The Author Marsha Lucas joins us to help us “Rewire Our Brains for Love” and she discusses the book of the same name. San Diego Seniors and EMASS are the topic of the Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment with Jennifer Whitney!

Can you think yourself healthy? Are you wired to put yourself into stressful behavior or relationships? Hear some tips that might help you as Author Marsha Lucas joins us to discuss her book www.rewireyourbrainforlove.com. Proposition 63 funds programs that greatly and positively impact all cultures. Agnes Hajak, a Program Manager for EMASS (Elder Multicultural Access and Support) at Union of Pan-Asian Communities is joined by one of their “success stories” and share what they are doing to help those in need of not just mental health assistance, but activities that stimulate and motivate!

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Show Recap

  • Marsha Lucas
  • Agnes Hayak
  • Marsha Lucas. Relationship guru
  • Can you rewire your brain for love? Book based on neuropsychology
  • We can change our brains through Behavioral psychology. You can use your mind to change the rewiring in our brains
  • Why do we do the things we do? Why does our brain direct the things that we do? If you think differently, you can actually make detectable changes on brain scans, pathways and change the ones that don’t work for you.
  • In the book, she gives examples of people who learn about their brain and how they can change their life experiences for the positive.
  • Practice of mindfulness. Make the changes in your brain to change situations in your life for the better
  • Continuing our old habits. Creating new habits help you to grow into the person you really want to be.
  • Mindfulness can be a specific type of meditation. It is a very highly refined training for the brain. John Cabbots Zin- paying attention in a particular way. On purpose, in the moment, and without judgement.
  • This is not about attracting the right mate by changing yourself. It is about
  • Mindfulness Meditation. You can start to notice changes in about 3 weeks. This is about the same amount of time that medication takes to take effect. Ideally take about 20 minutes a day.
  • Transcendental meditation-
  • Here’s what might come up in a meditation session. Pay attention to breath, get comfortable. Pay attention to your thoughts. Your mind wanders. During this, you notice where your mind wanders to.

Action Segment- Agnes, program manager at EMAS (Elder Multicultural Access and Support Survices) in San Diego

  • Eduardo Eryas- EMAS client
  • EMAS started in 2009. It is part of the Prevention and Early Intervention program
  • Goal is to increase access to care, decrease disparity of care, increase self-sufficiency, and prevent early hospitalization.
  • Eduardo was encouraged to go to EMAS by a neighbor. He likes the program because they have classes to train him in how to deal with being a diabetic.
  • The philipino culture can easily accept that they have diabities, but depression is hard to admit. But when symptoms are brought up casually, they realize that they are experiences similar things.
  • EMAS reaches about 1000 people a year.
  • EMAS is funded in FULL by Prop 63!

2 Responses to “The Author Marsha Lucas joins us to help us “Rewire Our Brains for Love” and she discusses the book of the same name. San Diego Seniors and EMASS are the topic of the Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment with Jennifer Whitney!”

  1. July 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

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