How Can Energy Therapy work?
Take a moment and check in with yourself. How is your body feeling right in this moment? If you’re generally healthy, check in for subtle symptoms. Is your neck feeling tense? Does your lower back ache? Do you have a headache? Are you exhausted — again? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stress in your life? Are you worried that you are feeling depressed too often? Are you having trouble sleeping? Is anxiety present in your life? Or perhaps you’re battling a more serious health diagnosis and you’re experiencing symptoms from your health condition.
Whether you’re experiencing the nuisance of a minor physical symptom, the more concerning stress of a serious health condition, or simple curiosity about how you might improve your physical energy and increase your longevity, your body is built to heal itself.
Energy Therapy can help you improve your overall well-being through its multi-dimensional and personalized approach.
The Body Knows How to Heal Itself
Your body is wonderfully equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that are under the influence of your own thoughts, emotions, beliefs and images. It knows how to kill cancer cells, fix broken proteins, slow aging, eliminate toxins, flight infections, get rid of foreign bodes, and otherwise keep you healthy. Dis-ease manifests when these self-repair mechanisms stop functioning the way they know how.
One of the main influences on your overall well-being is your nervous system and its two operating systems – the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Unfortunately, most of the time the “fight-or-flight” stress response of the sympathetic nervous system is dominant in our life, while the relaxation response run by the parasympathetic nervous system is limited. And, it is only when your nervous system is in a relaxation response that your body’s self-repair mechanism function.
The sympathetic nervous system and its stress response is there to protect you in case you are being chased by a wild animal. But these days this is highly unlikely to happen to you. However, our stress responses get triggered on average over 50 times per day. There is a part of your brain that perceives negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs, such as financial fears, work stress, relationship worries, loneliness, or pessimism, as threats equally scary as a wild animal. Then your stress response kicks in, and our bodies can’t repair themselves. No wonder we get sick.
How Can You Activate Your Body’s Self-Repair Mechanisms and How can Energy Therapy Help?
First of all, you do not have to be at the mercy of your stress responses. You can help yourself activating your body’s natural self-healing:
1. Believe You Can Heal Yourself
Don’t believe that positive belief can cure the body? Think again! The medical establishment has been proving that the mind can cure the body for over 50 years. It is called “the placebo effect,” and it has been proven to cause resolution of symptoms – and real physiological change — in 18-80% of the patients in clinical trials who are treated with nothing more than sugar pills, saline injections, or fake surgeries.
As long as you believe your condition is “incurable” or “chronic,” it will be. Scientific data proves that once you believe healing is possible, it can be. So what do you believe?
2. Find The Right Support
To say that you can heal yourself is sort of a misnomer because the scientific data proves that, equally essential to positive belief is the nurturing care of a true healer, someone optimistic who shares your positive belief, includes you in true partnership, respects your intuition, cares for your wellbeing, and ensures you that you won’t be alone on your self-healing journey.
Do you have the right healers on your health care team? Energy therapy is an excellent complement to Western & Eastern Medicine as well as work with a psychotherapist.
3. Listen To Your Body & Your Intuition
Nobody knows your body better than you, not even a doctor. Doctors may know the arteries of the leg or the anatomy of your organs better than you, but you know what’s best for your own body better than anyone else.
Your body is your responsibility. So listen to your intuition and trust what it tells you.
Not in touch with your intuition? Then listen to your body, which is one vehicle your intuition uses to speak to you. If you have a physical sensation in your body — pain, tightness, nausea, clenching, dizziness — ask your body what it is trying to communicate to you. Then listen up! This is the voice of your inner wisdom and it will always lead you directly to your truth. Through working with an Energy Therapist you can awaken your intuition.
4. Diagnose The Root Causes Of Your Illness
Your doctor may give you one kind of diagnosis – migraines or irritable bowel syndrome or breast cancer, for example. But it is important to diagnose the root of what might have triggered stress responses in your body and deactivated your body’s self-healing mechanisms, thereby making your body vulnerable to illness.
With an Energy Therapist you can explore the aspects of your life are activating your stress responses as well as the relaxation response-inducing activities — like meditation, creative expression, laughter, engaging in work you love, massage, yoga, or playing with animals — have you been neglecting? Through this therapy you may find that your longings are activated and you start finding more pleasure in your life.
Illness is often a wake up call, forcing us to get down and dirty with what’s really true in our lives. We can either play the victim or we can use illness as an opportunity to awaken.
5. Write The Prescription For Yourself
A prescription of this kind is a self-guided action plan intended to make your body ripe for optimal health and full recovery. Ask yourself, “What does my body need in order to heal?” Your plan may include diet changes, an exercise regimen, and a conventional medical treatment plan. But it may also include getting out of a toxic relationship, quitting a soul-sucking job, adding a meditation practice, taking steps to get out of debt, or following a passion.
Through a series of sessions, we can get clarity for what works for you.
6. Surrender to Expected Outcomes
What if you’ve adopted a positive attitude, found the right healer, tapped into your intuition and your body, diagnosed the root cause of your health condition, written The Prescription for yourself and put it into action- but you’re still sick? Are you doing something wrong? Is it your fault you’re still sick?
Absolutely not — and any talk of guilt, blame, or shame for someone on a healing journey only activates more stress responses and harms the body.
So what’s the deal? This is where the art of surrender comes in. Some patients do everything “right” and spontaneous remission happens. But others are the proverbial choir- and they’re still sick. Why does this happen? This is a difficult question to answer. I believe that the only real answer is a spiritual one and that our souls come here on this earth to learn lessons, and illness can be a spiritual practice, a way to learn our life lessons and a part of our soul’s destiny.
If you follow the above advice, trust that you are doing everything within your power to help your body heal itself – and the rest is out of your hands. So take a deep breath, trust The Universe, surrender attachment to any particular health outcome, and let any health condition you face be an opportunity for spiritual awakening.