Here is the text of my proposed letter to the interested parties to form a Dutch training system for the Alphalearning Institute.
Last year, one of my Belgian collegues invited me to a meeting of the VOV (Flemish Training Specialists' Society) in Gent on brainwave control. That day, the Alphalearning Institute gave a flash demonstration showing how individuals could actually control their own brainwaves in order to improve the ability to study and to increase the intake of information considerably.
It was remarkable to see how a number of participants were linked up with an electroencephalograph (EEG) in order to project their brainwaves (via a PC onto a projection screen, and how quickly they learned how to use this 'projection-
During this demonstration, the brainwave frequency was reduced from the 'watchful' Beta level (14 Hz) to the relaxed 'learning' Alpha level (7Hz), and finally to the comforting, 'creative' Theta level (4 Hz) and the Delta 'sleep' level (2 Hz). The brain frequency was then increased again in order to return the subject to the Beta level. The demonstration came loaded with a myriad of recent scientific research data in the field of brain physiology, neurology and psychology. All of this was quite impressive and aroused my curiosity -
When later on I heard that the training method was also based on the insights of Tony Buzan ("Use your brain"), Edward DeBono ("Thinking Laterally") and John Grinder ("Neurolinguistic Programming"), I got really interested. I brought along a lot of interest but also some scepticism when I came to Maastricht in order to attend the Alphalearning "Learning to Learn" course.
The course was exciting and interesting -
In short, anyone can learn how to study faster in a more flexible and less stressful way.
And that is not just the latest fad or some kind of fairy-
Thank you again for a wonderful week.