It's not in your head but I do believe it's in the unconscious brain.
You're not at fault for having this condition and you know that, and if people say hurtful things that "Oh, it's all in your head or perhaps try some CBT or you know, just be positive, you'll get better or maybe it's depression". You know, it doesn't help you to get angry and upset by what they've said. Just forgive them because they don't ... They're not aware of this condition. They don't understand it. Perhaps if you were in their shoes, you might say a similar thing, so we don't want to get caught up in getting angry at our family, our friends, our doctors, because only we suffer.
Also, when we get angry at what they're saying, we start looking to justify the condition and we start getting into advocacy groups and making sure that people understand it's really a physical condition, but then we compromise our own healing journey because we're so invested in making people realize that it is real.
I know it's real, you know it's real, and that's what matters, and so certainly there can be a lot of people who get involved in patient groups and patient forums, and they're so invested in making sure everyone realizes that it's real and that's great work, that they've stopped really thinking about how they can heal themselves.
Certainly, in chemical sensitivities, we start getting people saying you need to live in Nevada in the middle of nowhere with no exposure to chemicals. It's just not realistic. You're just reinforcing to the brain that these chemicals and these electrical fields are dangerous, whereas actually, we can retrain the brain out of these responses so that ... We're not saying that we want to flood ourselves with chemicals, but at least we can lead a normal life whilst we also minimize our exposure to chemicals.
ASHOK LIVE: ME/CFS, FIBROMYALGIA, MCS & EHS ARE NOT PSYCHOLOGICAL
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These conditions are often either implicitly or explicitly dismissed as not being real physical conditions by some in the medical community, media and greater society. This can cause sufferers to feel like their experience is “all in their head” which can lead to a lot of shame, guilt and invalidation. And often makes recovery much harder.
If you have ever been a victim of this type of misinformation, then this is a not to be missed event. Learn the science behind why traditional medicine finds it so hard to understand and treat these type of conditions and what you can do starting today to take control and reclaim your health & happiness.
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Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogramme.com
Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.
He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv
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