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Video: Interview with Lew Sitzer on NCTV

Patt on NCTV with Lew Sitzer from Patt Lind-Kyle on Vimeo.

In this interview with Lew Sitzer of NCTV, Patt answers the following questions:

Why did Patt write her first book, When Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up?

  • Was it about her own personal journey?
  • How can illness be a gift?
  • What did Patt discover after interviewing 40 professional women?
  • How did  come into being?
  • What was Patt’s chapter in Audacious Aging about?
  • What inspired Patt to write Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain?
  • What did Patt discover in 6 months of silent retreat?
  • How does the book integrate scientific research with practical tools?
  • What does EEG stand for?
  • How does Patt use an EEG to help people achieve balance?
  • What is the difference between the mind and the brain?
  • How does multi-tasking affect the brain?
  • How do we deal with negative thoughts?
  • What tools are most helpful for healing the mind?
  • How do we learn how to focus our thoughts in a positive direction?
  • What happens to our brain waves when we think positively?
  • How can these tools be helpful to children and families?
  • Could this be a replacement treatment for drug therapies?
  • How does this work relate to happiness?

 

 

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Here is the current list of podcasts available:

  1. New audio: Interview on KVMR’s Women’s Show 12:35  –  In this relaxing interview with Catherine Allen on 89.5 FM KVMR Nevada City, CA, Patt shares:  how she got started with meditation and became interested in the relationship between the brain and the mind,  how she uses an EEG machine to measure b…
  2. New audio interview: Patt on Nancy’s Bookshelf (NPR – Chico, CA) 28:22   – In this interview with Nancy Wiegman on “Nancy’s Bookshelf” on National Public Radio – Chico, Patt goes into more detail about:  the different brainwave states and how to recognize them, case studies of Patt’s clients who achieved success with P…
  3. New video: Patt on Sacramento and Company – Patt is a guest on Sacramento and Company and discusses “Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain” with Melissa Crowley and Guy Farris.
  4. Audio Interview: Insight on Capital Public Radio 9:31 – In this interview on the Insight Program with Jeffrey Callison on Capital Public Radio, Patt talks about  how meditation can help us change our neural pathways to create more positive thoughts and reduce anger, the research behind her concl…
  5. Audio Interview: Conversations with Michael Stone 49:43  – In this interview with Michael Stone from November 10th, Patt talks about  her journey to where she is now and how she became a meditator, the difference between spiritual and ordinary consciousness, how the mind uses attention and intention…
  6. Audio Interview: Central Valley Business Times 12:13  – In this interview, Patt talks about neuroplasticity, how we can form new patterns of thought, memory or emotion to improve our lives through meditation and other techniques, and her personal story of how she discovered the benefits of meditation.
  7. Audio interview: Patt on Conscious Media Radio 1:07:36  – Recently, Patt was interviewed on “Emerging Breakthroughs” (part of Conscious Media Radio) by Dr. David Kamnitzer.  Dr. Kamnitzer is a chiropractor, nutritionist, and stress management specialist who received his B.A…

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How yawning can positively affect the brain and your life

