Chemistry of the Brain: 7 Neurotransmitters & How You Can Deliberately Effect Them


Neurochemistry is the intricate science of Neurotransmitters and their role in the brain’s functioning. There are many ways to influence these different Neurotransmitters.

Changing brain chemistry contributes to changes in cognitive, emotional and physiological states…

Through various natural techniques, practices and lifestyle choices, we have the power to effect these neurotransmitters… shaping our mental and emotional experiences… maybe more.

Below we’ll run through 7 Neuro-Trance-Mitters that you enjoy… and then we’ll cover 7 simple natural ways to boost these Neurotransmitters and enjoy more of them.

1. Serotonin: The Mood Stabilizer

Serotonin, aka the ‘Happiness Hormone’. Serotonin contributes to mood stability and feelings of well-being, it helps regulate sleep, appetite and digestion.

2. Dopamine: The Pleasure Pathway

Dopamine is often called the ‘Feel-Good’ Neurotransmitter because it’s central to our reward system, driving us to seek out pleasurable experiences. Dopamine plays a role in motivation, addiction and mood regulation.

3. Oxytocin: The Bonding Hormone

Oxytocin, otherwise known as the ‘Love Hormone’. Oxytocin plays a pivotal role in social connections, trust and maternal bonding.

4. Endorphins: The Natural Painkillers

Endorphins, short for ‘Endogenous Morphine’, are the body’s natural painkillers. Endorphins play a crucial role in reducing pain perception and enhancing our mood.

5. Melatonin: The Sleep Regulator

Melatonin, the ‘Sleep Hormone’, regulates our sleep-wake cycles, responding to light and darkness. It helps us fall asleep and stay asleep, making it crucial for a good night’s rest and overall health.

6. Nitric Oxide: The Blood Flow Enabler

Nitric Oxide (NO), aka ‘Laughing Gas’, is a molecule that plays a vital role in regulating blood flow, vasodilation and neurotransmission. It helps maintain healthy blood pressure and contributes to cognitive function.

7. BDNF: Brain Growth

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a growth factor that promotes the growth and maintenance of neurons in the brain. It supports learning, memory and overall cognitive function.

7 Natural Ways to Boost Neurotransmitters

Become the bartender of your own brain.

with 7 natural ways of creating your own brain-cocktails. The effects on neurotransmitters can vary and results may take time… practice, practice, practice.

1. Transcendental Meditation (TM) has been shown to increase Serotonin production… promoting inner peace and emotional balance.The deep state of rest and relaxation attained in TM lead to releases of Dopamine, enhancing feelings of contentment.

2. Loving-kindness Meditation (aka Maitrī Meditation) fosters feelings of compassion and social connection, leading to increased Oxytocin levels.

3. Gratitude Practice. Expressing gratitude and counting your blessings boosts your Serotonin levels, fostering a positive outlook.

4. Breathwork, Pranayama and using specific breathing exercises, like the Wim Hof Method and S.O.M.A Breath, can influence Nitric Oxide production, improving circulation and overall well-being.

5. Yoga Nidra, often referred to as the ‘Yogic Sleep‘, is an yogic practice that can lead to profound relaxation and Endorphin releases.

6. Relaxation Techniques. Engaging in relaxation practices such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation or meditation to calm the mind and promote Melatonin release.

7. Mindfulness Meditation. Regular mindfulness meditation can support the release of BDNF and improve cognitive function.

Practice, Practice, Practice…


To get the best results from any of these practices, consistency is key and results vary based upon it, it is essential to maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Your overall well-being depends on a combination of factors including diet, exercise, sleep and emotional health.

We hope you enjoyed this little introduction to your brain chemistry… you might also be interested in discovering more about your Brainwave Frequencies and the effects they have on you too.

These Personal Transformation Hypnosis Sessions ALL have been carefully written and recorded by John Vincent using over 20 years experience to deliver you a high quality, relaxing and transformational experience… and they all come with Theta Binaural Beat BWE versions for an even deeper experience.

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