Studies of the mind/body connection and of the power of the body's intention to heal itself are revolutionising approaches to healing.
The Mind and Body Are Not Separate
Biochemists, physiologists and psychologists have discovered that our bodies express themselves as either thoughts or molecules. For instance, the feeling of fear can be described as an abstract feeling or a tangible molecule such as adrenaline. Without the feeling there is no hormone and without the hormone there is no feeling. In the same way there can be no pain without the nerve signals to transmit the pain and no relief of pain without endorphins which block the pain reception. This is a major discovery - every thought produces a chemical in the body.
The Power Of Suggestion in Controlling Physical Pain
Another scientific discovery was the placebo effect or dummy drug. Studies have shown that by giving patients a sugar pill and telling them it is a strong pain killer, 30% of them will experience relief as though it were the real pain killer. What has been concluded from this is that although the sugar pill itself is meaningless, it forms a suggestion which is converted into the body's intention to heal itself. Therefore the body is capable of producing any biochemical response once the mind gives the body the appropriate suggestion. Therefore why not skip the sugar pill and focus directly on the body's intention?
With the focusing of intention through attention you can convert the body's automatic processes into conscious ones, and reprogram them through simple mind/body exercises. Our past intentions may have created obsolete or inappropriate programs that either seem to control us or are no longer serving us in a purposeful way.
In the Life Skills Seminar we can teach you how to control physical pain by teaching and practising four important skills:
- The ability to relax and release the pain response
- The ability to consciously develop your power of intention for healing
- The ability to develop focused concentration
- The ability to develop mind/body exercises to control pain
You May Ask "How Effective Are These Techniques in controlling physical paint?"
How about I let some seminar participants explain that to you?
When I was conducting a seminar in Melbourne one participant, Jack who is 71 years old was there and his loud voice boomed out: "This stuff doesn't work, what are you talking about, I didn't come here for this." He stood up a few times and said this sort of thing so I asked him "Hey Jack why are you here?" He said, "I'm here for pain. I've had prostate pain for 18 months and that's what I've come for." I told him that I would be speaking about that the next day. So the next day after we did the pain meditation Jack stood up even before I was able to take control again and he boomed as he walked to the centre of the floor: "Well I've got an announcement to make. For the first time in 18 months I've got no pain." Absolutely amazing, Jack was as happy as a lark and he took notice of the rest of the seminar. Another thing that happened was that Jack went to his doctor about a month after the first seminar and asked his doctor to take his pulse rate, which the doctor did. Then Jack asked him to take it again and this time the doctor said it was lower. He also did this with his blood pressure. The doctor was amazed and asked him what he was doing. Jack told him, the doctor thought it was great and now there are no more prescriptions! When Jack came back to do the seminar with his wife he shared all this with us and the fact that he had also taught his wife how to get rid of migraines - thanks for sharing this Jack!
John Mills VIC
I awoke at 8am on 13th March 1993. It was a beautiful day as a few loner clouds sailed through the ocean blue sky, like giant icebergs. I was full steam ahead in the direction of my chosen destiny. I had established an honour's grade in the short time I had been attending college. I was winning a local ski race series in both my age group and the Open Men's Division, which was in line with my goal of becoming World Champion. I had a fantastic trainer, a beautiful girlfriend and a family that facilitated unconditional love like nothing you had ever seen. Life was a grand piano and I the great pianist.
At 8pm sundown that evening my life had taken on a slightly different direction. To begin with it was not my bedroom that was to be my point of refuge but rather a large white building, commonly known as a hospital. I was taking an arsenal of nine tablets and capsules every four hours in a poor attempt to deal with the torturous pain alone. It was not the most serene state that I had encountered - not a time to begin reflection, but I was vaguely aware of a few facts. Firstly, continuing college was no longer a viable option for me. Secondly, my opportunity to chase after a world title had been robbed and lastly, my right arm which was so essential for me to not only achieve my goals but also continue my hobbies, was no longer functioning. I could no longer move nor feel it and that was something I had better get used to. Shortly after, the tests proved it would probably remain paralysed and painful for the rest of my life. High speed ski racing accidents can be very unforgiving - very costly!
It was two years before this incident that I began a pilgrimage of personal development and it was here I had been introduced to Sandy MacGregor's work. The Peaceful Place concept, which I believe is the genesis of Sandy's work, has been incredibly powerful for me. I have utilised it countless times to have pain literally vanish in seconds and it is here where I often turn to before making important decisions. Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge", but too few of us ever utilise our power within us, based on this simple truth. Sandy MacGregor is an exception to this rule and I would say Einstein's statement is the essence not only of his profound work that he delights in sharing with us, but also the basis of his phenomenal success in life.
Michael Dayes, NSW
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