Category: Neuroscience

Left-brained guide to hypnosis and meditation

Left-brained guide to hypnosis and meditation

One of the perks of having a solid web presence and decent SEO is strangers from all over the world find your website. “Of course”, you might think, “that’s the whole point of running a business online”. That’s true… but that’s not what I’m…

How You Can Have a Great Memory (Despite Having a Terrible One)

How You Can Have a Great Memory (Despite Having a Terrible One)

The curious thing about memory is that you don’t have to have a good one to have a great one. Moonwalking with Einstein tells the story of Josh Foer, who went from a typical journalist to US memory champion in a year. Anyone who…

Mundane Magic and Scientific Sorcery

Mundane Magic and Scientific Sorcery

Neurons do something strange when starved of oxygen. First, they start firing randomly. Then they start to shut down. If they don’t receive precious oh-two soon, they start to die. This sequence is, of course, an oversimplification. You’ll find counter examples all over the…

Applied Neuroscience Secrets of Ancient Mystics

Applied Neuroscience Secrets of Ancient Mystics

The power of meditation is the power of your mind. It trains useful mental skills that lie at the heart of everything you do. For example, focus. Learn to do that and nothing won’t become easier. For example… If you want techniques that improve…

Post-Meditation Gibberish Means It’s Working

Post-Meditation Gibberish Means It’s Working

Now, this is not a universal experience. It’s pretty common. It happens to me all the time and I see it in others, too. Some of you will read this and nod your head. For everyone else, keep this in the back of your…

There’s nothing surprising about hypnotic brainwaves

There’s nothing surprising about hypnotic brainwaves

For a long time, the brain was a black box. No one knew what it did or how it worked. History is rife with hilarious misconceptions, from Aristotle thinking the brain cooled the blood, to Descartes who thought the pineal gland was the home…

The Chemical That Improves Your Mental Health

The Chemical That Improves Your Mental Health

If you are feeling tense, stressed and strung out for no reason, then something in your life is unbalanced. Tension should rise in the face of challenges, then quickly drain away. If it doesn’t, then something is amiss. Now, this could have a psychological…

Your Body’s Mystery Chemical

Your Body’s Mystery Chemical

Serotonin is on everyone’s lips lately. This strange little neurotransmitter shows up in all sort of weird places. Its role in mood regulation is so critical that many researchers call it the ‘happy molecule.’ It regulates appetite too. Hypnotists – I hope you’re paying…

Hypnotic Rapport in a Bottle

Hypnotic Rapport in a Bottle

Hypnotists need a certain state of mind when working with clients. In a therapeutic context, the relationship is everything. I’m not saying anything strange here – how you see each other shapes everything else. Rapport is king and without it, hypnosis is impossible. To…

Hypnotic Mind over Matter

Hypnotic Mind over Matter

Pain. It would be a funny thing if it weren’t… well, painful. It’s your body’s response to harm and danger, and it’s so much more. You know that when you feel it, it’s more than just a voice whispering warnings in your ear. It…

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