Brain plasticity is a hot topic within the neuroscience communities around the world and with all the research going into this area there’s now a much greater understanding of how the human brain actually works.Old thinking was, essentially, that the adult human brain was ‘immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have’.New research has clearly shown, however, that this really is not the case. The ‘old’ thinking being replaced with the realisation ‘that the adult brain retains impressive powers of “neuroplasticity”–the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience’.
Wow, this opens up an entirely new perspective around how we can ‘manage life’. It means that we are no longer doomed to having to stick with old, negative behaviour patterns causing ‘repetitive stress syndrome’ and the constant up regulation and activation of our stress responses.
It means that we CAN review our stress triggers and ‘reprogram’ centres deep within the brain to react differently to the triggers.
This is SO exciting (well, I think so anyway!!) because it that means that we are in direct control of how stress, and many other behaviours (emotional eating, for example) affect us, and more importantly, affect our health.
This is a great clip to explain a little more graphically what I’ve been talking about:
and I’ll be discussing many interesting topics including:Part 1
- what is stress
- is stress just a habit – fascinating research
- what is neuroplasticy and how can we use it to our advantage
- good stress vs bad stress
- where does stress come from
- why stress makes us sick
- how diet affects stress
- why stress and your gut are linked
Part 2 – Part 2 will be more practical, integrated and experiential, covering the principles of:
- Emotional Freedom Technique
Date: 16th July 2016
Place: Constantiaberg Medi Clinic, Burnham Rd, Plumstead
Time: 8.30am – 12