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Do It Better — Brain Training ++

Train your brain to improve your memory and to develop a calm, focused, mind.
Instructor:
Nancy Salay
2,622 students enrolled
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• After taking this four-week brain training+ programme, you will know the basics about your brain, about how your brain and body together support cognition, and you will have at your disposal a toolbox of exercises and activities to help you maintain mental focus, optimise memory, and develop a calm mind.

Want a better brain? Want a more focused mind?

This course will not only develop your memory, attention, and problem solving skills, but it will also teach you how to undo the negative cognitive side-effects of our modern technologies.

I’ve been writing and teaching at universities across North America about the mind, the brain, and cognition for the past fifteen years. I am continually struck by how unaware people are of the simple things they could be doing to improve their mental and emotional well-being.

Heavy technology use will lead to brain fatigue, stress, and depression

… unless coping strategies are implemented.

This course will give you those tools:

— Exercises and techniques for developing a daily brain/body routine that works with your lifestyle;

— Knowledge of the most important brain basics so that you can make healthy life choices.

The course is designed to be followed as a four-week programme, five days/week. Each week is a focus module: Brain Basics, Cognitive Exhaustion, Cognitive Distraction, Attention and Memory. On each of the five module days you will watch a short, easy-to-follow video lecture in which you will either learn some of the basic concepts relevant to the week’s focus or you will be shown exercises and techniques to help you optimise with respect to that focus. You will also be encouraged to do a daily meditation — the course offers many different guided meditations for you to choose from!

What People are Saying about Dr. Salay and The Course:

“Seriously, this class is fantastic. … I’ve learned so much and am practicing most of the things suggested – they only take a few minutes a day. Memory, focus and productivity are improving. Anyone who is interested in learning and growing will benefit from taking this class.”

— Deb, Udemy Student

“I took this course as part of my Continuing Professional Development as a professional accountant–but this course would be useful to all professionals, students, and anyone who wants to improve their cognitive capacities: focus, concentration, and productivity. The daily meditation with Dr. Salay quickly became the highlight of my day.”

— Erin Webster, CPA

Brain Basics

1
Introduction to the Course

Watch this first! In it you will learn everything you need to know about how the course will proceed.

Links from this Lecture

Do It Better

ESC Research

Queen's University

Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

2
Brain Introduction

Topics Covered

Brain/Nervous System

Spinal Stretch

3
Daily Meditation — Monday
4
Neurons

Topics Covered

Neurons

Neuroplasticity

5
Daily Meditation — Tuesday
6
Meditation

Topics Covered

Meditation

7
Studies — Positive Effects of Meditation
8
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
9
Neuroplasticity

Topics Covered

Neuroplasticity

Neurogenesis

10
Daily Meditation — Thursday
11
Studies — Positive Effects of Physical Activity
12
Spinal Exercises

Topics Covered

Spinal Flex

Cobra

Week Summary

13
Daily Meditation — Friday

Cognitive Exhaustion

1
Complete Breathing

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Cognitive Exhaustion (CE)

Complete Breathing

2
Daily Meditation — Monday
3
What is Cognitive Exhaustion?

Topics Covered

What Cognitive Exhaustion Feels/Looks Like

4
Daily Meditation — Tuesday
5
Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques

Topics Covered

Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques

  1. Sitting Dizzy/Focus
  2. Standing Dizzy/Focus
6
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
7
How Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques Work

Topics Covered

How/Why Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques Work

8
Daily Meditation — Thursday
9
More Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques

Topics Covered

More CE Techniques

  1. Standing Balance
  2. Standing Balance/Coordination
  3. Balance + Arm Coordination

Week Summary

10
Daily Meditation — Friday

Cognitive Distraction

1
Cognitive Distraction in the Technological Age

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Cognitive Distraction (CD)

Prevalence of CD

2
Daily Meditation — Monday
3
What is Cognitive Distraction?

Topics Covered

What Cognitive Distraction Feels/Looks Like

4
Daily Meditation — Tuesday
5
Cognitive Distraction Techniques

Topics Covered

Techniques for Dealing With Cognitive Distraction

6
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
7
How Cognitive Distraction Techniques Work

Topics Covered

How/Why Cognitive Distraction Techniques Work

8
Daily Meditation — Thursday
9
More Cognitive Distraction Techniques

Topics Covered

More Cognitive Distraction Techniques

10
Daily Meditation — Friday

Attention and Memory

1
Attention Introduction

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Attention

Introduction to Attention

Links from this Lecture


George Washington University

Johns Hopkins University

NASA

Northwestern University

NEXUS

Oxford University

Queen’s University

2
Daily Meditation — Monday
3
Attention and Memory

Topics Covered

Attention and memory

4
Studies: Training Working Memory
5
Daily Meditation — Tuesday
6
Attention Exercises

Topics Covered

Attention Exercises

Links from this Lecture

Lumosity

7
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
8
Vision and Attention

Topics Covered

Saccade Patterns

Vision tracking

Links from this Lecture

Vision Help

9
Daily Meditation — Thursday
10
Memory Exercises

Topics Covered

Memory Exercises

Links from this Lecture

Lumosity

11
Daily Meditation — Friday
12
Course Wrap-Up

Topics Covered

Course Summary

Links from this Lecture

Do It Better

ESC Research

Queen's University

Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

Extra Meditations and Exercises

1
Short Meditation — mp3 Download
2
Medium Meditation — mp3 Download
3
Longer Meditation — mp3 Download
4
Mindfulness Meditation — mp3 Download
5
3 Minute Meditation — Music Only
6
5 Minute Meditation — Music Only
7
6 Minute Meditation — Music Only
8
7 Minute Meditation — Music Only
9
10 Minute Meditation — Music Only
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