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Creativity, Innovation, Stress Reduction - SINGAPORE

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010
At : 12:22 PM

We are back from our fortnight in Singapore - a remarkable city-state in S.E.Asia.

Our Whole Mind Success seminar was, once again, a resounding success, with our clients requesting another seminar this summer.
We also have a large client in Taiwan who us scheduling a Creativity seminar for government clients.

Singapore has a government which is actively promoting creativity in their universities and industries - in both cash and kind.

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What is Success 2

Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
At : 9:32 AM

Last week we addressed a few older concepts on the meaning of success.

Current thinking is that successful people are more interested in the challenge and the journey, rather than the outcome.

Many believe that success is knowing that you did your best to become the best that you could be.

My grammar school motto was *The best is yet to be*. The continuous quest to improve yourself often leads to a greater sense of satisfaction.

As the famous General, George S. Patton said, * If a man has done his best, what else is there? *

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What is Success?

Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009
At : 9:58 AM


What makes a person successful?

In Europe, for many centuries, it was the social class you were born into which determined your success and position in life.

In other countries, it is an accepted fact that intelligence and diligence are the major factors in a person’s success.
Intelligence was believed to come from our genes, so we either thanked or blamed our parents.

Study and hard work, we were told, would lead to a life of comfort and wealth.

What do recent developments from Neuroscience tell us about these beliefs?

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Lost Childhood Creativity

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009
At : 10:40 PM

Childhood Curiosity and Creative Inquiry

How does it end? why? is it our insistence on reality and the way things are?

Is it the schools we send them to where their innocent curiosity is dismissed as ignorance?

Is it the rote learning we emphasize in their early school years followed by the systematic removal of their unlimited imagination - what we adults call fantasy?

What happens to those developing brain circuits; those neuronal links that are changing and growing daily?

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Creative Young Music Lovers

Posted: Monday, October 5, 2009
At : 11:53 PM

The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, has reported conclusive proof that immersion in the musical arts increases creativity.

Young children who were educated in music, and continued to immerse themselves in it, showed increased brain development, higher IQ test scores and were "happier children"

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Creativity On- Line

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009
At : 10:33 PM

Well, this past fortnight has certainly been busy.

I'm pleased to say that the value of my seminars and our Whole Mind Success techniques has now been recognized by iLearning Global, and at their invitation I have joined the iLG faculty.

In the near future, I will be presenting more of my seminar material through this brilliant new technology and the remarkable iLearning Global platform.

If you wish to develop your creative skills and business acumen, I encourage you to consider
becoming a member of iLearning Global. To find out more, or to join, click or copy and paste

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Recession? - What Recession?

Posted: Monday, September 7, 2009
At : 5:01 PM

UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) reported that at least one organization has seen unusual growth - Unions.

From July 2008 to June 2009, substantial changes occurred in Union growth nationwide, with 24,904 new members in the Southland and 131,206 in California.

Unions actually increased their membership by 14% of the workforce over the past 2 years

Interestingly, in California, male union membership increased 4 times as fast as female membership.

This, of course, is unusual, because historically, during an economic downturn, unions get clobbered, said IRLE director Chris Tilly. Instead, in one of the most severe economic downturn we are seeing an increase in union membership.

One great attraction of unionism to workers is that in the USA, the average hourly earnings are about $4 more for union workers than non-union workers.

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Creativity and Innovation in a Downturn

Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009
At : 4:40 PM

The current economic crisis has led many companies to cut back on costs and reign in their more innovative employees.
Even Google has tempered the enthusiasm of its leading edge innovators.

President Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, recently said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

We have heard of successful ventures during times of crisis – the University of Phoenix was founded in the mid-70s to cater to the retraining needs of the unemployed.

This is the time for business owners and managers to develop creative ideas for new opportunities.

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Radio Broadcast

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009
At : 11:59 AM

On Saturday we were at the famous CBS studios on Wilshire Blvd. - where stations like 94.7, The Wave, and 93.1, Jack FM, are broadcast.

This time the focus was not so much on Creativity as it was on Stress Reduction.

In the current economy, many more people are suffering from stress and the many illnesses caused by stress.
Of course we all know that one major cause of stress today is Financial stress.
Add to that the ubiquitous Mortgage Stress with the increased Cost of Living and falling real incomes - and it is no wonder that Stress is taking its toll on everyone.

The unfortunate fact is that the more stressed we are, the less able we are to make sensible decisions that will help us improve our situation.

