Do-you-know-how-plastic-your-brain-isDo you know that your brain is amazingly plastic? A growing body of research suggests that mental and physical exercise can keep your brain fit and help it recover capacities lost to disease and trauma. Research in neuroscience and medicine today tells us that the living brain is actually “neuroplastic”—meaning that its “circuits” are constantly changing in response to what we actually do out in the world.

At Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore you can learn hypnosis neuroplasticity techniques to help you change your life so that your future is better than your past.

Our Amazingly Plastic Brains

The Wall Street Journal, Norman Doidge, February 6, 2015: The mainstream view in neuroscience and medicine today is that the living brain is actually “neuroplastic”—meaning that its “circuits” are constantly changing in response to what we actually do out in the world. As we think, perceive, form memories or learn new skills, the connections between brain cells also change and strengthen. Far from being hard-wired, the brain has circuits that very rapidly form, unform and reform.

This new “plastic” understanding has major practical implications for how we treat brain problems and maintain brain health. And it has led to some surprising discoveries.

Consider dementia, which in some form affects some 15% of people in the U.S. over age 70 and advances rapidly as we age. A brain with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, turns out, by various measures, to be a brain that is losing its overall plasticity. It shrinks and loses connections. But a growing body of research has found that exercise, both mental and physical, can lower the risk of experiencing dementia.

The research in Wales followed at least 10 other studies showing that exercise in midlife was associated or correlated with lower rates of dementia—and that a lack of regular exercise corresponded with higher rates of dementia.

How does this form of healing work? Exercise triggers the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus. It also triggers the release of “neurotrophic growth factors”—a kind of brain fertilizer, helping the brain to grow, maintain new connections and stay healthy.

Read Our Amazingly Plastic Brains

This article and other research has consistently shown that eating a whole foods plant based diet, being at a healthy body weight, limiting alcohol to no more than 1 glass of wine a day, being a non-smoker and vigorous physical exercise all promote physical, mental and emotional health.

You too can learn self hypnosis for lifestyle change at Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore no matter where you may live. You can find me in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle, on Bainbridge Island and online at the Hypnosis Health Info Virtual Office.

Check out Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore and call (206) 903-1232 or email for your free consultation.

Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:

I choose to focus on the good things in life.

If you’d like to receive daily blog posts, it’s easy! You can sign up in the upper right corner of this page.