When attempting to make positive changes in our lives, we often approach transformation in a fragmented manner. For example, the care of our physical wellness may be focused on the gym or our physician, while our mental and emotional wellness is buoyed by family and friends or psychotherapy, and spiritual concerns may be addressed by organized religion or a spiritual practice. Yet there is a growing awareness that paying attention to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self in concert with one another may create exponential shifts in our lives.
IONS scientist Dr. Garret Yount, along with collaborator Dr. Dawson Church, is doing a series of exciting experiments on the effects of Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT) on biochemistry and gene expression.
EFT is a noninvasive technique that uses elements of cognitive therapy and exposure therapy, and combines them with acupressure. It is one of several modalities that are considered “energy healing” techniques.
In this audio interview, IONS President and CEO Cassandra Vieten talks about the importance of creating a shift in consciousness to help humanity evolve toward a more peaceful and supportive global existence.
The first comprehensive review on the idea that focused collective intention can have a powerful, measurable impact on social conditions has arrived, and just in time.
Happy Positive Thinking Day!
The concept of positive thinking—consciously developing a mental attitude in which you expect good and favorable results—has long been a foundation in many lines of self-help and personal growth. Recent scientific investigations on positive thinking help us to better understand how what we focus on internally can not only support our mental health, but also our physical well-being.
Like a lot of kids, I asked myself those perennial questions as I lay in bed at night. How do I know the world is what my senses tell me? Do I really have freewill? Will I ever have a girlfriend? I remember being preoccupied by the idea that I was my brain. How is it that everything I think of as me – my inner thoughts and feelings – are somehow produced inside my head? And how do we know for sure that they are? At the time I assumed clever scientists already knew the answer, but as I got older, I realized I’d been wrong.