1) Goswami (2011) writes that creation is richest at its source, because it is here that consciousness consists of infinite possibilities. If the mind could manipulate those possibilities, we could create events in the body. Instead of being the victims of illness and disorder, we could return to a state of healthy balance and vitality. Describe how the quantum doctor might discuss the value of consciousness to health and longevity with a client.
2)Jon Kabat-Zinn coins the statement: “Mindfulness is a way of being in the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally.” The mindful clinician will be better equipped to meet patients where they are by recognizing their true needs; by being aware and present, we can be more successful in helping others. Speak to how the quantum doctor would be present, using empathy, self-reflection, insight and intuition
3)Goswami notes that organs are representations of vital body blueprints of various morphogenetic fields. One common representation of this concept is the chakra points. Chakras are associated with specific organs. What is the basis for this and how could a clinician use this information to help a client?
4)On our way to adulthood, by which time our physical bodies (the cells and organs) have been renewed many times, something called conditioning takes place, and this compromises our creativity (Goswami, 2011). How does conditioning or creativity impact health? How do we go about choosing health over disease? Describe different forms of creativity. Indicate how creativity might influence the restoration of health. Support your answer with research.
5)Goswami (2011) discusses the current era of evolution when people are not “feeling” dominated. He notes that societal evolution has caused separation, denigration, suppression and misunderstanding of innate human feelings. As a result, people are no longer in touch with their feeling dimension and therefore don’t experience or experiment with their personal vital energies. Explain how human feelings affect the vital energy force and physical health. Realizing vital energy as the feeling of being alive, discuss ways in which people can strengthen their vital force and thereby their positive health potential.
6)After reading Goswami (2011) chapter 14, “Mind as Slayer,” explain circumstances in which people might feel ill or develop chronic disease based on their ways of thinking about life, coping, and engaging in life.
7)Placebo has been studied within science recently, and anecdotally for ages. Often a placebo is something for the patient to take orally; maybe a piece of fruit or something seemingly irrelevant to the disease. Mysteriously, however, the placebo cures. Describe the placebo effect. How does the placebo concept correlate with mind body medicine? What is the quantum aspect of healing that emulates the placebo effect? Support your answer.
8)In searching for an explanation of self-healing, Deepak Chopra stated: “If a patient can promote the healing process from within, that would be the cure for cancer” (Goswami, 2011). With your understanding of self-healing, meaning of disease, tangled hierarchy, quantum leap processes, and downward causation, describe now chronic diseases like cancer could be overcome. What research backs up your assertion?
9)Interestingly, the word “healing” has the same etymological root as “wholeness.” This means that healing in the ultimate sense is achieving wholeness. Patanjali said that all our suffering comes from the ignorance of believing that we are separate from the whole. Rather, to heal the disease of separateness is to integrate into the whole, realizing that we have never been separate; separateness is an illusion. The philosopher Ernest Holmes (1938), who founded a healing tradition called Science of Mind stated: “Healing is not accomplished through willpower but by knowing the Truth (Goswami, 2011, p. 250). What are the implications of understanding healing as wholeness regarding practitioner values, client engagement and health promotion?
10)In this materialist culture, when we speak of strategies for good health, we include good hygiene, good nutrition, exercise, and a regular checkup. We are really speaking of caring for the physical body. In contrast, positive health begins when we start caring also for our vital, mental, supra-mental, and even bliss body. What does good hygiene for the vital or mental body mean? Just as physical hygiene tells us to avoid harmful physical environments, similarly, vital and mental hygiene must mean avoiding vital and mental pollution. The psychologist Uma Goswami emphasizes this when she says, “Emotions are more contagious than bacteria and viruses” (Goswami, 2011). Discuss three (3) different vital and mental pollutants that should be avoided to promote positive health and vitality. Indicate whether symptom management is appropriate.
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A-Discussion 7 –
Placebo has been studied within science recently, and anecdotally for ages. Often a placebo is something for the patient to take orally; maybe a piece of fruit or something seemingly irrelevant to the disease. Mysteriously, however, the placebo cures. Describe the placebo effect. How does the placebo concept correlate with mind body medicine? What is the quantum aspect of healing that emulates the placebo effect? Support your answer.
The Placebo effect is when a person’s physical or mental health improves after taking a placebo or ‘dummy’ treatment. Placebo is Latin for ‘I will please’ and refers to a treatment that appears real, but is designed to have no therapeutic benefit. This can come in the form of a pill, tincture, fake medical procedure or any type of treatment that the patient believes will be a cure for what ails them. The placebo works by raising the mind’s expectation of healing, which then triggers the body’s defense mechanism to work properly once again. The placebo effect correlates to mind body medicine because it is a modality of downward causation, discontinuity and tangled hierarchy. The placebo’s effect is through the context of mental thinking from the supra-mental domain of consciousness (downward causation). The patient promotes healing processes from within.
The second quantum aspect of mind body medicine and quantum healing that is present with the effects of a placebo is discontinuity. Collapse does not take partake in space in time. It just is. There are possibilities and then actualities. We take that quantum leap in the creative process of healing when we incubate and receive sudden insights, we think out side of the box, or remove our conditioned responses and allow for something new to enter into our thinking and move and inspire us. By opening up in this way we invite quantum opportunities for healing. In this way- the placebo is the doorway that leads us out of our conditioned response into a realm of greater and new possibilities.
Lastly, the intention of the healer/Dr. Is paramount to the placebo effect due to tangled hierarchy. The healer must also believe the patient is receiving a real treatment and this tangled hierarchy will have an added effect on the patients morphogenetic field. Mind-body disease occurs when we have defects in our vital blueprints and there’s a malfunctioning between our physical and vital bodies. A correction on our mental thinking will allow for an adjustment in one’s vital blueprints through supra mental intelligence as well as through our thoughts effect on the immune system via neuropeptides created in the brain. (The quantum Dr. Goswami)