Is Your Body Talking?

To check out my latest Wisdom Wednesday Webinar on this, visit:

In this webinar, we talk about:

  1. How the physical body is the temple of the soul, and how messages from the soul always manifest in the body.  
  2. The importance of moving our life experiences through the body instead of allowing them to stick.
  3. What does the science of mind-body medicine tell us about disease.
  4. If we do get sick, how do we decode the meaning of this illness so we can allow our natural healing to unfold.
  5. What about guilt?  Doesn’t this model just induce guilt in those of us who get ill?

I’ve been working with mind-body medicine for over 22 years, and this topic never ceases to amaze me.  I felt so energized giving this webinar, and the questions that participants posed were stunning.  It is so clear to me that most of us have very little clue about how to listen to and read the symptoms of our body.  When we have digestion issues, or intense menstrual cycles, or chronic headaches…we have no idea what these conditions mean.  We may treat these conditions from the typical medical model, but we fail to understand the symbolism or deeper meaning.

People requested my Mind-Body Book list, so here it is.   These are books I rely upon when understanding the symptoms a client is having, or even to decode weird things going on in my own body.  My guidance is to read up on the symbolism of the disease or symptoms you are having, but then tune in to see if the information resonates.  If it doesn’t, discard it.  And perhaps the most direct way to understand what the symptoms mean is to speak with you body – go into mediation and connect with the injury or body part that is affected and ask questions.  Have a conversation with your body.  You may be absolutely amazed by the answers!


Betsy’s Mind Body Book List

Body Mind Balancing: Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body.  Osho.

Trauma and the Body: A sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy.  Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, and Clare Pain.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.  Bessel Van Der Kolk.

When the Body Says NO: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection.  Gabor Mate.

Your Body’s Telling You: Love Yourself!: The Most Complete Book on Metaphysical Causes of Illness and Disease.  Lise Bourbeau.

Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages that Underlie Illness. Deb Shapiro.

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. Timothy McCall.

You Can Heal Your Life.  Louise Hay.

All is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition.  Louise Hay, and Mona Lisa Shulz.

Chakra Healing: Renew Your Life Force with the Chakras’ Seven Energy Centers.  Betsy Rippentrop.

Eastern Body, Western Mind.  Anodea Judith.

The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, and Sex Drive. Sara Gottfried.