Spotlight: Tapping into the Power of Our Brains

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Our brains are an endless source for enhancing creativity, imagination, and problem solving. While there is no “attention center” in the brain, we might ask: “Why do certain things ‘grab’ our attention and other things are ignored?” and “Why is our brain pre-programmed to focus on negative information?” and “What can we do about it?” These and many other fascinating topics are explored in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions archive.


 Betty Edwards

The Art of Creativity
with Betty Edwards

Program 1973
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Here the author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain tells how to use drawing to tap into the powers of the dual brain function for enhancing creativity, imagination, and problem solving. The capacity to create is within everyone, according to Edwards, and she provides a wealth of insight for everyone interested in creative problem solving and innovative thinking. Read more »


 Michael Talbot

Physics of the Mind: Holographic Realities
with Michael Talbot

Program 2256
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The mathematics that the brain uses for memory are the same as those used in creating a hologram, says Michael Talbot. This and other scientific evidence suggests that the mind/brain – and perhaps the entire universe – is a kind of hologram. This revolutionary model of reality sheds new light on such phenomena as psychic powers, poltergeists, hypnosis, and faith healing. Read more »


Winifred Gallagher

Strengthening Your Ability To Pay Attention
with Winifred Gallagher

Program 3306
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How may we focus on what is important to us? How can we avoid technology overload? Why do certain things grab our attention and not others? With so many things now demanding our attention – emails, cell phones, text messages – many of us are overwhelmed by a plethora of distractions. Our lives may be described as the sum of what we focus on. Read more »


Rick Hanson

A Brain That Knows How To Be Happy
with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Program 3336
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Hanson reminds us that we have enormous power, not only to change our frame of mind but also to physically alter our body and even the structure of our brain by taking charge of our thoughts. Learn to retrain your brain from its default position of suffering. Hanson is author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Read more »