immediately attributed everything to a certain revelation, magic, since in a normal situation the probability of meeting him in this place was not very high.
I had to disappoint a person. A thorough analysis showed that the brain simply processed a gigantic amount of information and issued a decision - at this time this person will be in this place. But this work proceeded imperceptibly for the girl. She only felt the end result of this work.
But this does not always happen. So, the exercise "Andrei Tarkovsky" will allow such revelations and manifestations of intuition to be revealed much more often. As well as the recommended exercises already.
By the way, this exercise is also a great opportunity to relax.
In the next newsletter, I will begin to issue this set of exercises, which I have already mentioned.
Until new, I hope, see you soon!
We begin, as always, with MOTIVATION. One of the options is letters from readers who do not just read the newsletter, but try to apply recommendations and perform the exercises. This is what Victor writes.
“I really liked the article and especially the exercise“ Andrei Tarkovsky. ”Indeed, after the first two weeks I noticed that attentiveness was increasing.
Immediately answer all requests for the expulsion of previous issues. Literally at the end of this or the beginning of next week we will have a decent site with a normal name. That is short. We will post all the archives there and you can safely download them.
And here is an additional MOTIV, which very often works. If you engage in the proposed exercises, then in just a month, maximum, two, you will go so far ahead in your own development that it will be difficult to recognize you (do not be afraid, there will be no plastic surgery).
But your friends and relatives will appreciate this to a lesser extent than those with whom you see not very often. Changes every day are insignificant and their scale can be estimated only after the lapse of time, provided that the “terms” remain behind the scenes, and only the result can be seen. But the result will be impressive.
So, think about who you would like to surprise. For example, the one whom you have always been given as an example, so much so that this "example" has already gotten enough. Or you came to get a job, and you were told to come back in a month or two. It is clear that this is a polite form of refusal, but you still come in. In general, you can come up with something.
Now the question is - why did great people keep diaries? At the seminars they gave me a variety of answers. The most typical is to be published later, and for a fee.
Alas, not so prosaic. Talented and brilliant people often intuitively found methods for developing their best qualities. We have already said that intuition is often the result of a huge amount of brain work, and sometimes we don’t even notice the process of this work. We "catch" only the result. The desire to keep a diary from the same opera.
But first, the gist of the recommendation about keeping a diary:
If you want to gain an ABSOLUTE MEMORY and to develop an IMAGINATION , it is not necessary to go to psychics. You only need perseverance.
Every day, morning and evening, you need to scroll through the mind of all the events of the past day, recalling them to the very details and the smallest details. In addition, you should evaluate your own actions committed on this day, asking yourself the following questions: “What have I done today? What did not do the due? What actions deserve judgment and require remorse? How should one rejoice? ”
Having mastered the one-day technique of the examination of consciousness, begin to gradually plunge into the past, remembering what happened yesterday, the day before yesterday, etc.
There are a few subtle points here.
The first one. For execution, we recommend keeping a diary. This disciplines and facilitates the process.
The second one. Many of those who began to do this exercise then asked: "Why are you not seeing real changes? I've been writing for three weeks!" The most important moment is recall in the mornings, and many were limited only to evening memories.
So the technology is this. In the evening, made a diary entry. It does not have to be a detailed report, as practice shows, half a page, well, a maximum of pages, if not laziness, is enough. Of course, the more the merrier. The main thing is that you will remember and ask questions to yourself, which were discussed above.
And the obligatory repetition in the morning. Do not write, of course, just remember. You can even peep in the diary at first.
When you deal with one day, go on two. Then for three days. And so on until the week.
Now imagine what the state of your memory will be like if you can remember without stress all week long?
Here is the answer to the question of why great people kept diaries. Understood that this is developing. So you can try it. Keep in mind that this method of development will yield fruits only if it is regularly applied.
Many people ask whether it is necessary to keep a diary in writing, so to speak. If you can - you can just limit yourself to remembering (not remembering, but remembering, these are two different things). But then it’s harder to tune in to work and regular execution.
There is also no clear schedule "after how much time to proceed to the next stage". Orient yourself. As soon as the ease of completing the “three days” has come, switch to “four days”.
We’ll start the next issue with the news. Rather, with the news. Our Center for Intelligent Technologies has finally earned a normal website - www.shram.kiev.ua .
