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Published: 04 May 12
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Pete Gable

Is getting 'excited' really helpful?

BY PETE GABLE

I'm sure like me, many of you have been on a corporate training seminar that started the day with a ra-ra session to get you up out of your chair, get the energy flowing and get you in the mood to learn something new. Many of you may also have experienced that terrible feeling when sitting an exam of suddenly not remembering things you definitely knew the night before.

Reframe, a HK based training company have come up with a new program, based on independent scientific studies by several UK and Malaysian universities, that turns this on its head.

These studies show how just getting you excited and feeling motivated may well be the opposite of what you need to be in the best learning state.

Instead, the research shows that a short session of combining deep relaxation with positive suggestion and left right brain stimulation can actually increase the retention and recall for students by over 50%.

Which takes me back to my youth. Were you ever chastised for daydreaming at school? Well, no more, because based on the research studies, students that were encouraged to daydream, as well as study, showed significant increased learning abilities over their more studious counterparts.

The new paradigm for training, education and examinations, therefore, may well be starting the day with these specialised relaxation sessions to stimulate the student into the optimum LEMPT state; a state that every person adopts naturally during study, but cannot replicate in the examination room. Can you imagine the difference this could make?

But don't be downhearted if you are a trainer, there is still a place for some ra- ra, after all we all need some extra motivation from time to time.

The views expressed in this column are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect this publication's view, and this article is not edited by Hongkong Business. The author was not remunerated for this article.

Pete Gable

Pete Gable

Pete Gable is an executive coach, trainer and hypnotherapist with Reframe and Healthy Minds in HK.

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