We often help people resolve allergies and psychosomatic disease,
emotional and relationship problems .
Please consult a physician about any allergies
or medical conditions.
Control Allergies without Drugs
The implications of resolving allergies without
drugs may be of interest to helping professionals, and to members
of counseling and support groups.
Your immune system is a miracle of self-preservation when it
destroys invading organisms. Sometimes, however, your immune system
may attack harmless substances. You are said to have an allergy when
your body is especially sensitive to an otherwise harmless substance
(called an allergen).
If your immune system responds to a harmless substance as if it
were an invading organism - perhaps producing a rash, "hay fever"
or triggering emotional reactions. And if your immune system attacks
your own tissues - it is called
For example, hay fever is usually
caused by an allergy to one or more pollens, and asthma is usually an
allergic response to micro-organisms in dust, fur or feathers.
Allergies produce a wide range of effects. Some people experience
skin reactions from drugs, cosmetics or household cleaners. Other
allergens may trigger depression or aggression.
Some people suffer medical upsets if exposed to food allergens
such as nuts or shellfish. Some people suffer mental imbalance due
to allergens in common foods such as milk or wheat. A severe
allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can be fatal.
You may spontaneously suffer or cease to suffer an allergic
reaction. During hypnosis, for example, a suggestion that an
allergen is on your skin may result in your skin producing an
allergic reaction – to your thoughts. Your skin may redden
and blister and your breathing may become strained within a short time.
A friend emailed me for help for
his allergy to ragweed pollen. While writing to him I felt my nose tingling and my
throat becoming dry and hot. Within a few minutes of completing that
email - my reaction faded away leaving me with a learning experience about allergies
and relationship bonds.
Reprogramming your Immune System
It seems that your immune system can rapidly reprogram itself.
Some people suffering from multiple-personality disorder are allergic to a
certain allergen in one personality – and immune to that allergen in another. Sometimes
an immune system response can change dramatically in minutes!
Autoimmune diseases are allergic reactions to your
own body. An immune response is mobilized, not against `foreign' matter, such as
invading bacteria, but against your own body tissues. There are many diseases considered to have an
auto-immune origin, including myasthenia, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Some cancers may be examples of auto-immune disease.
A healthy immune system can destroy cancer cells before the cancer is large
enough to be clinically recognized. If a poor diet or unpleasant relationships
stress your immune system, auto-immune symptoms may become more likely.
We emphasize finding the benefits of problems.
The benefits of allergies can be placed into groups. Some allergies seem to
represent emotional conflicts – they manifest inner “battles”. Other allergies help people deal with the consequences of
emotional incest or
identity loss, such as
an inability to defend oneself.
After 20 years of hay fever hell
during ragweed flowering season, I attended Martyn's coaching. Now, few
weeks later, although the pollen count is still high, I am without medication
and without symptoms, not even occasional sneezing, outdoors or indoors - even
when I spend the day in country full of flowering ragweed. Thank you Martyn.
Nenad Maljkovic, Croatia 2004
Some allergies help people get attention or stand up for themselves. Some allergies manage
the consequences of abuse or trauma by allowing repressed emotions to be communicated
physically, and some allergies allow people to “follow” unhealthy role
models. And some so-called genetic allergies may have relationship causes.
For example, a child who is allergic to the same allergen as a parent may have
identified with, and feel closer to, that parent.
Coaching & Allergies
How do you feel right now? Please continue this only if
it feels right for you. Do you
experience emotions as you consider these issues?
If you have an allergy, assume that it has or once had benefits.
List these benefits. Write them down! List as many benefits as
possible - including tiny benefits. Imagine what other benefits
that your allergy could have.
As you become aware of the benefits of an
allergy, you will probably feel more in control. For example,
does an allergy help you express emotions? Does an allergy
help you set boundaries?
We cannot heal you, we can help you heal yourself!
We can observe and respond to your non-verbal body language and help
you recognize and solve incongruence and conflicts. We
can help you learn from your emotions and evaluate your
Human Consciousness and Decision Making.)
Only explore an allergy if you
feel safe. Please seek professional help
if you feel strong or unpleasant emotions when considering it.
Emotional Incest & Toxic Relationship Bonds
Complex conflict often reflect emotional bonds.
Limiting identity beliefs (e.g. “I am bad” or “I don’t deserve
anything” may become a basis for life.
Relationship bonds allow a child to bond to important but difficult
people (often parents). We help people replace such bonds.
Benefits of Conflict
Conflicts have benefits. People with
can often multi-track many projects, an asset for
managers. People with identity conflict may feel bored with only one or
two tasks or projects, and may provoke other people into conflict.
After reconciliation with an allergy, you may replace the
allergic reaction with something friendlier. Please be careful
when testing an allergy. Do not deliberately expose yourself
to allergens – continue to avoid them, and notice what
happens if you are accidentally exposed. If your allergies were
life threatening, please continue to take appropriate
precautions against exposure.
Please consult a physician about any
allergies or medical conditions.
Not ALL in the Mind
A woman in
mid-thirties was allergic to cigarette smoke since childhood. Being shy,
she would not ask people not to smoke, but she would cough and wheeze
until people around her stopped smoking. The allergy disappeared shortly
after the woman resolved an emotional bond to her father and
learned to assert herself. (See Daddy's
If an allergy is due in part to relationship or
workplace stress, or to depression, then private sessions may
provide speedy relief. (Many people diagnosed with mental illness
suffer from allergies to common foods such as wheat, potatoes etc).
During your coaching, I found that I had
allergic to milk and milk products for years, which had caused me mental confusion.
When I learned to be gentle with my parents and myself; my allergy disappeared.
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