How To Train Your Brain
To Keep You Healthy And Happy
Graham And Julie
When you are unhappy what do you do? Do you go out for a meal?
Go to the cinema? The theatre, perhaps? Do you go shopping?
Perhaps you like a drink to overcome your unhappiness. Or
do you get a buzz from jogging or going to the gym?
Whatever it is scientist are in the process of proving that
internal change is the only thing that can give you health
and happiness. Everything else is an illusion.
What does this mean?
Your brain is the only thing that can keep you healthy and
Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin
and Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical
Centre have just completed some interesting research that
can actually be of benefit to you and me and the way we run
They took a group of 41 stressed, but otherwise healthy, individuals
working in a biotechnology firm in Wisconsin. 25 were taught
meditation. In this case: mindfulness meditation. The group
met for a 2.5 to 3 hour meditation class each week. After
six weeks they all attended a seven hour meditation retreat.
In addition each member was asked to meditate, at home, for
one hour a day using a guided meditation tape.
The other 16 were held as a control group and did not receive
meditation training until the study was completed.
At the end of the eight week programme, in November, they
also gave all the participants a flu jab. And guess what.
"The members of the meditation group had a significant increase
in antibody titers" in other words they have less chance of
The bottom line appears to be. If you want to have good health
and overcome the day by day blues and maintain happiness learn
to meditate. When you meditate you change the way your brain
In addition, they found, the more you practice meditation
the better your daily performance.
''What we found is that the long time practitioners showed
brain activation on a scale we have never seen before. 'Their
mental practice is having an effect on the brain in the same
way golf or tennis practice will enhance performance.'' It
demonstrates, that the brain is capable of being trained and
physically modified in ways few people can imagine. (Richard
So give yourself the space each day to train your brain. It
Graham and Julie
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