Improve Brain Processing of Awareness and Emotions with Mindfulness

Improve Brain Processing of Awareness and Emotions with Mindfulness By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Evidence suggests that particular areas of the brain may either shrink or grow in response to regular mindfulness practice.” – Meera Joshi   There has accumulated a large amount of research demonstrating that meditation practice has significant benefits for psychological, physical, […]

Improve Connectivity of Brain Areas Underlying Executive Cognitive Function with Mindfulness

Improve Connectivity of Brain Areas Underlying Executive Cognitive Function with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Think of mindfulness practices as short routines or “gym” sessions that exercise your executive functions. Performed consistently, mindfulness practices strengthen your executive function muscles and help you to be more mindful when you need to be. “ […]

Build a Cooperative Brain with Mindfulness

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “With mindfulness, we learn to truly stand in our own shoes. From this perspective, mindfulness is a practice of self–empathy. This kind of self-awareness allows us to develop empathic connections to others. As we experience the landscape of our inner life with more detail and richness, our ability […]