‘Brain Break’ at Mount Congreve

A masterclass in well-being is being led by medical doctor, author, TEDx speaker, and expert in burnout prevention and lifestyle medicine Dr Mark Rowe at Mount Congreve Gardens in County Waterford on Sunday, March 3rd.

Dr Rowe says that time spent in nature is a brain break!

“Time in nature quietens the busyness of what I call the ‘merry-go-mind’ with its ‘always on’ inner chatter of six thousand plus thoughts a day (mainly negative thoughts.) The types of brain waves produced in this state of worry, anxiety and stress are called beta waves.

“Spending time in nature can change the type of brain waves emitted to alpha, signalling a more chilled out and calm, relaxed state where you can not only recharge from stress but also become more creative and enhance the quality of your thinking. Entering into what’s termed the ‘flow state’ where you can think, feel and be closer to your creative best as you reduce levels of toxic stress hormones.”

At this event, which is the first of a planned series of masterclasses, Mark Rowe will offer tangible tips and support strategies in order to make sustainable improvements to physical health, mindset and emotional wellbeing. 

Participants in the one-day masterclass will engage in the journey of growth through learning by “doing” and learning by “being”, leading to a deeper understanding of wellbeing. They will learn some scientific tools and insights to work towards their “best possible future self” by recharging from stress, reigniting purpose and reconnecting with their inner essence.