How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body
Falkirk Storytelling Festival brings you Dr David Hamilton to discuss his book 'How Your MInd Can Heal Your Body' here in Trinity.
There is no longer any doubt that the way we think affects our bodies: countless scientific studies have shown this to be true. For former pharmaceutical scientist, Dr David Hamilton, the testing of new drugs highlighted how profoundly the mind and body are connected. Time and time again, the control group of patients in drug trials improved in similar ways to those who actually received the medicines. Astounded, he decided to leave the industry to explore the relationship between the mind and the body.
This bestselling acclaimed book was first published 10 years ago. In it, Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualisation, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain, injury and illness.
In this new edition, Dr Hamilton has added four new chapters to discuss the latest cutting edge information and extraordinary new techniques. These include using imagery to stimulate the immune system – a method that can benefit cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment – effectively using the mind to speed up rehabilitation from stroke, and powerful visualisation strategies to enhance sporting performance, and facilitate recovery from injury, illness and disease.