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Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's
One-on-One Flip-Learning
Teaching Approach

The Future of Higher Education Available Today

The Flip Learning method is possibly one of the greatest breakthrough in education, even if its transformative power has not yet been recognized by the mainstream. Grandiose, ultra expensive university campuses do not make sense anymore. The internet, in combination with the Flip-Learning method is allowing for a new generation of online schools that can easily compete with big universities and provide even better education -- and of course at a fraction of the cost. Flip learning may eventually completely take over higher education. And still, not too many
understand how flip-learning works; so here it is...

The student signs for a course and then receives access to a video-class. After watching the class he or she may be asked to complete a homework or take a test on the subject presented during the class. After completing their test or homework, the student participates in a one-on-one coaching session with the teacher. Here the student has the unique opportunity to ask all their questions directly to the teacher. This coaching session is often about half an hour to one hour long (BOHI coaching sessions are one hour long). The student is also encouraged to ask questions related to their efforts and experiments, at applying the content of the class to their
own lives or professional work.

After the coaching session the student receives access to the next video-class, and so on. BOHI Certifications consist of a total of 21 video classes with their corresponding coaching sessions.

In the flip-learning format, the valuable time of the teacher is spent wisely in helping the student with the application of the content learned in class, instead of repeating for years the same content, presenting over and over the same very class. Once the class has been videotaped, edited properly and the message is clear, the video will do an excellent job at presenting the content. But what the video can not do, is to answer the student's questions, or guide them towards skillful application of the content presented in class -- to their own lives or to their
professional work with clients.

Some universities are providing coaching sessions to large number of students gathered in a classroom, and although this approach may be more practical and profitable for the university it will never be as effective as the one-on-one coaching sessions. Having too many students in the class, seriously limits the teacher's possibilities to address the real life-needs of each student. While an effort in this direction is still worthwhile, it is obvious that the one-on-one student/teacher relationship is the deepest and richest communication that can be offered.

Nowadays, video-classes can be available online, and coaching sessions can be easily and effectively done one-on-one on Skype; even on the phone. Thus, in later years, the flip learning educational model has become extremely effective.

Emphasis on the Practical Application of Life Changing Ideas

At BOHI we do not see the student as a hard drive that needs to be loaded with information. Good, higher education is about creating the right conditions for an inner transformation. Such transformation relies on three fundamental factors:

1- Exposing the student to new, life transforming ideas.

2- Presenting these ideas, no matter how complex in simple terms and with the right emphasis -- in that which is really valuable and practical.

3- The relationship teacher/student is also vital. A relationship capable of creating deep transformation in the student is based on empathy, acceptance, and the capacity of the teacher to help the student bridge the gap between the theory and its practical application.

It is not that strictly abstract ideas do not have merit, but they are unlikely to change the life of anyone. Therefore, the emphasis at the Brain Optimization™ Institute is on practical, applicable ideas and paradigms, that have the power to transform the life of our student
and that of their present and future clients.

A School for Busy People

We have students that are extremely busy individuals; including highly successful actors and professionals working in the movie industry, who barely have the time to study. However, the flip-learning system allows them to study with us because of its unparalleled flexibility in regard to scheduling time to watch the video-classes, as well as scheduling the
one-on-one coaching sessions.

Most of the Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's one-on-one coaching sessions are held through a two way interactive video-phone, and some of them on the telephone. Webinar technology at this time limits the participation of the student by requiring texting the teacher with questions or comments. Videophones and telephones do not have that limitation of course.

Skype supports an excellent two way audio/video connection, approaching the richness of communication between two people conversing personally in the same room. Nowadays Skype and other internet video phone applications also provide excellent sound quality, even without headphones -- better than most phone connections as well as full screen video. This two way audio/video technology also allows for excellent meta-communication.

The only requirement is to have a fair internet connection. Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute has a fast download and upload connection that allows for high quality of sound and video, and we have found that most of our students' connections, in the United States
and abroad, have been adequate.

In the rare instance that our student doesn't have access to a fair internet connection, we provide the coaching sessions on the telephone. Telephone coaching sessions are highly effective too.

Skype (or phone) help our student to attend classes and become certified from the comfort of their homes -- anywhere in the world. We have had students throughout the whole Continental United States as well as from Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, South Africa, Ecuador, Australia, Kuwait, and Sri Lanka.

The one-on-one flip learning method is unsurpassable in flexibility and effectiveness. When the teacher has several, many, or sometimes hundreds of students in the class, the possibilities to address real-life situations and individual needs are VERY limited. It is through the mentoring relationship that conditions for deep transformation are truly optimized.



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The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute offers classes, information and courses with certifications on drug free solutions to ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse and other forms of brain / mental suffering and disorders. Certifications include Brain Optimization™ with Emphasis in Nutrition, Life/Wellness Coaching with Emphasis in Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Consciousness with Emphasis in Non-Duality. The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute also offers a Certification in Holistic Life Coaching for those who complete the three certifications mentioned above.

Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's broadcasting and recording studio for online classes and coaching sessions is presently located in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. Students from adjacent cities and locations like Pasadena, Studio City, San Fernando Valley, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Irvine and Orange County can take the Coaching Sessions in person, on Skype or on the phone. Students living in cities and locations further away in the States or abroad like San Francisco, San Diego, New York, North and South Carolina, Miami, London England, Paris France, Rome and Milan Italy, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ecuador, Quito, Montreal, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, New Zealand, Hawaií, Kauai, Maui, Kenya, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta in India, Hong Kong and Shanghai in China, Taipei in Taiwan, can take the one-on-one coaching sessions on Skype or phone.
All classes are presently presented by the

Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's founder Gian Girardi, MS, MA.