What a stoner taught me about feeling energetic

I like dancing when there’s a point to it. For example, I spent many years learning swing dancing. It’s great fun because there are moves, connection, and other great stuff. But the dancing you do in nightclubs – where everyone just sort of flails around – isn’t for me. It’s feels awkward and boring. Yet

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The Hypnosis Brand

Hypnosis is polarising. Broadly speaking, there are three reactions when someone mentions hypnosis: It’s weird, evil mind control, It’s as useful as astrology – fake, mystical nonsense, It’s a fascinating piece of mental technology. All are common. Only the last is accurate. Imagine if antibiotics had the same reputation: “It’s all in the name: they

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What Happens to the Brain During Hypnosis?

What Happens to the Brain During Hypnosis?

It’s an excellent question. And the answer is… … we don’t know. Hypnosis is complex. It’s kind of like asking ‘what happens in the brain during thinking?’ There probably is an answer to that question, but we certainly don’t know it yet. Having said that, there is a lot we do know. Aside from all

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How the Unconscious Mind Protects You… and How You Can Help It

How the Unconscious Mind Protects You… and How You Can Help It

Hypnosis is a powerful and mysterious process. We know a lot about what it can do and how to use it. What we don’t know is why – the underlying mechanisms behind trance and tapping into the unconscious mind. But that comes later. Let’s start with what hypnosis is and why it has such incredible

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