Cultivating your Mind-Body Connection


There was a time when, at least in some areas of the world, we treated the mind and the body as two separate entities under the biomedical model. Today we know about the important relationship between thoughts, emotions and physical illness. The biopsychosocial model, through modern cognitive and neurosciences, are telling us that contractions in the body correlate with contractions in the mind and vice versa.

Do certain situations make you “nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach?  We all know that expression “I just have a gut feeling about this”, “It’s eating me up”, “I feel it in my bones”.

We use these expressions for a reason. And now science is proving that that is in fact true, that the mind extends beyond the head. Our body can tell us when something doesn’t feel right.

This connection goes both ways. Anger, anxiety, sadness, and other emotions can trigger symptoms in the gut. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach.

So the mind-body connection is a field of science that has established that thoughts and emotions are indeed interconnected with the physical process of the body

When you are aware of the stress in your life and how it affects your body and mind, you can begin to develop skills to bring greater balance to your life and to respond to stress. 


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