Affirmations to help heal the emotional body

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   Posted 1/1/2013 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys, Happy New Year to all and best of health for 2013

I know this is controversial, but in my experience one area that most people don't understand is the impact that our emotions has on Crohn's Disease. This may not be true for some but with me and many others I know of that have healed from Crohn's, paying attention to emotions has played a major role. Here are some affirmations I have borrowed from someone else that has healed from Crohn's.

I have the right to express my emotions regardless of what others think

I will no longer internalize my emotions

If others do not share my feelings it only means that we are different individuals and nothing

I do not always have to be the strong one and hold myself together for the sake of others

Doing things for myself is just as important as getting things done

I need to let others know what I think, need and feel, or I will always be disappointed that they
are not mind readers

Others do not expect me to be perfect or have all the answers

If I expect this of myself I am being unfair and harsh

P.S. If you haven't read my story yet you can do so on my blog at My last thread has been deleted and the one before was locked even though it was the most active I have seen on this forum, I understand the reasons but hopefully this one can be a little more progressive. wink

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   Posted 1/1/2013 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
What I have read on this board even the people who are hurting are as tough as nails, You have to admire them for their strength. No this is not the John Wayne's movie world. What you prescribe sounds like giving up.

IMHO, you are trolling for trouble.
Advocating giving up is progressive, this disease is is not one to sit in the corner and cry. For ones own dignity, people don't give up.

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   Posted 1/1/2013 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I think these emotional affirmations are important for all adults, not just ones with Crohn's. I'm pretty sure every therapist will agree that these are basic signs of maturity. I'm glad Joe that you have been able to embrace them.
50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)Colazal (96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/12.

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   Posted 1/2/2013 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
If this stuff helped your CD then thank you for sharing. If this has not worked for you or you have not tried it yet then IMHO we don't need to hear it.
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD or Paleo.

Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
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   Posted 1/2/2013 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
This has definitely helped my CD, I am not advocating giving up, rather the opposite, I am saying that there is hope. As mentioned in my article emotions was one of 4 areas that I focused on, the 4 areas were: Physical(diet, excercise, natural medicine combined with conventional medicine, acupuncture), Psychological (meditation, reading, calming the mind, changing perspectives to be more positive, Emotional (Becoming more aware of them and releasing them), and Spiritual (not necessarily religious, includes things such as love, appreciation of nature, faith etc). I believe everyone is different and has their own process/path to healing but in certain conditions this process seems to work.

I feel that most of the time in the Crohn's community and GI's when healing and treatment is looked at, most people focus on Physical only and not so much on the others. I am not saying that this is right for everyone. I am saying that this worked for me and there are others out there that it worked for as well. I would now like to share it because it may help someone along the way.

If you would like to research this for yourself go to Google and type "how emotions affect your health"

There is even one site that says "Anxiety is an emotion of excessive worry that can affect the lungs and large intestine, according to Anxiety can cause a person to be unable to use energy and suffer from shortness of breath and ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine."

Read more:

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/3/2013 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joe,
I really like these affirmations. I copied and saved them. Stress has always been a major element in the onset of my flares. I have always been very sensitive physically to my emotions. I hope that makes sense.I have tried my whole life to be tough like everyone else and not let things effect me. I have to be very careful around negative people because I feel bad afterwords and then my guts tell me too.

Controlling stress, being happy and keeping away from negative people and situations makes a major difference in the way I feel.

I know everyone is different and this is not everyone's experience though. This is just my perspective and my experience.
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