The Mindful Brain

"Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”:  a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress." Harvard Business Review Jan 8 2015 "Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain."

We love proof. This kind of news item makes my day. So much better than the tidbits here and there suggesting that meditation and mindfulness is just latest craze or passing fad. 

More than 20 studies were pool together by the University of British Columbia and the Chemnitz University of Technology. The remarkable finding show that mindfulness affects the brain areas related to: 

- self-regulation

- learning from past experiences

stress reduction

- perception

- introspection

 - complex thinking

- senses of self

The implications for the next generation can be powerful. Imagine a whole world of grown-ups who have been practicing mindfulness since childhood.

{{Oh and ps - I've finally exploited my twin two-year-olds - check out this video of them meditating! }}