“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rationale mind is a faithful servant.”
This quote really resonates with me, and I think it is a waste that our modern society has cut out of the picture most of the intuitive to rely almost exclusively on a rationale modus operandi. I strongly believe that we should strive to reconcile and promote both hemispheres in our daily lives to develop a higher personal, subjective, human paradigm, rather than take a bet that one only (the left one) is the key to progress, however convincing this “one” may be. And it is my own opinion that hypnosis is a tool which achieves precisely that. The hypnotic trancework opens up the inner mind while enabling a simultaneous narrow focus of attention. Although scientists have measured how shifts in brainwave patterns achievable in trance are therapeutic in themselves, little is still understood as to what is scientifically going on. However the benefits generated through the use of hypnosis are now widely acknowledged, including by the medical world.
The RSA video below presented by psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist provides an accessible, concise and fascinating insight into how our amazing brain works. More insightful than what is commonly depicted, it provides useful reference points about what we should really be thinking about when we come across the left-brain / right-brain divide.