She is decorating my former Tudor home. The Tudor period stretched from 1485 to 1603
You see what you expect to see, yet in reality she is a mop head.
Arthritis, is its inception in your mind? M'reen Hunt
it is, there is a theory that everything that happens to us, both the physical and
emotional pain we experience is a result of the way in which we perceive and
subsequently inter-react with our personal world. Those who accept
transgenerational and past life influences extend this possibility, and may also include the
choices we may make to aid our spiritual development. All of these influences can
be described in some way as coming from within us and affect our perceptions
of events and the result of those understandings.
Remember that this also is
the basis of our good qualities and experiences.
It must be added that
further to this, some would accept the external influences of attached entities that
is earthbound spirits etc. There is also the thought
that as DNA strives to generate a uniform but unique body, so that body also has a
blueprint for perfect physical health and in addition to this is
a spirit that strives for perfect spiritual growth.
I was a child I used to wander how the milk of magnesia we were dosed with knew
what it was supposed to be curing this time. For another family the magical
potion was a Beacham’s
powder and I used Minidex with my eldest child.
How is it possible that
these medications might work universally? Well, physically I
suppose, they may or may not have provided some useful ingredient that helped or at least
did not hinder healing at that time. In practice their main
effect may have been similar to the kiss that makes everything better, both for
the kisser and the kissee.
I have been told that a
company increased the lighting on the shop floor and productivity went up, but
eventually levelled off and returned to its previous level. So, they returned the lighting to its
original level and productivity went up. The conclusion drawn was that the
workers felt cared for and responded accordingly.
This is a little like the
police using smiles, kit-kats or fried sardines to anticipate a positive
outcome with potentially troublesome groups of people. The smiles were Dutch,
the kit-kats were given by the English and the sardines belonged to the
What has all this to
do with arthritis and hypnotherapy?
Patience, I’m getting
There are the physical
aspects of arthritis and associated conditions to be considered in just the same way as a
broken leg is a broken leg and is more appropriately treated in a hospital setting. However, hypnotherapy can
help speed up the healing of that leg and make the healing process much more
comfortable. I have read that the
arthritic fingers with gold rings are less severely affected than the opposite fingers that
are ring free and I’ve also read that certain supplements can be beneficial.
The first appears to be an entirely physical outcome while the second could
rely on the advantages of the placebo effect. Or maybe the rings and
supplements have both a physical and emotional effect, science will tell,
I will offer five examples
that indicate to me that it could be advisable to check the emotional component of
a concern as well as the physical.
1. One lady had
an impressive collection of gloves, because she always had cold hands. We found that she had a
childhood memory of having mislaid her gloves and enduring a very cold playtime. With
the appropriate re framing (or re-understanding and accepting) of that incident her hands
now are just as warm or as cold as the hands of others.
2. Each time I
returned to England, within days I got pains in my knees that vanished when I returned to my mountain
home in the US. Later, living in the UK for seven unhappy months, the pain in
my knees was accompanied by a dull swelling ache in my hands. My hands returned to
normal with the salty warmth of the Mediterranean, but my knees insisted on
continuing to twinge. In Marbella I met a hypnotherapist who told me that this
was because I couldn’t run away from something. I thought, ‘How ridiculous,
what do I want to run away from?’ I later joined a group he had formed and
during the induction (the relaxing into trance bit) he invited us to
progressively relax our bodies from our heads down to our toes, he then worked
from our toes to our heads suggesting healing. I had had no previous experience
of hypnotherapy and had no idea as to what was possible or how things might
work, but when he got to my knees, I repeated the thought, ‘pain go, pain go,’
and for the next fifteen minutes or so I experienced lava lamp bubbles (of
pain) float up from my knees to my thighs. When they reached my hips I
experienced a little panic and wondered what to do next so I thought,
‘dissipate, dissipate,’ and that is exactly what must have happened. I
experienced an occasional bubble through the evening and one or two the following morning and
was completely free of any knee pain until I returned to England. The pain returned and
cutting to the chase I visited a physiotherapist/hypnotherapist who told me that I was
standing with my shoulder blades sticking out from my ribs. She taped my scapulas into
place and I experienced a stabbing pain down my right side and knee to my ankle and
found that this postural balancing removed all the knee pain.
This demonstrates the
complementary value of physical and emotional therapy.
