Neuroscience of mindfulness

There has been a great increase in research in the effectiveness of mindfulness in the last 10 years. The results are pretty mind blowing (pun intended!) 🤯

A recent systematic review of the research found that just 8 weeks of mindfulness based stress reduction induced brain changes similar to long term meditation practice (Rinske et al, 2016). The brain rewired in those 8 weeks! See diagram above showing the reduction in volume of grey matter in the Amydala and hence decreased activation, improved connectivity with the prefrontal cortex and earlier deactivation when exposed to an emotional stimuli.

This all translates to enhancing emotional resilience and wellbeing 💪🏾🧠 Pretty mind blowing indeed 👌🏽

#mindninja #mindtraining #emotionalresilience #wellbeingindentistry #empoweringdentists #healthcareprofessionals #mindmanagement #mindfulness #neuroscience

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