Just what is “magical thinking”?

I’ve been hearing the phrase “magical thinking” for a few years now, ever since I began to take an interest in what skeptics were saying about alternative medicine.   It’s generally a derogatory term, the ‘magical’ bit seeming to be the antithesis of sensible science, which uses “critical” thinking.(1)  And then just recently, I noticed…

The Person-Centred Care of Medically Unexplained Symptoms – a revolution is afoot

A one day symposium, at St George’s, University of London, 28 September 2016.  A collaboration between the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, and the CauseHealth Project. OK.  Take a deep breath.  I just did.  Because on opening my notebook to begin trying to make sense of this amazing one-day Symposium in London, I have…