PhotoEyeplay, short for “photographic eye stimulation play,” is one of the most exciting aspects of right-brain play. That’s because students can experience its effects right away—with or without the relaxation process. When we begin a lecture or seminar, one of the very first things we do is show everyone how to do it. Then we sit back and watch the reactions.
The wonder is almost immediate.
“I got it! I actually SEE it!”
“Hey, this really works!”
“It’s blue! It’s faint, but I can see it!”
PhotoEyeplay is a unique visual process which stimulates the ability to see an object’s after-image, or negative photographic image. After-imaging activates the primary vision centers used for photographic memory. By turning a positive image into its negative, and then returning it to its original image, you are training your mind to act like a camera!
After-imaging also helps develop visualization by allowing the mind to create clear mental images, opening subconscious aspects of the right hemisphere of the brain, which governs memory, intuition and creativity. Students who experience PhotoEyeplay confirm its incredible side effects.
DEVELOPING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC MIND
When we begin each class, we often hear, “How long will it take to develop a photographic memory?”
The answer, of course, is that you already have one!
Sometimes it takes some time to develop, as this parent relates.
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP
“Mommy! Mommy!” I heard an excited child cry from the den. My mother’s instinct told me that the cry was one of excitement, but it certainly made me run to confirm it! Nine-year-old Justin was already walking toward me with a face full of pride and surprise!
“I did it!” he cried.
“Did what?” I queried, hands on his shoulders to stop his excited body from
moving in gleeful gyrations.
“I saw a positive image—not an after-image, the REAL picture!”
He explained. “I was watching TV and during a commercial, I saw an ad with a red coffee can at the end. I heard a sound outside and turned to look out the window. When I turned, the picture I was watching stayed in view. I could see both the red coffee can AND the window!”
Justin had been after-imaging since he was five years old. The idea of seeing the original image seemed like a faraway dream. But, now, he had experienced his first “flash” of photographic memory—a relatively long flash, at least for the first time—and he was ecstatic!
…and sometimes it happens right away, as this next teacher experienced.
HE'S NOT AFTER-IMAGING
At the beginning of one school year, a group of mothers asked for training in right brain education so that they could augment their children’s largely left-brain fare. I had been teaching right brain education in my community for about 18 months, so I was happy to have more practice.
One week after introducing after-imaging to the group, one of the mothers called me: “I think I must be doing something wrong. My son, Christopher, can’t after-image.”
Christopher was five years old. So, we went over the basic steps in showing after-imaging techniques to preschoolers. After describing the steps, I discovered that she had already done everything I’d suggested.
“Was he relaxed?”
“Yes,” she replied.
“Was he enjoying the activities?’
“Oh, yes! Very much,” she said. “He didn’t want to stop! But he never saw an after-image...”
“Hmmm.” I thought. Then, it came to me. “He didn’t see an after-image? What DID he see?”
“Well,” she began, “He kept seeing the original image, time after time.”
“The original image?” I repeated incredulously.
“Yes,” she sighed. “What do I do?”
“Nothing! He’s got it! Christopher already has amazing photographic recall. I don’t think that we have to be concerned that he isn’t after-imaging!”
Christopher’s mother was elated.
The steps and stages of PhotoEyeplay are easy to follow. Children really love these games,
so they are also easy to teach.
The ultimate goal of PhotoEyeplay is to develop a picture-perfect photographic memory. Those who have developed it attest to being able to recall an image or experience in full, living color. They are able to recreate images in their minds quickly and accurately, and can revisit the past for information or enjoyment.
Students can recall the information on textbook pages during the final exam. Children can remember trips to the zoo to laugh at the antics at the Bird House—and if you ask them (and they don’t feel pressured) they will recall the number of birds, the color of their feathers, the types of toys they had to play with, etc.
It is amazing to watch. And--to think--that all this began with play!
Begin your PhotoEyeplay journey today.