“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” —Herophilus
25-30 Million Americans
will undergo surgery
with anesthesia each year
Research about emotions, beliefs, attitudes—about brain function— and immune response is proving to us that, in fact, being able to imagine healing is the solution. Because humans process their subjective experience, in part, as pictures, when one says, “I just cannot see how I will get through all of this,” according to Dr. Emmett E. Miller, author of Deep Healing: The Essence of Mind/Body Medicine, we are not just hearing words, we may well be witnessing destiny. Miller’s work shows clearly how beliefs and images become actual physical events in the body.
“Current research suggests that the speed of this natural recovery could be impeded or hastened by the state of the patient’s mind. If the patient is under emotional stress, believes that recovery is unlikely, or is otherwise in the grip of negative emotions, healing can be delayed or blocked. In contrast, if the patient enjoys a calm and positive mental state, natural recovery might take place more quickly.”
Relaxation REVOLUTION: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing by Herbert Benson, M.D., and William Proctor, J.D.
Five simple steps to Imagine Healing can make all the difference if you or someone you know is anticipating surgery, going through medical treatment, or experiencing the need for healing in any area of life. These steps include:
- Relax to feel peaceful
- Discover what you need to know
- Create positive expectations
- Organize a support group
- Enlist the support of your [medical] team
Imagine Healing: Guided Imagery to Help You Heal by Debra Basham and Joel P. Bowman, authors of Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication.
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