Simon Evans,Ph.D. and Paul Burghardt,Ph.D. have written a very useful, readable, and intelligent book for us consumers who are attempting to navigate the brain fitness hyperbole.
I began studying powerful transformational change about 30 years ago after going through one. My change was not of the over night lightening strikes variety, and in some respects it still goes on.
Since then I have looked for tools that can help me continue my personal growth, and I have tried out a number of interesting processes and tools, including EEG Biofeedback, binaural beat tapes, Hemi-synch, subliminal tapes, self-hypnosis, focusing, Open Focus, Heartmath, Chi Gong.
I have enjoyed all of them, and a number of them have become permanent parts of my life.
I have been lucky enough to walk with many other folks who are undertaking transformational experiences, and to watch them make leaps of trust and effectiveness in their lives using some or all of those tools.
So you can imagine my amazement when I came across Norman Doidge's book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, which spoke to the incredible advances we are making in our understanding of the human brain and its capacity for change and growth.
Sharon Begley is another writer who speaks to research about how Buddhist meditation practices change the brain.
Evans and Burghardt offer us middle aged folks tools that we can adopt and practice right in our basements to increase neurogenesis and neuroplasticity and as they state in their forward, age gracefully.
I want to recommend their book with my highest excitement. No need to sit idly by and let your brain go the way of sitcoms.
Brainfit for Life Costs $18.00 or $3.00 per Chapter!
And please look around the rest of my site for information on computerized brain fitness programs like the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program, Mind Sparke Brain Fitness Pro, and Lumosity.
They are excellent tools to include in your brain fitness workout.
Mike Logan, M.S. aka askmikethecounselor2.com
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