self healing power

Self Healing Power – Do we have the power of healing within us?

Psychologist Roland Schroll shares his self healing experiences and connects them with up-to-date research and scientific knowledge.

Incredible healing experiences do occur on a regular base flabbergasting the medical field. Lets explore how this inner healing work takes place, and what its root cause is? Can we trigger that self healing power ourselves? More and more Guided Meditations or Online Courses claim to strengthen our self healing powers, but what are they worth?

In medicine, the placebo effect is regularly used in different kind of treatments (sometimes even without the client’s knowledge) and the develompment of new drugs is tested against them.

If a new drug is not more potent than a placebo pill, then it will not be permitted to the market. And the fact that clients DO feel better after taking a placebo drug and the fact that there are no sideeffts involved leads doctors to revert to the “magic pill”, especially in complex cases.

Now you may ask yourself the following: How come placebo treatments work so well? What is the mechanism behind this? In which way can we make use of that mechanism and start healing ourselves?

Well, first of all, not all wounds heal by themselves. Therefore we defenitely do need help in some situations. An infection may be too strong to be handled by the body, an injury too deep. We need rest, good food, loving people next to us, bandages, and more ingredients to help our body heal.

It’s the same with our mind. Depression can bog us down. We are no more able to move out of bed and form a single positive thought. Again we need assistance from the outside. Somebody who takes us out of the situation and helps us to stand on our own feet.

The key here is not to DEPEND on the outside for the inner healing. Our inner attitude should not be a DEMANDING one. Instead we may perceive assistance from outside as a kind of help for self-help. Without our own cooperation nothing will help.

Lissa Rankin describes this very nicely in her book mind over medicine. To quote her: “Data suggests that your body can heal itself, but it does so much more effectively when the process is facilitated by the right kinds of healers who support the body’s self-healing process.”

What kind of self healing techniques do exist?

Generally speaking, everything we do for healing our mind and body is meant to help them heal. Even a surgeon cannot do anything when the body does not cooperate by connecting the nerves and closing the wounds.

Repeatedly surgeon collegues tell the story that the same treatment help patient A heal immediatly while patient Bs body was not reacting at all or even seemed to repel the surgeons manipulation.

For a better differentiation of all possible interventions for body, mind and soul I categorized them between “gross” techniques, “usual” techniques, the “subtle” techniques and the “causal” techniques

The gross healing techniques

All of us know the “gross stuff”, and we find it mainly in the hospital area: The two most prominent are medication & surgery.

Both things are very necessary in certan situations and we can thank god that we have these possibilities at hand. Just imagine a badly broken arm because of a car accident or a heart attack in the middle of a shopping tour, what would we do if the paramedics with their defibrillator were not there to take us back to life.

Also for a deeply disturbed mind medication may be the only way to experience some kind of normality again. In cases where the “I”-ness is disturbed – like with severe schizophrenia – there is hardly a way to reach the person through outer suggestions.

The usual healing techniques

Then comes the “usual healing stuff” like homeopathy, diets, training for the body like yoga, Qui Gong or skillful sports, and many other things we do to stay healthy or get healthy again. These things focus on the health of the body and by putting our body at ease our mind also relaxes and it remains cooperative to our commands.

The subtle healing techniques

Now we come to a kind of new category: The “subtle” stuff. This is where we mainly address the mind for a healing effect. Naturally, meditation, hypnosis, and trance experiences play a significant role here.

Most of the mushrooming self healing courses have guided meditations and positive selfaffirmations at their core. No doubt, meditation is the best practice for spiritual development, but it may not be sufficient for mental healing. It may even be contraproductive in some cases.

Imagine a man in depression ruminating all day long. If you tell him to sit down and meditate, his rumination will only speed up and his bad feelings will increase. In such cases we need to adress a deeper level of intervention, the soul level.

The causal healing techniques

By catching the souls signals, it is possible to achieve a more profound healing and transformation of ourselves. Since the soul has barly be included in the picture of healing we may open up a new category here and call it the “causal” stuff.

