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Using the mind to heal the body

  1. 1. Using the Mind to Heal the Body <br />By Avinoam Lerner, CH<br />
  2. 2. The Key Questions:<br />1: Can our emotions create actual physiological change and disease?<br />2: And if so, by which means or mechanism might we be able to restore health / balance to our body? <br />
  3. 3. Emotions = Reaction<br />Stress or anxiety – (Shortness of breath, heart palpitation, dizziness)<br />Intense Fear & Anger – (Frequent urination or diarrhea, sweating, tremors and twitches)<br />Sadness & Hopelessness – (Fatigue, Insomnia)<br />Guilt, Shame & Embarrassment – (stomach upset, nausea, blushing, hot flashes)<br />
  4. 4. Events Disrupting Good Emotional Health:<br />Physical signs emotional health is out of balance:<br />Being laid off / job promotion<br />A child leave or return home<br />Death of a loved one<br />Getting divorced or married<br />Having a baby<br />Illness or an injury<br />Money problems<br />Moving to a new home<br />Headaches, sweating, heart palpitation<br />Back pain /Stiff neck<br />Constipation or diarrhea<br />Extreme fatigue<br />High blood pressure<br />Insomnia<br />Upset stomach<br />Weight gain or loss<br />How Life Events can Affect You? <br />
  5. 5. Getting the Message<br />Stomach and digestionare your physical assimilation process.  Digestive problems occur when you have an inability to 'digest' or absorb what is going on in your environment or inside your head or heart.<br />Chronic pain: Resentment and bitterness cause inflammation and pain. Stubborn, inflexible resentment goes to the knees and joints--the parts of your body designed to be flexible.  Arthritis is bottled-up hurt.        <br />Canceris a deep secret, hatred, guilt, or grief 'eating away' at you.  Breast and uterine cancer reveals a lack of nurturing or self-nurturing in your life, or an inability to nurture others.<br />(Excerpt from Louis Hey – Heal Your Body)<br />
  6. 6. The Science of PsychoNeuroImmunology (PNI)<br />The term Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) was coined by Dr. Robert Ader in 1975.<br />PNI is the study of the interaction between psychological processes (primarily stress) and thenervous and immune systems of the human body.<br />PNI = Mind-Body Medicine is an approach to healing that harnesses the power of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions to affect health positively (Cassileth 1998)<br />
  7. 7. The Problem with the PNI Approach to Illness<br />PNI or Mind-body approach may unintentionally create the notion that people are responsible for their illnesses because they lack the proper mental attitude; aside from being scientifically inaccurate, such blame can induce feelings of distress and guilt (Castleman 1996).<br />Moreover, if this is so, then they should easily be able to change this negative behavior.<br />
  8. 8. Bridging Science & Healing <br />Introducing<br />“Immersive – Healing”<br />An advanced Mind-Body modelto healing chronic Illness and cancer, rooted in Immunotherapeutic approach.<br />
  9. 9. What is Immunotherapy ?<br />Immunotherapy is a therapy designed to stimulates, and/or restores the immune-system in people affected by disease through either conventional treatments and/or integrative health care therapies. -Lise Alschuler, ND, & Karolyn Gazella, The Definitive Guide to Cancer<br />
  10. 10. The 3 Premises to Immunotherapeutic Approach<br />Premise # 1:<br />The body’s natural immune-system is designed to defend against all illnesses, cancer and chronic illness included.<br /> Natural killer cells (or NK cells) are a type of cells that constitute a major component of the innate immune system. <br />
  11. 11. The 3 Premises to Immunotherapeutic Approach<br />Premise # 2:<br />Harmful states of mind (primarily stress, anger, hopelessness, terror, grief over depravation, guilt, shame, etc’) have shown to effect and suppress the immune system.<br /> Negative emotions, such as anger and cynical hostility, have also been shown to decrease Natural killer cells (or NK cells) activity (Miller et al. 1999) (williams & schneiderman, 2002)<br />
  12. 12. The 3 Premises to Immunotherapeutic Approach<br />Premise # 3:<br />If these harmful states of mind can be resolved and cleansed, the immune response can be revived and cancer prevented or healed.<br />(Kiecolt-Glaser and Glaser 1999)<br />(HOW BIG IS YOUR SACK OF EMOTIONAL PAIN?)<br />
  13. 13. Where Does Healing Takes Place?<br />The Human Mind: a mechanism whose parts are split mostly between two agencies; the conscious and subconscious minds. <br />The Subconscious Mind: The single most powerful goal achieving agency known to man. <br />The subconscious is the level at which all running programs of individual nature are accessible for review and edit!<br />
  14. 14. The Mind Model<br />Conscious Mind<br />Suggestions<br />& Input<br />Short Term MemoryWill Power / Analytical& Rational<br />Subconscious Mind<br />Critical Factor<br />Immune System<br />Emotional/HabitualLiteral & goal achieving<br />Automatic Bodily Functions<br />
  15. 15. Life & Conditioning<br />The Power of Belief:<br /> External<br />Internal:<br />
  16. 16. Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE)<br />Illness<br />Chronic Conditions<br />Cancer<br />Events<br />& Impressions<br />SSE<br />SSE<br />SSE<br />SSE<br />ISE<br />Birth<br />4 – 6 <br />Chronological Age<br />ISE: Initial Sensitizing Event (The Root Cause)<br />SSE: Subsequent Sensitizing Event (Compounding Energy)<br />
  17. 17. How Immersive-Healing Differ from Psychotherapy?<br />Conscious VS Subconscious<br />External VS Internal<br />Intellectual VS Experiential<br />Incubating VS Immediate<br />
  18. 18. The Placebo Effect – Our Ally<br />The Placebo effect is the tendency of any treatment, even an inert or ineffective one, to exhibit results simply because the recipient believes that it will work.<br />The Nocebo effect is the causation of sickness (or death) by expectations of sickness (or death) and by associated emotional states.<br />The pivotal understanding in mind-body healing is that you must actually believe enough in the possibility of healing to tell yourself so with conviction. <br />
  19. 19. Harnessing the Power of the Placebo Effect<br />Hypnosis is a heightened state of belief. Hypnosis is the intentional activation of the placebo effect. <br />This means bypassing your "critical faculty", the conscious mind, and painting a healing picture in your subconscious-mind. <br />Your subconscious-mind will transmit the imagined outcome via your nervous system to your body which will manifest it in conformance with your thinking. <br />
  20. 20. Concluding Remarks<br />The PNI is a Mind-Body approach which is a truly holistic.<br /> <br />Immersive-Healing is an advanced Mind-Body approach to healing cancer and chronic illness, rooted in PNI. It can be practiced in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.<br />Talk to your medical practitioner about PNI. Tell them it is primarily about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healing internal emotional turmoil and conflict such as guilt, shame, fear, depravation and stress.<br />
  21. 21. Schedule Your FREE Consultation<br />Call: 617 - 564 - 0707<br />Email:<br />Visit:<br />Follow me on FaceBook<br /> Thank you,<br /> Avinoam Lerner, CH<br />