April 3

The Roots of Disease

Mind Body Healing


The Subconscious Mind is the repository of all our memories.  It stores all these memories energetically through emotion.  And it holds the answers to mind body healing.

We experience our emotions physically, in the body, because the body is the Subconscious Mind. Candace Pert, scientist and author of Molecules of Emotion stated, “Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind.”  Her groundbreaking research in the field of psycho-neuro-immunology showed that emotions can literally transform the body to create either disease or health.

Neuroscientist (and Hypnotherapist), Dr. Joe Dispenza states that the body is literally living in the past.  Emotion is a record of the past which is stored in the energy system of the body. Traumatic experiences generate the hormones of stress. These hormones include cortisol, adrenaline, and nor-epinephrine.

The Roots of Disease

The purpose of these hormones is prepare the body to take action in the face of any perceived threat.   The keyword here is “perceived.” The Subconscious Mind does not make a distinction between real and imagined.  So humans can turn on the stress-response through thought alone.

When we are unable to come to peace with a stressful situation, the Subconscious Mind gets stuck in the event.  It works 24/7 trying to come up with a solution.  Meanwhile the body continues to generate the hormones of stress associated with that event.  We call this “chronic stress.”

Chronic stress is the mind-body system in a constant state of emergency. Which means the body is constantly being flooded with the hormones of stress.  These hormones have been shown to disrupt every system in the body.  Over time this can result in symptoms of disease.

Some common stress-related health problems are:

  • heart problems
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • high blood pressure
  • asthma
  • eating disorders
  • diabetes
  • headaches
  • depression
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • gut problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease (the perception impacts the brain which forms lesions on the brain)
  • accelerated aging
  • insomnia
  • susceptibility to colds and viruses (due to inhibited immune function)
  • circulation problems (due to holding onto physical tension)
  • delayed healing (due to inhibited immune function)
  • cancer

Symptoms are not the problem.

Symptoms are the Subconscious Mind’s way of communicating with the Conscious Mind.  It’s the mind body crying out, trying to bring attention to the fact that these unresolved, painful memories from the past need our attention. At the core of every symptom is a memory of a life experience.

Pain in the mind results in pain in the body.  According to Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code, 90% of all the pain we experience is due to trapped emotions. Unprocessed traumatic experiences from the past stay with us.  They get trapped in the nervous system of the body generating unwanted emotions like fear, anger, aggression, hatred, anxiety, insecurity, hopelessness and depression.

The feelings are not the problem.  

They are symptoms of unresolved painful memories that have the power to disrupt a person’s life and contribute to dis-ease – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Mind and body do not function independently. When the Mind perceives a threat in the environment it has an impact on the brain.  It’s the nature of the threat that decides which part of the brain will be influenced.

The area of the brain impacted is the one that controls the organs of the body that can best respond to that threat.  The brain then sends a signal to the appropriate part of the body.  And this is where symptoms will appear.

The Mind perceives.  The brain conceives.  And the body achieves. This is what Dr. Gerd Hamer of the German New Medicine (GNM) calls a “biological conflict.”   All mammals, including humans, experience biological conflicts. The problem for humans, however, is that we can experience figurative or imagined threats. The Subconscious Mind does not discriminate between a real and imagined threat because the Subconscious Mind doesn’t think.  It simply responds to our perceptions.  

In the face of a perceived threat it will generate the same symptoms as if the threat were real. If you’ve ever had a nightmare you know this.  The body responds to an imagined threat as if the dream event was actually happening.  And it generates a stress response. Typical symptoms include:

  • rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate
  • sweating
  • trembling
  • numbness or tingling in extremities

The stress response is good.  This natural, biological programming is what helped us survive as a species.  So if you see or hear or smell a sabre-toothed tiger, for example,  your body knows what to do.  Skiddaddle! There’s no time to think.  The brain automatically sends a flood of stress hormones through the body.  So you can git while the gittin’s good.

