VISUALIZATION: A Powerful Natural Cure

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The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary definition of visualization is                                                            “the formation of mental visual images”                                                                 (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary [MW] 2007)

Visualization is a powerful well-being tool that provides the opportunity for natural cures.

The information on visualization that follows contains excerpts from my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

“Creating an image of a desired result or goal can directly encourage changes in the body. This amazing ability can be used and directed to promote specific, desired health changes on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. It is a well-known fact that heart rate can be slowed down using biofeedback. Visualization and imagery can be self guided or aided by the use of guided imagery, books and tapes for improved well-being.

Does visualization really work? Is there any real proof it works? How can you know you are not wasting your time? Experiments conducted by Dr. Bruce Lipton, medical school professor, research scientist and author of Biology of Belief and other scientists, show that genes and DNA are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from positive and negative thoughts.[1]  According to Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain scientist who suffered a stroke at age 37 and author of My Stroke of Insight, “The focused human mind is the most powerful instrument in the universe, and through the use of language, our left brain is capable of directing (or impeding) our physical healing and recovery.”[2]  Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science states, “The idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy and the workings of its basic component, the neuron.”[3]

The ability to visualize a desired physical change within the body is a part of each of you, ready and available to be used. A strong conviction and visualization, like that used by the high jumper to achieve his goal, is an ability which the brain can use to initiate healing within the body. Combining desire, belief, hope, faith, and prayer with visualization can result in a powerful healing response.

Information from test results and a diagnosis can provide useful details to create customized visualization intentions. Creating an image, with exactly what you want your body to do or to look like, will draw your brain a picture and focus your brain’s attention and immune system response to make it happen.

In his book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, Dr. Siegel reports on a boy who used visualization to eliminate an inoperable brain tumour. “Garrett Porter, who was nine years old when he was found to have an inoperable and supposedly incurable brain tumour, used visualization skills he learned at the Menninger  Foundation’s’ Voluntary Controls Program to create a Star Wars scenario for himself. He visualized his brain as the solar system, his tumour as an evil invading planet and himself as the leader of a space squadron fighting a successful battle against the tumour. The imagery of warfare worked fine for him – within five months the tumour had disappeared, without benefit of any other therapy.”[4]”

The following information is research on intention changing DNA from the HeartMath Institute.  Visit their website for more detailed information on Changing DNA Through Intention – https://www.heartmath.org/articles-of-the-heart/personal-development/you-can-change-your-dna/:

Changing DNA Through Intention

The power of intentional thoughts and emotions goes beyond theory at the HeartMath Institute. In a study, researchers have tested this idea and proven its veracity.

HeartMath researchers have gone so far as to show that physical aspects of DNA strands could be influenced by human intention. The article, Modulation of DNA Conformation by Heart-Focused Intention – McCraty, Atkinson, Tomasino, 2003 – describes experiments that achieved such results.

For example, an individual holding three DNA samples was directed to generate heart coherence – a beneficial state of mental, emotional and physical balance and harmony – with the aid of a HeartMath technique that utilizes heart breathing and intentional positive emotions. The individual succeeded, as instructed, to intentionally and simultaniously unwind two of the DNA samples to different extents and leave the third unchanged.

“The results provide experimental evidence to support the hypothesis that aspects of the DNA molecule can be altered through intentionality,” the article states. “The data indicate that when individuals are in a heart-focused, loving state and in a more coherent mode of physiological functioning, they have a greater ability to alter the conformation of DNA.

“Individuals capable of generating high ratios of heart coherence were able to alter DNA conformation according to their intention. … Control group participants showed low ratios of heart coherence and were unable to intentionally alter the conformation of DNA.”


From the information above it is evident that intention and desire can change DNA and biology.  You have the power to change your body. and what goes on in it  Expect more and take control of your health.  Use specific information about your body and condition and customize visualizations to promote healing. Learn how to customize your visualizations using specific test result information.

