Jan 2, 2018
Ever notice that when you try to reduce stress and anxiety in your life, it seems to creep up even more? No, you’re not going crazy and it’s not all in your mind. It’s ACTUALLY happening. Chris Niebauer, professor, author, and researcher of left-right brain processing, is sharing the reality behind why it seems like your efforts are having the opposite effect of what you truly desire.
Chris received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self, and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Both Chris’s books, The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement, and his most recent, Catching up with the Buddha, reveal how the differences in the left-right brain can help us find our true sense of self as opposed to our ego-based identity.
If you’re ready to give up on self-improvement — listen first! Happiness IS possible and within your reach.
The Interpreter. You’re walking along and taking in your surroundings — the young man who must be a student (because he’s wearing a backpack) or the jogger who must be healthy (because she’s running at a quick speed) — the REAL reason behind why we categorize what we see and what it ACTUALLY means…[4:18].
The Ego. The left-brain’s connected to language and categorization whereas the right-brain connects with emotion and space. We need them both to function but which side takes over more? The answer will surprise you! The ONE thing that’s getting in your way of self-improvement…[13:03].
The Ruler. We’re living in a world of left-brain dominance where we’re giving language/words the utmost importance as well as identity. Society’s obsession with race, gender, and sexual orientation is causing uproar everywhere. The TWO major ways this left-brain authority is controlling our culture…[18:29].
The Buddha. Your left-brain wants you to win, to be right, to conquer. The right-brain wants you to embrace your emotions, connect with nature around you, and find peace of mind. Which do you think’s ACTUALLY better for you? Unlock your right-brain processing by trying THIS…[23:25].
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