PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY (PNI) – THE NEXT BIG THING IN MIND/BODY MEDICINE? – GARRY COLES

Is PNI destined to be the next big breakthrough in mind / body medicine? PNI is a relatively new science that examines the relationships between body function and psychological states. It is the study of how mind states can affect responses of the immune system. There is mounting evidence indicating a potential link between negative mindsets such as stress, and the development or continuing course of such conditions as cancer and arthritis. Therefore, a positive state of mind may assist in boosting the immune system potentially altering the course or outcome of the condition. This presentation is designed to give a thorough introduction to PNI and how it relates to hypnotherapeutic interventions.