The Reserve Capacities
By reserve capacities we understand the unmanifested but genetically predetermined capacities operating mainly in paraconsciousness and surpassing the normal ones many times over.
The tapping of man’s reserve capacities can only be achieved under the conditions of excellent suggestive organisation, orchestration and harmonisation of the consciousparaconscious functions. (see the 7 laws above)
The reserve complex comprises:
- Memory reserves,
- Intellectual activity reserves,
- Creativity reserves and
- the reserves of the whole personality.
If we do not release many-sided reserve capacities we cannot speak of Suggestopaedia
1. hypermnesia – super memory (in long-term memory)
. This super memory surpasses the possibilities of ordinary memories many times over.
Hypermnesia as an important reserve capacity is characterized by the following specific psychophysiological laws: (i) it is manifested either after a latent period
and without any conscious effort
, or suddenly and spontaneously
; (ii) increasing recollection without reinforcement
(reminiscent curve); (iii) amnestic covering and sinking of the basic sense bearing nucleus of the complex stimulus into paraconsciousness until it is ”raised” out of paraconsciousness into consciousness
; (iv) making the first recollection easy under the conditions of emotional impetus, of the associative connections of peripheral perceptions
and of concentrative psychorelaxation
; (v) great durability
of the reproduced memory traces; (vi) decreased susceptibility to tiredness
, and (vii) a considerable psychotherapeutic, psychohygienic and psychoprophylactic effectiveness.
2. hyper creativity
– suggested or autosuggested creative super productivity. Intuition is activated and states similar to inspiration arise.
A number of experiments have shown that the manifestation of artistic, musical and even mathematical abilities
increases considerably both quantitatively and qualitatively. Suggestological experiments have shown the possibility of accelerated creative self development.
3. Instruction is always accompanied with an effect of relaxation
or at least one without a feeling of fatigue
. If pupils get tired in lessons, we cannot speak of Suggestopaedia.
4. Suggestopaedic teaching and learning is always a pleasant experience
5. It always improves attitudes
to learning, softening aggressive tendencies in pupils and helping them to adapt to society.
6. A significant psychoprophylactic and psychotherapeutical effect
can be observed in cases of functional illnesses or functional components of organic illnesses. Suggestopaedia can be used as educational psychotherapy, psychoprophylaxis and self-regulation