Manifesting, the placebo effect, and how beliefs shape your life



On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the power of belief, the placebo effect, manifesting and the law of attraction, and how these things are relevant for psychedelic-assisted therapy and life.

(0:52) Childhood fears and scary movies
(4:00) The conflict between rational thought and felt sense
(5:08) Why do people believe what they believe?
(7:22) How beliefs are related to mental illness
(9:45) Cognitive biases and the scientific method
(13:45) Evolutionary basis of beliefs
(16:36) The placebo effect
(27:30) Manifesting and the law of attraction
(35:20) Eastern wisdom about our relationship to thoughts and beliefs
(38:11) How beliefs affect psychedelic-assisted therapy

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