Using Science to Inspire

David R Hamilton PhD

Here's a wee bit about me and what you can find on my website.

Praise for my latest book, 'Why Woo-Woo works'

David has done a stellar job!

Vex King
Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life and Healing is the New High

Dr. David Hamilton is one of the leading experts in the field of the mind-body connection.

Dr Joe Dispenza
Author of You Are the Placebo and Becoming Supernatural

We now realise that alternative therapies and Western methods can be used together to reach a state of lasting wellness.

Deepak Chopra

One of the clearest and most accurate expositions of alternative mind-body practices that I've had the pleasure to read.

Dean Radin
Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences.

A truly wonderful and fascinating book. A must read!

Dr Punam Krishan
GP, writer and broadcaster

If medical students and sceptics everywhere were required to read this book, the world would be a more harmonious and healthy place.

Kelly Noonan Gores
Director and Executive Producer of HEAL documentary

David's book is highly valuable for those scientific nuggets that back up what we intuitively know to be true.

Adam Schomer
Producer of HEAL and The Road to Dharma

Dr. David Hamilton is uniquely placed to give compassionate science-based perspectives on the role that the mind plays in helping to heal the body. The world needs more authors - and scientists - like David Hamilton.

Dr Gemma Newman
GP and author of 'The Plant Power Doctor'

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– Emma Chase, Communications & Engagement Manager, COSTA Coffee

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In this moment, right now, I’m with you and I’m sharing your pain.”

This is empathy.

Scientific studies lend support to it. In one study, a person lay inside an MRI scanner while watching a live video of their partner sitting in another room. Soon, the partner was given a painful electric shock to their hand, but at that precise moment, the brain of the person in the MRI scanner registered it too. ... more

In his 1890 book, ‘The Principles of Psychology’, philosopher and psychologist William James wrote that ‘the same space of time seems shorter as we grow older’.

Have you ever felt that? That time seems to speed up as you age? ... more


We all catch other people’s emotions. It’s called ‘emotional contagion’ because the effect is similar to catching a bug, only it’s an emotion we catch rather than a cold.

It is extremely common and probably much more so than you’d think. In fact, some research suggests that about 15-25% of the average person’s emotional state at any time has little to do with the circumstances of their life, but is simply what they’ve caught from others. ... more

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