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Mind Maps® act as the ‘Swiss Army Knife of the brain’ allowing you to improve and accelerate your learning and thinking skills.

Swiss Army Knife

Our brains are divided into the left and right cortex. The left side is dedicated to tasks involving order, logic, words, lists, numbers and analysis, the right side deals with rhythm, colour, imagination and daydreaming. If we want to improve memory, learning and thinking skills we have to use our whole brain.

What is a Mind Map®?

A Mind Map® is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills - word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness - in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain.

Laws of Mind Mapping

Mind Maps® can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance human performance. Originated in 1970 by Tony Buzan, Mind Maps® are now used by millions of people around the world - from the very young to the very old, in business, schools and home - whenever they wish to use their brains more effectively.

Similar to a road map, a Mind Map® will:

  • Give you an overview of a large subject/area
  • Enable you to plan routes/make choices and let you know where you are going and where you have been
  • Gather and hold large amounts of data
  • Encourage problem solving by seeing new creative pathways
  • Enable you to be extremely efficient
  • Be enjoyable to look at, read, muse over and remember
  • Attract and hold the eye/brain

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