Assignment Three
Due Date: November 30th

E-mail your work to hol.occlumency@mail.com with OCC - HW3 - HOL ID (e.g. OCC - HW3 - ma1876) in the subject line.

Attachments will NOT be opened. If you include any images in your assignment, please upload them to a site such as Imgur, Tinypic, Photobucket or other and send me the link.

Include your HOL name, HOL ID, and House in the body of your email.

There are more than 60 points worth of options below. You can pick which ones you would like to do to achieve them. You will not be awarded more than 60 points for your work, even if you complete all parts of the assignment.


Short Answer: 10 points

  • What is the goal of Occlumency?
  • Besides Occlumency, what else are relaxation techniques good for?
  • What are some of the movement-based relaxation exercises?
  • How are passive relaxation exercises usually performed?
  • What are some media where we can see the method of mind palaces?


True or False: 10 points

  • Practical Occlumency is split into three parts.
  • T'ai chi requires the help of another person.
  • Most common mental barrier is a stone or brick wall.
  • Meditation is also known as method of loci.
  • Spells and hexes cast in mind palace do not have an affect on the physical world.


Play that Song: 15 points

Studies suggest that listening to certain types of music can increase feelings that are associated with relaxation, such as peacefulness and sense of ease. Compile a playlist of ten (10) songs that relax you and briefly explain why they make you feel this way.


Relaxed Research: 20 points

In the lesson, I mentioned many types of relaxation techniques. Pick one (or search for a one not mentioned) and write 200 words or more on it.


Practical Work: 20 points

We went into detail about some relaxation and visualization techniques. It is your turn to try one (or more) of them. Describe the process and its results (do not be afraid to say if it did not work) in at least 200 words or illustrate it via any medium with a couple of sentences of explanation.


Coloring Page: 10 points

Color the following relaxation page with any medium. Click on the picture for a bigger version.

Riddle me This: 15 points

Solve the following cryptogram and send the solution to me as a picture or a phrase.