Friday, November 21, 2014

Improve Your Emotional/Physical Well-being By Practicing Mindful Thinking and Imagery Meditation


I have had very good results helping restoration of my body and mind  by using my mind.  It takes time and concentration.  I find, incorporating therapeutic grade essential oils very helpful and effective.

In his book, The emotional life of our brain, Richard Davidson, Ph.D. with Sharon Begley, provides research and meditative exercises you can do.

He calls our brain "plastic", meaning, capable of changing.

"The brain has a property called neuroplasticity, the ability to change its structure and patterns of activity in significant ways not only in childhood..., but also in adulthood and throughout life... as a result of our thoughts".

He applies this concept to depression,  ADD and so on.

"Basically, the idea is to alter your relationship to your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations so that you do not become entangled in an endless, self-reinforcing loop... The idea is to reduce activity in the amygdala and the orbital frontal cortex, which form a circuit that assigns emotional value to thoughts and sensations.  By reducing  this circuit's activity, the brain can start perceiving thoughts, emotions, and sensations less judgmentally and less hysterically, so that we are not hijacked by our internal chatter.  You're still very Self-Aware, but it's not debilitating. 

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To my health, and yours!!!


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