The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation
Author: Yi-Yuan Tang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN 10: 3319463225
ISBN 13: 9783319463223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation Book Review:

This book presents the latest neuroscience research on mindfulness meditation and provides guidance on how to apply these findings to our work, relationships, health, education and daily lives. Presenting cutting-edge research on the neurological and cognitive changes associated with its practice Tang aims to explain how it reaps positive effects and subsequently, how best to undertake and implement mindfulness practice. Mindfulness neuroscience research integrates theory and methods from eastern contemplative traditions, western psychology and neuroscience, and is based on neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures and behavioural tests. The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation begins by explaining these foundations and then moves on to themes such as the impact of personality and how mindfulness can shape behaviour change, attention and self-control. Finally, the book discusses common misconceptions about mindfulness and challenges in future research endeavours. Written by an expert in the neuroscience of mindfulness this book will be valuable for scholars, researchers and practitioners in psychotherapy and the health sciences working with mindfulness, as well as those studying and working in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology.

The Neuroscience of Meditation

The Neuroscience of Meditation
Author: Yi-Yuan Tang,Rongxiang Tang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 0128182679
ISBN 13: 9780128182673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Meditation Book Review:

The Neuroscience of Meditation: Understanding Individual Differences explores the individual differences in learning and practicing meditation, while also providing insights on how to learn and practice effectively. The book comprehensively covers the research in brain areas and networks that mediate the positive effects of meditation upon physical and mental health. Though it examines how people differ in how they learn and practice meditation, it underscores how underlying mechanisms differ in learning and practicing meditation and how they remain unclear to researchers. This book addresses the research gap and explores the brain science behind meditation. Examines the biological mechanisms that give rise to individual differences Incorporates brain imaging and physiological recordings for further measurement of individual differences Covers the genetic association between meditation learning and practice Explores how meditation changes over the lifespan—from children to seniors

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness
Author: Philip David Zelazo,Morris Moscovitch,Evan Thompson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05-14
ISBN 10: 113946406X
ISBN 13: 9781139464062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness Book Review:

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness is the first of its kind in the field, and its appearance marks a unique time in the history of intellectual inquiry on the topic. After decades during which consciousness was considered beyond the scope of legitimate scientific investigation, consciousness re-emerged as a popular focus of research towards the end of the last century, and it has remained so for nearly 20 years. There are now so many different lines of investigation on consciousness that the time has come when the field may finally benefit from a book that pulls them together and, by juxtaposing them, provides a comprehensive survey of this exciting field. An authoritative desk reference, which will also be suitable as an advanced textbook.

Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life

Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life
Author: Dusana Dorjee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1315461951
ISBN 13: 9781315461953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life Book Review:

Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life addresses essential and timely questions about the research and practice of meditation as a path to realization of human potential for health and well-being. Balancing practical content and scientific theory, the book discusses long-term effects of six meditation practices: mindfulness, compassion, visualization-based meditation techniques, dream yoga, insight-based meditation and abiding in the existential ground of experience. Each chapter provides advice on how to embed these techniques into everyday activities, together with considerations about underlying changes in the mind and brain based on latest research evidence. This book is essential reading for professionals applying meditation-based techniques in their work and researchers in the emerging field of contemplative science. The book will also be of value to practitioners of meditation seeking to further their practice and understand associated changes in the mind and brain.

Mind Brain and the Path to Happiness

Mind  Brain and the Path to Happiness
Author: Dusana Dorjee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134517742
ISBN 13: 9781134517749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Brain and the Path to Happiness Book Review:

Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness presents a contemporary account of traditional Buddhist mind training and the pursuit of wellbeing and happiness in the context of the latest research in psychology and the neuroscience of meditation. Following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Dzogchen, the book guides the reader through the gradual steps in transformation of the practitioner’s mind and brain on the path to advanced states of balance, genuine happiness and wellbeing. Dusana Dorjee explains how the mind training is grounded in philosophical and experiential exploration of the notions of happiness and human potential, and how it refines attention skills and cultivates emotional balance in training of mindfulness, meta-awareness and development of healthy emotions. The book outlines how the practitioner can explore subtle aspects of conscious experience in order to recognize the nature of the mind and reality. At each of the steps on the path the book provides novel insights into similarities and differences between Buddhist accounts and current psychological and neuroscientific theories and evidence. Throughout the book the author skilfully combines Buddhist psychology and Western scientific research with examples of meditation practices, highlighting the ultimately practical nature of Buddhist mind training. Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness is an important book for health professionals and educators who teach or apply mindfulness and meditation-based techniques in their work, as well as for researchers and students investigating these techniques both in a clinical context and in the emerging field of contemplative science.

