Recent research from both neuro- and social science has revealed that behaviour – from simple actions (i.e. reaching for a glass of water) to long-term goal pursuit (preparing for an exam) – is most effective if people can visualise both the behaviours and the consequences they want to bring about.
This event will provide experiences that participants can explore.
In the Hypnosis booth, participants will experience their body being controlled by imagined events suggested by an outside voice (if they are willing to play along). Chevreul’s Pendulum, the Ouija Board and the Automatograph will reveal that even the simplest imaginations of movement immediately affect behaviour. You will also be given the opportunity to feel the positive and motivating impact mental imagery can have and to learn how you can use it to pursue any personal goals, for example getting more out of study, or getting fitter.
These hands-on experiences are accompanied by talks, posters and movie clips to show how such imagery can also be utilised.
This is a drop-in event and everyone is welcome to attend - no booking required.
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