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Delay Dementia Today (Pt. 2)

Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010
At : 12:48 PM

Neuroscience research shows that the connections between our billions
of neurons – the synapses – are damaged in dementia patients.

Billions of neurons transfer information in our brains using electro-chemical signals.

In Dementia, information transfer at the synapses deteriorates,
the number of synapses declines and eventually our brain cells die.

This is also clearly seen in autopsies as a significant reduction in brain size.

Whole Mind Success has workshops to help stave off the onset of Dementia - using methods shown to work by neuroscientists.

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CEOs and Innovation

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
At : 12:07 AM

Those of us who have worked in large Corporations are rather skeptical of CEOs who claim to support Creativity and Innovation.

We have experienced time and again the lip service paid to *facilitating a creative environment*

Why is this the case?

Is it because most CEOs are under pressure to produce short-term results?
Or are CEOs too far away from the trenches?
Are some of them too old to have learned about Innovation during their MBA days?
Are CEOs simply risk-averse?

What do you think?

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Innovation, Creativity, Neuroscience

Posted: Monday, March 8, 2010
At : 10:04 AM


Whole Mind Success is pleased to provide more information on the TEDx program in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The TEDx program is organized around the theme, What’s The Big Idea
and is divided into three sessions:
Thinking, Doing, and Seeing.

Topics to be covered include
the neuroscience of beliefs,
innovations and discoveries in medicine and healthcare,
the principles of meaningful enterprise,
new ideas in education, effective communication, computer science and art, microfinance, psychology, human perception and music.

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Creativity in Schools

Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010
At : 10:52 AM

The famous TED Conferences are also held as TEDx programs, partnering with schools, etc.

Ted aims to bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives.

Top creative, successful professionals from the Sciences and Arts present cutting edge ideas.
Attendess can interact with these presenters and enjoy a day developing their WHOLE MIND.

Whole Mind Success is pleased to be supporting TED in their work to spread Creativity in our Educational Establishments.

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Creativity Online

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010
At : 12:18 PM

We are pleased to announce that iLG - i Learning Global is now showing a few videos from our Creativity Seminars on their iLG website.

You can access some of their material via this link (or copy & paste in your browser) :
http://www.ilearningglobal.biz/creativity - when you enroll for full access, the sponsor name to use is Creativity.

The site provides a Real World MBA - with successful businesspeople teaching practical Business Smarts.

Steven Covey, Brian Tracy and others are available 24/7 for Sales, Marketing, Business Plans, Financing, Tax advice, etc.

Creativity and Innovation with Whole Mind Success is now available online.

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Creativity in Children 2

Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009
At : 6:45 PM

We have been discussing the peak periods of brain development in a child.

Professor Stuart Shanker of York University said,
* While conventional knowledge holds that the ability to reason is genetically hardwired into components of our brains from birth, our research shows that reason is in fact formed by emotion itself, by the responses of infants to their environment and to their caregivers*

This confirms our own observations that a child’s reasoning powers can be increased by improving their environment and their interaction with those around them.

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Nurture and Creativity in Children

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
At : 8:23 AM

As we continue our focus on children this Fall, we would like to report recent research on children and learning.

The latest published papers turn our *modern* thinking upside down.
Parking your kids in front of the TV with a *learning* DVD does NOT do the trick!!

In fact rigorous tests have shown that direct human interaction and immediate rewards have a far greater effect on academic skills than watching a *Einstein training* DVD.

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Creativity in Children

Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009
At : 10:11 AM

Dr. Jay Giedd of the NIMH has presented updates on our understanding of brain development.
He showed the myelination of the teenage brain and how late the superior temporal cortex matured.
In Giedd's recent paper, when the curves for females and males were superimposed, boys were more likely to have a "late blooming" profile.

This corresponds to data which show that boys have slower processing times.

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Radio - TV - Internet

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2009
At : 11:53 PM

The "new" media began when Radio broadcasts were more widely available in the 1920s, with president Hoover calling it an Instrument of Learning and Beauty.

Then in the early 40s we saw the growth of Television broadcasts in the USA, and eventually the 1990's made the worldwide web, the Internet, available to the public - and the new Information Age took off.

Radio has recently seen a revival, with increasing numbers of people listening to programs on the internet. In fact recent surveys report that one in three people now listen to the radio via the internet.

