New brain hypnosis connection

A study “from the University of Turku, Finland, found that during hypnosis the brain shifted to a state where individual brain regions acted more independently of each other.…The finding shows that the brain may function quite differently during hypnosis when compared to a normal waking state. This is interesting because the extent to which hypnosis modifies neural processing has been hotly debated in the field.”

This is not news to hypnotists. It is just that disconnection that is the state that allows the hypnotist to “speak” to the subconscious mind. It is a state that we encourage in what is formally known as an induction, the moving from a conscious mind dominance, to a subconscious dominance, one that allows the conscious mind to “sleep”. The deep sleep state is mostly the same as a deep trance state. Brainwaves prove this definitively.

“In a normal waking state, different brain regions share information with each other, but during hypnosis this process is kind of fractured and the various brain regions are no longer similarly synchronised,” describes researcher Henry Railo from the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Turku

I think the use of synchronised would be better replaced with dominant resonance. It is our vibration, our frequencies, that produce a dominant resonance indicated in the change from sleep to waking, from waking to sleep, and from waking to hypnotic. In deep sleep and in deep trance our conscious mind is at rest, a delta brainwave state, leaving our subconscious mind present. Much of the work that takes place in a trance occurs in a Theta brainwave state. This is one “level” higher than Delta. In either case there is access to the subconscious mind. The subconscious is a literal, powerful, and malleable mind. It is this mind where new forms of habitual thinking may be nurtured and brought into being.

It seems likely now that science will confirm what hypnotists and many others have long known — Mind is the builder and there are levels or varieties of mind.

The Implications of Remote Viewing

I would title this video “The Implications of Remote Viewing”.
His proof is quite compelling. The whole story is fascinating.
Four stars if your cup of tea is the mind.

Presenting is Russell Targ, a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and was co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. His work with SRI in what was a new area, called remote viewing, has been widely published. His most recent book is “The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities.” In 1976, Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist.

Russell Targ from SuzanneTaylor on Vimeo.

It seems noteworthy to say that I found his explanation of these abilities quite detailed. One such detail is the neutrality of the abilities. How these abilities are used is relative to the consciousness of each individual.

January 2013

ducks_550wWell, there goes December 2012. It was another year and if you are reading this you got through it. I know of many who did not make it to 2013. it was certainly nice to see December 21st come and go. For the last few years the view of that date has been associated via films and television as a dire date of catastrophe. The media just loves fear and fear is the source of most of our problems in life.

For sometime I have pondered the word faith and been unable to find a definition that really works for me. And though a suitable definition eludes me, I have found the opposite of faith and that is fear.

I came across this idea in something I was reading recently. “Freewill is the most important variable in the geometry of time”. I take this to mean that the choices we make create the future. If the future were fixed we would not really exist as the only real existence is knowing we do exist and our choices have meaning.

When healing or change is required we have the option of palliative medicine that brings a temporary relief from our symptoms. There are many palliatives that make us feel better in our lives and do not correct the core condition.

Anyone reading this blog after a while comes to know that my belief system contains the power of self created miraculous experience. My personal experiences and work as a therapist confirms this, it also confirms the patient’s necessity of choosing true relief. If there is anything that impedes change it is habits, habits of mind and body.

I wish you all a miraculous year, a year where you are very conscious of your choices and the probable outcomes of those choices; a year where you observe yourselves and enjoy yourselves.



DSC02326_nov_28_12The Five Stages of Grief

These stages appear often in our lives with any loss and many changes.

  1. Denial — “I feel fine.”; “This can’t be happening, not to me.”
  2. Anger — “Why me? It’s not fair!”; “How can this happen to me?”; ‘”Who is to blame?”
  3. Bargaining — “I’ll do anything for a few more years.”; “I will give my life savings if…”
  4. Depression — “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?”; “I miss my loved one(tooth), why go on?”
  5. Acceptance — “It’s going to be okay.”; “I can’t fight it, I may as well prepare for it.”

I would like to add to the Kubler-Ross model, illumination. When something happens in our life there are also unintended opportunities or illumination. The illumination or opportunities come from going past the acceptance into a state of self education.