Mindfulness Meditation: Neuroplasticity for Health and Pain Management

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Mindfulness expert Surja Tjahaja presents a session on how to re-train your brain for optimal health Tuesday, January 23, 7pm.

Over the past decade, neuroscientists have probed the workings of the brain with the latest technologies. New findings show that our sensory organs and our mind are pathways for altering brain structure. Neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to rewire and regenerate new cells, enables us to make positive changes throughout our lives. This exciting presentation explains how awareness through mindfulness practice helps bring healthy mind/body changes. It also highlights the work of pioneers in the groundbreaking field of neuroplasticity who are using different paths of mind/body awareness to enable people to heal and recover after strokes, Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain injury.

Surja Tjahaja holds an MBA degree from the University of Southern California. He is especially interested in how meditation promotes neuroplasticity and healing. A BRAINET member (associated with OHSU), Surja draws upon scientific understanding in his teaching as well as his 15 years of meditation practice and chaplaincy experiences. He currently teaches meditation in the Portland, Oregon area in the cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and Oregon City.