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Category: PhotoReading

Fall Back on Healthy Habits

by Pete Bissonette
Mindless behavior can sometimes have damaging effects. But it also could be a key player in reaching your goals this year.  A study by the American Psychological Association showed we are just as likely to default to positive habits as we are to negative habits—even in times of stress. “When we try to change our […]

Origins of The Seven-Step Creative Process

by Bobbie Stevens
A number of years ago, when I was in college, I started thinking about why some people are so much more successful than others. I was studying business management, and I decided it had something to do with the way we think. I began studying psychology to see if I could find out what that […]

Enhance Your Ability to See

by Paul Scheele
Can you train your mind to see better? It appears so, according to a study with “blindsight” patients at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany. Blindsight patients do not consciously see; however, their brains do process visual information at some level. It’s been known for some time that people who suffer damage […]

Engage History’s Greatest Minds

by Paul Scheele
If you could travel back through time and speak with any famous person in history, who would it be—and what would you want to know? My list is endless. Aristotle… Henry David Thoreau… Charlie Chaplin… Sigmund Freud… Mother Teresa. The great thing is, I can converse with them on a daily basis, traveling anywhere or […]

Walk away your pain

by Paul Scheele
If you’ve ever suffered from lower back pain, you know getting relief can require a dedicated regimen of physical therapy exercises, often using all kinds of specialized equipment. Wouldn’t it be more enjoyable to take a walk instead? In fact, walking 20 to 40 minutes two to three times a week was just as effective […]

Mastering Time Teleseminar Series

by Pete Bissonette
In our brand new Mastering Time program you will learn how to play with time psychologically and metaphysically, applying ageless wisdom to raise your vibrational frequency so you can use time more wholistically. This will also help you live more fully in the place of power – the present moment – rather than regretting the […]

Rediscovering My Inner Child By Sangita Patel

by Pete Bissonette
Be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi (We’d like to share the first chapter from Sangita’s book, Embrace Your Inner Self: Awaken Your Natural Ability to Heal, which you can order from Amazon. It’s a powerful story. Congrats Sangita! Pete) For almost eighteen years, the emotional and physical pain […]

Steps for doing 3 to 5 books at a time

by Paul Scheele
Last week I posted an article on the process of Syntopic Reading, which is about applying the steps of PhotoReading to three to five books at a time. It’s a powerful process that aids study, research, and learning any topic in a short period of time. Let’s continue that discussion with the steps of syntopic […]

Using “Syntopic Reading” on 3 to 5 books at a time

by Paul Scheele
My professor in graduate school told the class to pick a subject in the field of human resource management. “Go read all the books you can find on the subject and write a 10- to 20-page report on what you learn.” I found 12 books. Using the PhotoReading whole mind system I finished all the […]

Higher reading speed and greater comprehension

by Paul Scheele
Have you ever experienced having to read something really fast only to discover that when you finished, you couldn’t remember a thing?  So, you went back and reread it—only this time you probably were reading slower than you normally do.  The problem is most adults experience virtually no conscious comprehension when they read really fast. […]

Why we all are capable of learning PhotoReading

by Paul Scheele
I learned how to PhotoRead through a lot of trial and error. If back in 1985 I had believed what some experts in education were saying, I would have never developed the program. This course is a bold step in a provocative new direction. It is not revolutionary, it is evolutionary. It is a response […]

“Dear Learning Strategies”

by Pete Bissonette
Dear Learning Strategies, I would like to thank you for being so fantastically great! Your vision and mission is truly commendable and effective.  I love that you combine so many areas of learning and life to a beautiful symphony of growth and expansion. I have been fortunate to participate in the PhotoReading Seminar in April […]

How fast can you read

by Pete Bissonette
Great clip…  Pete

Secrets from a Super PhotoReader

by Pete Bissonette
Would you like to bump up your PhotoReading skills? Read this transcript of a teleseminar I led in 2005. It contains incredibly useful and important ideas and tips to take your PhotoReading skills to a higher level. It’s long, but good. It looks at PhotoReading in ways you may not have considered. Pete === Myself, […]

Take this 10-minute PhotoReading review

by Pete Bissonette
Here’s a free video to renew your excitement about PhotoReading, review the key steps of the system, and remind you of the limitless capabilities of your mind. Lynette Ayres, one of our master certifying instructors, created this video to support those who have learned PhotoReading from the seminar or the personal learning course. If this […]

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 […]

PhotoReading Open House walks you through the course

by Pete Bissonette
In the Open House video below, Paul Scheele walks you through the PhotoReading personal learning course that was completely updated and re-recorded in 2009.  You’ll see what you have to do to confidently be on top of information—not hiding from it, or drowning in it. For 25 years PhotoReading has been our most popular program. […]

