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The Importance of Forgiveness in Healing

It is often challenging to forgive someone or something however when considering the many benefits forgiveness offer to our health and well being it is certainly worth the effort. There are many misconceptions with regard to forgiveness which upon closer examination will prove outdated or altogether wrong. Mainly, holding on to grudge and resentment we do all of the suffering. It’s like holding hot coals with the intent to throw them at someone else while suffering the burn ourselves. Discover why forgiveness is all about you and not about others and learn how to take back control of your life and livelihood.

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How to Get Through the Tough Times of Cancer Treatment

Illness such as cancer presents us with many different challenges; physical, psychological, social and even spiritual challenges. In tough times, how come some people meet these challenges, beat cancer, better than others? The answer to this question might surprise you. When we have a reason to keep on going, when there is a meaning to our experience or a cause that is close to our heart, we can overcome even the most adverse treatment and conditions. This video touch upon some of the key elements to help you get through the tough times of cancer treatment. Life is a balancing act, but we can all develop the skills necessary to navigate through the challenging terrain of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Healing Cancer and Chronic Illness

Discover the benefits of Immersive Healing, an advanced holistic model to healing Cancer & Chronic Illness. Immersive Healing is an evidence based practice, rooted in the scientific study of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) which brings hope to so many. It bridges science and healing by integrating modern therapeutic tools. Learn how you can use your mind to heal your body, increase the quality of your life and be in control of your healing journey.

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Why Treating the Physical Body Alone is Just Not Enough?

It is common sense to treat illness symptoms but we know fighting cancer must be done on many fronts. While caring for the body is our primary goal, it is just as important to understand what your symptom is trying to tell you. It is important to acknowledge the underlying conditions within you that might have promoted this symptom in the first place? Find why inside.

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Calm the Mind, Calm the Body (part 3)

Discover the 6 secrets to calming your mind and body. Living in this hectic world is a daily balancing act. It requires skills to better cope and maintain a healthy mindset. We all want to live more in the present, free of stress and emotional pain and of course to enjoy life as much as we can and this presentation will show you how.

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Calm the Mind, Calm the Body (part 2)

If you struggle with intrusive and unpleasant thoughts or if you just can’t seem to get your mind to stop this video is for you. It will teach you how to take back control over your thoughts, feeling and emotions, the way the experts do. Living in this hectic world is a daily balancing act. It requires skills to better cope and maintain a healthy mindset. We all want to live more in the present, free of stress and emotional pain and of course to enjoy life as much as we can and this presentation will show you how. Discover the 6 secrets experts use to calming their mind and body.

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Calm the Mind, Calm the Body (part 1)

If you struggle with intrusive and unpleasant thoughts or if you just can’t seem to get your mind to stop this video is for you. It will teach you how to take back control over your thoughts, feeling and emotions, the way the experts do. Living in this hectic world is a daily balancing act. It requires skills to better cope and maintain a healthy mindset. We all want to live more in the present, free of stress and emotional pain and of course to enjoy life as much as we can and this presentation will show you how. Discover the 6 secrets experts use to calming their mind and body.

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The Role of Stress in Illness

New research from Trinity College Dublin indicates that when a particular stress response is blocked (by drugs) the spread (metastasis) of breast cancer can be significantly reduced.

 Health Research Board Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Ian Barron from the University’s Pharmacology and Therapeutic department conducted the research.

The study focused on a group of women in Ireland who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000 and 2007 and found that the women who took drugs that blocked a particular hormone-related stress pathway had a decreased risk of dying from the cancer.

When compared to the control group, women taking the drugs in the year prior to diagnosis were less likely to develop metastatic or invasive breast cancer. The same group, who continued to take the drug after diagnosis, was also less likely to die from cancer in the following 5 years after their diagnosis.
Dr Barron has said:

“For patients with cancer, higher levels of stress are associated with more frequent disease recurrence, faster disease progression and higher rates of death from cancer.

“Some lab-based studies have suggested how stress hormones, such as adrenaline and noradrenalin, could play a role in this process. Ours is the first study in humans to show that blocking this stress response significantly reduces the risk of cancer spreading or metastasizing. Because the majority of all cancer deaths are due to the growth of tumor metastases, this research could have significant implications for clinical practice.”

This research is interesting because once again it confirms what those who are interested in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have been aware of for some time. That stress and the immune system are linked. Chronic stress can be a precursor to illness.

Our emotions, the way we cope with stress and how we ‘feel’ does have an effect on the physiological condition of the body.

I am all for medical developments and the use of stress pathway blocking drugs could mean exciting progress in the treatment of cancer. I also feel that this study will help to open up the discussion about the link between stress, emotional trauma and cancer.

We know that it’s possible to block this hormone related stress pathway with drugs but can we do so with the mind alone? This is an exciting prospect that can change the way we treat this disease.

Imagine a treatment facility that fully integrates mind medicine with conventional medicine, and I mean more than just the common “Relaxotherapy” offered today.

This kind of integration where patients are cared for by a team of practitioner is sure to benefit the patient. It remains to be seen when this kind of care will be offered, my belief is that it’s only a matter of time.

In the meantime many coping with cancer are already taking responsibility for their well being by working with their own private practitioners.

If you integrate your conventional treatment with other complimentary or alternative treatments please share?