The Mind-Body Connection for Health and Wellbeing
The connection of our thoughts with the physical material world and with our physical well-being is of huge interest today. There is now a significant body of scientific work showing that one can influence the other, and even more evidence proving that certain emotional states can lead to chronic illness (dis-ease).
“A growing body of scientific research suggests that our mind can play an important role in healing our body — or in staying healthy in the first place. . . There are now several lines of research suggesting that our mental perception of the world constantly informs and guides our immune system in a way that makes us better able to respond to future threats. That was a sort of ‘aha’ moment for me — where the idea of an entwined mind and body suddenly made more scientific sense than an ephemeral consciousness that’s somehow separated from our physical selves.” – Garth Cook in Scientific American
Imagine that our thoughts and intentions actually affect us physically, what positive and negative processes in our own physical well-being would be activated?
The mind-body connection furnishes us with a innovative means of releasing emotional pain and negative thinking in order to alleviate symptoms of physical issues. This holistic approach attends to the physical side of the dis-ease, via the removal of negative and unhelpful emotional and mental processes. These techniques may be used in concert with medical professionals, nutritionists and fitness experts to provide a means of stimulating healing.
As Jo Marchant, https://jomarchant.com/cure, author of the book ‘Cure’ says:
“The mind can also affect physiological functions such as digestion, circulation and the immune system, and again there’s nothing mysterious or magical about this. All of these processes are controlled by the brain, via the autonomic nervous system. Feeling stressed or afraid can cause your heart to race and your bowels to empty, for example, and triggers an immune response called inflammation. These processes aren’t usually under conscious control – we can’t will changes to occur – but there are indirect methods we can use to influence them. Reducing stress is an obvious example.”
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As with all complementary healing, please be aware that we do not cure or heal. We work towards relieving the symptomology through the use of the mind-body connection, which itself does the healing.
If you are interested to know more about the mind-body connection and the placebo and nocebo effects, take a look at Dr Bruce Lipton’s site https://www.brucelipton.com or Dr Lissa Rankin’s site https://lissarankin.com. If you are interested in learning more about the techniques that can alleviate symptoms of dis-ease, why not enrol for out master’s programme? Click here for more information