Pillar 2: The Mind-Body Connection

 

When God designed us, he chose our minds and bodies to relate to each other. Neuroscientists, like Caroline Leaf, have been invaluable in explaining how traumas impact upon our bodies. In fact, the body is a reflection of the mind.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth“. 3 John 1:2

We can develop coping strategies, patterns of thinking and learned behaviours which often appear to us as ‘normal’. but results in our souls not prospering the way God intended. We cannot look at healing therefore without exploring the possibility that our thinking, emotions, environment and the traumas we’ve lived through have contributed to the onset of the illnesses we now live with. The good news is, our brains can be rewired. Whoop whoop!

“Our souls are dismantled from birth and we must reassemble them as we age” Paul Scanlon

A really great prayer to pray when we’re unwell is ‘Lord, where is my soul not prospering?’ Here is the lowdown of what we’ll be covering.

The Relationship between Spirit, Soul and Body

Our Thoughts: Toxic or healthy?

  • Relationship between our thoughts and the body
  • Recognising programmed ways of thinking
  • Lies verses truth

Freedom

  • Recognising our hurts, habits and hangups.
  • Healing from Traumas
  • Restoring the essential self

Conditions of Worth

  • Need for approval and acceptance.
  • Childhood wounds.
  • Lack of perceived love and acceptance from parents.

Introjections and Drivers

  • Identifying any introjections within us
  • Detaching from survival mechanisms

Forgiveness

  • Of self and others
  • Consequences of unforgiveness
  • Replacing old memories with the new

Relationship with Others

  • 3 ego states
  • Rejection / accusation / envy and jealousy / resentment / manipulation and control / offense / judging / gossiping / trusting issues / critical nature…

Relationship with Ourselves

  • The 3 ego states
  • Inferority / superiority
  • Self-hatred vs Self-love
  • Pride and arrogance

Condemnation and Guilt

  • God’s forgiveness
  • Normal to be righteous
  • Breaking the cycle of guilt, condemnation and shame

Fear and Worry

Loss and Grief

Believing Lies and Inner Vows

  • The things we say when we’re hurting