Health Implications And Asking Questions

by Dr. Rick Kirschner on December 12, 2011

Since the early days of my private practice, I’ve worked with a number of patients confronting serious health problems. As a student of the mind/body connection, I’ve been fascinated with understanding how my patients organize their internal worlds and what connection, if any, there might be to the health problems they deal with.

My useful assumption is that bad health is a position, that much of disease is frozen process, and that unfreezing the process and going deeper can yield great benefits for my patients. Using the kind of questions I’ve been sharing here on my blo, I have been able to tease open perceived limitations in my patients’ ideas about themselves and their world, reveal to them options they were previously unaware of, and in this way persuade them to recover their health. I can only tell you that something akin to miracles happen on occasion.

I attribute such changes to the fact that I am patient with my patients, that I show great interest in them, and I ask the questions that take them into their own deep structure. Once they go deep, they make new distinctions, find solutions, and sometimes initiate profound changes.

As a result of this work, I have experienced firsthand the resourcefulness of human beings, no matter how limited they present themselves on the surface of their experience. If you have a health challenge, I invite you to investigate it in writing.  Challenge the things you tell yourself about it, the cause-effect statements, the abstract all or nothing words, and the excuses and implied cause-effects.  Fill in the who, what, where, when and how.  Because who knows? It couldn’t hurt. And it just might help!

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Be well,



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