New learning and being scared are both related to building new brain structure. [I teach this in an exercise in my book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being called Do One Scary Thing a Day.]
Here’s a link to a video introducing NICABM’s 2015 New Brain Science series, which will offer webinars by six of the cutting-edge clinicians and researchers in neuropsychology today – Dan Siegel, Norman Doidge, Pat Ogden, Stephen Porges, Rick Hanson, and Kelly McGonigal – all easy to understand presenters. [All of them mentors of mine.]
We spend a lot of time pursuing things that will help us get the most fulfillment out of life. Learning how to create new brain structure can mean the difference between just getting by and finding better clarity, creativity, and peak performance in whatever we choose to do.
Here’s the link again to find out why both new and scary experiences are so important to building a healthier brain. It’s free, and it’s useful. Please pass this post along to any of your friends or colleagues who might find it useful as well.