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Focus And Flow State: A Comprehensive Brain Guide

A neuroscience perspective on Focus, from distractions and multi-tasking over improvement strategies to the Flow State
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 52m
Language: English
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Regardless if you are a very focused or distracted person, this course will help you reach the next level.
We all have this inherent capacity to focus … but at the same time, attention is a limited resource. Not only should we be aware of this, but treat it as such: something most valuable.
In this course we will be looking at our capacity to Focus from a whole variety of angles. From brain systems and neurochemicals, over the impact of survival instincts and emotions, to the different types of distractions we’re facing. There will be a whole pallet of advice and insights, as well as tips, tricks and strategies presented to help you gain substantial improvement in your capacity to focus.
And we’re not even speaking about the many experiments, and mind-twisting tests included in this course, which you will be subject to. We won’t be talking about focus. You will be experimenting it for yourself.

Bonus Material
You’re in for a treat. We’ve updated this already fantastic course, and added a whole section about the flow state. Thoroughly researched. Top notch.
And Flow. Aahh Flow… a personal favourite. This altered state of consciousness let’s us tap into the subconscious resources our brain has at its disposal … and yet… it seems so hard to get there… 
Well not anymore. We will be looking at the Flow state from the original flow state theory from Csickzentmichalyi back in the 70ies, to the latest neuroscience available. We will be looking at flow from different perspectives. What is it? How to recognize it? The difference with Focus. But most importantly, we’ll share a five step process to reach this Flow state yourself.

What you’ll find in the course:
This little gem, just as with all our other courses, has been thoroughly researched to bring you the best in brain insights. In this course, among others, there will be a particular emphasis on the dual brain theory (backed by D. Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and one of world’s leading psychologists), and Mihail Csickzentmihalyi, the pioneer when it comes to the Flow Theory.
The tests and experiments have been designed by leading experts in the field of psychology. So you don’t have to worry about lasting damage done to your brain or mind 😉
After this course, you will be able to focus as never before. On top of the research and studies, I will be sharing my own experience, insights and strategies that have helped me significantly improve my own productivity and quality.

The course is packed with concrete tools, so you can apply this immediately in your own life: 
•Improve your Focus – by applying a whole set of strategies
•Find your Flow – by following a simple 5 steps process
•Understand the mechanism driving Focus and Flow – by exploring theories and scientific studies
•Explore why and how we loose our focus – by participating in mindbending tests and experiments
•Create the right conditions – both internally and externally, to have your brain operate in optimal conditions and at full speed
•And So Much More… such as multi-tasking, survival skills, network of neurons, ego depletion, dopamine, quality control, wine tasting, salsa dancing, and so on … 
Just as the subject of this course, the content will be focused and to the point. Now regardless if you are a very focused or distracted person, this course will help you reach the next level. It’s very hands-on and packed with tips and strategies that will benefit the novice as well as the more advanced. 

You will learn

✓ Significantly improve your focus by applying a whole set of strategies
✓ Understand the mechanism driving focus
✓ Understand why and how we loose our focus
✓ Appreciate the limits of focus
✓ Recognize the different sources that lead to a loss of focus
✓ Apply a simple 5 step process to reach your Flow State
✓ Create the right conditions, both internally and externally, to have your brain operate in optimal conditions and at full speed


• A keen interest in human behavior is the only real prerequisite for this course
• No previous knowledge required – I will take you step by step through the different concepts, models and brainstructures presented in the course
• No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended
• At different stages in the course, you will be invited to go to youtube to watch a video. It is important you do go and watch those videos before continuing the course

This course is for

• Anyone with an interest in human behavior
• Individuals looking for personal development
• Anyone looking to improve their understanding of and capacity to focus
• Anyone looking to understand and reach a flow state
Neurocognitive and Behavioral Expert
Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I’m the founder of the award-winning Brain Academy.
I’m a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I’m the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium). 
With the Brain Academy we’ve specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. Mostly, we create online courses. I’m very proud to say that we have a partnership with The Economist where they offer our courses to their readers. Our courses were also featured in the magazine Entrepreneur and CNN. And I was invited to give my first TEDx Talk in December of 2018.
In 2020 we won 2 EU Business Awards: “Most innovative Neuroscience & Personal Development Enterprise 2020” and “Award for Excellence in Online Learning 2020”
Here at Udemy we teach over 300.000 students and most of our courses are best-sellers: 
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This is no coincidence. All our courses are thoroughly researched. We continuously update and improve our content. Everything we teach is science based. The Brain Academy is a member of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. We’re very serious about the accuracy of our content. 
We also dedicate a part of our profits to the Max Planck Institute. As a direct consequence of this, every time you buy one of our courses, you too are contributing to the advance in brain research. Now how cool is that!?
Join us in our journey to discover the exciting world of brain science. Enrol in one of our courses and discover for yourself how much more you can get out of your brains.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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