Here is an example of an IdeaGram that was created from a book written by Herbert Benson M.D. titled “The Relaxation Response.” The function of an IdeaGram is to outline and organize, in sequence, the major points made by the author. By breaking down and simplifying the article to its core ideas and instructions an IdeaGram can allow anyone to quickly scan a chart and understand the content and intent of an article, book or concept.