By Dr. Deryck
Many medical professionals, scientists and researchers are now
devoting much more attention to the mind and body connection with
relation to restoration of health. It is now believed that as many
as 90% of health problems have psychological roots. It is estimated
that about 9 out of 10 illnesses are psychosomatic. Psychosomatic
means the PSYCHE (mind) wrongly influencing the SOMA (body), or
a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from mental
or emotional causes. The mind and body work closely together. They
regularly influence each other. Understanding this process can be
very helpful in improving our mental and physical health.
Psychosomatic problems can result from many reasons, which are
interrelated. Many are related to the way we think, to the way we
react to certain situations, to prior programming and to our belief
This negative thinking develops from previous programming, which
normally occurs at a young age. For example, if a person thinks
negative and believes that he is going to get a sore throat because
he steps on the cold floor with bare feet chances are that it will
happen. This person will create a mental image of getting a sore
throat after stepping on the cold floor and his brain will instruct
the body to comply with what the person is imaging, believing or
Traumatic experiences can create problems rooted at deep levels
of the mind such as a threat. When this happens the survival mechanism
takes over to protect the person from experiencing serious pain
or injury. The traumatic situation could be physical or mental;
however, it may take years to manifest as a psychosomatic health
problem. The brain records all the conditions present at the time
of the experience and in the future if several of these conditions
such as sound, temperature, smell, place, time and other circumstances
are present this could trigger the same reaction. The reaction could
be in the form of a seizure if that is the way the survival mechanism
responded to the traumatic experience.
One of the best ways to correct an experience like this is by
getting help from an experience hypnotherapist that can regress
the person to the time the experience took place and make the necessary
corrective actions from there.
Fear exerts a great influence on our bodies and can create many
different health problems. Some people break out in hives, or have
stomach problems, headaches or other problems simply because of
fear of doing something like public speaking or anything else that
Endocrinologists are now finding out that negative emotions and
feelings can have serious effects on our bodies. Our emotions create
mental images of fear, sadness, etc., that cause the release of
stress hormones that when prolonged cause a person to get sick.
Similarly, if our mind can cause our brain to instruct our bodies
to get sick, then it can also help us to get well. Many scientists
and researchers use placebos to treat people when they don't
really know what is causing the health problem.
If a person has faith in the doctor by the time they get the
medication they are on there way to recovery simply because the
doctor said the medication or placebo will get them well.
What Can We
Do To Help Ourselves?
It is worthy to remember that we are what we think, what we say,
what we hear and what we do. So if we think, talk, hear and do negative
things we are going to end up with negative results. The best way
to cancel negative situations is to immediately clear the negative
situations from the mind and replace it with a positive image that
corrects the negative one. Learn to always be positive, happy and
lovable and you will attract those things to you. Learn to and practice
the importance of relaxation, which can serve to help neutralize
stress. Controlled relaxation that uses imagination at the correct
levels of mind could help guide the brain to stimulate the body
to correct health problems.
Meditation can be done with the eyes opened or closed, or even
as a focused walking meditation in nature once it has become familiar.
It can help reduce stress, connect you to healing energies in the
natural world and increase energy and magnetism. Mediation done
a few minutes every day could improve your state of being and health.
It could be practiced anytime and almost anywhere. Breathing is
an important component of meditation and should be slow, gentle
With The Elements On The Breath Earth
- 1. Breathe in through the nose and out through the nose.
- 2. Bring your attention to the bottom of your feet if you
are standing or sitting on a chair.
- 3. Visualize the molten core deep within the Earth.
- 4. As you inhale, draw the magnetism from within the earth
up through your feet into the cells of the entire body.
- 5. As you exhale, radiate the energy out through the pores
of your body in all four directions as well as above and below.
- 6. Repeat four times.
- 1. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.
- 2. As you do, imagine a clear stream of pure water gently
pouring from above over the crown of your head and washing over
your entire body. Cleansing you of environmental toxins, internal
negativities, and tension.
- 3. Repeat four times.
- 1. Breathe in through the mouth and out through the nose.
- Imagine a pure white flame burning in the solar plexus (three
or four inches below the navel).
- 2. Breathing in through the mouth fan the flames into a
- 3. Allow the white fire to rise and ignite the heart centre.
- 4. Breathing out through the nose, radiate the fire's
energy from the heart centre out through your upper back and
- 5. Wrap the energy like a cosy blanket around your shoulders,
upper back and over your head. Inhale fire. Exhale light.
- Repeat four times.
- 1. Breathe in through the mouth and out through the mouth.
- 2. Imagine a warm breeze caressing your body and penetrating
through the spaces between the molecules of your body like a
- 3. Repeat four times.
- Pattron, D.D. Recent Research in Public Health. Scientific
Publishers, New York, 2004
- Solberg, S. Will Your Way To Better Health. APLA Positive
Living Newsletter, L.A., 2002.
Dr Deryck D. Pattron is a Public Health Scientist and Consultant.