Neuroaffective Meditation with Marianne Bentzen

March 23, 2022

Please join us and our guest, Marianne Bentzen, for a show on "Neuroaffective Meditation: A Practical Guide to Lifelong Brain Development, Emotional Growth, and Healing Trauma”. In her book, Marianne reveals how meditation can be used for emotional growth, releasing trauma, and accessing inner wisdom.

Drawing on her 30 years of comparing brain development with human development as well as decades of meditation practice, psychotherapist Marianne Bentzen shows how neuroaffective meditation—the holistic integration of meditation, neuroscience, and psychology—can be used for personal growth and conscious maturation. She also explores how the practice can help address embedded traumas and allow access to the best perspectives of growing older while keeping the best psychological attitudes of being young—a hallmark of wisdom. She explains that there is a sequence to emotional maturation, just as there is for the development of cognitive or athletic skills, and details the central developmental processes of childhood and adolescence and the adult stages of psychological development. She then explores the biopsychological effects of meditation on the human brain, including how it affects us at the autonomic, limbic, and prefrontal levels.

Marianne also shares 16 guided meditations for neuroaffective brain development (along with links to online recordings), each designed to gently interact with the deep, unconscious layers of the brain and help you reconnect to yourself, your relationships, and the world around.

Marianne is a psychotherapist and trainer in neuroaffective developmental psychology. The author and coauthor of many professional articles and books, including The Neuroaffective Picture Book, she has taught in 17 countries and presented at more than 35 international and national conferences. She lives in Denmark.

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