Written by Martin Guay
Total Biology is based on about 15% to 20% of German New Medicine and also encompasses General Biology (animal, plant, and human), Art (medical and veterinarian), Science (experimental and applied), Astrophysics, Pure Theoretical Research, Ethnology, Sociology, Neurosciences, Neurolinguistics, Ethology, Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Ethno-Psychiatry.
It’s not possible to talk about Total Biology without mentioning ‘German New Medicine’ and the work and discoveries of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer attended the Universities of Munich and Tubingen in Germany and founded German New Medicine after extensive research and clinical practice from 1979. He was a German doctor with his own practice in Rome Italy and his findings help build a strong foundation for Total Biology.
Thirty years ago Dr Hamer received a fateful call in the middle of the night. His 17-year old son had been shot whilst on holiday in the Mediterranean. Three months later, his son Dirk died. Shortly after this, Dr. Hamer, who had been healthy all his life but who was utterly devastated by this catastrophe, found he had testicular cancer. Suspicious of this coincidence, Dr Hamer began doing research on the personal histories of cancer patients to see whether they had suffered some sort of shock, distress or trauma before their illness.
In time, after extensive research with thousands of patients, Dr. Hamer concluded that disease often happens after a shock for which we are totally unprepared. This last point is very important. If we can prepare for the shocking event, we may well not become ill.
Dr. Hamer realized that his wife’s death and his own cancer had to be connected somehow with the tragic shooting and eventual death of their son, Dirk. As a medical doctor, scientific researcher and head internist of an oncology clinic in Munich, Dr. Hamer was in a good position to carry out ample research and came to the conclusion that a physical event can create a biological conflict/shock that manifests in a visible physical transformation in the brain (visible on a CAT or MRI), leading to a measurable change in physical-nervous parameters and to the development of cancerous growths, ulcerations, necroses and functional disturbances in specific organs of the body.
With Total Biology, the goal is to identify the stress that caused the illness and is in no way intended to be a substitute for your medical care. You ensure your own safety by continuing to see your health professional and by following medical prescriptions in addition to using Total Biology counselling to support your healing.
I love this very Total Biologyish photo: it shows the roots of the tree where usually you would only see the ‘visible’ and beautiful tree above. The often used analogy is of an iceberg where only 1/3 shows majestically above water but the 2/3 below the water line, that you never see, can sink the Titanic… In other words, what you can’t see is often very powerful. The Living Matrix is one of the best ‘Michael Moore kind’ of movies that I’ve ever seen and offers a new explanation of life that I not only like but it’s the only version I’ve heard so far that fits with my own experience.
I would like to share an example to support what I’m saying and show how the mind reacts when stress becomes focused and is too much for the brain to deal with, as explained by Total Biology.
As our example, let’s take two tennis player friends. One is very agile on the tennis court, but thinks that he needs to improve his racket skill. The other one has very strong and precise skill with the racket, but he perceives that his legs and agility aren’t good.
The first friend works hard to improve his racket skills. He focuses on all the hits he’s missing or hitting wrongly. However, despite maximum effort he still is not satisfied with his results. He’s focusing the stress on his arm for his perceived lack of racket skills and subconsciously starts to devaluate himself.
At this point, he starts to have pain in his elbow. And of course the more pain he has, the harder he finds it to play and he feels even more self devaluation.
The pain in his elbow is a smart move on the part of his subconscious brain to reduce the psychological stress which is focused on his arm. He will likely get tennis elbow because all of his psychological stress is focused so intently on his elbow, trying again and again for the results he craves. Eventually he has to quit playing tennis. His brain has succeeded in stopping the psychological stress and self-devaluation by ending his tennis playing. Subconsciously of course! Unfortunately his tennis elbow causes him to feel even more self-devalued because he can’t play tennis now – and he does want to. This, of course, causes repeated relapses and prevents healing.
The application of Total Biology is to help this man to acknowledge these psychological observations. Once he brings this to his conscious mind, his body will start a natural healing process.
The second friend has very strong and precise racket skills, but he doesn’t perceive his legs as good enough. This man will work very hard to improve his moving skill on the court. He will focus a lot on his legs but whatever he does it won’t be good enough for him.
He tries very hard but is continually disappointed. He is putting total focus and too much stress on his legs, which he perceives as ‘the problem’ for his lack of success.
He also starts to devaluate himself (Subconsciously of course) with the focus on his legs. At this point, he may start to have pain in his knees and of course the more pain he has, the slower he gets and more he feels self devalued.
His total focus is “ My legs aren’t good enough, my legs aren’t good enough” and so his brain rushes to the rescue and tries to reduce the stress on his legs.
His pain will be in his knees because he is psychologically over-stressing his legs and focusing on them, trying again and again to live up to his expectations. Eventually he has to quit playing tennis. Subconsciously this is his brain’s way to achieve reduction of the stress and self devaluation which he has focused on his legs. Now of course, because his knees are so painful, he feels even more self-devalued which in turn promotes relapses and prevents healing.
To heal, the second friend merely has to show the brain its faulty thinking and acknowledge what is happening. His mind and body will then self-correct and start the natural healing process.
On simple appearances, we might think that the cause of the injuries is repetitive motion of the elbow or the legs in these cases? In fact, on closer observation you can see that they both have physical pain exactly where they have focused their psychological self-devaluation.
Tennis elbow will materialize in the arm that is holding the racket and for the man who perceives he is weak with his racket skills. Knee pain will manifest for the man who perceives that the cause of his perceived lack of success are his slow legs.
Special thanks to Julie Taylor and www.ReBuildingYou.com for collaboration with this article.
Martin GuayHealth & Wellness CoachTotal Biology Counsellor