Little Known Facts on The Importance of Self Image

Written by Emily Clark

It is not a surprise to most people that health studies point to popular culture as a perpetrator of body image which has corresponded torepparttar self image and well being of women AND men.

What may surprise you is that this is not a new phenomenon.

Isrepparttar 144566 rail thin appearance of runway and magazine models a new obsession which has started young girls and women on a path towards starvation, malnutrition and disorders such as anorexia and bulimia?

Actually, No.

The western world created a popular culture of 'you can never be to thin' as early asrepparttar 144567 20's when flapper styles caused women to starve and over exercise their bodies to attainrepparttar 144568 flat chested, androgynous look that was popular at that time.

The fuller figure did make a comeback duringrepparttar 144569 depression, but quickly reverted inrepparttar 144570 60's with thinness being equated with physical beauty.

Studies on self image indicate that women tend to consider themselves heavier than they really are. This distorted body image is linked to unhealthy dietary practices like anorexia and bulimia.

Although distorted body image affects men and women of all age ranges, it is middle and upper class women who are most commonly affected in thinking they are too heavy and need to loose weight. Girls as young as nine are followingrepparttar 144571 paths set down by mothers, sisters and others.

Onrepparttar 144572 other hand, men with body image problems often feel they are too thin and use of steroids by youths trying to build muscle mass shows that they are also adversely affected by media portrayals ofrepparttar 144573 body.

Bad self image is learned. This can be clearly illustrated by a study conducted by WHO with Canadian students. The study showed thatrepparttar 144574 confidence of children dropped dramatically throughrepparttar 144575 pre-teen years. The percentage of 11 year old boys and girls who felt confident all ofrepparttar 144576 time was 47% and 35% respectively. By age 15repparttar 144577 percentage dropped to 30% for boys and a disappointing 14% for girls.

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Hypnosis

Written by Emily Clark

You’ve seenrepparttar stage acts where a hypnotist selects someone out ofrepparttar 144565 audience and when he claps his hands,repparttar 144566 unwilling participant struts aroundrepparttar 144567 stage clucking like a chicken. You’ve also seen movies whererepparttar 144568 hypnotist wavesrepparttar 144569 pocket watch in front ofrepparttar 144570 subject as he utters, “you’re getting sleepy … very sleepy.” Hypnosis is a little more than what Hollywood or Vegas make it out to be. Below is a brief overview.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring altered state of consciousness in whichrepparttar 144571 critical faculty is bypassed (mind inrepparttar 144572 conscious mode) and acceptable selective thinking established. Wow! That’s a lot of technical jargon! Simply put, this means thatrepparttar 144573 reasoning, evaluating, judging part of your mind (conscious) is bypassed.

Hypnosis deals withrepparttar 144574 subconscious. Have you ever driven to work or home or anywhere, arrived at your destination but then had little to no recollection ofrepparttar 144575 drive? Your reasoning, evaluating and judging parts of your mind were still intact and functioning (read: you safely arrived at your location) but your cognizant mind was bypassed. Hypnosis feels very much like that. It’srepparttar 144576 same or similar feeling as when you day dream. People under hypnosis know exactly what they are doing.

What about control? Many people fear being hypnotized because they falsely believe they will have to give up control of their mind. Not true. Think about when you are so engrossed in a movie and you find yourself in tears. If you’ve ever watched Saving Private Ryan,repparttar 144577 Titanic orrepparttar 144578 Passion ofrepparttar 144579 Christ you know this scenario all too well. During these movies you were so involved that you actually felt emotion. You were literally in a hypnotic trance. Most importantly, though, you still hadrepparttar 144580 power to emerge from that state if desired.

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