Mindfulness is awareness of our present moment by moment experience. It is attention training with a profound goal. Freeing us from the handcuffs of our habits allows us to make conscious choices and act freely with clarity, creativity and wisdom. Conscious choice is the foundation of long-lasting happiness and of a decisive and creative life. It makes us resilient to life’s inevitable ups and downs.
AFTER A MINDFULNESS PROGRAMME
WHAT OUR BRAIN LOOKS LIKE AFTER A MINDFULNESS COURSE
Magnetic resonance imaging has allowed researchers to see the neuro-plasticity of the brain after a Mindfulness course. Sara Lazar, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, found an increase in grey matter in the Insula (empathy), Hippocampus (memory) and Pre-frontal cortex (reasoning) and a decrease in grey matter in the Amygdala (fires with stress increasing cortisol levels) and decreased cortisol levels after the course.
‘Fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity…by practising meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and increasing our well-being and quality of life.’
Research fellow Britta Holzel, Harvard Medical School.
‘When people leave (a Mindfulness Training Programme) they check off on average 36% fewer symptoms than when they started.’
Massachusetts Professor of Medicine, Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose groundbreaking eight week mindfulness stress reduction programme has had over one million participants and been clinically proven to reduce anxiety, stress, chronic pain and depression.
Mindfulness helps with Anger management, Anxiety, Chronic pain, Depression, Insomnia, Memory, Stress and much more…