What is the Mind-Body Connection?

Many people today have heard the term "Mind-Body" and even more of us make references to it without even being aware that this is what we're referring to.

Despite some modern philosophies, conventional medical philosophy and religious teachings that emphasize the separation of mind and body, people have an innate understanding of this mind body connection.

You've probably heard or even used expressions like these, "I knew it in my gut" or "I feel it in my soul." If your hair ever stood on end when you felt afraid, or if you have ever had a nervous stomach before a big exam or interview you have experienced the mind-body connection.

Very literally, this means that there is a connection between what goes on in the mind and what happens in the body.  Our bodies respond to the way we think, feel & act; your body will try to tell you when you are stressed, anxious or upset by creating physical responses in your body (for example, muscle spasms and tension headaches, stomach ulcers and high blood pressure have all been linked to stress).

The mind-body connection is the entire premise for the Placebo Effect, a measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health or behavior not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered.

So what caused the improvement? The person receiving the placebo (for example sugar pills or saline injections in place of a chemical medication) believes in the treatment, and their mind causes the improvement.  

What the mind believes, the body achieves.


PsychoNeuroImmunology

PNI is the advanced scientific discipline that explains how the mind (psycho-), the nervous system (neuro-) and the immune system (immunology) communicate and interact through a complex series of pathways and molecules. The endocrine (hormone) system is also a critical component.

Biochemical Connection

Both the human brain and immune system work together, signaling each other along the same neuro-pathways.  This communication is done by the release of specific chemicals at the molecular level.

Neurotransmitters 

These are the chemicals which regulate signals between neurons and other cells.  Any disturbance of communication between the brain and the immune system results in diseases; this is why one's state of mind influences one's health. 

For many years we have known about interactions between the mind (nervous system) and the body (immune system) along with the effects of these interactions on diseases. It's a proven fact that the immune system is a target of signals from the brain and the endocrine system. Therefore, our experience, behavior, way of thinking and believing has a huge impact on the body and vice versa.

In essence, our immune system is listening to our mental talk.  


How Hypnosis can help

By changing our perception, addressing limiting beliefs, releasing negative energies and emotions we can affect our 'mental talk' and change the message that is being sent to our immune system resulting in a stronger, healthier body.  

Hypnosis is the most effective and easiest way to literally re-program your mind and make the positive changes that you seek.