Master your brain: Neuroscience for personal development
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Discover how this approach can help with stress, self confidence, motivation, change, communication, relations, ...
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Last updated 9/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • A groundbreaking model of human behavior that will help you gain well-being, improve your relationships, and ultimately take control of your own life
  • Understand the mechanism of stress: Discover what part of our brain is responsible for triggering stress and how to switch from one part to another to eliminate it. You will also see how to deal with others who are under stress.
  • Improve your self-Confidence: Learn how we position ourselves towards others. Identify where you stand. Learn how to recognize manipulative behavior and how to deal with it. Learn how to react when faced with bullying, peacock behavior and lack of confidence.
  • Connect with your motivations: Learn the distinction between lasting and temporary motivations. Find out an easy way to figure out what truly motivates you, then use that knowledge to your advantage to improve your work and life.
  • Manage your obsessions: We all have them, and it's no big deal. However sometimes they take over. Learn how to recognize obsessive behavior, the mechanism behind it, and how to keep it under control.
  • Unlock your full potential: You will be given the keys to the part of your brain that is responsible for self-control, adaptation, willpower, focus, but also creativity and spirituality. learn how to switch in just a couple of minutes and become the best version of yourself.
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  • A keen interest in human behavior is the only real prerequisite for this course
  • No previous knowledge required - I will take you step by step through the different concepts, models and brainstructures presented in the course
  • No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended
  • At different stages in the course, there will be questions presented about your own life and how you think and feel about some topics. It is important you answer them for yourself before you move on with the course
  • At different stages in the course, you will be invited to do some exercises. Concrete examples will be presented, however it is important you do the exercise yourself as well

Congratulations! You just found the N°1 bestselling course about Brain Science on Udemy!

Discover the NeuroCognitive and Behavioral Approach. Learn how 4 brainstructures run our lives and how to take control

The NBA (or Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach) is a fascinating, innovative and multi-disciplinary approach born out of 25 years of scientific research. It combines the fields of neurosciences, social psychology, behavioral sciences and many more to come up with one overlaying, comprehensive theory which gives unique insights in our complex human nature. It was originally developed by the French scientist J. Fradin.

As the director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism I had the chance to work with Dr Fradin and become an expert in his groundbreaking approach. I've developed this course as to make his work accessible to all, regardless of background or prior knowledge. I'm much more a communicator than a scientist myself. And that's exactly my contribution to his work: explaining complex matters in a comprehensive and entertaining way.

Over 10.000 students enrolled. Raving 5 star reviews:

"...Every lecture is packed with information that is presented very clearly. The lectures offer both insight and techniques to improve personal development."

“...quality is top. It was a joy to watch this course. Recommended."

“... the best part about the course is its intention to disseminate how you can benefit from applying the knowledge learned in real life situations, not just learning the information for learning's sake. Highly recommended!"

Last updated: June 2017

This course is so much more than a pile of recorded lectures. It's really almost a living, breathing entity, a work in progress, that continues to evolve over time. What to expect:

  • 30 day full money back guarantee, no questions asked
  • High instructor availability: I answer any questions you may have in a short time frame. I always answer within 24 hours, but usually much faster than that.
  •  Weekly educational announcements, mostly blog posts, on how our brain works and its impact in our daily life. This is brand new content, exciting insights, that I'll be sending your way on a weekly basis
  • Based on student's questions, I'll be adding new content on a regular basis
  • The content stays up to date, based on new scientific research and studies
  • Tools and insights for personal development and authentic relationships

Expect to develop a revolutionary new framework, based on our active brain structure. Look at the world with new eyes and recognize the underlying patterns that govern our lives and that of those around us. Expect exercises, homework, putting theory into practice in a fun and entertaining way. You will also gain access to our Facebook group where you will be able to exchange your experiences with the NBA and learn from others as well.

So what are you waiting for? Join now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in human behavior
  • Individuals looking for personal development
  • Professionals who want to improve on their people skills
  • This course is not for people looking for ways to manipulate others. It's about empowering, not taking power away from others
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 07:59

Introduction to the course

Preview 04:49

The NBA is not the truth, it is based on our current knowledge and hypothesis


A learning community
Our Reptilian Brain
6 Lectures 16:04

A couple of questions to get you started

Before we start
1 page

A brief explanation on the original role of the Reptilian Brain

Preview 03:45

A closer look to the modern emanation of the original defense mechanism

How to recognize the different types of Stress

Take the test and see what is your preferred strategy towards stress

Recognizing your own stress
1 page

teaser for the Prefrontal Brain

How to manage our stress

Practical exercise

Our Reptilian Brain: RSM - Relational Stress Management
7 Lectures 14:28

Relational Stress Management explained

Introduction to RSM

How to deal with people in flee stress

RSM - Flee

How to deal with people in fight stress

RSM - Fight

How to deal with people in freeze stress

RSM - Freeze

Conclusion to the Relational Stress Management

Conclusion to RSM

Do your homework and make this course yours


Conclusion to the Reptilian Brain

Conclusion to the Reptilian Brain
1 page
Our Paleo-Limbic Brain
13 Lectures 28:24

A couple of questions to get you started

Before we start
1 page

Why do we have a Paleo-Limbic Brain?

Preview 02:16

The axis of self-confidence

Self Confidence

The axis of trust


Who decides where we end up on the two scales?

