"we are just on the cutting edge of what can be known about our brain's capacity for change"
-- Michael Mrazek, director of research, Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential, U.C.S.B
The Six Week was created in 2007 to empower people to take on their lives and create lasting change. New scientific research has validated that this type of deep immersion can change the neural wiring of the brain and scientifically grounds the impact we have had on hundreds of people over the past several years. Based on research done by Dr. Mrazek and his team at UCSB, read about the science behind the work. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Pushing the Limits: Cognitive, Affective, and Neural Plasticity Revealed by an Intensive Multifaceted Intervention
EXCERPTS FROM THE PAPER:
“Results indicate that multifaceted interventions that are effectively designed and sufficiently motivating can elicit large and diverse improvements that reveal the substantial adult capacity for cognitive, affective and neural plasticity”
“Although the improvements in cognition and well-being resulting from the present intervention are broad and substantial, they likely represent only a modest preview of what will ultimately be achieved through future interventions that draw on continual advances in science and technology. The true limits of cognitive, affective and neural plasticity remain a mostly unexplored frontier of scientific understanding.”
“A multifaceted intervention can simultaneously produce substantial and enduring improvements in physical health, memory, moods, self-esteem, self-efficacy, mindfulness, and life satisfaction."
"...plasticity often occurs when there is a discrepancy between supply and demand, much as muscles strengthen from repeated exercise, psychological capacities improve from progressively greater challenge. This can also occur between existing beliefs and new information, such as when beliefs about fixed personal capacities are challenged by evidence that these capacities can be improved through practice."