On it you will find archives of all our newsletters, a catalog of our products, something in the library and much more. We hope that the site is interesting. So welcome!
And now for improvement. I hope that many of you are doing the exercises that were discussed in previous issues of the newsletter. Moreover, we dare to hope that they have benefited. Especially attention and concentration exercises.
A little lyrical digression. When at seminars I hear complaints about a deteriorating memory, reaction, quick wit, I can very easily manage to prove that it is all about attention. If you do not train him, then problems gradually begin, which is quite natural.
And very often it is possible to normalize the situation of the complaining person with simple exercises. For example, those that you already know.
But today is an additional exercise. Remember, I promised that the entire proposed improvement system will not require you to significantly change your usual way of life? Indeed, within its framework it is quite possible to find opportunities for improvement.
So, the exercises.
one. Write numbers from 1 to 50 and at the same time read (preferably out loud) from 50 to 1. Get ease in doing the exercise, and you yourself will notice how much more productive you have begun to work.
2. When reading a newspaper, looking at the cityscape when traveling by train, find words longer than 7 letters and mentally read them the other way around. It will be difficult to do this at first. Gradually, skill will come. When you can again do this without stress, then consider that the next round in your improvement has come. Naturally, provided that this is not the same set of words that you will memorize simply automatically.
It seems to us that these exercises will not require significant effort and time. But they will develop attention, and this is important.
So, get started right now, don’t put it off in a long box. To summarize the lessons for attention and concentration. In your arsenal:
one. The mental retention of attention on the subject of reflection, and in the case of the withdrawal of attention, returning it "to the place" in the same way as it left. It is advisable to perform before bedtime.
2. Keeping the clock in the spotlight for three minutes. Can be done in public transport, at a meeting, in line, etc.
3. Drawing tic-tac-toe on a piece of paper during a telephone conversation. It is advisable not to look at the paper, but to ensure that the tic-tac-toe is accurate.
four. Thought count from 200 to 1 in three. Again performed in public transport, in line, etc. When this exercise is easy, start counting through 3 and 5 alternately, that is, complicate it.
5. And two of today's exercises.
Only these exercises are quite enough for you to grow noticeably above yourself.
In the next issue, we will finish with attention and move on to other topics. But it is in the next issue that we will talk about the methods of working with Schulte tables (there are some). The correct analysis of the results of working with them will allow you to clearly determine your type of attention, and optimize the work schedule.
We continue to enroll in distance learning courses in memory and intelligence. We remind you that these are 14 lessons for independent study with audio applications. The system again does not require a significant investment of time, but it gives a very decent result.
Hello everyone before the NEW YEAR and CHRISTMAS!
It is clear that this year is the last issue of the newsletter. Therefore, first of all, accept the warmest and most warm congratulations from our Center for Intellectual Technologies on the upcoming holidays. All the most beautiful, bright, joyful!
Now back to the issues of improvement. Holidays are fun, and there are many days off, and even more so you can take time for yourself.
Last time I promised to talk about working with Schulte tables. First of all, about what it is. With all the external simplicity - a powerful simulator for the development of attention.
You can easily make them. So, draw a grid of 25 squares, i.e. 5x5, on a piece of paper. Then, in random order, number them with numbers from 1 to 25. You need 5 such tables.
Draw them and forget about them for a couple of days. Then, choosing the time when no one bothers you, do this exercise.
Mentally find on each table all the numbers in turn in ascending order. And try to pinpoint the time you spend on each table. It is considered normal if you meet somewhere in 35-40 seconds on the table.
Having received five values, you can easily determine the peak of your attention in time. Options can be very different. For some, the peak of attention falls on the first tables. Others have in the middle or the last tables.
And adjust your schedule for this data. Arrange the tasks you solve according to complexity according to your attention work schedule.
If you have children, help them build an optimal schedule for working on homework. If you are a student - consider the schedule when preparing for the session. If you, say, hold meetings, put the most difficult questions at the peak of your attention.
I guarantee that those who do these experiments with Schulte tables and take into account the results obtained in their activities will be able to increase their work efficiency by at least three times.
And do not forget to sometimes do the exercises that were described in the previous issue.
Before the New Year I will not load you too much. Let's leave it all for next year. I hope that with the help of this newsletter as well, it will become more fruitful for you.
