Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. We have known for just as long, that acts of prayer and meditation makes us feel better in the moment, as well as help us to feel more connected and centered to face our daily challenges. These practices, however, have felt abstract and out of reach for many people, particularly people suffering from pain, anxiety, and depression. In Western society and in modern medicine there is an emphasis on establishing proof before we ascribe to an abstract intervention such as mindfulness meditation. This is where modern neuroscience has now stepped in and demonstrated the efficacy of mindfulness and other psychologically based interventions.

Read more in our September Newsletter.

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