Can we change our brains?


There is a lot of talk currently about neuroplasticity – the idea that we can rewire our brain.  But what does this really mean?  How does it happen?  Why is it important?

An important part of the work of a psychologist is helping people to change behaviour, to learn new ways of thinking and behaving, and hopefully, also to regulate the way we feel in certain situations.  These changes can be critical in learning to manage our mental health, coping with stress and getting rid of old, unhealthy habits.  I have just found this great little video which explains how this occurs, and how we can control and change our brain – even as adults – check it our here