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Balancing the Brain
Hemispheric Synchronization.

In today's rapidly changing world, left hemisphere functioning is no longer enough. The jobs of tomorrow will require creative and intuitive thinking and action. Successful individuals can and must learn how to integrate and use a fully functional brain.

Each of the hemispheres of our brain have prescribed functions or specialities. In this manner the brain avoids duplication of function. Our hemispheres always work together so that we will experience a combination of right and left hemisphere in everything we do. There is, however, a tendency for one hemisphere to be dominant. This dominance effects how we respond to new experiences and situations,. Armed with the knowledge of how we use our brains, we are better equipped to know the style of learning most effective to us.

"Because of the fault of our fathers and mothers, in general we make use of only one half of our body for certain acts, and one half of our brain for certain other acts...If children were trained to develop both brain halves, we would have a sturdier and healthier race, both mentally and physically."

Charles Brown-Séquard

If you grew up like most of us, in a traditional public school system, then chances are high that the left side of your brain has received much more attention and exercise than the more creative and intuitive right side. The role of public schools has been to prepare students for jobs. Children are trained to listen and follow instructions, and to perform repetitive tasks. They are not taught how to think by or for themselves. To do so would simply obstruct the students ability to follow instructions and do their job.

In today's rapidly changing world, left hemisphere functioning is no longer enough. The jobs of tomorrow will require creative and intuitive thinking and action. Successful individuals can and must learn how to integrate and use a fully functional brain.

If you think what you always think, and do what you always do, then you'll get what you always get...
Tesla

The corpus callosum, the bundle of nerve fibers that connects our brain hemispheres, is thicker in ambidextrous people. And studies have shown ambidextrous people (Being ambidextrous technically means equal with both hands)},to be better able to read people, see both sides of an issue, and recall details of an event and their context. Better integration and balance of the brain hemispheres allows a better kind of thinking.

"By teaching both sides of the brain, society could look forward to a wonderful new world of two-handed, two-brained citizens, with untold benefits for health, intelligence, handicrafts, sport, schoolwork, industry, and the military...If required, one hand shall be writing an original letter, and the other shall be playing the piano...with no diminution in the power of concentration."

John Jackson

 

In general the left and right hemispheres of your brain process information in different ways. We tend to process information using our dominant side. However, the learning and thinking process is enhanced when both side of the brain participate in a balanced manner. This means strengthening your less dominate hemisphere of the brain. Listed below are information processing styles that are characteristically used by your right or left brain hemisphere.

 

The left side of the brain processes information in a linear manner. It processes from part to whole. It takes pieces, lines them up, and arranges them in a logical order; then it draws conclusions. The right brain however, processes from whole to parts, holistically. It starts with the answer. It sees the big picture first, not the details. If you are right-brained, you may have difficulty following a lecture unless you are given the big picture first.

Right Brain Inventory Left Brain Inventory
•Visual, focusing on images, patterns •Verbal, focusing on words, symbols, numbers
•Intuitive, led by feelings •Analytical, led by logic
•Process ideas simultaneously •Process ideas sequentially, step by step
•'Mind photos' used to remember things, writing things down or illustrating them helps you remember •Words used to remember things, remember names rather than faces
•Make lateral connections from information •Make logical deductions from information
•See the whole first, then the details •Work up to the whole step by step, focusing on details, information organized
•Organization ends to be lacking •Highly organized
•Free association •Like making lists and planning
•Like to know why you're doing something or why rules exist (reasons) •Likely to follow rules without questioning them
•No sense of time •Good at keeping track of time
•May have trouble with spelling and finding words to express yourself •Spelling and mathematical formula easily memorized
•Enjoy touching and feeling actual objects (sensory input) •Enjoy observing
•Trouble prioritizing, so often late, impulsive •Plan ahead
•Unlikely to read instruction manual before trying •Likely read an instruction manual before trying
•Listen to how something is being said •Listen to what is being said
•Talk with your hands •Rarely use gestures when talking
•Likely to think you're naturally creative, but need to apply yourself to develop your potential •Likely to believe you're not creative, need to be willing to try and take risks to develop your potential

 

You have a left hand, but you barely use it. Why?
Do you like being one-sided and handicapped?
Two dominant hands are better than one!
Learn how to unleash both sides of your brain and body.

