The story of our health is more in our control than we might think, according to clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD. We can, not only reframe our experiences, but actually experience less stress, greater well-being, and even better physical health than it might appear if we are willing to identify our health story and begin rewriting it.
Through journaling exercises and expanded-awareness practices, many of which involve working with, and in, nature, and which are influenced by Jungian and shamanic traditions, anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing and work with them effectively. Whether gaining insights and balancing energies outdoors, dialoguing and interacting with the Earth or a river or lake, or working with dreams, an inner healer, or a symbol encountered on a shamanic journey, listeners will find they are able to learn why they have struggled to change their habits and will be empowered to experience greater wellness within a satisfying health story.
Change the Story of Your Health focuses on four key chapters of a person's health story:
- Eating and drinking, and weight
- Movement/exercise, flexibility, balance, stamina, and strength
- Sexuality, body image and acceptance, and changes due to midlife hormonal shifts (commonly known as menopause and andropause)
- Management of an acute ailment or symptoms of a chronic condition
It also helps listeners revise their health stories, as their health changes as a result of aging or unexpected challenges. Gaining insights into their health, letting go of what is standing in the way of optimal health and well-being, and bringing in what is needed to make a preferred new health story a reality - all are possible when listeners take on the challenge of Change the Story of Your Health and begin using the practices regularly.