Most of us will take an overall good physical condition as the most natural thing in the world.
Like a gift we use carefree.
Should, sooner or later, this wonderful state come to an end it usually doesn’t to so with a smooth awakening to the new reality of our condition but rather with a hard hit on rock bottom.
Often we know better, how to make use of a healthy condition than of how to preserve or even of restoring one.
When our health is fading we’ll seek relief, cherish hope, but sometimes we feel helpless, sad, damaged and frightened.
Only then do we truly realize that a good physical condition doesn’t come all by itself.
It is no coincidence and no right that we can hold against and enforce upon our body.
Some diseases can arise from strains having accumulated until they’ve become an unmanageable burden for our body to bear.
So it was for me: My chronic inflammatory disease was like the visible tip of an iceberg made out of stress. It poked into my consciousness and I realized: “I must change something, and I must do it now. The way it went until now can‘t go on.”
And in my experience, this tip can make itself noticeable in the form of stress-related rheumatoid arthritis.
I created my HeilÜben-exercises as a form of self-help to tackle the iceberg of strain lingering beneath my daily life to gain back health which I by now have enjoyed for over 20 years.
I experienced how I could have an active influence on my health every single day.
Until today people practising the HeilÜben-exercises breathe life into them and while doing so gain more knowledge about themselves.
In doing my HeilÜben-exercises I experienced that you can actively shape your health yourself every day.
There are many beneficial and strengthening training options available that can be connected directly to the HeilÜben-exercises.
They can accompany us in our further way through life.
With them, we strengthen ourselves, find more meaning and joy and can protect ourselves better.
And that’s worthwhile.
Here’s a quick overview of my time with healing my rheumatoid arthritis:
1994: Diagnosis of incipient aggressive rheumatoid arthritis with a severe disease progression at the age of 22
06/1996: Discontinuation of medical treatment (not recommended for imitation, the consequences are incalculable!)
06/1996 to 12/1996: Gradual exit of inflammation, pain and chronic course due to my HeilÜben-exercises
01/1997 to 3/2001: Some isolated and decreasingly occurring early stimuli without inflammation
3/2020: For 20 years, my rheumatoid arthritis has been healed up without drugs, surgery or any change in diet.
Presumably, at the end of January 2022, the complete edition of HeilÜben-exercises will be published as a blog tie-in book.
For two years, I, Laureen, had no real solution for getting out of my stress-related rheumatoid arthritis. Every day I held up my resistance against the disease with great effort and willpower. Still, I overall ended up losing precious lifetime and -quality. Also, the disease itself and the medication that I took during this time compromised my immune system. A nasty future in hindsight made me suffer even more because the only thing that changed about the inflammatory joint disease itself was that it increased steadily. I didn’t know what to do and suffered from pain and inflammation. Until one day, I found the crucial hint: With my HeilÜben-exercises, I discovered that I tensed my body over extensively in reaction to pain or inflammation.
So the most pressing question, I had to find an answer to was how I could lower this over extensive tension when inflammation, swellings and pain made it impossible to fight tension with stretching or massages.
My HeilÜben-exercises taught me – for whatever reason or in whatever situation it occurred – to sense tension in my body again, for over excessive and therefore harmful tension isn’t always obvious: it can go underrated, overlooked or unnoticed. But whatever it may be: harmful tension will still cause unnecessary stress. The hight of my stress level and the quality of my posture and movement induce each other.
Over time, however, I found more and more ways to positively influence this induction by my behaviour.
That was, what I call my HeilÜben-exercises.
It was not until then, I could gradually reduce stress and strain with relaxation. Not until then I was back at my full strength and agility and had eliminated pain, inflammation and movement restrictions. This new perspective on my disease made me see that overloading my body was an action I could control and therefore stop.
My autoimmune disease did not mean that my body hated itself.
My body was just mistreated and reacted accordingly. So it wasn’t my body that attacked me – I unknowingly attacked my body by overloading it, and the inflammation in the affected regions was most likely response from my immune system to this overloading tension.
During the years I had to spend with the disease, I was often unable to work on my HeilÜben-exercises. I simply lacked power in such situations. And I learned: We cannot reinvent every wheel we need in life. It’s too short for that. If we can’t help ourselves out of skill, coincidence often plays too great a role in whether something benefits or harms us. No one can do everything needed in life on their own. Still, each of us can benefit from the knowledge and experience provided by those who have already gone down the path before.
Today the HeilÜben-exercises are a holistic, interdisciplinary self-help-programme, supporting self-awareness against harmful stress and tension, improving biopsychosocial self-regulation.
With my articles as well as by personal coaching and training, I share my experiences with the reduction of harmful stress using HeilÜben-exercises, which I have made while healing my RA.
There are two ways to move and to give our body posture. Learn to tell the difference. It’s our choice to protect our immune system.
Good triggers – good reactions:
Say “hello” to your body, in its own language.
HeilÜben-exercises are easily adaptable to individual situations. To the circumstances and possibilities under which we practice, and our online offers allow you to add meaningful, freeing learning to your life.
Easy learning – with our HeilÜben-exercises. A programme in different online classes.
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