Here are just a few of the world-class athletes who have used ambidextrousness to reach the top of their game:

Mickey Mantle (baseball)
Michael Jordan (basketball)
Phil Mickelson (golf)
Pelé (soccer)
Eli Manning (football)
Michelle Kwan (figure skating)
James J. Jeffries (boxing)
Maria Sharapova (tennis)
Gordie Howe (ice hockey)

OK, but what if you're not a big athlete? Neither were Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, Nikola Tesla, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Baden-Powell, James Garfield, Harry S. Truman, and many others who found advantages to being ambidextrous. The benefits aren't limited to the physical..

"It ought to be considered the correct thing that the man who possesses two sets of limbs, fit both for offensive and defensive action, should, so far as possible, suffer neither of these to go unpracticed or taught."

Plato

From early childhood a particular brain dominance is being formed, remaining in that tendency during normal daily activities. A picture is being formed of how the person will see the world.Which may be just an illusion....

 

Migraine suffers can find help with an Amazing sysem of hemispheric balancing that keeps the brain clear of pain, fogginess, and memory lapses. Appears to reduce these symptoms and build clarity, concise thinking, and help recover maximum functionality. Also seems to help stimulate clear thought, memory recall, and top-performance in most mental gymnastics of work and school. More

IF YOU Suffer from existential fears, worry about your job, feel that your performance capabilities are slipping and often feel exhausted and stressed out, suffer from learning difficulties and have problems at work or school, are very successful in your job, but worry about signs of physical symptoms, would like to bring more vitality and life energy into your daily life, want to increase athletic performance and want to optimize it in specific areas, would like to improve your ability to concentrate, reach for higher activation of your inner resources then read on

Those who have achieved hemispheric synchronization tend to be more flexible than either the left or the right-brain folks; , neurologically speaking, you could do most tasks through either a left-brain or a right-brain method! You are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain depending upon a given situation. This combination makes you a creative and flexible thinker.

The whole-brain person is balanced and usually inconspicuously modest. S/he does not suffer from the extreme tendencies of a hemisphere dominant person. S/he has emotions and knows their origin. S/he is much more conscious of her/his motivations. Unconscious biases are much less descructive then in brain hemisphere domint persons. S/he is creative and logical at the same time, and creativity emerges from utilizing all mental capacities.

Thinking with the whole brain is a genuine key to life, especially when you have a big brain in your head to do creative and logical thinking with. The brain is the key to the mind, it is not the whole mind, but just a key to the mind when used correctly.

When brain wave frequencies move into the desired frequency range/pattern,
symptoms may be greatly decreased or entirely eliminated.

Hemispheric synchronization has been shown to enhance:

  • Sleep: quality and quantity
  • Creativity
  • Will power
  • Sports performance: Anything involving the brain-body connection, such as golf, tennis, hockey, etc.
  • Business performance
  • Sexual performance
  • Health
  • Immunity
  • Mental processing
  • Mental flexibility
  • Memory
  • Motor skills (for brain-injured clients)
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Meditation
  • Clarity
  • Mood balance
  • Communication in general

Hemispheric synchronization has been shown to reduce:

  • Depression
  • ADHD issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety or fear issues
  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Stress related disorders (PTSD)
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Speech impediments
  • Overweight conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's symptoms
  • Addictive dependencies:
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking
    • Drugs
    • Sugar
    • Eating disorders
    • Other addictive behaviours

Our ultimate goal is to live life with a balanced brain where we capitalize on the unique gifts of each of our hemispheres.

Bilateral hemispheric synchronization is a phenomenon which has been attracting the attention of researchers and clinicians for sometime. It has been approximately thirty years since a number of studies showed that adept meditators tended to bring about a state of phasic hemispheric synchrony while in deep meditation (see Carrington, 1977). In a classic and often cited study, Banquet (1973) demonstrated that advanced TM meditators could indeed achieve total brain synchrony after minutes of repeating a mantra. However, even in adept meditators the dominant brain-wave frequency in which the state of synchrony takes place is almost impossible to predict and/or control.

