A client comes to see you with pain. You give them some special exercises and send them on their way feeling awesome. Obviously the exercises worked, right?
Not so fast.
Our intuitive notion of cause and effect is evolved to deal with simple situations found in the ancestral environment, not the complexities of modern living.
It turns out that the evidence of our own experience is an incredibly unreliable way of distinguishing cause and effect.
Most of the time we delude ourselves. You’re probably doing it right now, and you almost certainly do it with every one of your clients, and your favourite treatments, whatever they are.
There is a way to get some insight into cause and effect – it’s called science.
For a freaking awesome listen on everything related to cognitive biases, blind spots and faulty reasoning check out:
- You Are Not So Smart podcast: https://youarenotsosmart.com/podcast/
- Your Deceptive Mind book: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Deceptive-Mind-scientific-guidebook/dp/B008YEC82M
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