Okay, I’m not sure that you truly understand what I mean by “doctors killing their patients”. Of course I’m not suggesting this in some kind of illegal way. But what I’m about to say is probably going to have to come to public eye someday.
I recently came to the point where some people fairly close to me have come down with cancer of some sort or other. Using NLP to treat cancer is something that Robert Dilts wrote about a long time ago in his book, Beliefs and the Pathways To Health And Well-Being together with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith.
I’ve always believed that the human body has the capability to heal itself, but some people don’t know that whatever a doctor says to a patient is often taken as absolute truth. I don’t know about you, but when a doctor says you will die from cancer, it will be difficult to challenge that. The medical institution is well respected. Now, whatever a doctor says to be true, usually ends up being quoted as fact.
Truth is this: how do you know or predict the dynamic changes of your body in order to determine whether something will or will not happen? Take influenza for instance. How many times have doctors prescribed you a drug that either didn’t work or made you feel worse? If a simple virus like influenza is so difficult to prescribe a drug for, what about cancer?
Here are my thoughts about a doctor’s diagnosis.
#1 – The Placebo Effect. Taken from someone of authority, changes to a person’s belief system can happen instantly. A doctor holds the power to influence how the placebo effect is weight for or against a patient. In other words, if you are a doctor, you should choose wisely the words and phrases that you use.
I’ve known instances where people on the verge of death are TOLD by the doctor “You are going to DIE.” Not quite the kind of tact expected from a professional. Anyhow, when someone who is more qualified than you says you are going to die, I suppose most people who do not know NLP will keel over. If you are aware of the priming effect of language, you will know that people who say this don’t really know what they are talking about. There are always ways to predict otherwise.
#2 – Medical science is a science of probability, not absolutes.
Medical science tends to be deductive in nature. Find multiple symptoms and isolate them, run a few tests to see the presence of or absence of a particular disease or illness. Fine and dandy. But we all know that there are many diseases that share symptoms. This means multiple tests. This also means that unless you can effectively diagnose ALL possibilities at a go, you will end up playing a game of probability.
It’s like gambling. Doctors want to skew the game to their end, so they have many different elements. Sometimes, they predict it correctly, because their game got skewed in a probability of 70 – 30. Yet, doctors can be wrong.
#3 – Doctors are not as well trained in communication as they ought to.
The language processes in NLP is based on effective psychotherapy. Alternative methods of healing and treatment of cancer have become more widespread and better accepted. Why? It’s probably because somewhere down the line, people who experienced cancer realized that they had to make a last ditch attempt to prove their doctors wrong. And boy are they often proven wrong.
Cancer is often treated with chemotherapy. But more and more evidence is showing us that cancer is a symptom. If your lightbulb doesn’t light up, you don’t just tear up the entire house just to make sure you deal with the problem. Unfortunately, chemotherapy is much like that. Radiation kills both good and bad cells alike.
However, when you reframe cancer, it’s nothing more than a symptom asking you to pay attention. If you know how to pay attention effectively and listen to your body’s “speech”, you ought to be able to understand what your body really needs.
Yet, this sounds weird and unconventional. The fact that you block out these possibilities for healing leave you with the most invasive and damaging therapies you could ever face. If you open your mind to the possibility that cancer is not just medical. It is a psychological thing.
We experience body metaphors in day-to-day life.
– I can’t stomach it.
– It’s such an eye sore.
– He’s a pain in the neck.
– I’ve got my back against the wall.
Guess what they translate into? Psychosomatic symptoms!
The symptoms and the figurative language interpreted in literal form makes what Sigmund Freud said a very interesting new light. Our unconscious (subconscious) mind is capable of doing a LOT more than we give it credit for. Our unconscious picks up information without remembering consciously. This means that if you are talking to someone and saying “don’t worry”, or “that’s a pretty aggressive cancer”, you are putting pictures inside people’s heads.
My opinion is that people need to know how to talk to their body and communicate with it well. Your body knows what it moves away from. We are cells – an amoeba knows what is toxic and what is food simply by the way it moves. If we trust our collection of cells in our body, we will know what to do with our food and eat what our body needs. The trouble is most people think it is nothing more than psychobabble or some new age treatment or fad.
Our BELIEFS determine the way we interpret our environment.
We need to build for ourselves a mental environment surrounded by wonderful beliefs. These beliefs then help us to FIND the appropriate solution that leads to health and well-being.
A patient who believes 100% of what the doctor says will have to often undergo very aggressive therapy. A patient who seeks alternative treatment may find solutions that treat the disease at the root cause.
Disease. “dis” ease?
A lot of the time, there are interesting illustrations to show how people who are troubled or have had a troubled past tend to develop cancer. In one instance, there was a woman who had been holding a secret for a long time, and she began to develop breast cancer. The chest is often where we point to or gesture to when we want to ‘keep’ something a secret. Another case is a very quiet man who was working many hours to feed his family. He had a lot of misgivings about the last job he had when he was “terminated” from his job. It manifested as stomach cancer.
Another stomach cancer case occurred when a young woman, after an 8 year relationship with her boyfriend, kept “stomaching” the violent temper tantrums he was throwing at her. When he realized she had developed cancer, he immediately became less violent. Strange, how the process of reward and punishment happens unconsciously. She passed on after he apologized for being a bad partner to her.
While I’m citing this from personal experience, I think it makes a lot of sense. As for the ultimate ‘cure’ for cancer, I think it’s expressing emotion. If you don’t bottle things up inside, it makes it easier for you to express yourself and release stress and frustration. You also need to know how to release it.
I’d recommend using the parts integration approach or ideo-motor signaling to get the unconscious to support the change required. At the same time, the purpose for living needs to be reinforced through an alignment process.
My biggest recommendation is this: a health practitioner will be able to help in early stages of cancer through chemotherapy. But in final stages where they say “you’re too late” or “I can’t do anything”, it’s the type of training they have received. At the end, any cancer patient needs to know how to build a better them. Only by increasing your capacity to love, understand and communicate with yourself will you have a chance of survival.
Is this the silver bullet? Well, some people have the resilience to live. Others have died long before the cancer killed them. Whichever the case, people have ultimate choice. If you know of someone who is in need of such treatment, get all the help you can.