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We Create Our Reality: A Brain-Based Guide for Success in Life

Course Fee: $29


Course Description

“We create our reality” is a common phrase used by motivational speakers. This course looks at the reality of this concept in terms of brain functioning and in the way the brain changes with every experience.

This course will be like no other course you have ever taken! Be prepared to pause the video and explore visual illusions, draw pictures, and wrestle with deep questions. Roll up your sleeves and be ready to explore how shapes, colors, and sounds coming in from the environment are combined with our attention going out to create what we see. After the course, you will know that you are in charge; that your intention is what in time structures your reality.


Dr. Fred Travis is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition. He earned an MS and Ph.D. in Psychology from Maharishi International University, and a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.

Lesson Titles

Lesson One Free Preview (See below)
Perception Is an Active Process
Lesson Two
The High Road and the Low Road
Reprogramming the Low-Road Response
Lesson Three
Our Choices Shape Brain Circuits
Going to Extremes: How the Brain Overcomes Obstacles
Lesson Four
Stages of Brain Development
A Vision of Possibilities: Continuing our Growth

Free Lesson One

Perception Is an Active Process

PDF for Perception Is an Active Process Lesson
Perception Worksheet


PDF for Attention Lesson



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is recommended as a prerequisite for this course. For more information about TM, please visit

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Lesson Three.

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