Neuroplasticity…..What is that?

In a book by Dr. Norman Doidge, The Brain that Changes Itself, there are personal stories of the frontiers of brain science. The premise is the very “hopeful portrait” of the endless adaptability of the human brain. This book gives evidence of how the brain can change its own structure and function through the activity of thought. In addition to these most compelling book of ideas, I believe you will find how your positive thinking changes your brain for health, healing and transformation.

What is neuroplasticity?  Let’s start with “neuron” for the nerve cells in our brains and nervous system. “Plastic” for changeable, malleable and modifiable. Thus, neuroplasticity. The premise, we can create new circuits in our brain by using thinking  to turn on or off genes thus shaping our behavior.

If you have felt stuck in your life, practice of these cognitive behavioral techniques can help and as you will discover in the book, you can change your brain.In fact, you can create new circuits that can change your depression, anxiety, pain or stress.

I recently conducted a webinar is about Mind Attitudes, Healing, Optimism and Positive Psychology. In the webinar, I discuss neuroplasticity. You may want to get it to some of your patients (or colleagues) to listen in on the webinar.  The actual title for the webinar is: Mind Medicine: How Your Attitude Can Affect Your Health.  Listen in at your leisure by clicking on this link.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.