Updated February 15, 2004by Dr. Brian Sheen
Dr. Brian Sheen is a best selling author, lecturer and is the Director of The Quantum Healing Center in Delray Beach, Florida. An expert in neuro-linguistic programming, transpersonal hypnotherapy, psychoneuroimmunology, and a wide-range of spiritual psychotherapies, in this article, Dr. Sheen explores a hypnosis and spiritual therapy-based approach toward thyroid treatment.
Last year Mary Shomon ran my article about Cynthias curing of her thyroid condition by understanding the effects of her mind from the past on her body and using deep inner work to release these negative build ups to bring her mind and body back into balance. I received many emails from all over the world of women who felt great hope in learning that there was another way besides medications or HRT to better their condition. This was quite rewarding for me to know my article brought so much hope to others. So when one of the readers living nearby my center decided to come by to receive similar help I thought adding the healing saga of Kathy to this article would perhaps bring home the power of this work even more. So with Kathys permission (only the name is changed) I have added to this article the healing journey of Kathy who although similar in some respects had her own unique situation which may open the healing hearts and minds of more readers.
Cynthia was upset when she first came into my office. She felt she was so out of touch with her body that she finally decided to explore the possibility that there was more to her thyroid condition than what was being diagnosed by her medical practitioner.
It seems like Im on a rollercoaster. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was tired, often depressed and very moody, she said with exasperation.
These are common symptoms of an underactive thyroid, I commented.
Yes, I know this now, and for a number of years my Synthroid prescription seemed to help me have more energy. Even my hands and feet felt warmer. But, still I was very moody despite all the tests done and the medications tried. You name it and Ive tried it.
Its excellent to see your conviction to be well. A determined mind is the most important ingredient in healing, I said.
But that was before when my thyroid medication failed me. Apparently I had built up such a resistance over the years that even that medication failed to help me anymore.
The body is a very complex system of organized intelligence that interacts with your emotional and mental states to seek a homeostasis. It seeks balance to ensure its own survival. Your brain has some 10 billion cells each with a potential of 20,000 connections operating at lightening speed in conjunction with your mind. It is not uncommon for your system to readjust itself to prevent a perceived artificial interference from damaging its natural immune and biological defenses, I explained.
Exactly !This is exactly what brings me here to you today. I realize there must be something deeper inside me that caused this to occur which is not merely of a physical nature. A friend of mine gave me Dr. Deepak Copras book, Quantum Healing where he speaks about the powerful mental mechanisms of consciousness that can be instrumental in healing many illnesses that have not fully responded to medication. When I passed by your offices last week and saw your centers sign Quantum Healing I felt that this was some type of synchronicity. It was no coincidence that I had just been at my doctor that morning and he wanted to try me on a new combination of drugs including Zoloft.
I gently smiled at Cynthia Yes, it is amazing how the universe can send us certain messages if we have our eyes open and are willing to listen to the signposts which surround us. I named my healing center after that very book because after thirty years of working with the mind/body connection for healing,. I have spent thirty-two years working and researching in this field and it seems at last the recognition of the power of the mind to heal itself and the body was at last acknowledged.
So where do we start? she said
At the beginning of course! I declared. In my many years of research on the interface of the endocrine system with the mind I have found there are three situations present in any illness. The three Ps I call it.