Why our own internal psyche seems slippery, unstable

Paul Simon wrote a wonderful song, “The nearer your destination, the more you’re slip-sliding away.” I believe we have enuf basic research now to explain this phenomena. Start with attention, one capacity we have as soul. When awake, our attention keeps moving. Only if you are a very practiced meditator AND you have a purpose…

Freeze-Frame technique-method

Freeze-Frame means telling yourself to stop and freeze whatever reactive pattern you are expressing–when it’s not to your liking. Interrupting your habitual playback gives Conscious waking Self a chance to self-evaluate and choose new behaviors. You know what your TV screen looks like when you press pause; the picture freezes. It’s possible to use this…

How Brain Balance “forked” into two branches

  Between 1985-2000 brain balance practitioners forked into two distinct “branches.” One branch stayed with: – triune brain model, – nutrition, supplements, – the assessment in Chapter 5 of Disconnected Kids by Melillo, – the remedial exercises of Chapter 8 of Disconnected Kids by Melillo. This branch went forward in 2004 with the GAPS Book,…

Wizard of OZ Petitioner counseling technique

Other counselors before me, counseling clients, have applied the Wizard of Oz fairy tale metaphors. See To Learn More at the end. The other day, a more direct way to engage clients via Wizard of Oz popped out. I’m happy to share if useful to others. Are you familiar with the dilemma of Dorothy, Lion,…

The Frenchman with no brain – A simpler explanation

Coming to light in 2007, the original case is described HERE.     If you are willing to think outside conventional boxes, a much simpler explanation exists: What if much of what we call Thinking-Feeling is primarily invisible in the human being? What if what we call Thinking-Feeling is primarily accomplished in our next higher…

Empathy Continuum 2.0

Since about Jan 2016, the Internet has been updating its ideas on empathy and narcissism. This seems to have two origins. One is the election of a Bully in Chief to a scripted reality TV show on the East Coast. The other origin seems to be be Judith Orloff’s topic of “highly sensitive persons” and…

yin~YANG of our four brain quadrants

Within personality typing systems, the most common grouping is a four-fold division; as in Ned Herrmann’s “four thinking styles” and “four animals” of David Keirsey and many imitators. Looking back on four-fold personality typing systems from 2017, a theoretical deficiency is apparent to me. Accurate personality typology based on the natural differences and divisions of…

Sphenoid bone ~ Winged Victory statue

  Osteopaths and cranial-sacral people have been saying for at least 30 years the head bones move and breathe. My experience is the movement is very subtle and real.  When I add my understanding of the etheric body to this topic, I uncover a bigger picture useful to me. What if caring Osteopathy and cranial-sacral…

Are you living Outside-in or Inside-out?

In a moment of self-mastery, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Now we can add a postscript to this: The UNexamined life is lived from the Outside in. The examined life is lived from the Inside out. Which way are you living your life? If what you do works for you, no…

Harpo Marx meets Dr. Frankenstein

Harpo Marx’s contribution to whole-brain theory and practice.  Redeeming Feeling capacity in holistic brain study dg-Harpo We need some context to understand Harpo Marx’s contribution to whole-brain theory and practice. At the height of the right~Left Brain fad, 1975-1985, it was common to hear people–inaccurately–describe themselves as strictly “right-brained” or “left-brained.” The left-brainers bragged about…

NCIS (original) as Inner Family

The original NCIS starring Mark Harmon enjoys one of the clearest Inner Family motifs. The successes and failures of this “family” are visible in virtually every episode since the pilot (try your public library). How much is this “family” a result of deliberate casting and writing? Hard to say. NCIS is also one of the…

Four quadrants in our Head, Gut and Heart – Q&A

Hardly a metaphor here, my most left-brain science-like article on this to date Four quadrants in our Head, Four quadrants in our Gut, Four quadrants in our Heart – Q&A Last week I was asked by a wonderful psychologist to explain what I do. The title above popped out. I explore our Four Quadrants for…

Your small intestine is already “muscle testing” 24 hours a day

Your small intestine villi are already “muscle testing” 24 hours a day Can’t muscle test? Too late, you have been muscle testing since you were in the womb. Why? How? Read on. In order to take individual nutrients directly into your blood stream, they must be tested to evaluate if they are (1) safe to…

George Lakoff written summary for Progressives and Berniecrats

DRAFT FOR COMMENT.  Sent to George Lakoff thru his website Nov 29.  No response yet Comments, corrections invited. Conversation welcome. Okay to use this or parts of it for your own purposes, no restrictions. Short, clear, Thanksgiving, 2016, summary of George Lakoff’s metaphor models and Conservative value hierarchy. Excellent 15 minute audio spoken by Lakoff…

Teeth grinding as a War Within between our body’s warm and cold poles

This article could also be titled, “Teeth grinding as War Within between “rigid” and “dissolving” forces.” It will help to keep both sets of poles in mind. As well, this article could be titled, “More flexible thinking about the two poles of the waking human organism.” Externally, from a distance, the human organism appears to…

Teeth-jaw problems as war between gut brain and head brain

What does the Divine Feminine do all day long?  She gives birth.  Thru the daytime of Creation, She huddles with her midwives and gives birth [over and over again, PACME] ~ Meister Eckhart (paraphrase) How is the Divine Feminine expressed in our bodies? Metaphorically as sparks of blooming and blossoming. This happens mentally in inspiration…