The only problem: Science still doesn’t know what the soul is, and there is even a debate whether it exists or not. This debate is explored further in my article on Soul and Science.

Some people say it’s all about affirmations. In a way, that is right but is our mind ready to take these affirmations and process them in a way that works for us? The varying effects of hypnotic suggestions show that not all advices work well for all in the same manner. Everyone of us is different and even much more so is our subconscious world. Therefore we need to open the “black box” and see what is really needed for the client infront of us.

The mind too needs healing. Science knows how certain emotional conditions can turn our neurotransmitter balance upside down. We need an agent beyond our mind to rectify it – someone or something that controls and works through the mind. And that is the soul.

Techniques like inner child work, past life therapy, or cleaning bring us in contact with our soul’s wisdom and can set its computer – the mind – in a calm and steady position.

Are you wondering what the soul is? My article “what is a soul” may provide you with more clearance.


Does everyone have self healing powers?

Basically, yes. Simply because everybody has a soul. The difference lies in its accessibility and condition. Does it have some space? Can it shine and expand? Or is it closed up or burned down?

In the worst case, it may become challenging to contact our self healing powers, and only gross interventions may give some relief. As already mentioned such heavy cases appear like Alzheimer, severe drug addiction, schizophrenia, or other psychotic disorders. Still, in these situations also prayer can help.

For all other categories of illnesses, self healing power (actually the soul’s power) plays a vital role that is far too much underestimated.

It depends on us whether we acknowledge our responsibility in this play of health (and wealth) or not. It’s on us to learn to listen to our bodies and to figure out what we should do or not do.

We need to observe our thinking and feeling and keep a close eye on the resulting actions. Are our steps proper, or should we modify some thinking patterns, get rid of heavy postulates, and correct emotions and habits?

For this, willpower is required. Where there is no will, there is also no self healing power. How to gain willpower if you feel that you have none? Pray for it with all your heart. Pray for it to the highest entity you can think of. Cause prayers are always heard.

Now some may ask how to pray the right way. If tears are welling up in your eyes and your heart is moved by tender feelings, be assured that connection is established. And by the way, the heart is also the seat of the soul.

Is our health determined by our karma?

In “whispers of the brighter world”, channeled by the medium Madame Helene Peyret, it is said repeatedly that no one can escape their karma. This is especially true for those how to believe they can design their future to their liking. But, you know – Men plans and God laughs! Our destiny is in His hands.

At the same time, like a father wants his son to grow, the divine also wants us to learn about the complex fabric of karma and the influence of all previous incarnations on our present life. By His grace (or Her grace?), we get more and more opportunities to transform ourselves.

For example, in a regression session, not everyone is graced with a past life experience that transforms his life or an inner child work that frees him from lifelong fears.

These opportunities seem to come when the person concerned is in deep struggle and sincerely aspires for salvation. Then an intervention like regression therapy may very well hit the target. This way of deep soul work will make us skip a great portion of our karma and new possibilities may open up in our lifes.

You want to get started with your transformation and want to learn more about the methods. In my article “what is regression therapy,” I give a clear overview.

By the way: Sometimes the question arises: Is it our own fault that we get ill? Some say things like: Yes, it’s all your karma, and therefore you are to blame. Please, this is COMPLETE BULLSH*T! There is no place for accusation and guilt here. If someone suffers, he deserves compassion, attention, care, and love.

Still, our illness may be a symptome for a hidden trauma in childhood or in one of our past lifes that want to be seen and finally – be healed.


In this article, we gave a glimpse of what kind of healing possibilities lie within us. Since we all have a soul, we are all connected to the divine, and since the divine is pure and hole, we can become just like that.

The way to healing is very individual since every starting point (our karma) is also highly individual. Again, the future is not fixed. There is certainly a grand plan to be worked out, but we have choices and chances to make a change.

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