And for those who want to seriously engage in the development of their abilities and intelligence, we invite you to our "Correspondence course in the development of memory and intelligence."
14 brochures, lessons, audio applications with interesting lecture material, exercises and, most importantly, motivation for classes - the basis of the course. Add-ons will be emailed to you. In additions - various interesting things, new items, the latest technological developments.
Those who have already taken the course (more than 150 people) note that they really discovered new reserves in themselves and were able to make a quantum leap in their development.
The main advantage of the course, we believe that it is maximally adapted to the course of ordinary everyday life and easily fits into the usual way.
Congratulations again to all, all, all!
PEACE TO YOUR HOME!
The first mailing in the New Year. Thanks to everyone who continues to stay with us. And now we will continue the theme of "Improve!", Which began last year.
But first a little message. We started spreading the long-promised set of “mental aerobics” in the “Brain Stimulants” mailing list. We decided not to scatter it on the mailing lists, but to concentrate in one. You can subscribe to the Brain Stimulators newsletter on our website www.shram.kiev.ua . There, by the way, you will find the archives of all our newsletters.
So, last year we started the topic of working with Schulte tables. And received the first reviews and questions. First, those who made tables for themselves found the activity interesting and instructive. But many noted a large scatter of results, a dependence, for example, on the time of day, state, etc.
Here we can say the following. First, to improve statistics, try 7x7 tables, i.e. 49 digits. And still "solve" five tables in a row. Secondly, plot the dependence of the average result of solving the tables on the time of day. And analyze the results. Thus, you can easily determine your optimal work schedule. Naturally, the “working peak” falls on those moments when the speed of solving tables is maximum, that is, the time spent is minimal.
Another method of developing attention and mental warm-up was sent by our subscriber, who advised us to throw matches at random and count them with a glance. At random in terms of quantity.
We have tried. It really helps to get ready before work, tune in, so to speak, the right wave.
Continue working with Schulte tables and performing the attention and concentration exercises that we have advised in previous issues of the newsletter. The result will definitely be.
Today we’ll talk more about motivation. We promised to periodically return to this topic, because only an effective motive can make a person overcome laziness and fluidity and force them to cultivate.
The motive may be not only a specific goal. Sometimes such a straightforward way helps, which, in particular, helped me in due time. Its essence lies in the fact that you would be constantly reminded to do something, to do some exercise or training. Who will remind? A4 sheets on which the names of the exercises are written and hung throughout the apartment . You know, it worked!
And the second point. Ordinary rosary can help a lot. For example, when I counted scattered matches, with one hand I sorted out the rosary. And I found that it helps to make this exercise faster. That is, the rosary helped to concentrate.
An experiment was conducted in one class. Pupils who went to the board to answer were allowed to use beads when answering. In the sense of sorting through them. I must say that the quality of answers at the board has improved, teachers have clearly noticed this. The students became more focused, the monotonous movement of sorting out the rosary calmed and helped to remember or solve problems. And this was noted by the students themselves.
Remember, we talked about the moment of meditation and relaxation? How to do this with a rosary, and in any situation, I will tell you next time. And doing these exercises in public transport. I felt the result. Now, without a rosary in your pocket, it’s even somehow uncomfortable. The thing is inexpensive, but the one who once invented them is a genius.
The release turned out to be a bit light. But, I hope, aroused your interest. And this is the main thing.
The Center for Intelligent Technologies continues to enroll in a correspondence course in Memory and Intelligence Development , which will help:
- for students and schoolchildren - to study effectively without tedious cramming, quickly prepare for exams;
· business people - find the key to operational business, get ahead of competitors in the speed of assimilation and use of commercial information; -
· employees - to advance through the ranks or find a well-paid job.
Seminars and courses are based on the most modern methods and techniques that completely exclude any effect on the subconscious, are easily digested, have no age restrictions and do not cause any negative health effects.
You yourself will be surprised at how much you will remember!
Let's start today with messages. I recommend subscribing, if you have not already done so, to our two mailings:
one. "Stimulants of the brain." In it, we began to lay out a complex of "mental aerobics."
2. "Music and intelligence." There we publish our research report on the impact of music on intelligence, and not only on it.
You can subscribe on the website www.shram.kiev.ua .
