Mental Patterns of MS
People with MS have certain personality traits in common. I’ve called these traits mental patterns of MS as they aren’t your true personality but strategies and patterns of behavior. These patterns were created early on in childhood to cope with life. Because you have these mental patterns doesn’t mean you will automatically have MS, but it does mean that, with the perfect storm, the body may respond with symptoms of MS. Why? Because these particular behaviors you will learn about on this website creates high levels of stress and tension and low levels of self-care. So when things hit the fan, the market collapses, your marriage ends in divorce, you get promoted, you take on a PhD, or there is an unexpected tragedy in your family, the body find it cannot sustain your patterns of behavior and, through symptoms, as Gabor Mate says in his book “When the Body Says No”, says no.
The Body Says No to Our Behaviors
Fortunately for us, as behaviors are not personality, though they may look like it, we can change them. Before that is possible, however, we must be able to see what they are, understand how they might have gotten created, and then, change them to behaviors that are more authentic to our true personality while being healthy and life-sustaining.
This website is dedicated to helping you understand the mental patterns common to people experiencing MS and the means to change them. One way to begin transforming them is by reading through this site and realizing some of your patterns and being more mindful of what your behaviors. The other way is for the deep core beliefs that run those behaviors, is through the Healing Multiple Sclerosis Program. This program is designed to help you discover those patterns and discover the core beliefs behind them, understand how they served you as a child (and how they don’t serve you now) and transform them. The program uses hypnotherapy, parts therapy, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) all three very powerful modalities to work with limiting beliefs and behaviors.
So to begin your journey of discovery and transformation, I invite you to check out the following pages. First, a new definition of multiple sclerosis based more on the meaning behind the disease and its symptoms and less on the physical form the disease takes. Second a review of these mental patterns that seem to be common to people with MS (you won’t have everyone as you don’t have every symptom of MS possible). And lastly a look at healthy mental patterns that are more true to your personality, healthy and life-sustaining.