Tag Archives: Brain That Changes Itself

Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses


Are we, as a society, already scared of our own emotions?  and more especially the emotions of others?  It often seems that there are signs everywhere that  this is so: and that it really ain’t working out too well for us, and less … Continue reading

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The Woman who Changed Her Brain


Barbara Arrowsmith Young in Globe and Mail and on Global TV     Barbara Arrowsmith Young went from struggling to developing a whole sstem of learning and a growing binch of schools that use the system and her name. Her … Continue reading

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The Brain That Changes Itself – the movies


Many people I meet ask me for a list of books I recommend – anyone who knows me knows that the only thing I recommend is to not recommend anything… Some persist and say “ok can you suggest one book I … Continue reading

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The Brain That Changes Itself


Norman Doidge, MD The human brain, as we are now quickly learning, has a remarkable ability to change itself :  rewire or re-programme itself. Neuroplasticity is the name given to the relatively new understanding that our brain is plastic – meaning … Continue reading

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