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Memory Improvement Techniques

What is Memory?

A healthy brain processes information and experiences and stores them ready for us to recall as and when we need to. We call this our memory. It is a complicated process - involving the cortex and hippocampus – based on associations and links, where the brain constantly creates new memories, building on the knowledge it has already stored. These memories can be stored in our working memory before being transferred to our long-term memory.

Memory is so much more than just a filing system, however. It is a process that uses several parts of the brain and, as well helping us to process store information, it plays an important role in our social and emotional functioning. Improving your memory, therefore, can have wider reaching benefits than simply learning how to remember.

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What are Memory Improvement Techniques?

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Memory improvement techniques are learning systems that take into account the way the brain naturally creates and anchors memories, to help people remember things, including faces, names and numbers and, often, large amounts of detailed information. There are a number of techniques that have been proven to be successful, including:

  • The Link System
  • Pegging
  • The Alphabet System
  • Journey Method (also known as the 'Method of Loci' or the ‘Memory Palace’)
  • The DOMINIC System for numbers or cards
  • Various Names and Faces Systems
  • Spaced Repetition

Tony Buzan Memory Practitioner – One Day Course

For businesses, corporations, charitable organisations, professional bodies and any group of individuals looking to harness their brain’s potential.

In this one-day course, you will learn learn how memories are created and will take part in lots of brain-friendly exercises to help you create a super-powered memory. You will learn a range of techniques that can you can apply in order help you remember names and faces, speeches and presentations, report data, long lists of facts and numbers. The techniques can also help you learn and remember languages quickly.

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Memory Practitioner Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Working Memory
  • How Good is Your Memory?
  • The Three Keys to Memory – Imagination, Association, Location
  • SEAHORSE Principle
  • The Link System
  • The Body System – Pegging
  • The Alphabet System
  • How to Memorise Journals, Reports, Magazines, etc.
  • Mental Journeys
  • Recall During Learning
  • Recall After Learning – Reviews
  • Getting into Flow
  • How to Remember Numbers – Acronyms, Shapes, Rhymes
  • How to Remember Dates
  • The DOMINIC System
  • How to Remember Foreign Vocabulary
  • Never Forget Names and Faces
  • Extended Acronyms
  • Brain Structure
  • Stress and Stimulation
  • Mental and Physical Exercise
  • Tests
  • Review
  • Graduation

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Tony Buzan Memory Practitioner Course

To support the learning on the course and to help with ongoing practice and implementation of the techniques covered, each delegate will also receive the following:

  • The Memory Book by Tony Buzan
  • How to Train Your Memory by Phil Chambers
  • Tony Buzan International Certificate signed by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene OBE
  • 3 months of free support via email.

Tony Buzan Memory Practitioner Course - Pricing

Price: £500 per delegate

Number of delegates: min 4 max 15

Venue: course conducted on your premises or at a venue arranged by you

* Alternative venues may be arranged for an additional fee. These are charged at cost.


Use it or lose it

Many of us complain that our memories are letting us down, especially as we get older. But, barring the complications of illnesses, a failing memory is not an inevitable part of ageing. Just as our muscles and joints need exercise to keep working properly, so too our memories need to keep being put through their paces in order to maintain performance. The good news is that, with the right training – that is, with techniques that work in line with the brain’s natural processes – memory can be improved significantly.

Top tips to improve your memory

  • Be mindful
  • Use all your senses when actively committing something to memory
  • Imbue information with meaning and logic
  • Practise a variety of memory tools regularly
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Did you know?

Within our brains, there are some hundred billion neurons. To get an idea of just how big a hundred billion is, the Amazon rain forest offers an appropriate analogy. The Amazon rain forest stretches for 2,700,000 square miles and it contains about a hundred billion trees. There are about as many trees as neurons in the brain. But the metaphor need not stop there: if we now consider the huge number of connections between neurons, then we could say that there are about as many leaves on the trees in the Amazon jungle. It is virtually impossible to imagine on a global scale the fervour of chemical and electrical activity, even if only 10 per cent of our hundred billion neurons were signalling at any one moment.

(From "The Human Brain, A Guided Tour" by Susan Greenfield)

What Our Clients Say

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I often forget stuff and put it down to galloping old age - listening to Phil Chambers not only helped me to understand why I forget to remember (yes that's right) he also explained some really simple, genius ways I could give my powers of memory a boost... Phil is brilliant, his teaching style is great fun and you'll leave knowing how to control your powers of recall.

Angi Egan

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Phil does a great presentation on mind mapping and memory skills.I have aways been a fan of Tony Buzan and a user of mind mapping but Phil puts it in across better and more memorable. Take a look your self and book him.

Philip Millard

Our Clients

We work with corporations, businesses, public bodies and charitable organisations who want to improve productivity and creativity, and with individuals who are looking for tools to help them develop their potential. Some of our past clients include:

Cancer Research UK
Kent Police
Licester City Council
Nick Jones
Norwich Union
Software Sculptors
Surrey Council

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