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Mind Mapping and Photo Reading

  • 23 Sep 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LLU Behavioral Health Institute 1686 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA. 92373

Mind Mapping and Photo Reading

Tom Kavanaugh, M. S.

Intro to Mind Mapping and PhotoReading: Tools to aid assimilation and understanding of your own information complexities. If at all possible, bring a laptop onto which you have downloaded the program available at: http://www.thinkbuzan.com/us/a_id/4b798abe421b8

The program is a free version of iMindMap5. Even if you don’t have a laptop, show up and learn. You can download iMindMap5 to home PC for later practice and use.

Our presenter, Tom Kavanaugh, will present us with mechanisms to: Learn, organize, store and retrieve information with one Master Thinking Tool; to map out ideas and thoughts according to hierarchy of importance; to increase retention by color coding sections; to stimulate thinking in group projects; to set goals according to desired personal, educational and business objectives; to create templates of repetitive tasks for time savings; to structure notes to increase memory recall; to reduce study time to review one page of color coded notes; to combine the power of association and imagination using left and right brain skills. We’ll learn how to create Mind Maps from a central idea and branch out into more specific areas of information. Each Mind Map will be created in the way your brain thinks about and organizes information. As you learn the laws of creating a Mind Map you will begin to discover how your imagination plays such an important part in organizing your thoughts and ideas into useful applications in daily life!


1. Become aware there is available a resource and training called PhotoReading, a discipline or process by which one can read or absorb written material almost as quickly as taking a photo of it.

2. Become familiar with mind mapping as a visual technique whereby one can display interrelatedness of one’s ideas, thoughts, entities, concepts, etc.

3. Practice using Mind Mapping via a free version of iMind-Map5 downloadable above.

4. Achieve a measure of expanded awareness and creativity with which to address elements of one’s life.


Tom followed his U.S Marine Corps active duty with 26 years as a sales trainer in the Southern CA auto industry. Then he became a Licensed Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Techniques and Hypnotherapy. Later he earned his undergraduate degree with a specialization in Clinical Hypnotherapy. He studied in England with Chris Griffiths, the creator of Tony Buzan’s iMind-Map5 software program and earned the designation of Master Trainer of Mind Mapping®. Tom attended the PhotoReading Whole Mind Learning System Instructor Training at Learning Strategies Corporation’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed his Instructor Training to become a Licensed Trainer of the system with Paul Scheele, the developer of the PhotoReading Whole Mind Learning System.

He completed his Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from KONA University where he utilized only Mind Mapping and The PhotoReading Whole Mind Learning System to achieve high honors with a final 4.0 grade point average. He holds the following educational credentials and professional designations:

Masters Degree Transpersonal Psychology

Certified Master Trainer Mind Mapping®

Licensed Trainer PhotoReading Whole Mind Learning System®

Licensed Trainer Neuro Linguistic Programming®

Licensed Trainer Time Line Techniques®

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