As many of us know to our cost as anxiety increases our ability to remember or recall new information decreases sharply.
Facts and figures we were able to recall easily and accurately in a relaxed state of mind suddenly vanish.
When intensely anxious we may even have difficulty remembering our own name!
As the graph shows up to a certain point arousal actually improves memory up to a point From then on, however, it declines sharply.
The first step to improving your memory is to learn to control your anxiety so that you can maintain it at the point of peak performance. Ways of doing so can be found on the Anxiety pages of this website.
The second step is to develop strategies that will enable you to remember and recall information successfully even under pressure.
By following the simple but highly effective memory mastery techniques I teach, you will be far better able to recall facts and figures quickly, easily and accurately even when anxious or working under pressure.
If you are about to take an exam and want to find the best ways to learn, revise and recall information under exam room pressure then click to read my article Pass That Exam
Mastering Your Memory
Watch my interview with Dominic O’Brien, Eight times world champion, Dominic Assisted me in a series of lectures I gave at the University of Brighton.
The series of lectures I gave at the University of Brighton are available on two DVDs Mastering Your Memory.
The benefits you could gain from this DVD course include:
- Greater mental sharpness and clarity
- Improved intelligence
- More Relaxed Social life and Enhanced relationships by never forgetting a face or name
- More confidence and ability when learning a new skill or hobby
- Enhanced ability to take exams
- Improved career prospects as you are able to absorb and retain more information
Buy Mastering Your Memory (2 DVD disk set) with FREE (UK 1st Class) Postage for £9.99
Fewer than one in a thousand people ever take the time to develop their memory. By ordering these DVDs you will be investing in a rare gift for yourself: The ability to mentally ‘record’ any information you like, at any time.
Reviewing the DVDs for the Daily Express Laura Jackson wrote: “Dr Lewis, a neuropsychologist, argues that a particular pattern of breathing will produce the ideal mental state for enhancing attention span and remembering data. The theory is that the three-minute breathing exercise he demonstrates increases theta and alpha waves in the brain and decreases memory blocking beta waves. On the…test, I scored full-marks for the memory section. I know that I achieved that result only by employing the techniques used in the DVD. I was surprised to see my own scores improved in other areas of the test that I can only put down to a better performance on the day. It made me realise that the power to improve my memory lies with me and I found it a worthwhile investment of time.”
What those attending my lectures said:
“The breadth of knowledge about the brain was fascinating. I found the techniques for remembering numbers and lists especially useful.” John, Brighton.
“ When we got the first memory test I was struggling, then after being shown the techniques I found I could actually do them it gave me a really positive feeling of accomplishment. I also found the breathing techniques helpful because I often get a bit worked up and anxious. But they really worked and I will certainly use them in future.” Yvonne, Brighton
“Frankly astonishing! The most amazing results from just a few hours of tuition. I’d always thought I wasn’t particularly great at remembering stuff. Now I am utterly convinced that just like everyone I have the inner ability to radically improve my memory. Not only that, but the course has provided me with a set of easy to use methods to immediately put into practice. It has done wonders for boosting my confidence too. Incredibly empowering.” Daisy, London.