The Healing Power of the Mind

Learn how to Harness It

The healing power of the mind is amazing! What goes on in your mind is a critical and often overlooked factor for everyday health. And it’s even more critical to the process of healing, especially in serious illness. That’s because your mind has a powerful and direct effect on the health of your body.

There are three important ways you can harness the power of your mind to heal your body and keep yourself healthy. The first is the ability to choose the beliefs you hold about your health. What you believe impacts what you’re willing to do to be health. If you don’t believe you can get well, you are defeated before you even get started.

The second is the ability to focus your mind and open yourself to exploring and testing new possibilities. Competent health care professionals can assist you in this process, but you need to take an active role in searching for the answers to the underlying causes of your health problems and finding ways to address them.

The third and final ability is to turn thoughts and beliefs in to actions. This is your ability to implement what you learn.

When harnessing the power of the mind, you may encounter different obstacles. You can have subconscious mental blocks that keep you from taking action on what you know. You can also have emotional blocks that prevent you from objectively evaluating what is working and what isn’t.

Few people recognize, let alone utilize, the power of the mind in their search for health, but in this issues of Sunshine Sharing we’ll not only share how important it is, but also provide practical suggestions about how to harness the power of the mind for healing. We will explore the Placebo and Nocebo Effect as well.

Focus on Building Healthy Mind, Emotions and Thoughts

It’s no secret that our emotions and negative thoughts impact our health. Stress, especially chronic stress can wreak havoc on our bodies. Stress activates the flight and fight response of the nervous system. Chronic stress can also lead to a weakened immune system, weight problems and is bad for the heart. How can you better manage your stress and negative emotions? Below are some tips. Remember, it is a combination of many things to promote overall health of the body and mind. Make sure you are also drinking clean water, eating whole foods and healthy fats, as well as exercising for those feel good endorphins!