mindfulness

The power of your mind

Neuroscience and psychology have long talked about the power of the mind and how our internal dialogue plays a huge role in our emotional, physical and mental health and well being.  In line with this week’s Total Somatics: ‘Mindful in May’ Facebook video series (posted on Monday 15th May), we will look at the science behind our thoughts and emotions.  We will see how the expression from the late Wayne Dyer, “It all begins with how we choose to [...]

Neuroscience behind Mindfulness practice

The mindfulness sessions are having a profound effect on your neurological health.  MRI scans show that after just 8 weeks of mindfulness practice, the area of the brain linked to the “fight or flight” response appears to shrink. This part of the brain is called the amygdala.  It is an old part of the brain which links primitive responses to external events.  It is involved with initiating the body’s response to stress.As the amygdala begins to shrink, the higher [...]