Exercising the right brain for creativity in Langley
May 7, 2012 · 1:34 PM
Sandra Rodman likes to have fun.
That’s clear from the way she chuckles about “aha” moments and then looks over her glasses mischievously at the rest of the group and quickly writes herself a note to remember to use an idea, thought, discovery for future use. Her partner, Victoria Castle, is equally as fun-loving, offering the eight participants at the most recent Right Brain Aerobics workshop at the Chiropractic Zone in Bayview some silly, headgear featuring colorful jazz hands or fanciful animal ears. Everyone puts one on and settles into a couple of hours of learning how to exercise one’s brain for a more stress-free lifestyle and full of quantum leaps in thinking.
Rodman, the CEO of Right Brain Aerobics, has joined forces with life coach Victoria Castle and Dr. Craig Weiner of the Chiropractic Zone to bring the workshops to Whidbey Island, though Weiner was out of town this particular day.
Rodman is a trainer, innovator, author, radio personality, former Fortune 500/nonprofit executive who has long experience in theater arts. Castle is the author of “The Trance of Scarcity” and the creator of “Necessary Mischief,” which coaches people on crafting a more mirthful and productive life, among other goals.
The two women are a force of lightness and inspiration, equipping people with the tools to be able to use that “big picture” side of the brain in order to live a more compassionate and satisfying life.
“We keep acting like we’ll relax when our work is done,” Castle said. “The right brain gives us access to that expanded mind. So we are hanging out in that state all the time.”
Learning to incorporate the right brain exercises into one’s everyday living, Rodman said, can open up a whole new world of creativity, ideas and productivity at work and at play.
“If you’re the one who can see the big picture and get everybody else to see it too, you can get them off the straight line to nowhere,” she said.
Rodman, Castle and Weiner will continue their series of workshops on Right Brain Aerobics in Langley and Seattle. The next one is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in Langley. Go to www.rightbrainaerobics.com for more information.
— Patricia Duff