Welcome to Brain Health Matters, a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
This week, Christopher Manning, the Mindfulness Man, joins Kate Kunkel to share the many ways that meditation can help us concentrate, learn, and deal with stress.
Some highlights of the interview:
2:31 Do you have to sit cross-legged with your fingers in circles to meditate “properly”?
4:37 Why it is so powerful to pay attention to, vs. control, your breath
9:03 Alleviating the suffering from ADHD with meditation
13:09 BDNF: A cure for ADHD and depression
14:10 How meditation protects and enhances brain matter
15:00 Steps to start a meditation practice and overcome doubt
17:01 Is mindful eating helpful?
20:19 Achieving real joy doesn’t happen in 5 minutes a day
22:15 How to tap into Chris’s guided meditations online
23:32 Resolving real-life difficulties with the Loving-Kindness meditation
25:15 If you struggle with loneliness – meditation may be the answer
28:04 Meditation as a way to detach from circumstances and events that cause distress. Suffering is optional.
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