WHAT IS AUTO-IMMUNE?
MIND-BODY EXPLANATION FOR AUTO-IMMUNE
There are two main factors – the stress response and unresolved emotion.
When your body is stuck in a stress response, a huge amount of your energy is being used to keep your system on red alert to fight tigers. This can lead to your immune system becoming depleted and unregulated.
I have also observed a pattern of guilt among my auto-immune clients. I became curious – why do so many auto-immune clients also suffer from guilt? Auto-immune conditions are your own immune system attacking your healthy cells. What is guilt? You attacking yourself. It’s the perfect emotional metaphor. I have observed that when my auto-immune clients resolve their guilt issues, they get massive improvements to their immune system also.
HOW CAN EMPOWER THERAPIES HELP?
The Switch is a four-day training programme in a small group setting. You will learn about how stress causes health problems, how mind and belief patterns can unknowingly exacerbate stress, plus how to calm the stress response to allow your body to start healing naturally.
You will also learn to identify the underlying cause of your illness (often guilt, but not always) and resolve that pattern too.
An added bonus of doing The Switch is that you won’t just resolve your illness – you will have techniques to work on other health issues, emotional patterns or enhance any area of your life. This is a tool for life.
If you don’t feel quite ready to jump into a four-day course, you might like to start with our webinar series, which gives an overview of mind-body health, the role of stress and thinking patterns, and some basic techniques to start using on yourself. This webinar is a general approach, rather than being specifically about auto-immune disorders. For some people, it’s enough on its own, and for others, it is their inspiration and lead-in to doing the full Switch programme.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF?
1. Get your hope back about recovery being possible by watching some of the movies on this website. Just knowing that there is an answer can help people to relax and calm their stress response and start getting improvements.
2. Start actively reducing your stress response by doing things like meditation, breathing exercises, and activities that you find particularly relaxing.
3. If you are good at guilt, start challenging these patterns. Decide to only take on what is yours to take on. Choose to learn from mistakes, choose a new course of action and then discard the guilt. Guilt is only useful to you in the short term as a learning tool. Once you’ve learnt from it, let it go.
If these suggestions fix your auto-immune issues – FANTASTIC!
If these very simple interventions are not enough for you, that’s OK. We have a lot of far more comprehensive techniques and education available at The Switch that will allow you to make bigger transformations.
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Disclaimer: We are not medically trained and therefore did not diagnose these clients ourselves. We rely on client information about their diagnosis from their health professionals and we recommend clients to return to their doctors after our treatment to confirm that they no longer have their condition and to be advised about safe weaning from their medication. We cannot guarantee results, as every individual is different, however, many of our auto-immune clients have reported excellent results, and have followed them up for a year to confirm that they are maintaining their positive changes.