Learning Strategies Blog

Category: Memory Optimizer

Which courses have Paraliminals?

by Pete Bissonette
Paraliminals are part of most of our personal learning courses. They help you resolve common issues and integrate what you learn on a deeper level so that the benefits show up in your daily life. When we create a Paraliminal specifically for a course, we ask over and over, “What can we do to increase […]

Train Your Aging Brain with a Life Chart

by Janie Solarski
Contrary to popular belief, our brains can and do improve with age, particularly in the area of abstract thinking, writes New York Times health editor Barbara Strauch in How to Train the Aging Brain. While our aging brains may be more easily distracted or have trouble recalling names or childhood events, Strauch says, research shows […]

Listen to the first Memory Optimizer CD

by Pete Bissonette
While the course is powerful, it is also unusual. The Memory Optimizer begins with Paul Scheele and drops into a conversation between Vera F. Birkenbihl and her student, Mike. There are no formal lessons in the program—just the entertaining, somewhat unusual, conversation that was carefully directed to teach the techniques. As a matter of fact, […]

How to counteract the “I-Must-Not-Forget-This Syndrome”

by Vera Birkenbihl
Many people try to remind themselves to remember things by using a negative statement. They say something like, “I better not forget this, or it will be a real problem!” Unfortunately, your brain hears a command to “forget,” not to “remember,” so guess what? You’re apt not to remember. Research into the language processing of […]

Eating your way to a better memory

by JJ Virgin, Health & Wellness Expert
[I began working with nutritionist JJ Virgin back in the fall of 2008. The results that I personally experienced were so powerful that I continue consulting with her today. I asked JJ to write a post for us on how foods can support (or weaken) your memory and general brain function. Pete] Check for food […]

Instead of saying you have a bad memory, try this

by Paul Scheele
I recorded a special post for you on “Intelligent Gap Management,” an important concept in the Memory Optimizer. Use this process for those times when information doesn’t come quickly instead of going into self-castigation for having a bad memory. You can listen to it here: http://www.LearningStrategies.com/GapManagement Enjoy! Paul

How The Birkenbihl Approach to memory optimization can enhance your PhotoReading activation

by Paul Scheele
Through the years there have been novice PhotoReaders who feel frustrated in their “inability to activate” material they PhotoRead. Their approach has been to PhotoRead a book and then sit back and think of the book. They look through their 15 inches of conscious awareness and, not to our surprise, of course, find nothing about […]

Take care of your body to improve your memory

by Pete Bissonette
Sleep Now, Remember Later Studies show over and over that deep sleep helps you remember facts, events, and procedures, and it helps you make connections between them. “Some sleep researchers believe that for every two hours we spend awake, the brain needs an hour of sleep to figure out what all these experiences mean,” Newsweek […]

How to remember things that seem unimportant

by Vera Birkenbihl
We tend to remember the important things. But, how can you make something important that at first is not? Find ways to say “Yes!” to the following questions with regards to something you need to remember: I  =  INTEREST (Does it “tickle” your interest?) M  =  MOTIVES (Does it “activate” one of your motives?) P  =  PERSONAL (Does it “tie in” […]

Make an A-B-C List for Memory Improvement

by Pete Bissonette
A powerful technique from Vera Birkenbihl’s Memory Optimizer course is the ABC List. When you build an ABC list, your conscious mind asks your nonconscious resources to share part of its enormous wealth. If you’re already a good associative thinker, you will get great results from the get-go. Otherwise you may want to build a […]

Memory Laughs!

by Pete Bissonette
The other day I happened on a website that had a few jokes about memory. They made me smile, so I thought I’d share them with you. Two couples were enjoying a friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "How was the memory course you took?" "Outstanding. They taught us all the […]

A fun, bold approach to vastly improve your memory

by Pete Bissonette
When you understand how your memory works, and when you use simple brain-friendly techniques, you can vastly improve your memory to the point you will never doubt your memory again. We’re going to shift the focus of our blog to memory improvement for these next few weeks and showcase the outstanding course Paul Scheele created […]