30 years ago, the idea that our feelings can affect our bodily health was frowned upon, and regarded as woo woo. Today, this possibility is researched in the finest institutions, as cutting edge science.
Feelings GET DEPOSITED in the body
In medical settings and psychological clinics, the idea that our negative feelings create pain is called Psychosomatic disorder, also called Psychophysiologic Disorder. But which feelings create what pain, one might wonder?
Research by psychiatrist Franz Alexander and his colleagues at the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis in the 1950s and 1960s suggested that specific personality traits and specific conflicts may create particular psychosomatic illnesses.
Dr Alexander found that stress can cause
- respiratory ailments
- gastrointestinal disturbances
- migraine and tension headaches
- pelvic pain
In 1984 Louise Hay published a revolutionary book to mainstream America – how to heal the body with the help of one’s thoughts and feelings. The premise of this book is that various thoughts and feelings carry a positive or negative energy charge, and that this charge affects our body in a positive or negative way.
Interestingly enough, today science has caught up with this idea, and has an explanation for these healings. But more on that below.
Louise Hay explains how our attitude to life and the language we use cause our ailments.
She used the simple methods described in the book to cure herself from cancer.
You can CONTROL your thoughts and feelings
Not everyone knows that it’s actually possible to control what you think and feel in most circumstances. That there is a choice, to either work on improving the emotional control before it wreaks havoc on the body, or to apply repair solutions once the body starts showing symptoms of illness.
The simplest way to start turning dark feelings into light, is to feel gratitude for ALL nice things in life, especially the smallest ones. Don’t wait for the big promotion, the big holiday or the big love to be grateful. Start being grateful right now for the nice neighbour, the bus service and the variety of foods in the store.
SELF-LOVE is the best place to start
Are you someone who confuses selfishness with self-love? If that’s you, then it is high time to clear up this misconception, once and for all. Here’s a simple definition for you to remember:
SELFISHNESS is when you have no regard for anyone else but yourself
SELF-LOVE is when you boost yourself so that you can be there for others
Charlie Chaplin use humour to cover up the hurt in his life – until he discovered the power of self-love …
SCIENCE: Love creates HEALING HORMONES
Currently, we live in an exciting time, where woo woo is becoming cutting edge science right in front of our eyes. One example, since its’ first discovery several decades ago, is the hormone oxytocin which is celebrated for it’s cell repairing properties in reputable laboratories. This seemingly magical hormon is even dubbed the Love Hormone due to its’ particularly charming results and characteristics.
So go on creating more Love Hormone in your body, and heal all kinds of areas in your life.
I’d love to help you! Hello, I’m Joanna Armstrong, and I have been a therapist and mentor since 2009. Primarily, I use the unusually efficient method called Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT-tapping, with my clients.