The Body-Mind connect
Every time we think of some thing, imagined or real, our body creates a response and produces a series of biochemical reactions.
Every time we think of some thing, imagined or real, our body creates a response and produces a series of biochemical reactions, which are transmitted throughout the body as messengers. These messengers tell the body how to behave while creating some feelings and emotions. In the majority of instances all this takes place at an unconscious level in our mind. The unconscious mind works like a giant super-computer, responding to stimulus based on data stored within it. The pre-existing data is really memories, imprinted in our early years, where we put together our notions about the world, based on the experiences and observation.
Our unconscious mind uses memories as a filter to sort out how we perceive our current reality. Positive experiences and memories are likely to support us, to create positive filters or beliefs, whereas a difficult or traumatic experience, or a series of repeat events, can cause us to form negative (i.e. untrue) beliefs. Examples of these beliefs are "no one loves me ", "People are not loyal to me ", "I am unsafe ", or “Life is hard” etc . It is through our beliefs that we filter our current experiences, the experiences in the later years go on to become reasons to reinforce the earlier beliefs.
Examples of how emotions such as anger, hurt, guilt, sadness and fear have an impact on the body has been of great interest of late in the world. Research confirm that a certain kind of emotion produces a certain kind of biochemical reactions in order to deal with various kinds types of stress. Which comes from our basic survival instinct. Each of these emotion has a specific task such as providing extra energy for fight mode or to be more quiet to allow healing to take place.
There has been extensive research on a positive correlation between anger and cortisol levels and fear and blood cytokine levels. The brain tends to play the problem over and over again to find some solutions. This results in high cortisol levels leading to high blood pressure. suppressed thyroid function and poor cognitive ability. Increased levels of cytokines have been linked to arthritis, severe depression and even cancer. It is important to listen to our body as it always gives us indications of things going wrong before it is irreversible.
Our Body communicates
Most people consider illness or a muscle pain as a problem, however in truth this is really just feedback. Meditation is a great opportunity to slow down, de-stress and check in with what is really happening for you. For times when the cause of a problem isn’t apparent, a Mind Detox consultation is a great way to find the root-cause of a problem in your life, quickly and easily.
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