Harvard Health Tips
Stress relief and brain changes
Finding ways to ease stress can change your brain for the better. Harvard-affiliated researchers scanned the brains of 26 stressed people before and after they did a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for two months. The volunteers reported being far less stressed after the program, and their brains showed measureable changes in the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is involved in processing and expressing fear, anger, and related emotions.