Tag Archives: placebo

(Not so) Great Expectations

ShareTweet Have you ever had the experience of something so profound but you didn’t actually realise it at the time? It’s only in looking back, that you notice it, isn’t it. A moment in time that seems to chart the course of your life. It was first year psychology for me. UNSW. And an experiment […]

A certain state of mind

ShareTweet I met a woman last week. A gentle soul. She had just done her 5th cycle of chemo. And there she was at the workshop, just a couple of days later. She had my admiration. So many people just lie on the lounge but she was out there living. And there was something about […]

The Power Within

ShareTweet I often wonder why it is that the power of the placebo is so maligned? Or worse still, just completely ignored. I’ve heard people say the word ‘placebo’ as if they have something nasty in their mouth. Spitting their words as if it’s not real or has no right to exist. But this strikes […]