Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Meditation May Change the Brain

By Laura Koster

A new study in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging suggests that meditation actually changes the makeup of the brain – parts of the brain that are associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress, according to a recent piece in The New York Times

Nina Smiley, Ph.D. leads at Mohonk Mountain House called Never Diet Again, a 3-day program that teaches participants how to make mindful choices based on meditation and visualization.  Building Mental Muscle™ through mini-meditations that focus and hone new neural paths, each person leaves the program with life-changing skills – and new responses to old situations – already in place

Meditation expert Nina Smiley, Ph.D., leads the program which progresses from Friday evening through Monday mid-day. Smiley is also co-author of the popular book "The Three Minute Meditator" and its companion CD.  2011 dates are April 8-11, July 15-18 and November 4-7.

Psychiatry Research: http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927(10)00288-X/abstract
New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/how-meditation-may-change-the-brain/?src=me&ref=general
Press Release, Never Diet Again: http://www.mohonk.com/press_room/documents/NEWNeverDietAgain2011.pdf
YouTube Meditation from Nina Smiley, Ph.D.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCAMOefBRA

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