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David R. Hamilton PhD > Kindfulness

Most people nowadays have heard of mindfulness. The simplest form of mindfulness is to breathe and to simply notice that it’s what you’re doing right now. So you might place your attention on what breathing feels like for you or notice what it sounds like.

Would you say that grass is green? How sure can you be about that? Grass has no colour of its own! It is green for us because we have three types of cones (or photoreceptors) in our eyes...

David R. Hamilton PhD > Is There Science on Reiki?

When I began researching for my new book, ‘Why Woo Woo Works’, one of the first subjects I investigated was Reiki. Reiki is really popular nowadays, but a lot of people unfamiliar with it still refer to it as woo woo...

David R. Hamilton PhD > Kindness Is the Opposite of Stress

I often ask audiences the question, “What is the opposite of stress?” Most people offer that it’s “peace” or “calm” or “tranquillity,” or something along those lines. It’s natural to think this, because when we feel stressed, we naturally want to feel calm instead.

This apparent paradox is inherent to life. It’s built into the side effects of kindness. You only gain (in terms of mental and physical health) if you’re not trying to gain. It’s an example of a catch-22

David R. Hamilton PhD > The Healing Power of Nature

Our species, Homo sapiens, branched off from other species around 260,000 years ago and lived their lives in Africa’s tropical savanna, having migrated previously from the lush Makgadikgadi-Okavango wetland...

David R. Hamilton PhD > How To Write a Book

There’s no correct way to write a book. I’ve been asked dozens of times about how to best write a book. If you ask 10 authors how they do it, you’ll get several different answers.

I’m often asked what the ‘right’ visualisation is for certain conditions. The truth is, there’s not ‘the’ right visualisation, just the one that’s right for you. So long as what you’re imagining is wellness, then you’re doing it right.

David R. Hamilton PhD > Mind and Weight Loss

I’ve had a few hypnotherapy sessions recently. A friend is training in solution focused hypnotherapy and is using me as one of his test subjects. I’m loving it and already feeling the benefits.

David R. Hamilton PhD > 3 Ways to Practice Kindfulness

I’ve talked a lot about benefits of kindness in other articles. For example, I’ve talked about the impact of kindness on mental health, through how kindness feels as well as how it induces changes in brain regions, plus how kindness impacts the heart, immune system...

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