Enhanced brain structures have also The Memory Hack Review User Review been found in long-term meditators, a group that may represent the epitome of mindfulness practitioners. It was discovered that they generally had thicker Reticular Activating Systems and right prefrontal cortices. The former, which is located in the brainstem, is believed to have a lot to do with human consciousness. (Therefore, it is a primary target for chemical anesthetics.) The latter provides higher brain functions such as inhibition and the assignment of meaning. It also provides the additional service of allowing selective thought. This is why increased competence in this area is so important to hypnotherapists and anyone interested in personal transformation.
What does this have to do with hypnotherapy? My definition of hypnosis says that it is a process of reducing pattern resistance - that is, neurological resistance to change - and enhancing the efficiency of selective thought. This process tends to have the side-benefit of calming an overactive ACC. Therefore, the enhanced awareness that results from hypnosis can be attributed primarily to this. Secondarily, the selective thinking structure of the brain - the right prefrontal cortex - plays a role both in hypnosis and mindfulness.