renowned 1979 “counterclockwise” study, showed how
elderly men who lived for a week as though it was 1959
grew noticeably younger and healthier eg; vision, hearing,
strength, and other abilities significantly improved. This important work provides us the
first clear, scientific evidence that the biological clock
can be reversed.
study, supervised by Dr Ellen
Langer (now aged 72 and the longest serving Professor at
Harvard University) shows us the ways in which our belief in
physical limits constrains us; and demonstrates how our
desire for certainty in medical diagnosis and treatment
often prevents us from fully exploiting the power of
program has now been successfully conducted in three countries
(US, Great Britain, and South Korea) all yielding very
powerful results for enhanced functioning for older adults.
study and other more recent studies (see below), hold enormously
exciting and powerful keys for changing our general
health—including old age, heart health, cancer, weight and
vision—as well as for our fundamental happiness.
Many similar studies have followed, such as a paper
published in the journal Psychological Science that
involved 84 hotel maids. The maids had reported that they
didn’t get much exercise in a typical week. The researchers
primed the chambermaids to think differently about their
work by informing them that cleaning rooms was serious
exercise. Once their expectations were shifted, the maids
lost weight, relative to a control group (and also improved
on other measures like body mass index and hip-to-waist
ratio). All other factors were held constant. The only
difference was the change in
The power of the mind to ease various afflictions.
In a recent Type 2 Diabetes Study — the subjects’
perception of how much time had passed was manipulated. The
theory was that the diabetics’ blood-glucose levels would
follow perceived time rather than actual time; in other
words, they would spike and dip when the subjects expected
them to. And that’s what the data revealed.
How each subject thought about time actually influenced the
metabolic processes inside of their bodies. Anil
Ananthaswamy (New Scientists journalist, Ted speaker and
author of the Edge of Physics) writes that people between
the ages of 40 and 80 tend to feel younger than their
chronological age, while those in their 20's feel older.
This makes sense, as Robert Sapolsky (professor of biology,
and professor of neurology and neurological sciences and
neurosurgery, at Stanford University) points out in
‘Behave’: after the age of 30 our metabolism slows down,
which skews our perception of time. Time actually feels
different. What’s amazing about the research above is
we have a conscious decision in how we feel about that.
possible for people to decide to get well?
More studies have followed such as in 2014 when a number of
healthy test subjects were given the mission to make
themselves unwell. The subjects watched videos of people
coughing and sneezing. No deception was involved. This was
explicitly a test to see if they could voluntarily change
their immune systems in measurable ways.
Following the experiment nearly half of the experimental
group exhibited cold symptoms and showed high levels of the
IgA antibody (a sign of elevated immune-system response).
Here was concrete proof that people could get sick or well
through the power of their mindset.
Placebo effects have already been proven to work on the
immune system. But this study clearly showed for the first
time that they work in a different way — that is, through an
act of will.
The Mind-Body Interface Conference Summary report 2017
Academy of Medical Sciences (comprising UK’s leading medical
scientists from hospitals and academia).
Our brain's interface with our body.
“The vagus nerve comprises over 100,000 nerve fibres, of
which 80% are sensory and connect the brain to almost every
organ in the body. Professor Tracey explained that the vagus
nerve is involved in normal physiology and homeostasis of
most organs and the immune system.”
Research has shown how the immune system can be regulated by
the brain via the Vagus Nerve.
A growing body of research has now shown that people's
mindsets have driven placebo responses where a patient's
health changes. This has also led researchers to consider
how a placebo or mindset change can affect the vagus nerve.
For example; recent clinical trials have shown how
inflammatory markers have been reduced in inflammatory
diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The Report concludes
that as a change of mindset can affect connections in the
brain that trigger a positive physiological outcome, other
forms of mental stimulation such as cognitive behavioural
therapy and mindfulness which can change a person’s
perception, attitude and thinking should also be considered.
Therapeutic neuroscience education (TNE) has been shown to
be effective in the treatment of mainly chronic
musculoskeletal pain conditions. Emerging research shows how
patients who were shown how to change their mind-set regards
pain produced impressive immediate and long-term changes,
such as; decreased pain, improved function / movement and,
increased calming of the brain (as seen on brain scans).
In summary, Therapeutic Neuroscience Education is now
successfully used by some of the world's leading
musculoskeletal clinics to change a patient’s perception of
pain (change of mind-set) resulting in lower pain and
Your mindset can rewind aging, physically and mentally!
Florida State University College of Medicine psychologist
and gerontologist Antonio Terracciano states subjective age
is correlated with factors such as walking speed, lung
capacity, grip strength, and bodily inflammation. As his
work, among others, shows, it’s not necessarily the body
influencing the mind. Your mindset about aging has an
equally important role in aging. Terracciano's research has
shown that this affects cognition: a belief in a higher
subjective age correlates with cognitive impairments and
So much can be revealed by how we talk about ourselves. How
much emphasis do you place on numerical age? Do you believe
age limits your physical and mental abilities? Is age an
excuse for all the new things you don’t try? Do you spend
more time reminiscing about what once was instead of
planning on what’s to come? These questions and more are
indicative of the mindset you have around age. And, as this
research shows, it will affect how you actually age.
Using the Mind-Body approach, health studies recently
conducted aimed to improve disease outcomes by attention to
symptom variability. Arthritis, chronic pain, als, tbi,
prostate cancer, and ms have been shown to be amenable to
this treatment. Studies with other disorders are now
An intensive,2 year study (still in progress -due to be
completed early 2020), lead by Dr Ellen Langer who
supervised the seminal 1979 Counterclockwise Study, tests if
a change of mind-set can shrink the tumours of cancer
patients. Results to date are highly encouraging. Another
ongoing study investigates whether mindfulness can slow
progression of prostate cancer. Note: Martin Seligman,
recognized as the father of positive psychology, calls
Langer “the mother of positive psychology,” in recognition
of her groundbreaking work, while others call her "the
mother of mindfulness".
Turning BACK TIME using your Life Mind-Body Reset Code!
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Today, neuroscientists are charting what’s going on in the
brain when expectations alone reduce pain or relieve
Parkinson’s symptoms. Many other experiments now focus on
how changes in self-perception can generate positive,
reversal changes in health.
A “new alliance” between neuroscience and psychotherapy is
now taking place. Recent neuroscientific developments show
that the mind is linked not only to the body but to specific
neuronal brain structures. Neuroscientific explorations are
also contributing concepts such as the relational mind,
implicit memory, and mirror neurons. This new mind–body
alliance has opened up new doors for understanding for both
theory and practice how the mind can change the body.
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