And we will continue the topic of improvement. Last time, we focused on working with Schulte tables and on rosaries as a development tool.
Our reader from Vladivostok sent two links to sites where there are 6 programs that generate Schulte tables. Here they are:
We looked, like everything is fine, and, most importantly, you do not need to draw the tables yourself. A mouse click and a table in front of you. Cultivate. Thanks, Roma!
And now about the rosary. You can’t imagine how useful the thing is! It seems like nothing special - a thread with balls strung on it, and there can be tremendous benefits in improving it! Let's go through the points, and this is only what we "discovered". And how much more can there be!
one. Often letters come with complaints about "How to force yourself to do exercises? How to force yourself not to be lazy?" So, one of the ways is to perform all the exercises with the rosary in hand. One step of the exercise is one rosary. For example, the score is from 200 to 1 in three. The rosaries in this case play the role of a sort of mobilizing factor.
2. If you work with the rosary (when possible), listen to a lecture, answer the exam, talk with the chef, rhythmic finger movements to sort out the rosary allow you to focus and calm down. They checked themselves - it works.
3. Suppose you are a religious person and want to read prayers from time to time. A rosary will help to do this.
four. Exercises for the development of attention and concentration with beads are performed easily and the effect of their implementation appears much sooner.
5. And the most important application that we have found for ourselves is afirmation. What is affirmation? This is a brief formula for positive self-programming. I want to say this. A lot depends on the mood of a person, on whether he believes in himself or not, whether he believes in success or not, etc. If a negative attitude to any business has settled in your soul, then consider it was gone - what you think about, you will run into. And once I read about such affirmation. It was recommended to say the same phrase 50 times in the morning and in the evening (remember it!):
"EVERYDAY EVERYWHERE AND EVERYTHING MY BUSINESS IS GOING EVERYTHING BETTER AND BETTER!"
The book said that even if you do not believe in all these moments, this exercise will still be beneficial. It is only important to do it. If you repeat the same thing many times, then, sooner or later, you will believe in success, and he will not hesitate to wait.
Filled with some skepticism, I started to do it. Without the rosary, I also had to count how many times I had uttered the phrase. Of course, it turned out tiring and not so hot at all.
But when I began to do this with the rosary, I was convinced that this exercise is performed easily and naturally. Moreover, I began to read affirmations at any opportunity. And not twice a day, but seven times. And it did not take time.
And what do you think? Optimism really began to settle in the soul. The most interesting thing is that things have gone better.
It will be a little annoying if someone takes it all lightly. Indeed, in fact, we are talking about very serious things. We are the source of trouble for ourselves. Alas, I was lucky to be convinced of this. A lot depends on what is happening inside us.
And the rosary helps to "clean up" in your soul. And it's worth it!
I have only one thing left - to wish you success and try on yourself the action of this magic tool!
In one of the following mailings, I will talk about the application of rosaries in the field of intellectual development, based on some basic psychological principles. And, specifically, including "on improving the quality of study and assimilation of information, developing memory and concentration using the methods of Academician Sytin."
There are questions about our correspondence course on the development of memory and intelligence. And sometimes they ask about the specific benefits of this course, and even in digital terms. Therefore, such information.
one. It is normal to say that after completing the seventh lesson, the 250-word test is easy and stress-free. No doubt, you have the right to ask about the need to memorize so many words. We answer that this is just a test, but which very well characterizes the degree of development of memory.
2. It is considered normal that after mastering the eighth and tenth lessons, the speed of memorizing foreign words reaches 150 words per day with strong memorization and maneuverable playback. True, some are limited to thirty words a day, but this is how anyone needs it.
3. Although such a goal is not set directly, but the reading speed should increase two to three times.
four. The productivity of working with texts increases several times.
That is, in short. In fact, the opportunities that will open before you are much larger and not always intellectual development can be expressed in numbers. Although I want to.
Good luck and success to all!
First - a message that will go in all the next issues of all newsletters. A lot of letters come to us with a request to send the previous issues of the newsletters. Of course, we are not denying anyone, but, frankly, this is a rather routine matter. Therefore, we immediately turn to everyone - on our website www.shram.kiev.ua there is an ARCHIVE page on which there are all issues of all our eight mailings. If there is no issue, go and download.
