Do you yearn to feel healthy
again or happier with more inner peace and balance? Do you dream of
what life could be like if you were free of self-limiting beliefs
and negative behaviours, but you don't know where to start? Do you
sense there is a deeper reason for your illness, but don't know
what it is or how to find out?
Whether you dream of greater
physical health or more happiness and joy in your life, you can
make your dreams and your goals come true.
What is mind-body
Mind-body medicine uses the
power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. As
Hippocrates once wrote, "The natural healing force within each one
of us is the greatest force in getting well." This is mind-body
medicine in a nutshell.
In order to
change the print out of our body,
we must learn to rewrite the software in our
Deepak Chopra, M. D.
Does mind-body medicine
While phrases such as "mind
over matter" have been around for years, only recently have
scientists found solid evidence that mind-body techniques actually
do fight disease and promote health. In 1989, for example, a
clinical study by David Spiegel, M.D. at Stanford University School
of Medicine demonstrated the power of the mind to heal. Of 86 women
with late-stage breast cancer, half received standard medical care
while the other half received standard care plus weekly support
sessions. In these sessions, the women were able to share both
their grief and their triumphs. Spiegel discovered that the women
who participated in the social support group lived twice as long as
the women who did not. A similar clinical study in 1999 showed that
in breast cancer patients, helplessness and hopelessness are
associated with lesser chance of survival.
Other clinical studies also
show how meditation affects mood and symptoms in people with
different conditions (such as high blood pressure, irritable bowel
syndrome, and cancer). It also improves quality of life.
How does mind-body medicine
Researchers you are
physically or emotionally stressed, your body releases stress
hormones that can affect all your systems and organs. For example,
stress related to hostility and anxiety can result in disruptions
in heart and immune function. Similarly, depression and distress
may diminish the body's natural capacity to heal.
Certain emotions have been
associated with disease. For example, hostile attitudes may
increase your risk for coronary heart disease, obesity (especially
around the waist), insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes),
and abnormal cholesterol (specifically, high triglycerides and low
levels of high density lipoprotein or HDL -- the good kind of
There is no evidence that
negative emotions actually cause disease. But research shows that
being stressed and having negative emotions can be unhealthy. One
study found that unconsciously being defensive or stifling feelings
may result in medical consequences, such as high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is also associated with feelings of
hopelessness. How a person deals with emotions may also affect how
long they survive with a chronic illness.
The goal of mind-body
techniques is to get the body and mind to relax and to reduce the
levels of stress hormones in the body, so that your immune system
is better able to fight off illness.
Similar to The Journey
Intensive work created by Brandon Bays, Internationally Certified
Professional Coaching work, Brenda Page will help you reveal and
address both your emotional and physical core issues and barriers
and assist you in ridding yourself of these toxic issues, beliefs,
vows and general behavioural patterns and programming.
How quickly do I notice the
Normally, immediately after a
session you may feel completely uplifted, with a huge weight off of
your shoulders or you may feel fatiqued, even exhausted after
having addressed core issues. Over the next few hours and
days your body and mind on the cellular level will continue to
process and integrate the changes created in the session creating
on-going changes and improvement.
What do I need to do?
If you are willing to do a certain amount of
interior exploring and remaining open and curious to finding out
how it might be possible to mobilize your own dep inner resources
for learning, growing, healing, and transformation; resources
available to all of us across our lifespan, but often so obscured
or camouflaged that we hardly know they exist.
Mindfulness Meditation /MBSR Mindfulness-Based
Do you live in the moment and
without judgment? Or do you float along on auto-pilot, unaware of
what is taking place around you?
By paying attention to our
minds and bodies, we can begin to take more control and "switch
off" the autopilot and increase our mindfulness—this simply means
noticing things as they are right now in the present, including
things we usually take for granted like our breath, body
sensations, perceptions and emotions.
Using all the exercises and
meditation practices (based on Jon Kabat-Zin's work at the Stress
Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School) suggested in our work together, learning to be fully aware
of our body sensations and our thoughts and emotions—whether they
are pleasant or unpleasant—can help us deal with our stress more
effectively. Acknowledging present moment reality as it is actually
is the first step toward transforming that reality and our
relationship to it.
Mindful awareness is your
birthright and natural ability that you were born with. After
all we are all human BEINGS, not human DOINGS. We just need
to relearn how to just 'be'. We need to befriend our body
again in spite of its limitationss (whatever they might be in any
given moment) and to appreciate your body in its fullness and learn
to live inside our body once again in peace and with
joy, which is the deep inner meaning of the word