Psychological Reversals: How Limiting Beliefs Could Be Keeping You Sick

A few days ago we talked about what many professionals refer to as “psychological reversals” in the form of an upside to your illness. “Psychological reversals” was a term coined by psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan who discovered Thought Field Therapy. These reversals occur when one part of us wants to change (the conscious part of us) but the other part does not want to change (either energetic or subconscious). It’s simply, a form of resistance. No matter what the reversal is from, energy therapy has been shown to be really effective at clearing these blocks to progress.

From the last post, we understand how having an upside to your illness, or wanting to keep it at some level. Now we’re going to talk about the second type of psychological reversal I see most. These come up even if you don’t have a physical condition too. It can be a life pattern or emotional problem you can’t overcome.  An example would be overeating, being addicted to working, or having a pattern of depression.

Limiting Beliefs: You don’t believe you deserve to get better, can get better, or are ready to get better.

My belief is that those of us that manifest chronic illness, do it in part as a protection mechanism (subconsciously of course). Often illness comes after a trauma or upsetting event; or even more often, after we’ve been living in a way that’s not true to who we are. This would include being in a relationship we know is not healthy, not being our true self because it will threaten someone else, or doing a job we feel is unethical or not in line with our true selves. We can manifest excessive worry to keep us safe and alert so we can never be caught off guard in a relationship again, we can manifest pain as a punishment to ourselves when we feel guilty about something we have done, and the list goes on.

Even if we’ve made changes to get out of situations that contributed to the breakdown of our bodies in the first place, we still need to clear the beliefs we have about the ability or safety to get well now. Beliefs are just thoughts but can be deeply engrained patterns. Our bodies and brains need to be updated to know it’s safe, possible and ok for us to be well now.

Examples of limiting beliefs are:

  • “There is no cure for what I have so I can’t get well.”
  • “I always have to have something bad going on in my life and this is it.”
  • “I don’t deserve to get well.”
  • “If I get well, I’ll be vulnerable and I can’t handle that.”
  • “I’ll just fail if I try another treatment.”

We create our realities with our belief system. Just look at your life and see if whatever you believe matches exactly where you are now. Now, isn’t it worth seeing what happens if you shift those beliefs?

Energy therapy is so effective at helping us release these negative beliefs. Can you imagine the difference in your healing if you find out you were scared to get better, and then cleared that?

Yep yep, it’s possible, even if your brain is trying to protect you right now by telling you it’s not :)

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A note from Amy

amyphoto I was once where you are so I totally get ya’. After suffering from a myriad of challenges from general anxiety about life to Lyme disease, endometriosis and every autoimmune disease under the sun, I ended up on a search for something deeper than a “fix”. I went to many alternative practitioners – but I couldn’t relate to a single on of them. As a very grounded-in-reality person, many were just too ‘woo woo’ for me and I couldn’t integrate their guidance into my very real-life, life. Then I found myself on an adventurous path of emotional healing — using energy therapy. Talk about ‘woo woo’ right? But with it, I learned. I unfolded. I let go.

My ultimate healing, the kind that goes deep down to your core and makes you whole again, came from following this road. And yours just might too.

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Disclaimer: As a Minister of Holistic Healing and energy therapy practitioner trained in energy psychology and energy medicine, I work with clients to balance the energies of their body in relationship to traumatic events, limiting beliefs and negative emotions that may be interfering with optimal well-being. I am not a licensed health care professional and my services do not replace the care from health care professionals. Therefore, my services do not in any way relate to medical and/or psychological clinical treatment. I do not diagnose or treat any diseases or disorders.