Just what does this mean? And what is the 'mind' referring to? According to the Oxford dictionary the definition of mind is The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought. In the context of mind/body health, the meaning is how are your thoughts and feelings affecting your mind and your body? Science can now show through imaging a thought developing in the brain and the difference between a healthy and a negative thought. Science can also show how a thought affects the body and the mind. 'Whether you think you can or whether you think you cant either way you are right'.
Whilst in the information contained here is my belief and not the common belief of all, science can now identify the importance of the effect our thoughts and feelings have on our mental and physical health.
Mind/Body/Soul or Spirit is also a popular saying. The soul or spirit is perfect and does not need any interference, rather the mind needs to come in alignment and the body will follow (this includes the brain). This direction of thought may be controversial to some but it cannot be ignored. Does this mean we need to delve deep into your thoughts and bad experiences? NO. Many people are uncomfortable with this idea and do not want to go into the past, or think their thoughts have no impact on their health. We begin with the here and now. But finding a link between when your illness began and what was going on in your life at the time is commonly accepted and the first step to healing.
The many well known teachers are great examples, Louise Hay, Dr Deepak Chopra, Dr Christiane Northrup, Dr Joe Dizpenzo, Dr ...., Dr....., Mahatma Ghandi and those represented in the movie The Secret. The literature and the proof is there, for you to pick up when you are ready. Swallowing pills, potions, having various therapies, changing your diet, all these can help greatly but the true healing lies in your thought pattern. The remedy here is to retrain your thoughts, like a muscle it will change over time and so will things in your life. It is a fun and exciting journey and there are many examples to look to for the means and ways to accomplish this.
In my practice, I have always considered the importance of the mind/thoughts & feelings and their impact on our state of health. Now, I can point to science to show how it works-fascinating and exciting. You will find some examples of this in the My Approach page.