The Physiology of Self-Acceptance

When might Lifestyle Naturopathy not benefit an individual? If a consultation has at its base motivation of being fixed, then the message within the task of healing gets scrambled or lost.

Healing derives itself from self-acceptance. When faced with difficult emotions or situations we can easily feel the intensity of our physical reaction. Anxiety creates a gnawing sense of unease that radiates into the lungs and belly and causes picking at the skin. Rage, enhanced with fear, clenches the jaw, fists, and intestines, and shortens the breath. Sadness and grief slam into the chest, bringing tears, collapsed posture and long sighs.

On the flip side, faith and trust bring clarity of thought, allowing for deep breaths, upright posture and alert consciousness. Hope lifts the feet into a simple dance and a gently quickened heartbeat. Compassion and patience bring focus and a listening ear. Honesty and relief go hand in hand, releasing tension.

Self-acceptance sweeps in clearing the wreckage of blame and shame. Accepting oneself caters to the vagus nerve, invoking. a sense of calm and openness.

With the practice of principles, life regains a balanced perspective. Just as stress is known to augment cortisol levels, disrupt sleep, diminish digestion and lead to feeling ill, so too does spirituality support hormones, aid with restorative sleep, increase the enjoyment of meals and highlight beauty and wellbeing.

When you wholeheartedly accept yourself, you can change.

Lifestyle Naturopathy serves to walk this path with you.

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff certified Naturopath and reflexologist, offers her professional bilingual, services from the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex situated in Montréal.




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