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“Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony.”

~ Bruce Lipton PhD

Our body is like a precision instrument. When we take good care of it, it runs smoothly.

The body needs good nutrition, water, healthy thoughts, emotions, and positive flow of energy for it to function at its optimal level.  The body is like a robot, in that it follows the instructions from the mind. These instructions are received through thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

 

When you wish to lose weight, you probably have thoughts such as: I shouldn’t be eating this piece of cake, its going to make me fat, its not good for me, but I feel like I deserve a treat, let  me have a little piece, and now that I already had some, I might as well eat it all, I am so stupid, I am never going to lose weight…!  Take a moment and think - what are you telling you body? Negative thoughts like these are constantly playing in the background and sending messages that are contradictory to your true desire!

 

We also have many underlying limiting beliefs that are playing out at some level. Here are some examples:

“This is in my genes; at this age, it is going to be hard for me to conceive; arthritis runs in my family, I have a bad knee; allergy season is coming, I always get allergies at this time…”

Core beliefs are formed in the early childhood years. You may have been told “don’t cry, don’t express your emotions, its bad to get angry, you can’t do this; and so on…” We have emotions for a reason. When we supress them, their energy gets stored somewhere in the body. Over time, these supressed emotions can disrupt the energy flow and cause physical dis-eases in the body.

 “The connection between your emotional (psychological) health and physical health is very complex. Psychological stress can affect your body. Some studies suggest a link between various psychological factors and an increased risk of developing cancer.”

~ The Canadian Cancer Society

“When stress is excessive, it can contribute to everything from high blood pressure, also called hypertension, to asthma to ulcers to irritable bowel syndrome ,” said Ernesto L. Schiffrin, M.D., Ph.D., physician-in-chief at Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, and professor and vice chair of research for the Department of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal.

“Stress may affect behaviors and factors that increase heart disease risk: high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and overeating.”

~ Heart.Org

Immune System
 

"Stress can weaken your immune system. Your immune system defends your body against infections and diseases, such as cancer. A weakened immune system plays a role in the development of some types of cancer.”

~ The Canadian Cancer Society

When we create mental and physical relaxation and inner peace, the immune system can become stronger thus creating optimal health.

Pain and Dis-ease
 

When we habitually supress our feelings and emotions it can create energy disruptions within the body’s energy system such as chakras and meridians. Energy can also get stuck in various organs, tissues, muscles resulting in pain and discomfort. Clearing these energy can help restore the energy flow, so the body may begin to heal itself.

Fertility
 

Stress can be a big contributor to infertility. Assisted fertility treatments can increase the level of stress on all levels. Sometimes some inner fears, anxiety and beliefs can make conception difficult. Relaxation techniques and Reiki can help enhance your ability to conceive. Hypnotherapy can significantly improve the success rate of assisted fertility treatments such as IVF and IUI.

Imbalances
 

”Stress can alter the levels of certain hormones in your body. This may also put you at greater risk of developing cancer.”

~ The Canadian Cancer Society

Chronic stress cause the body to be constantly in a  Fight, Flight and Freeze state where the body is releasing large amounts of stress hormones into the body. This can play havoc on the hormones as well as other body systems. Relaxations techniques can help restore the body’s natural hormonal balance. 

Supressed emotions, feelings and expressions can disrupt the energy in the throat chakra, causing imbalances in the thyroid gland. Depending on where the energy is stored, you may have discomfort and imbalance in that part of the body system.  Feelings of bitterness can disturb the sugar balance or make us crave sweet food. Anger, fears, power issues can all create imbalances.

Pregnancy and Childbirth
 

Pregnancy is an exciting time. Yet most women are nervous and fearful of the birthing experience.  This may be due to the screaming women you have seen on screen, the stories you have heard about traumatic births or your personal or a loved one’s difficult birth experience.  Fear, among other things, puts your body in a fight-flight-freeze response, contracts the muscles, releases stress hormones, and diverts blood to defense organs (Uterus is not a defense organ). This can increase the pain, the length of labor and cause other complications. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could experience pregnancy, labour, and birth in a relaxed and peaceful manner? If you could look forward to and experience labour and birth with joy and awe rather than fear and dread?  If you can work as a team rather than your partner feeling lost and helpless? For 95% of women, birth is a natural process and the body and baby know exactly what they need to do to birth your baby safely and gently.