Banquet (1973) suggested that during meditation a greater equalization of the functioning of the hemispheres tends to take place. This relative shift in hemispheric dominance (from left-brain dominance to whole-brain dominance) may result in therapeutic effects which are likely to enhance mind-body integration and overall improvements in physical and emotional health. Because of a reduction in cognitive activities during moments of whole brain synchrony, it is believed that negative thinking, self-punitive thoughts and excessive worrying are apt to slow down and consequently a reduction in cognitive anxiety is experienced (Carrington, 1977; Sadigh,1991; Schwartz, Davidson, & Goleman, 1978.)

Delmonte (1984) suggested that creative intelligence requires the synthesis and collaboration of both the analytic and the spatial/intuitive halves of the brain. Again, it appears that this left-brain-right-brain synthesis can be achieved almost at will by adept meditators, especially those who practice TM.

C. Maxwell Cade, in his research concerning the mind and its states of awareness, conclude that peak mental functioning is associated with bilateral hemispheric synchrony. This study implies that to reach a peak state of performance, a client must in some way harmonize both sides of the brain one with the other. However, accomplishing this task is difficult and time consuming unless a “secret ingredient” is utilized.

Green and Green (1989) believed that long term biofeedback and relaxation training resulted in a harmonious relationship between the two hemispheres which facilitated control of the autonomic nervous system. This control can especially be helpful in the treatment of a variety of stress related and psychosomatic disorders. The authors also suggested that such states of bilateral synchrony may indeed bring about positive changes in psychophysical health as well as therapeutic alterations in underlying personality characteristics which may interfere with healthy growth and development.

The Use of Light and Sound
Technology with Hypnosis

Ornstein and Thompson (1984) criticized the Western emphasis on intelligence in terms of written or spoken word. They believed that perhaps the reason we have difficulties expanding our standards of education is because of this overemphasis on the potentials and abilities of the analytic/verbal brain. Studies investigating whole-brain synthesis clearly suggest that human knowledge, intelligence, and well being may very well be achieved as the two brains begin to function as one--in unison and in synchrony.

What Yogis have done and practiced all their life, to train mind and body, so that meditation is more than sitting still, you can now utilize the results of up-to-date research in this field. Since the fifties researchers have studied the practices of yogis, zen monks and other masters doing extraordinary (for our perception) feats.

The Clinical Guide to Sound and Light
By Thomas Budzynski, Ph. D.
SECTION ONE: SELECTED RESEARCH ON SOUND/LIGHT

A few years ago, we had the opportunity of mapping the cortical activity of an adept meditator who had been regularly practicing and teaching TM for approximately fifteen years. The subject's EEG activity during baseline showed an asynchronous state throughout the cortex. The primary cortical activity was that of high-frequency Alpha activity combined with some Theta and Beta waves especially concentrated in the left temporal lobe. Once a stable baseline was achieved, the subject was asked to practice his mantra meditation. Shortly after this, the subject's cortical activity began to slow down and signs of phasic-bilateral synchrony became apparent. Within a matter of minutes the subject's primary cortical activity was that of low frequency Alpha across the cortex. This is consistent with similar observations reported in the literature (i.e. Banquet, 1973). After the subject stopped meditating, his cortical activity began to resemble that of the pre-meditation state Source

But how can we achieve whole brain synchrony without needing to become involved in the prolonged practice of meditation and meditative exercises? Can such states be induced and maintained by the use of technology?

 

Of course, meditation is the time honored method for achieving these results. CES and or Binaural beats can save time and produce even faster results.

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Skin conducts electric current like a Resistor. The resistance of Skin can vary from 25 Kilo Ohms to 2 Mega Ohms depending on the Emotional state (This varies from person to person ).This variation is due to the changes in the permeability of the skin. In a normal fully relaxed person, skin resistance will be around 2 Mega Ohms. This is due to the low permeability of the skin. Skin offers high resistance and restricts the current flow. But if the same person is in stress, his skin resistance reduces to 25 Kilo Ohms or less due to leakage of water from the blood vessels and subsequent sweating. This increases the electrical conductivity of the skin. Thus the electrical conductivity of the skin and Stress are directly related

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