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

“We create our reality” is a common phrase used by motivational speakers. In this four-lesson course, Professor Fred Travis, PhD looks at the reality of this concept in terms of brain functioning and in the way the brain changes with every experience.

This is an online self-study course, and consists of approximately three hours of videos. Videos are available to view for one year after signing up.

Course Fee: $29

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Course Description

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.

Lesson 1
Perception Is an Active Process

Lesson 2
The High Road and the Low Road
Reprogramming the Low-Road Response

Lesson 3
Our Choices Shape Brain Circuits
Going to Extremes: How the Brain Overcomes Obstacles

Lesson 4
Stages of Brain Development
A Vision of Possibilities: Continuing our Growth

Course Leader

Dr. Fred Travis

Dr. Fred Travis

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 PhD in Psychology from Maharishi International University, and a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
There are no prerequisites, however practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique is recommended.

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 ce@miu.edu. Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

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

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Currently Available Online and Upcoming MIU Continuing Education Courses