Monday, May 27, 2013

"Mindfulness" NevBio Lunch & Learn with Monterey Brookman, July 24, 2012

Why Do You Need "Mindfulness? Health & Cognitive Control. Monterey Brookman
Tuesday, July 24th 12 noon
McCormick & Schmicks

Monterey graduated from Pepperdine University with a BA in Psychology. She earned her Master's degree at the University of Southern California in Language Development and Educational Psychology.

She studied under several renowned professors who taught life changing views of learning, teaching, cognitive psychology and set her on a path of passion for study of the brain.

Why Mindfulness?

It will help you make better decisions and achieve your own goals rather than other people's goals for you.Over the past 40 years, mindfulness has been the subject of much research. Thousands of research papers have now been written on the applications of mindfulness on:

ADHD, Aggression, Alcohol abuse, Bipolar disorder,  Blood pressure, Brain injuries,  Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression & anxiety, Diabetes, Eating disorders, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Hepatitis/ HIV /Aids,  Immune System, Learning difficulties, OCD, Parkinson's disease,   Quality of life, Organ transplants, Preventing relapse, Pregnancy, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Sleep problems, Smoking Cessation, Stress Reduction, Substance abuse and addictions, Tinnitus, Visual sensitivity

In one study a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program resulted in decreased stress symptoms, altered cortisol and immune patterns consistent with less stress and mood disturbance, and decreased blood pressure.

Mindfulness affects how the brain thinks. Once you understanding the underlying physiology of mindfulness, you will see that human change, learning, education is about mindfulness.

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