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Video: Inert Placebos Act Like Drugs In Your Mind

Over the centuries, medical prescriptions included animal dung, lizard blood, frog sperm, crab eyes, and countless potentially deadly substances.  Patients actually got well on these and hundreds of other useless and dangerous substances.  The reason…
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Video: Hope Helps Kill Cancer

In a large study of oncologists, the doctors were all asked what single attribute among all the cancer patients they had ever treated, was most strongly a contributor to the patients’ recoveries from cancer. The patients had a wide variety…
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Video: The Importance of Hope

When oncologists diagnose patients with cancers that carry a very high fatality rate, they need to give them hope. They can do this by focusing on the patients who got well rather than on the ones who died. For example, with cancers that carry…

Video: Lawrence LeShan’s Cancer Patients Go Into Remission

Psychologist Lawrence LeShan spent his entire adult life practicing psychotherapy with advanced metastatic cancer patients. When he threw out the old Freudian model in which he had been trained, his patients began to unexpectedly go into remission.…
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Video: Hope Catalyzes Healing

In one study, oncologists were asked what they considered to be the single most important patient attribute that makes the greatest difference in patient outcomes. In treating over a hundred thousand cancer patients, over 90% of the oncologists…
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Video: Hope is Medicine; Lack of Hope is a Curse

The most powerful treatment any doctor can administer may be that of offering sincere, authentic hope. The most deadly treatment may be that of delivering a dire prognosis without giving the patient any chance of recovery.
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Video: Hope is healthy

Doctors who emphasize hope with their patients care have better results than doctors who ignore helping their patients believe they have a chance for a positive outcome. Also, doctors who are engaged with the patient's process often have…
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Video: Can Our Thoughts Kill Us?

Every thought and every emotion catalyze and are catalyzed by biochemical, electrochemical changes. One of my mentors, Dr. Jeanne Achterberg taught us that: “No thought, no emotion, is without biochemical, electrochemical activity; and the…
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Video: Can the Mind Cure Cancer?

There are many case studies of patients like Mr. Wright, who cured themselves of cancer and other deadly diseases as a result of a profoundly deep belief in a placebo. The mind is powerful enough to cure us of almost any disease. The problem…