Self–healing refers to the process of recovery (generally from psychological disturbances, trauma, etc.), motivated by and directed by the patient, guided often only by instinct. Such a process encounters mixed fortunes due to its amateur nature, although self-motivation is a major asset.
Changing our actions, thoughts, and feelings; generating happiness in ourselves; and making our lives more positive are not mysterious talents. They are learned skills that come when you realize that you can change your health, and there is something you can do about it.
Taking the time to pay attention to your health makes you become an active force in designing it. Once you begin to take full responsibility for whatever you generate in your body and mind, extraordinary consequences will appear.
This is what natural self-healing can and should look like now:
• Deciding to create successful new routines and activating them
• Exercising healthfully, sleeping more regularly, reducing stress, going out in nature and developing mind-body skills
• Learning to meditate, practicing breathing, focusing the senses—and simply appreciating yourself more.
Finding new ways of natural self-healing that engage your body, mind, and lifestyle means finding your own style of practice that makes you feel healthy and happy. And over time, through sustained and committed efforts, you may achieve a revolution of sorts— creating both personal change and societal healing.
Principles of the Mind-Body Approach
Ancient teachings and modern science increasingly concur: Your body, mind, and emotions are part of one integrated system, and when you influence one aspect of your system, you affect all of it. Whatever point you begin from —whether it’s your body, your thoughts, or your emotions—you can change the totality of your system, and your body’s ability to physically and emotionally self-heal.
This means that when you activate your body in a positive or negative way, it can have a positive or negative impact on your mind. And whatever emotional responses you have, affect what you do and say and how you physically function or behave. When you’re physically tired or ill, you’re less likely to be creative, upbeat, or calm. Or, when you’re emotionally depressed or down, your posture may reflect how you feel. Everything that is “you” is connected.
Recognizing that you as a human being operate as a whole system helps you find better ways to achieve and maintain your health. The art and science of wellness come from understanding the importance and power of your body’s dual control—the mind-body connection—as the source and hope of self-healing itself.
Learn more about ways to balance the Mind, Body, Spirit through self-healing techniques.
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