This article is about the opposite of the placebo effect which is called the Nocebo effect where bad things are more likely to happen if you think they will.
…his confidence was shot and he was at an all time low, it occurred to me that treating his depression with medication could give him back some balance, but how was he going to get his confidence back..?
This article discusses the paradox of failure, and how failure can be used to your advantage.
This article uses the advice of Seneca along with modern CBT techniques to create a three step exercise that you can do everyday to create more resolve and resilience in your life, it is an exercise in ‘practical stoicism’ that uses negative visualisation techniques to get control over your fears and look towards solutions.
Perhaps ‘Is it worth trying’? is the most important thing you need to ask when confronted with a challenge, this article proposes that the most important thing is the journey and what you learn along the way.