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synchronisation A brief description on how
to create various altered states of consciousness through
the use of binaural-beat audio technlogy.
worms, and Brain itch!
Research in the US has found that songs get stuck in our
heads because they create a "brain itch" that
can only be scratched by repeating the tune over and over.
The germans have named these as "ear-worms". The
science behind musical influence for creating advertising
jingles, or number one songs, that stay in your mind...
you suffer from Psychosis?
University of Melbourne. The nose knows! Your nose
could provide the first reliable diagnostic tool for predicting
a persons likelihood of developing psychosis, new
research has found.
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology. A temporary narrowing
of conscious awareness. Practiced since ancient
times, hypnosis or hypnotism remains difficult to define
accurately and completely. Although the word hypnosis comes
from the Greek word hypnos, for sleep, hypnosis is actually
an intense state of concentration.
Hypnosis is a state described as sleeplike. It is usually
induced by another individual for the purpose of tapping
into the unconscious mind. As a result... Gale Encyclopedia
Power of Hypnosis. Psychology Today.
Studies show that hypnosis can treat everything from chronic
pain to poor study habits. Chances are, it can work for
works for bowel pain. BBC NEWS / HEALTH.
Hypnotherapy seems to be an effective long term treatment
for irritable bowel syndrome, research finds.
for better gains. Men's Fitness. Mental
Edge, plus the use of hypnosis for physical fitness. Of
all the fitness-promoting mental techniques available, hypnosis
may be the one men are least likely to try. And that's too
bad. When used correctly.....
You can think yourself stronger with imaginary exercises,
say scientists. Daily Mail Science article.
in Sports Counseling. The use of hypnosis
with athletes is well-represented in the literature. However,
much of the existing functionality of hypnotherapy in sports...
Ernest R.Hilgard. Gale Encyclopedia of
Psychology. American psychologist who conducted pioneering
work in treating pain through hypnotism.
Research on Hypnotic Analgesia. Pain has
two components, measured on the McGill Pain Questionnaire
as sensory pain, providing information about the location
and severity of an injury, and suffering, or the "meaning"
of the sensory pain. Hilgard found that hypnosis
alters both of these components.
of Hypnotic Analgesia. Modern research clearly
demonstrated that hypnosis is an effective challenging agent
for both clinical and experimental pain. The next question
is how hypnosis works, and for that we must return to the
MEDICINE -- AT LAST. Psychology Today.
Summary: Discusses that there is mounting evidence that
mind-body techniques like relaxation and hypnosis may actually
affect the course of disease. Physiological mind/body connection;
Split between mind and body in Western philosophy as illusory;
Studies as new synthesis in medical science; Importance
of controlling emotional and mental states in staying healthy;
MOST DANGEROUS BOOK YOU MAY ALREADY BE READING.
Psychology Today. Summary: Presents information on
the book 'Stranger in the Mirror,' by psychiatrist Marlene
Steinberg which focused on Dissociative Identity Disorder
(DID). Discussion on the relation of DID to traumatic experiences
due to childhood sexual abuse; Views concerning the test
developed by the author to detect DID.
A Whole New View. Psychology
Today. Summary: Looks at new research on addiction and
argues that nature has supplied us all with the ability
to become hooked. Addictive behaviors that are normal; Reward
centers in the brain; Addictive Behaviors Research Center;
The disease theory; Comment by William R. Miller, Center
on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions; Characteristic
of addictions. INSET: A trial of prayer (study by Dr. Scott
life therapy. Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative
Medicine. Past life therapy is a therapy in which an
individual is regressed to past lives in order to heal and
resolve ailments and situations from the current life.
regression! For the curious reader interested
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and relaxation therapies. British Medical Journal.
Achieving relaxation in a patient is a valid way to improve
that person's health, according to several complementary
therapies. (ABC of Complementary Medicine). (Statistical
Sexual perversions are conditions in which sexual excitement
or orgasm is associated with acts or imagery that are considered
unusual within the culture.... Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.
Reduced Surgical Cost, Time, and Anxiety.
Family Pratice News. A simple form of hypnosis reduced
the average non-emergency procedure time by 17 minutes and
the average cost by $130 in a Harvard Medical...
Jung and Hypnotherapy. Dreams are a powerful
altered state of consciousness with images and symbols that
shed light on our psyche. This article introduces the reader...
uniquely colors the activity of brain areas involved in
visual perception, a new study finds. Science
News. This result supports the view that hypnotized
people enter a distinct psychological state rather than,
as some scientists propose, only play a role designed to
please the hypnotist.
medical procedures yield to self-hypnosis.
Lancet. Patients undergoing percutaneous vascular
and renal procedures may benefit from self-hypnotic relaxation,
according to a recent Lancet report..
programming. Neurolinguistic programming
(NLP) is aimed at enhancing the healing process by changing
the conscious and subconscious beliefs of patients about
themselves... Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.
Natural Health. I tried hypnosis; I was surprised
to learn this therapy could help tinnitus, a ringing in
the ears. Here's what happened at my first session...
strategies for avoiding or reducing threatening feelings,
such as fear and anxiety.
Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood
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