The results are in from my IQ test I took at LearningRX. I was scared to go and hear my score….then I found out from the owner, Kristal Randall that is exactly why the majority of adults will not come to them, they are fearful of failure. Kristal made going over my evaluation painless. She showed me two areas where I was gifted and two areas where I was below average. The rest fell in the average to somewhat above range. I was relieved to see at age 58 I am fine. I am also excited to know I can exercise my brain and raise the areas in which I am weak.
My short term memory and creative skills are my areas of strength. My long term memory and processing speed are my areas of weakness. When I start the brain training, LearningRX will work on my weak areas, because that is what will exercise my brain. My processing speed was slow because I wanted to second check every answer. Kristal explained that something in my past caused me to doubt myself, even when I knew the answer was right; thus the second checking. When I finish my training, I will no longer second guess myself, I will be confident in my answers, and my processing speed will improve greatly. High processing speeds are considered an executive function, and when I master that I will also be of increased value to my employer.
She asked me to spell Oklahoma backward for an example of things I would be doing to stretch my brain. I struggled with it. Now, I find myself looking at a word on a sign while driving, then spelling it backwards. I can see how that simple exercise is already re-wiring my brain. It is getting much easier for me to spell backwards. Kristal explained one of the goals of LearningRX is to make my thinking automatic. It just blows me away at how it is already working regarding the backwards spelling. Each time I have to think less about it, I just do it. Kristal explained how I will learn to just let myself do it and soon I will realize how much I can do. Letting go enough to trust ourselves to just do it is more difficult for adults than children, but once we learn that trust in ourselves again, the world will have new doors opening every day.
We reach our brain peak between age 35 and 45, then it starts to decline. How fast and to what extent that decline occurs depends on how much we challenge our brain. The same is true of exercise, every day at the retirement village in which I work, I see those seniors who swim or walk or play golf every day, and they are still enjoying a high quality of life. Those that gave up on exercise are not able to physically enjoy everything they could be. After learning about brain training, I am going to make it as much a part of my daily life as I do physical exercise. “Approximately 30% of physical aging can be traced to our genes; the rest is up to us.” –Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
I plan to begin my training in October. My plan of action is a twelve week program in which I will spend one hour a day, five days a week, with my trainer. Kristal, said when I start my program, I will be tired at the end of the hour; that there will be no excuses for slacking during my training. Then she told me the side effects of the program which are things such as, more confidence, higher self-esteem, increased brain functioning, and a new found willingness to try new things. Those are side effects I want.
LearningRx guarantees 2 years improvement in at least one deficient skill with the program if completed as prescribed. If there is not the guaranteed level of improvement, you will receive at no additional charge 12 additional sessions.
I would like to encourage you to visit a LearningRx center near you. Take the IQ test, be brave, and get ready for a new way of thinking.
To set an appointment in Enid, call Kristal Randall at 580.540.3450. Check out their web site at www.learningrx.com.
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