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Neuroplasticity: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation
 
with Dr. Paul Epstein
 
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
 

 
Neuroplasticity is defined as the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Join us for this Daylong Program with Dr. Paul Epstein who will share recent scientific finding that prove that meditation and mindfulness can actually change the brain. Mindful awareness brings the choice of relating to experience with wisdom and compassion where practitioners train the mind and thus change the brain.

Evidence shows that mindfulness increases resilience which helps us to learn to “roll with the punches” and better cope with adversity so we can more easily bounce back from difficulty without lasting negative impacts. With understanding and applying neuroplasticity, one can “re-wire” and “hardwire” the brain leading to more peace, health and happiness in our daily lives. We can move beyond surviving life’s challenges to actively participating in our own deep healing while building resilience for a brighter future.

Through mindfulness and compassion practice and teachings, we will cultivate enhancing aspects of resilience. Among these aspects, we will be working with difficult emotions, optimism, accepting change, and building a sense of humor. We’ll also explore neuroplasticity, how it happens, what it can result from along with its bright and dark sides. Through cultivating the practices presented in this Daylong program, we can learn to harness and integrate the power of mindfulness, resilience and neuroplasticity to train the mind and change the brain for greater well being. Join us to learn how you can change the brain – for peace, health and happiness.

Registration

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Teacher(s)

Paul Epstein

Paul Epstein, ND is a Naturopathic Physician, mind-body therapist, meditation teacher and speaker. He specializes in mind-body integrative medicine and the clinical and therapeutic application and integration of mindfulness practice and Buddhist perspectives in health and healing, transforming stress, pain and illness into a journey of self healing and awakening . Paul completed the first Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) teacher training joint program of Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Centers, trained at the Academy for Guided Imagery, and has trained in the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy, and is a certified yoga teacher. He founded and led the Insight Meditation Community of Fairfield County, and co-founded and co-directed the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Paul leads mindful healing training, workshops and retreats worldwide, mentors health professionals and is in private practice in Westport, CT.