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Person’s With Parkinson’s disease (PWPs) are always seeking alternative and effective treatments for symptoms that are not successfully managed by traditional western (allopathic) medicine. At the same time, pharmaceutical researchers are frustrated by the high percentage of subjects who, in clinical trials, get better with placebos.
Recently, investigators are studying placebos more closely; asking whether they may be the expression of inherent properties of the BodyMind; mental assets that a wide range of patients can use to their advantage.
This experiential program consists of a mentored eight-week immersion in hypnosis and creative visualization practice.
What does the term BodyMind mean? The philosopher, Rene Descartes, postulated the body and the mind were separate entities. Ancient thinkers such as Aristotle held the same belief. Modern neuroscience disagrees, holding instead that the mind and the body are so intimately interconnected it is impossible to say where one leaves off and the other begins.
Daniel Siegel, in his book Mindsight, has expanded the definition the mind: “The human mind is a relational and embodied process that regulates the flow of energy and information.” It's much more than just the brain. Following years of study and soul-searching, I believe there is an Infinite Mind that came into existence as a part of the big bang. It is a mystery that may account for the unexplainable events every human being experiences at some time in their life. This is my mindset: the bodymind responds to imagination as much as material reality.
Note: Participants will not be invited to change what they believe about the meaning of life or God. They will simply engage their creative imagination to modify their bodymind.