3 thoughts on “Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Mindfulness, Therapy and Sculpting the Self

  • June 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful blog- it offers an option to the feeling of being “stuck” with the negative feelings and imprints of pain. The very fact that we can do something increases the sense of mastery about healing ourselves.- Suzanne

  • June 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I find it fascinating regarding the brain. Did you know that verbal abuse (alone) can physically re-configure the brain?

    Fortunate to be born with an optimistic outlook on life. Good thing, or I might be drooling in a corner.

    I have overcome a childhood of poverty, abuse and molestation, and then 36 of abusive “marriage” and then…divorce..voted out of membership in a church, with my name up on a big screen, followed by the words, “Conduct Unbecoming a Child of God.”

    I am in school at age 64, because I won a scholarship….it was because of what I wrote about my life.

    In essence, I have put my “life” in my book, Sanctuary of the Soul (poems of anguish, healing, hope, comfort and celebration) and am amazed and humbled at my endorsements: Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Nikki Giovanni, Oriah, Drs. Larry Dossey, Alice Miller, et al….www.soulpoetry.org

    My mind has many flowers and much hope for making a difference in the world!

    • June 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Wonderful to hear how you’re flourishing despite so many earlier painful times, Alicia… and maybe some of your life now is you re-configuring your own brain/mind??

      I love what you say about “my mind has many flowers” – long may they bloom


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