If there is one thing that I have learned during my years as a Psychotherapist it is that there is always a reason behind why we do what we do. Whether it’s an eating disorder, self-harm, anger, smoking addiction or anxiety – there is always a reason for its manifestation.
Up until recently, I used to work only with psychological issues, however, I have now started to work with physical diseases too. What if I told you that a disease is a meaningful and intelligent process; and that cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and sinusitis can be explained? Rather than looking at disease through the lens of fear and concluding that our body has made a mistake, why not instead seek to understand why your body is doing what it is doing? After all, many of us have heard those stories of miraculous remissions…so why shouldn’t we seek to understand what is really happening to us?
Here are some essential factors to consider:
- Disease is a meaningful and intelligent process. Nature does not make mistakes. According to the Meta-health model, we are a highly intelligent, orderly and sophisticated system with biologically meaningful actions that we label disease or illness. However, disease is actually a process that can be understood as a biological, spiritual and meaningful event of nature.
- The body, mind, spirit and environment work in synchronicity, which means that the development of disease is present on all levels. When we change things on one level, it simultaneously affects all other levels.
- A disease process originates from a significant emotional event, which we experience as an Unexpected, Dramatic, Isolating occurrence, and something with which we have No strategy to deal with. The way in which we unconsciously react determines the disease process and which organ is affected.
- The disease process consists of two phases: an active phase and a regeneration phase. The complete progression from the beginning of a disease from the healing is described as a disease process. The major points and phases of a disease can be found using specific questioning techniques, which address body, mind, spirit and environment.
- Our self-healing is influenced by eliminating factors which aid the disease and adding supporting factors that aid healing. Therefore, in order to heal, we need to resolve the root trauma by becoming aware of the conflict and emotions, and transforming them through forgiveness and letting go. We also need to nourish the mind, body and spirit in ways that are relevant to us.
- We need to address five areas during healing: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social.
It is time that we started to explore all avenues where disease is concerned; and as well as working with the traditional medical model, we also need to address the role that psychological trauma plays. I believe our bodies are more intelligent than what we realize and it’s our job to understand more about the way in which we function!