Recovering from a brain injury is a process that involves many different approaches and aspects towards healing and it is important to do this through a whole-body approach rather than focusing on one thing. This whole-body approach can become complex if you don’t follow a list or order, and it can be easy to become lost in the number of things you can do. It is important to be as methodical as you can so that you don’t overlook anything.
For this reason, it is important to get your mind as ready as you can so that you approach fixing your brain with a confident attitude. What you believe about your healing potential will make huge amounts of difference and setting clear intentions will help you to stick with your goals. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since your injury; it is always the right time to take back control and get into action.
It is worth taking your time and doing the best ‘spring clean’ of your body you can to remove as much debris from your path as possible. For this reason, it is better to take your time and to create order rather than confuse yourself by having to go back to cover any steps you missed.
The goal should be to work methodically towards getting your health and a sense of inner familiarity back. This will take time and dedication, however, your body and brain will be working with you and the more you direct our attention on your goals the more focused your whole system will be.
Many of the cells in our bodies are constantly being replaced – the better we ‘feed’ these new cells the healthier they will be and the greater the number of healthy cells you have the better you will feel and the more efficient your body will be at rebalancing itself and removing toxins.
For example, many toxins are simply an overproduction of chemicals naturally produced within the body to help the immune system with fighting infections, inflammation and stress. A brain injury along with constant physical and emotional stress can lead to this type of overproduction. The excess of some toxins in the brain and spinal cord should drain out into lymph vessels and be broken down by the body’s lymphatic system and liver. The healthier the lymphatic system and the liver, the greater benefits there are for the brain.
Clearing the effects from trauma can be a process in itself so don’t think you have to completely clear the effects of trauma before going further. It is important to be mindful of these effects as you progress but they shouldn’t stop you getting started. In many ways working on something else can be a distraction and can give your subconscious mind time to work things out in the background.
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