Sunday, April 27, 2014

Balancing the Brain.

Are the two hemispheres of your brain balanced? Generally this is not the case. People seem to be either left brain or right brain dominant. See the diagram below.... it's wonderful to be analytical but wouldn't it be even more wonderful if you were both analytical and creative at the same time? If you are predominantly left brain you are using only 50% of your full potential. This is like going into the boxing ring with one arm tied behind your back. Contact us if you would like to learn how to balance the hemispheres. Remember, even Picasso had to book!balance his cheque book

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 dominant 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.