Consciously or subconsciously, we can all sense and acknowledge the connection between our physical and mental wellbeing. For centuries, this connection has been explored and used through holistic healing practices in diverse cultures and parts of the world - from Eastern Chinese medicine to Western Ayurveda, touch and energy healing. But now, modern scientific research is providing further evidence to support the idea that the mind and body are really interconnected.
Not only does this validate the effectiveness of holistic therapies in addressing the mind-body connection, it also emphasizes the power of our thoughts and beliefs in impacting the way we physically feel and behave. This is a concept which is at the core of psychotherapy and art therapy - two approaches which see the mind and body as interconnected and capable of transformation through verbal and non-verbal expression.
Our thoughts and beliefs are beginning to be accepted as having a powerful influence over our feelings and actions, and this has been explored in psychotherapy and art therapy, both of which combine verbal and non-verbal elements. This understanding of how our mind plays a role in our physical health is essential if we are to transform the way we look after our bodies. With a deepened comprehension of the mind-body connection, we can learn to rest, nurture, and honour ourselves in a way that has the potential to revolutionize our physical and emotional health.