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Sticks and stones can hurt my bones, but can thinking change my brain?
1. Dr Natalie Marchant (Associate Professor in the Division of Psychiatry)
2. Dr Tim Whitfield (Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry)
3. Andrew Waterhouse (Occupational Therapist & Mindfulness Teacher)
Researchers and clinicians often talk about how having a healthy diet and exercising are good for our brains and bodies, but did you know that the way we think may also be important? We will present scientific evidence showing how different styles of thinking are associated with cognitive, brain and mental health in the context of ageing. We will then focus on mindfulness, describing what it is and how interventions designed to increase our capacity to be mindful may benefit our cognition and brains. Finally, we'll lead you through a mindfulness exercise so that you can experience it yourself.
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