Neuroplasticity and confidence.


I was reading this morning some research on brain neuroplasticity related to confidence from Mount Sanai Hospital School of Medicine. They call confidence ‘life’s enabler’ or the quality that turns thoughts into action. Taking small steps in daily life adds up, they say in other words. Also, viewing failure as new information to be accepted as part of learning, versus sense of failing.

Good posture, too, plays a part in how confident we feel. This is innately known with practices like Tai Chi or yoga; feeling confident physically imports into feeling confident emotionally and mentally.

The Neuroscience of Choking: Thinking too much…

This is an interesting article because it demonstrates what happens when the pressure is on and we enter a fight or flight state and cannot bring ourselves back to a calm, relaxed presence.  In the Oriental Martial Arts, it has been known for a very long time that our worst enemy is ourself and our automatic and mechanical reactions to a current challenge.
Enjoy the article and think about NeurOPTIMAL Brain Training because we can train your brain to recognize that it is producing these negative states that will only work against you since ‘calm’ is our most effective state.  And we can train the brain to not only recognize its spending way too much energy and then DROP the negative reactions and remain present, here, right now.
June 5, 2012


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Brain-Mind: Society of Neuroscience, Dali Lama’s 2005 attendance…

Learn to function from the ‘inside-out’!

(More Flexible) Brains:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Probing the Partnership Between Buddhism and the Brain Sciences

Drop it, and move on? Easier said than done!


by David Delaney, MA, CAR, LPC

Johnny’s (not his real name) Mom contacts me to say that he is having anxiety and school is about to begin.Can I help? He is feeling upset in anticipation of the school year and all the stress that that brings with it.He is upset allot and that is affecting the family as a whole.It’s true, if one family member is not doing well, everyone feels it.Whether we are an adult or a child, we all have to deal with the anxiety of anticipating changes that school and life brings, and honestly, some of us cope better than others.