Combining therapy

Combining therapies can be a bitch

Have you had a health problem you have tried everything for and not gotten a result? Been to the doctor, taken Chinese herbs, had a chiropractic adjustment, then thrown some craniosacral osteopathy on top of it for a good measure, more herbs, more acupuncture… When is this going to end? What else can you do to heal? There is actually one thing you can do that is guaranteed to give you a result. Read on to find out what.


You get what you expect

Is it good to combine several therapies to heal (faster)? The truth is it’s not really about what you combine but why. Why would you want to visit so many therapists and healers? Is it because you are so craving attention that you have to occupy center stage in as many healing offices as you can set foot in? If that’s the case, then regurgitating your story in front of more healers will only perpetuate your disease. Or is it perhaps because you don’t trust that one therapy will do the job and you have to have a backup (and then a backup for the backup, and then another backup for just in case)? If that’s the case, you can keep adding one therapy on top of the other until the cows come home, and you still won’t have a result simply because you don’t trust the process. And you know what they say: whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are right.

On the face of it, the most important thing about receiving any healing therapy is expecting a result. And not just any result. You have to expect as specific a result as possible and by a certain date. For instance, it’s one thing to hope for some improvement soon and a totally different thing to believe that you can walk 10 kilometers under no pain in the right knee on April the 3rd.

As I keep repeating, it’s not about what you do but why you do it. Without a doubt, if you do a therapy (any therapy!) because you believe that it will wake up your innate healing abilities and you (not the therapy) will heal yourself, then you can choose any therapy and achieve a healing miracle. The most important thing about having a healing practice is doing it consistently and with the belief that it will help you achieve your specific goals within the deadlines you have set for yourself, on paper. Thus, you can practice the box breathing for 8 days and heal from IBS (as long as that’s the goal you have written on paper and committed to in your heart, and you dedicate the box breathing practice to achieving said goal). Then you can practice the same box breathing for another 10 days and heal from depression (again, as long as healing from depression in 10 days through practicing the box breathing is something you have committed to on paper and in your heart).

So before you rush into yet another therapy, examine your expectations first. What specific results are you expecting and, most importantly, within what sort of time frame? Put those expectations on paper thus turning your vague hopes into concrete goals that you actually believe you can achieve. Make sure you set your healing deadlines within no more than 30 days (anything longer makes you lose focus and slack off). With that done, healing is already in progress as you have shifting your state from wishful thinking to commitment. Now you can choose a therapy (any therapy indeed) and stick to it in confidence and trust until your healing goal is completed. My favorite practice is keeping the spine straight and smiling the whole time (as you go about the day). But you can of course pick anything you like. As they say, all roads lead to Rome. And as I say, anything consistently and committedly done leads to extraordinary results.

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