Can hypnosis help your memory and learning?
In a word, YES! We know that low self-esteem detracts from learning, as do bad study habits, the absence of reward, lack of motivation, and fear. However, hypnotherapy can help establish or reprogram effective personal learning habits, boost self-esteem, relieve stress and create motivation, all of which can result in enhanced learning and improved memory.
Can you tell me more about the human memory?
Humans possess three types of memory:
- Memory of words, ideas and concepts: The most vital yet the least retentive type of memory and perhaps the most complex.
- Sensory memory: Functions like feeling, seeing, tasting, smelling and hearing.
- Motor skill memory: Remembering how to perform physical activities, like driving a car, riding a bike, swimming, etc.
Your brain is an incredibly complex structure; it’s made up of billions of neurons whose structural integrity is paramount to its function and health. An adult brain represents only 2% of total body weight and yet is the most energy hungry organ in the body needing a constant supply of fuel. The brain doesn’t have its own energy or nutrient stores so requires constant nourishment otherwise we suffer side effects such as lack of concentration and energy slumps amongst others.
How you feel and think is directly affected by the foods you choose to eat. Eating the right foods has been proven to boost IQ, improve concentration, memory, focus, mood and even emotional stability. Your brain essentially requires two main components, glucose for energy and a wide array of nutrients, both of which will come from the food you eat and then additionally from supplements which top up the dietary shortfall.