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Emotions, Feelings and Health
Our physical bodies are constantly expressing what our mind is talking about. You do not achieve good health overnight – you have to work on it. You get out of it as much you put in to it. The body is the shadow of the soul.
Psychoneuroimmunology – mind and body medicine that examines the relationship between the mind, the emotions, and the body. It is based on the premise that mental and emotional processes (the mind) can affect physiological function (the body). Our psychological, behaviour, and physical processes are closely integrated. Illnesses don’t just happen to us.
Many researchers believe that the inability to express emotions is an even greater cause of disease.
Emotions have to be expressed somewhere, somehow. If they’re repeatedly suppressed, and there is a conflict about controlling them, they then often show themselves through physical symptoms.
Domeena Renshaw, Professor of Psychiatry, Loyola University
Sometimes, because of complex emotional situations, we may even create illness or turn to it as a solution. Sickness gives people permission to do things they would otherwise be inhibited from doing.
Bernie Siegel, Yale Surgeon
A number of researchers show that emotions have strong influences on a wide variety of conditions – everything from car accidents to skin disease.
Negativity is an emotional, spiritual force, which has a compounding effect on the body. What we focus on becomes our reality. Many people think negative thoughts because they think they have to. They have thought negatively for so long that it has become comfortable for them. One cannot think negative thoughts and achieve positive results. Negative thoughts are destructive. To achieve different result, you need to think differently.