I created an app.
(Que jaw drop)
Mind Body Dictionary
It’s called the Mind-Body Dictionary. It is basically what it says it is. It is a dictionary with the mental/emotional connection to physical conditions, symptoms, or ailments.
Obviously, I, Denise, did not create it myself. In fact, I played a relatively small role compared to the app developers, who did the technical creation process and Ron Wayman, who wrote the definitions. I am grateful to everyone who arrived to make this dream a reality!
Everyone knows stress contributes to our health and well-being, if you don’t, just google it. But how? What? Where? Why? Is it just “stress”? Do different stresses cause the same problems or different problems? Or just problems? Is it possible or even conceivable that specific stresses contribute to specific health issues? The same way specific pathogens are related to specific conditions?
There has actually been a fair amount of research on this exact topic. It’s called psychosomatic research, which is the study of a psychological condition involving the occurrence of physical symptoms, usually lacking a medical explanation.
For example, it’s relatively well-understood that worry will contribute heavily to stomach ulcers. (Reference) People with stomach ulcers might be considered as having a pattern of simply being worried all the time, or a “worrier”. The stress in their life seems to be a more consistent contributor than even the presence or lack of presence of the bacteria H.Pylori.
Germ theory, though valid, must not be the only story at play if people can have the same conditions or symptoms with or without the presence of the germ itself! So, what else is at play?
The mind-body connection is growing it awareness and popularity, and for good reason. People are beginning to see that our fast paced, high stress life is contributing to chronic conditions we face. Mindfulness is helping people to calm the automatic stress responses that are leading to illness or disfuction of all kinds.
Doctors of all kinds (Reference 1, Reference 2) are coming together to address not only the observable and physical conditions, but the phycological, mental or emotional based aspect of illness as well.
What is the mental/emotional stress that is contributing to your condition? Look it up.
Simply search your condition, then find the “shadow” emotions that are related to that manifestation in the body along with coaching to help direct a more aligned path.
You’ll also find affirmations to help bridge the gap between the shadow mental state and the aligned mental state.
As you continue, you’ll find a list of foods that will offer the specific nourishment your body needs to help the mental and physical aspects of your issue, along with links for products that may do the same. Continue to find links to mind-body-aware practitioners who can help you along your healing path.
Mind Body Dictionary
Did you find a condition and have more questions?
You may consider scheduling with Denise or Aaron to confront the issue you are dealing with from a mind-body perspecive.