Neurobiology of Meditation with Deana Bodnar PhD LMSW
August 13 & 20, 2022, 9:00 am to Noon CST
This course will provide students with a practical understanding of the neural circuits affected by meditation practices as well as the changes that can occur in these circuits with consistent practice. We will first review the basic of neurobiology such as neuron function and coding, communication between neurons and the processes that underlie changes in neural connections. Then we will examine the neural circuits involved in different types of meditation such as mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion meditations. No previous knowledge of neurobiology, meditation or Buddhism is required.