We’ve been supporting and promoting the research, theory, and practice of neuroscience and all brain/mind sciences for nearly three decades and we a loving sharing with everyone again this year. For 15 years in Hong Kong we’ve run events in schools, clubs, for private groups, and in our clinic to celebrate and disseminate knowledge about the best ways to keep our brains, minds, and ultimately our whole being, healthy. This year to respect our health even more, we’ve gone virtual/
We’ve kicked of the week , our usual Mindful Monday with a lunchtime learning on “Guided Meditations”. We have collated a number of helpful apps so you can try these at home. Some people find that sitting still is not their cup of tea. Finding a way to anchor yourself in the moment has benefits of improved neural connection and a freeing up and our pre-frontal cortex, a key part of the brain that helps us inhibit certain responses and persist in others. See our apps page (which we are always adding to!) to see if there is one that is right for you.
Yesterday evening we held a “Mindful Eating” presentation, where we were able to provide a learning opportunity about how to think about gaining a foothold out of compulsive eating habits. We ran this through our virtual platform for eTherapy as well so we could protect our health whilst still providing a group learning activity. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the evening!
We have more planned for this year’s Brain Awareness Week and all throughout the month in addition to our year-round programmes for youth, families, corporates and the elderly to find a grounded and peaceful moment in each and every day. Train your brain with us soon!
Dr Scarlett Mattoli shared a couple of week’s ago with the students, faculty and families of West Island School (WIS) ways to be aware of and look after our mental health as a part of a panel discussion the school runs annually (run virtually this year) to focus on the importance of developing and maintaining our mental health. Hooray WIS team – you guys are awesome!
We will share more each day this week through private and public group events and we have a theme for sharing each day.
Today is St Patrick’s Day – may the luck of the Irish find you today. We also encourage focusing on how we create our own realities and can anchor ourselves in our achievements.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March 2020, we’ll be focusing on Change, and how this can be a good thing in life. The current world health situation has made us acutely aware of how our immediate lives have changed, but this also provides us with a moment, out of ‘normal’ time, to reflect on what we might like to change in our lives when things can move on to a new ‘normal’. Wednesday evening, we’ll share on ways to “Create a Sustainable Change”. Join us on this virtual presentation starting from 6.30, sign up on EventBrite now.
Thursday 19 March 2020 we’ll be focusing on the effects of social isolation and a sedentary lifestyle, even if only temporary.
Friday 20 March 2020 we’ll be focusing on the the connections between exposure to nature, and green in particular, in the development of young brains as well as connections to contentedness and calm.
Saturday 21 March 2020 we’ll be looking at eating and exercise again in terms of brain/gut health and how much you can control mood by managing the whole body balance.
Sunday 22 March 2020 we’ll share about the benefits of sleep and habits, but we won’t rest!
Follow events around the world this week and we all seek to convert in-person events to virtual learning and sharing opportunities!
Look after your brain, its the only one you’ve got!