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

About David:

I have a first class honors degree in chemistry, specializing in biological and medicinal chemistry. After completing my PhD, I worked for 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. During this time I also served as an athletics coach and manager of one of the UK’s largest athletics clubs, leading them to three successive UK finals. Upon leaving the pharmaceutical industry, I co-founded the international relief charity Spirit Aid Foundation and served as a director for 2 years.

While writing my first book, I taught chemistry and ecology (and one math class) at James Watt College of Further and Higher Education and tutored chemistry at Glasgow University.

I’m now a bestselling author of 7 books published by Hay House, and offer talks and workshops that use science to inspire, fusing science, the mind, and spiritual wisdom. I also write a regular blog on my website as well as one for the Huffington Post.

I have been featured in numerous publications, including ELLE, RED Magazine, Psychologies, YOU Magazine, Good Housekeeping (both UK & US), and several newspapers.

You might wonder how I got into writing on the subjects I do. Well, I was fascinated by the placebo effect, how people improve through believing they are receiving a drug. Working in drug development exposed me to the placebo effect so I began to study mind-body interactions in my spare time. I decided to leave the pharmaceutical industry after 4 years because I wanted to write and speak about the mind, our abilities, and help people to believe in themselves more. And I also wanted to write and speak about kindness and spread the idea that a small group of people with compassion and kindness in their hearts can change the world.

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