In it's most simplistic form, the Mind Body Connection is the connection between a person's behaviours and conditioning and their physical symptoms.
It is the tie between all that is contained and stored within our psyche's and subconscious mind's (as they are not the same contrary to popular belief) and all that becomes stuck, blocked and stagnant within us. All that becomes manifest in our physical cells.
The Mind Body Connection continues to fascinate me. It doesn't matter how many clients I work with, there is always a new discovery for me around this controversial area concerning the truth behind our health concerns. Scientists will agree to a point, doctors will disagree vehemently and yet time and time again the Mind Body Connection shows itself vividly to us all throughout the duration of our lives, often with us very much aware of it, often it runs in the background where we remain blissfully oblivious to it, but however it shows itself it is real and it is something we should all be aware of as it is the root cause of all illness and disease, all pain no matter the type and until we as a collective wake up and start to take responsibility for our own health and wellness, the epidemic of ill health will continue to rip through our body's and mind's and the body's and minds of our children.
Some examples of the connection between body and mind are below but if you'd like to know more about my finding's, how I work or what your own Mind Body Connection is please do reach out for a no obligation, compassionate chat about your own situation at email@example.com
Kerry - eating disorder & body dysmorphia
There are many examples of the Mind Body Connection I could give relating to my own experience but one that intrigued me more than most was my life long low to non existent appetite, poor metabolism, eating disorders and body dysmorphia. When I was small we weren't overly well off. Dad worked offshore and mum was at home with two small children to raise. Times were tough and tempers short at times, and one of the most common things I heard as a child was 'if you don't eat it / finish it you'll get it for breakfast'. Add to that a brother who had issues with food himself and a mother with her own body image and food concerns and those simple words 'if you don't eat it you'll get it for your breakfast' were all that was needed for me to develop a real dislike of food, and of eating (and of being told when and what to eat, which is important for other parts of my story as being told when and what to eat also led to me having severe bouts of Bulimia in later life, but that's a different Mind Body Connection as we all have so many) and it was this dislike that led to my metabolism slowing and appetite suppressing. Something so simple, so naive really as how many parents have said this to their child? Or at least 40 years ago when I was a child as I'd like to think we've progressed past force feeding our children now, but back then, it was common place in almost every household. This led to me rarely eating and when I did it was tasteful yet completely non nutritious as I'd learned to only ever eat what I wanted to and most week's all I could muster was a crisp sandwich, a packet of crisps or a mars bar or snickers. I could go for days at a time not eating a thing, I even went for over two weeks once living on coffee and rum and diet cokes. I had no interest in food at all. It wasn't that I was deliberately starving myself (at least not always as my body dysmorphia did lead to that on occasion), just that my behaviour came from my conditioning and the conditioning stored within my psyche was that food was the devil and this told my body to shut down my appetite and metabolism as they were surplus to requirement.
To this day I struggle to eat a big meal or force myself when I am not hungry, not because my conditioning is still in the driving seat or because food triggers me, but because some things cannot be undone once done and my metabolism and appetite are just one of them. 40 years of being told that food is not good or necessary has left it's permanent mark on my body and that's OK, because I have learned how to love myself enough to feed myself multiple times a day, every day, with food rich in nutrition and nourishment and so whilst there is an element of my past I can't undo I can move past it, heal from it and become true to myself once more.
Natalia - vertigo
Natalia came to me with chronic illness that doctor's had been unable to diagnose. She'd contracted Covid 19 in the early days of it being upon us and had developed long Covid. Doctors were unable to truly see the cause of her conditions, only that she had them and so she had MRI and CAT scans and and still nothing became apparent as to why she was so fatigued, so dizzy she struggled being upright or lying down or why she had constant nausea and so much more. I carried out a full reading of her energy and found so many trapped emotional believes around herself, her looks, her weight and appearance generally and the fears of judgment by others these had caused her. Once we removed these energies her dizzy stopped, and it stopped almost immediately following the treatment to remove them. The root cause of this dizziness was pressure at the top of her central nervous system, pressing down on the base of the frontal lobe and causing a state of flux within the incredibly sensitive vagus nerve area. When I probed further asking why this was the case, why were these energies causing dizziness specifically, the reason I was given was that the pressure was being caused by her extensive belief system that she was lesser than everyone else and that she was therefore not fit to be seen in public. The energy created by this belief system was the cause of pressure on the cerebral cortex as it was telling the body that she did not wish to be an active participant in life anymore, that being able to participate, to be out in public, was to be judged and ridiculed and the Mind Body Connection dictated that the best way to stop this was to stop her from being able to be an active participant in life, hence debilitating dizziness that kept her indoors, hidden away and safe from judgement and scrutiny.
Shelagh - back and neck pain
Shelagh's back and neck pain was so severe she had been wearing a neck brace for many years. She had been told by Doctor's there was nothing that could be done, her spine was a 'mess' and given that she was a renal transplant patient she just had to accept the constant pain her body was in. I performed a full energy scan looking specifically for the cause of her back and neck pain:
"You have felt judged your whole life. This judgement has caused you to want to stay away from the world, to stay away from judgement and ridicule. To stay where you believe yourself to be safe and only to enter the world at times of your own choice and comfort. You do not wish to be seen in the world as being seen in the world leaves you open to criticism and judgement and this brings about a sense of fear and panic that you do not wish to experience again and so your body is making it so you do not have to go out if you do not wish to".
Shelagh's response to my question the day after treatment of 'how is that pain feeling' was 'what pain?!'. It had completely gone directly after treatment to remove these beliefs and energy's.