Resource Room

What are inner resources and which learning aims you target with the modules in the resource room?

Inner resources develop out of a synergy of thoughts (knowledge and cognitive processes), emotions, sensomotorical performance and first of all of mastering the basic physiophysical reactions.

One of the most central resources in the learning process of the emotional intelligence is itself becoming conscious of personal qualities; that means to develop self-confidence.
And you can not build emotional intelligence without sensing and exploring your  inner activation level and it’s patterns. This is where “in action” VERIM’s Resource Room comes in.

Through the positive perception of yourself and with the knowledge about your strengths, weak parts and potential you can form more open and mature relations.

In taking responsibility for your own re-actions, increasing your frustration tolerance and learning the Flow, your productivity will increase significantly.

GSR (or skin resistance, electrodermal activity etc.) is a very good, if not the best, psycho-physiological parameter representing your inner arousal at a very deep level (activation of the autonomic nervous system: sympathetic nervous system). Read more on GSR...

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On which learning goals you will focus in the modules in the Resource Room?

Vorlage_Patience

Patience  – To be patient means:

  • To be better in handling with unexpected situations
  • To react on external demands and difficulties with a good feeling and inner balance
  • To meet problems with patience
  • To develop a general patience in everyday life
  • Simply having less stress and more pleasure in life

Frustration tolerance – increasing it means:

  • To accept contradictions and to react in a constructive way to them.
  • Learning to handle with loss and defeats
  • To admit own mistakes as a part of a learning process.
  • To avoid aggressive reactions

Concentration and good Response Time – To remain a long time in the Focus and to be able to react very fast.

You can use it everyday situations like car driving, at work, sports, dance & martial arts, playing cards etc…

Having the ability of focusing on a task while remaining aware of the surrounding environment and having very fast reaction time is life saving. (Avoiding car accident, pooling a child drowning in a pool….)

The Flow – is a an optimal state of the mind for a specific task.
Often it is the ability to stay in focus although the situation activates you very much.
This is the state you know you are creative, give a good presentation, give the best dance performance or solve equations – just your mind and body are perfectly working together and you are focused on the task,  the things flow without unnecessary effort and you are “here & now”.

„Mind Tuning“ or Self-regulation – mastering it will help you:

  • To react to external stress factors not by rigid reaction patterns but to be able to act consciously in a self defined way – not to react, but to act –
  • To investigate own feelings and to name them
  • To recognize internal “programming”
  • To visualize oneself in upcoming situations and to prepare oneself for them

Resource Room Modules



PATIENCE

50 colored cubes appear on your screen and in an unpredictable manner they jump on the screen.
Click every cube only once – it becomes slightly transparent. If you click by mistake a transparent cube the game starts from the beginning. Each time you make a mistake the time is marked on the plot. This way you can see yourself how you deal with a failure.

This module is ideal for:

  • To increase frustration tolerance
  • To learn patience
  • To shorten reaction time
  • To develop “The Flow”
  • To learn selfregulation (Mind tuning)
  • The development of a sensitivity for internal changes at the psycho physiological level
  • To explore connections between state of excitement, emotions and thoughts




This module was developed for an Olympic training of Saskia Santer representing Italy.
She discovered Mental Games for her training and asked me to adapt together this special VERIM module.

BIATHLON

This module is made up of two phases and each phase divides itself into the segments Activation, Relaxation and Concentration.

In the activation you must mobilise your forces, and move your body into an active state. A feedback about your activation you receive by means of two rings which will move faster at a suitable activity.

In the relaxation it is your job to be settled down again. Your efforts are indicated by turning discs which come with success to the standing position.

In the concentration, consisting of a balanced mixture between activation and relaxation, you are asked in the shooting gallery to deliver shots on targets. Try to move the crosshair in the middle, while you concentrate upon your aim.

This tool is ideal for:

  • To learn self regulation (Mind tuning)
  • Focus
  • To develop “The Flow”
  • The development of a sensitivity for internal changes at the psycho physiological level
  • To investigate connections between state of excitement, emotions and thoughts




With this module you are able to write personal problems in the training software and to “head” for them and to free yourself emotionally from them.

PROBLEM PRISON

Select three problem fields in your life, and write this in suitable three fields “high level“, “extreme level“ and “low of level“.
Now you travel along your problem fields. You only go past to the “high level“ field, while you relax. To go past to the field “extreme level“, you must activate yourself. With the field “low level“ you have the free choice how you would like to pass the problem.

This is an ideal tool for:

  • To recognize emotional problem areas and to work on their resolution
  • To recognize own feelings
  • To try out alternative strategies solutions for the emotional blockades
  • To learn self regulation (Mind tuning)
  • The Development of a sensitivity for internal changes at the
    psycho physiological level
  • To investigate connections between state of excitement,
    emotions and thoughts




With this module you are able to play properly with the “mouse”, to catch insects and to experience their “psychointeractive” behavior as a mirror of yourself.

INSECTS

50 ants run through the screen. Keep your head cool and catch all ants by clicking on them. The clicked ants change immediately into beetles. If all ants have changed into beetles they can be animated (again by clicking) to fly away from the screen.

This module is ideal for:

  • To learn patience
  • To shorten reaction time and increase focus
  • To develop “The Flow”
  • To learn selfregulation (Mind tuning)
  • The development of a sensitivity for internal changes at the psycho physiological level
  • To investigate connections between state of excitement, emotions and thoughts

 

Read more in “The Theory of Psychointeractivity” and on www.verim.eu