Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It's Too by Marilyn Freimuth

By Marilyn Freimuth

Addicted? provides alternative ways to acknowledge the early and sometimes sophisticated indicators of addiction—much within the related manner we discover ways to notice the early indicators of melanoma. yet, in contrast to melanoma, the place humans rush to get remedy once they realize the indicators, an habit mostly is confronted with nice guilt and ambivalence. Addicted? offers questionnaires that display for a wide range of chemical and behavioral addictions in any respect levels of improvement, and ends with a step by step consultant for a way to organize oneself or another person to beat dependancy.

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After all, you can just write it out as text. In this chapter I want to show you that visualising information has many advantages that aren’t shared by text on its own. How and Why Visualisation Can Help You In his book Brain Rules the American neurobiologist John Medina suggests that humans are visual creatures and can assimilate and store visual information far more effectively than, say, acoustic information: ‘We are incredibly good at recording images. If you hear some information, then three days later you will remember only 10% of it.

A horizontal arrow symbolises a consequence or an outcome. 37 38 Part I: Mind Mapping: The Swiss Army Knife for the Brain ✓ For example: I personally use the expression for example a lot. I have devised my own symbol for this: a small flag. Whenever I see this flag I know that the keyword is an example of something that I’ve written on the branch. ✓ Dependent on: A sort of broken square to me means dependent on. It’s often the case that I need such causal connections. For example, I read a text about stress that explains to me what factors stress depends on.

One feature of our brain is that it thinks by association and by leaps and bounds. You can make use of these characteristics with Mind Mapping by extending your thoughts at a point in the Mind Map where they’re best suited. Now start the exercise and come back to the book after about ten minutes. Figure 1-3 contains my own example for this exercise. Figure 1-3: Mind Map taken a stage further. Chapter 1: Introducing Mind Mapping Free association or strict logic? When drawing in the sub-branches for each of your six concepts you’ll make associations which at first sight have no direct connection with the central theme of Success.

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