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The Power of Self Mind Body Healing

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 medicine?

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 mind.
Deepak Chopra, M. D.

Does mind-body medicine work?

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 work?

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 cholesterol).

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 changes?

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 Stress Reduction

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 rehabilitation.