Brain Bliss

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Bliss Brain:

The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy

by Dawson Church – March 22, 2022

I am currently reading Bliss Brain by science writer Dawson Church. He includes research that he and others have conducted on brain plasticity and meditation.

Dawson describes in detail how meditation affects different parts of the brain. His book includes directions on rapidly reaching Bliss Brain using his developed method, EcoMeditation.

What interested me about the meditations and why they work is that Dawson Church has created a meditation that includes the Emotional Freedom Technique, Heart Math, Loving Kindness meditation, and others.

Brain Bliss cover


I’ve copied his instructions here. However, I recommend you purchase his book. I find it fascinating. Dawson made the steps easy to follow so that novice and more experienced meditators could follow them.

You can also visit Dawson’s website. On his EcoMeditation page, you can download audio instructions for these life-improvement steps.


From his Book Bliss Brain:


  1. Tap the acupressure points to relieve stress.
  2. Close your eyes and relax your tongue on the floor of your mouth.
  3. Imagine a volume of space inside your body, particularly between your eyes.
  4. Slow your breathing to 6 seconds per in-breath and 6 seconds per out-breath.
  5. Imagine your breath coming in and going out from your heart area and picture a sphere of energy in your heart area.
  6. Send a beam of heart energy to a person or place that makes you feel wonderful.
  7. Now send a beam of heart energy to the entire universe.

In his book, Dawson explains all these steps in detail and describes which aspects of the brain are affected by meditation. At the end of each chapter, he links the meditations he uses for that chapter and other links for deepening your practice.

Effective Mindfulness Techniques

According to Dawson, Effective Mindfulness Techniques (EFT) or Tapping “…is such a powerful psychological tool that, once learned, can change anyone’s life.”

I’m sure that’s why he includes it in his EcoMeditation practice. He offers instructions on how to do EFT Tapping on his website.

Healthline lists the nine most popular meridians or acupressure points for tapping, in what order, and their corresponding organs. I’ve included them here for easy reference and to show you the simplicity of his EcoMeditation. I truly encourage you to buy Dawson’s book, Brain Bliss.


  1. side of hand, sometimes referred to as “karate chop” (KC): small intestine meridian
  2. top of head (TH): governing vessel
  3. eyebrow (EB): bladder meridian
  4. side of the eye (SE): gallbladder meridian
  5. under the eye (UE): stomach meridian
  6. under the nose (UN): governing vessel
  7. under the mouth – (Ch): central vessel
  8. beginning of the collarbone (CB): kidney meridian
  9. under the arm (UA): spleen meridian

From Healthline | EFT Tapping

I practice the meditations for a week as I finish each chapter. I’m completing week three. I will let you know how I do. It takes 8 weeks.

Meanwhile, look for happiness in all that you do.


 P.S. If you like this blog post — don’t keep it to yourself — share it with friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s inspire more people to embrace the power of natural healing. Thank you.

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