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Jodie Bell has her honours in Psychology and is well on her way to a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. She shares her findings on how compassion practices and meditation practices can benefit those that struggle with mental health, as well as their tie in with helping those that suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
We also touch on practical steps someone can take to improve their meditation practice and to improve their overall cognitive ability to process difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Jodie has shared with me the links to the research she touches on in the podcast. You may head to the links below.
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Fox, K. C. R., Nijeboer, S., Dixon, M. L., Floman, J. L., Ellamil, M., Rumak, S. P., Sedlmeier, P., & Christoff, K. (2014). Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 43, 48–73.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pocketcoach/message