Healing your body requires that you do certain things: take responsibility for your own healing, do what your health care professional recommends and be mentally and emotionally ready for healing. That last one may seem strange. "Of course I'm ready for healing." Are you?

Any success expert will tell you that mental attitude is the underlying foundation of achieving what you desire in life. If you don't have the confidence and motivation to succeed, in this case heal, then you've failed before you've begun.

Let's examine five beliefs that are crucial if your body is going to heal quickly and completely. These foundational beliefs need to be held within your subconscious mind. It not, you'll be working harder than you need to be. Your frustration level will rise and that lowers your immune system. By the way, these are in no particular order.

My body heals quickly and easily. When you're sick, this is what you want, isn't it? You want your subconscious mind to fully support you getting well. This message radiates throughout your entire body. Every cell has the message, "Let's go. Put out those healing energies. Everybody read? Let's get healthy!"

I choose food healthy for my body. There is enough nutritional advice in the news, in magazines and on the internet that you know what is healthy. The question is, "Are you able to easily choose that which is healthy for you?" If not, then you need this belief as a permanent resident of your subconscious mind. You're not going to be choosing foods for emotional comfort anymore. You're going to make choices based upon what you need to be healthy in every way. You are redefining for your subconscious mind what comfort food is.

Health is a natural part of my life. When this belief is a part of your foundation you will find yourself gravitating to that which facilitates health. This includes how much sleep you get, strengthening your immune system, your emotional health and, yes, nutrition.

I renew my body as I sleep deeply. You cannot heal with out sleep. It just can't no matter how much you think sleep is a waste of time. Restful deep sleep is as crucial as a good healthy diet. This belief also gives the message to your body that when it's time to sleep it's time for the brain to shut down all those extraneous thoughts and go down, down, down into refreshing sleep.

Every day my body gets healthier and healthier. This belief is the continual pep talk your subconscious mind gives to every part of your physical self. Health is a minute by minute enterprise that your subconscious mind runs every microsecond of your day. I guess it should be "micro-second by micro-second."

Basic beliefs align your subconscious mind to the goal of health. These are some of the foundational beliefs you need to stay healthy.

Author's Bio: 

Cathy Chapman, PhD, LCSW has her doctorate in Mind-Body Psychology. She assists people in achieving their dreams of health, wealth and abundance. Her blog provides you with thoughts and tools for growth and success. Subscribe to her blog at http://www.cathychapmanphd.com and receive your free gift "7 Methods for a Practically Impenetrable Immune System."