Wink is our Right Brain Education program for older children and adults.
There are seven different areas -- or steps -- of Wink.
The seven steps are called Alpha Relaxation, Eye Exercises, PhotoEyeplay, Mental Imaging, Observation Training, Memory Linking and [the combined step of] Photographic Memory and Speed Reading.
They need not all be approached strictly in this order, though they can progressively build upon one another.
However, as the first step, we should always begin with Alpha Relaxation exercises. It helps you and your child let go of rational thoughts and shift from a predominantly beta wave brain state to an alpha wave brain state where relaxed, intuitive learning and soaking-up of information can occur.
Eye Exercises develop our ability to selectively focus our attention narrow or wide (as a preparation technique for Speed Reading when you can very quickly scan a page).
PhotoEyeplay exercises develop our ability to "after-image" -- to vividly see an object even after it is no longer physically in front of us (as a preparation technique for Photographic Memory for vivid, picture-like memory recall).
Mental Imaging exercises develop our ability to consciously and purposely direct our imagination to clearly see places, events, circumstances or hypothetical situations in our minds's eye alone before (or without) physical manifestation.
Observation Training exercises develop our ability to make deep and accurate observations of pictures, visual scenes or events and recall any countless number of characteristics or details of the picture.
Memory Linking exercises develop our ability to link together a long list of items (also called "sequential" memory).
And finally, Photographic Memory and Speed Reading is the right-brain ability to see, absorb and remember pages and volumes of reading information. It is the culmination and integration of the previous right brain techniques for a very useful and valuable purpose.
In this video excerpt from a live presentation, Right Brain Master Trainer Pamela Hickein talks about the Seven Steps of Wink, and gives a few demonstrations of some of the exercises.
- Step 1: Alpha Relaxation for achieving the alpha brain wave state
- Step 2: Eye Exercises for conscious, selective attention focus
- Step 3: PhotoEyeplay for photographic image recall training
- Step 4: Mental Imaging for conscious, vivid imagination exercises
- Step 5: Observation Training for noticing details and subtle characteristics
- Step 6: Memory Linking for memorization of strings of data or bits of information
- Step 7: Photographic Memory and Speed Reading for manifesting right brain genius and intelligence
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