Friday, June 4, 2010

How to Make New Neurons in Your Brain

Why is this important? Your brain makes use of the new neurons to implement change.  Change is what you wanted when you got interested in neurofeedback, or psychotherapy, or any of the other things we look to in order to feel better and live our lives more fully. So this is about giving your brain what it needs to help it make the changes you want for yourself.

Neuroplasticity is enhanced by:
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Novelty
  • Emotional arousal
  • Mindfulness practice
So - moving your body, learning something new, excitement and enthusiasm, and mindfulness practice are all activities that will produce new neurons in your brain.

For more information on the kinds of things that can change for you, visit the New York Neurofeedback website. You can also email me with any questions you have.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback - on Manhattan's Upper West Side

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