Success in life is really little more than an ongoing continuum of miniscule decisions made by your brain. The consequences you experience result from their cumulative effect.
—Arlene R. Taylor PhD
“You, too, can realize a world of difference”
I was fortunate to be able to attend another talk by Dr. Arlene Taylor yesterday on her latest speaking tour in Australia. This time she spoke on both the neurological and cognitive aspects of how the mismanagement of the three protective emotions (anger, fear, and sadness) can downshift the brain, and how unresolved emotional issues can keep a person from developing emotional growth and maturity. She included tips on how to raise one’s level of EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient). She also spoke about people being caught in unresolved grief as well as suicidality, along with the importance of laughter and developing a strong sense of humor. Dr. Taylor presents in such a way that lay persons can clearly understand the neuropsychological and cognitive systems and how they function. She is extremely charismatic, exuding positivity and serenity. I get her daily blogs—each one is enlightening, helpful, and positive. I can't wait until she returns on her next speaking tour!
—Barbara Christian, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
To use a power word now in vogue to describe you and your seminar—awesome! That is how Mary and I felt about your Brain Program. In 45 years of academic pursuit and professional career, I have attended a lot of seminars. Let me be bold and say you, your material, delivery, presentation style—the whole thing was in the top 1%-2% of any I have ever attended. Many thanks.
—Stanley Charles Knapp MD MPH
Historian Consultant for ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ motion picture
Chairperson, North Carolina Coalition,
American Stop Smoking Intervention Study, National Cancer Institute
Recently I obtained a copy of your book Longevity Lifestyle Matters. I am excited to tell you that although I am only part-way through the book, I have been implementing some of the things I have learned (e.g., drinking water first when I feel hungry, drinking before or after meals but not with my food, drinking water before bed and first thing in the morning). I went to my doctor’s appointment last week and he was ‘almost giggly’ because I had lost 8 pounds in 6 weeks—just by creating new habit patterns around water and not even thinking about losing weight. Also, I have started listening to the audio version of Longevity Lifestyle Matters and am loving it! I am listening over and over in my car every day on my way to work. This LLM program is absolutely doable. Thank you!
—Kim Money, Office Manager for IMPaX World Inc
I’m so pleased to have met you. Thank you for accepting our invitation to speak Tuesday afternoon in San Antonio, Texas. I dearly loved your presentation: charming and accessible, professional and poised, experienced and entertaining. Brain-function information, especially about gender differences, can make a positive difference in the lives of people when they practically apply it.
Administrative assistant to the GC Women's Ministries director
Dr. Taylor, just a note to thank one of my greatest friends and mentors for the priceless ‘gems’ that you instill into my life and all those you touch. When I speak, it is a rare time that I don’t point the audience to you and your resources as a source of transformation. Wishing you joy as you jet-set around the world sharing brain-function information, your presence, and care.
—Tom Amato, Executive Director
Napa Valley Youth Advocacy Center
Dr. Arlene Taylor made several presentations at our "It Is Written Oceania" Partnership Weekend held at the Mercure Gold Coast, Queensland, AU. She also filmed three television programs with Gary Kent, Speaker-Director for "It is Written Oceania." An amazing presenter, with an ability to keep us alert and thinking during her presentations, Dr. Taylor’s wealth of knowledge about the brain and male-female differences—presented with practical applications and her dry humor— were very much enjoyed and appreciated by all the partner-attendees.
PR/Donor Relations Coordinator
"It is Written Oceania"
Dr. Taylor’s presentations on the brain never fail to enlighten and entertain. She has the remarkable ability to take complex brain research and medical terminology and make it simple, understandable, memorable, and applicable to daily life. She constantly updates her information to provide the latest in cutting-edge knowledge about the brain. Her pace of delivery is just right. Her demeanor and presentation style generate laughter, poignancy, and openness. Because of the tone Taylor sets, the atmosphere that she creates for those in attendance is very positive. After having giving seminars for two years in a row, she now has developed a following who look forward to her annual lecture series.
