The Brain still offers the scientific and medical communities tremendous opportunity for discovery. Resulting from studies such as the groundbreaking Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Study*, scientists are still learning about how life events and stress levels affect not just our emotional heath, but carry over into hormonal and inflammatory responses throughout the body, increasing risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. What Science does know is that fears and “little-T” traumatic experiences from any point in life affect the Hypothalmic-Pituitary Pathway and the Endocrine System to impact immunity, creating an environment for disease.
Psychoneuroimmuno therapy (PNI), is currently the only effective treatment available to “re-wire” the Hypothalmic-Pituitary Pathway and the Endocrine System, building a healthier mind for a healthier body.
In simple terms, the study of Psychoneuroimmuno therapy revolves around how emotion and thoughts impact your hormones and nervous system. Our fears, memories and even experiences impact the immune system and eventually create an environment for disease.
- ‘psycho‘ means thoughts and emotions
- ‘neuro‘ means that the physical brain is involved
- ‘immuno‘ is how your immune system protects you from illnesses
The goal of Psychoneuroimmuno therapy is to use your conscious and subconscious mind to boost and support your immunity to combat your chronic illness. Throughout the program, fears, personal and existential issues are discussed in a supportive, safe, confidential, and caring environment. Both realistic and unrealistic worries are examined and you are gently introduced to concepts such as resilience, acceptance, mindfulness, meditation and self-soothing methods.
The focus is on guiding you to redirect your thoughts back to the present, here and now, while distracted with future concerns.