The Open Heart Style emphasizes activating and enhancing positive feeling states, such as love, compassion, generosity, gratitude, or joy. With many/most of these practices you are intending to “send” these feelings out to others in the world. Targets for these practices may be yourself, family, friends, acquaintances, or regions of the world that are experiencing conflict.
Dr. Jeff Tarrant, Director of the NeuroMeditation Institute, describes the format and contents of the Open Heart Course.
If the lists below are consistent with the goals or concerns of you, or your client or student, Open Heart practices may be a good fit. Take the NeuroMeditation Styles Inventory to discover more!
Improve Mood, Increase Empathy, Increase Gratitude & Appreciation, Open the Heart, Increase Accurate Perspective Taking, Increase Generosity
Depression, Grief, Lack of Empathy, Resentment, Relationship Issues
This course takes a scientific approach to the art and practice of meditation. Through the use of brain-based principles and tools, we can examine the specific styles of meditation and use this information to help both beginning and experienced meditators build a more stable and peaceful state of mind.
The Open Heart style of NeuroMeditation emphasizes and enhances positive feeling states, such as love, compassion, generosity, gratitude, and joy. Open Heart practices activate brain regions involved in sustaining attention, synthesizing thoughts and feelings, and increasing accurate empathy. It may be especially beneficial for addressing mood concerns and improving relationships.
This course contains
14 lessons, 3 Guided Meditations, a host of tips, tools and techniques to help you develop or advance your practice, a PDF of all slides, lifetime access to all of the content in this course, interactive comment component to help you get the most from this course. 7 CEU's available for Health Professionals.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Open Heart NeuroMeditation
Lesson 2: Open Heart Basic Meditation
Lesson 3: The Depressed Brain-Frontal Asymmetry
Lesson 4: Can Meditation Change Frontal Asymmetry
Lesson 5: Fake it Till You Make it
Lesson 6: Accessing Positive Emotions
Lesson 7: Open Heart Brain Waves
Lesson 8: Open Heart Research
Lesson 9: EEG NeuroMeditation
Lesson 10: Self-Compassion
Lesson 11: Gratitude
Lesson 12: Focusing on the Good
Lesson 13: VR + Neurofeedback
Lesson 14: Daily Practices
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