Today I’m going to steal liberally from a presentation I went to recently at our community. The presentation was put on by Kari Browning, hypnotherapist and founder of The Beautiful Revolution on healing from the inside out and she agreed to let me summarize her presentation in this post.
The premise of the presentation is that “The body has the power to heal itself,” Kari said, and the wisdom goes all the way back to Hippocrates (the Father of Modern Medicine), who said, “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
“Ninety percent of physical illness is stress related,” according to the Center for Disease Control. So what is stress? Stress can be defined as something that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain, such as busyness, loss, conflict, change, unresolved trauma and not feeling safe.
At the core of our ill health is the fact that stress can cause the nervous system to become dysregulated. If we can heal the nervous system, Kari said, the body can heal. “Conditions associated with nervous system dysfunction include adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure, heart disease, autism and addiction issues” to name a few ailments.
So how do we turn off the stress response? “By resting our nervous system….and change starts in your thoughts.” According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, “Every time we have a thought, we make chemicals. If we have good thoughts, we make chemicals that make us feel good. And if we have negative thoughts, we make chemicals that make us feel exactly the way we are thinking.”
There are two systems in your body that work in opposition to each other. When one is turned on, the other is turned off. They are the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system gets turned on when we are under stress and go into “fight or flight mode.” “Prolonged states of stress flood our body with excessive cortisol and adrenaline.” “The para-sympathetic nervous system relaxes the body and slows it down. We must be in parasympathetic dominance for healing and optimal health to occur “ Kari wrote.
How do we rest our nervous systems? You might try hypnotherapy, essential oils, eating a healthy diet, getting a good night’s sleep, drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, massage or Reiki, and meditation to name a few suggestions. All things you’ve heard before probably, but hopefully this post helps explain why they are so important, especially when facing life challenges.
To contact Kari and learn more about healing from the inside out or hypnotherapy, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her web site at thebeautifulrevolution.org. Be prepared to be amazed.