Today I want to talk about the different ways you can heal your body naturally and activate your body’s own healing and regenerating ability. There are many ways that we can heal our own body. Whether we have suffered injury or trauma, to recovering from emotional abuse, or just plain everyday stresses, it’s important to know there are ways to heal.
So firstly, let’s talk about how to get your body into a healing mode. We all have the ability to heal within us. If we fall over and cut ourselves, our body will start this miraculous process of self-regeneration, and within a few days, there will be no more cut. So why if we have tension or back pain or any pain is the body not healing?? To ask this question is the first part of the puzzle. Most of us just seem to be “OK” with the fact there is something wrong with us. We pop to get some pills and just settle with the fact that that’s our lot in life. While that might be the path you want to take, others among us don’t want to settle. We want to do something about it.
Is this YOU? Firstly you need to take responsibility for the fact that YOU created that pain, problem or tension. It was something about the way you do you and the way you live life. You are in charge of everything about you. Take ownership of your own body and the things that happen to you. This is the first part of healing, as hard as it may be for some of you. You got this.
Reclaiming parts of you.
Now you have reclaimed parts of you that you have wanted to disconnect from, we can get on with the healing. We need to take a journey inward to identify all there is about the pain we feel;
- Where does it show up in your body?
- When does the pain come? In the morning/afternoon/evenings/nighttime?
- What does it feel like?
- Does it radiate?
- Does it change patterns?
- Where are the borders of the pain? start to map it out on your body.
You should also do this with emotional pain. When you feel into the discomfort of the emotion you are feeling. Where do you feel light up in your body? How does it communicate with you?
- Does the pain stop you from doing anything?
- Does it show up when you are in certain situations or talking with certain people?
- Try and identify all you can about the discomfort. Connect with your pain.
“The only way to resolve the pain is to go through it”
You can’t hide from it, run from it, escape it. You need to learn from it, so don’t hesitate and start getting in touch with yours NOW.
When I have done the above, and really got in touch with what’s occurring in my body, I like to do some meditation work, over the course of a few weeks.
You can find some of my meditations here.
These focused mediations help you to connect deeper with what’s going on. It will allow space for your mind to flow to show you anything else you might not have noticed before. This will be a safe environment for you to experience yourself and your pain. Give yourself permission to just “be” with the discomfort as it is, without the what to change it. This will allow you to hear its authentic message.
After I have connected deeper with my discomfort then I always follow this up with an entrainment. I book to see my own Network Practitioner. This bodywork allows me to liberate any bound energy that might be stopping my healing process. It allows me to experience my body and mind and help rebuild connections between them that might have been disconnected because of pain and trauma.
The entrainment helps build a bridge between the past me and future me and liberates energy to help me get there. I can be quiet within myself, and at peace with whatever emerges during the session, free to express my pain and emotions however they show up during the session. I always feel so much freer, less tense, and clearer in my mind afterwards. This clarity usually helps me refocus on what I want most from my life right now, and what needs tweaking to help me live my most authentic self.
If you want to try one of these sessions, then head to this page.
Connective tissue and bodywork.
Between my entrainments, I always do some form of bodywork within the connective tissue to continue my development and healing. This involves hands-on connection to liberate tensions and realign your body by yourself. Have a look at some of my videos here.
These sessions can range anywhere between 5-15 minutes depending on how much I want to work on, and what is actually coming up. If the day has been hectic and busy, and my mind is buzzing the session will most likely be a long one.
It’s always important to me to get my body in a regenerating sleep mode before I go to sleep. I find when I do this my sleep quality if so, much better, and I get the REM sleep I need.
If you want your body to heal, then you need to get good sleep. This is the simplest, easiest way to help you and your body heal.
A few tips for getting good quality sleep here:
You can start integrating that right now. You must be consistent with your efforts. Healing doesn’t happen in a day or a night for that matter. It happens over a period of time.
Not just about letting go.
A common misconception about healing is that you need to let go, or the wound or trauma that has happened to you. Whilst this is necessary its only part of the story. Have you ever wondered why you keep coming back to the same traumas, the same things that you need to let go of time and time again? Why do they keep coming back?
Letting go is a great theory, but then what?? You will just have an empty space.
How about asking the question, if I let go of my anxiety, what will be in its place? If I didn’t have pain here anymore what would I like to see in its place? When you have the answer to this question, you can now change your focus and move forwards.
To focus on letting go is focusing on the loss of some sort. You don’t really want to let go of anything because you will never “get rid” of what has happened to you. You want to instead replace this pain with something that you really want more of in your life. What would this be?
For me, I am focusing on more trust and love in my life, and also expressing more excitement. When I get pain it’s normally in a headache on the right side of my head, (usually when I am anxious or fearful) and some tension builds between my shoulder blades (usually when I close my heart).
These patterns are ones that I am working through, and I know when they show up, I can stop myself and ask; if I continue doing what I am doing, I know where this road is going to lead me. Do I want to keep going down that path?
Instead, I focus on more trust in myself and in the universe, more love and allowing myself to be loved by others. When I switch my focus (this is a conscious choice) I experience myself differently in an instant, and I can see myself making different choices and the pattern shifts. Every time my old patterns show up, I MUST reclaim the new ones for myself. I MUST do this every time, as I am teaching myself how to do something that is not what I unconsciously know how to do. Eventually, it will become unconscious.
I might hear you say – but this seems like a lot of hard work because this is what is needed to shift things. In the same way, as it’s not easy to lose weight, or exercise every day, but doing a little bit every day, will get you closer to your goals until eventually, it will become second nature to you.
How long will that take??
My answer is simple. As long as you need.
That will be a different time frame for all of us.
I wish you luck on your journey, and please enjoy the journey. It’s all part of this wonderful thing called life.
Love and Light