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Hypnosis – Facts and Myths What is Sleep Hypnosis How Does Hypnosis Work One of the most frequent questions I am asked concerning healing with sleep hypnosis is what is sleep hypnosis anyway? The answer is a little bit involved because in order to understand how it works you need an understanding of what it is. I initially learned about sleep hypnosis online and the best resources available are anything written by a hypnotherapist and hypnotherapy websites. Without actually participating in various guided meditation and hypnosis sessions and entering the trance-state, though, it was difficult to fully grasp what is involved
Origin of Meditation The origin of the practice of meditation is seen mainly in religious contexts throughout history. It can be traced back to prehistoric 5000 BC. The earliest writings to be discovered were concerning meditation (Dhyana) originating from the Vedas of Hindu traditions around 1500 BCE. Nearing 6 to 5 century BCE, was the period of the first development of other forms of meditation in Taoist China and Buddhist India. Early Buddhism The word Dhyana, as influenced by the Vedas in early Buddhism, means “contemplation and meditation” in all three religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, but the technical
What Is Secondary Gain Secondary gain, as it relates to medical diagnosis is defined as the benefits that a person receives relative (secondary) to an injury or illness. The injury or illness may or may not be legitimate. One example of secondary gain is a person involved in an auto accident who has a potential lawsuit against a negligent party. The more severe the injury, the greater the value of the lawsuit. Some exaggerate their physical condition for the purpose of appearing more injured than they actually are with a specific intention. There are different types of secondary gain but
Meditation Alters Cognitive Brain Function/ Benefits of Meditation on the Brain The most universal forms of meditation evolved from the spiritual cultures of Hinduism and Buddhism which can be traced to around 1500 BCE. Over the course of time, meditation practices and techniques have been interpreted by the cultures in which they were introduced. There exists a great diversity of technique but the results of meaningful meditation, in every form, maintain a common denominator. The advancement of medicine has allowed researchers to study the benefits of meditation in the brain as never before, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly evident
Meditating in Bed | Not Unusual What do you think of when you hear the word “meditation?” If you have never experienced it, you probably don’t think of “meditating in bed” although it is not unusual. In fact, you would be surprised at how many people actually make it a ritual. What you more than likely visualize the first time you hear it is someone sitting on the floor in what appears to be an uncomfortable position; a dark room filled with several small flickering candles and the aroma of the lavender essential oil. Maybe even a large fluffy towel
A Revelation of Love! When the idea of discussing “Happiness” first appeared in my mind’s eye the initial intent was to reveal it as another benefit of meditation. A revelation of the truth of Love, and specifically self-love. As usually occurs, the content took on a life of its own. Because I was bestowed with more compassion than logic, my inquisitive nature demanded to understand the basis for labeling Happiness as an emotion, and with a little overthinking, here are my notes. Variations in Beliefs Dr. Cheryl A. McDonald, of Health Psychology in San Diego, describes happiness as “a blurred emotion,
Prehistoric Roots Meditation has been practiced since as early as 1500 BC. If you are curious about the origins and evolution of meditation and how it relates to modern techniques and teachings, the source material is voluminous. Each method of meditation has its own ancestry. Each form or technique has developed over 4500 years of cultural and religious influence. For people like myself who had heard of meditation and yoga but never learned much, or, technically for beginners, “Meditation” is a catch-all term encompassing forms of self-discipline techniques designed to gain insight into love through self-knowledge and the human