Can we reshape our brain?
Psychology and neuroscience developing a variety of methods to eliminate abnormal levels of fear and despair from our lives and boosting well-being and flourishing way of life.
The evidence is growing that we can learn to regulate our emotions effectively by simply re-evaluating how we interpret things. if we overwhelmed by distressing thoughts, we can attempt to modulate them by using strategies to tell ourselves that maybe thet are not that had after all. Not only can this reduce our fears,but it also can change the brain circuits that make up our rainy brain.
FMRI scanning is now revealing that a network of our brain areas send inhibitory messages from cortical areas to lower, more reactive areas that help us regulate our emotions. Thought alone, it seems, can influence the control centres of our prefrontal cortex.
Psychologists are energised by the findings that we can change the psychological distorations.Neither our genetic makeup nor our experiences should set the course of our life in stone. They say that the change can be possible by shifting our mindscape-the patterns of biases and distortions unique to us-we are able to shift the way we see the world.
Mindfulness attention is one the techniques to achieve positive change .Mindfulness is a form of meditation that requires the practitioner to concentrate on a single object-it might be one’s own breathing, a candle, or a single word –so that one can block out the clatter of thoughts and images that usually occupy one’s mind. This meditation could improve our brain’s ability to resist distractions.
Mindfulness meditation requires a person to take the stance of the detached witness. Imagine that you are meditating and trying to keep your mind open to everything, but a distressing thought comes in to your mind. Instead of engaging with the content of the thought, the mediator learns to label the thought that is upsetting and lets it pass by. This is not easy to achieve, but people who become expert at this form of meditation can gain great control in regulating their emotional experiences. And this form of mindfulness meditation strengthens the neural networks within the prefrontal cortex that regulate how we respond to emotional events.