I have developed customized body scan visualizations that can improve your health. Body scan visualizations allow your body to run a self diagnostic/repair scan, layer by layer, cell by cell, starting at the top of the head and continuing down through the whole body (like an MRI scans the body).  The factors responsible for unwanted symptoms and changes in the body can be deeply rooted in cellular memory and altered genetic material. Each body scan visualization has a specific intention. As you do the body scan visualization you concentrate on the intention/thought, committing it to cellular memory throughout the body. Deep abdominal breathing helps your body to implement the body scan intention. Below are a few body scan visualization intention examples. The body scan visualization instructions are explained in my book.

#4 – To restore and maintain your body’s natural, healthy and accurate HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) stress response and shutdown. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary definition of stress: “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation” ([MW], 2007).

#2 – To restore and maintain your body’s natural, healthy and accurate inner pharmacy production, response, distribution, shut down and elimination. The normal, healthy functioning body provides a supply of analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, immune system strengthening, gastrointestinal normalizing chemicals and more.[5]

#32 – To restore and maintain normal, healthy and accurate osteoclasts (bone dissolving) and osteoblast (bone building) function. Human bones carry on a continuous bone remodelling cycle, removing old bone and creating new. Multiple factors can interfere with either process, leading to osteoporosis.

Body scan visualizations have the potential to provide you with a natural cure for your health challenges. In my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION you will find:

  • 40 general body scan visualizations for improved health

  • 18 customized body scan visualizations to fight diseases and cancer

  • How to customize your body scan visualizations using your test results, diagnosis and understanding.

For healing and repair the body requires quality nutrients and nurture. Some foods and herbs are known to repair tissue and DNA damage. Add these powerful super foods to your ‘natural cures’ list. Visualizations will be effective with these necessary supports. BodyFeedback™ Interview &Therapy uses customized visualizations with energy tapping to help the body to override faulty responding and restore normal healthy responding. Achieving desired results requires your belief, understanding and repetition especially in cases where the body has been mounting faulty responses for a long time. 

Health Intention: Designing What You See to Get What You Want

ENJOY better health today!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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[1] Bruce H. Lipton, PhD., Biology of Belief,  Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles, ( New York, NY, Hay House Inc., ©2008)

[2] Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, My Stroke of Insight,  (London, England , First Viking Edition, Penquin Books, Ltd.,© 2006)

[3] Norman Doidge, M.D., The Brain That Changes Itself, Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science,(New York, NY, Penguin Books, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., © 2007)

[4] Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Love, Medicine & Miracles, (New York, NY, Harper-Collins Publishing, Inc., ©1986)

[5] Clinic For Mind Body Medicine, Philosophy of Healing, Alberta Health Services, www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/programs/cmbm/journey.htm, visited April 2009

A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK: Searching For The Cure

bale-of-hayA NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK is an idiom. According to www.usingenglish.com;

‘If trying to find something is like looking for a needle in a haystack, it means that it is very difficult, if not impossible to find among everything around it’.

That is what it can be like to unravel your collection of symptoms to find and resolve the cause.

Symptom Iceberg Analogy

Over the years in my practice as a holistic wellness practitioner, I have always been asked ‘Have you ever treated ___________ (symptom/condition)?”

My answer is always the same; “I do not treat a condition or a symptom”. The holistic approach that I use addresses and supports the whole body and whole person. This sometimes frustrates clients at first. Understandably symptomatic relief is required to be able to function and cope.  Wrapping your brain around the holistic approach may require a paradigm shift. You may have to rewrite your definition of what is possible about recovery and how health is restored. Those who can accept this new way of thinking and follow my protocol are always pleasantly surprised at how they start to feel some improvement almost immediately, and renewed health as they continue with my regime. You can read some of my client comments by clicking here.

In 2007 I started to write the basics of my holistic protocol down, with the intention of writing a ‘guide – how to book’ for my clients. I had so much information from my research and client results ‘that worked’; that needed to be written down. It was impossible to constantly simply relay all this information to clients during visits. My son Andrew felt very strongly that I needed to make this information available to the general public, because he knew it could help a lot of people; so I published my book, titled THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION in November of 2012. I knew he was write; if I knew a way for people to become healthy – I had to share it. The research information and holistic approaches restored my health and the health of my clients. The book is written in easy to follow steps with references for those who want a more in depth understanding.

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