👉 To put things in perspective, by scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotised, researchers at the School of Medicine at Stanford were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis.
👉 Dr. David Spiegel one of the researchers was quoted as saying,
“Hypnosis is the oldest Western form of psychotherapy, but it’s been tarred with the brush of dangling watches and purple capes,” said Spiegel, who holds the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professorship in Medicine. “In fact, it’s a very powerful means of changing the way we use our minds to control perception and our bodies.”
👉Spiegel and his colleagues discovered three hallmarks of the brain under hypnosis. Each change was seen only in the highly hypnotizable group and only while they were undergoing hypnosis.
👉 One of these hallmarks suggested that anxiety, phobias, PTSD effects were lessened in the patients who were hypnotised.