The internet, of course, is also a great resource for Education and Training. The number of students doing on-line degrees has risen, and nearly 4 million students have taken at least one on-line course.

Whole Mind Success is also offering some of its methods on-line. We will be helping to develop a Creativity curriculum as part of a new Global Learning website.

We expect that this will provide the opportunity for many more people in our international community to learn practical methods to increase their creativity - and to do so whenever they choose, 24 hours a day throughout the year.

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From Radio to Television to the Internet


At : 6:04 PM

The new media began when Radio broadcasts were more widely available in the 1920’s, with president Hoover calling it an Instrument of Learning and Beauty.

Then in the early 40’s we saw the growth of Television broadcasts in the USA, and eventually the 1990's made the worldwide web, the Internet, available to the public - and the new Information Age took off.

Radio has recently seen a revival, with increasing numbers of people listening to programs on the internet. In fact recent surveys report that one in three people now listen to the radio via the internet.

The internet, of course, is also a great resource for Education and Training. The number of students doing on-line degrees has risen, and nearly 4 million students have taken at least one on-line course.

Whole Mind Success is also offering some of its methods on-line. We will be helping to develop a Creativity curriculum as part of a new Global Learning website.

We expect that this will provide the opportunity for many more people in our international community to learn practical methods to increase their creativity - and to do so whenever they choose, 24 hours a day throughout the year.

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Start Young and Delay Dementia

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009
At : 10:46 AM

We have known for some time that adults who regularly challenge their brains succumb to dementia less often and at older ages than seniors who are intellectually lazy.

The brain can grow new neural connections and strengthen weak ones at ANY age - if exercised.

There is also a link between educational level and dementia which suggests that mental activity in young adulthood helps delay dementia later.

Psychologists at the University of Toronto found that older subjects who had the most education during their youth did the best on memory tests.

So if you want to forestall dementia in your golden years, get as much formal education as you can when you are young. Of course if you're already past that stage, then you should start challenging yourself right now.

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Our Brain on Humor

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009
At : 1:12 PM

In Vol 40, Issue 5 of Neuron, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging ( fMRI) to study how the brains of 16 healthy adults responded to funny cartoons.

The brain scans detected areas of the brain that activated when the subjects found the cartoon funny.

The study showed that in addition to areas of the brain involved in language processing, humor also activated the “reward centers” of the brain such as the amygdala, which releases dopamine. plays a vital role in the brain's mesolimbic reward system.

The findings may help explain the hedonistic aspects of humor and could lead to new treatments for depression.

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Creativity, Laughter, Innovation

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009
At : 9:58 PM

Whole Mind Success has been invited to present a Keynote Address at the annual AATH Conference in Las Vegas next month.

AATH, the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor is
a non-profit professional organization that advances the understanding and application of humor and laughter for their positive benefits.

The Eureka moment is often accompanied by laughter - although the reverse may not be true!

Which part of your Whole Mind is used in humor? Is the left brain or the right brain more active? Is it the conscious mind or the subconscious mind that triggers laughter? How much of it is conditioning and environment?

Whole Mind Success reveals it all, whilst showing you practical methods to balance the brain, delve into Silence and renew your neural circuits.

The result is Pure Creativity.

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Is Creativity Innovation ?

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009
At : 6:55 PM

Creativity is the act of producing new ideas, or finding new combinations of existing ideas.
In a Corporate setting, creativity would involve the generation of novel ideas or novel uses for a combination of existing ideas.

Innovation involves generating and applying such creative ideas to a specific need.
So, in a Corporation, Innovation is the process in which new ideas are created and transformed into useful commercial products and services.

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Creativity and Remembering the Past

Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
At : 11:46 AM

We have a new President in this wonderful Democracy of ours.
Creativity appears to be necessary to secure our future and that of our children.
Teaching children how to develop their innate creativity and encouraging creative behavior in our Educational Institutions is the way to ensure our continued leadership in the world.

Instead of cutting funding for our schools and scientific endeavors, we should be cutting the multi-billion dollar waste in a bloated system.
Decades of work at the Fermi particle accelerator have been thwarted by politically motivated budget cuts. This, of course, is now in the past (even if it occurred just last year).

