When you become chronically ill, along with all the disbelief, medical gaslighting and accusations of “it’s all in your head”, you can also meet a lot of armchair psychologists.
And they just love to tell you all about the deep seated issues, long hidden trauma and other weird and wonderful subconscious things that not only created your chronic illness, but will be cured it you just ‘do the inner work.’
Because it must be ‘psychosomatic’.
Given all that, it’s no surprise that when you live with chronic illness , you don’t consider prioritising your emotional issues or mental health because you are too busy trying to get people to believe that your illness is actually real and not ‘all in your head.’
In this episode, I take you through exactly why the emotions of chronic illness are not believed or supported and how your emotions really affect your body.
It’s going to give you some insight and strategies that will help. Have a listen using the media player on the blog or search and subscribe to the Emotional Autoimmunity podcast on your favorite podcast player.