L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Your mind is like a Movie … on your internal Big Screen you flash snapshots of sights, images, and scenarios and you also play snippets of Movie sequences and even full-length epic features. You do it all in that private entertainment center we call “Mind.” This is how we think and learn and even reason. Some people are more visual learners, others learn best by hearing, others learn best by doing to get a feel of things, and yet others are primarily linguistic learners. What happens though when we close our eyes or just de-focus them and “think” about things? What Movies play out on the theater of our mind?
- Horror movies, sex, adventure, sci-fi flicks, love and romance ones, documentaries, news reels, drama, soap operas, commercials, police and detective cinemas, cowboy.
The range of Movies we can play on the screen of our minds goes on and on. Yet whatever plays governs our states, emotions, feelings, behaviors, skills, world-views, perceptions, health, and life. It determines what’s on our mind. Yet the higher levels determine more important things—like why we watch what we do. We can even step back from the Movies that we play to take control of the productions, editing them, directing them, and even producing them. After all, it’s our brain. It’s the theater of your mind.
Contents – MovieMind
|Ch. 1: Orientation to Your Mind as a Movie||11|
|Ch. 2: Welcome to the Cinema of the Mind
New Movies / New Minds
|Ch. 3: The Neuro-Psycho-Logical Theater||35|
|Ch. 4: Cinema Mind At Work
How we actually produce our Movies
|Ch. 5: Cinema Perspectives
Points of View as Cinematic Positions
|Ch. 6: Movie States 89
The Cinemas of the Mind and Our Emotions
|Ch. 7: The Levels of Cinematic Production
It Takes a Hierarchy to Create a Movie
|Ch. 8: Performing Movie Magic
Transforming the Movies of our Mind
|Ch. 9: Editorial Prerogatives — Cinematography #101
Being the Editor-in-Chief of Your Movies
|Ch. 10: A Director’s Frame of Mind||146|
|Ch. 11: Communicating Cinema to Cinema||162|
|Ch. 12: Filming New Skills for New Resourceful Movies
Educational Films for Success
|Ch. 13: The Neuro-Semantics of your Cinema Mind||168|
|Principles of Mental Cinematography||179|
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