TRANSFORMATION IN HUMANS?
It is finally Spring!
This is the time of year that we see the crocus bulbs break through the ground and leave tiny flowers. Where there used to be just empty branches on tress we now see green buds and leaves growing. We start to notice more birds singing and the world seems to be friendlier.
Hopefully we start to have more positive thoughts as the weather warms up.
As I write this I am looking at a picture of a butterfly that a client painted for me a few years ago. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, and can also mean acceptance and/or faith. The butterfly is actually an insect that starts out as a little caterpillar that is anything but beautiful, in fact many times they are described as ugly. They go through many changes in their lives as nature start to transform them. This ugly little caterpillar accepts the metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly without questioning the process.
Humans are able to also go through a transformation, (though not the same way). We can make changes in our lives. The mind/body connection affects us in many ways. If we have negative emotions and thoughts they can affect how we feel physically. Western medicine recently started studying what the Oriental tradition has stressed for centuries. The Chinese philosophy has always felt there must be harmony between physical and mental energies. Peter Mutke M.D. in Hypnosis: the Mind/Body Connection wrote: “…. the powerful effect that man has on his destiny cannot long be minimized.” Sounds like we need to be responsible for our own health.
Pain and other symptoms are warning signs so be sure and check with your health care provider first. If given clearance one can then start to make self changes using therapy, hypnosis, mindfulness or selective awareness therapy.
There are numerous therapist to help you.
Hopefully you saved the March 17, 2017 Hamden Journal where my colleague Mary Ann Starkes APRN wrote about finding the right therapist. If you didn’t I can forward it to you.
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Ruth Carr RN MA CH is located at Behavior Options Hypnosis 203-915-0480.