The Boston Globe ran an interesting article this past weekend titled Mind Power. It describes Harvard professor Ellen Langer’s perspective on the power of the mind over the physical body and other theories and experiments she writes about.
I have a lot of concerns about what she says, and believe it can be used to inaccurately “blame the victim” in many circumstances. However, I also have to say that the visualizing exercises I’m having my students do probably are in somewhat the same vein.
It’s worth a critical “read”….