Integrative Health Blog
Have you read every book you can get your hands on, tried every new therapy that has come your way and still feel no further ahead in achieving your healing goals? What if I told you that your body has the answer! What if I told you that I can help to stimulate your body to speak, to give up its healing secrets? What if I told you that there are simple, profoundly effective healing techniques that can resolve your blockages and place you in a balanced and open state where potential for healing exists?
Why Can't I Heal?
We all have discordant energies, deeply-held belief systems and familial relational patterns (even with ourselves), familial contracts, physical or emotional life-traumas, etc......still held within the cells of our bodies and our hearts, that we are not consciously aware of, and that can interfere with the ultimate ‘healing’ or ‘wholeness’ of the ‘self’ we so desire. These can readily sabotage our best efforts and even the prescribed medical interventions designed for our healing.
Given everything that we are faced with tackling or managing in our busy, hectic, demanding lives, we can lose that essential connection to our spirit, our very being, that has the ultimate potential to sustain us in every way –physically, mentally and spiritually.
Wendy Groomes MT
Mindfulness is a separate faculty of consciousness totally distinct from cognition (thinking), emotion (feelings), intuition or sensory awareness (the 5 senses).
Mindfulness is not about Mystical Religions, awareness or meditation, although many religious and spiritual paths make use of mindfulness techniques. Many therapies and psychotherapies are becoming “mindfulness-based” as it is discovered that all healing methodologies get better results if mindfulness is adjunctively applied.
Mindfulness techniques are primarily taught to improve emotional stability, to manage stress, to expand ones intelligence, to become more productive and to lead a more joyful and meaningful life.
Scientific studies have proven that mindfulness involves about 1/5th of the brain, the frontal lobes, as well as other associated structures. Like other skills, such as intellectual, musical or athletic, which are associated with the development of other brain regions, mindfulness can be practiced and improved over time. Educational psychologists are studying mindfulness and devising methods to teach children how to practice and develop this skill. Mindfulness training is being introduced into school curricula around the USA. Future generations will someday be trained to use their whole brain and not just 80% of it.
People come to us at NIHA when they have concerns about their health of body or mind. Working with the natural laws of health is the goal of the integrative medicine practitioners at NIHA and we are proud to announce the formation of the Integrative Physical Health Initiative. The insights of our various practitioners are adding to the IPH menu of choices available for individual health care programs by recognizing that every physical concern is affected by the person’s conscious participation in improving their health.
by Maureane O'Shaugnessy