—David H. Lowe MD - Specializes in Pediatrics
Ventura Youth Correctional Facility MD Cl
3100 Wright Rd Camarillo, CA 93010
I just returned home from attending my Wednesday night men's group. Several of the guys commented on your recent Saturday night presentations they had attended (e.g., Use Your Brain for Success, The Brain and Laughter). Some thought it had only been about twenty minutes in length. I assured them you spoke for the full two hours. They were so engrossed in your presentation, they didn't even text others during any of the program. Awesome job.
—Harry Suekert, DDS, McDonald, Tennessee
My wife and I were able to attend three of Dr. Taylor’s recent presentations in Torrance, California, and were awed by the experience. My wife is a clinical psychologist and we attend at least one health-related presentation each month, including the excellent Torrance Memorial Advantage program forums. Quite seriously, Dr. Taylor’s presentations were simply the best I have ever attended. Her communication skills are stunning; my attention never strayed, and I learned so much of value.
—Richard Sherwood, Torrance, California
Dr. Taylor, I don't have enough words to thank you for your comments on my innate brain function. I have greatly benefited from it and I just keep discovering more about myself. It is certainly a paradigm shift, but it makes sense, and you're right on about my brain 'bent' being in the Frontal Right or Envisioning Division and that I adapted as an adolescent and in adulthood. Now I'm using this information to improve my quality of life overall.
If you are looking for a fresh, insightful, life-changing yet humorous presenter for a single meeting or a weekend retreat, then look no further. I have had Arlene speak at a ministerial convention and have attended several of her seminars. She truly understands the function of the human brain and can share what she knows in a way that will leave you laughing as well as thinking seriously about ways you can apply what you have learned. I never miss a chance to hear what she has to share. Arlene is a thoroughly delightful speaker!
—Marvin Wray, Author
Journeys (2011), First-Class Male (1994), Putting Up With Mr. Right
You were quite a hit yesterday at our annual Teachers’ Education Day! As you well know, individuals who themselves are accustomed to being up front and presenting can make for a challenging audience. In this case, even the stacks of papers some teachers brought with them to grade were being ignored! Not only that, many people came to us throughout the day with incredibly positive comments and appreciation for what you shared in your presentation: How to Deal With Male-Female Differences in the Classroom. Thanks so much for continuing to work with us on a date. You made a difference for kids! And thanks for posting your PowerPoint® slides on your website so the teachers can access them.
—Berit von Pohle, Director of Education K-12
Pacific Union Conference
This is to express great thanks and appreciation for your two wonderful workshops at Second Wind. Both seminars were outstanding. You have a tremendous gift in taking complex science and making it understandable to laypeople. The material has been so so helpful! All the participants have expressed tremendous appreciation for the learning they’ve experienced. And your presentation style is inspiring, engaging, and fun. We’re looking forward to The Brain Program. Thanks again for your transformational work!
—Gregory Nelson, Personal and Professional Life Coach
Fly Again Coaching - "Giving Wings to Life"
Last April a young snowboarder crashed into me so hard that it caused me to fly through the air and bounce several times on my head on hard ice. He did not stop! Unfortunately, I sustained a bloody right eye and a concussion that was identified by CAT scan. An MRI also revealed a serious injury to my right knee.
In the Emergency Department, the doctor’s first question was, “Are you really 69?” While reviewing the results of the brain scan he wanted to know what I was doing to maintain such a healthy “tight” brain. He described how the brain halves begin to separate with age, allowing the tissue in the middle to become more fragile from lack of protection. The doctor also explained that tissue, when separated, is at increased risk for tearing and massive brain “bleeds.” He wanted to know what I was doing to keep my brain “exercised,” so I told him about you and your work, including your research, seminars I have attended, and educational books, DVDs, and CDs.
