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Improve your Brain Health

By Niels Lameijer on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM in General, Life Mastery Coaching

Train all aspects of your Brain.

Train your Brain

I am a big fan of the Mind Super Mind series in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara City College's, Adult Ed Program, organizes this series and they manage to get fantastic speakers ever time. Yesterday Dr. Dan Siegel, M.D., talked about how we see our mind. Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.

In his talk he gave an very interesting definition of the mind: an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information. He elaborated for quite a while on how he came to this definition and how he is working with his clients to increase their overall health by helping them "see" their brain. Fascinating stuff!

One of the bits of key information I took home from yesterday's lecture integration being the powerful process that improves the health of your brain. The kind of integration Siegel was referring to is, in my own words, the integration of different aspects and quality of our brains.

Developing and training the multiple aspects of your brain improves the health of your brain and thus also your own overall health and well being. So if you are in a day to day job and are mainly using your analytical mind (left side of your brain), it is key to make sure that you find ways to engage your intuitive, or right side of the brain.

Also continuing to learn new things is also a key part of keeping your brain healthy and your life happy. And don't worry you do not have to go back to school to learn new things, you can learn anytime, anywhere! So think again about learning a new language, engaging in art, drawing, photography, or perhaps a new sport.

Once you master engaging your entire brain and the integration of all the different aspects of it, you will find yourself living in harmony! A very powerful statement if you ask me.