Enhances Regulation of Emotion and Behavior

meditation-image-82An article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that IBMT meditation enhances the brain’s regulation of emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. After only 11 hours of practicing this traditional Chinese meditation technique, study participants had already demonstrated structural changes in the area of the brain – the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) – associated with the regulation of behavior and emotion. Not only was this brain structure altered, but its connectivity to other areas of the brain were strengthened significantly. These findings suggest the applicability of IBMT to enhancing workplace performance, and controlling emotions in high-stress situations including test-taking and public speaking, as well as many other areas of everyday life.