Benefits

Scientific Rationale

Our goal is to train the mind and improve the structure and function of the brain.

The modalities taught at the Center are effective because they induce structural and functional changes in the brain. These result in a dramatic reduction in the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and an increase in the levels of the so-called, “pleasure-inducing neuropeptides,” such as β endorphin, serotonin, oxytocin, testosterone, and dopamine (the neuropeptide associated with pleasure).

Dr. Richard Davidson has demonstrated, by using fMRI technology, that  “If we become more mindful of our everyday activities, we can learn well-being and become happier.” Indeed, a recent study out of Davidson’s lab at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of  Washington, Madison, on compassion meditation  —  the type of meditative modalities we offer at the Center — demonstrated that just 30 minutes of practice a day over the course of two weeks was enough to produce a change in behavior and in brain function. In addition to the neuro-hormonal modulation, there is an increase of blood flow to the left upper cortex (the analytical section of the brain), and equilibration of the brain waves as seen by electroencephalography.

EEG Stabilization

Those who have availed themselves of our services report an enhanced ability to cope with the following conditions.

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Menopausal syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Muscle tension

  • Digestive disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalogia
  • Insomnia

Psychological and Psychosocial Benefits

Those who have availed themselves of our services report an enhanced ability to cope with the following conditions.

  • Intimacy dynamics
  • LGBT concerns
  • Death of a loved one
  • Economic hardships
  • Panic attacks
  • Anger
  • Issues at work
  • Depressed libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Clinical depression
  • PTSD
  • Bi-polar disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalogia
  • Insomnia

Life-Coping Issues

  • Identify priorities
  • Modify spending habits
  • Improve academic performance
  • Improve relationhips

  • Set and achieve goals
  • Organize their lives
  • Be more productive
  • Attain self-confidence

Those who have availed themselves of Dr. Casellas’s Life Coaching report an enhanced ability to identify and set goals to resolve unsettled issues.

Physical and Physiological Benefits

Richard Davidson