People with cancer are not victims

Posted by Sami Thorpe | 4th February 2016

Cancer is a symptom of a previous trauma, not a cause

On World Cancer Day (4 February), and as mentioned in this recent post, I wanted to explain why we shouldn't be treating people with cancer as 'victims'. Instead, we should be encouraging them to become curious and support them in releasing the trauma and back to health.

When someone has cancer, their body is making very specific cellular adaptations to information encoded in the body and mind that was stored at a time of trauma or threat to survival in the past. Stress and trauma are long established factors of ill health and the depletion of the immune system. There is scientific proof that our emotions can have an adverse effect on the immune system and interfere with the body's own natural healing abilities.

It is both unhelpful and unethical to spread fear, anger and frustration about issues such as cancer - in the way that some current campaigns do - in an attempt to beat these diseases. Instead we should, while managing the symptoms, be seeking the root-cause and creating the right healing environment of love and understanding.

No mistakes

The body simply doesn't make mistakes. Rather than seeing themselves as victims, people with cancer need to be encouraged to become curious of what's going on and why, and then look at what we can do to release and process trauma and stress stored in the body and support the body back to health.

Cancer is a symptom of a previous trauma, not a cause. Treatments and health regimes need to support and empower people to self-regulate and heal themselves, rather than fill them full of drugs that have often been proven to be ineffectual or cause series side-effects.

Campaigns should be supporting people with a healthy diet, exercise and the tools to manage their physical, mental and emotional well-being, providing the best possible physical and chemical environment in the body for it to return to health.

With my root-cause analysis process, Conscious Health Practice, I help people - with cancer and other diseases - to find the root-cause of their symptoms and release the stress that is causing them, enabling the body to repair and heal itself.

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