Meditation and Mindfulness

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Meditation and Mindfulness

While there are many practices of meditation, Be The Change Global Wellness teaches individuals a simple, attuned, self~practice that allows for better mindfulness of one’s own body/sensations. It also improves and deepens the practice of noticing the body while using breath (prana) to open the blocks in energy/body sensations. This is not only a preparatory practice for EMDR therapy it allows for greater awareness and biofeedback for following the unfolding of symptoms when receiving Esogetic Light Treatments. It is also the ongoing practice to deepen healing results. In addition it is a way to continue to sustain the Mind~Body integration when in the face of future distress.

It is a simple yet well~rounded, attuned practice that sustains individuals beyond the time-frame of Be The Change GLobal Wellness care and empowers ALL BEINGS in their continued journey of healing and Raising Consciousness.

Meditation Research

For more than 2,500 years, Buddhist monks have known that practicing meditation leads to increased inner strength, calmness and selfawareness, strengthened contact with subconscious feelings and thoughts, and greater spiritual growth. Now, Harvard Medical School scientists have found that regular meditation can also alter the structure of our brains.

In a striking difference between novices and monks, the latter showed a dramatic increase in high-frequency brain activity called gamma waves during compassion meditation. Thought to be the signature of neuronal activity that knits together far-flung brain circuits, gamma waves underlie higher mental activity such as consciousness. The novice meditators “showed a slight increase in gamma activity, but most monks showed extremely large increases of a sort that has never been reported before in the neuroscience literature,” says Prof. Davidson, suggesting that mental training can bring the brain to a greater level of consciousness.

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Using the brain scan called functional magnetic resonance imaging, the scientists pinpointed regions that were active during compassion meditation. In almost every case, the enhanced activity was greater in the monks’ brains than the novices’. Activity in the left prefrontal cortex (the seat of positive emotions such as happiness) swamped activity in the right prefrontal (site of negative emotions and anxiety), something never before seen from purely mental activity. A sprawling circuit that switches on at the sight of suffering also showed greater activity in the monks. So did regions responsible for planned movement, as if the monks’ brains were itching to go to the aid of those in distress.

 

Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences