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Could schools struggling to improve GCSE scores help their students with 'mental toughness' training? July 2009 The Guardian reports on a project led by the University of Hull to see if pupils in Merseyside can boost their grades by bolstering their mental toughness.
BBC chooses Mindball for Brainjitsu February 2008 CBBC, the children's arm of the BBC, chooses Mindball for the "black belt" decider in its amazing series Brainjitsu.
Enfield students learn to concentrate with “brain football” May 2007 Enfield students and teachers are the first in the world to use Mindball to improve their concentration and relaxation skills.
Would it help them to study if they were calmer?
One of the biggest challenges facing teachers is the lack of focus that they see in many students, who they say are often either too easily distracted or too stressed to benefit from the learning opportunities on offer.
We think this explains the extraordinary interest when we first showed Mindball to teachers in the UK. For this is a training device where students take control of a ball and move it towards a goal with their minds by learning how to become calmer and more focussed.
It’s all very well teachers and researchers being impressed, but what do the students think? This is a vital question, as unless a behavioural improvement programme has the capacity to be self-perpetuating, any benefits may be transitory.
The good news is that students find Mindball compelling (it’s fun) and quickly grasp the key lesson – that they can control their levels of stress, anger and focus. In Enfield Local Authority (North London), learning mentor George Davis working with Mindball in Kingsmead School said “let’s put it this way, it’s a bit like Pringles; if you pop you can’t stop.”
Mindball is set up in a couple of minutes, there is no computer to attach or programme to learn or configure and the students quickly “get” how to train themselves, either with a teacher or mentor present, or on their own. Nor will you need to tell your students to take part – they will want to do that of their own accord!
To find out more call us now on 0870 116 9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The power of mind over matter
Mindball Game is an extraordinary demonstration of the power we have over our thoughts. Two (or more) players compete to control the ball by becoming more relaxed and more focussed. The better they do, the more likely they are to score a "goal".
The way it works is that the Mindball headbands record the level of Alpha and Theta waves being produced by each player. These waves have been demonstrated by scientists to correspond to focus, relaxation and creativity.
The player who can gain more control over her or his Alpha and Theta waves, wins the game. Most players find that the feedback from the game enables them to control their thoughts to an extent that amazes them.
Learn how to deal with stress and to stay on-focus
Mindball Trainer is a new neurofeedback device that teaches how to cope with stress at work, at school and in the home, and how to perform better under pressure. It shows how to recognise the signs of tension and teaches how to switch to a relaxed, focussed state of mind using mind power alone.
A study conducted by London's prestigious Imperial College demonstrated that EEG feedback can improve academic performance and creativity.
Once basic relaxation has been grasped, the user can increase the sensitivity level to achieve even higher states of relaxation and concentration.
Mindball Trainer is ideal for schools, health clubs, corporate performance improvement, medical and workplace stress reduction programmes, etc. It works on the same principles as the famous Mindball Game. As the user relaxes, the ball moves from its starting position towards a goal, providing instant neurofeedback on his or her state of mind.