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?
How do we go about developing our innate creativity and learning to use it in our work and play?
Well, right here in Ventura County, a company called Whole Mind Success is teaching people how to do just this. Whole Mind Success has been teaching corporate employees how to develop their creativity for over 20 years. Their Seminar Leader, Bala Kanayson, is a local resident and has led seminars in Creativity, Innovation and productivity for many years.
Using proven methods, many have learned how to use the left and right brain, the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind, to increase their creativity and productivity.
Seminar attendees report more effective business decisions, new engineering designs, creative ideas, and improved work performance.
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.
What did you do last Tuesday at 10.15 am? Can you remember?
Do you have difficulty remembering what you read or studied recently? Can you rattle off some atomic weights from the Periodic Table or valencies of various elements from your last Chemistry class?
Memory is no longer the mystery it was just a few decades ago. Neuroscience shows us that memory is a unique capacity that is separate from other cognitive functions. The main region of our brain associated with memory is the hippocampus. Various biological pathways in the brain are involved in the process of retaining information in our 'memory banks'.
Studies have shown that memory is aided by the release of the chemical acetylcholine. In fact, in Alzheimer's disease, one treatment for memory impairment is the use of cholinesterase inhibitors - which help normalize the acetylcholine levels in the brain. Besides a better memory, this treatment helps improve thinking and functionality in some Alzheimer's patients.