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Post  Admin on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:52 am

Mindfulness & Neuroplasticity

Check out the UCLA psychiatrist Daniel Siegel’s thoughts on mindfulness and neuroplasticity:



Neuroplasticity occurs inside us everyday as we encounter new experiences. As the child ages, their brain’s wiring becomes increasingly more complex and interconnected.
The big implication here is that if our brain changes itself based on our experiences, then by changing our experiences we can actively reshape our brains. One way to consciously change our experience is to learn how to apply Mindfulness, the ability to be intentionally aware of our experience as it is unfolding. And by being more aware of our present experience as it is happening, we begin to form a secondary ability that Daniel Siegel calls “response flexibility” – the capacity to pause before we act. He describes it as follows:

It creates a spaciousness of the mind to notice that an impulse has arisen and to disconnect from the automatic behavior that usually follows when someone is an impulsive person. So mindfulness creates a space between impulse and action that allows us to be more flexible in our responses.

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