Mind/Body Explorations-New MeetUp Group!

Denver area friends, wanted you to know that I have a new Meetup group that I think you’d enjoy-Mind/Brain Explorations for Living. To help you create the life you are meant to be living, we will learn, explore, meditate and create on our journey to wellness and personal/spiritual growth.Technologies of the Self

Topics range from learning self-hypnosis techniques, stress relief, meditation, pain management, brain optimization, weight loss, and recovery support, to sound healing. Are you the type that loves to keep growing? We will have a creative, rewarding time together. I will be sharing a lot of the same information from my workshops and leading you through some hypnotic visualization sessions. So, this is a very affordable way to experience and learn. Each session will give you take-home exercises, techniques and info to support your creation of the New You!

Our next session, this Tuesday evening, is about willpower, how to access it and how to strengthen it. It’s pretty surprising stuff, based on the work of Dr. Kelly McGonigal.

Besides looking at this fresh new approach to habit change, I will be sharing a very simple 5-minute meditation that anyone can do, in fact, she says it works even better if you’re not good at it!

Space is limited to 8, so make sure to RSVP through Meetup, the rest of the info is there, too-
Mind/Brain Explorations for Living

Get Smarter with Music

A global review of research of the neuroscience of music, conducted at Northwestern University, to be published July 20 in Nature Reviews, shows how musical training enhances neuroplasticity and develops skills that spill over to “language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. . . The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.”

Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together converging research from the scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.

Creativity Slows the Brain for Good Reason!

A recent study shows that while creative brains are not particularly efficient for moving quickly, the meandering paths are what lead to new ideas and ways of looking at things.

“‘The brain appears to be an efficient superhighway that gets you from Point A to Point B’ when it comes to intelligence, Dr. (Rex) Jung explained. ‘But in the regions of the brain related to creativity, there appears to be lots of little side roads with interesting detours, and meandering little byways.'” (More at the Eide Blog )