Tapping Into Your Intuition: A Program and Books

What do Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Thomas Edison have in common? They all credit using their “intuition” as a key factor in their success. In fact, some of the most successful people will tell you that they rely on their intuition to make some of their biggest decisions, and their daily practices include tapping into their intuition to stay ahead of the competition. On the evening of January 9th at 7pm, Chitra Rochlani, medium and spiritual counselor, will talk about how easy it can be to access this hidden superpower. You will leave this presentation with a clear understanding of: Registration is recommended for this program since space is limited. The following books available to borrow in the Library’s collection can help you take a fresh look at the intuitive process and show you how to harness its power to effect change in your everyday life and world. (Note: All descriptions are taken from the publishers) Blink : The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices in an instant–in the blink of an eye–that actually aren’t as simple as they seem? Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables. The Eureka Factor : Aha Moments, Creative Insight, And The Brain by John Kounios Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage.   Kounios explains how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating more of them. He also discusses how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having an insight, when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task, what the relationship is between insight and intuition, and how the brain’s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought. Gut Feelings :The Intelligence Of The Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer Drawing on a decade of research at the Max Plank Institute, Gigerenzer demonstrates that our gut feelings are actually the result of unconscious mental processes—processes that apply rules of thumb that we’ve derived from our environment and prior experiences. The value of these unconscious rules lies precisely in their difference from rational analysis, they take into account only the most useful bits of information rather than attempting to evaluate all possible factors. Intuition : Access Your Inner Wisdom, Trust Your Instincts, Find Your Path by Amisha Ghadiali Through a wide range of practices, one can become more aware of intuition and use it to achieve wellness, creativity, wisdom and more. Listening In The Dark : A Reclaiming Of Women’s Intuition  For generations, women have been taught to ignore their intuitive intelligence, whether in their personal lives or professional ones, in favor of making logical, evidence-based decisions. But what if that small voice or deeper knowing was our greatest gift, an untapped power we could use to affect positive change? Edited by award-winning author, activist, and actress Amber Tamblyn, Listening in the Dark is a compilation of some of today’s most striking women visionaries across industries–in literature, science, art, education, medicine, and politics–who share their experiences engaging with their own inner wisdom in pivotal, crossroad moments.  Radical Intuition : A Revolutionary Guide To Using Your Inner Power by Kim Chestney Discusses the role of intuition in business, relationships, health, and the arts. The author maintains that intuition is a higher cognitive ability that all people possess and that it can be developed with effort and mindful attention. The Soul Solution : A Guide For Brilliant, Overwhelmed Women To Quiet The Noise, Find Their Superpower, And (Finally) Feel Satisfied by Vanessa Loder A rallying cry for women to reclaim our feminine, intuitive soul power-and unshackle ourselves to pursue a life of fulfillment and meaning. Trust Your Vibes : Live An Extraordinary Life By Using Your Intuitive Intelligence by Sonia Choquette Originally published in 2004, best-selling author, speaker, and spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette has revised this book to share new stories and tools used by those who learned to tap into their intuition and positively change their lives. Your intuition supports your creativity, helps heal your emotional wounds, and calms your anxious and uncertain heart. It brings you peace of mind and shows you how to live in a higher, more harmonious way. You Are Psychic : 7 Steps To Discover Your Own Psychic Abilities by Char Margolis In seven simple, yet profound steps Margolis will help you discover and embrace your natural psychic abilities, connect with powerful positive energy, and protect your own energy at the same time. — Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian