I recently read a very interesting book by Lissa Rankin, M.D. The book was entitled “Mind Over Medicine”, and it really got me thinking about my own life, as well as my own strengths and abilities, at least in regard to my health. The basis of the book, which was written by a medical doctor who became frustrated with modern medicine, focuses on the amazing and powerful abilities we all hold within ourselves to heal. Don’t get me wrong; Dr. Rankin believes modern medicine most certainly has its place in the world. However, she advocates that we also have the ability within ourselves to heal and change certain circumstances.
Have you ever believed something so strongly that it felt true? Have you ever been convinced of an outcome ever before you engaged in an activity, and then you found Continue reading
Meditation teaches to focus, reduces stress, helps get rid of bad habits, improves memory and self-control, lowers blood pressure, normalizes metabolism, lowers the heart rate, and many more.
1. Spend on meditation at least 2 minutes a day
That will be quite enough. It would be silly to say that you have no time to meditate. Two minutes – it’s very, very little! So no excuses!
2. Create a ritual
Link your meditation to a particular time of the day or to some action. For example, in the early morning when Continue reading
Beethoven once said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” As it turns out, music enhances learning, too. According to a College Entrance Exam Board Service study, students involved in musical extracurricular activities scored 51 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT exams and 39 points higher on math on the SAT exams.  Through this and other research findings, educators believe that music relaxes, soothes, and helps people concentrate better, making it the perfect study companion to diminish distractions and keep students learning.
In Don Campbell’s book The Mozart Effect, Campbell has condensed research on the topic to enlighten readers about how music affects their brain. Continue reading
Hypnosis is a great healing instrument used by psychologists. Also hypnosis can be used in general medicine too, for instance, for calming the physical pain.
What is hypnosis? It is a form of therapy in which the therapist sends affirmations or suggestions to the client who is in a deep relaxation state.
If we want to truly believe some affirmations we must focus on them when we are totally relaxed, and no one or nothing else can disturb us. Also, if we really want to achieve something we must be able to visualize ourselves succeeding, when we are totally relaxed and nothing is disturbing us. These two are the premises of hypnosis.
So WHAT does hypnosis do? Its goal is to cure. What? Anger, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, pain, addiction and so on. Continue reading
Keeping your creative juices flowing reliably can be something of an dilemma: the thought of not being able to come up with ideas and innovations can be stressful, and stress stifles creativity; causing a vicious cycle of worrying about being able to perform and that very worry causing the issue that is being worried about! However there are several methods that can be employed to erase the worry and keep the imagination in tip-top condition. Continue reading