08 Feb 2023
“Humans have become like tuning forks that vibrate sweetly to the sounds of nature.”
Sometimes, when the spirit is soothed with a little extra care, the body returns to balance all by itself. And that’s why today we’re talking about why Woo Woo works with Dr David Hamilton.
After completing a PhD in organic chemistry, David worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people’s conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, David left the industry to write books and educate people on how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.
Today, I want you to keep an open mind. We talk about crystals, energy biofields, visualisation, the law of attraction and a bunch of concepts that make the sceptical part of my brain nervous to even consider talking about. But reading the book “Why Woo Woo Works”, the surprising science behind meditation, reiki, crystals and other alternative practices, has opened up my mind to the possibility of why these are practices that hold merit.
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After completing my PhD in organic chemistry, I worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people's conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, I left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.
I'm author of 11 books, including the Amazon bestseller, 'The Five Side Effects of Kindness'. I'm also a magazine columnist, a regular podcast guest, and have been a featured guest on Channel 4's, 'Sunday Brunch Live' in the UK and CBS Sunday Morning in the USA, as well as on numerous BBC radio shows.
I'm a regular speaker in both the public and corporate sector. I've delivered talks for Google, 3M, Bank of England, HSBC, NHS, Electrolux, Diageo, Costa, and many others.
And I'm the honorary scientific advisor for the charity, 52 Lives, which helps people in need through acts of kindness.
I'm an advocate for kindness and work passionately to inspire a kinder world.