How to read everything in sight

by Pete Bissonette
Look at these books that are currently on the New York Times bestsellers list. Make a mental note for the ones that interest you. The Investment Answer The 4-Hour Workweek The 7: Seven Wonders that will Change Your Life Why We Get Fat The Total Money Makeover Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All […]

4 ways to overcome writer’s block

by Pete Bissonette
I write a lot. Just look at your inbox. And I don’t have time for writer’s block. Here are my tricks and strategies. Focus your mind and thinking Mike Bennett, author of our Four Powers for Greatness: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening course offers the RIM method: Rationale – Be clear on the reason for writing. […]

How to make yourself more valuable to your employer

by Pete Bissonette
This is easiest way I know to get a raise or earn a substantial bonus from your employer. 1) Find a problem within your company or an area of your company that needs a solution. The issue could relate to: Customer Loyalty Employee Morale Cost Reduction Email Marketing Consumer Trends Website Employee Compensation Getting More […]

The Masquerade Ball

by Pete Bissonette
At a masquerade ball in New Orleans last weekend, I snapped these photos that I thought you would enjoy. We had a blast! Here’s Paul Scheele, co-founder of Learning Strategies, and the brains behind our bestselling programs including PhotoReading, the Paraliminals, Genius Code, Abundance for Life, and Natural Brilliance. Chunyi Lin, creator of Spring Forest […]

I need better activation for PhotoReading

by Pete Bissonette
A change in how you phrase your purpose can change the outcome of activation when using PhotoReading. Such is the power of our words. A student was having difficulty activating a textbook. His purpose for activation was: "I want to know how come the reference coordinate isn’t working under my autocad drawing, where is the […]

Nighttime dreams

by Pete Bissonette
Last month I dreamed I woke from my sleep in the middle of the night and realized I was dying. I was surprised that I didn’t feel panicky or anxious. It was a very comfortable experience. Warm, peaceful, perhaps even joyful. I felt ready, willing, and allowing. (I don’t remember noticing any spirits or angels, […]

He’s tapped into his inner genius

by Pete Bissonette
If you want an example of someone who is tapped into their inner genius, aligned with their soul purpose, tune into The Prairie Home Companion on your local public radio station. It’s driven by Garrison Keiller who I’ve admired since the early 70s. We went to the live broadcast Saturday—it originates here in Minnesota. I […]

PhotoReading webinar begins Monday!

by Pete Bissonette
After watching our dry runs as we get ready for Monday’s first-ever PhotoReading webinar, I am very excited for the new format. It wasn’t as easy as we thought to convert the PhotoReading experience into seven 90-minute sessions, but Lynette Ayres (the instructor) and Paul Scheele have done it! Here’s a snap shot of yesterday’s […]

Celebration of my Dad

by Pete Bissonette
The blog was silent this week, because my Dad passed away and I was gone. Earlier today I wrote an email to my friends, and I thought I would share it with you. His name is also Pete. Peter Charles Bissonette. Born on September 1, 1927 and died on September 11, 2010.   Dear friends, […]

Finally, a PhotoReading Webinar! Live. In your home.

by Pete Bissonette
No more waiting for a PhotoReading seminar to come to your area! No more airfares or hotel bills. We are coming into your home with the first-ever PhotoReading webinar to help you get through reading material at least three times faster than you do now. Can you tell that I’m excited?! I love the PhotoReading […]

“Skittering” for faster reading

by Pete Bissonette
Skittering is a suberb technique for both reading faster and activation of materials that you have PhotoRead. While it was developed by Mike Bennett and incorporated into our Four Powers for Greatness: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening andPhotoReading courses, I’ve used a variation of it forever. I found it more useful than any speed reading technique. […]

5-day PhotoReading Test

by Pete Bissonette
For years I was the lead coach for people calling in with questions on PhotoReading activation. The biggest breakthroughs came when the student would do the 5-Day PhotoReading Test. It was so effective that we wrote it into the PhotoReading book and into the PhotoReading Results Supercharger DVD set. The general idea is to activate […]

How to learn best from one of our courses

by Paul Scheele
You’ll get the most from any of our personal learning courses when you go through it four times. It may seem like a lot, but based on how the human brain works, it is the absolute best and ultimately the easiest way to develop the expertise you want. You’ll be building awareness during the first […]

Increasing human intelligence – even in schools

by Win Wenger
In the time since two remarkable sets of technology – that of Paul Scheele and Learning Strategies, and that which I’ve had a hand in developing at Project Renaissance, came together in that synthesis you find in Genius Code, major developments have been happening on both sides of that exchange. (1) First of all, it’s […]

