As a freelance trainer, I teach a workshop called ‘Making Choices’ for the unemployed. The flexible modules include theory and application of the latest proven methods and strategies for great psychological health (more specifically the self help components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and an introduction to MindMapping, a wholebrain colour and imagery mapping skill for prepping for everything from taking great notes, to presentations or interviews, or study.
I do a sneaky thing with the MindMaps – I team the participants into groups, and task each group to create a MindMap for me – as if they were me – of my workshop, as if it were a memory and prep tool for training a class of teenage students. It’s fun, and it has the dual benefit of a great learning by discovery competitive task, plus them having to consider and pull together everything we’d covered previously, which would cement it in their minds.
Why am I telling you this? It’s the setup explanation for my posting the winning group MindMap here. It’s a thing of beauty. Behold: