Science Spotlight: Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Science Spotlight: Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Did you know that incorporating a mindfulness practice into your life can actually create changes in your brain?  Recent research indicates that participation in an 8-week mindfulness program resulted in measurable changes to the hippocampus (important for learning and memory), amygdala (important for anxiety and stress), and other areas associated with self-awareness, introspection, and compassion.  Not only can mindfulness help in your day-to-day functioning and well-being, but we are now beginning to understand how mindfulness also leads to lasting and beneficial structural changes within the brain.

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