The most important and powerful aspect of homeopathic treatment is the breaking of harmful, ingrained behavior patterns.
Our behavior patterns, learned directly or observed in our childhood are what cause most of the pain and suffering in our lives.
As popularized by the book, The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD, our bodies store all of the experiences that we have throughout our lives. When we don’t know how to heal our harmful behavioral patterns, we develop painful symptoms and disease.
Behavioral patterns are unconscious and they control our lives. They are the messages we tell ourselves. I’m not good enough. I can’t be part of the team. No one would like me if they really knew me. Allowing myself to be loved is unsafe. I’m never going to succeed. No one wants to hear what I have to say. I’m unloveable. Everyone is out to get me. The list goes on and on. These messages control our daily actions, our choices and the way we experience our lives.
If we are to truly heal, we need to start by understanding and observing these ways of being. I work with my patients to become conscious of these things, how patterns are running their lives and how they are being hurt by this messaging. While we are working together on a conscious level, the homeopathic remedy, chosen individually and specifically based on their holistic picture, is working on the subconscious and energetic levels to shift these entrenched ways of thinking.
As healing happens on the mental and emotional level, the body, which does keep score, responds and symptoms lessen. Patients experience a sense of ease, better sleep, less pain and can be more present in their lives.
I am grateful to companies like Hyland’s and Boiron for helping to not only make homeopathy more accessible but also to popularize the use of homeopathic remedies. It is a blessing that my patients are able to pick up remedies at the co-op or grocery store when needed. There is so much information and education available out there about how to use homeopathy for first aid, colds and seasonal illnesses. We all benefit when we can help ourselves and our children to heal by supporting their own innate healing energy.
And, we need to spread the word about the deeper healing that is possible with homeopathy. There is a way to heal on all levels. There is a way to silence the voice that fosters anger, fear, anxiety, insecurity and resentment. There is so much more to homeopathy than Arnica montana.