Cancer: Unexpressed Anger, Grief, Resentment and Hate

There is much evidence to suggest that repressed anger, hate, resentment and grief are the root emotional causes leading to the development of cancer.

Feelings are created by the mind for the sole purpose – to be expressed. If negative feelings are not expressed, they remain trapped inside the body and over time cause physical illness. This is due to high levels of stress within the body and can also be due to a break down of the emotional reflex centre in the brain.

Trapped or repressed negative feelings are harmful to the body and increase a person’s level of the stress hormone Cortisol – a hormone which has been found in many studies around the world to directly suppress immune system functioning. When the immune system is not functioning properly, cancer cells, that exist in every human being, can multiply and form tumor sites.

In addition, suppression of anger, hate, resentment and grief, usually after a traumatic event, can also damage the emotional reflex centre in the brain, causing it to slowly break down. When this centre breaks down, it will start sending wrong information to the corresponding organ it controls, resulting in the formation of deformed (cancer) cells in that organ.

Most importantly high stress levels deplete adrenaline reserves, that when low, create the perfect cancer environment.

Emotional Release Therapy

Emotional Release Therapy is an important part of the healing process and involves the full and complete expression of negative feelings that have remained trapped inside usually for many years. Expressing your emotions significantly lowers stress hormone cortisol levels in the body which restores important adrenaline levels and restores the oxygen krebs cycle of your cells to prevent further cancer cell mutation.

You can express your emotions fully and completely via a facilitated hypnotherapy regression session, an EFT (emotional freedom technique) session or listening to the Mind-Body Self Hypnosis Cancer CD which will guide you through expressing your repressed emotions at the subconscious level.  You can even begin the process yourself by writing your feelings on paper and expressing how you are feeling at the conscious level, with the free Cancer Healing Guide

World Research Links Cancer To Repressed Feelings

1. A team of researchers at Stanford University in California found that women who repressed their emotions were more likely to show disruptions in the normal balance of the stress hormone cortisol, compared with those who did not. Earlier studies have shown that the unbalanced cortisol fluctuations can predict early death in women with breast cancer that has spread to other areas of the body.

2. “People who have repressive styles tend to be more prone to illness, particularly [immune-system related] diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and cancers. The concept is of unexpressed anger. If one doesn’t let it out, that could have adverse consequences.” [University of California Los Angeles]

3. “Extreme suppression of anger was the most commonly identified characteristic of 160 breast cancer patients who were given a detailed psychological interview and self-administered questionnaire. Repressing anger magnified exposure to physiological stress, thereby increasing the risk of cancer” [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

4. “Extremely low anger scores have been noted in numerous studies of patients with cancer. Such low scores suggest suppression, repression, or restraint of anger. There is evidence to show that suppressed anger can be a precursor to the development of cancer, and also a factor in its progression after diagnosis.” [Cancer Nursing – International Journal]

5. A 1979 study comparing long-term survivors of breast cancer with those who did not survive, scientists at John Hopkins University found that long-term survivors expressed much higher levels of anxiety, hostility and other negative emotions. Patients who were able to express their feelings lived longer than those who had difficulty in doing so. [Journal of the American Medical Association]

6. In a study conducted at the University of Colorado in the US, researchers found that people who repressed their emotions after a traumatic event had lowered immune systems compared to those who shared their feelings.

7. “Our work suggests that emotional disclosure may influence immune responsiveness as well as having general health benefits. We are investigating the effects of emotional expression in women with breast cancer.” [University of Auckland Medical & Health Sciences]

8. Cancer surgeon Dr Ryke-Geerd Hamer from Germany has examined 20,000 cancer patients with all types of cancer. Dr Hamer noticed that all his patients seemed to have something in common: there had been some kind of psycho-emotional conflict prior to the onset of their cancer – usually a few years before – a conflict that had never fully resolved. Dr Hamer started including psychotherapy as an important part of the healing process and found that when the specific conflict was resolved, the cancer immediately stopped growing at a cellular level. Dr Hamer believes that cancer people are unable to share their thoughts, emotions, fears and joys with other people. He calls this “psycho-emotional isolation”. These people tend to hide away sadness and grief behind a brave face, appear ‘nice’ and avoid open conflict. Some are not even aware of their emotions, and are therefore not only isolated from other people, but also from themselves.