The NY Times article, What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? certainly caught my attention. Many of my Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge hypnosis clients know that I am an avid student of brain plasticity and I often refer to neurohypnosis. Your brain has the ability to change—physically, functionally, and chemically—throughout life and your nerve cells have the ability to change through new experiences. Neuroscience has proven that you can change your brain just by thinking differently. Learn mindfulness self hypnosis to rewire your brain so that all the cells in your body return to their perfect original blueprint.
What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?
The New York Times, By Bruce Grierson, October 22, 2014: One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a converted monastery in New Hampshire. They shuffled forward, a few of them arthritically stooped, a couple with canes. Then they passed through the door and entered a time warp. Perry Como crooned on a vintage radio. Ed Sullivan welcomed guests on a black-and-white TV. Everything inside — including the books on the shelves and the magazines lying around — were designed to conjure 1959. This was to be the men’s home for five days as they participated in a radical experiment, cooked up by a young psychologist named Ellen Langer.
At the end of their stay, the men were tested again. On several measures, they outperformed a control group that came earlier to the monastery but didn’t imagine themselves back into the skin of their younger selves, though they were encouraged to reminisce. They were suppler, showed greater manual dexterity and sat taller — just as Langer had guessed. Perhaps most improbable, their sight improved. Independent judges said they looked younger. The experimental subjects, Langer told me, had “put their mind in an earlier time,” and their bodies went along for the ride.
If people could learn to be mindful and always perceive the choices available to them, Langer says, they would fulfill their potential and improve their health. Langer’s technique of achieving a state of mindfulness is different from the one often utilized in Eastern “mindfulness meditation” — nonjudgmental awareness of the thoughts and feelings drifting through your mind — that is everywhere today. Her emphasis is on noticing moment-to-moment changes around you, from the differences in the face of your spouse across the breakfast table to the variability of your asthma symptoms. When we are “actively making new distinctions, rather than relying on habitual” categorizations, we’re alive; and when we’re alive, we can improve. Indeed, “well-being and enhanced performance” were Langer’s goals from the beginning of her career.
You may have heard, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” In other words, when you keep thinking and feeling the same old dysfunctional thoughts and feelings, they become your identity – how you see yourself. Your body is then stuck in the past. You can change your thoughts and feelings and improve your health with mindfulness self hypnosis.
If you are ready to improve your health, call me from wherever you are and find out how you too can learn neurohypnosis.
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