Neurosculpting Note of the Day: Are you in unconscious blindness? David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, notes in “Incognito” that “to see something you must attend to it.” Here’s a neat experiment I do with my law enforcement workshops. I show a video of a basketball game. In it, a man in a gorilla suit walks onto the middle of the court and bangs his chest or does a dance, then leaves. The first time I show it I give instructions for the class to count how many times the team in white shirts passes the ball. By the end, few have seen the gorilla (about 15% see it). I then show the same video again, telling them that in this “similar” video something completely unexpected happens. About 85% see the gorilla. With one dangling carrot I cause selective blindness in a room full of hyper-vigilant “watchers”. How are your own expectations causing you to be blind to what’s in front of you? What can you do today to see more?
Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Stonybrook, NY and a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear. Lisa is a neuroplastician running a private healing and psychic practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders, and she is a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, and the Law Enforcement Survival Institute.
Lisa began her meditation practice at age 12. Hit by lightning at age 15, and clinically dead on multiple occasions, Lisa uses her traumatic experience as a vehicle for transformation. Lisa studied Ascension training for four years with Ishaya monks. She completed four years of psychic awareness training, applying the tools of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and is trained in Autogenic Hypnosis. Lisa is the Founder of the Trance Personnel Consulting Group and Ripple Effect, LLC. She has created and facilitated leadership trainings for executive teams in Fortune 500 companies, the Colorado Department of Health Care and worked individually with international management. She has created and facilitated Emotional Survival programs for Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies and peer counsel groups. Lisa writes for the Elephant Journal and CopsAlive. Additionally, Lisa’s services are sought on a national level by individuals in law enforcement looking to find a new way to navigate through their stress patterns. Lisa is a public speaker, and has addressed audiences ranging from corporate leaders to FBI and Secret Service. Lisa is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association). Her mission to share practical and powerful stress management techniques to those in need caused Lisa to develop her Neurosculpting® programs combining neuroscience principles with mindfulness and energetic modalities.