Dr. Elizabeth Langer of Harvard University has spent her career studying the placebo effect. Not just the impact of little pink pills but the impact of shifting self-image and attitudes towards self. Here’s an interesting article on her work.
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais often said. “We act in accordance with our own self-image.” Those stories you keep telling yourself? Do they help or harm you? Make you champion or victim? How could you re-write them to heal yourself?