Your information and brain exercises really worked for my brain and probably saved my life. Thank you so much for providing me with tools to help me help my brain!
—Gini Cummings, RN, BS, PHN, OHN
Thank you for the marvelous presentation you gave to our “Healthy U” group. In addition to being an articulate speaker, you have a gift of magically connecting with each individual in your audience. Your words are food and water to thirsty souls. You leave people feeling better about themselves as a result of having met you. You are a rare gem and we treasure you! Oceans of thanks!
—Charlie Bowman, Coordinator, Healthy U
Just want to thank you for your outstanding presentation yesterday to the Leadership Institute here at Howard Memorial Hospital. We learned so many concepts and so much information from your Brain Program—all of which are critical to professional growth and getting along with others. Thanks again.
—Anthony Stahl, MSA, SPHR
Director, Human Resources, and Marketing
We wanted to say thank you so much for coming to do the recent weekend seminar here in Hanford. Your information is timely, needed, and appreciated. Your spitfire delivery is memorable, entertaining, and endearing. Alice most appreciated your information about needing to make positive statements instead of negative ones like “don’t.” That will help tremendously in raising her three girls. Michael and Anita most remember your talk about “Statements we make to ourselves.” You are welcome back here anytime.
—J. Michael Hufham, Anita Hufham, and Alice Guhl
900 North Redington, Hanford, California 93230
Fax: 559-582-0550 Phone: 559-582-0034
I want to express my deep gratitude for your participation. It was thought-provoking; you had the attendees at the edge of their seats. The concepts shared continued to be repeated and discussed by many during the rest of the day. It was fun observing the dynamics and the laughter generated as a result of the various nuggets from your lectures. Again, thank you for your participation.
—Ramiro A. Cano, President CCC
2820 Willow Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612
Thank you for coming to St. Barnabas Episcopal School and sharing your knowledge regarding brain function. It was educational, energizing, and exciting. Your delivery was superb in every way, injected with humor, spirituality, and love! We were all very impressed. Even one of the teachers, who initially wasn’t looking forward to attending, came, stayed, and reported not only loving it but also having learned a great deal. Our school will continue to use your web site, order your resources, and learn more and more about brain function and how it relates so relevantly to the educational setting. I look forward to possibly seeing you again in the near future.
—Karen L. Lyon, Head of School
St. Barnabas Episcopal School
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
322 West Michigan Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720
Thanks so much for your insights during your Brain Program that I attended this past Saturday. I actually team-teach a class in which we use the MBTI and other inventories (SDI, LBA II, and FIRO-B) and found your work not only terribly compelling, but a great enhancement to address some gaps in these other instruments. Continued thanks to you and for the light you bring into so many lives!
Coordinator of Re-entry Student and Veterans Programs and Services
University of California, Berkeley Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (TRSP)
108 César E. Chávez Student Center
Thank you so much for speaking to all of us. We are still talking about our brains and how we can use this knowledge to enhance our own teaching and parenting! We hope to have you back again! The check is in the mail. You are worth every penny and then some!
—Deby Hergenrader, Executive Director
www.breakthebarriers.org (559) 432-6292
A non-profit 501(c)(3) since 1985
8555 N. Cedar Avenue Fresno CA 93720
A big thank you for sharing brain-function information with our pastoral families! I’ve heard so many positive comments and many of your “catch phrases” being repeated in numerous circles. It was a thrill to have you share your relevant knowledge with my team!
—Jim Pedersen, President NCC
I have to tell you that your presentation Downshifting—a Natural Brain Phenomenon was by far, the best one I’ve ever attended at the Marin Coaches Alliance. It was intelligent, stimulating, and high caliber. You had every single person in the room completely engaged – even those who sat still in their chairs! Thank you so much for your time and energy.
