I just read The Baby Chase about Holly Finn’s ordeal with numerous unsuccessful attempts at in-vitro fertilization and which she attributes to her chronic endometriosis. Holly is not unlike many young career women working in demanding high stress jobs that suffer from chronic illness and disease and find difficulty in conceiving.
Dianne Porchia, MA masterfully and compassionately facilitates holistic wellness retreats for women and couples that help to heal past emotional hurt and fear thereby helping to change the body’s response to emotional stress and illness through addressing psycho-neuro-immunology factors – the mind-body connection.
Psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) is the study of the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems of the human body. It incorporates psychology, neuroscience, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and rheumatology. PNI may also be referred to as psycho-endo-neuro-immunology because of the important role the endocrine system plays in releasing hormones in the body.
My interest lies in the interactions between the mental process and how emotional stress affects the nervous system and immune system with respect to health and wellness.
The immune system and the brain talk to each other through signaling pathways. Two major pathways are involved in this cross-talk: the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis) and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The brain and the immune system are the two major adaptive systems of the body.
The body’s primary stress management system is the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) axis. This HPA axis responds to physical and mental challenge by controlling the body’s stress hormone levels called cortisol in an attempt to maintain their homeostasis.
In the case of chronic stress, cortisols remain at elevated levels in the body and compromise or weaken the immune system.
At a minimum, WISH For A Stork will teach you the art of Self-nurturing and how to better handle stressful situations in your life and how to use neuro-linguistic programming, (NLP), to change old destructive thought patterns and into new self-loving beliefs to support overall health and wellness.
In addition, the effective stress reduction techniques you learn at a WISH For A Stork or WISH For Life In Balance Wellness Retreat can make a positive impact in helping to relieve chronic stress related disorders and illness such as hypertension, head and stomach aches, irritable bowel, phobias, panic attacks and social anxiety, coping with death, divorce and loss, feeling of hurt, frustration, anger and depression, ADD, restless mind and nervous energy.
And at the very best WISH For A Stork can support female and male fertility, successful IVF implant and a graceful pregnancy creating the perfect inner and outer environment for welcoming the miracle of new life into your relationship.
For more information on Retreats and services to to www.porchiaswish.com