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#183 Why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton

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“Humans have become like tuning forks that vibrate sweetly to the sounds of nature.”


Sometimes, when the spirit is soothed with a little extra care, the body returns to balance all by itself. And that’s why today we’re talking about why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton.


After completing a PhD in organic chemistry, David worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people's conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, David left the industry to write books and educate people on how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.


Today, I want you to keep an open mind. We talk about crystals, energy biofields, visualisation, the law of attraction and a bunch of concepts that make the sceptical part of my brain nervous to even consider talking about. But reading the book “Why Woo Woo Works”, the surprising science behind meditation, reiki, crystals and other alternative practices, has opened up my mind to the possibility of why these are practices that hold merit.

We talk about:

The mechanism behind placebo

Positive vs Pessimistic consultations in general practice

Visualisation and the immune system

Nature, fractals and responses to pain with plants

Reiki and biofield energy therapies

Emotional contagion via mirror Neurons?


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