Psychodermatologist Linda Papadopoulos on the Connection Between the Mind and the Skin
I just saw this really interesting article on Hello Magazine featuring an interview with Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist and expert on psychodermatology.
I’ve heard of her before, because I thought it was a really interesting combination of specialties. Imagine your dermatologist treating your skin and your mind at the same time!
I think there is definitely a link between our way of thinking and what’s manifesting in and on our body – I know that the more fuss I create in my head about my skin, the worse it seems to get almost immediately!
Anyway, in this particular interview, she’s talking about hand eczema, but there’s this great quote that applies to anyone with a physical imperfection:
You think the worse you look, the worse you feel, but it’s really not like that. So much is this junk in our heads, all these shoulds and have to’s. Your mind can affect your body so much that it can actually heal a condition or improve it. Also, if your mind is in the right place, you can walk around with your arm falling off and be cool about it.
Interesting, right? Check out the interview in full.