Dr. Leistikow and Dr. Scott are both scientists. Dr. Leistikow in Medicine and Dr. Scott in the Science of Behavior, Psychology. They don’t believe in magic or magical cures. Their treatment is soundly based in the study of the brain, the process of emotional problems and psychotherapy, which is the treatment of those problems. It is true that there is magic in believing, but that belief should have a sound basis in fact and reason if it is to stand the test of time.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind such that one does not think about what one is about to do but simply acts based on well-established patterns of beliefs and behavior. When an athlete is “in the zone”, that is at a time for optimal performance. The athlete is not thinking about how to perform yet is acting and reacting automatically. In this state, the athlete does not hear the crowd, feels no doubt about performing, can perform at a higher level than was previously reached and may even be impervious to the pain of an injury. This is possible because of the logical/thinking part of the brain, that we usually use in interactions with the outside world, becomes more of an observer. A different part of the brain takes over, a part that is better at managing muscles and movements. Want to learn more?