The best part about reading off a kindle is the ease with which you can highlight as you come across new and powerful learnings to review and hardwire later! This one from Dr Joe Dispenza is one I really wanted to share with you all as it felt like he was talking about HSC CoWorks whilst I was reading it (I wish!). Joe is a big name in the Neuroscience research field exploring the infinite potential for our brain to change to produce the outcomes we seek.  

Our coaching methods are based around the principles of neuroplasticity, allowing us to work with year 11 and 12 students to improve their thinking, build their own connections and increase overall engagement in the HSC process. We know that unless an individual actively engages in the process of learning they are not creating the required circuitry to fully understand the idea/concept and then apply it to an experience such as a practice exam.

As Joe says…

‘In the research I’ve conducted with literally thousands and thousands of people all over the world, I now know that once a person understands an idea, a concept, or new information—and they can turn to the person next to them and explain that information—they are firing and wiring certain circuits in their brain. These circuits add new stitches into the three-dimensional tapestry of their brain matter, allowing them to successfully wire the circuits necessary to initiate that new knowledge into a new experience. In other words, once you can remember and discuss the new model of understanding, you are beginning to install the neurological hardware in preparation for an experience’

If you can create an experience once, you should be able to do it again. If you can reproduce any experience repeatedly, eventually you will neurochemically condition your mind and body to begin to work as one. When you’ve done something so many times that the body knows how to do it as well as the mind, it becomes automatic, natural, and effortless—in other words, a skill or a habit. Once you’ve achieved that level, you no longer have to consciously think about doing it.

 Once you embrace a new experience, the new event will add to (and further enhance) the intellectual circuitry in your brain. This is called experience, and experience enriches the circuitry in the brain’

HSC CoWorks translation:

Within every session students are building their new circuitry through a combination of grappling with a topic, talking through a tough question on the whiteboard, teaching a coach a concept, brainstorming on the whiteboard with a coach to help clarify ideas, experiencing setbacks,  prioritizing tasks and ideas, proactively planning and engaging the brain in the exciting possibilities post the HSC.

We are committed to our students taking ownership of their HSC campaign and through being mindful of the actions that build skills and habits they literally do own it.