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Join us in cultivating your wellbeing between September and December for $399 and as we highly value your continued connection we shall include you in BIYOME's new loyalty programme which will be launching in 2019. Our lifestyle packages provide the very best care and assist you in making holistic lifestyle changes unfold in your life.
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Compassionate Brain and Nervous System Package $399
Join Celia over two weekends as she assists you in cultivating compassion and creating a healthy and resilient nervous system. Find out why and how the mind works in a multiplicity of ways that either help or hinder integrative wellbeing.
In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the face of tragedy? And is resilience something you can gain through practice?
The brain scans showed that “compassion is a kind of state that involves the body in a major way.”
“Davidson and his colleagues ran a simple experiment on eight “long-term Buddhist practitioners” whose had spent an average of 34,000 hours in mental training. They asked the subjects to alternate between a meditative state and a neutral state in order to observe how the brain changed. One subject described his meditation as generating “a state in which love and compassion permeate the whole mind, with no other consideration, reasoning, or discursive thoughts.”
“When we did this, we noticed something remarkable,” Davidson said. “What we see are these high-amplitude gamma-oscillations in the brain, which are indicative of plasticity”—meaning that those brains were more capable of change, for example, in theory, of becoming more resilient. The researchers also found in MRI scans of monks that a region of the brain known as the anterior insula was activated. “Every neuroscientist will have their favorite part of the brain,” Davidson said. The anterior insula is one of his, because it’s where a lot of brain-body coordination takes place. “The systems in the brain that support our well-being are intimately connected to different organ systems in our body, and also connected to the immune and endocrine systems in ways that matter for our health,” he said. The brain scans showed that “compassion is a kind of state that involves the body in a major way.” One example: Davidson and coauthors found in another study that meditation improved immune response to an influenza vaccine—and the subjects were not “professional” Buddhist meditators, but people who had gone through an eight-week training program in mindfulness meditation. And a short “compassion training” course, Davidson and colleagues found in a 2013 study, exhibited more altruistic behavior compared with a control group.” (Source)
Compassionate Mind, Body and Heart Retreat
Saturday 27 October & Sunday 28 October
Compassion for self is an innate necessity. We welcome you to enjoy a weekend of understanding how your emotional wellbeing relates to the science of the mind and hormones, and how this cultivates positive epigenetic changes within you.
YogaBrain – Strong Nervous System Retreat
Saturday 24 November & Sunday 25 November
This weekend is for those who seek to understand the brain and nervous system. We look at stress and anxiety within today's lifestyles, and seeks to teach remedies based in clinical yoga therapy, meditations to heal the nervous system, as well as how the Brain changes itself - Neuroplasticity.
|Compassionate Brain and Nervous System Package $399|
|Compassionate Mind, Body and Heart Retreat||27 October |
& 28 October
|9:30am - 4:15pm|
|YogaBrain – Strong Nervous System Retreat||24 November |
& 25 November
|9:30am - 4:15pm|