When we talk of mind and body healing it is a concept that incorporates the notion of healing by the powers of the mind. Usually, healthcare providers often use such an approach or in certain holistic healing methods. Many practitioners in energy and holistic healing use the powers of the mind to channelize the positive energy to heal different afflictions. It is also a discipline used in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Many people often suffer from conditions that are chronic and recur even after traditional medical solutions are sought out. Often people become immobile or suffer from pain that prevents them from carrying out different activities every day or reduces their quality of life. Many seek the spiritual ways of healing as they are often disappointed with the side effects that modern medicine has and its limited effects. Mind and body healing methods focus on increasing sense of well being and physical health without the use of drugs.
One of the approaches in mind and body healing is self-hypnosis. Here the power of suggestion is used which is also known as positive visualization. The concept is to drive a positive image in one’s mind in short and repeated sessions. A person suffering from a chronic condition is made to sit in a quiet room where a practitioner will help the person to visualize or meditate that they are free from the pain and are able to perform activities that they would normally do without the chronic condition. The underlying principle here is to replace the negative energies that one feels with positive energy and incorporate a similar state of mind. This is achieved through sensory perception.
In the methods incorporated in mind and body healing a person suffering from a certain condition that brings about discomfort or pain is made to replace such feelings with thoughts or to imagine that the pain is gone and the discomfort not felt. Such a mental state can also stimulate the right hormones in one’s system. As positive reinforcements are obtained from such thoughts, endorphins are released which lead to a sense of well being. This, in turn, helps one to create the right environment or produce the right healing effects.