"Thoughts and feelings are 'real substances' in your brain and have structure, anatomy and occupy space whether you are aware of them or not." We have a short-term memory for thoughts and memories that we need to use on a regular basis. Our long-term memory storage area is for everything we have ever thought, felt and experienced in our lifetime--like the main frame of a computer. It has no past, present or future, but does work like a computer program directing our thoughts, actions and behavior in life. For example, if you have always thought you were uncoordinated, over weight or unattractive, those thoughts build a structure that grows and becomes larger like trees as we age.
Technology has now advanced so we can take pictures of your brain that clearly show the "unresolved" negative emotions and cognition, more commonly referred to as nerve stem cells--"neuronal cells, dendrites and glial cells.
“Our tree-like looking thoughts and memories have either a positive or negative affect on how we see ourselves and interact in our world.”
- Kari Kelley
"At any moment, your brain is creatively performing about 400 billion actions, of which you are only conscious of around 2,000. In essence, everything in your brain has a function to work either a positive or negative direction in your life. Research shows that around 87% of illnesses can be attributed to our thought life, either mental or physical illness, and approximately 13% to diet, genetics and environment. Studies conclusively link more chronic diseases to an epidemic of toxic emotion in our culture."1 Our minds and bodies are intricately woven together affecting every organ, system and cell.1 Quoted comments taken from Dr. Caroline Leaf, "Who Switched Off My Brain."
"It is significantly important to realize the power of our thoughts. The bible has told us these truths. "The tongue has the power of life and death" (Proverbs 18:21). "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). So it is imperative to understand you're own thought life and spoken words knowing that what you say and think very powerfully affects your life today, tomorrow and your future."
- Kari Kelly
Stress management helps you to understand and redevelop your thought life and your behaviors to help you stay and/or become healthier, mentally and physically. Counseling is one instrument to help you overcome negative thoughts and emotions that are unresolved and working against you every day of your life. Managing your diet and environment is another part of stress management.
Kari Kelley works with your psychological concerns using different therapeutic modalities of treatment. During counseling, Kari Kelley may recommend natural anti-depressants, calming remedies, ADD/ADHD natural homeopathic medicine and/or customized flower remedies which can be very effective in resolving negative emotions and cognition. At Christian Counseling our goal is to help each patient reach his/her personal life goals and highest potential in life.
At Advanced Alternative Med Care and Christian Counseling, we evaluate your whole body to help you heal physically and mentally. Full scanning helps us determine the amount of stress in your body identifying mental health issues and also physical body concerns that can be helped with homeopathic medication. Dr. Steven Vanlopik works with your health concerns to help alleviate illness and disease, improving your overall functional health at www.naturopathicphysician.co.
We would be honored to work together with you to help you achieve your physical health and psychological goals to reach your highest potential in life. Love your life now!