#1 BEAUTIFUL BRAINS PROJECT: Kayvan Khalilzadeh
#Kay's beautiful brain: "coaching people into an awesome simplified life".
Kayvan is a enterpreneurial coach, a crossfitter and a passionate calligraphy artist.
He is the proud dad of Roz, a traveller and what strikes you the most when you meet him is his confidence. Kay moved to Vancouver long ago, and soon, all of his family followed him from Iran.
He is a professional simplifier, which means that he teaches people how to simplify their busy, overscheduled and overwhelming lives. He told me that he enjoys learning new things, being a committed human being and also keeping it simple (simple, simple, simple and simple!) and select very thoroughly what he will do for the day!
#3 things about Kay’s beautiful brain
1.FOCUSED at the centre!
We measured brain activity at the top of the head. In the field of neurotherapy, an international system is used to identify where to place sensors. Locations have funny names like O2, FPz, T8. Here we started placing a sensor at Cz, top of the head, sitting on top of a brain part called the Thalamus. It's a little bit like talking to the CEO of the brain and see what he has to say.
Here we were interested to look at a ratio between fast activity (Beta activity), associated with cognitive functioning and slow activity (Theta activity), associated more with day-dreaming (I am simplyfing here, but that's the whole point). The lower the ratio (called theta/beta ratio) the more attentive that person is prone to be. Think about that number as a measure of distraction, so the lower the better.
Well: guess what for Kay: his Theta/Beta ratio is low (below 2.2) which means that he is very focused and can concentrate on things.
2.CALM at the back!
We then moved the sensors towards the back of his head, a location called O1. Here we wanted to know something different. We wanted to make sure that he had enough slow activity to be able to slow down rumination and intrusive thoughts (that we all have). It a sense it's like saying that the back of the head has to have loads of slow activity (Theta, remember?)
And again: Kay's brain was efficient in this respect, too. At the back of his head his theta/beta ratio was high (above 1.5) which means that he can calm his brain and sleep well.
A little anedocte: when we were measuring this part (the beautiful occipital lobe) the fire allarm when on in the room. His brain was amazing!: he kept relaxed and serene in the midst of a fake fire emergency. No change in his brain activity was noted! Talk about self-control!
3.BALANCED AT THE FRONT. The two frontal lobes were balanced!
Two locations called F3 and F4 are responsible for processiving positive and negative affect respectively. You dont want too much of a big difference between them.
Kay: your frontal lobes were nicely balanced. Emotional balance without big mood swings is what you may benefit of! [endif]
#secret: he has a number which might indicate grit, determination or in other words: stubborness!! Hihihi are you stubborn, Kay?
Visit Kay @ www.thesolefocus.com
Kay is speaking on Thusday the 26th of November @ Karma connect
go check him out!