Re: [mindfulnessmeditation] Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness
- Thank you for sharing this wonderful information Anh Hai!On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Hai Nguyen <hai_nguyen@...> wrote:
I would like to share with you that yesterday Dan Harris of ABC News Nightline has a report on how meditation can re-wire the brain for happiness. He reported that today about 20 million Americans are practicing meditation. Several studies suggest that these changes through meditation can make you happier, less stressed -- even nicer to other people. It can help you control your eating habits and even reduce chronic pain, all the while without taking prescription medication.
In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants' brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.
You can view the video at this link http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/sign-times-meditate-happiness-14185909
Have a wonderful weekend,