There are indeed concerns that companies are claiming to reduce employee illness simply by running weekend courses, when therapy realistically has to be one-to- one. The medical evidence linking stress and illness is mounting, not diminishing. In my own stress clinic I see daily how often physical illness is psychologically stress- based and therefore potentially curable using the mind. This represents a huge challenge for preventative medicine.
I can only conclude that if the psychologists quoted feel that the concept of stress has a serious clothes deficit then they have been looking in the wrong laundry.
PAUL A. FOX
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