Neuroplasticity

This is a very simplified, easy to understand explanation of the theory of neuroplasticity.  The basic idea is that our brains continue to change and grow as we do; and that through repeatedly focusing on a new thought or behaviour, we can change the neural pathways in our brains.

Toni Jackson is a compassionate, creative and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Perth, Fremantle and Mundaring, Western Australia. She has worked over the past 20 years in the areas of women and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, counselling adults, adolescents, children and families from many different backgrounds. Toni uses counselling, psychotherapy, art therapy (such as drawing, painting, sand play, clay modelling and sewing), mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy to support her clients’ unique needs. Toni specialises in working with women who are experiencing anxiety, stress or depression; and young people struggling with anxiety, self esteem or self identity.
Toni’s qualifications include a BA Psychology, Grad Dip Women’s Studies and accreditation as a Psychotherapist (GT).

6 Comments on “Neuroplasticity

  1. Reblogged this on bmindfulblog and commented:
    The way we can change from rumination and experiential avoidance and tap into new ways of thinking, feeling and acting. We are never ‘stuck’ and the potential for change is literally unlimited! The power to see possibilities and change intention is everything, and science now says it’s possible. http://www.bmindful.co.uk/contact/

  2. Reblogged this on Meditation Makes Sense and commented:
    Neuroplasticity is a subject very pertinent to meditation – particularly meditation as consistent practice. Because rest assured, for all the difficulties you might experience as you meditate, and no matter how hopeless you might feel sometimes, the very act of sitting and using the meditation methods to coax your mind toward stillness changes the brain just a little bit more – adapting it to become more able to be still, and intuitive and tranquil within the storm of life.

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