Mindfulness can often be a catalyst for brain change, but can it even transform DNA?

According to Dan Siegel, MD, training the mind to be present can increase the amount of a key enzyme in the body that keeps chromosomes healthy.

This is fascinating stuff, and this Wednesday, Dr. Siegel will be joining my friends at NICABM to delve into the scientific side of mindfulness.

Had my nose in Dan’s book, The Mindful Therapist throughout my entire flight to Italy and back. He even discusses the Enneagram in there, as well as sharing so many helpful insights about Attachment and clinical applications.

Dan to me is like the Carl Sagan of Brain and Interpersonal Neurobiology, a true pioneer in our field who is applying complex research to the practical reality of “what-do-you-do-when-the-client-is-in-front-of-you”. I am very practical, so I love that about Dan!

Wednesday’s webinar is part of NICABM’s Making Mindfulness Work series, and I highly suggest you check it out.

It’s free to watch the webinar at the time of broadcast, just click here to sign up.

Here are some of the topics they’ll be talking about:

  • How Mindfulness Affects the Brain
  • Mindfulness and DNA: How Mindfulness Can Raise Telomerase Levels and Change Chromosomes
  • What it Means to Be Present
  • Learning to Become Mindful: Turning a Mindful State Into a Mindful Trait
  • Why What You Do With Your Mind Changes the Structure of Your Brain
  • The Power of Presence to Create Health and Happiness
  • How Mindfulness Improves the Integrative Capacity of the Brain
  • Meditation and Mind-Wandering

I don’t want you to miss this free webinar with Dan Siegel – here’s the link where you can sign up now.

Dr. Siegel will also reveal the five traits of mindfulness and how we can move beyond a mindful state and into cultivating mindful traits.

I hope you’ll check it out.