The Harvard trained neuroanatomist and TED superstar joins us to show how we can short-circuit emotional reactivity and find our way to peace.
Dr Jill Bolte Taylor has dedicated her life to understanding the science of the human brain. As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, she pioneered research into severe mental illness; then, aged 37, she experienced a massive stroke that left her without the ability to walk, talk, or recall any of her life. The story of her eight year journey to recovery became My Stroke of Insight, the first ever viral TED talk and a New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Now she joins How To Academy to reveal lessons that all of us can employ to gain more power over our thoughts, our feelings, our relationships, and our lives.
For half a century, we have been trained to believe that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Now neuroscience shows that it’s not that simple: In fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres. Consequently, each hemisphere has both an emotional brain and a thinking brain.
In this livestream event, Jill will present these four distinct modules of cells as four characters that make up who we are: Character One, Left Thinking; Character Two, Left Emotion; Character Three, Right Emotion; and Character Four, Right Thinking. She will show us how to get acquainted with our own Four Characters, observe them in daily life, and tap their respective strengths. When our Four Characters work together and balance one another as a whole brain, we gain a radical new road map to deep inner peace.