Change Your Brain
Here are just a few of these findings . . . Using brain imaging techniques, neuroscientists found that, after just 11 combined hours of meditation, practitioners had structural changes in the part of the brain involved in monitoring focus and self-control. A recent Harvard MRI study shows that 8 weeks of meditation decreases gray-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.
There are thousands of new studies investigating the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Below I highlight some of the research and link to many of the latest studies for those who want to read more.
“It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.”
- Dr. Britta Hölzel, Neuroscientist, fellow Harvard Medical School
Increase Creativity & Innovation
Research shows that mindfulness reduces our tendency to get stuck in the same thought patterns, lessening our cognitive rigidity, and allowing for greater creativity and innovative thinking.
Enhance Focus, Performance and Productivity
Mindfulness has proven to be a powerful tool in enhancing performance by increasing focus, attention and resilience. Many schools, universities, athletic teams and even corporations like Intel, Dow Chemical, Aetna, Google, Goldman Sachs and General Mills have offered mindfulness training that resulted in improved performance, resiliency, decision making and productivity.
Increase Positivity and Happiness
Improves Overall Health & Wellbeing