Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!
Today’s Question is: Have you ever tried harnessing the Power of the Placebo Effect to positively affect diabetes?
As a parent of a child with diabetes have you ever considered that the placebo effect could help diabetes control? What actually is the definition of a placebo effect? It’s the beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment.
It basically is saying that your mindset, your beliefs, your thoughts and your expectations about diabetes creates results in your life. Results that can be either positive or negative.
I watched a TEDMED talk this week by Alia Crum, PhD about Harnessing the Power of Placebos. Dr. Crum researched the fact that the mere fear of something created the side effects of what was feared. Your fear of diabetes increases the likelihood that whatever you fear will come true. The opposite is also true.
If your mindset is such that you view diabetes as an opportunity to be a better mom, to believe that having diabetes in your family will create stronger family bonds, to think that diabetes will be an avenue for your family to increase their ability to overcome obstacles and gain personal strength, then the placebo effect states that this mindset will shape the outcome of having diabetes.
How can we as moms get to the place where we actually believe these thoughts? How can we choose to see diabetes as a gift to our family? The place to start is with awareness. Being aware of what your thoughts are now about diabetes. Once you explore what your thoughts are now you can explore whether those thoughts are serving you.
Changes in your words about diabetes will change your feeling about diabetes and your actions about diabetes. It will alter how your child views diabetes.
I am not saying that you should be jumping for joy about diabetes, but what I am saying is that you get to choose the lens you put on your life because of diabetes. What lens do you want your child looking through?
A lens of hope and perseverance? A lens of strength and courage? Or a lens of anger and disappointment? A lens of blame and helplessness?
There is research that proves that we can help remove unnecessary suffering through our mindset, which will help our own body’s natural healing abilities. Imagine if our mindset was one of positivity how that would affect the life of our child.
Let me help you create an intentional mindset. A mindset that helps reinforce and harness the positive power of the placebo effect. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching. Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?