BLOG #1: YAWNING
Hi Everyone,
Well, this is my first blog and it combines Mental tools and tips and Brain-Mind research. My intention is to get a blog to you each week and provide insights, inspiration, practical tools, tips and research on the brain-mind. I am absolutely fascinated by the brain-mind research and my understanding continues to grow since writing my book, Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain. Besides the brain-mind information I will also let you know about tele seminars, workshops in your area or appearances at conferences and public presentations that I will be doing. For example, all of you in the New Mexico area I will be doing a weekend workshop in Santa Fe February 26-27. You can contact Elisa Bongiovanni for more information. 505-988-8839. Do check regularly the website under “Patt’s Events” for what I am doing. So, now take three yawns and notice what happens in your body and your mind.
Many people believe that yawning in the presence of others is disrespectful.  Thus, we cover the yawn by placing our hand over our mouth.  In our society when you yawn it is thought of as a sign of boredom. But this simply is not true. Recently, extensive research about yawning has been studied. Here are some examples of the benefits of yawning from the research.
Sara felt the time crunch as she had lots of details to take care and not enough time to do them.  She had taken on the leadership role to organize a charity musical event for blind children.  She knew she had taken on too much but her determination kept her on track in these final moments. In the morning as Sara sat at her desk shifting through all the things to do she observed herself yawning. In fact, she yawned quite a few times.  She thought it strange as she had a good nights sleep. She wondered why she was yawning.  After several yawns she noticed a mental clarity, she was more relaxed and more alert which helped her be efficient with her time to finalize the details of the event.
Josh had been lying in bed in a coma for two weeks after his accident. His mother patiently came to the hospital to see him every day. This day as she came into his room she noticed him move and make some sounds.  And then suddenly Josh yawned several times even before he opened his eyes.  As he opened his eyes and spoke she was overjoyed and knew that he was back to our world and would be getting well.  Josh’s yawning continued over several days, she recalled. She kept wondering why he yawned as he came out of a coma.?
Janet and Ray had a disagreement that lasted all week.  Each time they came home from work they would rekindle the argument. Finally, after carrying the anger and tension around all week they were able to talk honestly about their concerns and feelings. After the clarity of their talk they felt closer.  As they sat back on the sofa Janet began to yawn and then Ray began to yawn as if it were “contagious.” They both laughed and felt so good to be relaxed and at ease with one another again.
These antidotes about yawning point to some interesting research about how yawing effects our brains. The researchers at the institute of Neurology in London found that yawning stimulates a unique neural activity in the area of the brain called the precuneus.  The precuneus plays a major role in being more conscious, self-reflection, aids in relaxation, alertness, and good memory. Thus, when the we take in a deep breath such as a yogic breath in meditation the precuneus is a stimulated, makes us more alert and that is why we feel sense of deeper self awareness.
Tip number one: Yawn as you meditate several times (particularly as you begin the session) because it brings a deep relaxation and reduces stress. You will notice as you yawn that you will have more mental efficiency. The benefit is that it promotes the maintenance of vigilance and alertness just as Sara yawned and needed her mind to be efficient in her time crunch.
Brain researcher Andrew Gallup at State University of New York at Albany says that yawning promotes and maintains mental efficiency by keeping brain temperature in homeostasis. Therefore, yawning helps cool down this part of the over active brain as it regulates the temperature and metabolism of the brain. His research found that yawning increases when people are engaged in difficult mental tasks. Yawning helps contract the facial muscles during a yawn which forces blood through cerebral blood vessels to the brain, which may function to increase alertness. Thus, yawning may reduce sleep as it reflects a mechanism that maintains attention. Yawning also increases when people are in a change from inactivity to activity and vice versa.
Tip number two: When you are focused intensely on a project and need to stay alert and conscious take a moment to yawn every 20 minutes or so, and then sit back and relax. Concentrated activity takes a lot of energy to stay conscious. Our yawns are primarily located ln the new evolutionary part of the brain called the prefrontal lobe. It is this part of the brain that easily gets stressed and fatigued.
I imagine Josh was resetting his brain with his yawns after awakening from his coma. This notion is supported from the research that Florenza Giganti has done at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy.  Yawning helps regulate the circadian rhythms of newborns and also people that come out of a coma or a late-night partygoer. Yawning resets the brain’s internal clock. Yawning appears to arouse a neuromuscular rewiring. As in a coma there is a disturbance in the brain stem. Yawning then may rewire the brain to create a harmonious progress in the brain stem.
Tip number three: Remember when you are traveling by plane and changing time zones yawn to reset your circadian rhythms. Yawning will help to reset your body from jet lag.
Janet and Ray began to feel more connected and less stressed and as they yawned they stimulated dopamine, which activates oxytocin the pleasure and relationship bonding chemicals. The more these chemicals are activated the frequency of yawning increases.  Yawning is also contagious as it triggers the mirror neurons that literally mirror another persons behavior or emotional state. People who are on antidepressents may experience yawning more often especially in the first three months of taking the SSR’s.  So as I say, “individuals that yawn together stay together.”
Tip number four: In stressful relationships situations simply stop the conversation and yawn together several times. If nothing else you may get a few laughs with each other. Remember, laughter is pretty close to yawning!
If you have any questions or comments about yawning lets have a dialogue.

BLOG #1: YAWNING

Hi Everyone,

Well, this is my first blog and it combines mental tools and tips and brain-mind research. My intention is to get a blog to you each week and provide insights, inspiration, practical tools, tips and research on the brain-mind. I am absolutely fascinated by the brain-mind research and my understanding continues to grow since writing my book, Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain. Besides the brain-mind information, I will also let you know about tele seminars, workshops in your area and/or appearances at conferences and public presentations that I will be doing.

