Video: Singing and Surgery
Dr. Diamond discusses using the power of music, innate in us all, to help transcend traumatic experiences such as surgery.
Based on these insights, Dr. Diamond has written a remarkable book of the same title, to encourage others to view surgery as a spiritual, transcendental experience, rather than one rooted in fear and anxiety.Read More »
“Your Heart: Friend or Enemy?”
The cardiologist proclaimed that his most important role was to allay each patient’s fear of his heart – of being attacked by it.
I’ve long advised suffers to listen to their hearts – and give thanks.Read More »
“The Painting’s Title and the Patient’s Diagnosis” “What’s the title of your painting?”, they ask me. Well, it’s like when I’m asked for a diagnosis. To me, the diagnosis is the sufferer’s name. Read More »
“Georg Groddeck and the Tao”
The great physician and psychoanalyst Georg Groddeck believed that in his unconscious was the patient's desire for disease – as well as for health. And he also believed that in his own unconscious was his desire for the patient's health to then actuate the patient's desire.
But what of the Tao – or whatever Groddeck would have called It? I'm sure, him being as he declared “wild,” he did so believe, but chose to not say lest he be deemed “too wild.”Read More »
Video: Pain vs. Hurt
Australia’s greatest psychiatrist, Ainslie Meares (1910-86), asked the wise man of Kathmandu, “Do you feel pain?” He said, “Of course I do, but it doesn’t hurt.” Dr. Diamond discusses how we too can live in this enlightened state.
See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.Read More »