What is Suggestion about?
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!
It is now a proven scientific fact that we can change our brain patterns and thoughts, through suggestion.
Neuro-plasticity also known as cortical remapping refers to the ability of the brain to change as a result of one’s experience, that the brain is ‘plastic’ and ‘malleable’. This is a recent discovery; the previous belief among scientists was that the brain does not change after the critical period of infancy.
The brain consists of nerve cells called neurons and glial cells which are interconnected and learning may happen through change in the strength of the connection, by adding or removing connections and by the formation of new cells. ‘Plasticity’ relates to learning by adding or removing connections or adding cells.
The Suggestions of talk therapy are literally revealed by modern imaging techniques, MRI etc, as the driving force behind mind-body healing and change. With the observation of new Neuronal pathways forming with repetition of appropriate suggestions.
This is where the benefits of hypnotherapy, the utilisation of focused attention and hypnotic language, in laying down new neural pathways becomes scientific reality.
Suggestion therapy can be used to stop smoking, stop nail biting, to gain confidence or motivation. In fact any change you desire!
A personalised hypnotic CD is designed for each client to reinforce the changes that they have made and establish the new neural pathways
For more research on how neuro plasticity works please check out,
CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY – THE WAY FORWARD
© Dr. Peter George, ICHP Australia
LimestoneCoast Division of General Practice, February, 2012.