“When you have heartaches and broken hearts and you’re not happy—brain or heart, you experience that in your bones and in your organs.  Pretty soon your body becomes disabled and old and sick and broken down.”  –Dr. Dick Versendaal


 

Emotions

Some scientific studies have suggested that up to 80% of all disease is a result of unresolved emotions.  Dr. Dick Versendaal would refer to these as “broken hearts”. When stories are shared the cause of the problem often surfaces; many times a broken heart is revealed.   Any physical, bio-chemical, and/or emotional issue that results in brokenness, pain and illness can make a person feel isolated and lonely; trapped in a dark, hopeless pit.

Much of society has unfortunately become one where people believe they need to stuff their emotions and do life alone. “Friends” are now a Facebook connection and “communication” is an email or text.  People have become too busy to listen and as a result, no one wants to bother someone else by sharing their story.  Grief or a “broken heart” is given a very short time frame for healing.  There is a perception that a “broken heart” is a short-term occurrence instead of a process through which all aspects of life shift and change.  How does one just “get over” a divorce, abuse, abandonment, a loss of work, a death of a loved one?  One doesn’t.

The simple act of sharing a story sparks hope; hope as an expectant faith that things can be different.   It creates a possibility of what it might be like to wake up, and not merely survive the moment…but live and thrive!  It is this picture of hope that motivates and entices us to follow through and do the work needed for healing to occur.

Learn from Dr. Dick Versendaal about how thoughts and emotions affect your body.