I’ve already done a couple of posts that touch on the placebo effect and the part the mind plays in creating health or dis-ease, but the studies sited in this article made me even more aware of how powerful the mind is when it comes to our health. Just think about getting the benefits of exercising without exercising, learning a new sport “by mind,” or people acting and feeling years younger when put in a special environment. The mind really IS a terrible thing to waste.
Can Your Mind Heal Your Body?
Do your thoughts affect your physical body? If ever you have been embarrassed and experienced your face flushing and turning red, you have experienced a simple example of how your mind affected the physiology for your body. What if your thoughts were focused on past or future events that made you feel anxious or stressed? Could that have an impact on your health? Absolutely!
The stress response that our body is equipped with was a protective mechanism that allowed us to run from the tiger or be very watchful in our natural environment thousands of years ago. Animals also have this innate flight or fight mechanism. The difference between us and a deer that was just chased by a coyote, is that the deer goes back to grazing and does not recall that stressful event over and over.
As humans we have that ability to recall past events along with ALL the emotions that we recall experiencing during that stressful event. A blow out with co-worker, a flat tire, a financial disaster, a dispute with your spouse, etc… When we recall those in our mind or we imagine future events that might occur based on our past experiences, we stimulate that stress response over and over again.
Stress increases cortisol, increases glucose in the blood stream, increases inflammation and paralyzes your immune system.
So if your thoughts can make you sick, can your thoughts actually make you well? Scientists have proven that they can. Here are a few examples:
People who imagined going to the gym for 30 minutes per day and imagined working specific muscle groups had a physical increase in muscle strength and muscle size, without putting a foot in the gym.
*Imagining playing piano and practicing certain keys and chords had just as much of an impact as someone who physically practiced the chords.
*Personal Note: I have a friend who taught herself to ski by this same method
A group of 70-80 year old men went to a retreat in a monastery where the environment brought them back 22 years – the music, the TV shows, the food, etc.…After 5 days, the men showed measurable signs of age reversals, genetic changes, improved joint flexibility and even giving up walkers and canes.
Imagine how your body could react if you spent at least 30 minutes per day, rehearsing in your mind what it would feel like to be 20 years younger, full of energy and radiant health? How would you feel knowing that your body had no more signs of dis-ease and joy was your new norm? Science has proven that our thoughts affect our biology MORE than the external factors do.
Tune in to your innate intelligence in your body and use it to make powerful changes in your health!
Source: newsletter from Dr Veronique Desaulniers
And speaking of the power of the mind, have any of you tried using subliminals for losing weight, experiencing better sleep, increasing your energy, or overcoming food addictions/cravings? If not, then maybe you should, because subliminals offer an easy, effortless way to address issues such as these and more, even as you work on the computer! And they have been proven by science to work…….
(image from wisegeek.com)
Subliminal messages provide a unique method for influencing not only your health, but all areas of your life and well-being. They have the ability to by-pass the conscious mind and go straight to the subconscious, and that’s important because it’s been found that 80 to 90% of the time it’s actually your subconscious mind that’s “running (and possibly ruining) the show.” So implementing change there is where you can rewrite and improve you thinking and mental programming at the deepest level. This allows for significant change in breaking bad habits, increasing concentration, boosting the immune system and so much more!
It has been known for years that changing a person’s behavior can be accomplished more successfully by going directly to the subconscious, thereby getting around the filter of the conscious mind, and allowing change to take place without any real effort on the part of the individual.It’s been written that the subconscious is not only “a million times more powerful than the conscious mind,” but thought to be the true control center behind what you really think and believe, so it just makes good sense to focus your attention there when trying to improve your life and implement change. That’s where you can make the most headway in the shortest amount of time when it comes to eliminating limiting beliefs and old programming that keep you from creating the best life possible.
With subliminals you can simply relax and let the desired messages/information be stored and remembered in the subconscious without any effort on your part. You can even be doing something else at the same time, like working on the computer. Typing an e-mail AND changing your life at the same time. How cool is that?! Multi-tasking at its best that can really pay off big time! The subliminal messages flash for only a millisecond on the computer screen, but have lasting results…..you’re not even aware of them, but your subconscious mind is taking them all in and rewriting your life story in the process. How does it get any better than that?
Interested in giving this “brain-bending” technology a try? I have used several different subliminal programs over the years, but about 4 months ago I got a new one that has quickly become my favorite because it was so quick and easy to set up and use, offers so many different options (audio subliminals, custom created scripts, brainwave entrainment and subliminal MP3s), and comes with a library of 350 sessions/pre-written scripts on everything possible.
You can work on health issues, bad habits, attracting more money/success, learning a new language, overcoming phobias, performing better at sports, improving relationships, you name it! I have been using it for all sorts of things and have also created several custom scripts to work on specific dental and skin issues. I actually have become an affiliate for the program because, after using it for just a short period of time, I knew I wanted to be telling others about it. AND right now the company is running a special, so I wanted to let everyone who’s interested know. You can go to my What’s New page to find out more about the program and free bonuses and $50 off being offered, and it comes with a 1 year money back guarantee (what?!), so now is really the time to check things out.
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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.