‘Scientists Discover how Hypnosis actually Works’

‘Scientists Discover how Hypnosis actually Works’

This article is great because it analyses hypnosis from a neuroscience perspective.

It discusses research done at The Stanford School of Medicine, which used brain imaging to see what changes are actually happening in the brain during hypnosis.

In summary, they found changes in 3 areas of the brain during hypnosis:

    • Decreased activity in the dorsal anterior cortex – this means that in hypnosis people are able to suspend judgement and immerse themselves completely in something.
      This is vital in accessing the root cause of an issue in an RTT session. Once self-judgement is on hold and there is total focus on self-awareness, what emerges can be revelationary
    • Increased activity in parts of the brain that enable people to separate the thoughts in their heads from the feelings in their bodies.
      Again, this is a crucial aspect underpinning the success of RTT. RTT allows people to access their TRUE feelings rather than what they THINK about their feelings.

I was a ‘victim’ of this before studying RTT – I paid little attention to the feeling sensations in my body, I only attended to the interpretation of the feeling in my head – this can actually prevent true understanding and healing.

    • The third region affected involves self-consciousness.
      The researchers conclude that:
      ‘This has therapeutic potential. You can get people to shake up the way they react to problems and approach them from a different point of view’

“This shows hypnosis is not a magic show. It is a neurobiological phenonomen”

Before I studied RTT, I did actually think hypnosis was about getting people to act like a chicken on a stage – haha – now I know from practicing RTT, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It is great for the cynics among us to know the neuroscience backs this up too!

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