This course presents current theories and research in neuroscience and transformational psychology about our two cognitive brains – one focused on intuitive wisdom and the other on analytical knowledge. The mindful integration of the two allows you to make whole-brain decisions and to creatively respond to life’s adversities and challenges. That kind of “whole-being” is a key step in your journey toward wholeness.
During this course, you will come to a deep appreciation of your intuition as an innate aspect of human cognition. You will learn how it is one of the ways that you are “wired” for knowledge, creativity, and understanding. When it comes to problems and conflicts, you will learn to consult and trust your feelings, gut instincts, body wisdom, and creative imagination. A growing body of scientific and psychological evidence shows that our intuition is working all the time, albeit at an unconscious level. From your experiences in this course, you will start approaching problems, conflicts, and life-decisions with your whole-being – with the resources of both your cognitive brains.
Both cognitive brains also have something to teach you about your core values and ideals. Both have their unique ways to guide you in applying those values in your daily life. Only through living from your whole-being – from the resources of your intuition and your rationality – can you fully express your talents and strengths for a flourishing life.
By the end of these three days you will experience the capacity to:
- Describe what science knows about the functions and the strengths of both the analytical mind and the intuitive mind;
- Articulate a deeper understanding of your core values and ideals through the lens of whole-brain living; and,
- Practice an approach to problem-solving that integrates left-brain analysis and right-brain intuitive reasoning.