This interactive lecture is called Mind Matters. Your mind matters because through your thoughts, emotions and convictions it is able to have strong biological effects on your body, as you’ll discover. A positive mindset protects your health, while a negative mindset damages your health and wellbeing.
In this lecture, Pascale Bruinen first shares her personal story of how she consciously used her mind and trained her brain by means of meditations, affirmations and visualizations in order to become very relaxed and full of confidence while waiting for abdominal surgery. This special mental preparation has lead to extraordinary results after her operation.
This will lead to discussing the dangerous effects of chronic stress and the scientific findings of the placebo-effect and nocebo-effect. The lecture will conclude with explaining how brain training by means of meditations, affirmations and visualizations has beneficial effects on your mental and physical health and why this is the case. There’s also time for a couple of exercises, for instance how you can stop the downward negative thinking spiral and a joint meditation and visualisation.
After this lecture you’ll know how to use your mindset in order to promote your mental and physical health and how to prepare yourself optimally for surgery and medical procedures such as chemotherapy and radiation. You’ll be able to use simple techniques of brain training in order to become more relaxed and confident. You’ll understand why and how your thoughts, emotions and convictions have far reaching biological effects on the body and you’ll know how brain training will help you to better achieve your goals and optimize your health.
Pascale Bruinen, writer, public speaker and coach specialized in promoting mental and physical health by optimizing your mindset and by mental prehabilitation: optimally preparing patients for surgery and medical procedures such as chemotherapy or radiation. She’s also the author of ‘Self Recovery from within’, a book that is now being ‘prescribed’ by more and more doctors and other healthcare workers to their patients.
Next to this, Pascale is the founder and owner of the Academy for Selfrecovery, an online knowledge center for evidence based selfcare and selfrecovery interventions.