Mindfulness: Training Attention, Memory & Stress Control   Leave a comment

Steven Handel authored an excellent article describing how mindfulness practice takes advantage of the brain’s ability to build new structures within itself (neuroplasticity) and subsequently develop one’s abilities at important performance abilities such as attention, memory and stress control. As Handel describes, “… when we are able to remain mindful, calm, non-impulsive, and feeling safe, we can free up our mental resources and use them more effectively for things like learning and problem-solving.” The article reviews the work of preeminent researcher Dan Siegel. You can read the original article HERE. Here is an explanatory video clip of Dan Siegel reviewing neuroplasticity and mindfulness:

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