The idea that you can heal yourself through being coached might sound unreal at first.
I thought so too, until I gave it a try and began to heal.
First, you need to become aware of your thoughts and understand that every thought you have affects your body.
Dr. Joe Dispenza is a scientist and discusses this in his book You Are the Placebo. In this book, he explains that every person out there shapes their brain and body by the thoughts they think, emotions they have and transcendental moods they experience. Negative emotions let off high levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Negative thoughts can become constant and develop a pattern that continues over and over again. Therefore, your body is in that constant state of high alert and cortisol and adrenaline continue to take over your entire chemical makeup, causing a slew of health problems.
Another researcher in the field, Dr. Lissa Rankin, wrote a book on this called Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself. Lissa explains that when she began her research, what she discovered blew her mind (Rankin, 2015). Loads of data proves that the mind can convince itself that an event has occurred. In clinical trials, she explained it as the “the placebo effect.” Patients treated with placebos don’t just think they feel better. It’s not just “in their heads.” They’ve actually had warts disappear, bronchi dilate, colons become less inflamed, hair growth on the heads of bald men, ulcers heal, and other measurable physiological phenomena. She explained that we also know that the opposite is true, and the mind can think itself sick, which researchers call “the nocebo effect.” When patients are given injections with saline and told it is chemotherapy, they vomit and lose their hair (Rankin, 2015). How could this happen? In her book she continues to discuss regardless of what triggers it, stress flips on a series of physiological cascades associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the “fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system. In other words, whether you’re stressed about money, your marriage, grades or your job, your body can’t tell the difference between a perceived threat, such as impending bankruptcy, and a real threat, such as getting chased by a lion (Rankin, 2015). A body in a state of fight, flight or freeze shuts down. Your body can only repair itself when it's in a calm state. She shares more scientific proof of this in her book.
This is where I come in to help. First, I assist you in observing your thoughts. This develops awareness. Once you become aware, we begin to explore the thoughts and unravel why you are thinking this way. Many times it is a protection that was developed when you went through something difficult, possibly even traumatizing, as a child. We actually can go back into that moment and your body can feel those emotions, however this time, instead of stuffing them back down, I teach you how to release these feelings in a safe place. This in turn opens up more space in your body for the “good" positive thoughts. Your body begins to respond when working with your mind and eventually your symptoms shift. It is absolutely amazing and completely changed my life.