Altered States of Consciousness Throughout Term Paper

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There are also physiological data indicating that people really do experience hypnotic suggestions. Recent brain-imagining studies show that when hallucinations or pain inhibition is suggested, brain activity can be observed that is consistent with the suggested experiences (Kirsh, 2001)."

Alternate consciousness states also provide humans with the ability to numb themselves to pain and stress. Whether it is the use of drugs, drinking in excess or learning to meditate each morning, the ability to alter one's state of consciousness can allow at least a temporary relief of life stress symptoms.

There have been more than 1.000 peer reviewed journal articles published with regard to altered states of consciousness with meditation and its impact on stress. The research indicates that the altered state has a positive effect on people's stress levels, which allows them to function in a more efficient manner (Mind, 2006).

Conclusion

Altered states of consciousness have attracted humans for many years. They allow people to become uninhibited, they provide a relief from stress and problems and in the end they encourage people to stop and take a moment to make themselves feel better before returning to caring for everyone around them.

References

Kirsch, Irving (2001) the altered states of hypnosis. Social Research

____(2006) Meditation -- the relaxation remedy: research suggests meditation can help ease stress, improve health and well-being, and even boost…

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References

Kirsch, Irving (2001) the altered states of hypnosis. Social Research

____(2006) Meditation -- the relaxation remedy: research suggests meditation can help ease stress, improve health and well-being, and even boost brain activity.

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