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Digital Seminar

Using Whole Brain Living to Improve Your Relationships with Older Adult Patients

Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Sep 29, 2022
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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's Profile

Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD Related seminars and products

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.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is the president and CEO of My Stroke of Insight, Inc. and Jill Bolte Taylor BRAINS, Inc. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Taylor receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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  1. Talk about several common myths about the brain that are not true.
  2. Gain a brief understanding about how the mammalian nervous system evolves over time and the difference between the human brain and other mammals at a neuroanatomical level.
  3. Describe the anatomy and skill sets of each of the Four Characters.
  4. Discuss how to call and use the BRAIN Huddle tool.
  5. Explain the power of the 90 Second Rule.
  6. Gain insight into how to apply this material to your relationships with your older adult patients.


Common Myths about the Brain
  • Debunk the 10% myth
  • Debunking left and right hemisphere myth
  • Debunk first 3 years (neurogenesis and neuroplasticity) myth
Four Characters of the Brain
  • Evolution of nervous system from reptile, mammal, human
  • Four distinct modules of cells in human brain
  • Left Thinking, Left Emotion, Right Emotion and Right Thinking
  • Unique skill sets and resultant personalties we all have
  • Relationship between Four Characters and Carl Jung’s Four Archetypes
BRAIN Huddle Tool
  • Tap into your own Four Characters
  • 90 Second Rule
  • The value of this material to your own life
Applying to your Older Adult Patient Relationships
  • Characters older patients embody
  • Interacting with your older patients
  • Returning to a peaceful state

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Other Healthcare Professionals


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