Mind and body
I was fortunate when I first went into practice more than 12 years ago to work closely with many clients who were experiencing mind-body issues. As a Life Make Over Consultant in both London and Essex, I have incorporated many different ways of working with the human being, including hypnosis, psychotherapy, EMDR and NLP and learned very early on to read the language of the body.
How did we get to lose our mindful connection with our body?
In my opinion, the problem with modern medical science is that it has separated the mind from the body as though they had no relationship with each other. This has made illness more difficult to cure not easier. And that’s because the emotional roots of illness are dismissed as unimportant as they cannot be measured physically. It can mean that treatments may be life long and still not be curative. And that’s precisely because people have lost touch with their internal world and have been educated to only trust others to help them. This culture in turn, has made illness seem unpredictable and temperamental and many people now have developed a fatalistic way of looking at illness as though it’s completely out of their control. This way of looking at our health breeds helplessness and vulnerability and we then hand over responsibility for our health to those ‘experts’ who seem to know more about ‘the body’ than we do.
However, no one, except yourself, is a specialist in your own body. No one can measure your spirit and your capacity to heal. Only you can do that. But you need to spend some time in your inner world learning the language of your own body so that you can respond to it in your heart, and in your behaviour and your thoughts. And even then sometimes there is no guarantee but for sure you can find some inner peace.
There is a strand of medicine which is poorly funded but is nevertheless gaining momentum and that is Psycho-Neuro-Immunology. It borrows from 3 fields of medicine to establish how the mind is impacting on the development and progression of disease in the body. It is a long way away from influencing current medical provision but it has turned up some scientific significance which will probably slowly seep into the mainstream over time.
However, why wait for them to rubber stamp your inner relationship with yourself! You can start that journey right now.
Give me a call on 01371 859994 or 07773 919071 and let’s have a chat about how I can help you.
What is happening in the mind and body then?
I am now of the firm belief that the body is in fact, trying to communicate with us subconsciously via its various dis-eases. It’s not always straightforward to follow its meaning, because in our fast and furious world we are so used to only validating our conscious experience, but I can guarantee, the message it offers, will be tailor made to you and your life. If you learn the lesson it’s teaching you, you can take charge of your life and get to know the language of your own body. I cannot guarantee that will happen with everyone as each has their own unique challenges but I have had enough experience of it personally and professionally to know it is possible as part of our journey towards mental, emotional and spiritual equilibrium.
The Mind and Body are Inherently One and the Same
If you heal the mind, you often heal the body. Sometimes it can work the other way round too, but often it is the way we live, the deeper layers of character conditioning and who we believe we have to be, that cause us to be physically ill. We are more out of touch with the natural flow of life today than ever before. There are thousands of daily distractions that keep us involved in the ‘matrix’ and in the false belief that we have to be someone we are not. This creates incredible stress on all the body’s systems, physical, mental and emotional, as we are primed for fight or flight for our perceived survival in this threatening world of competing image and wealth.
When you address the mental blocks you have been experiencing, and cross over into a new consciousness, your physical ailments are likely to ease considerably, if not disappear completely. It is not a guarantee of recovery, but it is the premise upon which most of hypnotherapy already addresses physical issues such as IBS, ME/CFS, Skin Conditions, and hormonal issues for women.
I have worked with a whole range of physical or medical conditions, sometimes as a primary goal of therapy, and sometimes as a happy result from the resolution of emotional issues. Here are some of the conditions I have had experience of:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
- Crohns Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Pain Management
- High Blood Pressure
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Prolapsed Womb
- Hormonal issues for women
Each condition is betraying a subconscious message about who we are and how we live our lives. Some conditions are more tenacious than others and seem to be tied into our existential fears and anxieties. Whatever the outcome of working on your mind-body issues, whether it be recovery or simply more internal peace and acceptance the effects will be positive on your experience of life.
My personal experience of healing disease is that if you can get to stand still long enough and dare to listen to what your body is telling you, it is possible to experience health and wellness on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and of course spiritual. Our sense of belonging and meaning in our families, our natural environment and our communities is an important part of experiencing the spiritual in our lives.
You will need a deeply seeking spirit and a determination to experience wellbeing and to dare to believe that you deserve to be well.
Using a combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, EMDR, coaching, meditation and counselling, among other approaches, we can work towards healing your mind and your body so that you can experience the freedom you deserve.
Give me a call without obligation and let’s talk about what you’d like to achieve in your life. My numbers are 01371 859994 or 07773 919071. I work from Warnford Court, near Bank and Liverpool Street in the City of London, or Great Dunmow.