Do It Better — Brain Training++

Improve your memory and attention and develop a calm, focused, mind.
  • Lectures 54
  • Video 5 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Course Description

Want a better brain? Want a more focused mind?

This course will not only develop your memory, attention, and problem solving skills, but it will also teach you how to undo the negative cognitive side-effects of our modern technologies.

I’ve been writing and teaching at universities across North America about the mind, the brain, and cognition for the past fifteen years. I am continually struck by how unaware people are of the simple things they could be doing to improve their mental and emotional well-being.

Heavy technology use will lead to brain fatigue, stress, and depression

… unless coping strategies are implemented.

This course will give you those tools:

— Exercises and techniques for developing a daily brain/body routine that works with your lifestyle;

— Knowledge of the most important brain basics so that you can make healthy life choices.

The course is designed to be followed as a four-week programme, five days/week. Each week is a focus module: Brain Basics, Cognitive Exhaustion, Cognitive Distraction, Attention and Memory. On each of the five module days you will watch a short, easy-to-follow video lecture in which you will either learn some of the basic concepts relevant to the week’s focus or you will be shown exercises and techniques to help you optimise with respect to that focus. You will also be encouraged to do a daily meditation — the course offers many different guided meditations for you to choose from!

What People are Saying about Dr. Salay and The Course:

“Seriously, this class is fantastic. … I’ve learned so much and am practicing most of the things suggested – they only take a few minutes a day. Memory, focus and productivity are improving. Anyone who is interested in learning and growing will benefit from taking this class.”

— Deb, Udemy Student

“I took this course as part of my Continuing Professional Development as a professional accountant--but this course would be useful to all professionals, students, and anyone who wants to improve their cognitive capacities: focus, concentration, and productivity. The daily meditation with Dr. Salay quickly became the highlight of my day.”

— Erin Webster, CPA

What are the requirements?

  • Must have a brain.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 54 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!
  • • After taking this four-week brain training+ programme, you will know the basics about your brain, about how your brain and body together support cognition, and you will have at your disposal a toolbox of exercises and activities to help you maintain mental focus, optimise memory, and develop a calm mind.

What is the target audience?

  • Absolutely everyone will benefit from this.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee

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Lifetime access

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Curriculum

Section 1: Brain Basics
06:38

Watch this first! In it you will learn everything you need to know about how the course will proceed.

Links from this Lecture

Do It Better

ESC Research

Queen's University

Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

05:47

Topics Covered

Brain/Nervous System

Spinal Stretch

Daily Meditation — Monday
04:25
02:18

Topics Covered

Neurons

Neuroplasticity

Daily Meditation — Tuesday
05:59
04:54

Topics Covered

Meditation

Studies — Positive Effects of Meditation
1 page
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
07:25
03:53

Topics Covered

Neuroplasticity

Neurogenesis

Daily Meditation — Thursday
07:56
Studies — Positive Effects of Physical Activity
2 pages
05:34

Topics Covered

Spinal Flex

Cobra

Week Summary

Daily Meditation — Friday
09:17
Section 2: Cognitive Exhaustion
04:40

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Cognitive Exhaustion (CE)

Complete Breathing

Daily Meditation — Monday
04:25
03:15

Topics Covered

What Cognitive Exhaustion Feels/Looks Like

Daily Meditation — Tuesday
07:58
01:27

Topics Covered

Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques

  1. Sitting Dizzy/Focus
  2. Standing Dizzy/Focus
Daily Meditation — Wednesday
05:59
02:25

Topics Covered

How/Why Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques Work

Daily Meditation — Thursday
07:25
02:23

Topics Covered

More CE Techniques

  1. Standing Balance
  2. Standing Balance/Coordination
  3. Balance + Arm Coordination

Week Summary

Daily Meditation — Friday
09:15
Section 3: Cognitive Distraction
02:51

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Cognitive Distraction (CD)

Prevalence of CD

Daily Meditation — Monday
09:17
04:49

Topics Covered

What Cognitive Distraction Feels/Looks Like

Daily Meditation — Tuesday
04:25
02:09

Topics Covered

Techniques for Dealing With Cognitive Distraction

Daily Meditation — Wednesday
05:57
02:06

Topics Covered

How/Why Cognitive Distraction Techniques Work

Daily Meditation — Thursday
07:58
03:21

Topics Covered

More Cognitive Distraction Techniques

Daily Meditation — Friday
07:25
Section 4: Attention and Memory
02:31

Topics Covered

Module Focus: Attention

Introduction to Attention

Links from this Lecture


George Washington University

Johns Hopkins University

NASA

Northwestern University

NEXUS

Oxford University

Queen’s University

Daily Meditation — Monday
04:25
03:41

Topics Covered

Attention and memory

Studies: Training Working Memory
1 page
Daily Meditation — Tuesday
07:58
01:56

Topics Covered

Attention Exercises

Links from this Lecture

Lumosity

Daily Meditation — Wednesday
09:17
02:32

Topics Covered

Saccade Patterns

Vision tracking

Links from this Lecture

Vision Help

Daily Meditation — Thursday
07:25
02:12

Topics Covered

Memory Exercises

Links from this Lecture

Lumosity

Daily Meditation — Friday
05:59
03:26

Topics Covered

Course Summary

Links from this Lecture

Do It Better

ESC Research

Queen's University

Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

Section 5: Extra Meditations and Exercises
Short Meditation — mp3 Download
04:14
Medium Meditation — mp3 Download
06:35
Longer Meditation — mp3 Download
08:45
Mindfulness Meditation — mp3 Download
08:45
3 Minute Meditation — Music Only
03:12
5 Minute Meditation — Music Only
05:13
6 Minute Meditation — Music Only
06:13
7 Minute Meditation — Music Only
07:11
10 Minute Meditation — Music Only
10:13

Instructor Biography

Nancy Salay , Cognitive Science and Philosophy Professor

I am the founder of Do It Better, an organization whose mission is to bring brain/body solutions to everyday problems, as well as Director of ESC, the Embodiment, Systems, and Complexity Institute for Embodied Cognitive Science. I’ve been writing and teaching at universities across North America about the mind, the brain, and cognition for the past fifteen years. I am thrilled to be reaching a wider audience with these new online opportunities.

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    • Ericka Reusi

    So far so good!

    I just finished the lectures of this course; although, admittedly, there are lapses in my meditation schedule. I still learned a lot though. The lectures are comprehensive and very informative. The illustrated exercises are explained well and easy to follow...who knew it was really that simple? Presentation-wise, it was okay. I just think the graphics could be improved. The instructor is great. The points are explained so well you just want to learn more.

    • Ryan Kelly

    Good Intro for Beginners

    I just started trying to actively meditate for improved mental and cognitive health and this course helps out. I would recommend to anyone who doesn't have a strong/developed background in meditation to give this a try.

    • Adi Orenshtein Assaf

    Thanks!

    It took me more than the time listed for this training, but it was very helpful, new awareness of my every day life.

    • Mustafa Mohammed

    No brain training-

    Not at all Brain training, not very helpful. I was looking for a course which oils Brain power. This course is just a joke, making people do some physical exercises and meditation

    • Martin Ihnatco

    A good one

    Have you ever dreamt about starting to meditate? This is the right course to start. Very informative.

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