How mindfulness helps your brain


💙Mindfulness is an incredibly powerful tool for stress


💙Practising daily mindfulness literally rewires your brain, and alters how you perceive and respond to stress


💙Research has shown that even 8 weeks of daily mindfulness resulted in changes in the brain of volunteers - an increase in the size of the hippocampus (memory and emotion control area of the brain) and reduction in the size of the amygdala (the alarm centre of the brain)


💙This means that when you experience stress your brain and body respond differently - your fight or flight response reduces, and your ability to regulate this response improves


💙Even people with chronic stress or childhood trauma can rewire their brain and alter their subconscious reaction to future stressors


💙Apps such as calm, headspace, and smiling minds are great to start with, try setting yourself a goal of doing 5 minutes a day for 2 weeks, and see how much better you feel!!


💙If you want a more structured approach, this is an excellent free mindfulness introductory course by two of the pioneers in mindfulness

https://www.soundstrue.com/products/mindfulness-daily


https://www.realsimple.com/health/mind-mood/mindfulness-improves-brain-health-neuroplasticity#:~:text=Research%20finds%20mindfulness%20can%20physically%20change%20brain%20structures&text=They%20also%20discerned%20decreased%20gray,of%20us%20need%20less%20of).

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