Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Power of Meditation

Have you ever wanted to change your life to include more joy and more fulfillment? Did you know you can use the power of meditation to rewire your brain’s neural pathways to accommodate this?

Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life (Sounds True) is a meditation course developed by Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Richard Mendius.

Available as either a CD or an audio download, Meditations to Change Your Brain is a program designed for listeners to learn how to direct their brain and ultimately create for themselves the life they’ve always wanted.

Neuroscientists Devoted to Meditation

Dr. Rick Hanson PictureNeuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson is an expert on self-directed neuroplasticity who began meditating in 1974. He is on the faculty at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of Berkley, and co-founded the Wellness Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

Dr. Hanson is the author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (New Harbinger). He also writes a weekly newsletter, Just One Thing, and has a blog called Your Wise Brain.

Neurologist Dr. Richard Menduis is the other co-founder of the Wellness Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He began practicing meditation in the 1980s, and continues it today at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Dr. Medius teaches a weekly meditation class in San Quentin, California.

These two neuroscientists and meditation experts developed the transformative program, Meditations to Change Your Brain.

Introduction to a Simple Yet Effective Meditation

Meditations to Change Your Brain is an effective program that can be used by both beginners of meditation and seasoned practitioners. The meditations offered by Dr. Hanson and Dr. Mendius are soothing, relaxing, and extremely effective at changing listeners’ patterns of thought.

In this free sample meditation, listeners learn to engage their brain’s right hemisphere to sense the body as a whole, their parietal lobes to engage in states of relaxation, the brain as a whole to develop a strong sense of self, and the brain stem to strengthen their core consciousness.

A Scientific Exploration of the Powers of Meditation

Meditation to Change Your BrainMeditations to Change Your Brain teaches seven practices designed to rewire the brain for optimal joy and fulfillment. Meditation can be the tool for rewiring one’s neural pathways, ultimately changing the way the mind works. This powerful program teaches listeners how to strengthen their happiness, love, and feelings of peace by influencing the neural circuits responsible for these emotions.

Participants of this program will quickly become familiar with the brain and which areas correspond with certain skills, emotions, etcetera. Meditations to Change Your Brain teaches techniques that will:

  • foster better concentration;
  • help listeners let go of harmful or negative past experiences;
  • boost feelings of positivity, which will lead to a healthier outlook on life; and
  • activate natural states of relaxation, easing the harmful effects of stress.

This 3 hour and 30 min program available with CE credits scientifically explores the effects of meditation on one’s brain, and is suitable for beginners or for people wanting to strengthen their existing meditation practices.