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Help Your Own Healing Process

Help Your Own Healing Process

We donít have to think about it for a cut to heal, or for our dinner to digest: Our bodies are busy every moment taking care of us and are filled with vital healing energy. But sometimes, when we get thrown out of whack, we need to give the natural healing power of our bodies a little boost.

Doctors are now beginning to realize that there is a powerful mind-body connection. Patients who use affirmations, creative visualization, or positive, relaxing audiotapes, for example, often recover faster from surgery. But any of us can use the power of visualization to improve our health and speed healing. Find out how here:

1. Get into a relaxed state.

2. Visualize your illness in whatever form appropriate to you. If necessary, view it on a TV screen. Try to visualize it with all of your senses.

3. Picture the cure taking place as vividly as you can. Do not be afraid of making it bizarre. Incorporate into the image both the bodyís own healing mechanisms (e.g., white blood cells) and the medication you may be receiving from the doctor.

4. Clear away all debris and unwanted waste. Picture the site being cleared and left free from illness.

5. Picture yourself being free of the illness and carrying on a normal, active life; also see yourself happy and healthy.

6. Congratulate or thank yourself (i.e., your subconscious) for aiding in the cure.

7. Come back to ordinary reality.

Read more: Spirit, Exercises, Guidance, Self-Help

Adapted from Creative Visualization, by Ronald Shone (Inner Traditions, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Ronald SHone. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Creative Visualization, by Ronald Shone (Inner Traditions, 1998).

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5:05AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Thank you

7:18PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

You would think that everyone might try it since its free and effortless, but no. Most would prefer to call to make appointments, wait, take transport to the office, wait, spend time with the doc, take the script, go to the drugstore, spend time waiting....pick up the pills, drive home, eat the pills, wait, feel better maybe.

11:31PM PST on Feb 10, 2011

That is part of the process for some people.

11:30PM PST on Feb 10, 2011

That is part of the process for some people.

3:13PM PST on Feb 10, 2011


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