Healing Stories

Narrative Medicine is an innovation in patient care which introduces healthcare professionals to the power of stories. Our narratives can be invaluable tools in helping professionals to treat their patients more effectively. Equally, though, stories can also be used by doctors and nurses and social workers – anyone who works…

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Fighting for Truth

Most people would prefer to find ways of getting along together rather than put their energy into fighting.  There are exceptions but they don’t really count – not in terms of making decisions for the majority. So what’s the problem?  What’s stopping us learning to live together happily? One of…

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Getting Ahead…

Our brain is a story of two halves – two hemispheres – left and right.Our left hemisphere, largely manages language, logic, maths etc., while our right hemisphere deals with spatial abilities, facial recognition, visual imagery, music and so on. Even though each lobe is dominant in some areas, each also…

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The Whole Elephant

It was six men of Indostan  To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach’d the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: “God bless…

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