Embedding Mind Maps in your Neurology

This visualisation started life as one of the components of the Unleash the Book Inside workshop and home study course.

In the workshops, I found that the students started to get huge flashes of inspiration when I combined mind mapping with simple simple contemplative and meditative techniques. This version of the visualisation is more generic such that you can use it on any mind map whether hand drawn or computer generated. Note though, if you do use software mind mapping, it’s a good idea to use a print out first. This visualisation takes a mind map and embeds it into your cellular neurology such that two things start to happen.

Firstly, you commit it to memory much better.

Secondly that you become better at noticing coincidences and serendipities associated with elements on the map. For example, if your map contains your goals and ambitions for the year, you start to become luckier. If you are writing a book, you come across information and ideas that help you in ways that seem uncanny.

You can play the visualisation here

An MP3 version comes with the Unleash the Book Inside Home Study course ..

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The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments

edison-3051Have you ever had a blinding flash of inspiration?

Have you ever seen the big picture in less than a second and wondered where it came from?

Would you like to learn how to have light bulb moments on demand?

Did you know that Edison perhaps didn’t have one when he came up with the light bulb … and that his true brilliance lay elsewhere?

And did people have light bulb moments before the light bulb was invented?

To find out the answers to these questions, come and listen to author and Mind Map Master Trainer, Tom Evans introduce The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments.

Here’s what attendees are saying about the talk:

“Even the most hard-headed (and left brained !) of businessmen would have enjoyed and taken away something really useful from your session.”

“An excellent thought-provoking taster session.”

“If you want to think about creativity – Tom’s talk certainly will provide you with plenty of food for thought.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the talk, very  enlightening and will try out the techniques.”

“Very illuminating.”

This is an interactive presentation where you will experience one, if not two or more, actual light bulb moments.

Not only that but you will learn how to take the ideas you have and actually make them happen. You will learn about Whole Brain Thinking and Whole Mind Thinking and how our conscious minds can actually get in the way of the creative process.

Tom will help you breathe life into your problem or opportunity – this event could well change your direction this year and your life in general.

Come along with a problem or an opportunity and you might well walk away with a solution. This could well be just what you are looking for in these credit crunchy days. Remember there is no such thing as coincidence. If you are reading this, then it’s even possible that this event could be a pivotal moment in your life time.

So, if you want to have a blinding flash of inspiration to transform you or your business – look at the seminar schedule here

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Unleash your Book with iMindMap

I have been mind mapping for many years and it has really helped me increase my creativity and productivity – as well as giving me unprecedented clarity over what I am working on.

Although I am comfortable with maintaining my creativity while working on a computer, for many people, the very use of a keyboard, screen and mouse, switches the left brain into dominant mode – thus suppressing the creative right hemisphere.

For this reason, on my workshops and in the Home Study online course, I recommend that, at least, the early maps are done with paper and pen.

Imagine my surprise when I came across the latest version of iMindMap from Tony Buzan. At last, mind mapping software which doesn’t constrain the user to a rigid framework. It uses a clever vector graphics engine so that the map is not limited by the technology or the screen in a rectilinear fashion. As such, it can be introduced much earlier in the creative writing process.

For authors who have taken the Home Study course, if you purchase iMindMap, I will send you a free set of mind map templates to help you plan, execute and manage your book project.

You can get a free trial and purchase iMindMap here

mastertrainerlogo_175Latest News: Nov ’08: I have now qualified as a Master Trainer for the software.

I am running a series of training courses in the South East of England in 2009 – for dates and booking and to find out how to Change Your Mind, click here

For more about Mind Maps work, watch this short video ….