Motor Control … What The Motor Control Exercise Does:
The first step in taking control of your brain is to ‘turn on’ the inactive short term process of your brain. Yes, it is ‘on’ (if it were not you would not know you were you.) This is increasing its influence on your brain’s reactive functions. Reactive functions are long-term process based. You need to engage short term processes to place control over reactive processes.
Consciousness is the minimum level of short-term processing. Most people stop at that point, having not been given the instruction to increase their awareness. Many ancient ‘religions’ were created based on increased and heightened awareness. It is actually a process you can achieve by first, knowing how it works, then applying what you know to increase the influence your short-term memory has over long-term memory.
Increased short-term process control alleviates the mismatch in motor functions associated with stuttering and stops the ‘day dreaming’ process (which is actually long-term completely in control). You will observe more, listen more attentively and evaluate things before acting upon them once your short-term memory takes over.
Motor Control Exercise
Just like football hand signals, the motor control exercize uses arm movements.
Each arm moving up and down is intended to act independently of the other.
Follow below to begin using this exercise. Repeat it three times a day.
Note: It is much easier to start with wrist action instead of arm action. If you find these exercises to be difficult using the entire arm, just use your hand movements at the wrist:Begin by standing upright. Hold both arms out straight in front of you. Turn your hands upright and facing each other, as if you would perform a Karate chop. Bend both arms up at the elbow to the ‘L’ position.
Begin moving the hand and forearm of the arm you write with from the L position to the straight out position. It will appear that you are waving to a person off to your side. Move that arm back and forth in that fashion and look at it while you are doing it. After 30 seconds, stop the arm. Turn your visual attention to the other arm.
Begin moving the arm you do NOT write with in the same fashion. (Leave your writing arm still).
After 30 seconds, turn your visual attention back to the arm you write with. Begin moving that arm quickly in the same fashion. While that arm is moving, (keep it going!!!), turn your attention to the other arm and begin to move it SLOWLY. Your writing arm will be moving quickly while your non-writing arm will be moving slowly.
At first you may experience a slight ’tilt’ feeling or you may become confused and both arms will stop.
The object of this exercise is to be able to switch the fast moving arm from one arm to the next, and the slow moving arm from one arm to the next so for 30 seconds you are moving your right arm quickly while the left arm is moving the same way, slowly; the for the next 30 seconds move the left arm quickly, while the right arm moves slowly.
It is possible, with daily practice to switch back and forth without error.