We really hope that you are doing, or at least trying to do exercises to develop attention and concentration. I will give one more argument in favor of such studies today.
Everyone probably heard about such training methods as the 25th frame, sleep training, learning by penetrating the subconscious, pilot signals, etc., etc. How sometimes you want something so wonderful, magical! Faith and hope for a miracle are based on two things - the realization that a person has great potential, and ordinary laziness.
We will not argue with the first - indeed, the potential in us laid down by the Almighty is enormous. With the second, alas, you can’t argue either, I know for myself. Therefore, the magic wands are popular.
Meanwhile, psychologists have long known that in order to remember and comprehend something, one must properly pay attention to this. And what is the attention in the 25th frame or in training in a dream?
Previously, more, now less appeared "new methods based on phenomenon X, which were used in the special services." And the most interesting thing is that all these "miracles" actually had nothing to do with the special services. The development of attention, concentration is another matter. And jokes with the subconscious can end badly. The subconscious is a delicate thing, there are few psychologists who can and have the right to work with it. And then, if they are asked about this, and not at their discretion. But to tell a person how to find contact with his subconscious is quite acceptable.
By the way, the program of our Correspondence Course on the Development of Memory and Intelligence almost completely coincides with the program of one university educational institution that trains foreign intelligence specialists. True, in this institution the program is much wider - there the department of psychology is very powerful and also provides many other, specific knowledge. So, I dare to assure you, there are no "zombies, encodings and 25 frames" there. Just a powerful development of attention, concentration, memory, intelligence. But let us leave these arguments for the "Secrets of the development of intelligence in intelligence services" mailing list.
Incidentally, what kind of institution was meant - I do not inform. Not out of a desire to blow fog and not out of great secrecy. The guys just showed a lot, shared materials, well, I don’t want to substitute them - doesn’t it matter what? And whoever owns the question - they can very well calculate this institution, since there are not so many of them.
In general, I just wanted to once again promote your self-improvement. And in this sense I’ll say again about the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They are the main enemies of cultivation. The fluid sticks, a person enters a certain rhythm that has become familiar. Do you know what the psyche and the organism will rebel against most of all? Against change. Dramatically change the way of life for improvement comes up against a powerful barrier. And even a constant stay in a stressful situation as a result can be "native" and familiar.
Therefore, we offer the psyche to "cheat." All those exercises that were discussed, fit perfectly into the usual way of life. And for proof we take such a period of time as going to bed. We use it to train attention and concentration.
As always, the exercise is simple but extremely effective. So…
You lay down to sleep. Before falling asleep, start thinking about something, such as an umbrella. And try to think only of him. Let us describe an approximate situation, as it happens.
"... Umbrella, umbrella, umbrella ... Everything is melting around ... Spring is coming soon ... Shoes were wet ... We had to dry them, but it didn’t work out ... Tomorrow I’ll do it ... Yes, a hard day tomorrow, I have to do so much ..."
Let's say STOP! This we roughly described the course of reasoning, exaggerated. But you try and with surprise or without it you will find that an attempt to keep the thought on the subject does not go without leaving attention to the side, and very far away. But all the same, you will come to your senses: "Oh yes, you had to think about the umbrella." And at this moment you just need to take and mentally go all the way back to the starting point.
It has been proven that this exercise is extremely beneficial for developing concentration and memory. It was used by many great people and famous mnemonists. And he was told to me by one very famous person. I won’t give my name either, he asked me not to. Out of unwillingness to dispel their secret and legend. The motive is a little incomprehensible, but nonetheless ...
So fit the bainki and improve at the same time!
In previous releases, we wrote a lot about attention and concentration. It is possible that many of you did any of the above exercises and achieved some success. At least, they write to us that thanks to the exercises they began to get tired less, have time to do more, began to study better, etc.
Well, we are very pleased. We will probably ask permission to publish such letters. I think that they will be a good incentive for many to exercise regularly.
But we will begin to gradually move on to the next topic. IMAGINATION.
In ancient Rome, in one of the treatises on the development of human intelligence, it was said: "Our memory is our imagination." Indeed, we can remember, master, understand only what we are able to see.
