Sunday, February 24, 2013

3 Right Brain Learning Tips: Doodle, Color, & Grow Wiser.

February 24, 2013
Sandra H. Rodman, CEO, Right Brain Aerobics
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Learning + Creativity = Something that's new -- beyond our usual cognition, reinforces memory, provides new "anchors," prompts new analysis of new things.

Fundamentally, Right Brain Aerobics is "mental techniques," and those very techniques cause more "new techniques" to pop up too.  In college, I can't remember a "Mental Techniques 101" course yet that's what we needed! At 70, it's needed more!  Now I'm trying to do "deep dive" learning into new social media and blogweb techniques -- but if there are 10 new programs/apps a week to enjoy your Twitter experience more, there are at 100!  So I decided to just USE these Right Brain techniques to learn them and discovered that other wisdom started sprouting from the right brain. New things like TweetDeck, Lost at EMinor and 12Ahead were entering my mindscape beyond learning--and I was having fun! For your "adventures in learning" try:

3 Right Brain Ways to Learn Something New & Not Go Ughhh!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Teaching Impossible Things: A Right Brainy Kind of Day...

Dr. Craig Weiner, D.C.
Right Brain Aerobics Certified Trainer

This week I had a wonderful Right Brainy kind of day. Teaching Right Brain Aerobics for Left Brained Folks was a fabulous gathering of individuals who each came for their own specific reasons for wanting to learn how to think more creatively. Before teaching the characteristics of a right brained orientation, each student responded to the inquiry of what qualities they experience when doing the activities that bring them the greatest joy.

Their responses defined a right-brain-activated state of mind. One spoke of feeling like she was "in the flow" when doing her quilting; a kindergarten teacher shared her passion for teaching children "outside the box" and beyond the prescribed curriculum; a social worker beamed as she described the serenity that she benefitted from when getting her hands in the soil while gardening, and another lost herself while listening to her favorite music.