Memory: Improving working memory

Oars Across the Waters Pty Ltd

Event outline

In times of rapid change we need our thought process and our memory to work well for us. 

Working memory is the ability to process and recall information encoded in the last 30 to 60 seconds. Our working memory has limited capacity. Its role is to temporarily hold information so it's available to be applied to current tasks. Research tells us the average person's working memory ability peaks around age 30, then declines about 10% for every decade we age afterwards. However, advances in cognitive science and memory development studies have shown encouraging evidence for the idea that our memory can not only be preserved, but can be enhanced across the life-span.

By participating in this seminar and follow-up consultations, you will benefit by:

  • Gaining a helpful insight into how your memory works
  • Understanding the 4  key memory types
  • Learning about what helps, hinders and damages your memory
  • Appreciating how neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve work
  • Understanding the impact of exercise and diet on your mental functioning
  • Learning key mental attention and information recall techniques
  • Appreciating the use of  "memory aids" to assist the recall of information
  • Gaining helpful information on brain training and how to use this effectively
  • Being guided on how to develop a personal memory enhancement plan.


Michael Tunnecliffe is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years experience. Michael has a special interest in the Psychology of Memory. He has been an invited presenter to conferences around Australia and overseas on improving mental health in the workplace.


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Provider information

A specialist public administration provider: facilitators hold at least a four year degree with high level behavioural understandings and a wide portfolio of issues resolution/training strategies for Management and Working in Organisations programs.