The Power of Hope

 


In the 1950’s, Richter at Harvard University did an interesting experiment. They put rats in water and saw how long they would tread water. A stressed rat or wild rat would only last fifteen minutes; however, hope could dramatically change that.

Tame rats who were regularly handled by humans could tread water for sixty hours–they knew that humans would probably eventually save them. Wild rats who were saved when they were just about to die at the end of fifteen minutes, were saved and then allowed to rest for a few minutes before being put back in the water.

After a brief rest of some minutes, these rats on their second treading of water were able to last the full sixty hours. On the second try, they had hope that they would be rescued so were not anxious and able to go the maximum sixty hours.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/kidding-ourselves/201405/the-remarkable-power-hope
It seems the effects of hope are hard wired into our bones and brains. I know it was what kept me in my journey to full remission described in “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds.”

Dream Incubation for Healing

In ancient Greece, there were temples of healing that use dreams and dreams incubation for thousands of years to heal physical illness. I think I stumbled into using some of their methods, notably dream incubation. See

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/dream-cure-effective-healing-power-dream-incubation-ancient-greece-009287

“Dream Incubation

Present within most of these sleep temples were elaborate systems of fasting, dedication, lustration, purification, ritual drama, sensory deprivation or over-stimulation, invocation and dream interpretation. These institutions prevailed for thousands of years, so clearly the sleep temple methods were fruitful for many (there are countless testimonies and votive offerings proclaiming successful treatment) but how did they work? Would these old methods of dream incubation work today?
The practice of ‘Temple Sleep’ is well-evidenced in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman archaeology and literature. I believe the practice of ‘dream incubation’ reveals many secrets regarding the journey of human consciousness, the evolution of memory and language, the mind-body connection, the placebo effect and the unconscious mind’s potent response to imagination, story and symbolism.”

The dream incubation I used in my healing is at:
www.drstevenfox.com

Audiobook sample of MS book

The beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds can be heard at the following link:

The audiobook can be purchased at https://www.audible.com/pd/Multiple-Sclerosis-Mission-Remission-Healing-MS-Against-All-Odds-Audiobook/B07KFPTRTX

Availble as an audiobook

Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission is also an audiobook at https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07KFQD9DV/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Author Is Interviewed by Psychologist Dr. David Van Nuys

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I was interview #606 on psychologist Dr. David Van Nuys’ http://www.Shrinkrapradio.com
See

“Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS against All Odds” is available in print, as an ebook, and as an audiobook

Available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7JBZ5L/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awdo_t1_.pDiBbVDAK0S4

Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds

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MS Healing Post 1:

The Thunder-clap 
 
I was having trouble with my eyesight. Double vision was new for me. I was dropping things I held for no reason. My balance was unsteady and I would sometimes fall down seemingly for no reason. My wife, being the board certified psychiatrist that she is, insisted that I consult with a neurologist.  Numerous tests and procedures were performed (to be described later). It was time for us to meet with the good doctor and hear the results.
When we went to obtain the results, the neurologist mumbled a few words at me and looked down at the floor while he spoke. I processed nothing of what he was saying to me. Repression is a remarkable phenomenon. He met with my wife for what seemed like a long time. Driving back from the doctor’s office to Arizona State University Student Health where my wife was the psychiatrist on the eating disorders team, Debby was uncharacteristically quiet.
When we drove into Student Heath and I stopped the car to let her out, I found out why.
“Well, I guess we will keep trying to figure out what is going on with me,” I said with resignation. “What are you talking about? The MS looks severe,” she said. Deborah never suffered a fool well.
“MS?”
With disbelief Dr. Deborah Brogan said, “Didn’t he tell you that you have MS, multiple sclerosis?”
“What?” I asked.
Debby, answered, “You heard me. The doctor said you have multiple sclerosis.”
So it began, my fifteen-year journey through purgatory. I thought I must have made serious mistakes in a previous life. At the time it seemed as good an explanation as any for why I contracted multiple sclerosis, MS.
 I have lost the bet. You thought that you had been so healthy most of your life—surely you would not contract a neurodegenerative disease.
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The above is an excerpt from my book “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds.” It is available at 

 https://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Sclerosis-Mission-Remission-Healing-ebook/dp/B07D7JBZ5L/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529367853&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=multiple+sclerosis+Mission+remission

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