“Whatever you do in order to get the best results simplify, simplify and simplify, and when you have done that keep simplifying even more.” -Mnme9
neme9 derives from CCL a method that was taught to very young children to stimulate their creativity and boost their emotional and social intelligence. With time CCL became Mneme9 a method for boosting creativity for all ages and preventing, managing or curing a variety of mental and physical illnesses.
The ancient Roman physicians stressed the interdependence of physical and mental health for the attainment of well-being with the saying: “Mens sana in corpore sano.” that translated from Latin means: “A healthy mind in a healthy body”. This implies that in order to have a healthy mind one should also have a healthy body or as healthy as one possibly can and vice versa. This said in Mneme9 mental health and emotional intelligence are considered superior to physical health that is why so much effort is devoted to boost them. This is particularly important in an age where people are obsessed with physical appearance and body fitness while neglecting the development and maintenance of their mental health. While body fitness is desirable and should be cultivated if one wants to in Mneme9 fitness and health, while being related are not considered to be the same. For instance according to Mneme9 view a person can be very fit and unhealthy, as sometimes it’s the case, especially when people push themselves too much in order to be fit, while another can be very healthy but not necessarily fit.
In Mneme9 physical movement is always linked to the working of the mind with a lot of focus placed on the strengthening of the memory and breathing since good air is the food of the brain. For this reason Tai chi and Qigong are the exercises used in the method as they improve breathing, coordination and memory thus boosting mental and physical health. This said the Tai chi used in Mneme9 while comprising the four major soft styles of the art, including the very rare Wu Hao style therefore being fully integrative, differs in the way it’s taught and learnt as it puts a lot of emphasis on the creative and mnemonic aspect of the art giving to the practitioner the possibility of expressing oneself.
An important aspect of Mneme9 is the deep understading of the Yin and Yang or duality which are the two opposite yet complimetary characteristics of the nature and working of the universe and everything included in it. This said, although Mneme9 is influenced by some Eastern philosophies and health approaches the method derives a lot from the medical and philosophical wisdom of ancient Greece as well as from modern medicine. Therefore in a way Mneme9 is a happy blend of ancient and modern Western and Eastern and Shamanic holistic insights though well rooted in neuroscience with several other innovatives approaches and discoveries added.