Bala Kanayson, our whole Mind Success workshop facilitator is an expert on Stress Reduction.
In recognition of his education, training and experience, he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress headquartered in New York.

The CBS radio program resulted in a large number of calls with quite a few callers benefiting from the stress reduction methods explained on-air.

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New Book Published

Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2009
At : 8:51 AM

Whole Mind Success has published an advance copy of extracts from our book:

"Don't Think, Don't Blink, Just be in Sync" - Creativity from the Inside Out

This fact-filled booklet includes 2 of the 12 Powerful Whole Mind methods to Increase Creativity, Innovation & Productivity.

Learn how to use ALL of your mind with the latest findings in Neuroscience and Psychology.

Now available at

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Wide-Ranging Applications for Whole Mind Methods

Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
At : 11:06 AM

Enhancing creativity and innovation by using your whole mind (left & right brain, conscious & subconscious mind) and the power of Silence to enhance creativity and innovation – from the inside out.

Stress Reduction – not merely stress management, but stress reduction..

Alert at Any Age – seniors; delaying dementia

Study Skills for Teens & Adults – Math, Science, Standardized tests

Women in Technology – catering to right brain learners in a left brain system

Weight Loss program using stress reduction, correct nutrition and exercise

Balanced Living

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Laughter and your Brain - Creativity?

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009
At : 1:14 PM

Here is a far from humorous account of the neuroscience of laughter.

As we know, the creativity which results in the "eureka" moment is often accompanied by laughter.

The areas of the brain involved in laughter include the

* Left superior frontal gyrus (a part of the Frontal Lobe of the brain)
* Temporal Lobe
* Hypothalamus

The physiological effects of laughter include:

* Increased heart rate
* Increased rate and/or change in breathing
* Increased blood pressure
* Strengthened immune system
* Reduced levels of various nurochemicals – the catecholines and hormones.


After abdominal surgery or broken ribs AVOID laughing.
Excessive laughing has sometimes led to heart attacks.

Balance your left and right brain, access your subconscious mind, enter the Silence, and expand your creativity with Whole Mind Success.

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Increasing Creativity by Internal Change

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2009
At : 12:00 PM

Whole Mind Success is a unique method of using the whole mind in both our business and personal lives.

It uses recent developments in neuroscience and psychology, combined with methods of silencing the mind to reduce the constant "noise" in our heads. The result is clear perception unclouded by conditioning and "mind chatter" thus promoting true creativity.

Using proven methods, participants learn to use a balanced left and right brain, the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind, to increase their creativity and productivity.

Seminar participants report more effective business decisions, new engineering designs, creative artwork, and improved performance in sports.

Our seminars are unlike programs that teach well known external aids to creativity – such as a conducive work environment, brain-storming sessions, flip charts, sympathetic management, etc.

While these external aids are useful, Whole Mind Success methods actually change the internal structure of our brains - as shown by extensive neurological research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Our methods will build new neuronal circuits that enhance creativity and help develop new skills.

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Creativity, Innovation, Productivity

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
At : 11:02 PM

Today, there are thousands of books and journals dealing with

1. Early childhood development
Multiple intelligence, motivation, cooperative learning, gifted & talented education

2. Creative thinking
Critical thinking, creative problem solving, divergent thinking, brainstorming,
group creativity, stimulating creativity, creativity research, theories of creativity

3. Organizational development
Team building, management of innovation, creative leadership, product development, paradigm shifts
Creative people and creative processes in the arts

Creativity from the Inside out with Whole Mind Success - Unlock the Silence

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What is Memory? - Remembering the Past

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2009
At : 11:38 AM

What is Memory?

Last week we touched on the neuroscience of episodic memory

In psychology, we generally divide memory into six different types.

Implicit Memory unconscious retention of information (prejudices, etc)
Explicit Memory conscious, intentional remembering of facts & events

Declarative memory recalling facts
Procedural Memory recalling how to do something – to carry out a procedure

Semantic Memory recalling general facts
Episodic memory recalling personal facts

Memories are stored in various areas of the brain, with the hippocampus being the location for long-term memory.

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Happy New Year !

Posted: Friday, January 2, 2009
At : 7:02 PM

How many of us make new year resolutions?

Are these made with the left brain or the right brain?

What is needed to make sure we stick to our esolutions beyond the first few weeks of 2009?

Yes, most gyms see a drop in numbers by early February - thats when the regulars smile
at one another and enjoy the free machines once again.

