Coquelicot Gilland

Coquelicot's work has evolved through her more than 20 years of experience of being a minister with the Association & Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP). To every session, Coquelicot brings her intuition and vast knowledge base. Then she gets out of the way to let something else arise; she makes room for a larger knowledge, and invites grace to enter. Coquelicot has a capacity for deep listening, listening beyond the limits of her personality and academic learning. By dropping and melting into something much larger than herself, she becomes simultaneously a student and a teacher, a facilitator and a catalyst. From there, she supports people to free themselves from the internal obstacles that block their innate ability to access this source directly.

Training & Experience Can Change How Brains Work


MONDAY, November 5th (HealthDay News) – Training and experience can affect how a person’s brain is organized, says a U.S. study that compared 20 music conductors and 20 people with no music training. All the participants were between the ages of 28 and 40. The conductors had an average of more than 10 years experience as a band or orchestra director in middle or high school.
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to monitor the participants’ brain activity while they performed a difficult hearing task that involved listening for two tones. They had to keep their eyes opened while completing the task.
Initially, both the conductors and non-musicians showed reduced activity in the brain’s visual processing area and increased activity in the auditory part of the brain. But as the task became harder, only the non-musicians tuned out more of their visual sense. This suggests that the conductors’ music training and experience altered the way their brains work, the researchers said.

“Because the task was equally difficult for everybody, the difference observed between conductors and non-musicians must be related to change in how they deal with irrelevant sensory information and not just their ability to do the task,” lead author W. David Hairston, a postdoctoral fellow in radiology at the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., said in a prepared statement.

In general, based on the non-musicians, we suggest that the brain actively increases how much information from the other senses gets filtered out or ignored when you have to concentrate really hard on one sense,” Hairston said.
He noted that conductors routinely must differentiate between subtle differences in sounds and often have to do this while reading scores and watching / communicating with their musicians. This leads to an ability to focus on a difficult auditory task without having to increase suppression of visual information.

The study results “show how the brain filters information from different senses is very flexible and adaptive and changes with the demands of the task at hand. Additionally, how this operates can change with highly specialized training and experience,” Hairston said.
The study was presented Sunday at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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Coquelicot teaches didactically, experientially and by example. She brings to each session a lifetime's worth of tools, exercises and practices that I use at home to further my own development. Her genius combines intuition, sensing and a comprehensive knowledge of human emotional and biological development. What I've learned from her has not only given me a deeper understanding of my own patterns, dynamics and behaviors, it's also enhanced my understanding of others. I am a far more compassionate person thanks Coquelicot. In fact to the degree that I am a more evolved being in any regard, Coquelicot was instrumental in my transformation.

-L. M. Artist and wellness ally

"Dear God:

Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind. Erase the will nots,
may nots,
might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all,
Dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind,
my heart and my life, all of the 'am nots' that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen."
- Author unknown, The Knots Prayer

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