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Healing Parkinsons Disease

This is a heads up that enrollment for the June class of Jump Start to Recovery has only two (2) enrollments available as of today. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. It is certainly early to enroll in a June course, but the programs always fill up early. The Early Bird discount is still available

www.jumpstart.parkinsonsrecovery.com

There is no other program like Jump Start to Recovery. The concept is to take control over your own recovery. Once you are in the drivers seat, recovery begins to unfold effortlessly.  The focus of the program is to release and remove all of the reasons why recovery may not be happening for you at the pace and way you want it to unfold.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Secrets to Healing: Recovery is Always Moving Toward You

Are Answers are “Out There” Somewhere?

Many people who experience symptoms of Parkinsons Disease engage an aggressive search for ways to reverse them.  Secrets to healing are somewhere “out there” in the universe. The belief is that most of the good answers are difficult to find. The journey for the right answers is much like a treasure hunt for a treasure that is buried in a secret vault – a Fort Knox of sorts that locks up all the answers for reversing Parkinson’s symptoms.

Sometimes the journey involves finding one solution after another. When one
solution fails to produce desired results, a new solution or therapy is pursued.
Some people chase after dozens of therapies. Results are often disappointing time and time again. The search for answers “out there” is exhausting!

Research can and does make a difference. Being better informed can and does make a difference to recovery. That is why I maintain the massive body of resources on options for recovery on the many Parkinsons Recovery websites I subsidize.

But, there is a downside to a search “out there” somewhere for answers. It activates a continuous infusion of adrenaline. Adrenaline rushes are stimulating. They energize the body into action. The downside to adrenaline rushes is that the body has no energy or resources to produce dopamine. What is needed to reverse symptoms is to maintain a delicate balance of dopamine and adrenaline.

Recovery is Always Moving Toward You

There is a companion approach to a search for answers that offers the promise of marvelous results.  Think about recovery as an opportunity that is always moving toward you. It is not something you have to discover by searching long and hard in places far away.

One of the seven secrets to healing a chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease is to
listen to the messages your body is always trying to communicate to you.  The body has a memory of the perfect state of wellness and health. Disease is not the body’s natural state. Health is.  the body is always striving to reverse any disease process that causes neurological symptoms.

Your body is giving you important information every day. Perhaps your intuition tells you to stop dying your hair or stop using a particular shampoo or stop using laundry detergent that is toxic. Perhaps you always tend to discount the instincts about recovery that you get  every day. When you begin to trust these instincts you may marvel at how much better you begin to feel.

  • Finding natural ways to die your hair is not a solution that is “out there.” It is right here!
  • Finding a natural shampoo without toxins is not a mysterious solution that is “out there” somewhere. It is right here!
  • Changing your laundry detergent is not a task that can be performed only by a rocket scientist.

You can do it – right now.

The reality is that recovery is staring you in the face every day. Your job is simple. Pay attention. Act on any and all intuitions that you get when you listen to your body.

The body has all the resources it needs to maintain the delicate balance of adrenaline and dopamine. You usually have to make some life style changes to give the body the support it needs. When the body has the resources it needs to maintain balance, symptoms will melt like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day.

The answers have been staring you in the face all along. They are not “out there.” They have always been moving toward you.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing  

One Way to Heal Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease from the Inside-Out

Everyone in a body journeys down an unpaved, rocky road of healing. The journey inevitably involves encounters with disease in one form or another. Diseases play a central role in healing.

Many people fear disease. They get angry because they became ill. Like it or not, we have to get sick so that the body can build up the immune system that is needed to fend off threats in the forms of toxins and bacteria.

Some people have an abundance of cancer cells. Others have blood pressure issues. Still others confront the the unexpected and unwanted symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Some have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Perhaps you are one. Others have not been diagnosed. Everyone with neurological challenges – whether diagnosed or not – is unsure about which path to take and what choices to make. There are so many.

People make one of three choices in response to the neurological imbalances.

  1. The first choice is to ignore the symptoms. Most people do this. I have. If you wait, who knows. They may disappear.
  2. The second choice is to shut the discomfort down. Terminate the pain. End the agony. Better to silence the symptom right now for they may get worse. This choice usually involves treatments of one form or another that must be continued for a lifetime. Treatments for symptom relief can empty your pocketbook.

