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The Mind-Body Connection

People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships.  However, many things that happen in your life can disrupt your emotional health and lead to strong feelings of sadness, stress or anxiety. These things include:

  • Being laid off from your job
  • Having a child leave or return home
  • Dealing with the death of a loved one
  • Getting divorced or married
  • Suffering an illness or an injury
  • Getting a job promotion
  • Experiencing money problems
  • Moving to a new home
  • Having a baby

These events that happen in your life don’t just impact your emotional health, they can also affect your physical body.  This is because your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind-body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one. The following can be physical signs that your emotional health is out of balance: 

  • Back pain
  • Change in appetite
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme tiredness
  • General aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Palpitations (the feeling that your heart is racing)
  • Sexual problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stiff neck
  • Sweating
  • Upset stomach
  • Weight gain or loss

If you have experienced one or more of the events listed above in your life and are suffering from different health problems, you might be a candidate for B.E.S.T. (Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique).  B.E.S.T. can help identify and remove interference in the brain caused by stored emotional patterns from unresolved past experiences. These experiences continue to influence the way we react in present time. This technique allows the body and mind to respond appropriately, creating an environment of harmony and healing.  Call Dr. Lisa at 507-333-5388 to learn more about B.E.S.T.