The mind-body balance is a key part of recovery and healing. Dr. Bhakti Murkey Sisodia shares the mind and body acting in sync with one another, with the mind interacting with the body through the Pineal gland and our body interacting with the mind through various neuro-chemicals (tiny molecules acting as messengers between neurons). The Neurology Centre of Toronto explains the connection as the interconnectedness of our minds and bodies through various communication networks of our brain and the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems of our body. A beautifully written article from Positive Psychology about the mind-body connection shares a quote from Selhub (2007) stating “In mind-body medicine, the mind and body are not seen as separately functioning entities, but as one functioning unit. The mind and emotions are viewed as influencing the body, as the body, in turn, influences the mind and emotions”. There are ways through therapy and various holistic modalities that someone can support mind-body balance. Please find below four considerations:
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