The third choice involves listening to the wisdom of your body. This is the choice that offers the promise of lasting healing.

Listen to Your Body to Heal Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

To listen to your body – you have to ask your body specific questions like:

  • “Ok soul mate. What in the world is up? Why do you keep screaming at me?”

Make no pretense here. Your body is your soul mate for life.

  • “Is all of this discomfort really necessary? What are you trying to tell me?”

If you want to know the best choice to make, listen to the answers you get when you ask your body questions like these. For most people, answers come in the form of raw intuition. Instincts that emerge from our gut are precisely the insights needed to succeed. Your body is the one doctor you can always trust.

When we make sound decisions for our health, symptoms often get worse before they get better. When the response given is a direct response to the needs of the body, healing will unfold. This is not to say the road to recovery will be a smooth ride.

When the right choices are made we will feel lighter. We will get more energy.

The body is always trying to get your attention when there are imbalances. Pay close attention to the information your body is giving you. It is always trying to get your attention. When you do not listen more symptoms occur. The symptoms themselves are clues as to the underlying reason for the discomfort.

May your experiences today invite a new relationship with your body. Discomfort is one way to engage a deeper part of yourself. Listen to the reasons your body is out of balance. Trust your raw instincts. Respect the wisdom of your body to know the right path to take and the best choices to make. Your body has been and will always be your best friend. Leaning how to Listen to your body is one of the seven secrets to healing.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets of Healing 

Healing Parkinson’s Disease

After ten years of interviews with hundreds of persons who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s I am well aware that most people would prefer to mask their symptoms. Some people even prefer to hide out in their homes. All interest in going out on the town vanishes. Why?

Many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – but not all – are difficult to hide. Other people tend to notice a face that has no expression. Other people tend to notice tremors, awkward mobility and freezing when those are the presenting symptoms for a person
with Parkinson’s symptoms. I say – so what?

Why? Yes – Parkinson’s symptoms are more “public”. Yes – symptoms can be horribly debilitating.

Rather than focusing on your own symptoms take a day or two to pay closer attention to other people; friends, family and strangers. Do most other people look
healthy to you? Certainly some are, but my casual observations of people as I walk the streets of my hometown of Olympia is that most people look unhealthy to me – even young people.

They may not have tremors, but their energy levels seem horribly depleted to me. The skin of many people looks sickly. Many look very sick to me. Wouldn’t you agree?

A surprising number of persons these days also have waste sizes that are too large for their bodies. For many reasons, more and more people are gaining too much weight to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The good news is that a vast majority of persons with Parkinson’s  symptoms do not tend to be overweight.

I would argue that you are in a much better situation for one important reason. Given that it is impossible to ignore Parkinson’s symptoms you acknowledge your body is out of balance. Right now it needs a little extra attention and a large dose of loving care.

People without any symptoms that “show” like tremors or gait problems tend to be in denial. They hold out the false expectation that their health problems will magically vanish tomorrow. Since they are not doing anything about their poor health, it will inevitably deteriorate.

In the wash, symptoms that are visible to you and others are a reminder to focus on a healthy lifestyle so that the symptoms can be reversed. The mere fact you are reading my blog today is a strong indication that you have set the intention to heal. Setting the
intention carries you 90% down the road to recovery. The good news of the day is that you are doing something about your health.

And what about others without Parkinson’s symptoms? A vast majority of other people without Parkinson’s symptoms are in denial about  their poor health. They are taking no positive action to heal, unlike you.

Celebrate the exciting expectation of recovery. Other people can choose to get sicker. You are making the much wiser choice to heal.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

 

 

Healing Retreat Hawaii

Now that we are in the midst of the holidays – have you been wondering what exciting adventures you can have this coming year?  Do you need a jump start to your program of recovery? I have the perfect answer for you -a Healing Retreat in Hawaii.

Bianca Molle and Judith Lynne have created an amazing experience for persons looking the healing experience of a lifetime.  This is hard for me to believe, but they actually have a few spots left.  I suggest you contact them and register right now before your space is filled.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery
www.parkinsonsdisease.me

1. Experience Hawaiian healing sounds and movements and visit sacred sites guided by Judith Kahealani Lynne. You will learn effective techniques for enhancing your voice and a simple process for quieting the mind and cultivating an experience of connection and optimism.
2. Practice qigong for vibrant wellness with Bianca Molle. You’ll be provided with daily practice and the tools you can take home with you to begin or deepen your own healing journey.3. Rediscover nature as TEACHER and HEALER as we absorb the offerings of sacred sites and the marine world.


