Healing Series: Healing Stories and Mirror Neurons

Brain iconI am always on the look-out for success stories to share with you. It’s important to know it’s possible to get past chronic illness and to hear that others have done it. As I mentioned in my Healing Series, I try to spend some time every day listening to successful healing stories as part of my own healing strategy.

Sometimes lying in bed on a bad day, these are my saviours. Hearing what other people have gone through – often far worse than yourself, or something very similar – makes you feel less lonely with it all, doesn’t it? I like to focus on the healing part myself rather than the ‘what went wrong’ part and often listen to those bits repeatedly. If they can do it, so can we!

So, here are the latest healing success stories from Eileen at Phoenix Helix for you: a set of five people, each of whom struggled to get illness diagnoses, went through the usual hell and back, but came out the other side much improved using an AIP or TGF type approach. Remember that these are people with so-called incurable, irreversible autoimmune disorders according to most mainstream approaches.

Y’see: you CAN do it. Note that it takes time and commitment; this is not an easy ride as we all know. But there is hope.

Use these type of stories to build ‘mirror neurons’. This is a well-known, albeit still controversial, phenomenon whereby seeing and hearing others do something helps you build your own similar neural pathways in the brain. Here’s some info on them specifically for you.

Mirror neurons: Enigma of the metaphysical modular brain

Mirror neurons are one of the most important discoveries in the last decade of neuroscience. These are a variety of visuospatial neurons which indicate fundamentally about human social interaction. Essentially, mirror neurons respond to actions that we observe in others. The interesting part is that mirror neurons fire in the same way when we actually recreate that action ourselves. Apart from imitation, they are responsible for myriad of other sophisticated human behavior and thought processes. Defects in the mirror neuron system are being linked to disorders like autism. This review is a brief introduction to the neurons that shaped our civilization.

I can see how this might work best with video stories or things you watch, of course, but listening is also really useful. I don’t know abut you, but if I hear someone else say it, it goes in better!

Anyway, the point is that those new, stronger neural pathways will then have an influence on epigenetics, switching your genes on and off – which incidentally they do minute to minute; we are no longer in the era of believing we are ‘stuck’ with fixed genes. Genes have to be triggered to cause a related illness; to be switched on, if you like. They can be switched off too, thankfully. Of course, that also means that healing genes can be switched on and off and hearing success stories like this, listening to and watching others be passionate, enthusiastic and positive about getting better can only help you.

OK? Off you go then. Enjoy.

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