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Passion into Action Conference with See Jane Do

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, Patt Lind-Kyle will be one of the featured guest speakers at the first annual See Jane Do Passion into Action Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley, CA.  Recently, Patt was interviewed by Elisa Parker of the See Jane Do team.  Here is the transcript:

http://seejanedo.typepad.com/see_jane_do/patt-lind-kyle/

December 17, 2009

Passion into Action and Patt Lind-Kyle

On January 23rd, 2010 over 250 women will come together in Nevada County to put their passion into action!  In addition to creating meaningful connections, collaborating with other women, and expanding your possibilities, one of our reasons for launching this event is to inspire and support the great work you are doing or want to do.  In order to nourish your passion we’ve established the track, Taking Care of You.  Your health and wellness is essential to leading the life you want to live, including mind, body and spirit.

During the event author and consultant, Patt Lind-Kyle will demonstrate that reaching our full potential and unleashing our passion is about mind over matter.  She says she has discovered new tools to “help individuals become more effective with their brain/mind potential.”

You’ll have an opportunity to experience Patt’s work during her session, Change your Mind Change the World: Women Making a Positive Difference.   She shares with us the purpose of her passion and why it’s so important for women to participate

1. How are you putting your passion into action?

My book was just published last month called, “Heal Your Mind Rewire Your Brain” that is how I am putting my passion into action.  I am passionate about the fact that our mind and brain is the key to unlock our potential in our selves and in the world. To be an effective leader in the world one must know how our brain/mind works. The increased stress of our fast passed life and our earth being in such peril led me to create a mind-training program.

2. What do you love most about the work you are doing?

I love that we have choice to change our mind and brain and thus change our life.  Scientific research has validated this through the recent discovery of  neuroplasticity.  Neuroplasticity means the brain is flexible and adaptable by changing its structure and function to what ever you want.  Research is also   validating the relationship between our thoughts and behavior.  These two distinguishes how our emotional thoughts block our potential. From recent research it is now very clear that the brain has a negativity bias. It is this negative bias that creates mental stress, agitation, and physical disease.  The brain    and mind can be trained to over rule this negative bias. We can train the brain because of its changeability. Mental training opens awareness and teaches us how to make the changes needed in our minds to create new behavior. We just need to know how to use our brain so we can be the best most efficient, clear and directed leader in whatever capacity we choose.

3. What were the motivating factors that inspired you to get involved and share your passion?

For 38 years I have had a meditation practice experiencing many silent retreats that let me closely observe my mind. In my 6-month silent retreat I experienced the mind at peace for months. when I came out of the retreat I realized not many people would do what I have done to find that peace. A     question came to me, “How can I make it clear and easy for others to also know a peaceful state of mind instead of such stress?” After the retreat I discovered an EEG brain machine that monitors the brain.  Thus, I was able to show clients their brain when it was in peace or stress and how to change     the brain/mind by mental training.  After working with clients and teaching classes my clients encouraged me to write the book.

4. Who were some female role models or mentors that inspired your work and passion?

A Buddhist nun was my seed teacher. She encouraged and taught me over the years and finally told me I was to begin teaching.

5. Why is the work you are doing so important for everyday women?

Every woman gets caught up in this fast paced life today and lost in the machinations of her mind.  It is so easy for her attention to get side tracked or diverted.  Training  woman to have the ability to develop intention, attention, awareness and receptivity are the fundamental tools that the brain uses to create effective leaders.

6.  Why is it so important for women to participate in an event like the Passion into Action Conference?

To explore her worth, find new ways to become more of who she is and to be with other women in a creative community.

6. What are you hoping will be the biggest take-away for women at the Passion into Action Conference?

An entry point for women to use the tools of her own mind and brain and to make a difference in her life and in the world.

The See Jane Do Passion into Action Conference takes place on Sat. January 23rd, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Grass Valley, CA.  The event includes keynote speakers, Nina Simons, Gloria Feldt, and Linda Tarr-Whelan plus over fifteen workshop leaders.  For tickets go to www.seejanedo.com or Briar Patch Co-op in Grass Valley.

Elisa

New video: Patt on Sacramento and Company

Patt on Sacramento and Company

Patt is a guest on Sacramento and Company and discusses “Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain” with Melissa Crowley and Guy Farris.

Audio Interview: Central Valley Business Times

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In this interview with Central Valley Business Times, Patt talks about neuroplasticity, how we can form new patterns of thought, memory or emotion to improve our lives through meditation and other techniques, and her personal story of how she discovered the benefits of meditation.

She also talks about freedom from addiction to sugar and anger and the tools that can help.

Listen here:

Click here to listen or download (brain rewiring.mp3, 11.45 MB)

Read the article at Central Valley Business Times.