Sensory deprivation: exploring the flotation tank

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I’ve been interested in altered states of consciousness for most of my life. From studying Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, to running my own hypnotherapy practice, I’m passionate about learning more about tools for wellbeing.   So when I was offered the opportunity to have another float at Calm Water, I jumped at the … [Read more...]

How visualisation can heal: one man’s story

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Date: 12th January 2015 Source: The Daily Mail Dr Michael Moskowitz knows a lot about pain. He is a pain specialist after all, but one day, he got tested to the limit. He fell and broke his thigh bone. He decided to see if visualisation can heal, and help him reduce his pain. Here is his story, first reported in the Daily Mail. 'Dr Moskowitz's strategy was simple. … [Read more...]

Visualisation key to improving sports performance

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The idea of visualising, or mentally rehearsing, before an event is certainly not new. Some coaches even go as far as saying that sports are 90% mental and only 10% physical, and it is no secret that seasoned athletes already employ mental techniques. World champion golfer Jack Nicklaus quoted “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus … [Read more...]

Visualisation improves healthy eating, says research

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A research study published in Psychology and Health says that visualisation improves healthy eating. It does make sense that by training our minds, we can overcome cravings for unhealthy foods and start to eat better. Here's the story, first reported by Newswise. Date: 25th February 2011 Source: Newswise If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is … [Read more...]

Mindfulness therapy shows promise for fibromyalgia

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Mindfulness therapy could help to solve health conditions such as fibromyalgia, a study suggests. The story was first reported by Reuters Health, excerpt below. Source: Reuters Health Date: 2nd July 2010 " A form of 'mind-body' therapy that focuses on the role of emotions in physical pain may offer some relief to people with fibromyalgia, a small clinical trial suggests. The … [Read more...]