In Part 1 of this blog series Is It Your Fault If You Can’t Heal Yourself, I addressed the questions of whether or not we should blame or shame someone who is sick – and whether we should withhold conventional medical treatment so the mind can do the healing.
In Part 2 of this 4 part series, I want to address this question – if an optimally healthy body depends upon healthy thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that shut off the body’s stress responses and activate the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, what does it mean if you’re trying to improve the health of your mind – but your body is still sick?
Improving The Health Of Your Mind
In my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine, I share with you the scientific data proving that the health of your mind strongly affects the health of your body, and I teach you a whole host of ways you can improve the health of your mind. But in short, a healthy mind requires:
- Believing that the body can be optimally healthy
- Healing limiting beliefs
- Learning to put fear in its place so you’re not ruled by anxiety
- Trusting that you are held and nurtured and safe, even when life feels scary
- Fostering nurturing, loving relationships
- Minimizing toxic relationships
- Engaging in work you love
- Expressing your creativity
- Exploring your authentic sexual self
- Ensuring that you live in an environment that relaxes you
- Practicing radical self care
- Moving through and releasing anger, resentment, and grief in healthy ways
Mind Over Medicine offers a variety of “prescriptions” for how to make the mind healthier. Even more so, it encourages you to write your own prescriptions for a healthy mind and body.