Brain Renewal Meditation Newsletter; 01/11/18

Brain Renewal Meditation newsletter from 01/11/18

Maintain a healthy brain
How to maintain a healthy brain

Welcome to Brain Renewal Meditation Newsletter

In case you missed the newsletter published on the 01/11/18, the details are copied below. If you’d like an email newsletter dealing with all aspects of brain health, focusing particularly on science led meditation methods, you can sign up here. The newsletter is free, you can unsubscribe at any time and it contains a wealth of useful information about a younger healthier brain.

Welcome to Brain Renewal Meditation Newsletter 01/11/18

This week we have a few interesting ideas to think about including:

  • advice about reducing the risk of cognitive decline
  • what compassion can do for you
  • the link between your gut and brain health

We welcome feedback about our coverage and your own feelings about brain health.

Taking care of your brain

Some local news for people living in Kent, our long awaited weekly classes are likely to begin next Friday, 09/11/18  at 18.45, the venue is The Friends Meeting House. We just need to formalize the booking and pay, more details to follow.

We have pulled together ten of the factors most strongly associated with a healthy brain and put them in a podcast. Many of the behaviours we can use to support a younger brain are simple and just require a little regular effort. Remember cognitive decline begins before 30 not after 60.

News this week that potential causes of Parkinson’s disease are becoming more closely related to the appendix. That perhaps the seat of some neurological problems rest not in the brain but in the body more generally. Therefore by looking after our body we can often directly support brain health.

Brain Renewal Meditation is built on three of the most powerful meditation methods that we know about, mindfulness, the nondual view and compassion. Compassion based meditation is known to be particularly beneficial and renown psychologists like Paul Gilbert have been using compassion as a way of improving both mental and physical health. Compassionate meditation practice helps to create a positive outlook and appears to regulate a number of important neural networks. It tends to make you and the people around you more relaxed and happy.

Three thoughts to leave you with this week;

  1. Could you use more positivity in your life?
  2. Taking care of your brain means looking after your body
  3. Everything we do regularly has some kind of impact on the brain.

Take care until the next time, your feedback is welcome. Feel free to share this email or any of the links in it with any of your friends or relatives that might be interested.


Stephen Gene Morris
Brain Renewal Meditation

Author: Stephen

Neuropsychologist researching what happens when a spiritual practice (meditation) is translated to a psychological intervention; what is lost and what is gained from the curative potential? A PhD candidate writing the scientific history mindfulness. Also researching how compassion and explicitly nondual meditation methods influence our physical and mental health. Stephen has decades of personal practice in spiritual and secular forms of meditation, he has also been trained in the Himalayan Science of Mind and Perception (Tsema). Alongside the teaching and research of nondual methods, Stephen trains his own brain every day with Dzogchen practices.

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