Master Your Memory

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Course Notes

The course follows the agenda below:

Establishing the importance of having (and retaining) a good, reliable memory.

Interesting facts about memory.

The experts' views and recent research conclusions on memory and brain power.

The advantages of having a good memory.

ACTIVITY: A self-assessment questionnaire on your current memory status.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY. Establishing myths from facts about the memory.

Introducing key points about how the brain works regarding memory (selection and retention).

An explanation about memory retention.

Types of memory and key terms.

The phenomena of memory conditions of individuals that shocked the scientific community.

VIDEO: The neural network and the role it plays in learning and remembering.

Introducing daily memory exercises (using chunking; the power of numbers and visuals).

PRACTICE ACTIVITY

Memory exercises using metaphors.

Identifying distractions and how they can impact on our memory power.

The changes in lifestyle patterns over decades and their effects on our 'mind sets'.

Facts about distractions; how to identify yours and how to manage them.

Introduction to Mind Maps.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY

VIDEO and PRACTICE ACTIVITY

Introduction to thinking skills.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES

The role of lifestyle habits and behaviours and the impact this has on our memory power.

The importance of nutrition and how to apply this on a day to day basis.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITY

Introducing advanced memory techniques using the SMASHIN'SCOPE technique.

VIDEO (a brief overview of memory champions and their techniques).

Memory technique - the numbers game.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITY

Memory technique - the story system.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITY

Memory technique - the loci system, i.e., the memory palace

PRACTICAL ACTIVITY

Techniques to remember names (of people).

PRACTICAL ACTIVITY

Using mnemonics to remember key information.

Review of the course aims.

ACTIVITY: Self- assessment.

Further reading, researching and recommendations for further study.

Essential Equipment (for participants):

  • A set of coloured pencils (10 - 12 colour range)
  • A set of 4 coloured fine point felt tips or biros
  • A set of blank index cards (approx. 30)
  • An A4 note pad (unlined is preferred) & pen/pencil
  • 2 - 3 sheets of A4 sized blank paper

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM