IT'S NOT ABOUT SPEED READING...
The QSR technique is not solely about reading however. It can also be
utilised in several other creative ways for problem solving and
memorizing, for health improvement and stress reduction as well as for
positive thinking and what can only be described as quasi telepathic
communication with plants and animals for example
All of these extensions of the original QSR training have been fully
documented and tested over the years in a great variety of situations
with many individuals.This web site has been created to introduce QSR
for the first time outside of Japan where there are now thousands
Imagine a new form
of communication within your family or friends or colleagues. And if you
can try to visualize getting information from the blank pages of a book
that is specially prepared for QSR students. Parents and children alike
all over Japan have reported a wealth of improvements in their lives
and relationships thanks to this truly 'mind stretching' ability that
sleeps within all of our brains. We hope that this web site will assist
you in learning more about it and encourage you to communicate with us
Translator of 'Quantum Speed Reading' from the original Japanese
POSSIBILITIES OF QSR
A New Way of
Education that can change the world.
I have been involved with the education of children these past twenty
years. As I taught these children in my class I was amazed to discover that
they had this wonderful 'speed reading' ability, one given to them by nature.
Each time I would teach my class, I discovered a great deal about them and
noticed a lot of things.
What children have to say about QSR
Quantum Speed Reading is a type of book reading
which you flip over the pages very fast.
Yet this is a little different than usual reading. Quantum Speed Reading is a type of book reading
which you flip over the pages very fast.
Yet this is a little
different then usual reading.
This fashion is easy, but
it tickles the emotion that only a human can have, and this fashion is easy
even when you don't know how to read the word or kanji* in the book.
I can't understand a book
or read Kanji just by simply reading it, I think this is what I call a
"Life's Code". My way to feel this is by various things like seeing
colors, seeing pictures or smelling things. Perhaps just by putting a title to
a blank none-writen book, then the content from the title will stand out from
You're able to make titles
like" Your 20 year-old self" for instance.
I want to continue this
Quantum Speed Reading.
Children coming to the Shichida Child Academy
who have been raised by mothers who teach them that, ' Being the top student is
great' or that ' You have to beat all the others' will from the beginning
always be conscious of having to be number one. However at the school we do not
just shut that out as something bad but instead acknowledge that the child was
indeed the number one. As we progress with the child, he or she will discover
the real pleasure that is beyond the principle of competition and quite naturally
become less conscious of being the number one in class.
What becomes more important to the child then is
whether what he or she is doing has been fun or not. As the individual begins
to essentially enjoy things in this way the children start to accept each
other. Conversations between them begin to develop where they accept that some
are good at doing certain things, and others at good at others.
This I believe to be a very significant factor.
In the past the value system has been based on an attitude of give and take. In
other words if you are kind to others then they will in turn be kind to you.
However in our future society even this way of 'give and take' thinking will
end. In its place I believe that we will be able to share a common value system
in the midst of our social groups at all times.
Because there are so many children doing this
lesson together it is hard to check the results one by one. At the beginning I
was thus not aware of I.M.'s misfortune. I suddenly realized that he seemed to
be drooping his head and was totally silent. I thought this was strange and
asked him what was wrong. He replied, 'I'm going to apologize to my friend
tomorrow.' But since it was very strange for him to be apologizing for having
been the victim of a bully I asked him, 'Why apologize?' His reply was, 'I
thought that I hated (him) for being bullied but I had said something really
nasty to him before it all started.'
In a word young I.M. had gone and deeply hurt
his friend and was now wondering why he had said such things to bully him. He
then realized that he was to blame in the matter. This led him to understanding
he would have to apologize the next day and say, 'It was my fault.' Because
falling outs are emotional problems even though we may understand them
logically, it is very hard for us to become really humble in dealing with them.
However in doing QSR we are not just simply looking at images or understanding
things but dealing with right brain perceptions.
Deep emotions and feelings of
consideration for others tend to ooze out of these (perceptions). These
profound sentiments are then able to be humbly accepted. It goes without saying
that the bullying problem of this particular child ended on that day. We
normally focused on the results of which book's images were seen, or what
colors emerged as we continued in our lessons. But after having done this for
many years it became more obvious that that the children's facial expressions
were becoming brighter and brighter. I can only conclude that there must be
some stimulation of the most intrinsic levels of these children's consciousness
that is happening.
