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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: “STOP FREAKING OUT ABOUT CONSTIPATION!” HA!

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SOME THINGS ARE EASIER SAID THAN DONE!

When I found The Unique Healing Program and read the chapter on constipation, one of my first thoughts was questioning if the author and creator of UHP, Donna Pessin, healed her body with her own program. To this day I am still not clear as to what elements of her current program she used herself. The main reason I have asked  this is  her advice to people about  constipation while healing on her program. Here is what got me analyzing and reformulating her information for myself and others:

Donna Pessin says in her books and video not to – in her words -“freak out over constipation”. I think what she should be saying is: “Don’t freak out over the idea or possibility of constipation”. I have to admit that the idea of taking 3-24 tbs of clay a day originally sounded like a recipe for constipation to me. However, if you FEEL constipated, backed up, annoyed, ready to explode with anger and frustration due to your gut not moving for a day or more, that is a very different situation than the fear of constipation. On the other hand, questioning whether UHP is working on a regular basis when things don’t go as you would like from the get go is a recipe for not being able to stay on UHP or any healing program. Believe me, if you are willing to do The Unique Healing Program things have not been going well with your gut and health for quite awhile. Sorry, but I am pretty, pretty sure this is true.

SOME UNBLOCKERS

There is a difference between dealing with an over the top worrying, ruminating mind and someone who feels they are on the verge of road rage while in the confines of their own home due to their bowels not moving. One description of feelings that may arise when constipated. Ms. Pessin does have some go to helpers for constipation that include Magnesium Citrate, more clay [not helpful for some], etcetera. Read the books and watch the videos for more of what she says or doesn’t say. Which brings me to another point….

My general observation about The Unique Healing Program comes  from the following: Being in contact with other people on UHP, several sessions with Donna Pessin and my own 20 month journey on The Unique Healing Program [still on it]. I also have 30 years of searching for a solution for better health personally and professionally. I have written extensively about my experiences on this blog site. To get to the point, The Unique Healing Program, like any program, needs personal tweaking. Also, Donna Pessin, like anyone else, does not have all the answers. So what does that mean? Well, if more clay is not working don’t be afraid to take less for awhile despite what Donna Pessin says. Give her advice time and some patience, but for many there is no one stop shopping with any program. The Unique Healing Program is not all inclusive for healing for everyone, long or short term. It can be. or come close for some. The UHP can give a person their ” legs” back to explore compliments to The Unique Healing Program.

If you are creating Donna Pessin, or anyone else into a doctor / guru role you will eventually be disappointed due to variety of reasons. Disappointment, in this case, comes from believing that any one program works for everyone, forever. The Unique Healing Program is not the only game in town, but it does have some components that are very healing. Is it healing for you? I don’t know, but believing that your body can heal is the most important component for healing. Without that belief it is almost impossible to stay with anything long enough to find out if it works or not. If The UHP rings true for you, then make the commitment to trust yourself and the author.

HOWEVER…

The Unique Healing Program is a long term commitment of one to five or more years. No, I am not kidding. Resolving feeling blocked up and the feelings of  frustration from being blocked up  is an absolute necessity for remaining on this program and not going bonkers. What Donna Pessin says in her video and book on constipation may be true. I personally think it can be, but so what! If the clinking of a spoon on a plate or bowel has you considering murder or a divorce of the “offender”…. Let’s face it, you, I, they are loosing it. Who gives a blank why? Let’s get things moving and find some relief!

BACK TO CONSTIPATION

You may get constipated while on The UHP because you need a break from the clay. This is after increasing the amount of clay, when all the crutches have not worked. There are so many variables to consider. Emotions, eating habits, lack of ability to relax. Are you diluting the clay enough? Tying to get it down as quickly as possible without enough water is a problem. What kind  and brand of clay are you using? Are you using GABA and Mag Citrate to help things move along? How much of these supplements are you taking?  When are you taking them? You need to experiment and not be afraid to “fail” or make, what we sadly often continue to call, a “mistake”. Gut massage and a hot water bottle on the belly along with deep breathing can help a gut move along. Does it always work? No, but repeated practice and use can resolve this issue. We are all creating a new way of dealing with health problems Not even Donna Pessin can be relied upon as head health problem solver. Dump the western medical paradigm that can be transferred to any healing program of any kind. We all need to begin to trust ourselves. If you are not ready for that right now, keep it in mind. It has empowered me in every area of my life. Still working on it.

All answers to better health are not in a bottle or something that goes into the mouth,  an injection, surgery, etcetera. The Unique Healing Program, by the book, is not a cure all for everyone or anyone. Consider the idea that everything nourishes us, not just food and drink. That includes what we watch, listen to, how we live, our beliefs, our words, friends, relationships, living space, air, water we bathe in, the list is long. Yes, the use of Sodium Bentonite Clay taken internally, with the other components of The Unique Healing Program or other healing protocols is, in my view, a way of creating personal control and stability in a seemingly unstable world. This is along term commitment. Get started on The Unique Healing Program by just reading what is available and watching the videos. Even if you decide not to do The Unique Healing Program you will be way better informed for other healing programs that are out there and in making a decision as to what is right for you.

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Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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