The GBT program uses a unique communication format
that takes advantage of the expertise of the course
developers and guest instructors, while at the same
time encouraging online community support and sharing.
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program description and outline here.]
The Great Brain Training Program is a Root Cause not-for-profit project.
The lead developer of the GBT Program is Dr. Jim Namaste (Ph.D.), who is providing his services Pro Bono, and is well qualified to serve as your guide. In addition, Kate Ellis, the developer of the "Words That Empower" Puzzles will guide you in using your brain to connect with your subconscious.
Jim is a social scientist and trained clinical psychologist with a strong background in analytical philosophy and scientific methodology, who has been doing behavioral research for several decades. His main interest has been to apply system modeling and network science, starting with large-scale policy problems and then focusing more and more on the connections between culture, biology and human behavior.
What about human behavior?
Much of it is
controlled, unconsciously, sub-consciously,
consciously or mindfully by biology and the
activities of the brain. That's why Jim, being
a social scientist, in addition to receiving a
Ph.D. in political science, also completed
doctoral course work in clinical psychology,
specializing in the study of behavior change,
personality and neuropsychology.
Jim did not just do years of research. He has extensive practical experience, including being a college teacher for more than 10 years at major universities where he taught undergraduate and graduate level courses. He has been a training instructor in the U.S. Army. and developed instructional programs for government agencies. He is also the founder of an 8-figure company that is one of the most successful IT services companies in its region, as well as a founder of several other enterprises.
Jim has many years of experience with educational development and training programs. He served as program manager with the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he was in charge of some of the largest educational development projects in the country at the time.
Lastly, Jim has considerable practical experience with games, simulations, and game design. He grew up playing card games and soccer, and later played chess and computer games. [Do NOT underestimate the significance of playing social, physical and mental games often. There are some important secrets about this that few people know, and that will be shared in the course.] Further, Jim's doctoral dissertation was based on the creation of a computer simulation of the policy decision making process. He also used gaming simulations in his teaching.
The GBT program includes advanced materials that covers topics relating to the subconscious and spiritual aspects of brain functioning. Kate Ellis will be guiding and assisting you with many of those topics.
Kate is the developer and author of the Words That Empower Word Search series of books, which are important for the more advance brain training parts of our program because they are an excellent method to connect your subconscious to your conscious AND brain functioning, AND therefore, to the results you get in your life.
Kate is a Certified Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapist, in practice for 25 years. She has been trained by The American Association of Hypnotherapist Examiners, The Hypnosis Foundation of Chicago and is Certified with The National Guild of Hypnotists, the Association of Counselors and Therapists, Brookside Counseling and Hypnotherapy and a member of the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnotists.
Kate taught at Scottsdale Community college, and has served on the faculty of Morraine Valley Community College and St. Xavier Universtiy in Illinois. She has taught a variety of courses, credited and adult continuing educational courses including Personal self- development, Creative Visualization, Self-esteem, Assertiveness training, Self-hypnosis and Relationship Development, along with Behavior Modification including Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Addictions; food, people, substances, Anxiety/Panic Attack and Phobias and Depressive Disorders.
Guest Instructors and Web Resources
The program will invite recognized experts to to participate in ongoing activities. GBT will also use carefully selected materials available on the Internet to enhance coverage of specific topics.