Hypnosis really changes your mind

From New Scientist Magazine


Hypnosis measurably changes how the brain works, says a UK researcher.

Hypnosis significantly affects the activity in a part of the brain responsible for detecting and responding to errors, says John Gruzelier, a psychologist at Imperial College in London. Using functional brain imaging, he also found that hypnosis affects an area that controls higher level executive functions.

The finding is one of the first to indicate a biological mechanism underpinning the experience of hypnosis. Gruzelier hopes it will also benefit emerging research showing, for example, that hypnosis helps amongst an array of disorders, chronic pain.

Controlled studies published by the National Institute for Health (NIH) show: In our experience, some patients experience an immediate reduction in pain severity following hypnosis treatment, whereas others can obtain reduction in pain with repeated practice of self-hypnosis or hypnosis sessions.

Empowers you to change.

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Removing resistance is key, and it’s easier than you think. Forget the old notion of a dangled watch, or suggestions like “you will” or “you won’t”, consider the more permissive use of indirect suggestions to engage creativity and insight – two important components of change.