"But what about abstract concepts?" - you ask. Everything is simple - we see even the most abstract things on our internal screen in the form of some specific images. For example, one of the seminars was asked about memorizing and understanding formulas. And with a concrete example, it was proved that figurative perception, imagination allow not only to remember, but also to better understand that it is much more effective than simple “memorization” and “cribbing”.
Again at one of the seminars I had to face a rather difficult case. A person could not raise the level of memorization beyond his already low level. The group went forward by leaps and bounds, the guy stagnated. With difficulty, but managed to prove to him that the whole thing is only in an extremely undeveloped imagination. He could not see on his inner screen at least a somehow vivid picture. Frankly, he began to engage in the development of the imagination not so much under the weight of evidence, but under the pressure of our authority. He believed in all this only when he began to succeed. But I had to tinker.
What is imagination? Stream of images. As a rule, we control this flow with varying degrees of success. There is never a situation where nothing happens in our brain. Most of the time we spend in any dreams, even if, for example, we are talking with someone about something very specific. Anyway, in parallel, the brain generates many images that are directly, so to speak, irrelevant. And far from always we see them quite clearly.
And very often, when we want to see something very brightly and in all the details, our inner screen remains in such a foggy state. We see something better, something worse. Sometimes you can see a clear image, sometimes not. If more often than not, then the result is the case described above.
But to develop the ability to control the flow of images, to develop the imagination can be using fairly simple methods. At the same time, classes will not take you too much time and will not require significant changes in the existing rhythm of life.
Let's just say that we will try to organize for ourselves a kind of intellectual environment that allows us to develop many of our qualities. Well, some exercises.
... Einstein first imagined his theory, sunbathing on the beach, and only then mathematically described it. Ingenious inventors could so vividly imagine a future invention in working form that it practically, so to speak, did not differ from the drawings made later.
Imagination is also understanding. The great physicist Enrico Fermi said that if a theoretical physicist cannot explain his most complicated theory on fingers to a primary school student, then he himself does not understand it. And to explain on the fingers means to be able to imagine it very clearly. In the form of very bright images.
That’s why we’ll devote the next few issues to the development of imagination. To begin with, answer yourself the question: "How often do you remember in detail the dreams you saw?".
Surely far from often. But dreams are nothing but a stream of images. So we will pay considerable attention to the technique of working with dreams.
And let's start developing imagination and the ability to control the flow of images in the next issue of the newsletter. Why not right away? You just have to make a little comprehension of the above, realize the importance of this process, and tune in to it.
In the end, evaluate for yourself how developed or undeveloped your imagination is.
We dare to say that even with a good level of development of the imagination, this quality will not hurt to improve, and even oh, it will not hurt.
By the way, Herr Landsdorf (character of V. Kozhevnikov’s magnificent novel “Shield and Sword”) predicted Johannes Weiss a great future in intelligence precisely because of Weiss’s imagination and artistry. And he was not mistaken. Only a veteran of German intelligence did not know that Johann Weiss was a Soviet intelligence officer Alexander Belov ...
And, at the end of this issue, an announcement, the essence of which many already know. However…
Our Center for Intelligent Technologies is hosting a correspondence course in the development of memory and intelligence. The other day we came up with two options for the course, so that anyone could choose an option that is suitable for cost.
Recall that the Course is 14 instructional brochures with audio applications. The course program in many respects coincides with the program of a similar course of one of the educational institutions of the still Soviet KGB. What the program gives:
· development of attention, concentration and imagination ;
· development of memory as a function of the brain;
· compiling your own memorization system;
· the ability to remember any kind of information - digital, visual, verbal;
· the ability to easily remember foreign words and forcefully learn languages;
· the ability to remember people, their names and surnames, basic characteristics;
· ability to work fruitfully with texts of any complexity.
By e-mail add-ons and a variety of new products are constantly transmitted. In addition, you can consult and ask questions. At the end of the course, you will receive a souvenir (let's say, very useful) that we will prepare with one interesting specialist who, by the way, has kindly agreed to take part in the conduct of this newsletter.
Applications are accepted by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the previous issue, we started the topic "Development of the imagination." The relevance of the topic became apparent after many seminars on the development of memory in general and on the study of foreign languages in particular.
For many listeners, it turned out to be quite simple to “return attention” and, so to speak, “return imagination”. By “returning the imagination” we should understand the approximation of the level of imagination of an adult to the level of imagination of the same person in childhood or, at least, early adolescence.
