Chronic heightened emotional states create a perfect breeding ground for illness.
And in fact there is a whole field of study, psychoneuroimmunology that examines how the body’s stress response and emotions of anxiety, fear, guilt, anger, and sadness weaken the immune system, interfere with healing, and cause disease.
It was founded by Dr Candice Pert, a molecular biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Molecules of Emotion.
Dr Pert discovered that certain proteins and immune system cytokines facilitate and integrate communication between the brain and the body. Simply stated, she concluded that our bodies reflect our thoughts.
Dr Nasha Winters quotes in her book The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, ‘’When an illness is part of your spiritual journey, no medical intervention can heal you until your spirit has begun to make the changes that the illness was designed to inspire’’.
There are many methods for gaining insight into your illness and acquiring peace of mind – meditation, RTT with hypnosis, energy healing, tapping.
RTT and Hypnotherapy Rapid Transformational Therapy embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients, in particular cancer patients: the use of trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. However RTT goes beyond, diagnosing what works with clients to build a new therapeutic approach. Unlike many hypnotherapists RTT does not rely solely on positive reinforcement. Too often this is the sole focus for hypnotherapists.
The founder of RTT, Marisa Peer, cancer survivor herself, identified that regardless of their issue, in sessions clients benefitted from her applying a particular set of techniques in a particular way that almost always brings about phenomenal changes for the clients. These insights provided the foundations for Rapid Transformational Therapy to emerge as a distinctive therapeutic approach.
What is RTT? Watch a short video presentation here
Cell Command Therapy is an application of the concept that ideas in the mind produce responses in the body, learning to accept only positive thoughts, ideas, imprints, and impressions; the technique enables to reprogram the mind to self-healing.
The online 1:1 Cell Command Therapy and Cellular Releasing approach takes the hypnosis two steps further by first releasing the blocks and causes before beginning the hypnotic changes to the mind for physical regeneration and healing.
The second additional step is the cellular regeneration programming done in deep trance (sleep of the nervous system) that causes the restoring of that part of the body to perfection or health.
The Cellular Releasing finds forgotten or repressed memories of events or the past, which can be viewed, understood and released, thus allowing the healing.
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few.
Tapping therapy is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian endpoints of the body, while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations, helps to calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy.
Faith and Spirituality Faith plays an enormous role in healing. A person’s faith or spirituality provides a means for coping with illness and reaching a deeper kind of inner healing. Coping means different things to different people, it involves looking for and finding answers to questions that illness raises, it is a journey of soul searching, it can mean seeking comfort for the fears and pain that illness bring and it can mean learning how to find sense of direction.
Spirituality is the connection that people feel to the divine, to the Universe, to the higher intelligence or to something beyond us, but not necessarily in accordance to the formal teachings of traditional religion. Thus, many people speak about being spiritual but not necessarily religious. While some people seek their answers in religious literature and traditional teachings, others search beyond the traditional models to find answers that will bring them emotional and existential meaning.
Mindfulness, meditation and yoga, and other mindfulness-based practices are gaining popularity due to a burgeoning evidence base supporting its benefits for a broad range of conditions, including cancer patients.
In the face of serious illness, we are often challenged by a range of emotional roller-coaster that for most of us is more intense than anything else we have ever encountered.
We go through feelings of fear, anger, guilt, denial, sadness, worry, anxiety, and blame.
Patients are often told these are normal feelings; it is ok to feel them, however very rarely at the time of need they are around people who are trained to help process these, and instead cancer patients are surrounded by frightened relatives, who can’t hide their fear and make things worse by clumsy efforts to say the ‘right’ thing, etc.
We work with patients using exercises recommended by Dr Siegel for soul growth from improving attitude to finding inner motivation.
To create a healthy soul, he says, we must first let it speak to us and stop editing it with our fears and our concerns about what our nearest and dearest think.
We need to trust the divine direction our soul is leading us in and allow it to enhance our life.