Tag Archives: meditation changes your brain

July 29

Journey to Mental Clarity

One thing I tell my students when they begin a meditation practice is to let go of trying to do it perfectly. There is no perfect. You can’t mess it up. Just begin. And you’ll see how meditation benefits your mind and body.

July 08

Meditation, Guts & Brains

An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

May 28

Mindfulness for At-Risk Teens

Not much research had been conducted on mindfulness with at-risk youth, and I wanted to know if it would work. Could learning awareness and acceptance actually help the teens who were struggling the most?

May 02

Reasons to Meditate

Yes, we hear it all the time! Meditation has a lots of health benefits – from lowering stress levels to keeping diseases at bay. But to reap the benefits of meditation, one needs to practice it regularly.

April 29

Mindfulness Instead of Meds?

For many people, mindfulness meditation is a beautiful and life changing tool to handle difficult emotions. We can’t control our emotions, and the more that we try to stop anxiety, or sadness, or fear from coming up, the more it comes up. With mindfulness, we gain distance from our thoughts and emotions, looking at them rather than from them.

April 27

Exercise For Your Brain

Life Coach Rebecca Hass offers these three tips for those who want to try exercising their brains at home.

March 28

Mindfulness & Self-Destruction

trying to “turn off” emotions is like putting an airtight lid on a pot of boiling water. The steam and pressure (the emotions) will continue to build – until you may feel you are constantly under pressure. Eventually, the pot will explode, which is when emotions feel especially unbearable. Consequently, you may feel compelled to try to “turn off” the heightened emotions by engaging in the dysregulated behavior again.

And the spiral will continue.

However, methods exist that can improve your chances of breaking free of this spiral. One of those methods is mindfulness practice.