We now know through the latest advances in neuroscience that our innate capacities for resilience – capacities to bounce back from terrible news, to find our footing again when we are thrown way off center – mature or derail in the brain depending upon our conditioning. Whether we tend to bounce back or stay thrown depends on patterns of response we learn over time, patterns that become fixed not just into our behavioral repertoire but that deeply encode into our neural circuitry from an early age. What has become clear only in recent years is how these same neural circuits can later be “rewired” for better coping and greater calm.
With a powerful combination of neuroscience, traditional therapy, and Buddhist mindfulness practice, Linda Graham lays out in clear exercises and relatable examples the process of rewiring our brains and recovering our resilience.
Linda is a clinical therapist trained in a variety of approaches, a mindfulness teacher, and an expert on the neuroscience of human relationships who trains other clinicians in applying neuroscience in their work.