A few years ago I was invited to work as a therapist on a detox health retreat in Southern Span... With no idea of what to expect (at that time I thought detox was only for drug addicts!), I packed my bag and headed off for a week in the sun. It rained heavily the entire time! I’m not sure if it was the lack of sun that week or what, but my therapy schedule quickly became fully booked.
In more ways than just the location, I found myself in unfamiliar territory. Many of the detoxers were investing in their health because they were suffering from physical problems. That week I was to meet people suffering with migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), infertility, bulimia, obesity and psoriasis. This meant that not only was I suddenly working in the field of ‘health’, but also, due to my schedule, that I only had a couple of hours with each of them.
A Fortunate Coincidence
Two weeks prior to going to Spain I had been invited to a talk by a specialist in the mind–body connection called Dr David Hamilton. During that inspiring talk (come to think of it, on another very wet day, this time just outside Glasgow), he shared many scientific studies that have investigated the power of the mind, including the mind’s ability to heal the body.
With his message springing to the forefront of my own mind that day in Spain, I knew I had to update my therapeutic approach, fast. I suggested to my first client that we explore whether there might be any mental or emotional issues from their past that could be causing their physical problems today. With their agreement we proceeded.
Hmmm, To My Next Question...
I had no idea what to ask! I remember looking down at my blank notebook and then up again to meet the expectant eyes of my client. I decided to keep it simple by asking if there was an event in her life that might be causing her health condition, such that if we were to resolve it, the body would heal.
To both of our amazements, she immediately had an answer; a specific event had just “popped into her mind”. With only a few more questions, we could see a possible link between the past emotional event and the current physical condition. Once we had established the possible cause, we worked on releasing any negative emotions associated with it and the session was done.
The Healing Power Of Peace
Time after time, in session after session, this happened with great success. Over the coming months I regularly witnessed instantaneous remissions from health conditions; I saw skin conditions clear up, chronic pain vanish, and digestion problems disappear, to name but a few. Along with this, I also witnessed the healing of many other emotional issues and life problems – all from helping people to make peace with their past.
News about my method, which by this point was becoming known as “Mind Detox”, then spread internationally when I was shown on three separate television series documenting people going through a mind–body detox retreat. The TV exposure and subsequent book deals led to the opportunity of working with hundreds of people at my clinics, workshops and retreats around the world.
It’s a Miracle! (Or Is It?)
Over time I became curious. Was I bearing witness to miracles? Was I some kind of gifted healer? Or had I simply stumbled across a method of healing that could be transferable and used by others?
For the next year I started using the same therapeutic questions when working with clients at my clinics and retreats. Very quickly it became clear that the power of the method was the method itself, and the possibility of training others was real. Soon after I had realized this, I ran my first Mind Detox Masterclass and Practitioner Certification Course and started train- ing people from around the world via my academy.
Using the Mind Detox Method to Heal
The Mind Detox Method is a very effective way to discover and heal the hidden causes of physical, emotional and life problems. Quite simply, if something negative is happening in your body or your life and you don’t know why, then this method can help. By making peace with your past, chronic stress is reduced, allow-ing the body to heal, and by clearing your self-limiting beliefs, you can use your mind as the incredible tool that it is to create the life you want. It’s a genuine win-win. So be courageous and go for it. The possibilities are truly infinite!