Forgetting What You Learn? – 2 Ways to Stop The Brain Drain

Forgetting what you learn – 2 ways to stop that brain drain

Ebbinghaus Effect

Ebbinghaus Effect

It’s very frustrating, isn’t it? You spend a lot of money on a course and a month later you realise that most of it you have forgotten and the practical skills that could have made a difference have been side-lined and never implemented.

So why does this happen? In my video this week I am discussing the Ebbinghaus effect and 2 ways in which to stop the brain drain and ensure you are able to put all your new knowledge to good use!

I have two main tips to help stop the frustration and the waste of money. I use these tips with my clients and on my courses, and have found they can have a great effect. Please watch the video below to find out more.

Here are my two ways to stop the brain drain:

  1. Make time to revisit the information:

This is very important – this not only makes you re-think about what you learnt but also gives you the opportunity to learn more. It makes sure the information remains fresh in your mind. So after you have attended a course go over your notes, listen to audios or read further literature. Get the interest and excitement back!

  1. Work out how you can practically use the information:

Using what you learn is a great way to ensure the knowledge will be more likely to stick. Maybe it’s something you really want to use or maybe it’s not- either way, it will help you process the information.

I’ve just finished training an NLP Practitioner group and they have learned so many things and made so many changes. Therefore, I have asked them to commit to using their skills in the 10 days until we meet again. This will hopefully allow the information to be grasped and remembered more thoroughly. I am also posting this blog in their group!

So if you are attending a training course or trying to further your knowledge, make sure to ask your trainer how you can use this knowledge in practical situations and try to implement them.

If you have another way to help you remember information, please leave a comment and share it with us – I would love to hear about it.

If you want to know more about my trainings, either contact me on 01656 347027 or fill in the form here and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Until next time – Keep learning (and remembering)!

Dr Bridget



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