Mind over Matter

How much, and in what way, do you think the power of the mind can influence a person’s health?
For the second part of this discussion, apply what you have learned from the course materials for this module and your own research. We’ll complete this discussion together, as each of us weighs in on the following topics. (Begin contributing on Wednesday):

Based on what we have learned in this week’s lessons about how the brain works and reading the Hartley article choose a specific disease or condition to discuss that you think may or may not be affected by using rewiring techniques. Are there some conditions you feel are more adaptable or is the application unlimited?
Based on your research and what other students shared here in the discussion, do you think there is scientific evidence to support valid use of neuroplasticity in treatment or prevention of illness?
Support your ideas with principles/understandings from the text or discussion materials.

By the end of the module, you should have engaged in substantive discussion on all components of the discussion questions. Recommendations are to ask your fellow classmates relevant questions to elevate the content, bring in a differing viewpoint, or share a professional experience.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.”

To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.


This discussion will be graded using a rubric. Please review this rubric prior to beginning the discussion. You can view the rubric on the Course Rubrics page within the Start Here module. All discussions combined are worth 30% of your final course grade.

By completing this discussion activity you will meet module outcomes: #1, 4, 6, and7.
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Last Updated on February 10, 2019

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