Your Body's Mystery Chemical

May 18, 2018   /   byPuget Sound Life  / Categories :  Puget Sound General

Serotonin is on everyone's lips laTely. This strange little neurotransmitter shows up in all sort of weird places. Its role in mood regulation is so critical that many researchers call it the 'happy molecule.' It regulates appetite too.

Hypnotists – I hope you're paying attention. This little bundle of joy is worth paying attention to.

Mood, appetite – okay, that sounds reasonable. After all, there's a link between those two. Whether you're an emotional eater or sadness kills your hunger, either way there's a connection. So maybe this one chemical is responsible for changes in both? Maybe the stereotype of crying into a pint of ice cream comes from this?

Hold on to that thought. We're not done exploring what serotonin can do.

Most people who know about serotonin heard about it because of SSRIs. These drugs – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – are common antidepressants. Not surprising, if it's a neurotransmitter associated with mood.

So serotonin must help with depression, right?

Well … the truth is that we do not know. That's the common view. If you talk to anyone who researches this stuff, though, they'll tell you that explanation is too simple. Some drugs that mess around with serotonin levels do not treat depression. There's something else going on, too.

My advice would be to pay attention to the latest research. You do not want to parrot the popular view, only to have a doctor wave some new paper in your face. This story is still unfolding, so just know that there are unanswered questions here.

Let's put the depression question to the side. It's a thorny issue at the best of times.

In fact, let's move outside of the brain entirely.

The neural clusters around your intestines produce almost all of your serotonin. For a neurotransmitter, it spends a lot of time outside the skull.

It regulates aspects of digestion. Serotonin regulates bowel movements and triggers nausea. And we've already referred appetite regulation.

When you bleed, it even helps keep you alive by forming blood clots.

It does a lot of different things, most of them physical. Are these relevant to you, as a hypnotist? They can be. This is one of the more obvious ways that mental problems can manifest as physical ones.

But really what you should focus on is this:

If a client just wants to feel better, then serotonin plays a role. If their appetite stabilizes as a side effect, I doubt they'll complain. And if over the course of their time with you they happen to cut themselves, rapid healing makes for a beautiful convincer of the power of the mind.

Source by William T Batten


Unauthorized Affiliate – error page

Unauthorized Affiliate – error page

Unauthorized Affiliate – error page review How-to Ebook On The 3 Commands That Every Dog Needs To Know, Including How To Train Them Even If They’re Stubborn!

read more
Unauthorized Affiliate – error page

Unauthorized Affiliate – error page

Unauthorized Affiliate – error page review Manhood And Wellness Tips. Erectile Dysfunction Natural Cure With Foods That Keep A Man Rejuvenated And Energized For Life Affiliates Make 75% Commission From Multiple Products And Get Free Marketing Tools.

read more

Think You’re Too Young for Perimenopause? Think Again

Does any of this sound like you? Joanne was a vibrant, 30-something year old with a very active lifestyle. She partied with her friends every weekend, spent time with her 2 Labrador Retrievers at home and was a real go-getter at work. Until she wasn’t. Not long after her 34th birthday, she started getting headaches. […]

read more

Party Fun With Bounce Houses

If you’re considering renting a bounce house for an event involving children, there are many good reasons to feature for your child’s party. Here are some of them: 1. Bounce houses provide hours of safe fun for children. Children love physical activity, and by having it, children can play boisterously and just let themselves go […]

read more


Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.