Amusingly I wondered if my scapulas sticking out were little wings so that I could fly away from my
friend has fingertips that shoot up as opposed to continuing straight and this
deformation is the result of four years of ‘arthritis’. Originally, she went to
her doctor as she was experiencing pain, he told her that she had arthritis and
they experimented with prescriptions to find one that was suitable to her. He told her that she was
destined to a wheel chair and in fact at one point she had to ask her youngest child to move
her feet in bed. She had medication in every bag and in a pocket of every coat she
possessed, as she could not manage more that a prescribed number of hours without
One day she had a
telephone conversation with her friend asked who’d diagnosed her condition and
was her doctor a specialist in this field, what had she been doing before she
started experiencing this pain which took her to the surgery? Our friend has a
phobia with Stanley knives and she had spent until the wee small hours using
scissors and her knees to fit carpet in her hall, lounge, stairs and bedroom. I
defy anyone unused to such activities not to wake up with painful hands and
knees. That night she didn’t take
her medication and hasn’t taken it since. Without that conversation
she would be in a wheelchair as prescribed by her doctor.
Accepting the power of an
authority figure, in this case her doctor, is one of the five entry points to
the mind; the alpha state of hypnotherapy can utilise this and the other three
gateways, interestingly the authority we in use hypnotherapy is the authority
of yourself. The other enters points
are: 3. Habit 4. Strong emotion and 5. Hero worship.
4. After an x-ray a doctor told me that I have
osteoporosis in my neck and I understood her to say that eventually
I will be in pain and that ultimately the medication will not ease this pain. There was no
complementary or alternative therapeutic advice offered. Needless to say I’m not
happy with an authority figure condemning me to consuming pain. Time will tell, but has
not done so in the last eight years. In the mean time I can do many things to
help myself. Disgusted with my doctor’s lack of support that might prevent or
delay her prognosis I decided to use my skills with self-hypnosis.
I am consciously aware of
three events in my life that may have been the cause of my neck condition; it
is reasonable to assume that there may be an adverse emotional component
attached to one or more of these physical event which caused the eventual
displacement of a couple of cervical
vertebrae. I relaxed into trance, but
my mind didn’t follow its usual route of dumping the emotions surrounding an
event pictorially, instead I experienced myself ‘physically’ moving my head
into a safe position and thinking, ‘I’m safe’ and this ‘solved’ one of the three
events. The result is that now I
can press my hand hard onto the back of my head without discomfort whereas for
many years I have not been able to put my hand close to the back of my head
without experiencing discomfort. Now all I have to do is
melt away the build up of calcified salts and restore my vertebrae to optimum alignment and
I’m home free! However, I’ve not actively worked on this.
5. I read the
following in a book; apparently a lady was refused an operation on her spine as it was deemed to be too
dangerous. She then went to see a past life therapist and while in trance she had a
this-life experience. When she was a young child her father had run amok with
an axe killing his family. During this time she had crouched down behind the
toilet door; her father had pushed open the door but fortunately he never
looked behind it. When the healing of this event had been achieved her back
uncurled from that terrified crouching position. I have no idea if this was
instantly or her back uncurled over a period of weeks or years.
With the exception of the
last one, I have given you personal trivial to serious examples of the
unconscious physical manifestation of emotional trauma or expectations.
I welcome your experiences
in these areas as it is only in sharing our experiences that we can take a more
holistic approach to informed self responsibility and self healing. Remember that the most
important aspect of any therapeutic healing is your readiness and acceptance of that
healing and your partnership with the therapy or therapist.
There are many different
sorts of therapies that work with the releasing of blocked energy that
expresses itself physically, emotionally or spiritually and some you will be
drawn to more than others to help you remove any blocks to accepting that
relief. Hypnotherapy is one
of the therapeutic interventions I use that allows direct communication with
your creative inner mind; and your inner mind knows where the root of the problem is because
all of your life’s experiences are stored there. When working with the
body’s self healing the therapist understands that each cell
has its own intelligence
and it is this body/mind/spiritual intelligence that works in concert as when
dealing with the mind/body connection our thoughts are energy and our bodies
respond to what we think of ourselves.
You can TCR software
and engineering manuals forspontaneous recall – or pass that exam.
Charge Read a
novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
instructional/academic book around 20 times fasterand remember
what I’ve read.