So I’m reading this book. Only about 4 chapters in but there have been a few key observations, learnings, that I’d like to share. I’ll do this as I go along (as long as the book continues to be pleasing of course).
This book is written by Gill Edwards, a clinical psychologist. She defines conscious energy as an approach to healthcare that recognises the primacy of consciousness in health, and sees the bodymind as an integrated energy system that is inseparable from the universal energy field (or zero point energy). In order to heal symptoms and disease, conscious medicine addresses energy-consciousness – releasing blockages or limitations, shifting negative beliefs, resolving inner conflicts, discharging past traumas or helping energy flow more freely. The tool might be acupuncture, homoeopathy, kinesiology, energy psychology, flower essences, shamanism, energy medicine or a host of other psycho-energetic approaches.
My first observation is that we should treat the root cause and the person rather than the disease. For example, you see a doctor, he diagnoses depression, he prescribes medicine for the depression instead treating the person.
Second observation, which is the interesting one, is referred to in the book as The Partical Response. Whenever we feel stressed or under threat, our brain fires off danger signals which are designed to deal with emergency situations. Various hormones like adrenaline are released into our system preparing us for fight or flight. We are ready for action. Due to this, our body shuts down our immune system and our digestive system as, in this situation, the last thing you want to do is sit there munching on a bun and the scratch you have on your knee doesn’t need immediate attention. You are effectively fighting for your life, which takes precedence.
So, what does this mean. To me its says if you are stressed your body concentrates on that and not the important things. If you are ill you need to chill, meditate and not be in the ‘dangerzone’ then your body will concentrate on healing itself and not getting ready to fight some imaginary enemy.