Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and inspirational public speaker. She is a spokesperson for stroke recovery and an author of the book My Stroke of Insight.
It took Jill Bolte Taylor eight years to fully recover from her stroke. That was before she met Anat Baniel and discovered NeuroMovement® and the 9 Essentials. Jill states: “Anat applies the exact same principles when helping people overcome limitation that I used to recover my brain and body from stroke. She understands that for any meaningful change to happen in the way we think, move, and use our body, the change has to happen in the brain.”In this podcast, Anat Baniel and Jill Bolte Taylor discuss: Jill’s experience of having a stroke and what it was like to learn skills she had lostthe importance of connection in recovery and learning (from “fixing” to connecting)the need for sleep and safety in the healing and learning processhow stroke recovery is similar to working with children with special needswhy Jill supports NeuroMovement and how it can help a variety of conditions 
David sits down to talk with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist and creator of the not-for-profit organization Jill Bolte Taylor BRAINS. Join the conversation as David and Dr. Jill discuss her experience with a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain back in 1996 and what she has done over the course of many years to rebuild the function of her brain.
The brain can seem as mysterious as a distant galaxy, but scientists are starting to map and manipulate its many regions. In this hour, TED speakers take us on a trip through the human brain. Guests include neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor, neuroscientists Suzana Herculano-Houzel and Nancy Kanwisher, cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe, and philosopher David Chalmers. (Original broadcast date: February 20, 2015)
This week on Find the Red Thread, you have some homework to do. Take a look at “My Stroke of Insight,” a TED Talk by Jill Bolte Taylor, and find the four statements she makes that capture key pieces of the Red Thread.   By looking at clips of different segments of the talk, we can break down how Taylor strings together the elements of the goal, the problem, the idea, and the action, and revisits them at key moments in her talk to move her audience to action.   Get more tips and tricks on finding the Red Thread at tamsenwebster.com.
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May 4th, 1959
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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3 hours, 28 minutes
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