For a comprehensive review of this workshop in May 2015 see the blog entries by Jenny Mackness here.
Jenny Mackness, Independent Educational Consultant
William O’Connor, Foundation Professor and Head of Teaching and Research in Physiology at the University of Limerick.
It is so rare to be able to listen and have conversations with someone of Iain’s breadth of knowledge and experience. I have come away feeling refreshed and stimulated at every level. I wouldn’t miss it for anything.
I recommend any means that leads to people getting closer to the vision that Iain introduces us to.
Full of information from very different perspectives. Iain McGilchrist is a teacher of philosophy, biology, neurology, theology – all of which gives us learning about human life, death and sublime joy. This is for anyone who is interested in who they are and who they can become.
This course has been a rich feast of science, art, creativity in many forms and fruitful discussions with people from diverse disciplines and so much more. It has enriched me personally and will inform my work as a psychiatrist in such a meaningful way.
It has been the right mix of talks from Iain, diverse creative workshops and an opportunity to mingle and talk. The chance to meet and talk with Dr Iain McGilchrist is one for which I am eternally grateful. While reading his book was eye-opening and immensely rewarding, the insights I gained here were experientially increased by being able to participate in workshops with him and make new friends from diverse walks of life. The experience is simply life-changing. It was much beyond measure.
It has really allowed me to open my mind. Iain has a wonderful way of portraying the information to whatever level present. I have learnt things beyond which I would expect to be able to comprehend.
I came to the programme with no preconceptions or expectations. I found a diversity of topics and discussions that has been thought provoking and practically useful. A very enjoyable experience.
I read the book and was delighted at how much the course added to my understanding. It also gave me many stimulating experiences into the bargain. I would unhesitantly recommend the course as a potentially life-changing experience.
A wonderful journey into what it means to be connected to the universe through the right hemisphere and the magic of simply being rather than doing. Thought provoking and humbling. Iain is a polymath and a wonderful communicator. His insight and humility in sharing his extensive knowledge reflects what a marvelous human being he is. Everybody should have privilege of benefitting from his philosophy on life.
Very timely. As I’m working on my next book it was great to get a refresher and deepen my knowledge of left and right hemisphere concepts. Useful input to the book as well as to my general understanding of life, brains and reality. Reality doesn’t seem quite as real after an Iain McGilchrist course, but it does seem a lot more intriguing, mind-bending and full of wonder. Great stuff.
Four days of soaking up information to nourish and deepen by learning and knowledge of the brain and its application. Good connections and conversations with interesting, intelligent people who have/more different experiences and knowledge and in a beautiful environment.
This course based around ‘The Master and his Emissary’ has been pure joy. The level of academic knowledge and insight and Iain’s stunning ability to deliver his material has been an experience I simply wouldn’t have missed. It has been wonderful to be surrounded by such an amazing and immensely academic field and wealth of extraordinary knowledge. Thank you.