One of my favorite Spiritual teachers, Louise Hay, believes that all disease first stems from emotional “dis-ease” within the body.
Through the years, I often refer to Louise Hay’s book, “Heal your Body” whenever I have an ailment. I like to review this mini book, which is like a dictionary of illness and the corresponding thought pattern associated with the dis-ease. She then gives an affirmation or new thought pattern to help heal it or reverse whatever the thought pattern/emotion that led to the illness.
I have tried to be very open minded when applying her philosophies and connections to my own life, especially when I have been desperate to find answers or heal something difficult like my own SVT. The problem is that Louise didn’t have SVT listed in her book! We all know that SVT is not a common condition so once again, I was left to try to figure things out on my own using some of her wisdom…
Louise Hay teaches that anger, resentment and criticism are three of the central root emotions that can lead to many illnesses.
I used journaling and SVT tracking to try to figure out which emotions were driving my SVT.
Another Hayhouse Author named Deborah King was helpful in making further connections. Deborah King like Lousie Hay believes that emotions are connected to illness. In her own life, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She was sexually abused as a child and believes that its not a coincidence that her cancer manifested in the same area of her body where she was abused. Deborah King teaches about the chakras, which are the 7 energy centers within the body. Each Chakra rules different organs, and it is believed that when you have a Chakra out of balance it can lead to illness within the area of the body that the Chakra governs. The Chakras are also fueled by our emotions.
Through the years working to heal my own SVT naturally and later becoming a Board Certified Life Coach and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach has helped me to draw conclusions about which emotional and thought patterns may be connected to SVT. For example In my own experience, I used to have SVT’s when I have been angry, been holding in fiery emotions, unable to express myself, tired, depleted, stressed, nervous. Never, have I had an SVT while I was meditating, doing yoga, relaxing, enjoying myself, laughing, playing, or whatever else I consider to be peaceful and joyful.
In your own life, try to begin to draw connections to what emotions may be connected to your SVT…
What conclusions have you drawn about when you experience an SVT?
Do you ever wonder if your SVT is connected to a deeper unhealed emotion or energy pattern?
If so, do you think it’s sadness, stress, anger?
Do you believe in Chakra energy centers?
Try to recall some of your SVT episodes and make a list of the emotions you were feeling prior to the SVT…the day before, the day of, and in general…also note if you have LONG standing unresolved emotions or endless stress.
I believe there is a element of longevity of issues that fuel SVT’s. Enduring some kind of emotional pain over a long period of time seems to be a part of my own SVT. Tolerating a painful environment for way too long, or enduring a heartbreaking experience as a youngster is also related.
If I believe that other illnesses and disease have an emotional layer, then SVT is no different. I am committed to finding, and healing, these invisible connections. I believe that healing old emotions (what I like to call our sacred wounds) is a huge part of healing our SVT naturally.
JOURNALING is a wonderful way to gain insights and connections into what our HEART is trying to communicate to us. I created a FREE e-guide called JOURNALING with your INTUITION to help you…Get if for FREE HERE
I look forward to continuing to look at the emotional layers of SVT. Please comment about your own discoveries!
Love + Healing,
My SVT episodes are definitely triggered by stress. Once I started tracking my episodes and the activities I was doing during and before an episode I started to notice a distinct pattern. Throughout college I would always have an episode just before the semester was starting and during finals week. I also notice that the more behind or stressed I get at work the more episodes I have. I also had multiple episodes the closer I got to my wedding day. I have noticed other triggers as well such as dehydration and humidity but stress seems to be the biggest trigger for me. It is also the trigger that I struggle the most in controlling.
I have been battling SVT for 12 years and have never been able to get answers from doctors or specialists. I have seen over 10 doctors and specialists over the years and have spent thousands of dollars in medical bills only to be told that there is nothing that can be done. SVT has taken over my life and I want it back.
I’m so glad that I found your blog and to find out that I’m not alone in dealing with this. Thank you for sharing your story and for shedding light on this very misunderstood condition. Your articles have really helped me to think about the triggers of my episodes and I hope that I can get to a point where I can live life without a constant fear of my next episode.
Thank you so much for sharing your story! Its just the kind of story that explains SVT so well, the lack of support from the mainstream medical community and why I do what I do. Since your episodes are so stress related, I would really try to up the quality of your diet around those stressful times. Lots of green juices, calming exercises and meditation. Also, possibly increase your exercise to have an outlet for your stress to be released from your body. For example, go for a brisk walk when you are feeling stressed or know that you have an upcoming trigger event. Long term, you may wnat to consider going gluten free as by doing so, it has changed my life. By not eating gluten, I am less likely to have an SVT even when I am tired or stressed or depleted. Gluten drains your reserve. Try to build your reserve as much as possible by keeping up with your sleep and quality diet. Keep me posted! Im here for you and everyone anytime! Love + healing Laura