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Simon Lewis

Author, Writers Guild of America, west

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Conversation with Simon Lewis: How do we make the most of our Consciousness?

Due to enthusiastic responses we are keeping this conversation for two days!

My goal is to find ways to answer this most important question of our time, so others may find their inner selves. Everyone wants and needs maximum mental performance, yet school dropout rates attest to the size of the gap that our adolescents drop into. Why are these solutions a hidden secret? How can we develop an integrated approach to maximize our most precious resource on Earth — our collective consciousness — and nurture it in each of us? Why aren’t measurable repeatable approaches, to bridge the gap from potential mind toward actual mind, widely known and available to all from youth to old age, and how do we make this become a reality?
I hope you join me to discuss these and other questions,

Simon Lewis
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Closing Statement from Simon Lewis

I just finished reading all of your final comments and want to extend special thanks to TED for making this civil, thoughtful and remarkably global forum possible, as well as the INK organization who originally invited me to India in association with TED, and gave a first opportunity to share my ideas before an international audience.

And I want to thank each of you, who spoke or who listened, for it is your contribution that empowers all. I understand from TED that remarkable audience of some 2,000 participated online in our swiftly assembled colloquy, with over a hundred drawn to participate with comments from countries as far apart as the USA, India, South Korea and China.

I wish all of you of the happiness to be found in seeking the hidden path toward actual mind, and I thank you for showing me how much interest and concern there is, how many tangible ideas are offered, from around the world to help achieve this for all societies and ages.
Thank you, Simon Lewis

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    Sep 27 2011: HI SIMON and everyone around the world!!! I just dragged myself up from sleep and Its 1:30am here. :)

    1. What kind of mega super sonic cognitive training did you go through (that could help others)
    Cos it must have been pretty impressive!! Lois helped u in the book.

    2. Did you recollect much material you read prior to the accident or you had to re-read alot of material?
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      Sep 27 2011: Hi Dianna,
      Thank you for joining us at 1:30!! I summarize the cognitive training of Dr. Lois Provda in Rise and Shine, and how I experienced them. She was taking me through the Sub Processes of Learning one by one. These involve the Reading Processes (Reception and Expression of Language, Auditory Processing, Visual Processing and Neurologic/Psychologic Correlation) as well as Word Recognition, Meaning, Fluency and Appreciation. The key for her was to find ways to maximize the processes of my thinking, reasoning, judgment, memory and visual/spatial abilities, etc. That's why Rise and Shine became a full memoir as I explored my mind with the help of clinicians such as Dr. Provda, and found answers that helped rebuild my mind.

      To answer your second question, I was designated a non-reader when I was discharged, so had to rebuild memory of texts.

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