—Marci Rinkoff, PCC, CPCC, mbr coaching
Program Chair, Marin Coaches Alliance
Thank you for inviting my husband and me to attend your Brain Program. We both found it fascinating and thought-provoking. We did just as you said and took no immediate action after our weekend with you. We have both thought a lot about what we have learned and are beginning to discuss how to apply our new perspective to both our professional and personal lives. It was, without a doubt, one of the most worthwhile weekends we have had in a long, long time.
It is obvious that you have designed your life around your innate giftedness and that you are not only extremely good at what you do, but that you genuinely enjoy sharing your expertise with others. Thanks for the inspiration!
—Mary Stephenson, Stephenson Communications
Fax: 707-963-0706 Phone: 707-963-1548
I want to express my personal thanks for contributing your time last evening to the North Bay Coaches. You opened up an exciting new avenue of information that I believe will serve the coaches on a personal level as well as for our clients. From the comments made during and after your presentation, my colleagues found your presentation of the information very valuable, and you stimulated their desire to learn more about brain functioning. Thanks again for your generosity and willingness to share your knowledge and wisdom.
—Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach
Pathmaker Coaching www.pathmakercoaching.com
When I accepted a new position as Corporate Director for Health Information Management (HIM) for 21 hospitals, one of my main goals became leadership development for the HIM Directors. Initially I scheduled 3-day meetings twice a year, with one day earmarked for leadership development. I invited Dr. Taylor to speak at the first session. Previously, I had attended several of her brain seminars and found the information so helpful that I had arranged for my children, my brother and his wife, and my parents to attend as well.
After hearing Taylor\'s presentation, feedback from the Directors was so positive that we invited her to speak at each of the subsequent sessions. Topics included Meet Your Marvelous Brain, Gender Differences, The Power of Affirmation, Cellular Memory, The Brain and Laughter, Brain-Body Communication, Downshifting, and so on. The HIM Directors began to practically apply the information, even constructing work-teams so as to include representation from a variety of brain types and sensory preferences in order to achieve better outcomes. And they reported benefits in their personal as well as professional lives. It was a win-win!
—Sharlet M. Briggs, RRA, BSBA, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
San Joaquin Hospital, Bakersfield, California
Thank you again for a superb program, The Brain and Laughter--How to Laugh and Last, for the Selma Community Hospital Foundation’s 10th Annual Women’s Conference and Luncheon. We deeply appreciate your time to share your knowledge, wonderful insights, and laughter. We have to agree with the attendees—“It was the best!”
We wish you well as you go about the country teaching people how to laugh and enjoy life more. You are delightful and it was our absolute privilege to have you as one of our speakers. This conference will long be remembered!
—Toni Johnson, Foundation Director
Selma Community Hospital Foundation
Ten years ago my best friend died in a horrible mountain biking accident. On my return home I received an amazing gift, the value of which I didn't immediately recognize. That gift was an introduction to Dr. Arlene Taylor, a world-class speaker and brain-function specialist. Since then, many of my friends and family members have attended her Brain Program and, in varying degrees, the information she presented has helped each person to “feel comfortable in our own shoes."
I have found her work to impact so positively on people around me that I have hosted her seminars several times. Recently our entire office staff attended her Brain Program and benefited greatly from the information. By knowing more about the activities that each person’s brain does energy efficiently, we have been able to develop an energized and enthusiastic work team. We are also using what we learned to help plan the company’s future organizational chart. One of the greatest gifts anyone can give is the gift of acceptance. Taylor's presentations have helped us to better understand and accept ourselves and those around us, personally and professionally. This seems to be a gift that keeps on giving.
—Tim Crawford, Certified Financial Planner
RBC Dominion Securities
We were privileged to have Dr Arlene Taylor speak at our CWR in Sydney, Australia. She came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The women who attended the weekend retreat loved her presentations and were very much drawn to her as a person. In addition to presenting four general sessions, Taylor made herself available on a one-on-one basis and women\'s lives were changed through those discussions.
