Updated: Feb 23
I am still processing the vast amount of information and dissecting it with a fine tooth comb with my partner patiently helping me translate the bits I don't exactly get. Other long-time friends and fans of my method are still wrapping their heads around how CLOSE this information is to my Polykinetics method.
Anyway....here is the full study.
Let me know what you think.
The Scientific study - A ‘Music, Mind and Movement’ Program for People With Dementia: Initial Evidence of Improved Cognition"
It's worth mentioning that Australia has been consistently in the Top 5 countries that actually read what I post on here. The United States is the 1st. Naturally.
Not saying there's any "copying" in fact, as my partner explained to me, this study does me an outstanding service towards my own research which I hope to bring to their table once I get MY ASS TO AUSTRALIA.
Perhaps a kick ass collaboration will come from it which would be everything to me when it comes to Polykinetics.
Here's a cool snapshot graphic taken from Wordpress showing how incredibly SMALL my GLOBAL reach has been over the last 7 YEARS.
This is fantastic news considering MILLIONS in these countries ALONE face intense hardship when confronting something as daunting as a mental illness and/or disorder. It's fucking scary so hell yea to every single viewer even though there's only been 4,033 total views ever in the seven years of this WordPress blog being in existence (2014-Today)
This makes tracking my global reach with Polykinetics much simpler for me to do because UNLESS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IT, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND IT.
I'm not a millionaire, I have next to NOTHING in advertising. I simply add my dots to the dots that I used to created this method, and take advantage of ever free outlet I can get my hands on.
Although the numbers themselves are super small...I am absolutely grateful for ever single one of these people because I continue to think they're taking what I've learned from others and to what they may learn from me and go on to help others learn hope to cope with something like neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's or those like myself with Major Depressive Disorder or people like my dad with Bipolar Disorder (Type 1) who experienced psychosis, and the hundreds of millions out there still needing a way to face fears in a more constructed and safe way than other "gurus" have attempted in the past.
In my world, it's not what you do, but HOW YOU DO IT that can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE. And yes, I come from a drastically different angle than most. However, this isn't about being different, it's about relief and reducing debilitating mental and physical pain and suffering in people's lives.
Now moving on....
SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEIR STUDY AND MY METHOD
-They are working with elderly persons with dementia.
I have never personally or formally tested Polykinetics on any person with dementia of any kind.
I can only speak for myself and what I have been diagnosed with by my doctors: clinical depression (Major Depressive Disorder/MDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and chronic insomnia.
The Use Of Music
From what I could gather. This study is using random, simplified, motor skills tests (9-peg) to the sound of music? Please correct me if I'm wrong..
With Polykinetics, music takes on a whole new level and utilizes it as a medium and tool for connecting the brain to the body in what I feel is the best of ways. If the core area of the body is the physical core of the method, the music is the mental core. There's no "Polykinetics" without music.
It's absolutely critical to the process of physically purging the mental junk we carry with us daily.
What does music do for us?
Music motivates us to move, makes us feel feelings, helps our emotional states become validated by hearing someone sing about our joys and sorrows (music goes all emotional ways), and then there's all of the neurological studies over the course of decades supporting the improved cognition, motor skills, fine motors skills, memory recall, neuroplasticity!!
Some use it for simple entertaining...in Polykinetics the music tells me how intense a sequence will get, which moves to use, where those moves will change within the sequence, and the lyrics help lay the brickwork for the mindset which can change from one sequence to another. They can be fleeting and that's acknowledged in this method.
Study: Selective music genres used
Polykinetics: Uses all music genres....13 different ones have been tested for compatibility and work beautifully, allowing for MILLIIONS OF CHOICES and COUNTLESS DIFFERENT SEQUENCES since the formula of Polykinetics remains the same no matter if a fast song or slow one. Both are equally challenging in their own ways.
As long as music continues to be produced, Polykinetics will continue to create more movement sequences, which we are going to talk about next....
Difference In Movements Used
Now, honestly, this is where I lose most people because they don't understand my simple exercises used within Polykinetics which makes for more people to participate and still be challenging on a number of levels.
The moves are simple body weight exercises. The few I have selected for this method, I do because they are the "EASIEST AND MOST EFFFECTIVE" at doing what I need them to do to my body, and how they make me feel. Virtually everybody can do these moves and that's why I use them.
YOU CAN USE ANY EXERCISE MOVEMENT YOU WANT AND DESIRE because THE TECHNIQUE AND PROCESS ITSELF WILL REMAIN THE SAME REGARDLESS.
The key is how the moves are being used to the music that makes the magic of this method. Rhythmically and coordinated. Two basic skills that often go overlooked when speaking in terms of neurobiology and neuropsychology. In my opinion that is.
This is what makes me excited for Polykinetics particularly in terms of my twist on exercise movements is that they have been used since Ancient Greek Times. (AD). "Old information in a new way." I simply made small "tweaks" to the positioning and direction which made a world of difference in many ways.
None of the "body weight exercise" information was used throughout the entire course of this study. Perhaps that's a new experiment I can bring to the table for them with my method.
What About The Mindset?
Now this is where the study and I differ. The study was using the word "mind" in context that the study is focused on dementia and not clinical depression or other illnesses like Bipolar Disorder. Not instilling any particular "way" of looking at the world"
In Polykinetics this pillar of potential is all about instilling a resilient mindset that is encouraging and empowering in order to promote genuine self-growth, a sense of accomplishment, and general improvement in mental health.
For the elderly particularly, Polykinetics is good fun, helps, improves social engagements since it's taught much like a "follow-the-leader" game, where they follow the moves to the music and the lyrics of the music helps instill the mindset I mentioned just now.
Here is my 2015 Youtube video I created talking about the concept of Polykinetics.
I was homeless when it was recorded and the tickets were given to me by Tony Robbins himself. I had to do a GoFundMe campaign to raise the rest of the funds needed to attend the event.
Thank you to all those who made it possible for me to be able to have this unique experience!