Other States of Consciousness

Critical Thinking Questions

What advantages exist for researching the potential health benefits of hypnosis?


Healthcare and pharmaceutical costs continue to skyrocket. If alternative approaches to dealing with these problems could be developed that would be relatively inexpensive, then the potential benefits are many.

What types of studies would be most convincing regarding the effectiveness of meditation in the treatment for some type of physical or mental disorder?


Ideally, double-blind experimental trials would be best suited to speak to the effectiveness of meditation. At the very least, some sort of randomized control trial would be very informative.