By Jenny Peterson
(For an audio version of this blog, listen to episode #18 of my podcast)
Do you know what I can’t stand? General protocols and healing that is complicated.
As a person that had chronic illness, I was determined once I got well to create a system for healing that is completely opposite of that.
What I love about the work that I teach is that its simple.
You do the exact same steps for every symptom that you have following the principles of German New Medicine.
While this may seem like a standard protocol for all symptoms, it is still very targeted work. The targeted work comes into play when addressing your specific symptoms.
Today I’m going to walk you through the exact steps that I take all clients through when addressing symptoms using German New Medicine.
BEFORE I START
One of the biggest questions that I get is “Jenny how can I heal using “German New Medicine?”.
Now a couple things that are important to keep in mind before I move forward.
Just a disclaimer, I am not a doctor and don’t claim to be. I am a teacher that teaches people the biological reasons for their symptoms, how to address those reasons and how to trust their own bodies ability to heal. I don’t claim to cure anything, you are the only one that can cure yourself.
Keep in mind that GNM isn’t a healing modality. It's the science that breaks down your symptoms. So when I say that I am teaching you how to heal using GNM, I am teaching you how to heal based on the principles of it.
Because honestly there isn’t a modality that you need to heal, you just need your mind. Yes there are some modalities out there that assist with this but most of the time those are not needed with proper teaching.
Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let's dive right into talking about the 6 steps of healing using GNM.
STEP #1 - LEARN THE BIOLOGICAL REASON FOR SYMPTOMS
According to Dr. Hamers work, there is no such thing as disease. Instead our symptoms are the biological response to something that we experienced in life that caused a shock.
Our body is responding to stress within the psyche. It is adapting in order to keep us alive. Our symptoms are a biological response that happens on a psyche, brain and organ level.
This is a short summary and for more in depth details of this, read my blog post 'There is Nothing Wrong with You, Your Body Isn't Broken' where I provide the science that Dr. Hamer has to support this.
Everyone around us has programmed us that when we have symptoms that there is something wrong. THAT in fact is wrong.
If we want to heal, this is the first place to start, understanding our body in a new way rather than what we have been programmed to believe.
This simple shift will give you a new meaning to your symptoms and no longer support the belief that there is something wrong with you.
STEP #2 - LEARN THE 2 PHASES
I talk in depth about the 2 phases in a lot of my work because it’s so important to understand. I am going to cover this briefly here but you can learn more in depth discussion about the 2 phases in my blog post 'Why You Feel Worse Before You Feel Better'.
So the 2 phases are the conflict phase and the healing phase.
In the conflict phase, the psyche is in conflict. A person’s mind is ruminating, being in a state of fear, being triggered, anxious, overthinking, etc. When this is happening, the nervous system is in sympathetic mode. It thinks it's being chased by a tiger, its on high alert.
The body can not heal at this time and typically symptoms are not showing at this time. The body is adapting to this state of conflict in the mind at this time even though you can’t see it.
It's not until a person resolves the conflict on a psyche level that symptoms will start to show. That’s because the body has now gotten the message that it’s resolved and now it can complete the healing process.
The body no longer needs to adapt for the psyche stress and the nervous system can move into parasympathetic mode. This is called the healing phase.
The healing phase is the phase that you will feel like poo. It's the phase that when you have a cut, it's swollen and hot. Or when you have a cold that you have a fever and are sweating.
For some reason, we are willing to accept these healing phases for cuts or a cold but the healing phase for other symptoms we look to as being bad.
For people with chronic symptoms that never go away, they are stuck in what we call a hanging healing. This is when a person resolves a conflict but then keeps getting re-triggered which prevents the body from completing the healing process.
So I have my eyes in a lot of these healing support facebook groups and I can tell you that I see posts that ask something like this almost everyday:
I just did some healing work and since then I don’t feel good and my symptoms are flaring up. Is this ok and should I keep doing the work?
People will say to me, I started doing mind body work or brain retraining and I started getting worse so I stopped.
What does this all mean? This means that there is a gap in what is being taught. No one is teaching or discussing the 2 phases in a majority of the healing work that is out there.
I get that they may not teach it because they don’t know german new medicine, but anyone who has been trained or educated on the nervous system should know that in order to heal, a person must move into the parasympathetic nervous system to heal. And when that happens, symptoms are going to be felt.