Unconscious Patterns in light of inner child and NLP

Paper version Ebook version What makes us human is primarily invisible ~ Rudolf Steiner.   That’s not all. What makes us TRULY human is ALTOGETHER invisible: honesty, compassion, love, willingness to serve our self and others. Add to this, our unresolved disturbances are virtually 100% invisible as well. If so much of us is invisible,…

Comparing charge in each hemisphere

By Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive The simplest brain balance yet conceived may be simply testing the charge of each hemisphere; then, compare the two numbers, the simplest experiment imaginable. Guessing can work. Arm-length Self Muscle Testing is recommended. Any holistic professional who can muscle test can do this for you, if useful. In order to…

Skill Ladder of Self-Connection methods-techniques-arts

Everyone aspiring to greater self-awareness and intuition does little self-connection experiments of their own choosing.  A clear Skill ladder of methods exists, something for everyone at every level.  Each experiment you do is one more step forward on your Hero’s Journey. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype Note ~…

Psychic vs. Spiritual Development (self-connection, heartfelt encounters)

To develop our head forces, should we go “psychic” or go “spiritual”?  Summary of 100 years of literature on a topic little-discussed and perhaps little-understood today. The following revises, excerpts and updates an original, much longer version © 1965 by Theosophical University Press:  Psychic vs. Spiritual Development, Expanding Horizons by James A. Long.  Two young Theosophists…

Inner Family hand-holding, Real-Simple Energy Exercise

Are your inner archetypes of Father, Mother, Child, Wise, accepting Grandparent connecting?   Can they hold hands? Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. In Holistic Brain Balance we acknowledge both gut and head brain. Within each of these, we acknowledge four quadrants. Each of these has a simple, familiar archetype…

Wake up right and left brains with contrasting sensory imagery, full script

A script and template for a fun, imaginative guided visualization of an unusual kind.  Each of our two brain hemispheres is systematically stimulated.  How?  By suggesting contrasting sensory images, on alternate sides of the brain. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. As with some valuable early fringe healing methods,…

Review, Disconnected Kids by Dr. Robert Melillo (brain balance)

Short version:  Chap 8 is 50 pages of assessment exercises. Chap 9 is 30 pages of explicit directions to exercises you can do at home or in office.  These two chapters are worth the full price. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. A remarkable achievement. I wish we had this…

Ned Herrmann, pioneer of whole-brain quadrant model

The first four-quadrant head model for whole-brainedness was Ned Herrmann’s.  A summary intro. Excerpted from:  http://paei.wikidot.com/herrmann-ned-brain-dominance-instrument Ned Herrmann was the head of management education at General Electric in the 1970’s and 80’s. His background was in physics; he was also active in artistic and cultural circles. This gave him an appreciation of different styles of…

Human learning style reverses at puberty, Ogletree revised

Before puberty our gut brain nervous system predominates.  The conscious self is weaker.  After puberty, our cerebral brain predominates; gut brain is now the weaker partner.  This change-over during puberty, is the centerpiece of human stage development. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. The following is excerpted from an…

Cross-synergy in whole-brainedness and MBTI

When opposites unite, that’s cross-synergy. In MBTI this is elegantly represented as XXXX. This also capsulizes whole-brainedness. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive. Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. Mr. Google is not much help on “cross-synergy” in human psyches.  Let’s start at the beginning. Cross-synergy, the idea of a synergistic union of opposites, has been an…

Clearer concept of right~left hemisphere difference & male~female preferences

Rein in Your Brain (2013) by Janeane Reagan, objectively frames and describes the balance between preferences (habits) and individual choice between brain hemispheres and between stereotypes of men and women. Janeane:  While the left brain style has generally been associated with the masculine and the right with the feminine, both men and women show strong…

Law of Gentleness for healers and coaches

Law of Gentleness:  On a scale of 1-10, ask:  How beneficial is this intervention, for this body, at this time?  It’s the main question worth asking. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive, initial gift session available on request The Law of Spiderman says,  “With great power goes great responsibility.”  The ethics of using power are equally present…

Review of Messages from the Body, buy direct from the author here

An encyclopedia of the meaning of pain, anywhere in the human body. Really. Michael Lincoln’s best book. Buy HERE.  Paper & eBook. Written by Bruce Dickson, Intuitive Healing Coach.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. Review of Messages from the Body (The Body’s Desk Reference) Revised 2006 edition (694 pages Spiral-bound).  eBook for $39.  Paper for $109….

Brain balance self-evaluation questions from Karen Kan, MD

How to Know if You’re Brain IM-balanced by Karen Kan, MD Sadly, most people have one or more im-balances between brain hemispheres. To determine brain balance.  Approximately 95% percent of new patients have one or more of the symptoms below. You can take this simple test too. To practice it on others, I recommend to first…

Holistic Brain Balance introduction

Holistic Brain Balance is the art and science of exploring, measuring, tracking and balancing activity in both our brains, gut and head, for purposes of healing and Balance On All Levels, PACME+Soul. The goals are internal Coherency, Integration and Alignment, the new “CIA.” Beyond “competence” are more self-connection, whole-brainedness, more Inner Sunshine and feeling more…

Holistic Neurology: Gut and head brain put right

Holistic Brain Balance 101 is each of us has twice as much neurology as we were taught in school and med-school. Written by Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive.  Initial gift session available by phone-Skype. Excerpted, updated from Holistic Neurology, by Bruce Dickson. Subtitles: Our Two Nervous Systems, Head-spine and enteric (gut) brains, Neurology for purposes of personal…