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. It is common knowledge in the world of neuroscience that it is not that simple. In fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres, which means that each hemisphere has both an emotional module and a thinking module of cells. In this groundbreaking session, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor will present these four distinct groups of cells as Four Characters that make up who we are: Character 1, Left Thinking; Character 2, Left Emotion; Character 3, Right Emotion; and Character 4, Right Thinking. Dr. Taylor will introduce us to each of our Four Characters (which coincidentally overlap with Carl Jungs’ four archetypes), as well as guide us into how we can apply this information when working with our older patients so we all can lead happier and more peaceful lives.
Dr. Jill will also introduce the BRAIN Huddle—a tool we can use to tap into each of our own Four Characters so we can choose how we want to interact and be perceived by our older patients on a moment-by-moment basis. In addition to these personal insights, we will gain the ability to recognize which of the Four Characters our older patients are embodying, and how best we might interact with them to help them return to their more peaceful state. These tools are sure to help our relationships with our older patients.
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Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, 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 and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Dr. Jill’s more recent book, Whole Brain Living, explores our ability to tap into both sides of our brain. Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the internet, which now has well over 28 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. Her new book Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.
Financial: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is the president and CEO of My Stroke of Insight, Inc. and Jill Bolte Taylor BRAINS, Inc. She has employment relationships with McLean Hospital and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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