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The Mind Body Connection

In it's most simplistic form, the Mind Body Connection is the correlation between a person's thoughts and their physical symptoms, feelings and behaviour. 

Modern medicine takes a very dualistic view on the human body; the mind thinks, the body does, the two are seperate. This stems, in part, from Decartes philosophy devised from his thesis titled 'mind-body dualism' where he reached the conclusion that the nature of the mind (the thinking, non extended thing) is completely different and separate from the body (the extended non thinking thing). Decartes surmised that it is possible for one to exist without the other, and whilst modern medicine has made some progress past this, on the whole it is the way it continues to treat us today.

I am not going to talk more on the many conflicting views on the subject, instead I am going to show some examples of the Mind Body Connection as it relates to myself and my clients. 

Kerry - inflammation 

There are many examples of the mind body connection I could give relating to my own experience but the most fascinating to me was the inflammation my body became engulfed in. I had a fear of men, a hatred of them. I had an issue from childhood of not feeling safe or protected and I also believed myself to be fat, ugly and monstrous. I'd felt judged and ridiculed my whole life. Taking all of this into account my mind & body created inflammation because:

"You have a strong desire to be to be fat, ugly and monstrous so men will find you physically and sexually unattractive. You fear being fully healed as this means you have to put yourself back out into the world where you face the judgment and ridicule of men. It is better to stay ill as you can use that to hide from the world as when you are ill you are safe from men and free from their judgement, ridicule, mockery, abuse and cruelty". 

My inflammation reduced dramatically the day after treatment removing these energies. 

Natalia - vertigo

Natalia came to me with chronic illness that doctor's had been unable to diagnose. She'd had MRI and CAT scans and many other tests and yet nothing had become apparent as to why she was so fatigued, unable to stand up or lie down due to severe dizziness, why she had constant nausea and so much more. I conducted a full energy scan as I do for all new clients and found many trapped negative emotional believes, all causing her myriad of symptoms but I also performed a mini reading to find the cause of the feeling of vertigo that had brought her life to a standstill and was the cause of so much distress for her. 

"Your dizziness is being caused by pressure on the central nervous system at the base of the frontal lobe. The frontal lobe has expanded and is causing extensive pressure on the cerebral cortex. This in turn is causing your dizziness".

When I probed further asking what was the cause of this?

"The cerebral cortex pressure is being caused by your extensive negative belief system that you are lesser than everyone else and therefore not fit to be seen in public. This belief is causing pressure of the cerebral cortex due to it telling your body that you do not wish to be an active participant in life".

Natalia's dizziness was relieved directly after the session focusing on these particular beliefs.

Amy - eczema

Amy had excrutiating eczema all over her body. Her skin was inflamed, it had become infected and Doctor's at both her GP practise and A&E where she visited multiple times in a few weeks could find no cause and no way to control it. She had spent a lot of money trying many different treatments and having many private tests. I performed a full scan and mini reading focusing specifically on the cause of skin irritation:

"You have always felt like you don't fit in, that you don't belong in society. You have felt monitored, judged and ridiculed. You have believed yourself to be ugly beyond reprehension and have felt unable to put yourself out there to be seen. You have spent your whole life feeling lesser than other women, that your looks didn't stand up and feeling that you didn't want to be seen in the outside world because you were so ugly"

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. 

I had never had Reiki before but decided to try it after having tried medications and counselling for my depression and anxiety. After only a few sessions with Kerry I am amazed at how much my depression has lifted and I am no longer held back by anxiety. I would definitely recommend Reiki with Kerry to anyone.


I am amazed at how much better I feel, a lifetime of depression is gone, anxiety and fear a thing of the past, and as a truly amazing side effect the physical pain and discomfort I was in is also completely gone - no more neck brace! I would definitely recommend Reiki and Enlightened Life to anyone, it has given me my life back


Really restorative! Kerry uncovered a lot of current and deeper causes for the way I felt and helped me achieve a much greater sense of self-awareness and clarity. Give it a go!!


Kerry has made significant progress with my lower back and neck pain. The sessions have been undertaken in a wonderful relaxing environment and Kerry is a very warm and responsive Reiki practitioner. Highly recommend!


I have seen Kerry 3 times, and every time has been even more powerful than the last. She has managed to uncover issues in all areas of my life that I didn’t even know where there, so I could finally address them and shed the weight. 10/10!


I was really sceptical about this Reiki stuff, but I was surprised how relaxed I felt after my session with Kerry and have continued to go back as per her treatment plan suggestion. Would recommend anyone to give it a go


Reiki with Kerry is amazing, it's like learning your own internal gossip, that you had no idea was there

Scarlett, 16