Your emotions are a powerful part of your overall health and deeply affect how your body functions.


     Hi there, it’s Elaine Gardner. You probably know that I struggled with my health for a really long time – more than two decades. I’ve done a ton of healing work over the years and different practitioners that I met would talk about the emotional connection to disease. I had a really hard time grasping that or trying to understand how my emotions could really impact my health, despite the fact that we’ve all had (I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences) intense emotions where we felt physical sickness.

     On 9/11, for example, I was absolutely sick to my stomach all day. I’ve seen people have traumatic events and worry themselves to the point where they get physically sick. Yet I still couldn’t understand how our emotions affect our health on a day to day basis because I was thinking of the physical body. And emotions are not tangible; you can’t see them, feel them, touch them, so I had a really hard time with this concept.

     I think I really started to get it after reading a book called Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani. If you haven’t read it, it’s a really great book and I highly recommend it. Anita has a near death experience as her body is shutting down from cancer. As she is in that altered state of consciousness, she realizes how her beliefs and her conflicting emotions and thoughts have affected and contributed to her cancer. And of course she has the good fortune of coming back and sharing her message with everybody, and how those beliefs and emotions played into her disease, which spontaneously cleared after she had the near death experience. She was then able to come back and shift her beliefs and her emotions. So it’s just an incredibly powerful story and I really started to get how important emotions for physical health.

     And then I read Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief. It’s very scientific, so if you’re not into science it might not be so interesting to you, but the concept is great. Bruce talks about the chemical reactions in our bodies that are released from different emotions, and how they affect us at the cellular level. So now I’m starting to really understand it from a physiological perspective as to how the body functions. After reading that and starting to understand more, I got really excited about connecting with my own emotions and understanding how that was playing into my ability to heal as far as I had, and how it was limiting me from going further.

     So I started to do a ton of emotional work and tried to get to the root of my unconscious beliefs so I could change my thought patterns, which of course affect my body chemistry. So I’m making this video today because I really want to invite you to consider how your mental and emotional health is affecting your body at a physical level, and affecting how your body functions on a day to day basis. And not just how you feel and your ability to feel well, but how it changes your bodily function.

     It’s really critically important and if you can get this piece earlier in your own emphasis on healing and your own prioritization of your health, you’ll make progress so much faster than I did. That’s really what I want for you, and that’s why I founded Design Your Healthy Life, so that I could share all of my knowledge and resources with you. I want it to be as easy as possible for you to find the things that you need so you can have a faster healing process and learn how to take care of yourself so much faster and better than I did.

     One of the things that has been incredibly helpful for me has been a technique called Emotion Code. I just came from an Emotion Code session, which I love. I go every couple weeks and have been going for a couple years now. What I’m actually able to do is access the unconscious programming that I have, and change it. I change the way that my brain thinks, which in turn affects my emotional health, my mental health, and my physical health. Its’ been so incredibly powerful for me. And I’ve done other things as well, like a lot of reading. I’ve been to a lot of really great events as well, and little by little, my mental and emotional health has shifted really dramatically. I can’t say enough good things about how much this has helped me over the years.

     I really want to encourage you to consider that pathway. Think about your mental and emotional health – not just how you’re feeling every day, but how it’s affecting you on a physical level. And if you’re struggling with something and you’re just stuck, like an emotional reaction that isn’t necessarily healthy or that you’re not feeling good about, if you can’t shift it on your own, seek some help from somebody. Look into the Emotional Freedom technique, the Emotion Code technique, really positive books, great documentaries, positive events, or a great coach. There are so many tools available to us to help us shift our mental and emotional health.

     So I hope that really serves you well. That’s what I’m here for, I want you to have everything that you need so you can be really healthy. Until next time… talk to you soon.