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How Subliminal Therapy and Morning Sickness Are Related

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morning-sicknessThis article proposes that morning sickness is the consequence of subconscious rejection of awareness of pregnancy.  It is a subconscious attempt by the mind to eliminate that subconsciously undesired reality. 

The nausea and vomiting of morning sickness can be prompted by the person’s mind; it is not necessarily caused physically.  The smooth muscles of the GI tract, i.e., the muscles that mediate the vomiting, are not self-controlled; they are controlled at a subconscious level of the mind, at a highly sophisticated level of intelligence.

If we ingest a poison, our minds detect it and a reaction to eliminate it is instigated – all without conscious involvement.  We are consciously aware of the reaction produced (the vomiting), but we do not consciously make it happen.  In the same way, if we are the presence of another person who is vomiting, especially if we are able to smell the affluent, we experience the same urge to vacate, to eliminate the cause of the distress, by vomiting.  We usually think of vomiting as a physical reaction that does not involve thinking in any way, but it does; the thinking takes place subconsciously.  The following story demonstrates the exceeding power of the mind to directly affect physical processes.

In 1950, Stewart Wolfe, M.D, then a leading authority in the field of pharmacology, conducted research on the effect of mental      influence on the person’s physical reaction to three medications.  His published paper on the results, Effects of Suggestion and Conditioning on the Action of Chemical Agents in Human Subjects: The Pharmacology of Placebos, became a classic reference that impressively demonstrates the power of the mind to control the body’s reaction to medication.

One of the medications he studied was Ipecac.  Ipecac is the medication used in emergency rooms to induce vomiting (for example, to expel ingested poison).  When Ipecac is taken, the reaction of vomiting is immediate and it is intense; virtually nothing is left behind.  Yet, Dr. Wolfe was able to use Ipecac as a soothing agent by offering suggestions for the soothing effect at the time he gave the medication to the subjects of the study!

When a woman first learns that she is pregnant, many thoughts must occur.  Hopefully, most thoughts will be of joy and positive expectation, yet some are likely to be about other things that might happen, a physical defect, fear of pain during delivery, fear of morning sickness, of financial burdens or many other possible, unfortunate things.  There may then be subconscious reaction to such regrettable yet unavoidable thoughts, a reaction to eliminate the cause of the distress, by vomiting.

During the course of almost 40 years of using and developing Subliminal Therapy, Dr. Yager has successfully treated morning sickness in many cases.  In each case the process involved identifying the subconscious cause of the nausea and resolving that influence.

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Treating Pain with Subliminal Therapy

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Albert Schweitzer once called pain “a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.”
Even so, pain is essential to life; we simply could not live without it. We would behave in self-destructive ways without being aware that we were doing so. Yet, pain can also be dysfunctional, inhibiting awareness of life’s values and meaning.

Pain is the mind’s way of getting attention. It is a protective mechanism, regardless of the cause of the pain. Moreover, the purpose is rarely recognized consciously. In addition, once established as a pattern, the pain response can persist long after the original purpose ceases to have meaning. In this situation, the pain is maintained unconsciously for reasons that were real and valid in the past —when the pain began—but are no longer real or valid in current life. When the person recognizes that the pain no longer has valid purpose, doing so both consciously and subconsciously, relief becomes possible. Subliminal Therapy works to identify its subconscious, psychological cause, thereby to resolve it.

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Subliminal Therapy is psychodynamic-based & involves guiding the patient to employ his or her own mental abilities to identify the actual cause of the problem being addressed, thereby resolving it.  These mental abilities are universal to everyone, but commonly unrecognized & underutilized.  Because the therapy addresses the cause of the problem, not the symptoms of the problem, the therapy is both efficient and effective, and faster than traditional therapy. Most patients find relief in three to six sessions. Dr. Edwin Yager has been formally researching the effectiveness of Subliminal Therapy since 2008. Since data collection began, an average 83% of patients reported improvement from their problems within three to six treatments. More results can be found here: http://stii.us/results.html

Dr. Yager has conducted formal training in the technique under the auspices of the UCSD School of Medicine, the American Society of Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the San Diego Psychological Association.