Once the threat is gone, the body will self-correct by releasing the initial stress-response.  Once the stress hormones have been dumped the body will return to normal.  So you can relax. Your heart rate returns to normal.  Blood flow normalizes.  And you can breathe once again.

Disease is not the body running amok.

Disease is the mind body doing what it was designed to do.  The body is designed to self-regulate and self-heal.  And the mind knows how to heal the body. This was a principle teaching of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.   So why does the body generate disease? Why do some people develop chronic conditions? Why do some conditions become life-threatening?

Dr. Hamer says, “the origin of disease is a life experience.”  When an event from the past remains unresolved the body holds onto the memory for future reference.   It doesn’t release the stress response. Consciously you can forget an event but the Subconscious Mind is like an elephant.  It never forgets because the body remembers.

The Subconscious Mind is 1000 times more powerful than your conscious mind.”– Tor Norretranders

Disease is the body responding to a perceived need.  When the situation that caused the initial perception remains unresolved the body can’t relax.  And it holds onto the stress pattern in readiness to respond in order to protect. This is chronic stress.  And chronic stress leads to chronic conditions.

Situations in daily life can act as reminders of the original traumatic event.  This re-stimulates the unresolved biological conflict. As the learned response gets triggered again and again, it compounds the problem.  And over time the problem gets a little bigger and stronger.

When an unresolved issue from the past keeps being triggered in present reality it results in a recurrence of the original symptoms.  Only worse.  So when there is a failure to heal, or symptoms are recurring or cyclical, this is evidence of an unresolved or “hanging conflict.” Left unresolved, biological conflicts tend to get worse over time. This is where regression-to-cause hypnosis can be very effective.

One of the main benefits of regression-to-cause hypnotherapy is that you can track the symptoms back to the causal event and resolve them there.  And what you’ll often find is the intensity of the energy is significantly less than what the client is currently having to deal with.

Stephen Parkhill, author of Answer Cancer, said the Subconscious Mind tends to make mountains out of molehills.  And that is certainly what we find in regression sessions. The Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE) or causal event is often “no big deal.”  It’s the accrual over time that can lead to painful, even life-threatening, conditions.

You can help facilitate the release of stressful feelings that got trapped inside the client’s body’s energy system.  And you can do it in the event that caused it.  Once the internal stress has been fully released the body will do what it was designed by nature to do – heal.

There’s a reason for the symptoms.

Clients come to you for help in resolving unwanted behaviours and chronic health conditions that won’t respond to conventional treatment.  Often these problems have their roots in some kind of unresolved internal conflict.

Some of the conflicts underlying physical conditions are simple to interpret because it’s all based on tissue development. For example, when something gets stuck in an animal’s mouth, or the animal cannot acquire or swallow a morsel of food, a biological Morsel Conflict occurs. Figuratively, a Morsel Conflict holds the thought-cause-alignment of:

  • not being able to acquire or have something that is wanted (“I can’t sink my teeth into it.”)
  • the inability to fully accept something (“That’s hard to swallow.”)
  • the inability to come to terms with something that’s hard to take (“That really stuck in my craw!”)

Symptoms are body language. If it were actually a morsel of food, once digestion was completed, the body would self-correct.  The symptoms would have served their purpose and balance would be restored. When the indigestible morsel exists in perception, however, the digestive system works overtime trying to resolve a psychological conflict.

In one of Dr.Hamer’s cases, a patient who thought he had won the lottery later discovered that the ticket was incorrectly registered.  He developed a carcinoma of the palate.  Resolving the ‘morsel’ conflict reversed the mouth cancer.

Body Language

The first tissue in the body to form is called the alimentary canal.   This runs along the spine from the mouth to the rectum. You can see this in the early stages of fetal development.  The fetus looks more like a fish with a gullet, a tail and a pooper-chute.  And nearly all of the tissues of the alimentary canal are controlled by the oldest part of the brain.

