Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Demystifying the myths around Dermatoglyphics test


Whether it is Homeopathy or age old Ayurveda medicine or  Acupressure technique, all of these alternative medicine techniques have been questioned or countered by competitive alternatives particularly the conventional medicine or Allopathy school of thought. 
Everyone has a right to cite their views, but it becomes contentious when these opinions are given without background research and topical understanding of the alternative. Much is talked about Dermatoglyphics science as well in the media.
Here is an attempt to demystify the myths around Dermatoglyphics multiple intelligence analysis also known as DMIA (or DMIT)


Fact 1: DMIA technique is scientific and not any ill-conceived idea
Several hypotheses around personality and behavir patterns have been validated through longitudinal study of fingerprints over several decades. Dermatoglyphics and its relation to health and personality are documented in century old books by leading researchers.
Few references below confirm Fact 1.
 Sir Francis Galton (1892) conducted extensive research on the significance of skin ridge patterns, not only to demonstrate their permanence but also their use as a means of identification. Schaumann and Alter's (1976) published a book 'Dermatoglyphics in Medical disorders' which summarizes the findings of dermatoglyphic patterns in various disease conditions (1). Engler et al (1982) conducted a study on patients with breast cancer and concluded that the presence of six or more whorls on the fingertips of a person provided a high risk for breast cancer

Fact 2:  DMIA is not fortune telling or astrology but a robust technique using computer program based on algorithms 
DMIA is about knowing the natural inborn traits and capability potential so that one can act based on the counseling guidance for future improvement. 
This technique is based on the premise that, 'every individual can create his or her future if the inborn capability potential is known'

Fact 3:  Fingerprints are permanent. The test report from DMIA tool if conducted for a person at age 5 and again at age 75 will be exactly same 

Fingerprint patterns are the fundamental input for determining the innate traits, capability potential. Since fingerprint patterns do not change in a lifetime, the report is bound to be the same  

Fact 4: DMIA test ought to be as early as possible in your life to gain maximum advantage 
This test can be done at any age from new born baby till grown up adults. However earlier is better, since recognizing capability potential and personality type earlier in life may be helpful  for the parent and child.  Toddlers, teenagers, youngsters, adults, couples, schools, corporates, psychologists, counselors can generate their customized report for exploring possible future course of actions   

Fact 5:  Counseling industry is expanding and there are several ill-equipped Dermatoglyphics firms that have come up in the country which may not be doing justice to the efficacy of the technique
Parents and children need to be wary of untrained and ill-equipped firms who claim to be Dermatoglyphics trainers or experts

- Issued for public knowledge by BrainSketch Solutions Research team

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Art of Learning To Be Happy

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 The Art of Learning To Be Happy

Too often we think happiness is associated with getting something what you want; more of immediate gratification, rather than a permanent state of happiness; mental, emotional and physical. Calling happiness as a habit may seem odd, but as one grows into an adult, it is likely that we settle into a state of being happy or unhappy.

Happiness can be further associated with three traits that an individual may have acquired or are inborn; our feelings and views about the society and perceived experience, individual characters of fairness, caring attitude and sensitivity to others, wisdom, integrity and honesty and lastly innate need to be healthy, to socialise and in general, smiling and laughing even in challenging situations. 

These character traits can be acquired through grooming and nurturing an individual since childhood and could be cultivated by adopting this five step prescription:

1. Teach the child self-management habits which cultivate a state of happiness:
Personal hygiene, physical and mental exercises and eating discipline are correlated with happiness levels.  One hobby that a child likes and takes it up, can go a long way to improve the happiness quotient. For a music lover, picking up one instrument to play or even listening to music or a nature walk is a mood lifter

2. Nurture fun in every situation 
Laugh, laugh and laugh it out (of course do take your work seriously) but a smile and a small laugh in complex and challenging times for an adult can do wonders.
3. Try to be a cheerleader for yourself
Teach your child to talk positive. Cultivate optimism. Negativity harbors sadness and ill-will. Research shows that happy people give themselves ongoing reassurance, acknowledgment, praise and pep talks

4. Joy in small things 
Tell your child to notice the small miracles in daily life. The show of the setting sun, no less astonishing for its daily repetition.The joy of being able to eat the delicacies you love the most are wonderful moments. Daily life overflows with joyful occurrences, learn to seek happiness in them.

5. Be grateful
It may sound counter intuitive, but people are happy because they are grateful. Children don’t have a context for life, so they do not understand that they are fortunate souls or not. They may seek happiness or otherwise by comparing material things like they having expensive toys or shoes as compared to their friends.



Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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 Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be - Abraham Lincoln


 








Sunday, June 25, 2017

Making your child independent

Knowing, Grooming and Helping the Child to Achieve

As a child, could you imagine not being able to play on the Monkey bar or Swings or Roller coaster?. Or not being able to be part of the gym class because you were not good enough? Or your mother or father being over protective of you because you may get hurt or lost or not be able to take care of yourself although you are a teenager ? These are just a few issues for children with physical disabilities.

Many causes and conditions can impair mobility and movement. People with mobility and movement impairments may find it difficult to participate when facing social and physical barriers. Quite often there are individuals of courage and independence who have a desire to contribute to the fullest level of their ability. However, the crucial role of the parents in making the child emotionally strong and subsequently financially independent can never be under estimated. Depending upon the innate intelligence potential of the child, despite the disabilities, by knowing and grooming the child, significant heights of success and happiness could be achieved.

