Those England players still mourning their failure to make the Lions squad have been advised to get over it and focus all their energies on their country's tour to Argentina.
Post-traumatic shock can take various forms, from unwanted flashbacks to irritability and helplessness.
England's head coach, Stuart Lancaster, believes his side will become serious contenders to win the 2015 Rugby World Cup if they can secure their first grand slam since 2003 and prevent Wales from retaining their Six Nations crown at a hostile Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Owen Farrell's strained thigh is threatening to prevent him kicking Italy to distraction next week but England's young fly-half has also been warned he must keep his competitive instincts in check if his unbeaten team are to secure a Six Nations grand slam.
All problems are relative when you sit unbeaten on top of the Six Nations championship table with an opportunity to win a first grand slam since 2003.
England's players have been warned to expect a French renaissance this weekend despite the visitors' status at the foot of the Six Nations table.
In certain quarters English sportsmen will forever be perceived as innately arrogant but anyone clinging to that tired old cliche has not met Stuart Lancaster or his squad.
England are confident they can secure a Six Nations grand slam if they maintain the composure they displayed in their 12-6 win over Ireland on Sunday, with Tom Wood insisting there are "no limits" to what the team can achieve in the longer term.
How do you improve on perfection? It is a nice problem for Stuart Lancaster to contemplate as he seeks to capitalise on England's stunning win over New Zealand last month.
Three years is a long, long time.