Through research at the John Hopkins Medical School, they found that 70% of disease first occurred in the mind (psychosomatic). This doesn't mean that the disease experienced wasn't real but that the beginnings of this originated from fostering negative thoughts. Negative thoughts can weaken the immune system. Our thoughts have the ability to create wellbeing and make us well or work negatively against us.
So how much attention are we giving to our thoughts? Are we as quick to consult a therapist as we are a GP? Working holistically to create wellbeing is crucial for keeping our bodies and minds working in harmony and balanced. Yet with little stigma being attached to consulting a GP and many people feeling reserved to consult a therapist about their mental wellbeing, should we look to address the primary cause of most physical illness...the mind?
Things have come so far forward with all the varying therapies available. Here at The Change Within I like to blend together a combination of Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to create techniques and tools for the client to create their most powerful change. It is so important to embrace the strength and resilience that can empower the client by adapting and tailoring therapeutic elements.
Should we see investing in our emotional and mental wellbeing as being priority? I believe the answer is most definitely YES! By understanding our negative thought patterns and how these impact our behaviours and physical health we can most certainly put ourselves in the best possible place to not only thrive but live a fulfilled life.