Did you know that God is great for your physical, mental and spiritual health? Without deciding the existence of God issue, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, M.D. and my guest, therapist Mark Robert Waldman have determined through research and brain scans that the belief in God and prayer has tangible effects on the brain. some of their breakthrough discoveries include:
Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process.
Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love.
Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain. “
Mark Waldman was a guest on Soul-Odyssey Radio recently and he shared some of the reasons why “How God Changes Your Brain” is one of the “must read” books of 2012 according to Oprah Winfrey. Take a listen. You can keep up with the many fascinating guests on Soul-Odyssey Radio by visiting our guest book and signing up for our mailing list.
Mark Waldman also discusses how he went from a respectable mid-list author to bestselling. He shares his process in this interview and will also be holding a seminar June 2 and 3rd 2012 to teach how to land a New York Book Deal. http://newyorkbookdeal.com/
Soul-Odyssey Radio Host Deborah Herman is a Mystic Literary Agent and book Doctor. You can follow Soul-Odyssey Radio every Thursday Evening 6Pacific 9EST on www.BBSradio.com/soulodyssey