Sunday, January 26, 2014 Placebo Mentoring
You may have heard about the "Placebo Effect." Giving somebody a placebo is like giving them a harmless substitute for medicine. The desired outcome is the psychological belief that they will benefit physiologically. Placebo Mentoring is like feeding somebody sugar pills of positive affirmations.
Your desire as a mentor is to cause psychological changes in the belief system of your mentoree. Here are some possible placebo phrases:
I'm proud of you!
I believe in you!
You are really improving!
You made a difference!
You are a fast learner!
I'm sure you get the idea. Mentors should be people who have a passion for being positive and expressing that positivity through their affirmations.
Thanks for your time.
Go do something nice for somebody.
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