Ken & David

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Creative Problem Solving in Singapore

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
At : 11:49 AM

We are back from another trip to the wealthy island state of Singapore.

Creativity and Innovation have been actively promoted in this gateway to the East.

The world's 3rd largest shipping center and the Switzerland of Asia is now fast becoming an International Knowledge Center.

Today they are training their people using the latest Creative methods available - - methods which Whole Mind Success has been using since we began Creativity seminars years ago.

Whether it is Neuroscience or Stem Cell research, Singapore is at the forefront of knowledge.

Learn to develop your Creativity from Within !

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Creativity & Innovation

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008
At : 3:03 PM

Whole Mind Success seminars have helped many companies increase their employees Creative and Innovative skills.

The methods taught at our interactive, hands-on workshops result in physiological changes - improvements in our Neural networks.

An added benefit is that, in the elderly, Whole Mind techniques help to delay, and possibly prevent, the onset of Dementia.
Whole Mind Success keeps the mind alert and active, enhancing creativity and Memory.

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Become Creative in 21 Days

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
At : 1:12 PM

Is it possible to become more Creative in 21 Days?

Neuroscience tells us that New Neural circuits are grown within 3 weeks
of beginning the Stimulation process.

Is what our Mother told us true? - that a new Habit takes 21 Days to form?

What have you found? - tell us.

- Ken & David

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Metamorphosis - at Whole Mind Success

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
At : 12:54 PM

Metamorphosis - a transformation ... Caterpiller to Butterfly, ... Manufacturer to Designer.

As Buckminster Fuller said:-

... There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly ...

Let Whole Mind Success help you Metamorphose into that Creative Butterfly.

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Why isn't Everyone Creative?

At : 12:39 PM

For the past two decades, Whole Mind Success has been helping people become more creative - throughout the world.

Every one of us can be Creative - and we can be shown how.

As the famous Dr. Maslow said:-

The key question isn't "What fosters creativity?" But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative?
Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate?

Whether it be Maslow or Whole Mind Success, the fact is that we can ALL be creative - so lets begin now.

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92 Year Old Seniors & 22 Year Old Youths

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
At : 11:23 PM

Last Thursday night we introduced Seniors to the Benefits of Whole Mind Success.
The event at our local Goebel Senior Center was well received, with many requests for follow-up programs.
The next morning, nearly 40 Young people were learning to use Whole Mind Creativity methods in ther creative work.
There were aspiring Film-Makers, Movie Producers and Professional Photographers.

It is wonderful how Whole Mind methods can help both the young and the old.

As we now know, the brain can produce neurons and build neural circuits at any age.

Your Seminar Consultants,
Ken & David

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Yes, Whole Mind Success does Increase Creativity & Innovation

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008
At : 10:26 AM

"Yes, Whole Mind Success (WMS) does Increase Creativity & Innovation" - was the conclusion reached by many of the participants at our first 2008 Seminar - held in early January.

In only 4 weeks, participants have seen positive results from WMS methods - in both their business and personal lives.

Medical research also confirms the efficacy of Whole Mind Success techniques:-

Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin using the university's new $10 million W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior used EEG to compare the brain activity of subjects practicing one of the techniques also taught in Whole Mind Success seminars.

They found that the practitioners showed high amplitude gamma waves - generally associated with attention, conscious perception, and learning.

Experienced practitioners also had increased gamma wave activity while not actually practicing the technique, indicating that it probably causes permanent changes to brain activity.

"What we found is that the longtime practitioners showed brain activation on a scale we have never seen before," said Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist. "Their mental practice is having an effect on the brain in the same way golf or tennis practice will enhance performance." It demonstrates, he said, that the brain is capable of being trained and physically modified in ways few people can imagine.

Whole Mind Success - proven to permanently increase you Creativity and Innovative skills.

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Our Busiest January

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2008
At : 1:52 PM

January is usually a slow month - what with the holidays and companies planning for the year.

Surprisingly, we at Whole Mind Success have had our busiest January to date.

Three full-day seminars and two half days were received with great enthusiasm by our clients.

This month we head off to the annual conference of the American Creativity Association - a week long gathering of the world's foremost authorities on Creativity and Innovation.

Our founder, Bala Kanayson, has been invited to present a paper on Whole Mind Success and its intrinsic role in Creativity and Productivity. During his time there, Bala will also conduct several seminars for local corporations.

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