To feel the effect of the nocebo on yourself, it is not necessary to provoke any priest of voodoo – just scroll through a couple of newspapers or exchange gossip with colleagues. Scientists claim that beliefs that are hazardous to health can be transmitted from person to person and spread through the media. Remember – some time ago there was a rumor that cell phones are detrimental to the brain, and although no one has yet provided scientific evidence of this, thousands of people around the world have declared that the mobile phone has become a source of headache for them, in the literal sense of the word. Continue reading
Many simply ignore their emotions and pretend that they are not, in the hope that everything will pass quickly. But denial of the problem provokes stress and discomfort.
For several years, the psychotherapist Sean Grover has studied in which parts of the body repressed emotions are hidden. He found that negative emotions have a physical manifestation. He called “somatization” psychological discomfort in the form of its manifestations on the physical level. Continue reading