6 episodes

Dr Phil Parker’s research into the mind-body connection over the last 30 years has resulted in thousands of people making extraordinary changes in their health.

However for many the mind-body connection is still something that seems strange, unfamiliar or unlikely to be based in science.

In this fascinating podcast series Phil discusses some of the most ground-breaking research in the field, undertaken at some of the world most prestigious universities, with the studies’ researchers themselves.

He also asks clinicians, authors and thought leaders in the field to share their experiences and tips for harnessing the incredible power of this inner healing system

This series will be invaluable to practitioners, researchers and anyone interested in using the mind-body connection to improve their health.

So tune in to listen as Phil and his guests combine their in-depth knowledge of the subject with to make complex ideas simple to help you navigate through this fascinating area of health.

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Dr Phil Parker’s research into the mind-body connection over the last 30 years has resulted in thousands of people making extraordinary changes in their health.

However for many the mind-body connection is still something that seems strange, unfamiliar or unlikely to be based in science.

In this fascinating podcast series Phil discusses some of the most ground-breaking research in the field, undertaken at some of the world most prestigious universities, with the studies’ researchers themselves.

He also asks clinicians, authors and thought leaders in the field to share their experiences and tips for harnessing the incredible power of this inner healing system

This series will be invaluable to practitioners, researchers and anyone interested in using the mind-body connection to improve their health.

So tune in to listen as Phil and his guests combine their in-depth knowledge of the subject with to make complex ideas simple to help you navigate through this fascinating area of health.

    6: Prof Luana Colloca MD, PhD, MS: Key researcher in placebo studies

    6: Prof Luana Colloca MD, PhD, MS: Key researcher in placebo studies

    Dr Phil Parker interviews Prof Luana Colloca MD. Luana is a medical doctor, holds a PhD in neuroscience and has an MSc in bioethics. Her cutting edge research into Parkinson's with Prof Benedetti changed the map on how we value and understand placebos. She has a special research interest in placebos, pain, the opioid crisis and music.





    She is an Associate Professor in Pain and Translational Symptom Science and Adjunct Professor Department of Anesthesiology (School of Medicine) at the University of Maryland in the  USA.

    • 51 min
    5: Mind-body connection: Using language to empower your recovery

    5: Mind-body connection: Using language to empower your recovery

    Dr Phil Parker explains how to use a new type of language (the verb, to dû) to help get the best from your health care and to encourage positive physiology in yourself

    • 13 min
    4: Mind-body connection: Dr David Hamilton

    4: Mind-body connection: Dr David Hamilton

    Dr Phil Parker interviews Dr David Hamilton, author of 10 best-selling books on the mind-body connection, to get his take on research on the subject and its practical applications to your health.

    • 54 min
    3: Mind-body connection: Placebos 101- Why do blue pills work better in Italy?

    3: Mind-body connection: Placebos 101- Why do blue pills work better in Italy?

    Dr Phil Parker explains some of the building blocks of placebo research, and answers curious questions like 'why do blue pills work better in Italy?', along with some practical tips so you can start to use this information to support your own health

    • 16 min
    2: Prof Irving Kirsch: Legendary placebo studies researcher

    2: Prof Irving Kirsch: Legendary placebo studies researcher

    Dr Phil Parker interviews Prof Irving Kirsch. Very few researchers know more about placebo studies than the self-effacing and incredibly knowledgable Prof Irving Kirsch. Discover how his pioneering work in the 70s has shaped the scientific interest in how the mind and body interact. Author of pivotal studies on depression, pain, non-deceptive placebos and much more. Also, true fact- he was Grammy nominee for a best selling comedy album in the 1970s...should be fun



    Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and a lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also professor emeritus of psychology at the Universities of Hull and Plymouth in the UK, and the University of Connecticut in the  USA.

    • 54 min
    1: Mind-body connection: science or nonsense?

    1: Mind-body connection: science or nonsense?

    Dr Phil Parker begins exploring the world of the Mind-body Connection by looking at the debate about this fascinating area, explaining how he got involved and why this podcast series, interviewing some of the world leaders, is going to be quite a journey.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

Martin Grundy ,

Informative and inspiring

This is really important: our healthcare system is currently chasing up a blind alley of symptom palliation with no attempt to cure chronic and degenerative conditions. Acknowledging the role of the Mind in “Physical” conditions opens up a whole dimension in healthcare which orthodox medicine largely ignores. Phil Parker strips away the pseudoscience and presents the evidence in a clear, understandable way. This transforms the concept of healthcare and opens up vast possibilities for new therapeutic interventions.

SBKee ,

Inspiring and Empowering

This is an amazing insight into the future of medicine, as we gain even more knowledge and evidence about the incredible power of the human mind, body and spirit. Thank you Dr. Phil. Parker for sharing your and your collegue’s work it is transformational.

AnCh454 ,

Absolutely Fascinating. Important Conversations.

As a GP, and as someone who has seen first hand the benefits of utilising the mind-body connection to transform health, I found this conversation absolutely fascinating. That the placebo effect is real has never really been in doubt, but that ‘open label’ placebos are also effective brings new possibilities for the medical profession to move forward in being able to use this powerful effect in developing new therapies. These are important conversations for our time. Thank you Phil- looking forward to the next podcast!

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