Friday, 16 July 2010

The Mind's Effects on Tourette's Symptoms

I'd love to share something with you that I've just discovered - this great piece of research on the beneficial effects of self hypnosis on Tourettes symptoms. Once more we have new evidence as to the mind's powerful effect on the body - this is the same rationale as is behind my approach:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-07/uhcm-cat070810.php

The principles behind the use of self hypnosis are to engage the mind and quieten the internal chatter that creates the stress giving rise to verbal and physical tics. This internal chatter, as it is referred to in hypnotherapy and NLP, is the self-critical voice of introspection that can generate a spiral of self-doubt, fear of others' judgement and perfomance anxiety to name but a few destructive effects. The quietening of the mind "tunes" out this destructive chatter and relaxes us, enabling us to focus on the matter in hand. This relaxed state of mind is far more likely to enhance performance and at the same time make the same task appear easier and more effortless.

A lesson for us all here is that when we get our mind out of the way, everything improves!! That's another way of reminding us we have to "get over ourselves" :-)

Enjoy! - Joy x

P.S. Hypnosis has been proven to be effective in IBS and the quality of life of people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. References available on request.

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