Archives for September 2009

Harness the power of your beliefs: Create your own placebos

 Just think- 40 years ago, the notion that our mind may influence our body was considered a ridiculous notion. Our body was a machine, an object that we could only influence from the outside, not the inside. Now science has uncovered that actually, our mind and our emotions do have a significant effect on our health, determining whether we recover quicker from illness, and … [Read more...]

Football Star Uses Visualisation Techniques

In sports psychology, the power of the mind is taken for granted. Many top athletes and sportspeople focus their consciousness regularly and visualise their intended outcome. Visualisation has been proven to improve performance, with the brain not knowing the difference between a real and an imagined picture. Here's what The Times recently reported about Chelsea's Didier Drogba … [Read more...]

Can hypnosis allow us to get in touch with our ‘sixth sense’?

Hypnosis as a therapeutic tool for self improvement is now widely used, but the mysteries of hypnosis are still unsolved. What part of ourselves are we tapping into in this altered state of consciousness- could we access forms of knowledge that are not accessible via conscious awareness? For example, can hypnosis faciliate ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)? Is the hypnotic trance … [Read more...]

5 ways to visualise confidence

All of us would like more confidence. Whether you need more body confidence, confidence in interviews, confidence in relationships, or career confidence, I'm sure there's an area of your life that could do with a confidence boost. But what if you could use the power of visualisation and mental imagery to enable your brain to allow you to be confident in that … [Read more...]

Benefits of meditation: 10 reasons why you should meditate

When you think of meditation, what thoughts or feelings come to mind? You're probably thinking of a serene person who seems calm and focused, and you'd be right. Many of us feel that meditation is just another chore to fit into our day, and taking this special relaxation time is something that most of us would see as a luxury. But what many people are unaware of are the … [Read more...]