Graduates from the Release Technique are participating in a University of Pennsylvania study to study the effects of the Release Technique on the brain. The Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania conducts this research and education.

Center Director Dr. Andrew Newberg is an M.D. in Internal Medicine and Radiology. He performs fMRI brain scans on subjects practicing various spiritual, cognitive, and consciousness-altering methodologies to measure the degree of changes that take place in the brain.

Based on their ongoing brain scan research at the University of Pennsylvania, co-researchers Mark Waldman and Andrew Newberg will document if Releasing can change the structure or functioning of the brain.

Waldman believes that since the Release Technique contains elements similar to other methodologies examined, we should find similar changes in the brain that we have associated with physical and emotional benefits.

According to Time, Newsweek, and the Washington Post, Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newberg, MD, are the world’s leading authorities on spirituality and the brain, and their research was recently featured in a special issue of Time and Oprah Magazine. Their work has been on National Geographic Television, CNN, 20/20 News, Oprah Radio, and PBS television. Their newest book is called How God Changes Your Brain, and it explores the neural benefits of meditation, relaxation, positive imagery, and optimism.

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You Tube presentation by Mark Waldman on the Release Technique’s effect on the brain … and on life. Click Here!