Training and Surveys
developed by Susan
Fox, CH, CBT, AA, Founder of BrainView Training
BrainView Training and
BrainView Surveys provide a way of improving your
effectiveness in all of your life situations. You begin by
first understanding how you personally engage with the
world, through the way you use your own habitual
patterns, brain functions and the filters you have
Recognizing and understanding specific habitual patterns
and dialogue styles is very revealing and helpful in
dealing with, and interacting effectively with others.
Once you understand individual BrainViews, you can
easily begin improving your family, personal and
The brain contains the equivalent of 4
software programs. You
interpret your life in a particular,
through accessing information from
very distinct thinking styles.
Susan Fox, CH, CBT, AA
Imagine, for every thought you think, each of your brain quadrants reacts or
responds with its individual intentions regarding the
thought you are thinking. So when we think, we are
like 4 people - in one body! In different
situations each "voice" or intention will present its
advice regarding attaining your best solution. So
recognising your thinking style and the filters you use
improves your successful outcomes.
Your Thinking Style is Unique!
Your brain thinks and
makes decisions interpreting your life in a particular,
naturally preferred brain sequence order. The
preferred sequencing order of your brain can adapt to,
and change its sequence, when necessary, depending
on the situation you are experiencing.
Did you know your brain
has a preferred thinking style, and that 'lead'
(strongest or most noticeable) brain quadrant prefers to
communicate and be recognized first, and uniquely?
You are supported by all 4 of your brain's quadrants,
although you will very likely recognize a thinking style
below that is most similar to the thinking style you
most often use.
Depending on your thinking style, when you
other people who do not communicate in
YOUR thinking style,
you may or may not
of the information.
Your brain is very powerful, and tends to
'edit' or filter information
attention more completely when
words are spoken that
interests and engages
unique thinking style!
Understanding Your BrainView
Because your brain
sees things from four basic viewpoints,
you always have four choices you could make in any
situation. Your choices are as individual as you
are, coloured by the filters of your lifetime.
Why take direct steps to have your four brain quadrants
work together co-operatively? When your four brain
quadrants share ideas beneficially, you make better
decisions. You consider all options. You can
achieve a balanced outcome.
Your brain sees the answer to each question you are
asked in four different ways:
The Lower Left Brain Quadrant (CEO - Leadership thinking
The lower left brain quadrant’s main intention is always
regarding convenient, efficient, rapid job completion.
Naturally likes to be in charge, a respected leader.
Briefly and succinctly this quadrant typically thinks
and insists on managing others. Uses direct, very
goal-oriented statements and actions. Cares more
about getting the work completed than how the work got
done. It is the fastest processing brain quadrant
in the entire brain.
The Upper Left Brain Quadrant
(Detail Oriented thinking style)
acts cautiously, and intellectually. It's primary
intention is to analytically answer questions with
accurate details to the best degree of perfection.
From here, we meticulously and accurately analyze
details, with the intention of streamlining goal
achievement. However, remaining narrowly focused
on details while hoping for a better (or perfect)
solution, can result in a paralyzing inaction.
Remembering to be open to new information is a
especially beneficial for this thinking style.
This quadrant cares about what is right, and what is
fair. Of the 4 quadrants this one does the third
The Upper Right Brain Quadrant (Expressive thinking
The upper right
brain quadrant’s main intention is to feel noticed and
appreciated. From here, we naturally dramatize
ideas we express. We LOVE to feel noticed and
appreciated by people. Expressing natural creative
genius comes from this quadrant. Easily creates
all kinds of new ideas, and amazing stories. Adds
‘color’ to life, expressing and competing through drama,
style, and the creative arts. From here, we can
get caught up in believing the embellishment of stories
we tell, refusing to accept we are overstating our
story. In this situation, unless given an
acceptable exit - such as, 'Perhaps you didn't know...'
a person may just escalate the original story told.
By offering a graceful exit (and since no one can know
everything) an expressive thinking style can then exit
the escalation of any situation, without feeling
diminished. Of the 4 quadrants, this is the second
fastest processing one.
Lower Right Brain Quadrant (Caring thinking style)
The lower right
brain quadrant’s main intention is always relationship
and feelings-oriented: acting loving, compassionate,
generous, sensitive, sweet-natured, and considerately
toward others. This quadrant loves to relate to
other people and discuss topics which are personally
supportive or nurturing. Patient and caring this
quadrant works well as a group member, or peacemaker.
From here, we put others first, and can allow the needs
of others to run our lives. Remembering to focus
on the true value of life (your inner self) instead of
seeking the approval of others can be helpful to this
thinking style. Of the 4 brain quadrants, this quadrant
does the slowest information processing.
When interacting with others it is helpful
and recognize their preferred thinking
When you communicate with others in
THEIR thinking style,
they understand you
show you the details of your own thinking style, which
allows you to more easily recognize the ways you can
improve your own interactions within your personal
relationships and your working environment.
An example of beneficially addressing the four brain
quadrants is clearly demonstrated within The Relaxed
Dental Visits program, authored by Susan Fox and myself.
The design of each audio program assists dental patients
towards feeling calm, confident and relaxed while in a
dental chair. Each program addresses one of the
four unique brain quadrants, and by providing each
quadrant with their own custom designed audio program,
the effectiveness of more fully engaging that thinking
style, is expressed in beneficially increased
Benefit your working and personal relationships by
taking a BrainView Survey - the results may surprise