You know, many of this was enough to dramatically advance in school and work. And memorization systems immediately began to be given easily, work with literature became much more productive.
A striking example - a young man of 27 years of age decided to go to study at a prestigious university. He complained that he had not studied at all since school, that a course in physics and mathematics seemed to him impassable wilds. He came to the course in the hope that the situation will change and he will correct the situation through improved purely mechanical memorization.
At first he had to prove that the basis of the so-called purely mechanical memorization, one way or another, is imagination, attention and association.
At first, he agreed about attention and associations, but about imagination ... There was only one argument: "Imagination is for children and writers!". After he began to perform tests, and at first it was not entirely successful, he still realized that imagination plays a key role.
He addressed this issue. And a month later he felt the strength in himself to begin studying the course of physics and mathematics. Needless to say, he quickly learned everything, mastered and passed the exams brilliantly?
We will develop imagination in three, so to speak, directions:
· control over the flow of images;
Let's start with the exercises.
Generally speaking, many readers of this newsletter are probably subscribed to other mailings of our Center for Intelligent Technologies. And the first exercise is familiar to many. But if we are talking about imagination, then you can’t say nothing about it again, since it is the main one. Another argument for telling about it again is that we have no doubt that few people actually did it, despite the apparent simplicity.
You already understood that we are talking about the exercise " IMAGE SCREEN ". Recall it.
one. To complete the exercise, you need a computer or VCR with a TV.
2. We take a Soviet or Russian film. Moreover, originally shot on film and only then transferred to the video. Now many films, especially series, are shot directly on video. The difference is noticeable to the naked eye.
3. Cartoons, titrated, dubbed films are not suitable. Movies with parallel translation are also not suitable.
four. From the movie we select a passage of 10 minutes in length. By the way, the issues of "Jumble" or "Wick" are very suitable for this purpose.
5. For 10 days we watch the same passage or storyline in this sequence: first only sound, then sound and video, then only video . We emphasize that for 10 days we watch, or rather, perceive, the same passage .
6. The next 10 days in the combination "sound - sound plus video - video" we watch every day a new episode or plot.
7. No special actions need to be performed, such as lip reading, plot plotting, etc. You only need to perceive the signal. The brain itself will "do whatever it takes."
So, just twenty days ... Just half an hour a day ...
The result is usually impressive. Memorization improves. Understanding of complex learning material is improving. Any information is perceived much sharper and more interesting. Memorization is becoming more durable.
Many resources, so to speak, dozing so far, are included.
"Just" after completing the exercise, the paintings that you see with your inner eyes when memorizing, studying material, etc. become brighter and more distinct. Images become more contrasting and vivid.
And the brighter the image, the greater the number of neural connections that occur in the brain. Although the processes are interconnected and influencing each other.
Sometimes they ask the question: “But will porridge from images arise in the head?”. We answer that we can store an almost infinite number of images in our memory.
Memory works roughly like holography. Indeed, roughly speaking, we are not a photo album or a music library. All information is stored in much the same way as an image on a holographic plate - in the form of fixed waves or electrical signals. And the more waves we recorded on the plate, the better the hologram.
Developing the imagination, we allow our "memory hologram" to contain more waves.
Once again, we quote the phrase of Quintillion: "Our memory is our imagination." It is said in ancient Rome. It will always be relevant.
Our Center for Intelligent Technologies continues to accept the correspondence course in the Development of Memory and Intelligence. The course consists of 14 instructional brochures with audio applications. The course program in many respects coincides with the program of a similar course of one of the educational institutions of the still Soviet KGB. What the program gives:
· development of attention and concentration, imagination;
· development of memory as a function of the brain;
· compiling your own memorization system;
· the ability to remember any kind of information - digital, visual, verbal;
· the ability to easily remember foreign words and forcefully learn languages;
· the ability to remember people, their names and surnames, basic characteristics;
· ability to work fruitfully with texts of any complexity.
By e-mail add-ons and a variety of new products are constantly transmitted. In addition, you can consult and ask questions. At the end of the course you will receive a souvenir (let's say, very useful). There are two options for registering the course, so that you will not suffer noticeable financial shocks.
And we guarantee the benefit.
Applications are accepted by e-mail email@example.com .