Kaye Dallow

BA, MEdPrac, MGC. MACA.

Kaye provides evidence-based counselling in order to support patients and provide them with strategies to enable them to live their best life. Many of us go through times where we find things challenging or overwhelming. Long term stress and internalisation of emotions has an impact upon the whole body, not simply the mind. Both physical and mental illness is often related to unresolved issues or trapped emotions.


Kaye provides a non-judgmental environment, offering trust, respect, and empathy to support everyone in healing and growth.


Kaye’s passion is to share her knowledge, tools and resources with patients and allow them to find hope, inner peace, gratitude and ultimately happiness. She honors everyone’s journey and is passionate about rediscovering patients narrative to unlock a new pathway for the future.
If you are interested in learning more, book a free initial consultation. Kaye would love to have a chat.

The connection of the mind and body

The habitual suppression of our emotions is extremely unhealthy. Many of us were taught from a young age, that displaying our emotions is improper, impolite or unsociable. While this may apply in certain situations, it is a very unnatural blanket response. Our emotional responses serve a purpose, and when continuously denied and ignored, unhelpful patterns of behaviour develop that can later manifest as mental and physical illness and even chronic disease.
The impact of continued emotional suppression can be toxic. Unfortunately, much of our behaviour is subconscious. We are often unaware of the emotional baggage we carry, or the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours we continue, to our detriment. Generally, the way we engage in life is not a conscious choice, it is a result of coping patterns developed during childhood.

Self suppression or repression of emotions has been proven to negatively impact physical and mental health, leading even to chronic illness

Ignoring your own feelings and always concerning yourself about the well being of others, may appear to be a positive characteristic. However, if such compassion is placed above the welfare of yourself, then this can be extremely detrimental to your physical and mental well- being. In extension, rigid beliefs in your social role, believing that it is your responsibility to support others, despite its impact on you is not sustainable. If you believe that you are guilty of always working hard to support others, not disappointing them or always acting selflessly, without regard for your personal well-being, then it may be the opportune time to reflect upon how this is impacting your health.

Sadly, such traits have become normalised in society. The more we understand the psychological and physiological science, we better understand the connections between the mind and body.

 

Interestingly, much of what we consider to be our characteristic personality traits were developed in response to developmental trauma. Responses developed in early childhood. The mind body connection is not a new concept, however, Western medicine has traditionally separated the mind and body as two different and distinct entities. More recently, we have come to recognise that this compartmentalisation of the mind and our emotions does not allow a full view of the patient. How we think and feel is connected. For many this is recognised, intuitively.

 

Take a moment to consider your own health. Think of times where you have been stressed, working to support others, ignoring emotional responses and physical symptoms. The impact of ongoing psychological stressors has a physiological impact, resulting in illness

The unity of the mind body has historically been denied. It is time to embrace it and take more care to notice what we feel, and take action. Preventative proactive health care is a far more effective road than reactive care, where we simply respond to the physical symptoms again and again.

Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Kaye Dallow