THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT

Did you know..?

With the increased use of technology in our lives, individuals are spending over 11 hours per day interacting with media and screens, whether their cell phone, tablet, laptop, gaming monitor or TV.

While there are countless benefits of using technology (and I am personally a huge advocate!), there are also some drawbacks: the increased interaction with media and screens creates unbalance, as  it over-activates the left (logical) side of our brain, with less stimulation on the right (holistic) side.

Research has shown that increased interactions with and through technology impacts human connections, collaboration, creativity, non-linear (innovative) thinking, as well as empathy, stress-resilience, and emotional well-being.

ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH..

 Activation of both sides of the brain is not just about brain activity, but also about brain wiring. There can be differences in the number of connections that cross from right to left side of the brain.

Balanced brain activity is predominant in creative people, who have especially agile connections and significant flexible activation and deactivation of brain networks.

When both sides of the brain have balanced stimulation there is better predisposition to incorporate new experiences, resources and materials from which to draw inspiration and form innovative ideas.

Balancing brain stimulation can also be achieved through conscious breathing, movement, voice, mindfulness and meditation, which have been identified to have positive effects on:

quieting the mind,
reducing cognitive rigidity and resistance to change,
promoting divergent thinking and creativity,
improving cognitive performance,
increasing overall sense of self-awareness and well-being,
increasing the generation of new and better ideas, and the development of problem solving skills,
contributing to conflict resolution, teamwork,
increasing effectiveness at work, school and in relations.

ORGANIZATIONS ARE CHALLENGED

Organizations are challenged to promote creativity, agility and innovative thinking in the workplace to address the new world’s problems, threats and opportunities.

Developing skills to “think differently”, decrease functional “fixedness” and allow for a boost in creativity isn’t easy. It requires promoting opportunities to being open to interruptions, challenging habits, letting go of habitual responses, and relaxing behaviors.

Exercises involving the senses stimulate the brain and encourages shaking up of everyday routines. It has the potential to prevent memory loss and improve mental fitness.

Organizations are now providing teams the opportunity to explore their artistic expression in the workplace , as it has been associated to the promotion of a relaxed environment, encouraging innovation, collaboration, team building, and the development of skills which support organizational transformation.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun”

-Albert Einstein

 

disruptive art® is an opportunity to bring it all together:

breathing and action in mindfulness,
expanding creativity,
increasing plasticity,
improving cognitive behavior,
building collaboration and,
promoting well-being.

 

 

 

 

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