The mind is sometimes referred to as “the untouched organ” and for many medical professionals it is not part of chronic disease. Yet your mind filters everything in your environment through your thoughts, beliefs, experiences and fears. In the functional approach to , the mind is a vital component of disease management. Our psychologists are well trained in conventional therapy but also use a wide range of alternative techniques designed to heal the mind as well as the body. These include: Energy Psychology, Energy Medicine, Focusing and Emotional Medicine. The mind and the body are of equal importance to us.
The word ‘energy’ is used often by writers and practitioners of a range of esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine to describe various phenomena. This “energy” is often perceived as something that unites body and mind. It is at times thought of as a universal life force that flows within and between all things, as in some types of vitalism, doctrines of subtle bodies or eastern concepts such as qi, prana, or kundalini.
Spiritual energy is frequently associated with the metaphor for life as breath. Words such as ‘qi’, ‘prana’, and ‘spirit’, are all related in their languages of origin to the verb ‘to breathe’. Energy psychology can also be associated with the movement of breath within the body, sometimes described as visible “auras”, “rays”, or “fields” or as audible “vibrations”. Such phenomena are often believed to be perceptible to anyone, though this may require training or sensitization through various practices.
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