BENEFITS

  • -expand movement of the body via qigong and using salt water pool and ocean swims
  • – return home with a ready-made qigong practice program for body and mind
  • – incorporate vocal techniques that improve ability to communicate effectively
  • – experience a meditation practice that has a direct effect on body, mind, spirit
  • – rediscover and recharge a new confidence for healing
  • – daily group practice sessions for Wisdom Healing Qigong

Personal attention with a maximum of 14 guests

Post-retreat follow-up group session

There’s still room for a few more. Contact Judith at
808 987 8099 or 503 858 3004

Diagnosed with PD in 2009, Judith has an inside understanding of the experience of solo traveling as a PWP. A longtime student and practitioner of The Path of Aloha, she has found the teachings of her Hawaiian elders especially helpful for meeting the challenges of living a full life partnered by Parkinson’s. She feels that her sound healing protocols have helped to stabilize her condition and minimize her need for pharmaceuticals. Her DVD, VOCAL ENERGETICS is scheduled for release in early 2014. Currently residing in Portland, OR, Judith considers Hawaii the home of her heart and soul. 

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Soon after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008, former Marin, CA schoolteacher Bianca Molle, serendipitously found herself at a Wisdom Healing Qigong retreat. Little did she realize that through the regular practice of this beautiful body/mind discipline she would find relief from her Parkinson’s symptoms, eventually leading to dismissal from her neurologist’s office. She has since written a book about this experience. REBOOT AND REJOICE is now available via Amazon and on Kindle. Bianca has a website at www.mettamorphix.com where you can view her blog and learn of her coaching and consulting offerings.

Opportunity Knocks. Seize the Opportunity for Healing Now!

Below is a preview of an exciting opportunity for healing that is being offered by two remarkable individuals that have had a profound impact on the Parkinson’s community.
I think this is an life changer. Seize the opportunity now I say.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D
Road to Recovery

Aloha kakou ~

I am writing today to let you know about a special event for people who are interested in holistic healing and who want to deepen their commitment to their wellness journey. Are you one of these people? Do you know anyone who might benefit? Please help spread the news. An opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often.

I am so excited about the “Healing Holiday in Hawaii” that we’re planning for January, 2014. My dance with the symptoms of Parkinson’s accompanied by my penchant for travel have made me keenly aware of how beneficial a retreat on an island in the tropics can be especially when special supportive needs are considered. When the seeds for a joyous experience are sown, the nourishment provided by the elements of the retreat will cause the seeds to sprout forth and bloom. Creating such an environment is a goal for the “Healing Holiday in Hawaii”.

We are gathering a group of people who are actively walking a journey of wellness and who are interested in exploring holistic modalities. While initially we were focussed on the Parkinson’s community, we quickly realized that this retreat would be beneficial for ANYONE with any chronic condition (such as Parkinson’s, MS, Lyme, chronic fatigue, fibro-myalgia, etc.) and for those who love them.

This retreat will include programs on nutrition, daily exercise, voice work, and meditation. In addition we’ll visit sacred sites, commune with our cetacean friends, swim and relax at the beach. We will be practicing a powerfully effective form of qigong, led by Bianca Molle who became Parkinson’s symptoms-free after persistently practicing qigong. Her informative interview with Lilou Mace of “Juicy Living” can be viewed at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAY6XmMxr48.

I’ll be offering daily classes in the alchemy of the voice that will include developing a meditation practice using the voice as the primary tool. Information on my work can be viewed at www.PartneringWithParkinsons.com.

For those of us who are encountering some bumps along the road, taking a “time out”, releasing and re-grouping can help us make pivotal changes when we return to our day-to-day lives. Over the many years of leading similar retreats, I’ve witnessed the profound effect they have on participants. Often their lives are forever changed in the best way.

If you are interested to attend, please email judithlynne@earthlink.net or call 503-858-3004. I would love to answer your questions and facilitate your registration. Or register directly at http://www.partneringwithparkinsons.com/HealingHolidayinHawaii.html.

