Mind Mapping isn't a new concept. It is, however, a largely untapped resource that most people either skip over or think themselves incapable of utilizing.
This course will help guide you through not only the steps and uses of mind mapping, but also the elements of deeper, insightful thinking. You will learn to utilize mind mapping in order to:
With two hours of content, this course gives you both experiences and information, and it does so with enough time to keep you engaged, yet without hours of repeated, unnecessary content. It also includes downloadable mind map templates to help get you started.
This course is designed to guide you through discovering radiant thinking, learning the basics of mind map structure, and then 7 ways to use mind maps in real world situations. It also includes countless mind maps I've used for years, so you have real examples to both validate the information you're learning and to inspire you in your mind mapping endeavors!
The course will also have regularly updated bonus material, such as case studies (stories of myself and others using mind mapping in real-world situations) and bonus lessons (based on new ways I've discovered uses for mind mapping).
This is a basic overview to what a mind map actually IS and how to use it. Master the 3 Key Elements of a mind map and you're an instant expert.
Successful mind mapping begins with a seed idea--a core theme, from which the rest of your thoughts, ideas, and concepts radiate.
Subcategories are the manageable, "bite-sized" pieces of the seed idea. By branching into subcategories (and then further branching into sub-subcategories, etc.) next steps, missing pieces, and important elements of your ideas are captured and organized.
Branches are what tie everything together. Whether you use them to direct the flow of your thinking and planning, or you use them as categories in themselves, branches keep the connection between all the elements of your mind map.
My favorite way to utilize mind mapping is in creating personal vision for myself or the organizations / people I lead. Identifying and sticking with core developmental concepts is made easier with mind maps, and execution steps become clearer in the process. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping goals and vision.
Cut down on the lists with mind maps to plan for events. Whether fundraisers, product launches, or holidays with relatives, mind maps tie events together with ease and flow. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping events, parties, and similar group creations.
Similar to story boards, mind mapping helps in developing ideas that turn into artistic creations--particularly in writing. This is especially helpful for situations when you don't necessarily have the end in mind and instead have the central theme you want to illustrate through your words. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping stories, creative writing, and other literary outlets.
Similar to assimilation, mind mapping offers a dynamic approach to note taking and organization, because it applies radiant thinking. This is especially helpful if linear note taking and "lists" haven't worked for you. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for utilizing mind mapping in note taking, organizing information, studying, and research.
Assimilation is possibly the most important--and the most overlooked--aspect of learning, planning, and growth. Mind mapping helps to put the pieces together in ways that help you reason, adjust, and adapt so that your future endeavors bring even greater success! This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping in order to understand, assimilate, and learn from previous experiences.
Powerpoint slides with bullet points are outdated. Introducing radiant thinking through mind mapping to your audience offers a stimulating and attention-grabbing approach to presentations. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping both the planning and the execution of lectures and presentations.
Sometimes you just need to get ideas down on paper so you have something to work with. Like free writing or musical improvisation, mind mapping allows your ideas to flow, helping you tap the source of effortless output. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping insights, discoveries, creativity, and ideas.
Despite the wonders that technology and the internet provide us, sometimes a pen and paper go a long way in the planning stages. I saved hours of confusion and headaches by mind mapping websites, both in redesigning old sites and in creating them from scratch. This section offers instructions, suggestions, examples, and templates for mind mapping website design.
Brenton Harris, began his journey toward healing as a pre-med student, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University. In 2008 he moved to Dallas and began studying the mind and consciousness at the School of Metaphysics (SOM). He trained in Eastern medicine (including Biocircuitry Convergence certification through the Physician's Institute in Dallas) and directed the SOM-Dallas branch and taught weekly adult education classes for 5 years. He currently serves as teacher and director at the SOM branch in Columbia, MO.
Through his studies at the School of Metaphysics, Brenton discovered the power of creative thinking and visualization. Along the way, tools like mind mapping, dream interpretation, and meditation produced profound changes in his life, and also the lives of his students.
In addition to serving as a teacher and director for SOM branches, Brenton has had the opportunity to teach and speak to people throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. He has spoken to numerous Rotary clubs, professional organizations, businesses, and universities, including Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
Brenton has used mind mapping, dreams, and meditation to propel him forward in spiritual growth and understanding through the last 6 years in the SOM course of study, and will continue using them as he pursues both his Psi Counseling certification and his Doctorate of Metaphysics. Driven by a desire to both revolutionize the face of health and wellness, as well as live the his ideals of freedom and abundance, Brenton plans to continue his study and quest for understanding and knowledge for the rest of his life.