Last week I wrote about the hurdle of needing to explain what I do (which I’m sure you have to as well, at least on some level). Another layer of this is all the misconceptions floating around about mind body medicine. Do you believe that one has to completely abandon convention in order to explore mind body medicine? From the many conversations I've had in recent years, people seem to have this perspective. As if it's either or. As if one has to believe exclusively in one OR the other. As if one approach is the real deal and the other is complete poppycock. Nothing could be further from the truth. My main modality is BodyTalk which is based on both western and eastern medicine. It's a beautiful blend, or bridge, so you can have the best of all worlds. I have a strong appreciation for all forms of healing. There are miracles happening every day in medicine. There are miracles happening every day in alternative medicine. There are miracles happening every day in mind body medicine as well. So what’s the difference? The approach. In medicine and alternative medicine, by and large, your symptoms are treated. In mind body medicine we don’t treat the symptoms. We treat the underlying causes, which could be physical, emotional or mental. By going underneath the surface and clearing the causes there is no limit to the healing possibilities. The presenting issue resolves and likely other issues that seem unrelated or have not fully developed yet. So you get residual, or side effects, of more healing. How cool!! What I’ll challenge you with today is to suspend whatever disbelief you might hold, and entertain, even for a moment, that the other approaches can be as effective as the one you trust. Try it and see how wide and open the possibilities become now that you have all the options available. All forms of healing have the same goal...to help the body heal! So it’s not either or. It’s not all or nothing. Mind body medicine is a fantastic collaborator and works beautifully as part of your health equation, no matter what other modality (meaning approach) you are employing. Have you tried BodyTalk as part of your health equation? Let's talk about it! So much love, Dafna
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