Physical illness is considered by many to have a mind-body
connection. This connection seems to vary to
some degree, based on the disease. For example,
fibromyalgia and Crohn's disease seem to have a
strong link to stress. They are
diagnosed during times of high stress, and flare-ups
usually occur during a stressful experience. For diseases
that range from colds to cancer, there is some supporting
evidence of a connection between a person's emotional state
or immediate sense of well being and the occurrence of the
The logical conclusion is that the more time a person spends in a state
of high stress, emotional tension, or pain, the greater the
likelihood that she will contract an illness.
There is a theory that the immune system is compromised by
a continuing negative emotional field. The body is
more vulnerable during times of emotional difficulty
and is somehow ripe for disease. Subtle meridian
therapies have reported situations of healing a wide
variety of illnesses. My own experience is that
subtle energy therapies that work the mind-body
continuum, when used with other healing modalities
(including both Western and Eastern medicine),
create a greater opportunity for healing.
Disease, in its simplest form, does affect and comes
forth from a compromised energy field and, at some
point, manifests as an illness. There are many
environmental and microbial contributors that are
specific to each disease. These external factors can
more easily take hold in the
body as disease when the energy field and the
resulting immune field are compromised. Therefore, it
is important to pay serious attention to the internal state
of your emotional field.
Contractions, congealing, being stuck, holding,
states of fear, long periods of emotional pain, extreme loss,
anger states, and prolonged stress each create a conducive
atmosphere for disease to take hold. Expansion, flow, gratitude,
positive expression, sharing, and loving all contribute to
building a strong immune system and hinder disease. In short,
contraction and congealing promote disease, and
expansion and flow create health and healing.
This philosophy becomes paramount during times of illness.
Fear and depression during illness reduce the body's ability
to heal and actually encourages the disease process. We must
continually work toward maintaining a
positive emotional state during times of illness.
This does not mean that you should fake happiness, but rather
that you should feel and allow the flow of feelings and not contract
and congeal into a place of being numb or stuck.
Moving through fear and engaging in life with presence
and aliveness is essential to healing any disease. It
is my view that transformations can occur during times
of illness. Transformations occur when one continues to
address his or her emotional field, which is created through
the mind-body continuum, with deep awareness and
presence that creates a fertile field for healing to
These sessions will help you create an attitude
of healing, as well as to address the symptoms through
mind-body techniques that work with the energy field
of the body.