As a chiropractor and practitioner, I have to reflect on the delivery of my healing art. I must always focus on improving myself and the knowledge around everything I have to provide. If I am not adding value to someone’s life by my presence, I have essentially wasted that person’s time and taken away from their life.
To better benefit society as a practitioner, I have realized that I must better guide patients in managing the power of the mind. The word doctor is derived from the Latin word docēre, meaning “to teach.” So my ultimate duty is to teach patients how to be their healers, and since all of what is manifested in the physical world is a result of the workings of the mind, that is where to start.
Research performed by Dr. Caroline Leaf, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. Dawson Church has shown that thoughts can alter brain wave states, influence systemic inflammation, shorten telomeres, and change blood physiology. These changes from thought alone can either create health or disease.
We must do work every day to take control of our minds. We are under immense stress daily to perform financially, relationally, professionally, emotionally, mentally, and physically. From the moment we wake up, our minds are attacked by outside forces like social media and other media outlets. If we succumb to negative thinking or repress thoughts, we are setting ourselves up for disease. So it is essential to utilize simple techniques that can be performed habitually, even under pressure. Below you will find two methods that I use to manage my mind.
Dr. Caroline Leaf’s 5 Step Learning Process
This technique is all about self-discovery of repressed thoughts and taking control of your mindset.
- Gathering awareness of your physical and emotional warning signals.
- Reflecting on why you are feeling these things in your body and mind.
- Writing down your reflections to organize your thinking.
- Rechecking what you have written and how your thoughts and feelings have changed.
- Active Reach: taking action to reconceptualize your thinking and find sustainable healing.
Emotional Freedom Tapping Technique
Negative emotions, experiences, and thoughts create physical responses. These responses are stored within the body and can manifest as discomfort or pain in areas of the body. The tapping solution allows you to identify a negative emotion and where you feel that emotion in the body. Then through tapping on meridian points while making affirmations, you can “free” yourself of that emotion and make room for more beneficial positive thinking. Dawson Church explains how to begin the day by tapping in this video.