I’ve been reading a lot this week about the unfortunate pressure that our NHS is under, and interestingly enough, although there is for (most of us)a two week wait for a doctor’s appointment, it would seem that the underfunding, or lack of money is causing further problems.
This does leave most of us thinking, that as we age, or indeed as our parents and grandparents age, is there going to be enough on offer, in time for them to be seen to, and recover if need be. With this question in mind, most people are now turning to holistic and complementary therapies in an attempt to not only get seen faster, but given that many of us do not have health insurance, a few sessions is a much cheaper and faster as a way of getting some form of help.
When we feel like we have been given little option, or put into a corner, often we feel so much better when we take action. The action of booking an appointment with a therapist, often helps people to gain a sense of real power, as they can take back some form of control over what is worrying them.
Hypnotherapy isn’t the answer to everything no, but it is a start, as many of us now realise that the mind is running all systems. This is extremely useful and powerful in as much as you can tap into your subconscious mind and find many answers as to why or how the current issue you may be suffering from has come about.
As time goes by, many professions are beginning to wake up to the fact, that the mind can create illness over a period of time, by bringing into physical form, via the emotions. When we are constantly pressured, anxious, stressed and cornered by situations that seem to be out of our control, combined with childhood traumas, negative messages from parents, teachers, siblings etc… we not only have those negative messages to deal with, but also the belief systems behind them, and of course our current environment may be far from ideal.
To give you an example of how powerfully destructive belief and habits can be. I want you to take a minute, to think of someone you may know or who have known in the past, who has the ability to absolutely believe that they are ill, especially when someone else has become ill. I think at some point we have all known someone in the family or someone who we have met, that has this ability to become unwell just as soon as they have heard that someone else is poorly who is close to them.
Of course we will never truly know if that person is genuinely poorly or not, but the point is here, is the power of suggestion in our everyday lives. We can literally suggest to ourselves, that through witnessing someone else being ill, that we can catch that illness almost immediately. In some cases, it isn’t always an illness that can be caught, but a condition that we suggest to ourselves also, such as I.B.S. symptoms for example, which may be caused through something as simple as addressing the stress in your life, and why and how you decode that stress in your mind.
Equally, when drug companies ask people to sign up to take part in drug trials, there has to be a “dud” drug that is used on some of those people, in order to compare it’s effectiveness to the real drug being used. In most cases, there will not be a huge difference, between the people who have said “yes my headache is now gone” (who have used the drug), to those who took a drug with absolutely nothing in it. This proves that our mind does have the ability to heal itself. We can literally convince ourselves of being well as well as being unwell.
In fact, have you ever met an elderly person who has smoked and drunk all their lives, but are still able to walk to the shops, function well, enjoy life? I have. Do you think this is just down to genetics? or luck, or to their laid back , or get up and get on it attitude. Of course the choice is yours as to what you wish to believe, but ask yourself, are your beliefs serving you well, or slowly pulling you down? Which option works for you.
When people are depressed, they can feel disconnected from their true passions in life, and indeed disconnected from their own body. If we are unable to connect on any level, then we are unable to understand our symptoms and how they are caused by the mind’s natural response to unresolved conflicts from our past or in our current environment, and so the illness and dis-ease in our lives continues.
If you are interested in this topic then you may find Dr Bruce Liptons findings especially intriguing. Go to https://youtu.be/zwOvg1rJfcM
If you are currently going through a hard time, or suffering with an on going condition and have tried everything else, then what have you got to lose? simply give me a call for a no obligational chat, in confidence about what clinical hypnosis and E.F.T could do for you.
In the meantime make the most of your day!