When I am working with a client with an autoimmune issue the first thing I would ask is “have you been given a medical opinion?” It is extremely important from a professional stand point, for the client and their Doctor to know that they are taking medical advice.
However although autoimmune diseases will show in bodily symptoms there is often much beneath the surface that cannot be pinpointed by an xray or resolved by drugs. So what else could be below the surface that is triggering the event?
It is becoming more and more recognised that these physical symptoms can have their roots and origin in past trauma. The acronym ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences and it has been shown that a large majority of people suffering from illness such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, dystonia and many more will have had experience of abuse, neglect or difficult childhood. Also a lot of us at some point in our lives will also have experienced traumas such as a car accident, losing a loved one, having an operation that we may seem to have recovered from but without necessarily being aware of the emotional scars that may still be there.
To help the body heal the mind must also heal and hypnotherapy is an empowering route to help release past traumas, disappointments and negative experiences.
We are rapidly beginning to realise just how intertwined the body and mind are and to treat one without the other will not always complete the healing process. If we have a broken leg then that can be fixed with a standard operation but autoimmune diseases can have their roots in places we may never have looked at for a long time.
Hypnosis could be described as the royal route to the mind. It can help release issues that we remember and issues that we could not remember. For instance our DNA is passed on genetically through our parents and their parents. But with the right tools the unconscious mind can release negative conscious and unconscious material in a safe way. Then the healing can begin to take place.
Healers, therapists and medical professionals are beginning to realise that one of the underlying reasons for our Dis Ease is in our minds and our bodies.
So things are not “all in the body” or “all in the mind” but they are all connected and in fact communicating with one another.