Try this free sample of Spring Forest Qigong

by Pete Bissonette
One of the all-time favorite Spring Forest Qigong movements is “Breathing of the Universe.” As with all of the movements in Chunyi Lin’s course, it is very easy and very powerful. Nearly everyone can feel the energy the very first time they practice this movement. While it is especially good for the lungs and skin, […]

Healing women’s health issues through Spring Forest Qigong

by Pete Bissonette
Energy is different between men and women. Women have a more complex system and more Qi than men, because they have two factories, the kidneys and the ovaries. Men have only kidney energy. As a general rule, women live longer than men. This article includes advice that Chunyi Lin, creator of the Spring Forest Qigong […]

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 […]

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 […]

PhotoReading the dictionary

by Pete Bissonette
In our earlier years of teaching PhotoReading, we would play the dictionary game in every class. You would PhotoRead the dictionary, think of any word, and know where it is on the page. I remember my first word: canoe. It was in the left column of the left-hand page two-thirds of the way down. The […]

Supercharge your PhotoReading activation

by Millicent St. Claire, PhotoReading Instructor
I am a PhotoReading instructor, and I want to show you how to get better results inside of the activation stage. Watch this two-minute video. I’ll also demonstrate for you a simple Brain Gym exercise called Thinking Caps to stimulate the brain, getting it ready for PhotoReading! Please post a comment and let me know […]

CPA student writes about how he uses PhotoReading

by Pete Bissonette
After Monday’s recording from Paul, I thought you would enjoy reading Lance Lindstrom’s story from this past fall: Dear Learning Strategies, This is the first time I have ever sent a message concerning any kind of study method. But I have to tell you, the investment I made in your PhotoReading course is one of […]

Use PhotoReading for on-screen reading

by Lynette Ayres
I’ve recorded tips and insights to make reading everything on screen faster and easier. This goes well beyond what Paul wrote in the PhotoReading book. Check it out. www.LearningStrategies.com/PhotoReading/screen_reading_mp3. And…speaking of PhotoReading on the screen, you should see the television demonstration of Pete Bissonette having pages zip in front of him on a computer. It […]

How to use PhotoReading in college

by Pete Bissonette
Paul Scheele has been working on a doctorate in Transformative Leadership. The stacks of books on his desk looked daunting the first time I saw them. It got worse when I opened one of the books. The language was so dense and scholarly that I had to read the first paragraph multiple times and still […]

PhotoReading as a Spiritual Practice

by Lynette Ayres
When I first learned PhotoReading back in 1986, my whole class committed to experimenting with this system in every way possible.  So, I did!  I never would have guessed that PhotoReading would become my way into a spiritual practice. I always had an incredibly difficult time quieting or stilling my mind.  I don’t know what […]

How to PhotoRead on the iPhone & Kindle

by Pete Bissonette
When I got my iPhone, I never dreamed I would use it for reading books, but Amazon offered me a free download of a book that interested me. I got it, and I haven’t turned back. I prefer reading books on the iPhone over reading real books. Contrary to what some folks have said, I […]

Free MP3 recordings to boost your PhotoReading

by Pete Bissonette
I opened our vaults and found two teleseminars on PhotoReading that we did a few years back. They contain good stuff that can help you master PhotoReading. While they are best for those who have already learned PhotoReading, others should find them of interest (especially the PhotoReading demonstration on the radio). The first is from […]

How to instantly improve your reading

by Paul Scheele
Before reading a difficult piece of writing, take a few moments to close your eyes and relax. Quietly take two or three deep breaths. Say to yourself that you can read with full concentration, recognize key information, and achieve high comprehension quickly to accomplish your needs. Believe you can, and you will. This may simply […]

Should you take the PhotoReading seminar?

by Pete Bissonette
I love the PhotoReading seminar. Plain and simple. If you can get to one and you can afford it, do it. There is something very satisfying about being in a room of like-spirited mind explorers who are looking to tap their vast inner resources. There’s an energy that you can feel. Approach the seminar with […]

3-week Focus on PhotoReading for the beginner as well as the advanced PhotoReader

by Pete Bissonette
I remember the day well, back in September 1985. Paul Scheele and I had known each other for two years. He called and asked me, “What if you could be taught to read 25,000 words a minute?” I got so excited I couldn’t stand it. I said, “If that’s the case, it is time for […]

We’re launching our Blog with a three-week focus on PhotoReading

by Pete Bissonette
Since the mid ‘80s PhotoReading has consistently been at the top of the wish lists for all of our clients, so it is only fitting that we will christen our blog with three weeks of great PhotoReading content beginning January 1, 2010. They say that the human brain is more powerful than the most powerful […]