When you read, where do you position your book?

If you don’t like to read, maybe it’s not you but where you place your book that’s causing problems. If you look down towards your lap (particularly down and towards you right) your brain receives all this information including every painful thought and memory you’ve had. Because you are looking down into the area where the brain accesses emotion you are programming yourself to feel bad.

Many kids that couldn’t concentrate on reading or had trouble learning how to read had many painful memories and thoughts attack them as they were trying to concentrate on the words on the page.

So what’s the simple fix? Move the book to place where it is sitting in front of you rather than below you. Even consider investing in a bookstand for your table so you don’t have to hold your book. Make sure that the area you are reading in the book is at where you naturally see the horizon or at eye-ear level.

Tracy Joy is an NLP practitioner, author, and speaker in Vancouver, Canada. She is an international business expert in the area of human systems analysis and thinking change. If you have brain questions, send them Tracy and she’ll answer them on this blog. She can be reached through www.TherapeuticNLP.com