All the ideas I’m going to lay out over the next few posts have been tried and tested in the real world, by real people who have managed to overcome enormous mental and emotional health challenges.
Many of the ideas are also girded in Jewish tradition and Jewish law, and have been shown to work over the course of many hundreds and thousands of years. And lastly, wherever possible I’ve also found scientific studies to provide an evidence base for the ideas and approaches I want to outline.
In a nutshell, the healing process I’m hoping to start sharing with you is NOT some faddy, flash-in-the-pan nice idea because:
- It works for real people, in real time.
- It’s based on the deepest wisdom and knowledge of the Jewish tradition.
- In nearly all instances, it’s backed up by scientific studies proving the validity and efficacy of the approaches I’m going to set out.
There are still some gaps on the scientific research front, primarily because science still hasn’t managed to ‘prove’ everything that’s been readily accessible and known in the spiritual realm for millennia. But it’s catching up – and there’s a wealth of information already out that should be sufficient to prove the ‘scientific’ basis of the God-based holistic approach to healing mental and emotional health issues for anyone willing to be even a little bit convinced.
(There’s always going to be dyed-in-the-wool sceptics who no amount of facts or ‘proof’ will ever satisfy. Clearly, this approach is not for them.)
The other thing to tell you is that this is very much a work in progress, and that I value your input as I’m starting to pull it together. If you have an approach that jives with what I’m setting out here that has worked for you – and that I haven’t covered or mentioned – then please feel free to comment, or send me an email.
I’m not pretending to have all the answers. What I do have, though, is a practical alternative to going the ‘meds’ route to healing mental and emotional illnesses that I believe will work for most people, most of the time, once they make the mental ‘switch’ required to tackle the problem across all three levels of body, mind and soul.
So with that preamble out the way, in the next few posts I’m going to set out the main stages of the God-based holistic healing process.