As we have seen thus far, the changing times have
weakened inter-family bonds greatly and the discipline required to properly
raise children is now insufficient for the job. At the same time it may be too
much to argue that such is the case only because of the times in which we live.
By this I mean that even in the past when such proper discipline existed, it
was by no means the case that father would come straight home from work and
have dinner with the children. Just as in this modern age there were many
instances of coming come late and leaving for work very early in the morning.
It is therefore not vital that parents always be present in order to properly
discipline the children. As an example, even if the parent is not actually
there at the dinner table, the father's position could be decided and just with
his rice bowl and chopsticks left in place there would be a sense of his
presence there. Or in a household where the father returns home after the
children have gone to sleep, if his pajamas are in the laundry basket the next
morning when the children see them, his presence will again be felt.
Considering these ideas we might then say that this is raising children through
sight. In other words the parents do not necessarily have to be there at the
children's side at all times and that they can be disciplined a great deal
visually. When they come home in the evening with, 'I'm back!' and see their
mother standing there in the kitchen from behind the children feel something
through the five senses. Maybe it's curried rice for dinner today or that great
smell's rice and chest nuts, are some of the things that they can feel. Things
like these form part of raising children and so it is not only through words
that we discipline them. It is necessary for us to raise them as human beings
at the most fundamental level from within the entire field of daily life.
If the environment is right and the children are
relieved of all stress they become able to enjoy anything and everything. That
would include of course their attending lessons for right brain training. At
the beginning it might be fun to be the number one in the class when you are
part of a competitive system but sooner or later you will get tired out by
this. At that point you will let go of it or else just hold on to the image and
form of what was. If we really want our children to lead full lives I think we
need to realize that, 'If it's fun for children they will do it.' One more
crucial thing in connection with that is a good university or a good job
posting alone should not become the sole focus of attention.
We are no longer
in an age where 'name value' has any meaning. What is more important than
forcing name value status on children is that they be raised with a rich sensitivity
and to help them discover their direction in order to find the profession they
themselves wish to pursue. In doing so the children's minds will be activated,
they will be able to find the job they most want to do, and even if they fail
they will be able to climb back out of it. If they are always moving along on
the tracks laid down by mother in their lives, whatever happens they will be
asking their mother what to do. What kind of school should I go to next, or
what should I do now or where should I get a job and so on. With that kind of a
situation it is impossible to stand up and walk on your own two feet. Moreover
when an experience of failure comes along it will be a case of not taking
responsibility and saying instead, "It's because you told me to do it
mother." The final aim of people is to become independent. Raising
children we should never lose sight of this independence, on both the part of
the parent and the child. Let's consider how best to accomplish that from here
There are four hints for our daily lives that I
wish to allude to. They are first of all, "It is truly wonderful that you
have been born as a human being." In fact from the point of view of our
brain structure there is a mere 0.05% difference between the abilities of a
genius and those of a normal person. That means therefore there is an amazing
ability within each one of us. There is thus no need for us to try to be like
other people. Doing things your own way is fine. From that point your unique
personality emerges. Even if you consider the structure of our minds all of the
answers lie within ourselves. By using this suggestion and believing in your
own sensibility you will be able to move forward in life. In the current social
setup there are a lot of people who do not have confidence in themselves at
It seems that there are many people who have ability and yet because they
have no confidence are incapable of standing on their own two feet. Without
this independence we are unable to take responsibility and end up quibbling. It
is because I see so many young people like this that I want to help them grow
up. "The answer lies within yourself" is what we are stressing here.
For example if you were to ask yourself whether or not you liked yourself the
answer would be "No!" in many cases. There are not many people who
can say, "I really like myself a lot." The feeling of really liking
oneself is surely based on a sense of existence. That sense of existence comes
from raising that little child who is within you. For that to happen try going
back to yourself as a fetus and asking yourself to remember what your mission
is and what is the meaning in your being born.
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