The Simple Secret To Controlling Your Creativity
This post is about the connection between alpha waves, neurofeedback and creativity.
First, let’s begin with a definition of creativity, which the Oxford dictionary states to be:
“The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.”
Second, it’s critical we address the myth that only those in “creative” professions, like writing, photography or other artists benefit from increased creativity.
At its root, creativity is about how resourceful your mind is at solving problems or making new connections of value — and in this light, rare is the individual who does not benefit in some way from increased creativity.
Don’t Fall Victim to the
“I’m Not Creative” Myth
Truthfully, the value of being able to produce higher quality ideas, solutions and connections is wide-ranging — and helps just about any endeavor.
- Entrepreneurs can use creativity to solve pressing problems (like dwindling revenue)…
- Salespeople use creativity to understand better ways to close deals…
- Doctors might use it to help patients more effectively…
- Executives use it to dream up better ways to lead their teams…
And this is just the professional dimension!
When you look into your life, you begin to see that creative problem-solving could be more effectively applied to dozens of areas, from finances to relationships, communication and beyond.
Which brings up a key question…
Can Creativity Be Controlled?
Creativity Can Be Significantly
Increased in UNDER A WEEK
In fact, his study with Stanford Professors found that they increased their creative output by an astonishing 50% — in far less than a week, and in some cases, just a few days.
Some even left the study early, because they figured out solutions to problems they’d been struggling with for YEARS.
In the high Alpha state, the solutions came quickly and easily because in Alpha, your brain assembles information, often from different categories of knowledge and experience — including information you’d been exposed to before, maybe even had forgotten.
When Colin Martindale studied creativity, he found that highly creative people had the ability to turn on Alpha when they were working on a problem, and normal people didn’t.
Normal people would try to solve problems in the same brainwave state that they occupy when they’re at rest, but the highly creative people could turn on a high Alpha state within which they could quickly and effectively solve problems.
Einstein Famously Said: “Problems Cannot Be
Solved at the Same Level They Were Created.”
What Would Dramatically
Increased Creativity Do for YOU?
Let’s land this post by turning the focus on YOU and your life/work.
Maybe you’re already clear on the role creativity plays in your life — and how you’d benefit from more of it. It might mean more output, increased income, greater enjoyment in your work…
Or, perhaps you’ve never felt like you’re a “creative person” — if so, now you understand why and how that’s so limiting.
To be human is to be creative. And through alpha neurofeedback training, we can dramatically increase our subconscious access and ability to make new, creative associations of significant value.
On behalf of the entire Biocybernaut team, we encourage you to ponder this more — and let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comment section below!
The Biocybernaut Team