The power of the mind is a tool of untapped potential. Champion athletes seem to have the ability to dig deep and harness that power to get them through the tough times. But just how much power is there and how can it be used for our health and wellbeing?
Many fields of health and wellbeing tout the power of the mind. It is a fascinating subject; a rich topic of conversation and opinion.
The Connection: Mind Your Body is a newly released film about how frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between your mind and your health.
Filmmaker Shannon Harvey was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Her immune system had become hyperactive and was attacking normal, healthy tissues. In search of a cure, Shannon tried everything from drugs to alternative therapies and everything in between. But she was still sick.
There was one thing she did know. When she was stressed, she became worse. With a background in journalism, Shannon sought answers in pioneering science. On her journey to getting better, Shannon realised that in order to change her health she needed to change her mind.
The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple.
The film shows that we can counter the harmful effects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death.
This film offers answers and proves that you can change your mind, change your health and change your life.
Thanks to Advance Physio and personal development coach Sue Kohn-Taylor, a Hamilton screening of Mind Your Body will take place at Lido Cinema on Monday September 21 at 8pm.
Tickets are $15 each via iticket.co.nz or for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org