I was inspired to write this after reading some posted comments on an article about how medical schools are embracing alternative and complimentary methods. One comment from someone who said he “worked at Yale for two years” stated that U.S. medical schools have “sunk to administering quack treatment”, and his comments reflected the tunnel vision that I encounter from time to time in my practice when someone has adopted a limited belief system. It takes very minimal investigation to discover the enormous benefits being experienced by people who are incorporating a more holistic approach to health and healing. For over two decades health care professionals have been referring their patients to me as a way to incorporate mind-body techniques into their treatment protocol. I help these people to get out of the medical, disease and symptom mind-set and into a positive, health and healing mind-set. These people are regularly having dramatic, immediate and long-lasting positive results, and these results are duplicated by my students and colleagues all around the world.
So, is it simply a “placebo effect”? Well, what would that mean? It means the MIND has accepted a belief, or at least a possibility, and the BODY has acted on that thought. If someone believes that every spring they are going to have allergy attacks and must take medicine to suppress the symptoms or else they will be miserable, then that is their experience. I have worked with people who had that experience for many years and who changed the experience after one or two sessions. Is that placebo or quackery?
Through all human history mankind has been attempting to figure out how to achieve and maintain perfect health. I believe all of the answers are available and accessible from within each of us. As long as I hold that belief, my clients seem to be able to discover all they need to get “unstuck”, to remove “energy blocks”, or whatever else you want to call it, and to achieve more peace and better health. For those who need the scientific research to back this up, I have volumes that I use in my classes and it is easily found on the internet and in medical reference libraries on mind-body sciences, physics, psychology, cellular biology, and countless other areas of study.
Final thoughts: If you begin your research from a frame of “what is possible”, and from a “results oriented” approach, you will most certainly find, as I have, that we are designed very efficiently to move toward health. Sometimes we just have to get out of the way.
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Patricia V. Scott, UP Hypnosis Institute, www.UPHypnosis.com
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