Reply To: Psychotherapy with LH patients

  • Mike Todd

    June 16, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Hi Nic,

    I appreciate the thumbs up, many thanks. It would be fair to say, I’m sold on meditation, for a variety of reasons.

    Re. exploration and wonderment, I don’t believe it’s reductionist merely to identify relationships; if anything, it’s the opposite. More to the point, correlation allows at most that a relationship may be (asymmetrically) bidirectional, which reflects a healthy openness. As such, research of the kind to which I referred is, I believe, something which may be fruitfully integrated with the insights into hemispheric dynamics that Dr. McGilchrist and others have shared.

    But, of course, I accept that many, perhaps most, people tend to look for easy answers that reduce the inherent complexity of mental health considerations, and correlation is quite amenable to such subversion. The right tools often end up in the wrong hands.