Tag Archives: Science/brain/body

You understand the importance of exercise and nutrition for your body. You make a concerted effort to regularly walk or go to the gym. You do your best to eliminate processed foods and sugar from your diet. After all, your body has to support you for your entire lifetime. Your are incorporating physical wellbeing into your life.
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From time to time we’ll have clients who say they inherited their mother’s fear of driving, or they - the client, mom and  sister - all get motion sickness in the car, or perhaps they  they inherited same fear of spiders that their dad and brother have.
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An issue that we see with some frequency is nocturnal bedwetting. Bedwetting isn’t considered problematic until after age 7, and is a concern for 8% of boys 12 and older, 4% of girls. It is frustrating for the parents and embarrassing for the child.
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This is our first monthly feature of Two Hypnotists on a Park Bench. This month: Thoughts Become Things
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We start our wires-crossed series with emotions.  Emotions are meant to be expressed. They tell you that there is something you need or desire. Emotions are formed in the subconscious mind and are communicated through the body to the conscious mind. For example, if you are sad, it might produce tears. If you are scared, the hair on the back of your neck might rise. If you are angry your face might flush.
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I’ve said before that the brain cannot tell the difference between what is real, and what is vividly imagined. Many neuroscience experiments have shown that very similar areas of your brain that process thoughts (I think I’m moving my finger), also process the actual doing (I’m really moving my finger). This is why vividly imagining relaxing or improving your body or your skills can be effective in helping you reach your goals.
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Learn Self-Hypnosis - Take Back Control: Science shows that the body and the mind are inextricably connected. Your emotions, your beliefs and your thoughts can create your reality the way you choose to see it.
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I’m very excited, having just left a luncheon in Edina where a panel of experts spoke about innovation in the health care arena. They were creating things I could hardly wrap my head around, like growing new organs from stem cells and replacing body parts with them. Innovations in health care. It was so exciting!
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