This shouldn’t be a secret only for “practitioners’ ‘, it needs to be taught to everyone so everyone can understand how our bodies are biologically designed.
I do find that some teachers teach that you will go through a healing crisis but honestly I haven’t heard them ever explain why that happens biologically. I have heard things like “your limby or subconscious doesn’t like change, so that is why you are feeling symptoms." But that is not true unless for some reason someone has a secondary gain for being sick. Meaning there is a subconscious benefit to being sick. So, rather than healing, the symptoms continue because it's safer than healing. That’s a whole different topic so I won’t go any further on that.
So not knowing the 2 phases is a problem because many people give up when they are actually healing simply due to the lack of understanding or knowing about the 2 phases.
When you know about these 2 phases, it is a game changer because you no longer get scared when symptoms show up or get worse when you do “healing work.” Instead you celebrate because you are healing!
In the beginning when students in the MBR program start to have symptoms get worse or show up, often times their brain will go back into old patterns and go down the rabbit hole of being fearful and scared.
It only takes a reminder of the 2 phases to help bring them back on track and refocus.
Step #3 - USE YOUR SYMPTOMS TO IDENTIFY YOUR CONFLICT
As I have said before, for each symptom you have, there is a location in your brain for it. So this means that there are really no symptoms that are off limits to this work. It's all connected in the brain.
But that being said there is some knowledge that is needed to assess a person’s symptoms and determine where that location is in the brain.
This is where my expertise and training comes into play. When it comes to german new medicine there is a little detective work that is needed to identify the conflict that is related to the symptom.
Sometimes its straight forward, other times there is digging needed.
For some symptoms, I need to know if a person is right or left handed in addition to their hormone status. This all matters for determining what area of the brain is affected. So this step does require some outside help from someone that has GNM training.
Sometimes its fairly easy to make the connections on your own though. If you look back to when your symptoms started and are able to identify some stressful situations that happened a few months prior to them showing, most often that is a connection.
But, Just because you can’t see an obvious connection to a stressful time before your symptoms showed up, doesn’t mean that there is nothing there. With the right questions and detective work all the connections can be found.
There are some body systems that are also easy to break down in a metaphoric sense. Like anything that has to do with the digestive track is going to be about not being able to digest something. A situation that you had anger around and was hard for you to digest.
Anxiety is always going to be about fear of the future and feeling powerless. Your body is creating this heightened alert feeling because it doesn’t feel safe.
Skin issues are always about separation. If you think about the skin, it separates you from the outside world.
Joint or muscle issues are going to be about self devaluation. This centers around not feeling good enough. This is a big area and there are specific conflicts within not feeling good enough that are connected to each area of the body. So the ankle has a different self devaluation than the shoulder for example.
So once the conflict is determined we are able to then move to the next step.
STEP #4 - RESOLVING THE CONFLICT
Resolving the conflict is different for everyone.
Sometimes it means that if you have a separation conflict that you could leave a relationship. If you have an “indigestible morsel” conflict you will need to go back to the situation that happened that was indigestible in your own mind and shift the meaning that you gave that situation. Because all conflicts are back to our perception, a majority of the time that is what is needed to resolve the conflict.
When you shift your perception, you shift the biological response in your body. Bruce Lipton’s work is all about this.
If you have a chronic condition then most likely you have triggers that come into play in your healing. A person could resolve a situation from the past but be getting triggered regularly which brings the subconscious back to the original conflict and the symptoms will continue.
So triggers are something that have to be accounted for when resolving a conflict.
I always tell my students that triggers are your healers. They are there to bring up what needs healing. You don’t want to avoid them, instead you want to train your psyche to respond differently to them. Rather than reacting in old subconscious patterns, resolving triggers requires you to respond with conscious awareness.
Resolving a conflict from the past doesn’t mean digging it up over and over again and talking about it. Actually that is going to cause more conflict in the psyche. Instead its really about releasing whatever stress/emotions there is still around it and then shifting the meaning that you give it.
After you do that, you should never need to revisit that memory again. But if you have to, with doing the right work, there won’t be a charge to it anymore.
I have so many people come to me that have been in therapy for years or are following protocols that make you revisit the memory over and over again. This is not necessary and can really drag out your healing.
It doesn’t have to be that complicated. Most students are able to resolve a past memory in less than an hour using the MBR Method.