Taylor generously allowed us to record her presentations and we have sold more audios of her lectures than from any previous retreat. Just this past week I had a request for a copy of yet another set! Arlene still lives on in our part of the world (down under) through the memory of her warmth, humour, and the quality and well-researched content of her presentations. Attendees still talk about that special weekend and the positive impact it made on their lives.
—Dulce Ferguson, Administrative Assistant and Women\'s Ministries Coordinator
Greater Sydney Conference
Phone 9868 6522
Dr. Taylor is articulate and the information she provides very thought provoking. Her presentations pack a real punch with stories and humor. Taylor makes her audience feel comfortable (as well as herself) when she slips off her shoes while presenting!
—Roxy Hoehn, Women's Ministries Director
I've been meaning to email you for months. So now I'm doing it. I cannot tell you what a difference your Women's weekend retreat [Gulf States Conference] did for me and my family. I took what you said and applied it. It is so powerful! I now do everything I can to express myself with positive messages.
My children are being empowered. Even my 6-year-old son is on the bandwagon. He can repeat the "tell your children to keep their hand away from the stove" story like an old pro. When the students say "I'm bad" I correct them and have them repeat, "I made a mistake; I can learn from it." I'm even on a crusade to eliminate pejoratives from the academy.
Our lives have really turned around. My husband and I completed the BTSA. That, too, has made a difference. My husband, as teacher, allows himself to get out of frontal left/basal left and puts himself in his "right" brain." His teaching is so much more effective. The self-discovery is so freeing. We can now can say to each other, "You're working in your left brain, of course you're tired and grumpy.
—Kim Cove, Faculty Member, Bass Academy
On February 8 and 9, many people were audience for two powerful presentations by Dr. Arlene Taylor. She told the audience that she doesn't often travel to snowy climates in winter to speak, but because of the hard work and dedication of Kathy Pflugrad and Kim Suekert she made an exception. Thank you!
Saturday afternoon the topic was Your Brain/Body Communication, What You Don't Know Can Kill You! Taylor pointed out that everything we do, think, or say is a health-relevant behavior. It impacts our brain/body communication toward health or toward the opposite state. It effects our level of success, state of wellness, and potential longevity.
The presentation on Sunday, Understanding Gender Differences, was attended by people of all ages and influenced everyone who was there! Even the young people in the audience were listening and participating in the discussion.
—Debra L. Matthew, Petoskey, Michigan
I am enjoying applying the principles you shared in your seminar. I am having so much fun finding ways to say things positively. Here are a couple of stories:
When I have to give a test that takes more than one sheet of paper front and back, I try to make an answer sheet. That way I can use the test over again and only have to copy a one-page answer sheet, since I am limited to the number of copies I can make each month. Every time I do this I always have 6-8 children write on the test. This last week when I handed out a test and answer sheet I told the children to write their answers on the answer sheet only. I asked them, “Where are you going to write your answers?” and had them repeat twice, “I will write my answers on the answer sheet.” Never once did I mention, “Don’t write on the test.” Every student wrote on the answer sheet only. There was not one mark on any of my tests!
The other day when a couple of children asked at the end of the day if they could erase the board I told them, “Yes, but don’t erase the list.” Well, guess what they did? They erased the list! But instead of thinking what’s wrong with these kids that they never listen, I had to smile to myself about the way in which I had given them instructions. Later in the week when I was asked the same question I replied, “Yes, and leave the list on the board.” It was still there when I needed it!
Even when I am less than successful my understanding helps me put things in perspective and make a plan to do better next time. Thank you so much. I know what you have shared is and will continue to have a major impact on my life!
P.S. I listened to a couple of your original allegories as I cleaned my garage last weekend. The stories are wonderful! I caught myself seeing both Croak-In and Bragedy-On in my mind’s eye as I interacted with people all week. What a wonderful message they both had!
