In which I re-read some of the books that have had a prolonged influence on me.
“Creative Visualisation” by Shakti Gawain
I bought (and read) this book in September 1988, I had just opened my first practice and had a week in London on the Cranio-Sacral course at the British School of Osteopathy – itself a bit of a mind blowing experience.
I think it was the first “self-improvement” book that I had experienced and the week spent at the BSO plus the benign influence of several dental colleague who became friends and great supporters meant that I was ready for something to encourage and help me to focus.
My initial sceptical thoughts were “wacky bo****ks / tree hugging”, but, ever keen to try new things, I gave the exercises a go and much to my surprise they worked – and still do.
The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open.