The course follows the agenda below:
Ø Establishing the importance of having (and retaining) a good, reliable memory.
Ø Interesting facts about memory.
Ø The experts' views and recent research conclusions on memory and brain power.
Ø 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.
Ø Introducing key points about how the brain works regarding memory (selection and retention).
Ø An explanation about memory retention.
Ø Types of memory and key terms.
Ø 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.
Ø Introducing daily memory exercises (using chunking; the power of numbers and visuals).
Ø Memory exercises using metaphors.
Ø Identifying distractions and how they can impact on our memory power.
Ø The changes in lifestyle patterns over decades and their effects on our 'mind sets'.
Ø Facts about distractions; how to identify yours and how to manage them.
Ø Introduction to Mind Maps.
VIDEO and PRACTICE ACTIVITY
Ø Introduction to thinking skills.
Ø The role of lifestyle habits and behaviours and the impact this has on our memory power.
Ø The importance of nutrition and how to apply this on a day to day basis.
Ø Introducing advanced memory techniques using the SMASHIN'SCOPE technique.
VIDEO (a brief overview of memory champions and their techniques).
Ø Memory technique - the numbers game.
Ø Memory technique - the story system.
Ø Memory technique - the loci system, i.e., the memory palace
Ø Techniques to remember names (of people).
Ø Using mnemonics to remember key information.
Ø Review of the course aims.
ACTIVITY: Self- assessment.
Ø Further reading, researching and recommendations for further study.
Essential Equipment (for participants):
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
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM