The Science of Mind-Body Transformation

The practice of mindfulness and other mind-body exercises are a scientifically proven way of restoring our mental, bodily and emotional balance (*references in the footnote).

Both medical science and cognitive-behavioral therapies endorse the practice of mindfulness, and there is an increasing number of clinicians that recommend the use of Mindful Science to their patients.

About Us

Over the past 10 years we have provided mindfulness and mind-body training to individuals and organizations, along with professional coaching to all our clients.

We integrate the use of biometrics to monitor the psychophysiological changes that occurr while practicing,

Our team has an extensive background in mind-body science, biofeedback technologies, data analysis and personalized support.

Research and Benefits

Decades of research show that a huge list of diseases and conditions improve significantly thanks to the continued practice of mindfulness:

stress and anxiety, burnout, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, phobias, chronic pain and inflammation, obesity, blood pressure, premature aging, angina pectoris, fatigue, parkinson’s, diabetes mellitus, immune problems, premenstrual syndrome …

The list of demonstrated benefits has a direct impact on all areas of our life:

Physical and mental health

Emotional regulation

Clarity and mental focus

Workspace performance

Problem solving

Productivity

Attention and memory

Relationships

Deep sleep

Social skills

Empathy and compassion

Creativity

Optimism and joy

Resilience

Leadership

Connection and purpose

The Mind-Body Connection

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Every physical change has a direct and instantaneous impact on your mental and emotional processes.

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And every mental and emotional change has a direct and instantaneous impact on your biological processes.

During times of stress, burnout and negative emotions, the body activates a “fight or flight” where our growth functions stop, our brain limits the ability to think clearly, learn, reason, make decisions, pay attention or solve problems, and our mind quickly turns to fear and threat. A vicious circle where stress and anxiety grow exponentially.

The practice of mindfulness quickly activates a Relaxation Response in our nervous system, the psychobiological growth mode that is the counterpart of the “fight or flight” mode. Our organs re-dedicate time and energy to processes such as digestion, self-healing and cell regeneration, and the brain, by not feeling threatened and anxious, reactivates all our cognitive functions.

We feel physically relaxed and mentally aware.

Heart-Brain Coherence

Mindfulness facilitates that the heart and the brain work in a synchronized way.

Brain and heart maintain a constant bidirectional communication where the heart sends more signals to the brain than it receives.

The heart has an extensive and sophisticated neural network (more than 40,000 neurons) that helps to synchronize and harmonize a multitude of organic functions. It can operate independently of the brain network to learn, remember, process information and make decisions.

The practice of mindfulness and mind-body exercises allows both systems to acquire Coherence. The coherent signals that travel from the heart to the brain reactivate all our cortical processes, improving our cognitive functions, increasing our mental focus, reducing our stress levels, and reinforcing positive feelings and emotional stability.

This coherence can be easily measured with the biofeedback technologies that we incorporate into the Mindful Science experience.

After 3 minutes of practice

We activate a Relaxation Response, the biological counterpart of stress and anxiety. The body enters a hypometabolic state where cells consume less oxygen (up to 20% less), the heart and brain acquire a state of coherence and all our psychobiological mechanisms of growth begin to be restored.

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After 6 hours of accumulated practice

Brain scans show that after 6 hours of accumulated practice various structural changes begin to be visible in areas related to emotional regulation. In addition, our ability to cope with stress improves significantly, as well as our physical and mental health.

After 4 weeks of practice

After 4 weeks the telomeres, the capsules that protect the genetic material, lengthen, delaying our cellular aging and favoring our health and mind-body well-being , as shown by the studies of Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn.

After 8 weeks of practice

8 weeks of continuous practice allow genes linked to diseases derived from stress (including the deficiency of immune responses, various types of inflammation, premature aging, thinning of the cerebral cortex, cardiovascular problems and cancer) to modify their expression.

Our Articles

In our blog we share research articles and theoretical-practical knowledge that complement your daily experience and support your personal process of mind-body transformation.

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