Balancing Your Mind: a Practical Seminar

April 19, 2014, 11:00 seminar

“The way in which we think is what makes us the people we feel ourselves to be. But along with the benefits of knowledge and personal effectiveness, thinking also carries with it an illusion. We rely too much on our reason, and the inner workings of our minds can seem more trustworthy than outward stimuli (especially where self-esteem is concerned). And understanding the mechanisms behind these illusions is a key aspect of psychological manipulation,” says Igor Berkhin.

On April 19th, an expert specializing in teaching people how to develop their metacognitive skills will explain the concept of balanced thinking and “how to use it without trusting it entirely.”

This class is being offered as part of the “Cognitive Introspection” series of practical seminars and will take place at the Digital October Center.

Igor will offer an overview of the specific metacognitive skills that will help you to learn about your own thought processes and, hopefully, to avoid their ‘programmatic’ and ‘constructive’ limitations:

  • maintaining a clear mental state somewhere between excitement and stagnation,
  • applying alternative cognitive strategies (detecting absences rather than availabilities),
  • learning basic strategies for exploring the ways in which the mind works,
  • developing an immunity to psychological manipulation.


This is a ticketed event. Admission costs 4000 rubles, but you will receive a 10% discount if you order in advance. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the seminar, you will be able to receive a full refund upon completion of the class.

You can pay for the seminar in advance via Yandex.Wallet, number 410011721999539 (please send an e-mail confirmation containing your receipt number, full name, and the time and date of your payment to

We recommend that participants bring along comfortable clothing and a blanket or mat to use in stretching exercises.

If you have any questions, please call Natalia at +7(965)207-13-39.


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