By Jenny Peterson
(For an audio version of this blog, listen to episode #46 of my podcast)
Rashes, which include labels of psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, etc. are all survival responses of the body.
Your body is creating this “barrier” as a form of survival.
You can try all the creams, diet changes and detoxes to get rid of it, but those are only short term solutions. If you want to get rid of these for good, you have to get to the root cause.
Today, I will discuss the subconscious root cause to skin rashes, how to resolve them and how Brandon, a recent MBR graduate, got rid of his head to toe eczema using these principles.
If you have a chronic skin rash or have been told you have any of the labels that I mentioned, I can bet you have tried all the creams and diet changes to get rid of it.
The medical world will tell you that it's incurable, might even tell you that its part of an autoimmune disease, and give you a cream that you need to apply for the rest of your life.
The holistic world will tell you that you are eating wrong, you need to detox, and it's probably connected to your gut health.
All of this bullshit.
Let me remind you that your body is simple. Everything starts in the brain and is based on survival.
Symptoms are a sign that you are healing and chronic symptoms, that don’t go away, indicate that you’re in a hanging healing.
If you have a skin rash for longer than 3 months you are in a hanging healing and what I discuss today is 100% for you.
Lets talk about the biological pieces to rashes.
Everyone wants to jump to the goodies when it comes to symptoms, “just tell me what I need to do to resolve it.” But if you don’t understand why your body is doing this, you won’t develop a partnership of trust with it. That trust is necessary to move forward with your healing.
All rashes are related to the epidermis. This is the outer skin that covers your entire body.
In your brain, the epidermis is controlled from the sensory cortex (part of the cerebral cortex). The skin of the right side of the body is controlled from the left side of the sensory cortex; the skin of the left side of the body is controlled from the right cortical hemisphere.
This means that when someone tells you that your skin issues are related to your gut, your liver, your diet, etc, you can call bullshit on them. It's controlled by these locations in your brain, plain and simple.
The biological conflict connected to the epidermis is a separation conflict.
This will be experienced as a loss of physical contact or a desire to separate from something close to the skin.
Newborns suffer the conflict when they are separated from the mother at birth (put in an incubator, given up for adoption). For an infant the mother is the most important attachment figure; the mother protects her child and can prevent conflicts from happening.
Children also experience separation conflicts when they are scolded, punished or abused, when a new sibling is born who gets more attention, when the parents split up, when they are not allowed to see their friends, when they have to separate from a favorite doll, teddy bear, stuffed animal or pet they like to cuddle; also, when the mother goes back to work, when they are put into daycare, kindergarten or to relatives, or when they are left with a sitter or nanny.
Similarly, the elderly feel separated from the “pack” when they have to move into a nursing home or after the death of a life-long spouse or companion. The fear of losing touch or contact with someone (the threat of a divorce, a difficult long-distance or weekend relationship, the fear that a loved one might leave, move away, or die) or feeling rejected by a person because of a disagreement, can evoke the conflict.
Pets suffer separation conflicts, for example, when their master leaves or dies, or when they are put in a kennel.
By the same token, the conflict refers to wanting to separate from a person in the sense of wanting but not being able to push someone away (literally or figuratively), for example, a terrorizing boss or teacher, an annoying colleague or schoolmate, or an abusive parent or spouse.
A separation conflict also pertains to wanting to separate from something close to the skin (face mask, oxygen mask, a helmet, hat, clothing, shoes, tight stockings, wet linen, wet diapers).
The same applies to a separation from something that one is no longer allowed or able to touch (a musical instrument, keyboard, tennis racket, golf club, steering wheel) or feel on the skin (an engagement ring, a favorite pillow)
Lets start where it all begins, with a conflict.
A situation that you perceive as a shock related to separation. Either not wanting or wanting to separate.
When your mind is thinking about the situation, your body moves into the conflict phase and tissue is eroded.
There is microscopic tissue loss. You're not going to see this.
If your conflict goes on for a long period of time without resolution, your skin may become dry and cracked.
Once you resolve the conflict, meaning you come to a conclusion that you no longer perceive this situation as wanting or not wanting to separate, your body starts to restore the tissues cells that were lost.
This is where you will experience your symptoms.
It will be hot, red, inflamed, itchy, maybe oozing. This is part of the healing phase.
This is where it usually goes down hill because people don’t know that this means that the body is healing. So they put creams on it, take steroids or other medications, etc. These all interrupt the healing phase.
It becomes a hanging healing when the healing process continues to be interrupted with these external fixes.
In addition, if a person doesn’t know what conflict caused this, they can have triggers that keep them moving back and forth from conflict to healing phase, never completing the healing process.
Your body is telling you that something is unresolved within your subconscious through your symptoms. There is still something lingering that feels like a threat to survival. Because if it was resolved, the symptom wouldn’t be there. The body would have completed the healing on its own.
Remember that if you are in a hanging healing, it means that you have had this rash for a long time and it either comes and goes or just doesn’t go away.
You haven’t resolved the conflict that started it and you may also have triggers connected to it.
So how do you resolve the subconscious patterns to rashes?
Like all of this work, It's going to be very individual because its all about your perception and how you are responding to life based on your own subconscious patterns.
But I do have some starting points for you:
Start looking at your rash with a different set of eyes. Remember that this is due to your body protecting you. It is doing this out of survival. When you see it, say “thank you body for protecting me. I trust that you are doing your job. “
Stop the harsh treatments. We have been brainwashed to believe that killing the “bad bacteria” on our skin is the solution when in fact it's killing the flora that is vital to healing it. You don’t need to be washing your rash with harsh soaps. Avoid using medicated creams to treat it. These again are only interrupting the healing cycle and negatively affect the microbiome that is on your skin. Use healthy oils on the area only.
Let go of any limiting beliefs/theories that you have about your rash. Remember that a theory means that it isn’t true 100% of the time. Law means it happens every time. If the theories you have heard about clearing up your rash were true, they would happen with everyone. Debunk those old beliefs which, by the way, have been most likely given to you by others. You can give those beliefs back. Beliefs like the health of your gut is the health of your skin or that certain foods are connected to your rash.
Address triggers that are connected to this feeling of separation that are happening in your current life. In addition, you will need to identify the event (conflict) that started this as well and resolve that. That requires a specific process that I teach in both the MBR classroom and program.
You will most likely have several subconscious patterns connected to your rash. From the way that you think and believe about the rash itself, to the connections of separation that most likely are connected to earlier parts of your life.
How you respond to life in itself is a subconscious pattern. You learned that from somewhere, so its important to take this work to a deeper level in order to take this full circle.
Someone that has taken this work full circle and has completely changed their life and skin is Brandon, a recent graduate of the MBR program.
Brandon came to the MBR program with a long list of symptoms, one of them being head to toe eczema.
Listen to my interview with Brandon on my Simplify Your Healing Podcast to learn what healing his eczema looked like. Keep in mind that eczema is a separation conflict and how just before his symptoms showed up what was happening in his life.
Healing a rash whether it's head to toe or just on your elbow, doesn’t have to be complicated. By letting go of the old survival patterns that are at the root of it, you can have the clear skin that you dream of.
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.