Mindful Meditation and Stress – Studies show that mindful meditation results in more activity, or communication, among the portions of the brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas related to focus and calm and the effects last for months.
This particular article details a study where brain function has actually changed, in those participants who had practised true mindfulness.
In a world which is so fast paced, our systems often have very little time to just “be”. Indeed, in my practice, I regularly come across people who have little or no ability to quieten their system. Craniosacral Therapy is often used as a tool for teaching the system how to down regulate. There is great power in that shift from “fight, flight or freeze” to “rest and digest”.
Full article here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/contemplation-therapy