This course explores the nature and complexity of Brainworx or critical thinking, and how this dynamic component of each person interacts with a variety of challenges and situations in everyday life. Brainworx also invites the participant to learn more about elements of thinking habits, and some possible solutions to improve and simplify analysis of specific circumstances.
The impact of cause and effect in cognitive activities, and how barriers to effective Brainworx may interfere with obtaining an unbiased solution to problems is explored. Financial issues are explored from the perspective of wants versus needs and how to successfully apply these ideas to conserve valued financial resources.
Human emotions occur as a result of Brainworx or critical thinking, the emphasis in this part of the course is designed to enhance one’s personal responsibility for owning their anger. Versus attempting to make others responsible when a person states “you make me angry.”
Self-care, taking the best possible care of a person’s physical, intellectual and emotional domains, is explored from the aspect of basic care, feeding and strengthening these areas. This portion of the course also urges the student to become actively engaged in their own self-care.
Expectations, or what we expect to happen in a situation, invites the participant to better understand how their expectations shape and guide their actions and reactions to a variety of situations. In addition, the issue of expectations is Brainworxed with a plan to further understand this complex arena through a written plan before taking action.
Brainworx examines the dynamic process of decision making, and how making a decision, not deciding to do something, waiting to decide; and choosing to make no decision all contain both positive and negative consequences.
The topic of drug and alcohol use and abuse is discussed with examples of risk factors in the use of a variety of stimulants, depressants and recreational mood altering chemicals. This portion also explores the positive and negative aspects of recreational drugs like marijuana and designer drugs.
Personal integrity and self-esteem are explored from the perspective of positive and negative interactions with self and others, and the results of actions. While integrity is a study of boundaries impacting the concepts of right and wrong, self-esteem involves how a person views themselves and others.
The remainder of this course presents a variety of Brainworx puzzles which challenge the participant to resolve comparisons and finding the answer to similarities. Solutions to these puzzles will help the student to better understand the nature and strength of their Brainworx or critical thinking processes.