3rd grade teacher, Public School System, Trussville, Alabama
Recently we received approval to send employees from our entire region to a seminar that the NorthWest Region managers and myself have already attended. Speaking personally, I can unequivocally say that Taylor's Brain Program has made significantly more difference in both my professional and personal life than any other single seminar I've ever attended. Yes, that is a bold statement. However, I am not making it to merely “sell” the seminar. It is indeed true and I am very happy to be able to have this opportunity extended to a larger audience.
Thank you so much for your excellent presentation at our Teachers' Convention. We received many positive reviews and you helped to make our Teachers' Convention a success. Specific things mentioned were the practicality of what you shared as you took data and applied it to actual situations that were helpful for our teachers. One of the comments we heard over and over was that even our secondary teachers enjoyed your content. It would be most difficult to find someone that will be as big a hit as you were for our next convention. Thanks for bringing something of value to our teachers.
—John F. Gatchet, Vice President/Education, Georgia-Cumberland Conference
P O Box 12000, Calhoun, GA 30703-7001
It's funny sometimes how things that you learn take a little while to kick in. I have always been against seminars, I feel that in most cases the people that go consider the act of “going” to be the same as “doing” A certain culture of seminar junkies exists that I feel is ultimately unhealthy. A false sense of enlightenment takes place that, when it naturally fades, can leave them worse off than before. Okay, that's my diatribe on seminars, which leads me to praising yours.
While attending Dr. Taylor's Brain Program, I had a sense of muted discovery. I had been sensing most of my life that the course that I had been pursuing was not a good fit and that feeling had been intensifying lately. I realized that I had to make some changes if I was to lead a happy productive life and achieve the level of success that I knew I was both capable of and responsible for achieving. So, as a delayed but direct result of your work, I have made some changes that have had a remarkable affect on me and on the lives of my family members. To quote the Grateful Dead, “what a long strange trip it's been.” Thanks for your work and I wish you the best.
—Ben Folger, Off the Map Productions
Thank you for your Brain Program. As we spoke on the way home we realized we would never be the same again. We are not exactly sure what we will be, but we now have the tools that we can use to begin to change. Only time will tell where we will end up. The most valuable gift you gave us was an exhibit of a person working efficiently out of her brain's area of energy advantage. We watched you plow through many hours of intense lectures, but instead of showing signs of exhaustion you only became more effective, more energized, and more eloquent as the hours wore on. We will remember that picture even more than we remember your words.
—Deo Fisher (Family Practice Physician) and
Karen Fisher (Assisted Living Facility), Oregon
You have some fans here on this planet! I recently purchased an audio set of your original animal allegories (Adventures of the Jungle Bully and other Legends) at the hospital gift shop. We listened to some of your stories in the car on the way to Healdsburg. They are incredibly lovely! Even my husband was enthralled!
Since that trip, I have found myself needing to take several trips in the car, either to the grocery store, to the hardware store, or back again for more groceries. Each time I find that little Michael (age five) is eager to accompany me. We listen to your stories on the way and, upon completion of each trip, often find ourselves sitting in the car until the end of a story. This afternoon, I came upon Michael, happily installed on the couch with a Walkman he had borrowed from Jamie, my eldest child. I had no doubt about what he was listening to with such rapt attention. He's your #1 fan!
—Sally Holiday-Taylor, St. Helena, California
(Medical-Staff Department Administrative Secretary, homemaker, mother, wife)
Dr. Taylor offers cutting-edge research packaged in a “user-friendly” way. It is rare to find a person who has such a winning combination—a deep knowledge base coupled with a clear and warm communicative style.
—Sandra Doran, Ed.D., specialist in learning disabilities and attentional disorders
I have known Dr. Taylor for many years now as a fellow pilgrim for justice and making the world safe for differences. But I had never gone through one of her much-touted brain seminars. As a typical academic, stuffed with my own ego of how much I already knew, I did not have high expectations that I would learn much of value. I was in for a real surprise! From the opening bell of round one, Taylor had me by my frontal lobes, and for three days she did not let go . . . nor did I want her to let go . . . as I came to a new awareness of just who Caleb Rosado is.
