I was really happy to be able to chat to David recently and thrilled to find that the love that radiates out from his books is, in fact, genuine. David really does care and dedicates his life to educating people to unleash the hidden power of their minds. Of course I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions to appear exclusively on The Happy Starfish.
David, you have been a great inspiration to me and made me realise that despite what doctors, x-rays and scans may say there is always hope and I do, in fact, have an important part to pay in my own healing. What inspired you to explore the mind/body connection so deeply?
It was learning of the placebo effect while I worked in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. I started to investigate the chemistry that occurred in the brain and body when a person believed something.
It’s a fascinating subject. Your books have been critical to my recovery so far and I have been massively encouraged by the case studies in them. What is the greatest physical healing you have seen?
I tend to hear from people rather than actually see them myself. I do know people who have used visualization to help their recovery from illness and disease though - for instance cancer. Of course, they used medicine too. Visualization isn't a tool you use instead of other things, but something you use in addition to other things, which might include a healthy lifestyle change. I have used visualization on myself on several occasions, especially as a very physically active person, mostly to help with recovery from muscle strains.
Fortunately I've not been ill for a few years. I did have a chest infection back in 2008 and have had the odd cold.
That’s fortunate – need you fit and healthy to carry on with your amazing work. So what’s next for you?
That’s great – looking forward to reading that already. Thanks for taking the time to speak to The Happy Starfish.