If you have been told by your doctor that your symptoms or pain are “psychosomatic” you may feel ashamed or angry. You know that your symptoms are real, but it seems as if you’re being told you are crazy or just a complainer. It’s a difficult situation. Your physician feels helpless because he/she doesn’t know how to help you. You end up still having your debilitating symptoms AND feeling blamed, as well!
In fact, psychosomatic does not mean “all in your head”. Psychosomatic literally means “Mind/Body”. The mind/body connection is very potent – more powerful than most people know. In reality, there is NO illness which does not have a mental or emotional component to it. Indeed, many illnesses have their root in the mind/emotions, and can only be eliminated when the mental/emotional aspects are consciously addressed.
Sometimes, chronic illness and pain acts to stop us from proceeding with our lives because on a deep level, some part of us knows that the path we are taking does not really serve our highest purpose. In these cases, recognizing the “message” of the illness, and changing our direction can actually eliminate the physical symptoms.
In other cases, the illness or pain is emotional energy being held in the body.
What makes psychosomatic illness so bewildering and difficult is that the emotions or conflicts are unconscious. Sometimes it relates to childhood trauma or abandonment issues which were too painful to experience consciously – so your psyche stored the experiences deep in your body, away from conscious awareness. All you are aware of then are the physical symptoms, and you have no awareness of negative feelings.
Through my many personal experiences with psychosomatic symptoms, as well as my professional training and special gifts with flower essences, I know how to uncover the meaning and emotions that underlie the physical symptoms, release the stuck energies and unify your mind-body-spirit.
Psychosomatic illness or pain is nothing to be ashamed of, and it is not your fault. But with help, you can change it!