When I couple this learning experience with my own field of knowledge as a sociologist, an educator, and a human systems consultant, it gave me a far richer understanding of my world and the many people in it, than I have ever experienced, except on one other occasion. My experience went from eating crow at the beginning, topped off with a piece of humble pie, to a sumptuous banquet of rich brain food and the delectable delight of self-awareness. Needless to say, I am already recommending Dr. Arlene Taylor\'s seminars to anyone who desires a natural high and a genuine mind expanding experience.
—Caleb Rosado, PhD., President and Senior Consultant
Rosado Consulting for Change in Human Systems
Taylor's Brain Program had an immediate and powerful impact upon my life. I had practiced Homeopathic medicine and psychotherapy in Palos Verdes, California for the past ten years. The information that Dr. Taylor so magically presents regarding innate brain giftedness, provides you with awareness as well as tools for changing your life.
If it’s a better life you need, it will be improved by her seminars. If you have a great life, her seminars will improve that, also. I am now viewing my family and friends in a more evolved and peaceful light. Taylor has identified and unleashed another of my passions in my search for the truth of my life. Thanks and praise for her accomplishments that have allowed her to design and present the most unique seminar I have ever attended.
—Dr. Sherry Greenberg, P O Box 214, Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274
The Brain Program was one of the most outstanding seminars that I have attended. Dr. Taylor has an outstanding knowledge of the subject, but even more important, she modeled its content throughout the entire seminar. I am inspired to study much deeper into her resources in order to understand myself and others more fully. I am thankful for her commitment, compassion, and understanding. It means so much.
—Tom Amato, Educational Specialist, Napa Valley, California
Thank you for presenting such a wonderful seminar, The Brain Program. Through this information, I have learned that I have a right frontal lead and that I am a high Introvert with visual preference. I must say that I have been tempted to greet people with the very sentence, "Hello, I’m Wendy, I’m a right frontal, high introvert and visual." I am so excited to find out this information about myself. Now I have permission to be me. The information has helped me to embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery. I feel as if a weight has been lifted.
The information has also helped in assisting with patient care, especially with compliance issues and explanation of information in the individual patient’s sensory preference. There are still some aspects of the practice of medicine that I do not like, but now it is more manageable and can be sandwiched with aspects that are consistent with my brain lead. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend. I certainly will pass along this information!
—Wendy S. Perrott, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Florida
The Brain Program was an awesome seminar. Really turned my crank. It provided keys to making choices that bring joy and health to life instead of getting pushed into doing things because of expectations of what others value. I would attend again in a heartbeat!
—Jack Nash, Pastor, St. Matthews Church
Betsy and I are still overflowing with enthusiasm because of your Brain Program. I don't know how many people we've talked to since we attended who have had to listen while we describe one of the greatest experiences we've ever had. Thank you for unlocking so much for us. We have a new, energetic "Sense of Spirit"! Actually, I've been considering the advantages of a repeat weekend!
—Dan Matthews, Host of Lifestyle Magazine, Faith for Today
President and Founder of His Kids Inc.
Thank you so much for our weekend at The Brain Program. It was so informative yet presented in a way so as to be really delightful. Like many before me it has cleared some fog and given me direction. I have dabbled in public speaking for many years and I know why your sessions were perky and endearing. You had great spacing and timing in your many capsules of topics. Excellent pace, too.
One thing I haven't noticed in training books is what I call giving a piece of yourself in presentations. You really warmed the whole weekend up by doing that. When you present yourself as human, even vulnerable, you talk to us and our heart, not at us. A book on tape I listened to entitled, Change Your Mind and Change Your Life, talked about integrating love into your business, whatever it is, for smoothness and success. You do that! Thanks, too, for the BTSA and couples' analysis. We'll be back....
