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The Mindset of Healing

Have you ever wondered why some people get sick while others, who may be exposed to the same stresses or source of infection don’t seem to be affected? Some people’s immune system is strong, helping them recover quickly while others may experience a prolonged, debilitating chronic illness. What determines whether and why a person gets sick?

Practitioners

of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, Reiki, Kinesiology, medical intuitives and other healers will often blame energy imbalances – blocks or leakages along the meridians and chakras, the body’s energy channels. They will treat a condition by supplying a balancing energy to the body through whatever modality they use. Sometimes this can produce a dramatic improvement, but often it is only temporary because old emotional and behavioral patterns reassert themselves.

How can the emotions cause the body to get out of balance in the first place? Louise Hay, best-selling author of You Can Heal Your Live, states, “When we create harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. She identifies the emotional states most commonly associated with particular physical problems, and tries to change the emotional state with affirmations. These affirmations are only a general guide, because, while helpful, they are of necessity simplistic – one size fits all. Human beings are complex and need to be able to identify their causes from within their own experience.

That is easier said than done, as people undergoing years of psychotherapy can attest. This is where hypnosis is so helpful.

Hypnotherapy employs the powerful technique of regression to go back to find the root cause of the emotional problem that set off the dis-ease in the first place. It might, for example, be a belief system that was implanted a long time ago in childhood, most likely by a parent, teacher or other relative. Up to seventy-five per cent of our beliefs are implanted in our unconscious minds before the age of seven. We do form new belief systems throughout the course of our lives, but after that young age, many of these belief systems are formed by particular situations, or traumatic events or lifestyles that are forced upon us or that we fall into.

Often the emotional cause of dis-ease is because in our minds we are playing over and over again a movie that is showing and telling us we “deserve to be punished” or we feel “damnable guilt” for an act we committed. These emotions of fear and guilt, often reinforced by religious upbringing, can be twisted into powerful negative affirmations that can create their own reality. But, the movie can be changed.

Where there is a willingness on the part of the suffering patient to change, that movie can be quickly erased and a new movie, with positive new pictures and sound track, can be produced and absorbed by the unconscious mind. When you see and you hear an affirmation many times a day that is telling you that you are healed, or you have overcome that affliction, or no longer feel any pain and limitations, then it will happen. It may not bring about a one hundred percent U-turn immediately, but it can be substantial and alleviate a high percentage of that pain, or make that dis-ease far less debilitating.

It is an aspect of human nature that it is more comfortable to blame something or someone else for our problems than ourselves. Sometimes we may be getting a secondary gain from our ill health; for example, if we are ill, then we cannot go to work, and perhaps our partner then has to take care of us. When we are able to accept responsibility for our own role in our illnesses and recognize our reasons, it will be much easier to let go of them and heal.

Hypnosis is one of the fastest ways to help an individual recognize the issues he or she is dealing with. A skilled therapist will help a person let go of those deeply embedded issues and choose a state of emotional and physical health and wholeness. Whether you call it faith or the placebo effect, remarkable healing can take place with just the power of the mind.

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