If you think you know someone who might be a good candidate for this retreat, please feel free to forward this info to them. Also you feel you’d like to support this endeavor, please forward this on to your lists. There is space only for 14 people. We expect the retreat to fill up fast. Questions? Please email me at judithlynne@earthlink.net or call 503-858-3004.

Stay tuned ~
Judith Lynne

Holiday Healing from Parkinsons Recovery

Holidays are a time of feverish activity and stress for many persons who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The Parkinsons Recovery Holiday Healing will settle down all anxiety provoking stresses of the holidays to a place of centeredness, balance and harmony. When stress flares, symptoms flare. Eliminate stress and most symptoms vanish.

Click on the purple arrow below to hear live streaming of the Parkinsons Recovery Holiday Meditation to reduce stress:

Holiday Healing from Parkinsons Recovery


Holiday Healing from Parkinsons Recovery

Click on the link below to hear the Holiday Healing Meditation from Parkinsons Recovery:

Holiday Healing Meditation

Nancy Welch’s new book, Medicine and Meditation, Conversations on Mindfulness in the Management of Chronic Pain and Illness, has just been published. It is a true gem. Nancy and I conducted a series of interviews with people who were national experts on meditation. Some of you may have listened into some of these interviews. The book captures the wisdom of the incredible people we interviewed.

The print book is $14.99 and the download is $9.99. For further information and to order, visit:

www.medicinemeditation.com

Full Recovery from the Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Hi Robert,

You have been incredibly on point with regard to healing and recovery, although I am not one hundred percent sure how it is I recovered. I know that you have recently expressed the direction I went. I think the study of neurophysiology and quantum mechanics as it applies to neurology forced me to go back and re-learn the mathematics necessary to visualize quantum theory. Furthermore when I would go walking I would of course contemplate these principles. This is a little difficult to explain but it was like a light came on. This event was not sudden but involved significant time with daily study and contemplation although that is not what I intended.

In those days the talk of any sort of psychic change or shift in consciousness would have been met with laughter, however those concepts are steadily becoming more talked about especially from evolved teachers like yourself. Although not advised I quit taking all of my PD meds which included a lot of sentimet and mirapex. It was difficult for a few days and I was still shaky.

I applied a lot of other things that I had learned including detox, no refined foods, organic fruits and veg’s and a great deal of exercise. Then the symptoms dissipated completely.

Robert I think if there is an effective way to release our minds from the conditioned way of perceiving information or reality as we have learned it is much easier to experience more constructive thoughts. Our new found way of experiencing life is where healing and recovery reside because there is this all important element of belief that plays a vital role.

Bobby

On Top of PD – Cancer – What Now?

Question:

I have been quite silent………….diagnosis breast cancer in June and debilitating backward on PD recovery…….

HOW DOES ONE WHO WAS WELL ON ROAD TO RECOVERY ABOUT 75% THERE DO IT WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WHICH TAKES THE IMMEDIATE TIME AND ATTENTION AWAY FROM PD RECOVERY?

Joan

Response:

I am so sorry to hear the bad news. Sometimes our bodies keep giving us signals that something is seriously out of balance.

The question really does turn on where you place your attention and your thoughts moment to moment. If the attention is placed on what is broken in your body, you will be in fear most of the time, or at least – that would certainly be the case for me. If you find yourself in a suspended state of fear, it will be most difficult to heal.

I think there is a different response – one that leads you into a sustained state that promotes recovery. This response focuses on the truth that your body knows how to heal itself. This response focuses on what you need to do for your body to help it heal. In other words, this is likely the same path you were on as you have already recovered  75% from the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

What in particular does this mean for you in terms of taking action?  There are certainly many answers to this question. There are of course excellent medical doctors who are experts at treating cancers. Other options are also available to you.

I would recommend you listen to my radio show from last week when I interviewed Dr. Ivy Faber. She is a naturopath doctor who offers her perspective on healing and wellness which focuses on what is needed to help the body heal itself.

Of course, there is always Jump Start to Wellness where you can get help with  helping yourself heal. We will be in San Diego this year in October.

The radio show link is here:
www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Resources
Dehydration Therapy: Aquas
Parkinsons Recovery Membership
Parkinsons Eye Problems
Vibroacoustic Therapy
Jump Start to Wellness
Parkinsons Recovery Chat Room
Symptom Tracker

Books
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Pioneers of Recovery
Five Steps to Recovery
Meditations for Parkinsons