I had a couple of interesting conversations today that made me think about confirmation bias. Someone raised the question:
How can you be certain you are not operating out of confirmation bias?
This is an excellent question and one that we should never stop asking ourselves.
Confirmation bias is the tendency for us to see what we want to see and ignore what we don't want to see. As professional massage therapists who want to serve our clients well, it's important for us to be aware of confirmation bias and take steps to minimize it. The very first step is to recognize that it exists.