How to Identify Symptoms
What is a symptom? It all depends on your point of view. Many people would not think of depression as a psychological symptom, but it is. Many people would not think of their ‘condition’ as simply a group of symptoms, but it is. And many people would not think of an allergic reaction as a physical symptom, but it is.
In order to get the best out of Resolution Magic, your practitioner will help you to recognise any psychological and physical symptoms.
A physical symptom or a reaction involves your body in some way. Examples are pain, fatigue, dizziness, itchiness, nausea, sweating or diarrhoea.
Examples of psychological symptoms are depression, euphoria, phobia, anxiety, and panic attacks. Psychological symptoms usually have no logical rationale.
How do you know if you have a psychological symptom, rather than just an unwanted feeling?
There are differences in the depths and duration. Feeling elated might last for a few minutes, euphoria may last for all day. Bad news can make you feel down, depression will take you to an all-consuming total despair. A spider might make you shudder, but a phobia of spiders can send you into a blind panic. If you were suffering from depression, even the most wonderful news would not change it. If you were feeling ‘high’ with euphoria, even the worst news would not change it.
Psychological symptoms might stay around for a long time, but they often arrive and depart very suddenly. One minute everything is fine, the next minute you are overwhelmed by a feeling of panic, elation or depression. And then after it has been with you for a while, in a moment, it is gone!
Reactions are simply physical symptoms that are caused by an obvious ‘trigger’.
For example, a hot flush can be a reaction to hormone changes, hay-fever a reaction to pollen, and blushing a reaction to feeling embarrassed. In Reynaud’s Disease, the fingers go white as a reaction to the cold.
Reactions can be dealt with in the same way as physical symptoms, but in addition, there are other exercises that can help to ‘switch off’ an unwanted reaction.
Conditions are medical terms that are given to commonly co-existing groups of symptoms. For instance, migraine is a combination of headache, nausea and light sensitivity. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a combination of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, flatulence, and bloating.
In reality, symptoms can appear in any combination, making it difficult for doctors to categorise symptoms into one precise medical ‘condition’.
A ‘condition’ is not the cause
A common misconception is that all of the symptoms that form a condition are caused by an underlying condition. In actual fact, there is often no ‘hidden’ part of most conditions, they are simply the name given for the collection of symptoms, and when the symptoms disappear, the condition has resolved.
Work on the symptoms
When working with Resolution Magic, simply identify your own symptoms and work on them. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
The Resolution Programme for Physical Symptoms
When you work with Resolution Magic, symptoms gradually reduce and then disappear. A graph of your symptoms would not be a straight line; there would be many ‘ups and downs’ along the way.
You may find your symptoms disappear within a week if they are not very severe, but the most debilitating of migraine and M.E. can take many months of gradual improvement. Each time you have a ‘gap’ in your symptoms, it comes to an end and then your symptoms are back! However, keep on with the programme and these ‘gaps’ will get longer and longer, the intensity of your symptoms will gradually reduce, and eventually it might not come back.
Your activity will range from half-a-minute to 3 minutes, every 2-4 hours – depending on the symptoms.
The Resolution Programme for Psychological Symptoms
Psychological symptoms disappear more quickly than physical symptoms – often your symptoms are gone in a few weeks, and you only need to work half-a-minute on the activity every 2 hours while the symptom is present.