Altered States of Consciousness
Web Activity Lesson Plans
"Mind Over Matters"
Students have read about the use of hypnosis, biofeedback, and meditation to alter states of consciousness. In this activity, students will examine how hypnosis has found its way into the operating room to reduce pain and anxiety medications, and to limit associated complications.
Lesson DescriptionInstructional Objectives
Students will use the information from the articles on hypnosis in the operating room to learn about new applications for hypnosis. Students will read about a scientific study by Radiologist Elvira Lang of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School to compare the use of hypnosis to standard care. Students will then apply this information by writing a brief essay about other possible uses for hypnosis, biofeedback, or other relaxation techniques by physicians.
- Students will be able to describe a scientific study on the use of hypnosis in reducing pain and complications during minimally invasive surgery.
- Students will be able to use this knowledge to write a brief essay about other possible uses for hypnosis, biofeedback, or other relaxation techniques by physicians.