I remember when I was unwell, I used to feel so low. And I just couldn’t understand
why? I was generally a really positive person, but something felt wrong.
If you’re feeling like that too, I want to help you realize that it is not the real you!
When our nervous system and immune system is over-responding, with all this excess
inflammation, this can cause us to have lower levels of the feel-good chemicals in the
brain like dopamine and serotonin.
For instance, serotonin gets lowered, which is a feel-good chemical in the brain. And
dopamine is also at a lower level, which is the reward chemical, meaning we may find it
difficult to enjoy activities. We may also have lower levels of a chemical called oxytocin,
and oxytocin is the love hormone or the cuddle hormone which means we may not feel
as close and loving to those around us.
This can make us feel despondent, negative, not really optimistic about our recovery,
even though at some level we know that we are a positive person. Now this is all
perfectly normal. It’s just a temporary feeling in the brain due to the condition, and it’s
not reflective of your true authentic self.
So, as I guide you through this program, let’s observe the negative emotions and
feelings in our minds but let’s not buy into them. These negative emotions are just
temporary, and as we recover good natural feelings will return.
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
He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv