Be Careful What You Let Into Your Head
You've probably heard a hypochondriac is someone who is 'abnormally anxious about their health'. But would you ever consider yourself to be a hypochondriac ~ even sometimes? After all, you don’t choose to get aches and pains, coughs and sneezes so, how is it your fault?
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Research clearly identifies that well-being begins with what we think about most of the time! “What We Think Is Truly What We Get!” A genetic link exists between psycho (mind) and soma (body) and placebo is an excellent example of witnessing this.
Does this sound too simplistic?
More and more research reveals that the genetic structure of your mind actually changes by what you allow yourself to routinely think about and what you routinely think about is essentially induced by what you regularly read and what you watch and what you listen to and what you do for ‘pleasure’ most of the time.
In other words, HABITS!
For Example ~ there has been established a direct link between the increasing incidence of violent behaviour and the increasing popularity of violent films and video gaming. And, violent behaviour is generally treated by physicians with prescribed opiates.
When these two nasties come together, unspeakable atrocities’ can be committed by otherwise ‘normal’ people! Remember the accountant who recently shot more than 500 people in America killing more than 50?
Is there hope? A Resounding, Yes!
What we think about most of the time is manageable with frequent, quality chill-out time, and I’m not talking about pouring noxious substances down your throat or inhaling weeds and vapours.
Focused 'relaxation' lowers heart rate, it reduces blood pressure as well as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, it reduces cortisol and supports good stress, which may be defined as the balancing of demand upon us over our capacity to cope with it.
Stressed-out patients make up more than 60% of all Doctor Surgery appointments. Practicing relaxation not only helps us feel better ~ mind-over-body ~ but has been estimated it could save our NHS a staggering £500-20,000 per patient, per year in unnecessary prescription medicines!
If you have the chance, enrol in a regular Tia Chi Class or something that helps you stay in touch with your mind and body ~ psycho-soma.
If you want to try something at home, just reply RELAX to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a copy of my RELAXATION notes.
Complicated Is Easy! Simple Is Hard!