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Whole Brain Living – Owning your power for a less stressful and more peaceful life
February 13, 2023
8am PST / 9am MST / 10am CST / 11am EST
Meet our Expert:
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27.5 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” webcast.
For over half a century, we have been trained to believe that our brains have two parts: the emotional right hemisphere and the rational left hemisphere. But this is not technically true. Each of our brain hemispheres has both an emotional and a thinking module of cells. Consequently, we have left thinking, left emotional, right emotional, and right thinking parts of our brain. Each of these four parts not only exhibit unique skill sets, but they each give rise to four distinct and predictable character profiles. Once we identify each of our own Four Characters, we can train them to not only respect one another but to work together as a healthy team. By doing so, we can choose to feel balanced and peaceful rather than feeling stressed and anxious – in any situation.
In this Whole Brain Living session, you will meet the Four Characters in your brain (as well as help you recognize them in those around you), and learn how to perform the BRAIN Huddle. This is a powerful technique that brings each of your Four Characters into conversation with one another, thereby giving you the ability to consciously choose which character you want to embody at any moment. We have much more power over what is going on inside of our brain than we have ever been taught, and the more familiar you become with your Four Characters, the more power you will gain to choose your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors so you can create your best life.