Thursday, 11 February 2010

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Every now and then a book comes along that has the potential to change your life.

'How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body' by scientist Dr David Hamilton is one of those books.

But before I tell you more, let me tell you a story.

Neil* is 35 years old (name changed for confidentiality purposes). For eleven years he has suffered from chronic arthritis. He is overweight and walks with difficulty with a stick. His hands are twisted and painful. He comes to see me for hypnosis, willing to try anything to alleviate his pain.

When he arrives, he manages with difficulty to mount the steps up to my front door, and comes into the house out of breath and holding onto the doorframe for support.

We talk through what's going on in his life and it emerges that he has had a difficult childhood as an adopted child, in particular with his father, who is incapable of showing him love.

He is holding on to many painful memories and we take time to work through these and release them one by one using Mind Detox and tapping techniques (read 'TFT - tapping your problems away' article for more information).

I then use a technique called Quantum Field Healing, taught to me by Dr David Hamilton himself. QFH is a visualisation process where you imagine going into your body through all the layers. Through the cells(resembling a stone in a dry stane dyke, into the DNA (twisted strands of spaghetti), into the atoms and sub atomic particles until you reach your source, which looks like a starry night sky. You then ask to see the vibrations of your illness and you work through a number of steps to clear the illness.

At the end of the session, Neil* opens his eyes, flexes his fingers and says "No pain!"

He walks out my house standing straighter than before and without thinking, bends down at the doorway to pick up the mail, a feat which would have been impossible before the session. He doesn't even realise what he's done. I point it out to him and he says a simple "Wow!"

On days like this I really love my job!

I have been fortunate to attend a number of workshops with David, and the one thing that comes across is how normal, how likeable and how amusing David is. He's a cross between a modern day David Attenborough and a clean language Billy Connolly, and it also helps that he's rather nice to look at, which explains the large number of women attendees at his events.

In my other blog article 'The Mind Body connection' I explain how David got to where he is today. Today he is a respected author and internationally renowned speaker from the Hay House stable. But he's still David. Funny, informative and captivating.

But I digress.

'How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body' is a book for everyone.

The first section is jammed packed with the scientific evidence behind people who have healed themselves using visualisation techniques. But although full of scientific content, it is an enjoyable read, written, as David says, "so that even my Auntie Jean can understand it".

The second section contains true life stories from people who have cured themselves of everything from cancer to heart disease and makes for fascinating reading.

The final section is a step by step description of the techniques and visualisations used. An A to Z from Acne, Ageing, Allergies, Cancer, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Parkinsons, Stress and Weight Loss to name but a few.

David also explains the Quantum Field Healing technique which I demonstrated at the start of this article and again walks you through the entire process.

Many people have changed their lives with this book.

I recommend that people of all ages read it for a better understanding of how their mind and body work and how they really can use the power of their mind to heal their body.

Watch this clip to hear David explain how it works.

Incidentally, David is launching his new book "Why Kindness is Good for You" on Thursday February 25th in Glasgow.
He also has a number of workshops coming up throughout the country, so no matter where you are, he'll be coming to a place near you.

Check out his website for more information.

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