How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
Personal Growth
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- How to harness the mind-body connection for health and wellness -

Many people still think that the placebo effect is 'all in the mind', that people don't really get better, instead they just 'think' they're getting better. In actual fact, belief causes real physical changes in the brain consistent with what the person believes.

In this talk, David will explain discuss how belief impacts the body and how powerfully the mind can exert an effect on the body. He will also discuss how mindfulness impacts the brain, how emotions impact the arteries and the immune system, even how the brain doesn't distinguish real from imaginary, such that the brain can process what we imagine as if it is real.

David will explain how to harness the mind-body connection for health and wellness and also share practical strategies for using visualisation to harness the mind-body connection for health and wellness, based upon successful strategies used by people who recovered from injury, illness, and disease.

The first copies of David's new book The Little Book of Kindness: Connect with others, be happier, transform your life will be available at the event, come along to pick one up and get it signed!

About the speaker, Dr David Hamilton

David Hamilton has a PhD in organic chemistry and spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the industry to write books and educate people on how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.

He is now the author of 12 books, including, ‘The Little Book of Kindness’, ‘How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body’, ‘I Heart Me’, the Amazon bestseller, ‘The Five Side Effects of Kindness’ and 'How Woo-Woo Works'.

David is featured in the award-winning documentary, ‘HEAL’. He appears regularly in the media and was recently featured on Channel 4’s live show, ‘Sunday Brunch’, in the UK and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ in the USA.  David is the honorary scientific advisor for the charity 52-Lives, a charity that helps people through acts of kindness, and he is an advisor to the science board at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

His new book The Joy of Actually Giving a F*ck: How Kindness Can Cure Stress and Make You Happy is released on 9th July 2024

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