Whilst every child is unique, there are certain guidelines that most parents ought to consider.
Our experience of working with parents of normal and disabled children have helped us list down these tips for parents.

1. Believe in the innate intelligence potential of the child. Even if the child may have a physical / learning disability the child would certainly have an inborn strength which needs to be nurtured for growth.

2. Be an advocate of your child. Be a good listener. Encourage, provide improvement guidelines, channelise all opportunities for the child to learn, get exposed to new ideas or activities 

3. Keep things in perspective. Any disability isn’t insurmountable.Remind yourself that everyone faces obstacles. Do not permit the school tests, bureaucracy, and endless paperwork distract you from what’s really important—giving your child plenty of emotional and moral support

 4. Remember that your influence outweighs all others. Your child will follow your lead. Focus your energy on learning what works for your child and implementing it the best you can. If you approach learning challenges with optimism, hard work, and a sense of humor, your child is likely to embrace your perspective

5. Identify how your child learns best. Is the child a visual learner ? or auditory ? or kinesthetic ? 

6.  Think of success in life rather than in school only;
Self-awareness, self-confidence, being proactive, perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to develop and nurture relationships are some of the important attributes that a parent of a learning disability child could work upon the child

In case of children with any form of disability, it becomes imperative that the parents put in effort to make the child financially independent as an adult. Knowing the child, grooming the child and making him or her ready for achieving success becomes therefore important.

This is our motto and underlying intent in Parental and child counseling.





Friday, March 4, 2016

The Pursuit of Happiness



The Pursuit of Happiness
This post is about the relentless efforts taken by parents in their child’s upbringing, the challenges they face and the scientific technique available today, to help succeed in this pursuit of happiness.


Every parent faces innumerable questions and dilemmas while raising a child, right from toddler days to adolescence and right up to adulthood. The questions appear simple, yet hard to grapple with, for a parent.

Is my child more intelligent' than I can comprehend?

Why is my child an introvert?

Is my child very creative or more logical?

What is my child likely to succeed at?


A child is unique in the way he or she thinks, reacts, and also in the choice of areas to pursue at junior and high school, college, sports or any extra-curricular activities.
Parents at times face an uphill task in getting the child to do what they feel is right (which need not be right!).  

Today, this predicament is true in case of many parents while planning a career choice for their child. Not at all an enviable situation, considering that the poor child is undecided, torn between peer pressure on one side and confused parents on the other. These or similar questions surely boggle a parent sometime or the other. Does the parent have the answers? Not all the time and in such times, the parent wishes there was a system to guide through the journey.
  
Let me share couple of Parenting counseling experiences.

There was this 9 year old boy, (let us call him Vinay here) who was labelled as a naughty, belligerent and restless child by his family and friends. His innate assessment revealed that he had a very high musical intelligence potential along with high kinesthetic ability. Vinay joined a Harmonium and Vocal training class based on the counselling recommendation. Within two months, his parents reported extreme positive change in his demeanor. Today, Vinay has become calm, focused and excels in studies and sports. Leveraging the natural Musical intelligence helped Vinay channelize his energies in the right direction.      

I met this 14 year old girl Tanushree, in Delhi along with her mother last year. Tanushree had been doing miserably in her school exams. Contrary to her performance, her assessment revealed that Tanushree was a prodigious learner (very high potential to excel in learning). Detailed deep dive session led me to the inference that it was her sheer laziness and complacent attitude, which were creating the challenges in school. Tanushree had formed a negative resistance to all the positive efforts and pleadings of her parents and teachers. Multiple rounds of counselling sessions were needed to inculcate in her the positivity that is required to remain motivated for achieving success.

It is important to remember that the concept of intelligence has various dimensions such as Musical, Spatial, Visual, Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Logical Mathematical and Linguistic ability.  By identifying a child's innate capability potential earlier in life, one is in a position to cultivate the abilities in desired areas, through concerted efforts.

This assessment can be conducted for a child (> 6 months) up to an adult using a scientific technique called as Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Analysis (DMIA).
Based on over a century old research by anthropologists, anatomist, genetics practitioners, psycho-analytic chirologists and others, Dermatoglyphics science has evolved into a practical solution. This scientific technique can help analyze the innate characteristics of a human being, by scanning the fingerprints on the tip of both hands and studying the patterns. Do not confuse DMIA with astrology or fortune telling.

The scientific study of papillary ridges of the hands and feet was pioneered by Joannes E. Purkinje, a Czech physiologist and biologist in 1823. Sir William J. Herschel is one of the key contributors to the science of fingerprint analysis, because he is the first person to confirm the persistence of patterns of prints from birth till death through early longitudinal studies from 1860 to 1890. He established that ridges do not change from birth until death except through trauma or decomposition after death.
American Journal of Medical Genetics has reported several case studies of how Dermatoglyphics assessment helped assess the likelihood of critical illnesses such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s etc.
Today, DMIA report and counselling sessions are becoming formal tool for Parents and Individuals in Career selection, Personality improvement, Behavioral analysis, learning styles. The insightful recommendations from DMIA are extremely powerful and provides clarity and direction to the individual (child to an adult).  

This can go a long way in defining life-purpose for an individual and help in leading a happy and successful life!