Category Archives: cancer

’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog). Postscript.

When I was in my late ‘teens, I used to participate on certain weeknights in a ‘soup-run’ down to “Cardboard City” (as in those days we called it) on the Thames Embankment. Sometimes the soup was returned (not in quite … Continue reading

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’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog).

It is not a bad idea to just jot down your thoughts, as currently they exist, on one side of an A4 sheet of paper. The task thereafter is to spot and distinguish between realistic negative thoughts and errors in … Continue reading

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’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog).

Textbooks will ‘tell’ you that it was one Aaron T Beck who originated a theory of emotion and emotional problems, by defining their core problem in depression as a “thinking disorder”. This disorder, so he explained, developed out of “negative … Continue reading

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Thinking your way out of trouble. (Cont’d from prev.)

As with thinking, so also with behaviour: we can and we must sometimes unlearn problem and negative behaviour and replace it with something better, more productive. Indeed, it is the application of just such a proposition that leads the sports … Continue reading

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Thinking your way out of trouble. (Cont’d from prev.)

As With thinking, so also with behaviour: we can and we must sometimes unlearn problem and negative behaviour and replace it with something better, more productive. Indeed, it is the application of just such a proposition that leads the sports … Continue reading

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The “One” and the “Many” (Cont’d from previous blog)

In my last blog posting, we witnessed how it is that brain is the perceived and acknowledged product and thus the crowning glory of the life that we have come to know. We also, if only by inference yet just … Continue reading

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A personal encounter with need i Continued from prev…)

Have you, like me, sometimes marvelled at the manner in which quite major dimensions and developments (as later they may have become) can begin with a chance remark, or something equally unspectacular – mundane even? Indeed, at the time it … Continue reading

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Post Script to previous “touch” blogs.

A tale of “one city (and two doctors)”. Scotland in general and Glasgow in particular professes a reputation which is “second to none” for fine doctors. Names such as Lister, Black, Beatson and McCall Anderson (to name but a few) … Continue reading

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“Touch: simple physical act or healing art?” (Cont’d from prev)..)

As by now you will be aware, almost the entire ‘thrust’ of each blog contained in this compendium has focused around or upon an application of therapeutic methods of psychosocial support. In the main however, I have confined such descriptive … Continue reading

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