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Plank Trail Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Community Church
Park Forest, IL

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Elite House of Sober Living Inc
(708) 755-5117
395 West Lincoln Highway
Chicago Heights, IL
Kingdom Living Outreach Services Inc
(708) 747-9399
20303 Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
State of Mind Health and
(773) 807-2144
17508 East Carriageway Drive
Hazel Crest, IL
Sisters of Saint Francis Hlth Services
(219) 865-2141x45008
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
Ford Heights Community Service Org
(708) 758-2565
943 East Lincoln Highway
Ford Heights, IL
Intercept Programs Inc
(708) 747-8535
20200 Governors Drive
Olympia Fields, IL
South Suburban Council on
(708) 647-3333
1909 Cheker Square
East Hazel Crest, IL
Recovery Concepts
(708) 335-1155
17065 Dixie Highway
Hazel Crest, IL
Aunt Marthas Youth Service Center
(708) 679-8000
440 Forest Boulevard
Park Forest, IL
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Meditation builds strong brains

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By Megan Keough

Apparently, people who meditate are a bit thickheaded—in a good way of course. A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital shows that the regular practice of a particular form of meditation appears to thicken areas of the brain associated with attention and sensory processing.

Brain scans of experienced, frequent meditators showed thickening in the insula, an area of the cortex involved in the integration of emotion with thought. Most of the structural changes occurred in the right hemisphere of the brain, in the prefrontal cortex, which regulates memory and attention. This area tends to thin as we age, and yet the thickening was more pronounced in older practitioners. According to Sara Lazar, PhD, the study’s lead author, this evidence suggests that meditation may slow down the atrophy of certain areas of the brain that typically occurs with age.

Perhaps even more interesting, you needn’t don robes and retire to a cave somewhere to achieve these results. Instead of scanning the brains of Buddhist monks who devote their lives to meditation, researchers enrolled 20 people who averaged nine years of experience and about 40 minutes a day meditating. (Fifteen people with no experience in meditation formed the control group.) Those participants who meditated most deeply—as measured by breathing rates—showed the greatest changes in their brains, which suggests that meditation caused the thickening, as opposed to the thickening indicating a predisposition to meditate.

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