Scientific research on trance states and their applications for well being and creativity.
Trance states have been practiced for millennia among most human cultures, providing guidance and healing to communities.
These days, neuroscience is re-discovering those states as fundamental capabilities of each human brain and potentially useful tools for self-awareness, cognitive amplification, and personal transformation.
With her singular journey, Corine Sombrun has been at the forefront of three simultaneous efforts: the neuroscientific understanding of trance states; the exploration of their applications for our well-being and for creativity; and the diffusion of tools allowing everyone to induce a trance by will alone.
Having been recognized by the shamans of Mongolia as one of their own in the early 2000s, Corine Sombrun was trained for several years in traditional trance practices. She is at the origin of the first scientific research on Mongolian shamanic trance (Pr. Pierre Flor-Henry at the Alberta Hospital, Canada).
TranceScience was born from her encounter with Pr Francis Taulelle, Research Director at CNRS (France) and professor at KU Leuven (Belgium). They share the conviction that the phenomenon of trance and its benefits should be studied scientifically. They created TranceScience to pursue scientific research, while exploring the potential applications of trance in a variety of fields — from psychiatry and psychology to creativity and self-awareness.