From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

Scientists have investigated that one of the key qualities of winners is proper psychosomatics. The opposite is true of weak people and “losers”.

There is a theory that many of our diseases appear as a result of psychological problems and traumas. This is precisely the field of study of psychosomatics. The concept itself is made up of two Greek words “psycho” (soul) and “soma” (body).

Psychosomatics can have both latent and pronounced effects on our quality of life. Despite the fact that many people do not even have any idea of its existence.

In this article, let’s look at how it is theoretically possible to eliminate or reduce the influence of psychosomatic disorders on our health. We’ll deal with practical exercises a little later.

What is psychosomatics in simple words?

Psychosomatics is not magic or mysticism, as many believe. It is scientifically proven that our feelings are inextricably linked to the body. Negative emotions that are not fully lived out are very detrimental to health. Illnesses of the soul reflect on the body.

Psychosomatic diseases are caused by psychological trauma, stress, negative emotions, repressed feelings, internal conflicts and the like.

How does it work? Everyone has probably experienced that when certain psychological problems arise, their echoes are found in the body. There may be back pain, headache, arm pain, or symptoms of some illness. This indicates that the illness is psychological in nature.

According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of psychosomatic patients is approximately 40%. That is, almost half of the patients who seek help have the root of the problem in the psyche, not in physiology.

It is also possible to catch a common cold because of psychological reasons. In the Gestalt approach to psychology, there is a theory that any illness is an unmet need of the body, a kind of cry for help.

For example, the body is tired, the immune system is weakened, and a cold or flu occurs. We have to lie down and rest. If we do not allow ourselves a normal rest in favorable conditions, the body gets it through the disease.

Examples of manifestations of psychosomatics abound. Of course, before making a psychosomatic diagnosis, it is necessary to undergo a complete medical examination to rule out physiological causes of disease.

So, psychosomatics in simple words – these are physical diseases or disorders that are caused by emotional stress. To put it even more simply: many of our diseases appear because of ruined nerves.

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

Does psychosomatics work?

Many scientists are skeptical of the claim that our illnesses are often caused by psychological trauma. However, repeated studies have shown that chronic stress has a serious impact on human health and leads to disease. Stress weakens our immune system, reducing the body’s resistance to various diseases.

Why then can’t our thoughts and feelings affect our health and well-being? Psychologists and psychoanalysts agree that the body reflects our emotional state and thoughts. And since we rarely monitor how we feel and what we think, it is the body that signals to a person that there is dissonance somewhere. At the same time, pains and diseases arise only when the process is severely neglected.

For example: a person cannot openly express his thoughts and feelings, he holds himself back. This goes on for many years, and for some reason this person very often gets sore throats. Perhaps the root cause of the disease is its own ban on the expression of feelings?

If traditional medicine can’t handle the disease, it makes sense to allow yourself to talk honestly and openly about your feelings. You can go to different sources to find out the causes of the diseases that have appeared.

For example, the American Louise Hay made a chart of diseases with causes that may have led to their development and affirmations to help get rid of diseases. Louise is the author of more than 30 books concerning the healing of the body. She cured cancer (!) by developing a special program for herself and by getting rid of the resentments she had been accumulating in herself for many years.

Causes of psychosomatic illnesses

It is important to understand that illness cannot appear on the basis of one minor emotion. More often than not, the body gets sick when the psyche cannot handle the enormity of the experience.

Constant stress

All people living in the modern world are subject to stress. Living in megacities and the fast pace of life have an adverse effect on the psyche. Stress itself is a normal reaction of the psyche, a kind of turbo mode, when the body is in an active position to protect itself against external factors.

The stress reaction can be compared to ancient times, when people had to get their own food and protect themselves from predatory animals. A man either fought with a wild animal or ran away from it. That is when the “run-and-gun” mechanism was triggered as a reaction to danger. This mechanism is the physiological basis of stress.

Such activity of the body is useful situationally, but not permanently. If you are stressed all the time, you can get sick.

