We can change how our brain functions. We can change the very structure of the brain. There are enormous implications here for anyone who has ever been labeled with a psychiatric illness. We can change and heal our minds and brains and we need not do it in detrimental fashion with neurotoxic medications.
Self-compassion and awareness are the qualities we need to start to heal our mind and body. Bringing mindfulness to a problem is the beginning of change. Paying attention to a process is changing the process! Even before any behavior changes.
This is another collection of links I will be placing in the navigation menu above. it will be updated as appropriate.
- The Emerging Mind: (neuroplasticity and much more)
- More info on neuroplasticity — a reader favorite topic on this blog
- Neuroscience of change, another take on neuroplasticity: self-compassion and awareness to start
- How meditation can reshape our brains (and revisiting neuroplasticity)
- Contemplative neuroscience — more on neuroplasticity
- Neuroplasticity: change your behavior, change your brain
- The Mystical Brain: call it neuroplasticity if that’s more comfortable for you
- The brain that changes (grows, heals and repairs)
- Neuroplasticity of the brain — Steven Morgan
- Meditation, trauma and neuroplasticity
- The brain man – more neuroplasticity
- Recovery through mind training —a journey of meditation in Buddhism
- Your brain on exercise
- The Brain Benefits From Persistent Sensory Experience: there is always hope for healing and recovery
- Yoga: Changing The Brain’s Stressful Habits
- Willpower and choice…we can do simple things to strengthen our capacities to make healthy choices