Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mindfulness Literally Changes Your Brain

In Peace Class recently we have been learning about our brains.  It has been fun and fascinating and allows us to better understand how we think and why we react to things in different ways and how we can use our mindfulness skills to help.  A new study shows surprising results that even an 8-week mindfulness course can literally change your brain.  This article from the Harvard Business Review focuses on the brain effects that would most benefit executives.

"Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”:  a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. It can be integrated into one’s religious or spiritual life, or practiced as a form of secular mental training.  When we take a seat, take a breath, and commit to being mindful, particularly when we gather with others who are doing the same, we have the potential to be changed."

So cool!  Read the whole article here:

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