Practical Implications of TMAHE

  • Practical Implications of TMAHE

    Posted by Don Salmon on September 11, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    I’d love to hear from others about how reading this work has affected your life in practical ways – your relationships, work, artistic or scientific endeavors, how you eat, exercise, sleep, how you meditate, etc.

    To give one of my favorite examples, a Buddhist meditation teacher, Culadasa, in “The Illumined Mind,” describes how making a distinction between “selective attention” and “peripheral awareness” (which he describes, having read TMAHE, as precisely correlating with LH and RH attention, though he doesn’t fully agree with the specific neurological correlates) has helped people who have meditated 20, 30 or more years make more progress in months than in previous decades.

    One more set of examples: Dr. Les Fehmi taught very closely related practices involving shifting attention. Over the course of nearly half a century, these practices helped to cure chronic pain, depression, anxiety and more.

    John Ehrenfeld replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • John Ehrenfeld

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    October 20, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    The practical implications of TMAHE are huge. I view this work as a new paradigm on which to re-build societies to avoid falling into the abyss that McGilchrist writes about. It completely has re-oriented my work. My last book, The Right Way to Flourish: Reconnecting with the Real World, was completely rewritten when I became aware of his work. The work grounds the existential way I had been arguing that flourishing should become the primary target for individual and collective action. There is hardly an important domain in which the divided-brain-model fails to have major implications. It truly has the power to change the world to one in which flourishing is possible.