Some people think, resilience is about being tough, never getting ill, feeling strong all the time, 'pushing through', but this cannot be further from the truth. In the coaching module we will be teaching about not only what resilience looks like, but what that means physiologically.
RESILIENCE IS ABOUT THE ABILITY TO ADAPT TO CHANGE. Being flexible, being adaptable, bouncing back but in your body's time and wisdom.
A 'return of old symptoms' is a sign of healing in the RIGHT direction.
SYMPTOMS ARE A FORM OF COMMUNICATION FROM WITHIN
When some clients get return of old symptoms, they get worried and think they are getting worse. How can something that you had in the past coming back, be good for you? Surely this is a sign of regression.
It is not a sign of regression.
USUALLY the original 'dis-ease'/symptom was suppressed. One client had warts return on her fingers, she was horrified and got upset thinking she was getting worse, but a a week on Natrum Muriaticum cell salts cleared them up. BUT when she had them in her 20s, she had 'burned them off' with cryoptherapy. Cryotherapy as much as it was 'helpful' at that time, was only just 'silencing' what the body was communicating.
When we suppress such symptoms, we are effectively ignoring the body's cry for some change, for some TLC, for some nourishing foods, for some life style changes, for some nature, for letting go of toxic relationships, for more sleep, for movement etc
The body talks through little niggles here and there....
....which then become louder and louder, then they can become symptoms or dis-ease that can stop us in our tracks and this time our body gets our attention. How much will it take for our body to get our attention?
These warts came back to ask for the 'right care'.
Tissue salts do not suppress, healthy food does not suppress, homeopathy does not suppress, talk therapy does not suppress, acupuncture does not suppress....SUPPLEMENTS may not suppress but they can ignore on another level.
The other opportunity that arises when we are 'older' when these old symptoms return is that we are hopefully more 'wiser' , we are now in a more healing environment, we are more aware of our choices and not reacting by suppression this time around.
It is like the body is saying 'hey can you have a look at this now, last time I popped out these warts, you were in that horrendous relationship and holding in that rage, you are now safe, so can we start clearing up a little in here? We have another chance here, can you at least try and help me out in here?'
When old symptoms return WHILST healing
they are returning in a body that is more resilient in whole mind-body. When we are more resilient in mind and body, we no longer see these symptoms as something to be suppressed, fought, lazered, medicated.
Being unwell, be it with the virus or migraines, or re-occurring chest infections, fatigue etc it is not about 'pushing through' with the aid of some supplements, it is about understanding what is going on for us.. Resilience is not about NOT being 'ill' it is about the 'bouncing back' from the 'illness', the journey back to health.
Here is a 'coaching' exercise......
When you feel a niggle, when you have a cold, when you have a headache, when you have a symptom ask your own body what is it trying to say? Maybe do this when you have some quiet time with a journal and start writing what flows....you may be surprised as to what comes up.
At the school we have made coaching an absolute key part of the two year Diploma. Students will go through the coaching process in year one; the 'inner coaching' and then dive into more of the 'outer' coaching in year 2. In the 21st century, we believe coaching skills for practitioners are not an option but a necessity. More about the course here
Psalms "I have been fearfully and wonderfully made”.
When was the last time you had a date with yourself and listened to your body?