Beyond the Self

Beyond the Self
Author: Matthieu Ricard,Wolf Singer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0262536145
ISBN 13: 9780262536141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Self Book Review:

Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics. Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist—close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity. Ricard and Singer's wide-ranging conversation stages an enlightening and engaging encounter between Buddhism's wealth of experiential findings and neuroscience's abundance of experimental results. They discuss, among many other things, the difference between rumination and meditation (rumination is the scourge of meditation, but psychotherapy depends on it); the distinction between pure awareness and its contents; the Buddhist idea (or lack of one) of the unconscious and neuroscience's precise criteria for conscious and unconscious processes; and the commonalities between cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. Their views diverge (Ricard asserts that the third-person approach will never encounter consciousness as a primary experience) and converge (Singer points out that the neuroscientific understanding of perception as reconstruction is very like the Buddhist all-discriminating wisdom) but both keep their vision trained on understanding fundamental aspects of human life.

The No Nonsense Meditation Book

The No Nonsense Meditation Book
Author: Steven Laureys
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 1472980506
ISBN 13: 9781472980502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No Nonsense Meditation Book Book Review:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives.' – Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama 'Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for.' - Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert 'Not reading this book is self-defeating' - Paul Witteman Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains. Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years. For this bestselling book, Steven to explores the effect of meditation on the brain. He uses hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience. A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers scientific evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.

Siddhartha s Brain

Siddhartha s Brain
Author: James Kingsland
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 0062403869
ISBN 13: 9780062403865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siddhartha s Brain Book Review:

A groundbreaking exploration of the “science of enlightenment,” told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland. In a lush grove on the banks of the Neranjara in northern India—400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of western science and philosophy were being laid by the great minds of Ancient Greece—a prince turned ascetic wanderer sat beneath a fig tree. His name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was discovering the astonishing capabilities of the human brain and the secrets of mental wellness and spiritual “enlightenment,” the foundation of Buddhism. Framed by the historical journey and teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha’s Brain shows how meditative and Buddhist practice anticipated the findings of modern neuroscience. Moving from the evolutionary history of the brain to the disorders and neuroses associated with our technology-driven world, James Kingsland explains why the ancient practice of mindfulness has been so beneficial and so important for human beings across time. Far from a New Age fad, the principles of meditation have deep scientific support and have been proven to be effective in combating many contemporary psychiatric disorders. Siddhartha posited that “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.” As we are increasingly driven to distraction by competing demands, our ability to focus and control our thoughts has never been more challenged—or more vital. Siddhartha’s Brain offers a cutting-edge, big-picture assessment of meditation and mindfulness: how it works, what it does to our brains, and why meditative practice has never been more important.

Neuroscience of Mind Empowerment

Neuroscience of Mind Empowerment
Author: Anees Akhtar,Nasim Khan
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-01-28
ISBN 10: 1524676993
ISBN 13: 9781524676995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience of Mind Empowerment Book Review:

Train your mind as a social, financial, spiritual problem-solving and illness-dissolving machine. Neuroscience of Mind Empowerment, Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, Meditation, and Music Therapy, by Anees Akhtar and Dr. Nasim Khan, introduces the frontiers of research in the fields of Neuroscience and Mind Science. Your state of optimistic and pessimistic mind can alter your genetic makeup in response to your thought patterns. Your soft-wired, neuroplastic, brain will grow and it can be enhanced by a positive attitude and higher aims in your life your mind can alter its anatomy and physiology, to establish a healthy and strong body, when you train it according to the guidance described in this book. Further, this book aims to encourage exploration of the research in combatting neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases and conditions such as Parkinsons, Alzheimers, some other dementias, and some neurodevelopmental-spectrum disorders, such as Autism through music therapy, meditation, and mindfulness.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Author: Dr Stan Rodski
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1460708318
ISBN 13: 9781460708316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Book Review:

Explore the benefits of a mindful approach to life Cutting-edge studies in neuroscience have in recent years proved what many doctors, therapists and other health professionals had long suspected: simple, repetitive tasks, performed with focus and attention - mindfulness, in other words - can not only quieten our noisy thought processes and help us relax but also improve our outlook on life and protect us against a range of life-threatening illnesses. A cognitive neuroscientist and a leading authority on mental performance, Stan Rodski sets out the science behind these remarkable discoveries in simple terms, and explains how you in turn can benefit from them. As well as examining the potentially pivotal role of mindfulness in alleviating stress and managing energy, Stan highlights the most effective mindfulness activities, guides you through quick and easy exercises, and shows you how to harness the power of mindfulness over the long term to forge mental and physical resilience - and create a happier, healthier, more compelling future.

Buddha s Brain

Buddha s Brain
Author: Rick Hanson
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1572249986
ISBN 13: 9781572249981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha s Brain Book Review:

Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom-are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

The Science of Meditation

The Science of Meditation
Author: Daniel Goleman,Richard J. Davidson
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9780241975695
ISBN 13: 0241975697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Meditation Book Review:

Drawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work,The Science of Meditationexplains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. These two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

Meditation Buddhism and Science

Meditation  Buddhism  and Science
Author: David McMahan,Erik Braun
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190495790
ISBN 13: 9780190495794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Buddhism and Science Book Review:

The scientific study of Buddhist forms of meditation has surged in recent years, capturing the popular imagination and reshaping conceptions of what meditation is and what it can do. For perhaps the first time in history, meditation has shifted from Buddhist monasteries and practice centers to some of the most prominent and powerful modern institutions in the world, as well as non-institutional settings. As their contexts change, so do the practices-sometimes drastically. New ways of thinking about meditation are emerging as it moves toward more secular settings, ways that profoundly affect millions of lives all over the world. To understand these changes and their effects, the essays in this volume explore the unaddressed complexities in the interrelations between Buddhist history and thought and the scientific study of meditation. The contributors bring philosophical, cultural, historical, and ethnographic perspectives to bear, considering such issues as the philosophical presuppositions behind practice, the secularization of meditation, the values and goods assumed in clinical approaches, and the sorts of subjects that take shape under the influence of these transformed and transformative practices-all the more powerful for being so often formulated with the authority of scientific discourse.

Waking Dreaming Being

Waking  Dreaming  Being
Author: Evan Thompson
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN 10: 0231538316
ISBN 13: 9780231538312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking Dreaming Being Book Review:

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the "I" as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as "me." We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life's profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.

Meditation Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications

Meditation     Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications
Author: Stefan Schmidt,Harald Walach
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 3319016342
ISBN 13: 9783319016344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications Book Review:

This volume features a collection of essays on consciousness, which has become one of the hot topics at the crossroads between neuroscience, philosophy, and religious studies. Is consciousness something the brain produces? How can we study it? Is there just one type of consciousness or are there different states that can be discriminated? Are so called “higher states of consciousness” that some people report during meditation pointing towards a new understanding of consciousness? Meditation research is a new discipline that shows new inroads into the study of consciousness. If a meditative practice changes brain structure itself this is direct proof of the causal influence of consciousness onto its substrate. If different states of consciousness can be linked with properties and states of the brain this can be used to study consciousness more directly. If the sense of self is modifiable through meditative techniques and this can be objectively shown through neuro-imaging, this has profound implications for our understanding of who we are. Can consciousness, in deep states of meditative absorption, actually access some aspect of reality which we normally don't? Meditation research can potentially foster us with a new access to the phenomenological method in general. This has even been branded with a new catch-phrase: Contemplative Science. It brings together the most modern neuroscientific approach and the most advanced phenomenological methodology of studying the mind from within, through highly skilled self-observation that has gone through many thousand hours of honing the capacity to look carefully, without distraction. This book addresses these issues by bringing together some of the leading researchers and thinkers in the field. The scope of the volume reaches from first person neuroscience to Indian philosophy, from pedagogic applications to epistemological aspects and from compassion meditation to the study of brain activity.

Quick Calm

Quick Calm
Author: Jennifer R. Wolkin
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 1684036100
ISBN 13: 9781684036103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quick Calm Book Review:

Calm the chaos and rewire your brain in just five minutes a day! Do you ever feel like your stress levels are off the charts? You aren’t alone. Every day it feels like there’s something new to juggle or a fresh crisis to avert. And just keeping everything in the air requires an exhausting amount of attention and a dizzying amount of responsibilities. The more chaotic life becomes, the more we tend to forget what we truly value—from family and friends to mental and physical health. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stay grounded that won’t eat away at your increasingly precious time. Quick Calm is a practical and fun guidebook designed to fit perfectly into a fast-paced lifestyle. You’ll discover the what, why, and how of developing your own mindfulness practice. You’ll learn all about the essential, life-affirming benefits of this ancient practice, including mindfulness meditation’s positive effects on both mind and body. And, most importantly, you’ll find daily practices you can do in just five minutes a day! So, if you’re ready to discover the gift of mindfulness, but you don’t have the time to attend a meditation retreat, set aside five minutes a day with this handy little guide. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better return on your time investment!

Zen and the Brain

Zen and the Brain
Author: James H. Austin
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 876
Release: 1999-06-04
ISBN 10: 9780262260350
ISBN 13: 0262260352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen and the Brain Book Review:

A neuroscientist and Zen practitioner interweaves the latest research on the brain with his personal narrative of Zen. Aldous Huxley called humankind's basic trend toward spiritual growth the "perennial philosophy." In the view of James Austin, the trend implies a "perennial psychophysiology"—because awakening, or enlightenment, occurs only when the human brain undergoes substantial changes. What are the peak experiences of enlightenment? How could these states profoundly enhance, and yet simplify, the workings of the brain? Zen and the Brain presents the latest evidence. In this book Zen Buddhism becomes the opening wedge for an extraordinarily wide-ranging exploration of consciousness. In order to understand which brain mechanisms produce Zen states, one needs some understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of the brain. Austin, both a neurologist and a Zen practitioner, interweaves the most recent brain research with the personal narrative of his Zen experiences. The science is both inclusive and rigorous; the Zen sections are clear and evocative. Along the way, Austin examines such topics as similar states in other disciplines and religions, sleep and dreams, mental illness, consciousness-altering drugs, and the social consequences of the advanced stage of ongoing enlightenment.

Conscious Nature

Conscious Nature
Author: Josh Lane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-05-06
ISBN 10: 9781733797108
ISBN 13: 1733797106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conscious Nature Book Review:

"This book... has the capacity to transform lives, and connect people back to the state of mind that kept us joyful for thousands of generations." -Craig Foster, author of Sea Change: Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking Nature, the original mindfulness teacher... Amidst the stress and distraction of the Digital Age, it's easy to overlook the fact that our brains are adapted to thrive in close connection with the Earth, our senses keenly attuned to Nature's subtle signals. Meditating outdoors soothes the psyche, nourishes the body, and elevates creativity to new heights. Meditation on Nature's patterns reawakens our deepest instinctive power and brightens our curiosity, as we journey into realizing our interdependence and connection with the larger web of life. Today, it's time for a reboot - and to once again invite the wisdom of the wild into our daily lives. Through entertaining stories and over 36 engaging practices, expert outdoors mentor Josh Lane shares a pathway to exploring your own relationship with Nature for greater well-being and daily inspiration. Drawing upon lessons from his ten-year apprenticeship in the ancient art of wildlife tracking, combined with insights gleaned from the latest research in brain-based learning and neuroscience, Josh demonstrates step-by-step how to develop your own complete practice of outdoor meditation, so that you can experience a richly rewarding personal connection with the world of Nature. Journey with Josh on- and off-trail through the thickets and vistas of the inner and outer landscapes in this fun and highly practical guide to meditating in Nature. Learn & Discover: -How to find a Meditation Spot, your own "outdoor mindfulness studio" -Transformational techniques for harnessing the Five Key Brain States of Awareness for more peace, joy, and well-being -How to read the "secret" language of the animals, while blending in with the rhythms of Nature -Why birdsong is Nature's original mantra: how skillful attunement to Nature's patterns can transform your consciousness, awakening renewed creativity and a deeper sense of grounding -How to unlock the power of questioning and the art of journaling to expand your awareness in Nature -The many health & cognitive benefits you can enjoy from meditating outdoors, and how these practices literally rewire your brain and reprogram your cells for greater wellness -Learn a complete four-part meditation sequence that enlivens the mind, heart and senses -Explore over 36 awareness practices and techniques you can apply around your home or in the deepest wilderness Who This Book is For: You want to learn how to bring mindfulness into your nature experience; learn techniques to ditch stress and enjoy the moment, with more peace and grounding in your life You long to understand Nature's language, and feel more connected with all of your senses awakened Perfect both for seasoned Outdoor Guides & also for new practitioners of nature connection, forest bathing (shinrin yoku) & forest therapy who want a deeper understanding of the beneficial changes arising in the brain and body through sensory awareness, meditation, and connection with the Nature within and around us "...the new gold standard for the how and why of mindfulness. This book will help you achieve balance using simple techniques that are easily integrated into your every day life. Josh offers tangible takeaways for personal nature connection, helping relieve stress and increase health. Backed by science and story, Josh's writings are an easy, informative and fun read. This book is the perfect place to start your journey to true connection and happiness." - Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain

Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain
Author: Jeff Tarrant
Publsiher: Pesi Publishing & Media
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781683730729
ISBN 13: 1683730720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain Book Review:

Discover how to increase the power of meditation and mindfulness in your clinical practice. Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain takes a practical, individualized, brain-based approach to the practice of meditation. Author Jeff Tarrant, PhD, goes beyond traditional meditation practices to include a broad collection of mind-body strategies to effectively treat ADHD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. --Over 50 worksheets, handouts, tips, scripts and exercises on: -Matching the four styles of Neuromeditation with client needs and goals -Yoga, meditation-in-motion and nature-based strategies -Using therapeutic tools such as biofeedback, essential oils & virtual reality -Everything you need to immediately begin using these methods in your practice

Bliss Brain

Bliss Brain
Author: Dawson Church
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1401957765
ISBN 13: 9781401957766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bliss Brain Book Review:

Award Winner in the Science category of the 2020 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest Award-winning author and thought leader Dawson Church, Ph.D., blends cutting-edge neuroscience with intense firsthand experience to show you how you can rewire your brain for happiness-starting right now. Neural plasticity-the discovery that the brain is capable of rewiring itself-is now widely understood. But what few people have grasped yet is how quickly this is happening, how extensive brain changes can be, and how much control each of us has over the process. In Bliss Brain, famed researcher Dawson Church digs deep into leading-edge science, and finds stunning evidence of rapid and radical brain change. In just eight weeks of practice, 12 minutes a day, using the right techniques, we can produce measurable changes in our brains. These make us calmer, happier, and more resilient. When we cultivate these pleasurable states over time, they become traits. We don't just feel more blissful as a temporary state; the changes are literally hard-wired into our brains, becoming stable and enduring personality traits. The startling conclusions of Church's research show that neural remodeling goes much farther than scientists have previously understood, with stress circuits shriveling over time. Simultaneously, "The Enlightenment Circuit"-associated with happiness, compassion, productivity, creativity, and resilience-expands. During deep meditation, Church shows how "the 7 neurochemicals of ecstasy" are released in our brains. These include anandamide, a neurotransmitter that's been named "the bliss molecule" because it mimics the effects of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. It boosts serotonin and dopamine; the first is an analog of psilocybin, the second of cocaine. He shows how cultivating these elevated emotional states literally produces a self-induced high. While writing Bliss Brain, Church went through a series of disasters, including escaping seconds ahead of a California wildfire that consumed his home and office and claimed 22 lives. The fire triggered a painful medical condition and a financial disaster. Through it all, Church steadily practiced the techniques of Bliss Brain while teaching them to thousands of other people. This book weaves his story of resilience into the fabric of neuroscience, producing a fascinating picture of just how happy we can make our brains, no matter what the odds.