For centuries we believed that the price we paid for our brain’s complexity was that, compared to other organs, it was fixed and unregenerative – unable to recover from damage or illness. Discussing his revolutionary new book, Norman Doidge will turn this belief on its head.
The phenomenon of neuroplasticity – the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience – is the most important change in our understanding of the brain and mind since the beginning of modern science. Doidge will show how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. When it is understood, it is often possible to radically improve – and even cure – many conditions thought to be irreversible.
Doidge will introduce us to the doctors, therapists and patients who are healing the brain without surgery or medication. We will hear about patients who have alleviated years of chronic pain; children on the autistic spectrum, or with ADD or learning disorders, who have used neuroplastic techniques to complete a normal education and become independent; sufferers who have seen symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injuries and cerebral palsy radically diminish; and we learn how to lower our risk of dementia by 60%. Through hopeful, astonishing stories, this talk will show how mind, brain and body, and the energies around us work together in health and healing.