Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

How the Brain Copes with Anxiety and Panic Attacks

This could have been said equally well by Buddha, Beck, or Albert Ellis!

Eastern philosophers are completely in agreement with Western cognitive-behavioral psychology concerning the cause of unhappiness. They differ only in their approach.

Western scientists are currently discovering how your brain can learn to turn anxiety into calmness, as expressed in the following video by Martin L. Rossman, M.D., speaking at the University of San Francisco.

For more instruction in guided imagery, see:  "How to Hypnotize Yourself Using the Best Me Technique."
For more information on intentional thought, see Claude Bristol's "The Magic of Believing."
For more information on visualization, see: "How to Achieve Your Goals Without Using 'Will Power.'"

In no particular order, here are just a few the other practical applications of hyperempiria, or suggestion-enhanced experience, contained on this Blog,  You can learn how to:
See also the following print sources:

Gibbons, D. E. (2001). Experience as an art form. .New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.

Gibbons, D. E. (2000). Applied hypnosis and hyperempiria. Lincoln, NE: Authors Choice Press (originally published 1979 by Plenum Press).

Gibbons, D. E., & Cavallaro, L (2013).. Exploring alternate universes: And learning what they can teach us. Amazon Kindle E-Books. (Note: It is not necessary to own a Kindle reader to download this e-book, as the Kindle app may be downloaded free of charge to a standard desktop or laptop computer and to most cell phones.)

Gibbons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2010). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. in S. J. Lynn, J. W. Rhue, & I. Kirsch (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 267-291.