This blog was just linked to by an article in The Huffington Post – so good enough for then, good enough to get a reblog! 🙂
I can change my brain and behaviour via neuroplasticity by behaving differently towards myself!
Here we look at one study on self compassion in relation to those who have alcohol use disorders.
It will be a first in a series of blogs about the role of the heart in addiction and recovery.
Why the heart?
I thought this blog was about neuroscience and the brain which is the head? Not completely true. The heart has a role to play in stress and emotion regulation and in craving and helps prompt neuro transmission of various brain chemicals. The heart has a reciprocal relationship with the brain as we will see in later blogs.
We have had a neuroscientific “decade of the brain” so perhaps we need a “decade of the heart”? As we say in recovery circles, recovery is a journey from the head to the heart, which is so true whatever…
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