Category Archives: PhotoReading


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Traveling to Bahrain and being in this Kingdom off the East coast of Saudi Arabia was a fantastic experience, but I did not see much of this interesting country.

From the vantage point from the roof of the hotel I was staying and giving the training in, I got an impression of the environment. A modern country, still being developed at a high rate, with a high level of foreign workers. Even the police seemed to be foreign, and I was told not good Arabic speakers.

There were parts of the Kingdom of Bahrain I did not see, and thus are not shown here, and I understand that some of those parts are very, very poor, leading to unrest, which I had never heard of.

    Bahrain is a modern country with new buildings  Bahrain is a modern country with new buildings

Very new, modern buildings are being built, extending out from the city center. This one near to an exhibition center seen on the left of the picture. 

                    Not a hill in sight in Bahrain Not a hill in sight in Bahrain

From the roof of the hotel I could not see one hill, Bahrain seems so flat, but I am assured that there is one hill on the Kingdom island.

                                    Flat roof of Middle Eastern homes Flat roof of Middle Eastern homes

The flat roofs of the houses in sharp contrast to the tiled roofs of the UK, but then there is not much need in Bahrain of inverted “V” roofs due to lake of snow and rain.

                                                            A sand footballpitch in Bahrain A good sand football pitch

                                                                                 Not so good football pitch Not so good pitch

A football pitch near to the hotel, not a blade of grass to be seen. I remember playing a game of football whilst I was based in Saudi Arabia on a similar pitch. It was the most difficult game I have ever played in, I seemed to sink to my knees in the sand as I tried to move or kick the ball, which did not bounce or run as it would on grass. We, an expatriate side, lost the match against a Saudi national side.

PhotoReading, Bahrain

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Tonight I am resting here in Bahrain after finishing a PhotoReading course with thirty-one lovely people.

                                                PhotoReading Bahrain, February 2008 PhotoReading Bahrain, February 2008

This large group had a wide age range, and many professions, and each had their own ha ha moments, where they realised that they were gaining information from the six books we PhotoRead over the two and a half day course.

With many challenges to overcome, all left happy with a big smile on their faces.

Tomorrow it is back to start another course, this time on NLP.

Work after a short rest

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It only seems five minutes since I arrived back from my training trip in Turkey, and I find myself packing my suitcase yet again.

Today (Saturday 16th February 2008), I am off to Bahrain, having been invited by Dr. Leila Edwards and her husband Philip Edwards of the The Makeover Experience, to give courses there, PhotoReading and NLP plus Coaching.


So from a very cold London to the very hot Middle East, I will have to choose my clothes to deal with both climates, plus take my swimming costume.

I am looking forward to I believe thirty plus participants to experience the joy and benefits of PhotoReading, a course I love to give as I get so much benefits from the process myself. Turning pages over at a page per second, and absorbing words at 20,000 – 30,000 WPM (words per minute).

                                                                            A page a second

Like anything, PhotoReading requires practice, after all, did you stop learning how to ride a bike the first time daddy let go of the saddle when you were a young child?

So it is with all that we learn. We have to implement our learnings. Reconfirm to our implicit mind. Make those neuron connections stronger.

I think I had better take a few books to read.

Once this trip is over then it is back to London to prepare for the Stage Hypnosis course, March 15th & 16th, a fantastic two day course even if I say it myself, where participants, some who have never been hypnotised before, learn the tricks and procedures, inductions, rapid and re-inductions, plus routines to enable them to give live public performances. Many have who have taken the course in previous years.
                                                                    Stage Hypnosis Stage Hypnosis

Why not join us. Visit the web site and book now. 

PhotoReading Istanbul – November 07

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                                                                PhotoReading as a method to absorb 20,000 – 30,000 WPM.

It was an early start on a cold morning to travel from Europe to Asia to deliver the PhotoReading course. Well yes it was and early start, but a short ferry ride across the Bosphorus from the western side to the eastern side, crossing the decide of Europe and Asia, strange I feel no different.

PhotoReading in Istanbul

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New Dates, New Trainings, New Beginnings

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Today has been a sorting out day, my paperwork, my filing, my future courses, my car.

In the UK, we have to MOT our cars every year. MOT stands for Ministry Of Transport, and is a test of the road worthiness of a car over a certain age, and when complete, a test certificate is issued, allowing you to tax the car, thus being able to use the car on the UK highways.

Everything is computerised. The car has an identification, so the garage, conducting the tests of the lights, body, tires, brakes and emissions, etc, enters the details onto the Department of Transports computers.

I can then go on-line on my computer to the vehicle licensing computer of the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), enter a reference number, that computer checks that the car has the above MOT, and that the car has valid insurance, and before you can blink an eye, my credit card is £230.00 more into debt.

To pay for all this, the test, the license fee and tax, I need to work, and it is with regret that I have to part company with NLPGrup in Turkey as they have not been paying me for my work, although they have been paid by participants and companies.

