8 Surprising Tools to Change your Health – the references!

We hope that you found this fascinating – if you’d like to read more about the studies Phil refers to you can find them listed below with links to the full articles.

  1. Mathôt S, Grainger J, Strijkers. Pupillary responses to words that convey a sense of brightness or darkness. Psychol Sci. 2017;2017:956797617702699. doi:10.1177/0956797617702699 (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28613135)
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  5. Yim J. Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health: A Theoretical Review. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2016;239(3):243-249. doi:10.1620/tjem.239.243 (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27439375)
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  9. Davidson RJ. Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosom Med. 2003;65(4):564-570. doi:10.1097/01.PSY.0000077505.67574.E3 (https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx)
  10. Parker P, Banbury S, Chandler C. Efficacy of The Rediscovery Process on Alcohol Use, Impulsivity and Flourishing: A Preliminary Randomised Controlled Study and Preliminary Cohort Study. EJAPP. 2020;4(13). doi:https://www.nationalwellbeingservice.org/volumes/volume-4-2020/volume-4-article-13
  11. Ditto B, Eclache M, Goldman N. Short-term autonomic and cardiovascular effects of mindfulness body scan meditation. Ann Behav Med. 2006;32(3):227-234. doi:10.1207/s15324796abm3203_9 (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17107296)
  12. Zeidan F, Johnson SK, Gordon NS, Goolkasian P. Effects of Brief and Sham Mindfulness Meditation on Mood and Cardiovascular Variables. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(8):867-873. doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0321 (https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2009.0321)
  13. Benedetti F, Colloca L, Torre E, et al. Placebo-responsive Parkinson patients show decreased activity in single neurons of subthalamic nucleus. Nat Neurosci. 2004;7(6):587-588. doi:10.1038/nn1250 (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15146189)
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  16. Evers AWM. Using the placebo effect: how expectations and learned immune function can optimize dermatological treatments. Exp Dermatol. 2017;26(1):18-21. doi:10.1111/exd.13158 (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/exd.13158)
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