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How to heal..

Over the years I’ve had a couple of chronic illnesses to deal with. (Chronic generally means ongoing). With my own personal experience of this and working as a Pilates Instructor and Yoga-Massage therapist, I have come to learn that there is one very special ingredient that can often help us all heal and it can be incredibly effective alongside conventional treatments.

It is something that many of us haven’t thought of! And yet we all have this special ingredient available to us. What is it, I hear you ask?

It is …


Now this is a loaded word. so let me explain. In this context, it does not mean, avoid asking for help. Always get a diagnosis and see your doctor. But by surrendering, I actually mean, try relaxing into the process of the illness or pain, instead of fighting it and firing up that stress (inflammatory cortisol) around the body by feeling angry or frustrated by your illness. Try working with it!

If done right, this can be quite a powerful revelation in your journey to healing. You can even try it out for yourself right now to test it!
Just find yourself a healing meditation or healing hypnotherapy which can be found on free apps, podcasts or online video platforms or specialist therapists and really invest into the idea of relaxation and accepting the process of the healing and just for a moment surrender to your pain or illness.

Scientifically most illnesses and pain feed off stress within the body and fuel inflammation which can exasperate the illness. And as you know sometimes stress can even cause an illness or pain.

 Now we all like to think we’re not stressed but stress can manifest in many ways. It could be a past trauma, grief, an unsolved worry or as I said earlier, frustration from the illness itself.

Obviously this is not a cure all. But it has been well documented that relaxation and trusting in your recovery has better rates of healing than if we are stressed.

Give it a go! What have you got to lose?

🧘🏼‍♀️ Kate’s Pilates Wellbeing and Meditation Classes are online or Hall based.

Contact Kate at Approved Pilates for more information.