So today I have been talking to more companies in Turkey and Bahrain for courses in the coming months.

Two companies in Turkey will be representing me, NLP-Time, and Gap Consultancy in the south of Turkey. Visit their web sites by clicking on their names for dates and courses.

In Bahrain I am talking to and will be working with Dr Leila Edwards of The MakeOver Experience, visit their site for more information and dates.

I will look forward working with these for me new companies, to meeting old and new participants and companies.

Like in Richmond Park, the trees have down times, when they have difficulties, the environment is not good, but that down time will be replaced by good times and new good growth, arising from the ashes will come the Phoenix.

Here I come.

PhotoReading in Milan, Italy

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The weekend of the 2nd – 4th November 2007 saw me in Milan, giving a PhotoReading course, a course I find demanding, but worthwhile and exciting.

It was a course that gave me many headaches, not in the contents of the course, or the participants, but for having to get up so early, (3:30 am), to fly to Milan, Melpensa airport, which is a long way from the city center compared to Milan, Linate’s airport, and the loss of my computer and all my data and work.

We had no music, well not the music I am used to, nor any Power Point slides. I always say when I give presentation skills trainings, do not use Power Point presentations, and I had non.

But, the course outcome was the best. The participants got through up to six books (7 if you consider the PhotoRead of the Paul Scheele PhotoReading book), of 300 pages each, and gained a great comprehension of the contents contain there-in. On book contained what seemed like 3,000 pages on Italian law.

With Elena my translator we all had a great learning experience, and I hope to see them all again in the future.

    /images/71606-62901/photoreading_Milan_1.JPG” width=282 border=0> Food for thought, we all need input/food.

Today, (Saturday), see another trip to Milan, this time into Linate airport to deliver an NLP Master Practitioner module. More on that on my return.

PhotoReading – Is it Reading?

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A comment was posted by Marius (click to see link) from I believe Romania, which said:-
    “In the photo reading I’m sceptically about the possibility to create meanings, understandings
    and links between the new knowledges and the old ones in the short time of readings.”

Firstly, PhotoReading is not reading in the conventional sense, but is a system, a whole mind system, and it has many stages, in fact five.

Let us firstly consider the human mind, how it accepts, absorbs, processes and retrieves information, as I have written in previous blogs. I will provide links where appropriate.

We can look at the work of George Miller and his assumption that the human mind can only accept 7+/-2 pieces of information at any one time, let me add, at a conscious level.   Read blog, click here.

Please note at a conscious level, because just like a camera captures the whole scene onto the film with the opening and closing of the shutter, so in the blink of the eye, the image that enters the lens of the eye, affects the rods and cones, the light receptors, at the back of the eye, which are then passed to visual cortex for processing by the brain.

Here the 7+/-2 principle takes effect, the NLP statement that the human brain deletes, distorts and generalises information, that as an iceberg, we are only consciously aware of what is above the surface level. Yet, the information has entered the brain, and at some level has had an effect on the brain.

Yes, we are not consciously aware of it. The course of PhotoReading teaches you how to access this information, to go below the surface level.

So, there are five stages to PhotoReading, there is the :-

            Prepare  getting yourself and the book or material ready, especially yourself with a good purpose.
            Preview  getting an overview, an outline of the information.
            PhotoRead / page turning  absorbing the information into the inner mind. A page a second.
            Activation  using techniques to access, to bring to the conscious level desired knowledge.
            Rapid Read  to get a greater comprehension by going through the whole book, front to back.

Although the page turning at a page a second, or absorbing 20,000 – 30,000 words per minute (WPM), may take only a few minutes, the whole process will take as long as you require, perhaps three hours, including Mind Mapping (click to see web site) the results, for the purpose you have.

Not only do you learn the processes, but also learn relaxation techniques, to help the brain to absorb, process and retrieve information from the inner mind.

To make an understanding of any received information, in any of the modalities V,A,K,O or G, we have to go on the transderivational search, which accesses previously learned information, or old memory or neuron pathways. From this transderivational search, new information is linked to old learnings, even at the subconscious level.

By going through the processes 4 and 5 of the PhotoReading above, these old and new memory/neuron pathways and links or associations are reinforced.

As a trainer, it is my task to remove skepticism, low esteem, and inappropriate beliefs, to give confidence to do the system and to use it.

In NLP it is believed that if others can do something, then you can too. 

                                                Try it, you might like it.

Business Matters TV program in Sri Lanka

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In 2003 I travelled to Columbo in Sri Lankato give courses in NLP, PhotoReading, Mind Maps, and was asked to take part in a TV program called Business Matters, hosted Parakrama Dissanayake.

The podcast TV progam lasts about ten minutes and will take a little time to download depending on internet speed. Enjoy.

For those wishing to take part in future courses in Sri Lanka, please visit the web site or contact Maxwell de Silva or Hemantha Wickremasinghe on SRI LANKA 011 2345257.