What does hypnosis do to our brain?
Due to massive advances in brain imagery, researchers can now “peep” into a brain to see which parts are active during hypnosis. Dr David Spiegel, one of the most renowned experts in hypnosis and the brain, has used these advances to find how hypnosis affects the brain.
the region called the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex becomes less active during hypnosis. This region helps people stay vigilant about their external environment, which means that people tend to get more relaxed and less worried about what’s happening around them while in a hypnotic state. Important for relaxation!
Is there a downside to hypnosis?
From a health and wellbeing perspective, there is no downside. None whatsoever.
That delightful quote by Dr Erickson is why I love hypnosis. It helps me create joy in the lives of others!