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Best Self-Help Book Finalist for the Written Art Awards.
Part I The Brain's Story 25
Chapter 1 The Mind and the Brain 27
Chapter 2 The Flow 63
Chapter 3 Whole Brain Synchrony 87
Chapter 4 Training the Mind 109
Part II Meditation as Mind Technology 127
Chapter 5 Beta Brain Waves and Dopamine 135
Chapter 6 Alpha Brain Waves and Acetylcholine 159
Chapter 7 Theta Brain Waves and GABA 185
Chapter 8 Delta Brain Waves and Serotonin 223
Appendix: Meditation CDs 253
Posted June 7, 2010
Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain: Applying the
Exciting New Science of Brain Synchrony for
Creativity, Peace and Presence
Author: Patt Lind-Kyle
Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
The Brain : Is there a more fascinating and complex organ in the body? Often studied and just as often misunderstood, science, medicine and psychology have made great strides in the study of the brain.
Author Patt Lind-Kyle offers the reader a fascinating and indepth look at the last decade of the scientific breakthroughs in brain studies. The reader is given a better understanding of how the brain works and how it is constantly evolving. New studies have shown that by using mental training practices, we can transform our life and increase our emotional balance and wellbeing.
The first part of the book serves as a strong starting point to understanding the human brain, how it developed and how it affects all aspects of our lives. Part two teaches the reader meditations and tools to deal with challenges and changes. You will get a thorough understanding of brain wave patterns, the key neurotransmitter chemicals and the various brain centers.
The author has presented this work in an engaging and well organized style. Written with the layperson, student and professional in mind, it will be of tremendous aid to understanding how to help your mind work for you, your needs and areas you may feel weak in. Anyone with an interest in how our brain works and how thought processes can change our lives will thoroughly enjoy this book, and find a vast amount of new knowledge.
Posted April 30, 2010
Books on brian research and neuroscience are now pretty much mainstream. But one that provides a vital link between ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience is very rare. And one that does that in a simple and lucid manner is still rarer. Patt's book does exactly that.
You are certain to have frequent 'Aha!' moments while you read this book. In fact i strongly suggest you don't just read the book but study and contemplate on this book.
Meditation techniques have been flogged to death in books after books. But it is seldom that one is told in the language of modern sciences what goes on in your brain and body while you meditate. This book does that.
Patt's thinking is profoundly influenced by the wisdom of yore and she makes frequent references to Buddhist practices and methods. She weaves the traditional with the modern with the mastery of one who has not only experienced truth directly but is able to articulate it in the language of the lay man.
This book could be the missing piece of the jigsaw for students of traditional scriptures who wanted to relate the same to empirical sciences.
If there is anything to complain - well, this book would seem a bit ahead of it's time for some. But for those who got the big picture, this is the kind of book you want to shout about to everyone you pass on the streets.