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

Everyday problems at work, quarrels with loved ones, financial problems, information overload, lack of time – all negative emotions from everyday problems can lead to stress.

To prevent the development of psychosomatic diseases on this background, you need to know how to relieve stress, live through negative emotions, and not accumulate them.

Prolonged experience of negative emotions

Negative emotions include anger, resentment, envy, fear, frustration and anxiety. If you carry negative feelings inside yourself for a long time, they can be transformed into diseases.

For example, according to Louise Hay’s chart of psychosomatic illnesses, frequent sore throat can be associated with constant repression of anger and resentment, and at the same time with a sense of defenselessness and helplessness.

Allergies can be caused by a violation of boundaries, an expression of disagreement. Migraines occur in people who are dissatisfied with themselves, constantly experiencing insecurity and fear. Benign tumors can arise from unlived old hurts and an unwillingness to let them go. Malignant tumors appear because of total, destructive grief and resentments that a person has not let go of.

Chronic diseases are associated with constant fear. Feelings don’t go anywhere in the body. If you don’t let them go for a long time, the emotions can find a very destructive outlet in the body.

Unreacted Emotions

Feelings that are unresponsive are also dangerous. Prolonged exposure to negativity is bad for the body, but holding back and suppressing emotions is also very dangerous.

Every feeling has energy. If a negative feeling is not allowed to go outside, it goes inside the body and has traumatic consequences.

Any negativity must be lived through here and now, then there will be fewer health problems.

For example, accumulated unexpressed anger and aggression can transform into autoaggression, i.e. aggression directed at oneself. Such feelings can literally lead to “self-eating”, which leads to stomach ulcers or similar diseases.

Unfortunately, not all people are able to distinguish their own feelings and express them adequately. The worse a person understands himself, the higher the risk of developing psychosomatic diseases.

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

How does psychosomatics affect our lives?

It has a very strong influence. According to scientists, there are no innate “defeated” people in society. It has been empirically calculated that a person can become a “loser” under the influence of psychosomatic factors.

Broadly speaking, we must regard most illnesses and accidents (whether in public transport, at work or in sports) as psychosomatically predetermined. That is, they were facilitated by a lack of ability to concentrate, inattention, distraction or overestimation of one’s own abilities, as well as by alcohol consumption.

The fact that in the interaction between the environment, the psyche and the human organism, the psyche is central (environment > psyche > organism), and the possibility of controlling the subconscious parts of the nervous system by the conscious ones allow a person to break the psychosomatic cycle by an effort of will.

Thus, it is quite possible for a human being to change originally biologically rational, but no longer suitable for today’s reality, scheme of inherited stress reactions so that it would serve the optimal overcoming of today’s life situations. After all, originally inherited processing programs (like in animals) are primarily for providing reserves for physical activity, and who today can do with muscle power only for the rest of his life?

In order to eliminate individual-specific reaction syndromes and psychosomatic symptoms, it is therefore necessary to reprogram the structures that process stimuli so that stimuli are henceforth expressed not in the mobilization of the entire organism, but in appropriate verbal and voluntary-motor reactions.

Accompanying vegetative and endocrine impulses of activation should be only as strong as necessary to overcome the situation. In this way, the organic equilibrium will eventually be established again and remain so for life.

The mechanisms and pathways leading to this reprogramming:

  1. Erroneous connections caused by cognitive processes in childhood can, in general, be eliminated by concentration, imagination, and meditation exercises to sensitize the senses, expand the scope of consciousness and comprehend the world, and replaced by effective “connections”;
  2. Some existing genetic defects (but not serious defects!) can also be compensated by these exercises, so that they can no longer negatively affect the processing of stimuli;
  3. And the actions of key experiences that in hypersensitive, highly emotional or mentally unstable people lead to subjectivization of the world picture and the resulting erroneous evaluations of current situations can be corrected and eliminated by exercises in mental stabilization and perception of reality.

We are fixing our health by reprogramming. We break the vicious circle of somatopsychic processes with exercises in calming, resting thoughts and relaxation, as well as the attainment of positive emotions.

