The Mind as Healer

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During the Hay House Online Summit on Healing last week, I watched Dr Joe Dispenza’s lecture on “Programming your Mind for remarkable recovery”.  In this he discusses (amongst other things) the impact of meditation on not only our daily lives, but also on the lives of those who have suffered or are suffering, illness.  I have spent the last week thinking about meditation and what an impact it’s had on my life.

I began meditating about 14 years ago.  My yoga teacher at the time, a truly wonderful spiritual woman, always ended our yoga class with a 30minute meditation.  As a new mum, it was bliss and I couldn’t wait to go to class twice each week just to experience the meditation.  From there, I developed my own meditation practice and have made it a large part of my life with daily practice of between 5minutes to 2hours.  Two years ago I felt called to train and became certified as a Meditation Teacher so that I can help others who wish to begin or progress along their journey.

If you’ve watched any of Dr Joe’s videos, you will know that he discusses in depth the science behind meditation and what they have found in people who have incorporated a practice into their lives – they are able to heal their bodies from dis-ease, anxiety and stress.  I am also a believer in the power of the mind and our consciousness to work with Spirit and the Universe to accomplish amazing things.

Through meditation, the physiology of the body changes – each cell is imbued with more energy, the energy helps the body to feel younger and more alive.

Meditation has been proven to :

  1. Lower blood pressure;
  2. Reduce anxiety by reducing the stress hormone;
  3. Improves the immune system primarily through the decrease in stress which puts pressure on the cells of the body; and
  4. Decreases tension pain – headaches and insomnia are two ailments that benefit immensely from meditation.

Meditation aids in the healing of the body by placing the brain into an Alpha State – the mind is relaxed and the neurons are able to establish pathways as well as categorise and store information received.   We access this state naturally while we are asleep or are daydreaming.

This helps you to :

  1. Be more creative;
  2. Be emotionally stable;
  3. Develop your intuition;
  4. Increase clarity;
  5. Be more focussed; and
  6. Increase self awareness.

Normal Adult Brain Waves

By placing the body into a calm state, you are helping it repair itself and preventing new damage from the effects of stress.  By quieting the mind, you are reducing the stress induced thoughts that keep the body’s stress response triggered.  Over time, the long term resilience that is built up allows the body and the mind to recover from stressful situations far quicker and overall, experience less stress in life situations.

Do you practice meditation?

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne


  1. Avis Caelis · August 3, 2018

    Your article is inspiring. Can I ask a few questions?
    I sometime practice meditation for 10 min at once and it feels relaxed a little. But how can I deal with my wondering mind while meditating?
    And I’d like to try longer meditation like 30min or 1hour but I don’t have any coach around me, so maybe it’ll be very hard for me to keep that long. How can I manage this?



    • divinefemininetribe · August 3, 2018

      Thank you for your question and I hope I can help you with your issue.

      For the mind to wander during meditation is normal – even those who have been meditating for many years can still have this happen.

      To sit in meditation means we are aware of our thoughts as they chatter away inside our head. When you are conscious of your unconscious thoughts (all those thoughts that you don’t really pay any attention to during the day) you are in a state of meditation because now you are observing your thoughts and you now truly Know Yourself.

      To reach this state, try to count your breaths in for four, and out for four. This will focus your mind on your counting and hopefully will slow the thoughts down. If they do become bothersome, try to pay them no attention, just allow them to come and to go.

      Another suggestion would be to try a guided meditation or to play some music in the background as this gives the mind a focus.

      I hope this helps – please let me know if you need more information.

      Namaste, Leanne


      • Avis Caelis · August 3, 2018

        Thanks a lot for your advice.
        Counting numbers and guided meditation seem to work on me.
        I have more question. You have a group on Facebook and if you don’t mind, what kind of thing( events or activities) are you doing there? I’m interested in!


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      • divinefemininetribe · August 4, 2018

        I am glad that you have found something that works. After some time, you may find that you won’t need to concentrate on either of these as your mind will be ready to move into a meditation state quickly.

        The Facebook group is a safe place to discuss the information I post, to ask questions about other issues that face us in the world and somewhere to find others who think the same or similar thoughts. There will be guest posts too. There will be challenges and events to participate in as well.

        I hope to see you there. Namaste, Leanne

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  2. Avis Caelis · August 13, 2018

    Thank you for your kind response .


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