The following questions and answers will help you get the most from the PhotoReading whole mind system.
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How long does it take to learn how to PhotoRead?
That's up to you. the CDs will start teaching you the process of PhotoReading immediately. However, the rapidity of you seeing measurable results depends on how much time you have available to go through the CDs and how much you apply what you are learning.
Most people take between 2 and 6 weeks to complete the course first time through. However there is no rush and the technique does come much easier if you do not put yourself under pressure to perform.
Also like all things the more you become acquainted with the technique, you will become more proficient - it gets easier and faster the more you do it.
Do I have to change my beliefs or believe something new?
The interesting thing about beliefs is summed up by a quote from Henry Ford "Whether you believe you can or believe you can not you are probably right!"
Before learning how to PhotoRead, most people read one word or syllable at a time, sub-vocalising as they go. This is exactly how most of us were taught to read back in primary school. It was a great way to learn but does not serve us best for high performance.
However, because this is a successful way to read, we can get trapped into believing it is the only, or right way, to do it. In order to do something different though it is often better to put the old things aside for a while. This enables you to better experiment with learning the new subject or technique you can always go back to the old way afterwards if you choose.
If you want extra support with letting go of limiting beliefs please contact us about Paul Scheele's Belief CD.
What if I wear glasses to read?
There is no problem with wearing glasses of any kind, many PhotoReaders do. You can get into Photofocus with or without them on. Experiment for yourself to see which works best for you.
What if I don't get a great result from the dictionary game?
Go on with the course. Later you will have an opportunity to come back to the dictionary game. Most people get it right away, but success with the dictionary game is not necessary for success with the PhotoReading whole mind system.
I actually only scored 1 out of 9 the first time I did the course, it was only that my wife scored 9 out of 10 that persuaded me to carry on. I am glad I did because when I did the course again I managed 4 out of 5 correct!
How soon should I be able to PhotoRead at amazing speeds?
Let's say you would normally need to spend 10 hours to "regular read" one of your books now. A beginning PhotoReader can take the same book, spend 3 hours, and achieve better comprehension with long-term memory. In those 3 hours, they will have 3 to 6 passes through the book cover-to-cover in 30-minute Activation sessions, building layers of comprehension and understanding. And, with use, it drops from 3 hours to 2 hours, and so forth.
What should I do if I find myself getting caught back up into old patterns of reading?
Chances are this will happen. PhotoReading is not brainwashing. It gives you more choices to do the same task, pretty much like having transport. If you have plenty of time and want to take your time to get to a destination and enjoy the view along the way you can walk. If you want to accelerate your progress you can choose to take a form of transport. It is great to stroll when you can, however in today's fast paced world, it is a necessity to have the faster option when you need it.
What does it feel like to activate information?
This is an interesting question and the answer is probably as individual as the person experiencing the activation.
For me I can only explain it as having a hunch about something and trusting it enough to voice it. As I do I find further thoughts begin to flow and before I know it, a stream of information begins to pour forth. Other people have said that once they started they felt they couldn't write fast enough to keep up with the flow.
Be sensitive to intuitive thoughts and hunches as this can be how the other than conscious mind communicates with the conscious mind.
What if I have problems with activating what I have PhotoRead?
Nearly every PhotoReader has the experience of PhotoReading and then knowing specific information from the text. This is called spontaneous activation. It is typically not something you can plan for and not something most people can do on demand. That is why activation techniques were developed and woven into the PhotoReading whole mind system.
I have found the following methods most useful for me; firstly I do the super reading and dipping then I "Mind Map" (explained in detail in the course) chapters and books plus I discuss what I have PhotoRead with someone else.
Try to get hold of a book that they have read, PhotoRead it yourself and talk about the book. If you feel you cannot remember anything, let them start talking about it, you will find that information will start to activate within the discussion.
Also make sure you take full advantage of the Memory Supercharger CD, it really is a powerful CD and I advise that you use it every night whilst you are learning the course.
What if I'm not sure I'm getting it or I need some assistance?
We are here to help you. We have a 24hr help line, so if you are a night owl you can contact us in the evening. We staff our office between 9.00am and 5pm however the phones are always answered. If you do call after office hours one of the night staff will take your name, number and message and we will call you back the very next day. the same applies if you choose to email us.
Any other advice?
Don't study for more than 45 minutes without a minimum of a five minute break at the end of each study period. A relaxation break also allows the information to be moved from your short-term memory to long-term memory storage.
Affirm to yourself, "the information I have PhotoRead has been absorbed and assimilated by my mind. I can recall it any time in the future with ease. I can create my own unique point of view as the information weaves together in my mind to produce my very own creation."
Explain out loud what you've learned to an imaginary or real expert in your mind.
Explain it to a youngster and listen to his innocent questions about what he hears. See if you can reply to him. You may hear a question you which you don't know the full answer. Now you can go back to the material to find it.
Use your other senses: what did the information smell like: fresh or musty? What did it feel like: rough or smooth? Warm or cold?
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