Meditation interventions to rewire the brain
Meditation for the 21st Century: Meditation works!
Research clearly shows that meditation is beneficial for a range of mental health concerns and can significantly change the structure and function of the brain. In this book, you will learn the science behind meditation and come to understand that all meditations are not created equal. Different styles of meditation require different types of attention, intention and brain activation patterns. Based on this understanding we have identified 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, Quiet Mind) that can be matched with specific mental health concerns. In this book, we will explore these styles in depth with an emphasis on individualizing meditation interventions to the goals and needs of each person. Learn how and why certain meditative techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” Over 50 worksheets, handouts, tips, scripts and exercises on:
- Matching the four styles of Neuromeditation with client needs and goals
- Yoga, meditation-in-motion and nature-based strategies
- Using therapeutic tools such as biofeedback, essential oils & virtual reality
- Everything you need to immediately begin using these methods in your practice
This book goes beyond traditional meditation practices to include mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback, meditation-in-motion, and nature-based strategies, providing the reader with an expanded meditation-based toolbox to share with your clients and students, strategies to help you begin or sustain your own personal meditation practice and the ability to synthesize and prioritize these tools to enhance their effectiveness.
- 8.5 x 11”
- 187 pages
- ISBN: 9781683730729
- PESI Publishing & Media
About the Author
Jeff Tarrant, PhD, BCN, is a licensed psychologist, educator, and speaker. He has devoted his career to exploring and teaching about the mind/body connection. His work utilizes several forms of technology-based therapies including neurofeedback, audio visual entrainment, virtual reality, and heart rate variability biofeedback. In addition, Dr. Tarrant has studied and taught Qigong, mindfulness, and energy psychology for the past 15 years and incorporates these practices into his model of treatment.