What is Healing? To heal is to become whole.
The word healing comes from an old English word that is also the root of whole, hale, hearty, and holy. A person who is profusely bleeding has a hole from which the life-giving blood is being lost. A person whose beloved pet dog is lost in the city does not feel whole. And a family with several important members missing on the holidays is not whole.
Whether the wound is physical, emotional, or mental, the idea is to restore wholeness as soon as possible. Stopping the bleeding with pressure is moving in a healing direction. Suturing the wound and closing it is another step in the process. The final step is the wholeness that takes place when the body knits the wound closed with strong scar tissue. Finding the dog brings emotional healing to the master. When the missing relative arrives, the family feels healed and complete.
Generally speaking, the healing process is aided by such things as good food, a temperature that is neither sweltering or bone-chilling, exercise, relaxation and rest – this most of us are aware of. What many of us may not realize is that our thoughts, attitudes, and feelings have an enormous impact on whether we get sick and how fast we recover from our healing journey. Current research has demonstrated this time after time.
So, to speed up the healing process, we can provide a healthy environment with healthy food, proper exercise, and sufficient rest – but the most effective single thing we can do across the board is to reduce stress, create relaxation, and create the proper thoughts, mental images, and attitudes. This is why so many physicians and other health care workers recommend that patients learn mind tools, so that the body can tap into the healing source more efficiently.
These mind tools generally consist of two parts.
- The first is a calming and centering component such as meditation, prayer, or some other form of deep relaxation such as self-hypnosis.
- The second part involves focusing the mind in a way that one experiences a sense of balance by moving from black/white, good/bad, polarized ways of evaluating the world to a way that sees the wholeness underlying all the delusion.
One of the most effective, efficient, and inexpensive ways to help a patient or client is with the mind tool Dr. Miller invented back in 1972. He realized that audio cassette tape recordings of the hypnotic inductions, guided imagery, and meditations created during a patient’s sessions could be used to re-induce the same deep healing states every day, thereby speeding up the healing journey, while empowering his patients by giving them a very important role to play in the process.
Ultimately, of course, regardless of what the illness, disorder, or dysfunction is being treated, it is the patient/client who is ultimately responsible for the needed healing. If you have aspects of your life that need healing, whether this involves physical issues, mental/psychological problems, emotional imbalances, or maladaptive/compulsive behaviors, one of the most effective things you can do, is support your healing and growth in all of these areas. A very simple way to do that is to learn to use the mind tools Dr. Miller has created.
Suggested Self Healing Programs
You will learn deep relaxation skills, and how to use guided imagery audio to create an inner state that is most supportive of the self healing process.