Category Archives: personal loss

“Progressive relaxation”: a brief historical account.

 “It takes all kinds to make a world”; so runs the old saying and – certainly, in my dealings over the years with both patients and members of healthcare staff – it has, if nothing else, proved to be almost … Continue reading

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Change (of emphasis and perspective) can be as good as a rest. (Continued from previous blog).

I intend for a moment to return to the analogy of “the untidy room”, to which there is a self-evident need to restore at least a semblance of order out of chaos and upon which I opted to focus in … 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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Change in a Changing World (ii). (Cont’d from previous blog).

The assertion made in the final sentence of the previous blog, may appear to run counter to the view that seemed to hold for a time, i.e. to the effect that the brain’s development is “genetically ‘hardwired’”. In one important … Continue reading

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