Do you suffer from anxiety? What about depression? Maybe PTSD? Fibromyalgia? An addiction? Or maybe just simple stress….
I’ve got news for you. You don’t have any of these things, because they are just labels.
The danger of labels is that they put people in boxes. And this leads to them being treated in the same manner as others in that same box, and they may struggle to get themselves out of these boxes.
But what works for Mr Jones up the road, may not work for you.
No one suffers with any of these things as they don’t exist as a specific condition.
A diagnosis of depression, for example, gives a name to a collection of symptoms. This may be useful in some ways, but it comes along with a plethora of unhelpful stereotypes and it pushes individuals into generic treatment pathways. These one-size-fits-all treatments can be barriers to successful recovery. Ignoring important factors and never getting to the root of the problem, they sometimes even ask people to go through difficult processes that can exacerbate, rather than solve, their issues.
The same principle follows many issues that are diagnosed. This includes anxiety, PTSD, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and most other chronic long-term conditions.
What you actually have is a set of unique reactions, responses, emotions, and coping mechanisms created by your own unique experiences. It is completely unlike anything anyone else suffers.
So why settle for help or treatment the same as everyone else gets? The generic label will often come with a generic treatment; medication, counselling, and other standard methods. This doesn’t take into account the uniqueness of the condition, the individual, or the symptoms. The lack of improvement in the condition can lead to the sufferer feeling let down and will in turn lead to a downward spiral of mental and physical health. The condition worsens, and we are stuck in a vicious cycle.
As a useful comparison, we can compare ourselves to water.
At its lowest state, water becomes ice. This can represent our physical form.
At its next level, we have liquid, which can represent our mind. It is fluid and will mould to fit its container.
Then we have gas (steam), this represents our spirit. It will expand to fill as much space as it is allowed to fill.
If ice breaks, it must turn to liquid (mental) to repair. Liquid (mental) must raise to gas (spirit) to purify. But if poison is added to the gas, the liquid will be bad. And if the liquid is impure or at a negative form, so will the physical form of ice.
It is the same with us, in order to fix the physical we must rise to the mental, and to fix the mental we must rise to the spiritual. If these are not healed then the lower forms will be damaged. The spirit will affect the mental, and the mental will affect the physical.
Under the laws of physics, an increase of pressure will result in an increase in temperature, or energy. So a broken ice cube can be mended by subjecting to pressure. However, if too much pressure is added, or the ice already has cracks, then it will shatter.
Again this can be representative of our own being. Sometimes pressure can cause us to step up, to fix problems within, and become better people. However if there are already cracks at the higher levels, or if the pressure gets too great, then we “break” and suffer from ongoing chronic issues.
But like the ice, we can still make repairs by going to the higher levels. No issue that a person suffers is irreparable, sometimes you just have to work at higher levels than where the damage has extended to.
For therapeutic interventions to have effective and long-term success, we need to ditch the labels, and then work must be carried out across the whole of consciousness, not just working with the physical, or the conscious or subconscious mind. What is needed is a program as unique to the individual as the set of reactions and emotions they experience, and only the individual can create that.
We already have the mechanism in place to do just that, our dreams.
Ancient civilisations such as those of the Greeks, Egyptians and Persians all have records describing a form of “Sleep Temple” where a person would be guided into a dream and then left to heal. The ability to dream is still one of the most powerful healing processes we possess. The dream is the ultimate connecting medium between physical, mental, and spiritual existence. It allows our subconscious mind to work without the interference from the limiting and critical conscious mind.
Dreams are something that evolution has developed to help us, and other animals, to make sense and deal with the world around us. They help us to resolve issues and deal with problems. However in today’s society the natural mechanism becomes overloaded, and can sometimes struggle to facilitate that natural healing.
Sanomentology® is one such program. Its unique dream architecture process allows a sufferer to tailor their own session to work in exactly the way they need using their own dreams, but in a waking state. The mind knows how an issue was created, and knows how to unravel and resolve it. We give the trust and space for the mind to do just that.
No labels. No boxes. The individual deals with the root of the issue, in just the right way that is perfect for them.
Founder and Creator of Sanomentology®