Now, once again, we have the chance for a new beginning - a Brand New Day.
Yet the talk shows are still scraping the bottom of the barrel as they try to live in the past.

From which part of our brains are these old memories recalled?

The parietal lobe has an important role in memory, particularly in what Neuroscientists call Episodic Memory.
Episodic Memory is a brain/mind system that allows us to remember past events and experiences in our lives.
Previously there had been some discussion as to whether the parietals role was only for imagery and spatial memory.
However recent studies of patients with bilateral parietal lobe damage have confirmed the critical role of this area of the brain in the recollection of episodic 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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Memory and Music

Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2008
At : 12:27 AM

Happy Holidays !

Musical memory is one of the strongest forms of conditioning we can have.

Most of us know how tunes we heard as young children still play away in our heads at the oddest of times.

Even today there are still times when I hear songs – especially hymns from my childhood days playing in my head.
I may even suddenly burst out with a hymn that relates to something that was said – much to the chagrin of those around me.
Of course many of us also know that just about any word in our language today has been used in some song or the other.

So, because musical associations are verbal, even hearing a word can trigger a song in our heads

To be cont.

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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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Whole Mind Success - Efficacy Verified

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008
At : 12:03 PM

The efficacy of Whole Mind Success methods continue to be verified at National Universities using Brain Imaging with fMRIs and EEG - here is a recent report.

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 which is 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.

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What is Creativity?

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008
At : 10:49 AM

"Creativity, it has been said, consists largely of re-arranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know." - George Kneller

Of course we also think of creativity as discovering, or doing something NEW and UNIQUE

As we have said in our Whole Mind Success seminars:

Creativity is a Mental Process which involves
- The Generation of New Ideas or Concepts
- New Associations between Existing Ideas and Concepts

and what recent discoveries in Neuroscience tell us is that:
Creativity can actually be developed by using various techniques - many of which are taught in our Whole Mind Seminars.

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Can Dementia be Prevented?

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2008
At : 4:45 PM

Cognitive research clearly indicates that deliberately taxing the brain and forcing seniors to work at complex rasks helps delay the onset of Dementia.

More recently, there are some who are finding evidence that Dementia can actually be prevented.

Some of the methods used are similar to techniques taught at Whole Mind Success seminars.

It thus appears likely that in addition to increasing your Creativity and Productivity, Whole Mind Success will help prevent the onset of Dementia - and allow us to lead a productive life at any age.

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Creativity and the Whole Mind

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2008
At : 12:48 PM

Louis Pasteur, the French scientist said "chance favors only the prepared mind".
So, your mind has to be prepared before you can have those creative "ah-ha" moments.

Which confirms what we say:
"Know your craft well, then use our Whole Mind methods to release your Creativity"

Anyone can use the techniques taught in Whole Mind Success seminars to:

Balance your left and right Brain
Access your subconscious Mind
Enter the creative womb of Silence

and become Fully Creative – every day!

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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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Happy New Year !

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2008
At : 7:12 PM

The Seminar Consultants at Whole Mind Success would like to wish all our clients and readers a Happy and Successful New Year.

May it be a year filled with Creativity and Innovation in your daily lives.

Practice our Whole Mind techniques -

Use both your Left Brain and Right Brain - for maximum creativity and innovation

Access your Subconscious Mind - to more readily attain your Goals

Practice the Science of Silence - to quiet the Mental Chatter and Noise - and release your innate Creativity


- Ken & David

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Creative Problem Solving with Whole Mind Success

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007
At : 12:06 PM

Creative problem solving is the process of finding a unique solution to any problem.
It is a process in which a solution is actually created by the individual, and not learned from someone else.

Whole Mind Success seminars have helped to increase the creative problem-solving skills of engineers and artists, athletes and scientists, students and professors.

These creative problem solving techniques will:

1. Shift a person's mental state into one that nurtures creativity.

2. Help them reframe the problem

3. Increase their supply of new ideas

4. Present fresh perspectives which often lead to elegant solutions

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Previous Posts:

Delay Dementia Today (Pt. 2)

Delay Dementia Today

Dementia, CEOs, Whole Mind Success

Aging CEOs

CEO Innovation Strategy

CEOs and Innovation

Innovation, Creativity, Neuroscience

Creativity in Schools

Brain Power, Innovation

Creativity Online

 
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