The old brain or brain stem is also referred to as the reptilian brain.  And the reptilian brain doesn’t think.  It simply responds to the perception of threat automatically.  Basic stimulus-response. The old brain is the simplest part of the brain to understand.  It controls the entire gastrointestinal tract as well as all its derivatives which include:

  • lungs
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • uterus
  • prostate
  • kidney collecting tubules
  • salivary glands of the mouth

Old brain responses are predictable. Physical problems related to any of these parts of the body are controlled by the old brain.  And the way this tissue responds to a perceived threat is predictable. It responds to threat through cell proliferation. When cell proliferation is considered excessive it gets diagnosed as cancer.  

Cell proliferation, however, serves a biological function.  It is a temporary condition where the body is sending in reinforcements to strengthen the part of the body that needs it to deal with the perceived threat. The symptoms, then, express a specific conflict.  And can be interpreted as such. For example, the stomach relates to an inability to digest a ‘morsel’.  Figuratively, something you just can’t stomach (accept), such as anger toward family members, can still be sitting there in the gut years later.

The further down the alimentary canal the more insidious the conflict which tends to turn to anger.  IBS and Crohn’s disease have both been found to relate to an indigestible anger conflict regarding certain people or situations. Interesting, huh?

Food Allergies

Food allergies indicate that food was present at the same time as the anger.  A food allergy is where a neutral agent (not an actual threat) is associated with an emotion (the bio-chemical signal).  The neutral agent (anchor) then acts as a trigger to stimulate the unwanted response (symptom).

The type of allergy will indicate the type of unresolved conflict.  This can be very useful information when you’re following the thread back to the causal event.  The affected organ will point to the emotion involved.  e.g., IBS suggests a boundary issue (anger).

The symptom is expressing the emotion of the event.  Resolve the underlying conflict and the body will self-correct.  The food will then no longer be perceived as a threat.  So the response will no longer be necessary.

What do symptoms mean?

Louise Hay has written extensively on the meaning of symptoms.  She states, “What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.  I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst.  Every thought we think is creating our future.  Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings.  The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.”

You Can Heal Your Life is a firsthand account of Louise Hay’s journey of healing after being diagnosed with cancer.  This book also contains the Heal Your Body reference chart which Stephen Parkhill has found to be accurate about 80% of the time.

Heal your Body provides you with a useful reference.  You can look up a specific physical condition and find the probable cause for the health issue.  It also offers affirmation treatments to correct the condition. This is the basis of Parkhill’s Thought-Cause-Alignment theory which Dr. Hamer and others continue to provide science to support.

Our thoughts generate symptoms.

Thought is the bio-electricity of the body.  Emotion is the bio-chemistry of the body.  Symptoms are the body responding to those signals. Any perception that makes an impression on us will result in a signal being sent from the brain through the body.  

A pleasant surprise will send positive signals throughout the body.  So you get warm and fuzzy feelings. An unwelcome surprise will send a shock through the body.  And the body will respond appropriately based on the nature of the perception.

“The Subconscious Mind defines everything about us.” – E-Motion Movie

Symptoms serve a biological purpose. The body is the Subconscious Mind.  It’s constantly communicating with the Conscious Mind through thoughts (pictures and images), feelings and sensations (comfort and discomfort.) This gives us the information we need to be able to respond appropriately to meet our needs.  But when the signal is coming out of a past event the symptoms won’t always make sense.  So the client will typically assume symptoms are the problem.

This is so important to understand – symptoms are not the problem.  They’re the mind body’s way of calling attention to the fact there’s still a problem. The underlying conflict still needs to be resolved.  The fundamental problem is that the client lacked the resources to deal with it the first time.  As a result their Subconscious Mind is still stuck in that event trying to find resolution.

Mind and body do not function independent of one another.  By working with the mind and body together you can help your clients resolve the underlying conflict so the body can heal itself. You have the technology! 

Want more?  You can watch the first 25 minutes of the movie, E-Motion here.

About the author 

Wendie Webber

With over thirty years of experience as a healing practitioner, Wendie brings a broad range of skills to her approach to regression to cause hypnosis. She combines a gentle, yet commanding way of presenting with a thorough, clear and systematic approach to helping healing practitioners to make sense of regression hypnotherapy.