By general calming exercises we unload the hypothalamic-pituitary system from external stimuli, and by achieving peace of mind – from internal stimuli. Since in this way the interfering effect of superstrong external stimuli (stressors) and somatic affects (pain, too high muscle tone, general malaise) disappears, our “inner equilibrium” is slowly but surely restored.

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

By relaxing exercises we imitate that parasympathetic activity which ideally follows the physical (sympathetic) load reactions. And this achievement of a parasympathetic colored state throughout the nervous system contributes to our autonomic and endocrine stabilization in the long term.

The sensation of warmth that occurs during relaxation is, in particular, evidence of activation of the parasympathetic system (as we already know, sympathetic activity causes narrowing of the blood vessels of the skin). Conversely, these vessels dilate if sympathetic activation decreases in favor of parasympathetic activity. Thus, more blood, which is supplied mainly to the arteries of the skeletal musculature, enters the blood vessels of the skin, causing a sensation of warmth there.

By positive reprogramming (with emotions such as: confidence, pleasure, joy, love and sympathy) we turn off the effects of negative emotions on our lives and health, plus promote neural connectivity that results in an overall increase in our performance, concentration and ability to learn.

Moreover, our emotions, thanks to positive reprogramming and the hope of successfully overcoming them, allow us to ensure commensurate processing of stimuli, to suspend or switch during tedious reactions to overcoming (e.g. with a joke) or to enter the regeneration phase (through joy). In the endocrine area, positive emotions and feelings finally lead to harmonization of the hypothalamic-pituitary system and the release of so-called endorphins from the pituitary gland.

By eliminating their own reaction syndrome, many have been able to muffle or even get rid of their psychosomatic symptoms completely. Even greater success was achieved by those who also managed to eliminate the remaining stressors:

  • For example, it is possible to change one’s personal lifestyle in such a way that there are almost no difficulties related to the world around (those of us who have practiced the search for meaning, proper life planning and problem solving, and then implemented their conclusions in life, can confirm this); thus, stressors will almost all disappear;
  • An orderly diet for the human organism (without extremes in the form of vegetarianism – man is an omnivorous creature, starvation treatment or “therapeutic diets” not prescribed by a doctor: refusal of alcohol, nicotine and other drugs!);
  • A profession that corresponds to one’s abilities and aptitudes (it is better to earn less in one’s favorite job than to be in constant overstrain and dissatisfaction!) will help to eliminate other stressors in the future as well.

By the way, about nutrition, there is a simple rule, which is very easy to remember – it is desirable to eat only what was eaten in the 19th century or earlier (this will significantly reduce the harm of modern nutrition).

Psychosocial conflict situations are by no means an inevitable “fate”, but only stressors to be eliminated. So, for example, choosing the right partner (better a divorce than constant irritation!) can eliminate many stressors. Helplessness, constant humiliation from others or social isolation should not be perceived as “irreversible” either: by further education (not only in the scientific sense, but also in the personal sense), by overcoming insociability or by reducing arrogance, things can also be turned for the better here.

Unreasonable fears also refer to psychosocial conflict situations. Since they arise mainly when existing knowledge and skills are insufficient to cope with the situation, assimilation of sufficient amounts of general knowledge helps to get rid of them.

From defeated to victorious. Fixing our health by reprogramming

Fear caused by lack of self-confidence can be reduced by self-humiliation (see previous articles on self-humiliation). Because of the great psychosomatic significance of fear, in the following article we will look in detail at the mechanisms of its occurrence, its impact on organic health, and the possibilities of overcoming it.

A warning concerning all self-treatment processes:

In all acute illnesses of the body, long-term painful conditions, infections or serious injuries, as well as in severe mental disorders, consultation with a physician is always necessary.

Treatment with self-hypnosis should only take place in parallel with medical treatment! But we have not reached that point yet, as we will consider in detail the list of symptoms and their treatment with self-hypnosis in the following articles of our blog.

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