Someday it will be normal to include self-aspects in Tumor Conferences in cancer wards at hospitals. After all, where does healing come from? How important is a patient’s communication with their body to the healing process? How important is communication among the different players in the disease and healing process to recovery?
The self-aspects that you interview were never born, so they do not fear death. Many never had the life experiences that taught you to fear or give up hope. If you listen to them, they will teach you how to live.
Do your life scripts affect your health? Can they cause cancer? Can they cure cancer? We don’t know, but this interview of a woman who had just been diagnosed as retaining abdominal fluid containing cancer, raises intriguing questions.
LIving a life of fear will sooner or later create physical health problems. For this person, there seems to be a direct relationship between her chronic insomnia.
We all get older, and with age come physical health issues. How do we keep them from souring our love relationships? In this interview, Cynthia speaks for “everyman” about this perennial struggle. She finds within herself a way to transcend her worries and fears about her health, aging, and her relationship so that she can look forward to the future with joy, equanimity, and confidence.
Have you ever had a cough so bad it wouldn’t stop for weeks? Integral Deep Listening treats physical symptoms as if they are wake-up calls. What will they have to say if we listen to them?
All physical illness has a psychogenic component. If you interview the illness, symptom, or pain, it will often tell you how your thoughts and feelings help to produce them and how they can be altered to make those physical symptoms diminish or go away. Jeri’s face has swollen up; the doctor didn’t know if it was an infection or an allergy. The swelling caused a strong feeling of pressure in her face. What would happen if we interviewed that pressure?
Talking to a dream carpet may be weird, bizarre, and even stupid, but using it as an example of your ability to access perspectives that are both useful and transformative has proven to be very wise.