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November 2016

An interesting paper in the Washington Post about Hypnosis

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October 2016


    When hospital nurses and nurse practitioners are keen to go further in  their treatment and support for patients ; when they take on further training in therapeutic hypnosis in order to hone this new skill and additional tool which has been accepted as such in the French Medical Academy report since 2013: two press articles offer marvelous accounts from  Stephanie Desanneaux-Guillou in Brittany (France) and Stéphane Rouet in Indre (France) that deal with their setting up as practitioners in therapeutic hypnosis, in their own professional fields.

    Both of them talk about the importance of training, of the therapeutic alliance with patients, of having therapeutic hypnosis be recognized and of having a legislation to protect patients and caregivers from ‘quack deviations’.

    One does not become a health practitioner by accident but through a personal reflection, a process that requires great personal and professional investment for the benefit of patients.

Both of them, in their respective regions, explain this very well,

Click on the first picture to read the articles in English and on the second for the French version...
(Translation by Frédéric Delacour and Tiphaine)


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Ouest France Newspaper


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La Nouvelle République Newspaper


July 2016

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Brain Network Reconfiguration and Perceptual Decoupling During an Absorptive State of Consciousness

Michael J. Hove1,2,Johannes Stelzer1,3,Till Nierhaus1,4Sabrina D. Thiel1Christopher Gundlach1Daniel S. Margulies1Koene R. A. Van Dijk5Robert Turner1Peter E. Keller1,6 and Björn Merker7


Trance is an absorptive state of consciousness characterized by narrowed awareness of external surroundings and has long been used—for example, by shamans—to gain insight. Shamans across cultures often induce trance by listening to rhythmic drumming. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined the brain-network configuration associated with trance. Experienced shamanic practitioners (n = 15) listened to rhythmic drumming, and either entered a trance state or remained in a nontrance state during 8-min scans. We analyzed changes in network connectivity. Trance was associated with higher eigenvector centrality (i.e., stronger hubs) in 3 regions: posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), and left insula/operculum. Seed-based analysis revealed increased coactivation of the PCC (a default network hub involved in internally oriented cognitive states) with the dACC and insula (control-network regions involved in maintaining relevant neural streams). This coactivation suggests that an internally oriented neural stream was amplified by the modulatory control network. Additionally, during trance, seeds within the auditory pathway were less connected, possibly indicating perceptual decoupling and suppression of the repetitive auditory stimuli. In sum, trance involved coactive default and control networks, and decoupled sensory processing. This network reconfiguration may promote an extended internal train of thought wherein integration and insight can occur.

Full text on Cerebral Cortex July 2016 26 (7)

Last edited: 13/07/2017

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