You are not your diagnosis. The body and mind are capable of great change with the right stimulus and full commitment. If you believe it, you’ll find a way.
This is important for everyone. A diagnosis can be a blessing and a curse.
On the one hand, we need to know what’s going on before we can make changes in the right direction.
On the other hand, a diagnosis can be “permanent” if you have a fixed mindset, that is, you don’t believe that outcomes can be improved.
You need to keep it in mind whether it effects you or your patients, the body and the mind are capable of amazing changes.
The more you identify with your diagnosis or the diagnosis of your patient, the harder it is to change. Most diagnoses are just a collection of symptoms anyway. And worst of all (or best of all), a diagnosis is wrong a lot of the time.
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”