Resolving Psychological Barriers to Your Physical Health
The power of our thoughts is evidenced in our unconscious attachment to our illness or diagnosis, which can act as a huge barrier to healing. Our sickness can easily become a part of our identity, part of who and what we think we are. How can we begin to let go of our cherished identity? We’re often quite possessive of our diagnosis, referring to them almost profoundly: my allergies, my asthma, my diabetes, my bad heart, my weight problem, my heart condition and so on. These identifications with illness are further reinforced when a doctor makes a diagnosis, which is really a pronouncement suggesting ownership: Such labels along with the words, “my” or “have,” reinforce the idea that we own an illness like we would a house or car. We want to protect things we own. Some illnesses can be sometimes be an identification with or allegiance to family illnesses or an attachment to a solution to one of our “needs”, which can complicate our ability to let go of an illness.
In Your Power to Heal, Dr. Grayson explains this phenomena and gives you tools that can help you to improve your ability to heal your body with a healthy mind.
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