In some cases, people can’t remember many memories, which is the nervous systems way of protecting itself, but we can still resolve the conflict.
Rather than going back to the past you can look at your current situation in how that conflict is showing up in your life currently. You then can make connections to the thinking patterns that you have and triggers that are supporting that kind of conflict.
Here is an example of how I would guide someone to resolve digestive issues:
I would ask when the symptoms started and what was happening just prior to that they couldn’t digest and were angry about.
If we can identify an event, we would then work on resolving that event within the subconscious.
I would ask them if there were any triggers in their current life that make them feel angry or things in their life right now that maybe are hard for them to digest.
Once these triggers are identified, it's about coming up with a different response to these triggers.
Creating a plan for when those triggers happen again. How you are going to train your nervous system to respond differently so that your body responds differently?
This work isn’t all about doing memory work. It's so much more than that. Who you are today is based off of the automatic programs you have. If you want your life or health to change you must become aware of those old programs and learn what it's like to be you. That is the only way you will know what patterns need to be rewired.
The conflicts that are connected to your symptoms are a reflection of what programs you have.
You must make the connection to where you are automatically using those old programs in your current life as well.
I know that if a person has anxiety that they most likely experienced not feeling safe as a child and their current ways of thinking are going to be in fear. So when you know this about yourself, you are going to use your awareness muscle to notice this pattern in everything you do and make a conscious effort to shift them.
Once we resolve a conflict then we move to step #5
STEP #5 - PREPARING FOR THE HEALING PHASE
Now because you have already learned the 2 phases by the time you get to this step, its all about keeping your head in the right lane.
You already know on some level the symptoms that may happen but you don’t know how long they will last. The healing phase can include a fever, night sweats, diarrhea, pain, feeling hot and feeling very tired. This will vary depending on the actual program that is running but these are some examples.
The best thing you can do during this time is stay out of fear and having ruminating thoughts or worry. This will pull you right out of the healing phase and back into the conflict phase.
Now most of the time the healing phase is nothing to be concerned about, we just need to let it happen. But there are times that we still need to use common sense and interject with medical care or remedies.
German New Medicine is not about doing nothing.
If you have a tumor that is obstructing your bowels then of course the removal of the tumor would probably be the best option. But making sure that you resolve the conflict that created the tumor would also be needed so it doesn’t come back.
Mentally preparing for the healing phase means that you know it’s coming, you are aware of the possible symptoms and you keep your mind in the right lane.
That is your only job at that time, to keep your head in the right lane. You may get things together like your favorite movies, videos on your phone, or a couple pages of word searches to keep your mind off of the symptoms during that time. The better you can distract yourself from focusing on your symptoms during that time the better.
Now for the last step...
STEP #6 - TRUST YOUR BODY
By the time you reach this step you are 80% there. The remaining 20% is where you let the process happen and trust in your body’s ability to heal.
Again, I will reference the healing process of a cut. You don’t question it, you know that there will be some times that its uncomfortable and maybe painful but you protect it and let your body do its thing.
That is the same kind of trust you need for healing any of your symptoms.
Lay back and surrender to the process. The more you try to fight it, or interrupt it, you are just doing yourself a disservice.
So lets recap the 6 steps again:
Learn the Biological Reasons for your Symptoms
Learn the 2 Phases
Identify your Conflict
Resolve the Conflict
Prepare for the Healing Phase
Trust your Body
Steps 1 and 2 can be done by reading the two blogs I mentioned earlier
There is Nothing Wrong with You, Your Body Isn't Broken
Why You Feel Worse Before You Feel Better
Steps 3 and 4 is where you will need some assistance most likely.
This is where I suggest you work with someone like myself that is trained in GNM to guide you along this process. You can learn more about our MBR Program here.
If you're ready to identify and resolve the unconscious patterns connected to your symptoms so you can finally heal for good, fill out an MBR application to see if you're a good fit for MBR.
You can also Download my free healing guide, “Why Can’t I Heal” where you will learn the 5 reasons that you haven't healed despite everything you've tried. These are the missing pieces to your healing and the key to resolving your symptoms for good.
Jenny Peterson is the founder and CEO of Mind Body Rewire (MBR). She teaches those with chronic symptoms how to stop fearing their body, identify the root cause to their symptoms and how to be their own healer. Learn more about MBR here.