Attention, Emotions, and Memories

The posterior cingulate cortex is involved with several processes in the brain.  It is part of the default mode network, which we talked about in an earlier episode.  Recently, we’ve been focusing on the concept of attention, and examining how attention works from a cognitive standpoint.  We want to ultimately get to a place where […]

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How Does Attention Work?

In this episode, we discuss how attention works.  Now, this is a bigger topic than you might first think, so we’re really just getting started, but the concepts we discuss here will give you some things to think about, and we’ll follow up more in the future.  We’ll discuss attention vs awareness, then the three […]

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Is Hypnotizability Genetic?

In this episode, we discuss a 2006 study that connects hypnotizability to certain genes that work with dopamine.  You can read the report here.

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Who Was Father Hell?

Father Maximilian Hell was a Jesuit priest who contributed to the development of hypnotism in the 1700’s. Find out how in this episode of Hypnotic Thoughts. If you’d like to read more about Father Hell, visit these resources: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07211a.htm http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/sj/scientists/hell.htm

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Cultivating Loving Energy

This is a short video session that takes you through the process of shifting your personal energy by going to inner resources and recalling a previous emotional state.  When you get stressed, or sad, or disappointed, you can use this simple technique to bring you back to loving energy.  Cultivating loving energy on a regular […]

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Google Glass Addiction?

Can you be addicted to anything?  In this episode, we examine a news article about a man who became addicted to technology.  Dr. Mani Saint-Victor explains how addiction works in the brain, and we get some perspective from a Google Glass user.

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What Are Mirror Neurons?

Mirror neurons help us internalize experiences that we observe in the outside world.  They also help us connect empathetically with others.  We’ll explain how in this episode. For some extra reading, check out this article on mirror neurons from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/11/06/whats-so-special-about-mirror-neurons/

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Hypnosis and Confidence

Chris Delaney helps people boost their confidence and go into job interviews better prepared.  We spoke with him about what gets in people’s way and how to create confidence quickly and effectively. If you’d like to learn more about the work Chris, visit http://www.christopher-delaney.co.uk If you’d like help getting ready for your next interview, visit […]

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Attention, Emotions, and Memories

The posterior cingulate cortex is involved with several processes in the brain.  It is part of the default mode network, which we talked about in an earlier episode.  Recently, we’ve been focusing on the concept of attention, and examining how attention works from a cognitive standpoint.  We want to ultimately get to a place where […]

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How Does Attention Work?

In this episode, we discuss how attention works.  Now, this is a bigger topic than you might first think, so we’re really just getting started, but the concepts we discuss here will give you some things to think about, and we’ll follow up more in the future.  We’ll discuss attention vs awareness, then the three […]

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When Hypnosis Doesn’t Work

Hypnosis is not a magic bullet.  It doesn’t always work.  Hypnotists generally don’t like to talk about this, but it’s an important part of professional development to learn and grow from the times in which things don’t go like we planned.

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Is Hypnotizability Genetic?

In this episode, we discuss a 2006 study that connects hypnotizability to certain genes that work with dopamine.  You can read the report here.

Father Hell

Who Was Father Hell?

Father Maximilian Hell was a Jesuit priest who contributed to the development of hypnotism in the 1700’s. Find out how in this episode of Hypnotic Thoughts. If you’d like to read more about Father Hell, visit these resources: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07211a.htm http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/sj/scientists/hell.htm

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Cultivating Loving Energy

This is a short video session that takes you through the process of shifting your personal energy by going to inner resources and recalling a previous emotional state.  When you get stressed, or sad, or disappointed, you can use this simple technique to bring you back to loving energy.  Cultivating loving energy on a regular […]

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Google Glass Addiction?

Can you be addicted to anything?  In this episode, we examine a news article about a man who became addicted to technology.  Dr. Mani Saint-Victor explains how addiction works in the brain, and we get some perspective from a Google Glass user.

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What Are Mirror Neurons?

Mirror neurons help us internalize experiences that we observe in the outside world.  They also help us connect empathetically with others.  We’ll explain how in this episode. For some extra reading, check out this article on mirror neurons from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/11/06/whats-so-special-about-mirror-neurons/

Hypnosis and Confidence

Chris Delaney helps people boost their confidence and go into job interviews better prepared.  We spoke with him about what gets in people’s way and how to create confidence quickly and effectively. If you’d like to learn more about the work Chris, visit http://www.christopher-delaney.co.uk If you’d like help getting ready for your next interview, visit […]

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Shame, Guilt, and Regret

We all know guilt, shame, and regret are negative states, but in this video we discuss how these emotions actually impact the way your brain works and keep you from being motivated.