How we get our group positioning

Do you know where you stand on the axes of self confidence and trust?

Knowing your own positioning
1 page

Why do we sometimes feel confident, and at other moments, not at all?

Different situations, same position

Is there a quick fix for my low self esteem?

Changing our own positioning

What is Relational Group Positioning Management?

RGPM -Relational Group Positioning Management

How to deal with others who are in Paleo-Limbic mode?

RGPM - rules to follow

Do this small exercise before moving on

1 page

Conclusion to the Paleo-Limbic brain

Conclusion to the Paleo-Limbic brain
1 page

Our Neo-Limbic Brain - Personalities and Motivations
11 Lectures 24:39

A couple of questions to get you started

Before we start
1 page

Why do we have a Neo-Limbic brain?

The role of the Neo-Limbic Brain

What are primary personalities?

Primary Personalities

Discover the surprising roots of our personalities

Impact of the reptilian strategies

An overview of our 8 personality types

Eight personality types
8 pages

Do this small exercise before moving on

1 page

What are secondary personalities?

Secondary Personalities

What's going on? I feel confused about my motivations.

loss of motivation

Pick your battles


Conclusion to our motivations

Conclusion to the Neo-limbic brain - Motivations
1 page

About Motivation
Our Neo-Limbic Brain - Obsessions
9 Lectures 25:11

A couple of questions to get you started

Before we start
1 page

When passion turns into an obsession

Preview 03:57

How does an obsession work?

Causes and mechanism

Types of obsessions

Actif and Passif

Houston, we have a problem

Failure to compensate

Take back control

Recover your freedom

How to deal with the obsessions of others

Manage others

Do this exercise before moving on

1 page

Conclusion to our obsessions

Conclusion to the Neo-Limbic brain - Obsessions
1 page
Our Pre-Frontal Brain
7 Lectures 18:24

A couple of questions to get you started

Before we start
1 page

Two operational modes

The Automatic Mode versus the Adaptive Mode

Find out how to differentiate both modes

The 6 dimensions of the Pre-frontal brain

practical exercise

Multiple point of views

practical exercise

The Means/demands Pyramid

How to bring others to use their Prefrontal Brain

Prefrontal others

Conclusion to the Prefrontal Brain

Conclusion to the Prefrontal brain
1 page
5 Lectures 17:23

Understand the shift in perspective, your new way to look at events

Content and container

let's see who does what at any given time

Who's in control?

Why do so many of us dread giving presentations?

BONUS: Presentations

Sometimes you hear that a mid-life crisis is something like a late adolescence. So what about it?

Bonus: Adolescence vs Mid-life crisis

Discipline and self-discipline. Is there a difference?

Preview 02:36
2 Lectures 02:55

Now it's your turn

Final Conclusion

26 questions

Final request
About the Instructor
Gregory Caremans - Brain Academy
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56,981 Students
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Neurocognitive and Behavioral Expert

Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I'm the founder of the Brain Academy. 

I'm a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I'm the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium). 

Today, I've specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. I have my own blog and create online courses. I'm very proud to say that The Economist contacted me to start a partnership where they offer my courses to their readers. My courses were also recently featured in the magazine Entrepreneur.

Here at Udemy I teach over 50.000 students and most of my courses are best-sellers: 

  • Neuroscience for Parents is the N°1 course on parenting 
  • Master your brain is the N°1 course on Brain Science
  • Meet your brain is the N°1 free personal development course 
  • My Stress Management course is N°1 out of almost 900 courses on stress.
  • My Neuroplasticity course is N°1 in its category
  • My leadership course is N°4, right behind Seth Godin and Brian Tracy

A lot of people who follow my blog or enroll in my courses are quite curious about this NBA-thing, the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. When you google it, you hardly find information on it. The reason for this is simple: The NBA has its origins in France, and is called ANC, l'approche Neurocognitive et Comportementale. Now when you google that, you'll find loads of information, unfortunately, the vast majority of it is in french…

So that's where I come in. I have been the Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism, which task is to spread the NBA, for several years. I worked directly with the founders of the NBA, Dr. Jacques Fradin and his colleagues, and became an expert in his approach.

in 2014 I created my Brain Academy and took the decision to take the NBA one step further by elevating it's reach from a regional scope to a worldwide reach, by translating the work of Jacques Fradin into English, and make it accessible to everyone. With my team, we decided to translate the NBA into every day, real life applications: How to use the NBA to raise children, to become a better manager, to deal with stress, and so on… We've added new perspectives and insights from brilliant minds such as Daniel Kahneman, David Brooks, Dan Ariely, Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, and many more

My blog and these courses were born out of a frustration, that regardless of the time and effort me and my team would put into coaching and training people, we would only reach so many people. It's great to have a vision to change the world, but if you don't have the means to activate it, your vision is no more than a fantasy…

By the end of 2014, the first course got online. Since then, over 40.000 people have joined us already. Still, personally, I won't rest before reaching at least 100.000, and then one million, and more. And there's a simple reason for that: Understanding how our brains work and their impact on our behavior has a major impact on how we see ourselves and others. It helps us be at peace with ourselves and be more tolerant towards others. In other words: it makes the world a better place to live in.

So join us in this brain-revolution. Join one of my groundbreaking courses and become part of the tribe