I am so surprised and pleased with the response from the ministerial and teacher families who attended your seminar, The Brain Program.Nothing but positive comments have been heard from all who attended. I have seen nothing that offers pastors more understanding of themselves than what they receive in your seminar. In addition, they are given an abundance of information that will be of great help to them in understanding the people they work with.
—Kenneth Coonley, President, Carolina Conference
Some years ago I heard about Dr. Taylor and her lectures on brain function and thinking styles. I was naturally curious, albeit somewhat skeptical. More recently I became involved with these concepts when my two sons consulted with her in their search for personal understanding and educational direction. As a result, I believe that Jon and Peter have a better sense of who they are and of their innate capabilities.
When we attended Taylor's Brain Program, and interacted with friends who were there, we realized in a new way that there were reasons behind our personalities and abilities and behaviors. We found in these concepts a great tool to expand thinking, to foster understanding, and to allow for acceptance.
—Thomas E. Stiles, MD, Internal Medicine Specialist
Napa Valley, California
Taylor’s presentation (Gender Graphics—Male/Female Differences) provides a significant body of knowledge on brain physiology and development as well as how these components interact with an individual’s environment.
While sitting in on several of Dr. Taylor’s seminars, I have noticed how her listeners always give rapt attention, eagerly absorbing what she is presenting. She has a way of making complicated matters understandable and even dynamically interesting. She gives abundant food for thought and life-changing insights.
—Leona Glidden Running, PhD.
Professor Emerita, Andrews University, Michigan
Dr. Taylor is an excellent example of what a health educator should be. Her presentations are polished, articulate, and dynamic. Positive evaluations from seminar participants are guaranteed.
—Carol Williams, RN, BS
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, California
Like others, I am always trying to improve myself. I am thankful that through attending Dr. Taylor's Brain Program, a path opened to a rich motherlode of effective, practical, and scientifically-based treasures on how to live: whole-person-wise, optimally, with yourself and your milieu. These stimulating seminars by a creative, gifted, qualified, experienced Dr. Arlene Taylor should help so many in so many areas. Such a discovery should not be mine alone, but mined and worked by all in the quest for bettering themselves.
—Dr. James Hii, Family Medical Practice
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia,
Faculty of Medicine
I have personally observed the transformation of a young man’s life after he completed a brain-function assessment, attended one of Taylor's seminars, and discussed the results with her. Five years after graduation from high school, searching for direction in his life, this young man had decided to begin college. What he learned from Dr. Taylor, prior to college registration, gave him the insight and direction he needed to know how to succeed.
—Judy Stetson Crabb, BA
Chaplain, Napa, California
Thank you so much for your presentations and resources. Your book is truly a jewel among self-help books.... Its message is timeless and well delivered. Congratulations!
—Persis Mary Hamilton, RN, EDD
Associate Professor, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing,
University of Guam
Thank you for coming to be with us for the program on October 27. This is the 11th Annual Clergy Conference that we have had since I returned to CTMC in ’95, and this was by far the best (and we have had some very good ones). We have heard such wonderful comments about your presentations, and you left people wanting more.
I am talking with our CEO about getting you scheduled to come and do one of our quarterly retreats for the leadership of our institution. So much of your material is important in creating understanding and more effective communication. I believe it will help to create the kind of working environment that we are seeking to put into place.
—Merlin D. Starr, Director of Pastoral Care
Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, Texas
Dr. Taylor’s two-day presentation to Union College administration and faculty was the first August colloquium that I didn’t want to end. Her cutting edge information on the brain, memorable stories, and engaging delivery fueled my energy for teaching throughout the rest of the year.
Taylor is a master teacher with a passion for honoring diversity in all its forms. Add to that the spiritual dimension appreciated on our campus and what resulted was a powerful seminar that changed me as much as it challenged me. If I could see her today, I’d have only one question: When are you coming back?
—Michelle Nash, B.A., M.Ed., Author and free-lance writer
Associate Professor English Literature, Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska