Language of Recovery

Language Can Stifle Recovery

Language of Recovery is key to reversing illness and reclaiming health. Negative thoughts we express in everyday language have the unfortunate effect of sustaining and nurturing illness. Language of Recovery identifies words we use in everyday speech that undermine recovery from disease and showcases the language that fosters and nurtures it. Until we transform our negative thought forms, we have little prayer of reversing illness.

Most people hold out the “hope” that finding the right therapeutic option solves the challenge of recovering from Parkinson’s disease or any disease for that matter.

  • Perhaps the option is herbal medicine
  • Perhaps  vibration  medicine
  • Perhaps supplements
  • Perhaps vibroacoustic therapy
  • Perhaps surgery or medications or supplements

Even when a viable treatment option is found and pursued, recovery over the long haul is eaten away by everyday language that is not in our best and highest good. Negative thoughts hang out just below the surface of our consciousness and undermine the best of intentions.

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Negative Thoughts Undermine Recovery from Illness

Below is a fictitious example of a person whose words insure that her disease will be sustained and nurtured.

Mildred Fitzpatrick grew up in an active family. Everyone in the family played tennis every weekend. She tries to remain active today with Parkinson’s disease which is a chronic, degenerative progressive movement disorder which has no cure.

“My doctor reports that the progression is going slowly which is good news. Looks like I will be active for a few more years now or at least that is my hope. We will see.”

 “Many people I know who were diagnosed at the same time are getting much worse and not able to function independently now. I just hope I can find more ways to slow the progression down. I don’t want to be in a wheelchair when I am 35.”

My prediction is that Mildred will indeed eventually find herself in a wheel chair. Negative thoughts embedded in the words she uses in everyday language guarantee such an unfortunate outcome. She has a 100% buy-in to the belief that the disease diagnosed as Parkinson’s destines her to a deteriorating physical state. Her words reflect this deeply held belief.

Research evidence demonstrates that her belief Parkinson’s is degenerative is false. Many people have succeeded in reversing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. And, many experience far fewer debilitating symptoms now than when they were first diagnosed.

Mildred buys into the false belief hook, line and sinker that dooms her to a fate of continued disease and illness. Given her own expectations, she will not be following the footsteps of people who have had excellent success in reversing their symptoms.

There is certainly a part inside all of us that does want to heal. There is also often a subconscious undercurrent which undermines this good intention. To put it more bluntly, we sabotage ourselves with our own negative thoughts. How does this happen? With the language we use to communicate with our family, friends and strangers.

Language of Recovery recognizes and acknowledges the specific words we use in everyday speech that sabotage our good intentions. This opens up the opportunity to select the words to use when we talk and think. When the right words are used in everyday speech and the wrong words are banished from our vocabulary, we set in motion powerful forces that facilitate and expedite recovery from any and all diseases – whether they happen to be  cancer, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s disease or any illness.

When the right words are used, there is not a shred of doubt about our true intention to heal. No wavering is possible. Calculation of conditional possibilities (such as …if I just do “X””there is a chance I will recover …) become irrelevant. All doubt is eliminated. Recovery is facilitated by maintaining a clear and unqualified intent to recover. Words are the instrument that makes this all possible.

Language of Recovery identifies the words that undermine recovery. The book explains in vivid detail why and how this happens. It helps any persons currently encountering an illness transform their language. When the right words are used, recovery is facilitated rather than obstructed.

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Hope of Recovery

Consider just one example. Have you ever heard yourself say:

“I hope I will be feeling better in a few months.”

That sounds benign enough. Right? I have said that often over the course of my own life. It is good to have “hope” –

  • Hope that the world will become a safer place.
  • Hope that peace will return to all people of the earth.

Such phrases have such a soothing tone to them, don’t they?  Isn’t “hope” a good thing if you genuinely want to recover?

I say no, not really. What is the definition of the word “hope”? It is the desire that something will happen. Think about it. This means that you have no certainty whatsoever about the outcome you desire.  You have no idea whether your desire will ever materialize. The real thought that underlies the use of the word “hope” is in actuality the belief it will not happen.

When most people use the word “hope”, the more direct statement they are making is much closely to the following:

Everyone in their right mind knows this won’t happen, but maybe I will be among the 1% of the lucky ones.”

Now that does not sound so soft and fuzzy does it? Let’s face it. What does the word “hope” really imply? When any person uses the word “hope,” they are implying there is a tiny probability (1%? .1%? .01%?)  that their wish will materialize. Really? When “hope” is a factor you are using a word that sets in motion a serious intention? I think not.

Where have you seen and heard the use of the word “hope.”

  1. Hope for a cure of cancer?
  2. Hope for a cure of MS?
  3. Hope for a cure of Autism?
  4. Hope for a cure of Parkinson’s?

Have any of these hopes materialized? No. But people with cancer do recover. People with MS do recover. People with autism do recover. People with Parkinson’s disease do recover.

Setting the Clear Intention to Recover

There is a different way of thinking, talking and writing that facilitates recovery rather than obstructing it.  Language of Recovery lays out the specifics of how right language can be used to facilitate and support recovery rather than undermining it.

The approach recommended in Language of Recovery is to record answers to a set of questions using a recording device of some type. (Of course, some readers prefer just to read through the chapters and track their language in real time). Which ever approach you choose, readers are then invited to identify the language of sabotage that is embedded in the words you have recorded. These are the words that you habitually use that unconsciously undermine recovery from illness.

Perhaps you are guessing no such words will be found. Guess again my friend. Everyone finds words they use when speaking and writing as a matter of routine that are not in their best and highest good.  I certainly have. So as a “truth in advertising” heads up, you will be shocked, amazed and perhaps even alarmed at the many words you use in everyday speech that undermine your heart felt passions.

  • Your heart wants one thing.
  • Your words say another. 
  • Your mind cannot sort out the difference.

Language of Recovery was written to connect your heart with your mind so that both are on the same page.

If there remains a “hope” of recovery, the likelihood of healing is riding a hot air balloon around the world twice without stopping. When there is a clear and unqualified intention to recover as expressed in the right words and terms, healing unfolds in the right time and place and is dictated by your heart’s true desire.

The language we use makes all the difference in recovery. Be aware of all the words that undermine your recovery. Celebrate the words that support it.

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It has always been true that words can hurt. It has also always been true that words can heal. Language of Recovery explains the difference between the two and helps pave the road to recovery from any illness or disease whether chronic or not.

Writing this book has had a huge impact on the selection of words I use when I talk, write and think. Believe me when I say words are the difference that make the difference.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery
Olympia, Washington

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