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Breakthrough Coaching

I am so very passionate about this work. Without dealing with my baggage, blockages, believes and emotions, I would most likely not be as well as I am today. The shocking part is that it was not a hard and complicated process. Sometimes it was emotional, often it felt like a ton of bricks would be lifted. But at the end, I really looked forward to the sessions since I loved the shift that I experienced after (or during) every session.

Working with so many different types of clients, I am always finding common threads in the emotional patterns and health conditions.

Because I had chronic Lyme disease and many of my clients do as well, I thought it might be useful to outline some of the common emotional denominators I see with this dis-ease. I also see these with other chronic physical manifestations that involve the immune system.

How These Affect Us

Unresolved emotional issues and negative emotional patterns can put a huge stress on the immune system, which can allow a disease to take over. Our immune systems are our bodies greatest protection.

Stress hormones have been found to inhibit the production of cytokinins, the agents of the immune system that responds to danger. This causes these cells to overreact and create an inflammatory response that is over the top, often creating a greater problem than the original danger. Our systems cannot distinguish the difference between a negative emotional pattern, trauma or wound; or a real threat to our physical health. If the emotional issue or trauma does not get released, our bodies can remain in a perpetual state of stress (aka fight or flight).

Clearing these emotional issues can be highly beneficial in releasing the immune system from suppression.

In my opinion, a disease always serves a purpose – to keep us safe, to allow us justification to not be perfect, to force us to care for ourselves when we’d otherwise feel too guilty, to make us re-assess how we live, our relationships, and the list goes on.

The only way our body has to communicate with us is with symptoms, and it does a very good job using them to get our attention. Once you take away the body’s reason to try to get your attention, it is amazing how the symptoms can start to fall away because they have no purpose anymore.

What is your body trying to tell you?

Common Emotional Patterns Leading to Stress

Self-criticism (fear of not being perfect)

This is a huge one. My Lyme disease clients are some of the ones that beat themselves up the most – about everything. I can attest to having been one of the best examples of these people (and still have to work on it to this day). This process is so unconscious that many people don’t realize it until we start to break down what’s really going on. Some ways this shows up are fear and guilt. If these are themes in your life, chances are you’re probably a highly self-critical person.

If we are constantly telling ourselves we aren’t good enough, criticizing every little thing – why do we think the body has any reason to feel deserving of health, and ever come into line with that? Often it is not even what you have told yourself, it is something someone else told you and you started to believe it.

Our bodies listen to us – make sure you’re not sending the wrong messages.

Inability to trust yourself and/or the flow of life (has to be in control)

Another one I always see is inability to trust – which leads to a feeling of being unsafe in the world. This is the person who tries to control EVERYTHING. This one is not only completely exhausting, but never works either (or else you probably wouldn’t be reading this). We always tend to think that our analytic selves know better than anything or anyone how to run our lives. But, it’s not always true. We over-plan, over research, kill ourselves getting every perspective from every doctor everywhere. But the sheer amount of energy this consumes, takes an unbelievable toll on the body (and mind).

Taking on too much responsibility

This one is a pattern of taking on everything! I find these clients to be highly energetically sensitive which can be a gift; but the downfall is, it’s too easy to take on everyone else’s crap. Once someone has a chronic illness, this can become exacerbated as they suddenly feel like they have to save everyone from going through this themselves. It perpetuates the problem.

This can show up in a few ways: feeling responsible for other people’s feelings, feeling like you have the responsibility to make sure other’s lives are going right, thinking you know better for someone else than they do, and feeling like you have to save people from their own pain or possible mistakes.

Once someone can work through their need to take responsibility, it can release so much healing energy for their own body.

Do Any of These Resonate With You?

If any of these resonate with you, it is a good time to start clearing these emotions.

I offer a three month package where we will release all your blockages and baggage. We can do these sessions in person at My Goodness Integrative Medicine Clinic or we can meet in online Zoom meetings.

I am here to make the magic happen and assist in some amazing shifts in your health and wellbeing.

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A big part of healing is letting go!