Spirituality And Healing Blogs: Body Mind Connection - Health And Spirit

Click for the full list of articles on the Spirituality And Healing Blog.

David Hamilton on Compassion, Optimism And Health

A quick line to say that I am just back from hearing David Hamilton speak at the UKCPD in my home town of Swindon, UK.

David writes about the mind body connection, about how our thoughts and health are connected. I was particularly interested to hear him speak as he is from a science background and can back up his remarks with the scientific research.

I listened to how statistically we are more likely to be healthy if we are compassionate and optimistic, and I thought of all those with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses.

How hard that is to hear when one is living every day in pain, allowing one’s optimism to keep one hoping and relying on one’s compassion to understand why friends and family may be unable to cope with the situation.

To receive Releasing Judgment, a FREE ebook
or just to keep in touch, sign in below.

Your email will definitely not be misused
and you can unsubscribe at any time.
With love, Katherine

David was quick to point out that there are of course many exceptions, and I spoke to him at the end on this issue.

He understood how it is unhelpful for some to hear those statistics. He says it is a dilemma, because he knows how much this stuff motivates many others to develop greater compassion and optimism.

David Hamilton is an excellent speaker and hugely likeable character. I related to so much of the research confirming mind body connections that I have experienced for myself.

I bought his book (see adverts on this page) and a CD. 

If you want to know about the scientific research that shows just how powerfully our minds affect our health, then the book "How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body" is highly recommended. 

The statistics on the placebo effect (opens window on another website) are extraordinary.

Words of encouragement if you are living with illness:

For all you out there with ME/CFS or other chronic illnesses who are demonstrating enormous compassion and optimism, please do not assume that those who speak of the mind body connection do not appreciate and value the work you do just to fight to get through the day.

Thank you for keeping your hearts open and your hope alive. You may not be seeing health in your life right now, but know that both these qualities are working for your good and the good of others.

Buy Paperback From Amazon USA

Buy Paperback From Amazon UK

Oh yes, and if you feel fed up and hopeless about being ill, that is OK too.

I did on many occasions, I also had depression. I still recovered dramatically. :-)

with the Love we are,


Katherine T Owen, webmaster,
Author of Be Loved, Beloved (Kindle)

Move from Spirituality And Healing Blog to the home page - Exploring Our Spirituality

Please respect the author's copyright. I am delighted if you choose to share on social media, but please do NOT reproduce any of the contents of this page without permission.
© Katherine T Owen

To receive
Releasing Judgment,
a FREE ebook

or to keep in touch...

Please be assured - I will NOT pass on your e-mail address to anyone else.

Be Loved

15 Spiritual Love Poems
God Love Self Love

(by the author of a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com)

For 14 years, Katherine T Owen was severely disabled with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, unable to walk, with little speech, and with inadequate care.

Katherine's small beautiful collection of poems take the reader with her as she journeys to know both self love and
God's love.

If you don't have a kindle, you can download FREE software to read the kindle book on your computer.

Buy the paperback on Lulu

Click to preview or BUY
Be Loved Beloved

"One thing that struck me was the stripping of ego in the work. Most of us have a comfy ego façade, but weakness and disease tore Katherine’s away. The poems in Be Loved Beloved come from the heart."

Dana Taylor, Author of Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy

What's New?

  1. Christian Blog UK - Progressive, Interfaith Perspective

    Christian blog from UK. The answer I received to the question: Am I a Christian? Shabaz Bhatti, a Christian who worked for a more peaceful world. I am an interfaith Christian. Progressive. Mystic

    Read More

  2. Alone at Christmas - Or All One?

    Are you alone at Christmas? Make it a spiritual celebration by joining your mind with others. Prayer is a great way to remember that there are others out there joining their mind with you :-)

    Read More