hp & med

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hp & med

Meditation:involves attaining a peaceful state of mind in which thoughts are not occupied by worry. Mindfully present with thoughts and feelings, but not consumed by them. It is not about ignoring one's thoughts. Mindfullness meditation is a technique used by yoga enthusiasts and Buddhist monks. Melissa Monroe focused on her pain from her cancer and separated the pain from her emotional response making it bearable. Meditation helps with disorders such as depression, anxiety, and panic. Meditation shows qualities of sleep & wakefullness. Hypnagogic reverie is the state right before one falls asleep where one feels that everything will work out. The state during meditation is similar to this. The switch is the meditative state involves activation of the basal ganglia and prefrontal cortex which are activated during consciousness. However, the initial activations led to decreases in the anterior cingulate which is the brain area associated with conscious awareness and acts of will.

Hypnosis & Meditation

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or a psychological state of altered attention and expectation in which an individual is unusually receptive to suggestion.Psychology and medicine consider it a legitimate process put still have a lot to learn regarding the topicIt develops a state of consciousness similiar to other states. They display a predominance of alpha & beta waves - a characteristic of people in a relaxed waking state. Cerebral cortex is activated similar to those in a waking state.

Steps for Meditation1. Find a quiet place and a comfortable chair2. Sit upright in the chair, rest your chin comfortably on your chest, and place your arms in your lap. Close your eyes.3. Focus on your breathing. Pay attention to the sensations of your lungs filling and emptying with air.4. Begin to repeat silently to yourself a single word everytime you breathe out. You can make a word up or use an emotion you wish to produce.5. If thoughts start to intrude, go back to focusing on your breathing. Once back in a calm state, begin saying the word again.

Four Steps in Hypnosis1. Minimize distractions and make the person comfortable.2. Tell the person to concentrate on something specific, such as an imagined scene or the ticking of a watch.3. Inform the person what to expect in the hypnotic state, such as relaxation or a pleasant floating sensation.4. Suggest certain feelings or events that will occur. "your eyes are getting tired"When this occurs, the person interprets them as being caused by your suggestion and accepts it as an indication that something is happening. this increases a person's expectations for you to make things happen in the future.

Extra InfoHypnotizability refers to the extent to which a person's responses are changed by being hypnotizedResearchers debate whether it is a divided state of consciousness or simply a learned social behaviordivided consciousness view of hypnosis - proposed that hypnosis involves a special divided state of consciousness, splitting a conscious into separate components1. follows the hypnotist's commands2. acts as a "hidden observer"social cognitive behavior view of hypnosis - hypnosis is a normal state in which the hypnotized person behaves the way he or she believes that a hypnotized person should behave


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