Can we “optimize” the possibility for spontaneous remission?

My latest health blog, called “Watching out for security and finding it within” has just been published as a “Christian Science perspective” piece by The Christian Science Monitor.

Here is an excerpt from the article…

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Both the nocebos and spontaneous remissions show the effect our beliefs can have on our well-being. These evidences have led Dr. Rankin to conclude, “There’s no such thing as an incurable illness.” Instead we can “optimize” the possibility for spontaneous remission through mental means – a possibility that challenges the logic of much health-based insecurity.

That can be a good thing to do. Through my practice of Christian Science I, when ill, have had many opportunities to disprove that material logic. The belief-shift I’ve found effective is yielding a material perspective of my prospects to a more spiritual view of life and its possibilities….

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Categories: Health, Spiritual healing, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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One Comment on “Can we “optimize” the possibility for spontaneous remission?”

  1. nela
    May 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Thank you, Tony! Your excellent article has inspired me: Whether “placebo” or “nacebo,” nothing but God’s definition of us in all our perfection is the Truth of our being now, as well as memories of the past and prospects for future health and happiness. At the very beginning of the Christian Science textbook, Mrs. Eddy included, “‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ — Shakespeare” And all Truth seekers are then guided to prove the power of Good and impotence of error, as we practice choosing our thoughts! What power we have for healing/revealing that all is well!

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