Thursday, August 8, 2019

Nocebos

I learned a new word yesterday: "nocebo." Put simply, it is the phenomenon in which inert substances or mere suggestions of substances actually bring about negative effects in a patient or research participant. (click here to read more)

The same can be true for words. Negative words can prime a situation to have a fatalistic outcome. 

Words are powerful. We don't often choose them well. But when we do...when they are positive and life affirming, we open up the door to allow our hearts to align with God's will. 

Until Everyone Hears,

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