We all know that positive thinking works. The placebo effect is the most well known example, if you believe that something will work then indeed it will.
If I tell you that you’ll get better and you have credibility in me, then you’ll feel better almost instantly. Conversely there is the nocebo effect – if I tell you things are going to get worse, then they will.
I learnt recently of an amazing statistic in the first world war. Most of the doctors went to war – which meant that there were almost no GPs.
So what happened to the civilian population who did not have any medical support?
With a fear of offending the traditionalists I’ve produced my own version of the 12 days of Christmas.
Due to shortage of space I’ve only produced the last verse.
One of my favourite moments of cinema history was Monty Pythons Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
They took the essence of Chivalry, Bravery and Honour to the extreme.
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!
I’ve previously chatted about glue – my name for those subconscious utterances between the meaningful things we want to say.
We are on the brink of a revolution.
Our knowledge of how the brain works has advanced little from the classical philosophers until the advent of sophisticated psychological experiments and functional MRI scanners.
Regular readers will know that we are always on the look out for ways to improve the service we offer. Now matter how good a service is, it can always be improved.
Indeed it is my belief that a sign that a practice may be failing is when the practice is no longer striving to get better.
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