Here is some very compelling research describing the personality traits that increase one’s chances for developing cancer.
If you or someone you love have a high number of these traits, you can decrease your chance for developing cancer with EPTworks™ and emotional healing. By releasing emotional and physical trauma and changing your beliefs, you can increase your assertiveness and ownership of your power to be honest and open about your needs and the practical fulfillment of those needs without the fear or avoidance of conflict.
The most important fact you need to know about cancer: Of all the people who are diagnosed with cancer; the majority survive.
The presence of traumas was important in assessing the risk of cancer and the possibility of a poor prognosis. In his study of 250 patients diagnosed with malignancy, LeShan (1956) noted that a childhood trauma was present in 62% of the cancer patients, and in only 10% of the control group. He concluded that an early emotional trauma increased the risk of cancer later in life. Such trauma would supposedly lead to an increase in tension towards one or both parents. Later, LeShan included the presence of a childhood trauma as one of the psychological indicators for predicting cancer development.
Later, LeShan (1977) reconfirmed his initial findings. He studied the life histories of 500 patients. One of the typical patterns identified was childhood trauma. Such trauma included feelings of isolation, neglect, difficult, dangerous or intense interpersonal relationships, parental deprivation and coldness. He noticed that 76% of the cancer patients showed such patterns in their past, and had also recently experienced an emotional loss. Traumatic patterns were relived through the recent emotional loss, which influenced cancer growth.
A 1946 Johns Hopkins University study: “Our results appear to agree with findings that cancer patients tend to deny and repress conflictual impulses and emotions to a higher degree than do other people.”
Certain personality features increase the risk of cancer because they are more likely to generate physiological stress.
- Repression, the inability to say “no”, and a lack of awareness of one’s anger make it much more likely that a person will find herself in situations where her emotions are unexpressed, her needs are ignored and her gentleness exploited.
- Extremely co-operative
- Lacking assertiveness
- Represses negative emotions especially anger while struggling to maintain a strong, happy façade—denial of negative emotions.
- The external appearance of a nice or good person
- A suppression of reactions that may offend others
- Avoidance of conflict
- Chronically hopeless and helpless, even though it is not consciously recognized, in the sense that the person basically believes that it is useless to express one’s needs: the needs will not or cannot be met by the environment.
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Sherry Hamilton says
My internal way of habitual thinking has been one of the most difficult aspects of emotional work I’ve had to face and challenge. There is a safety in being powerless and letting someone else do everything and make all the choices, but then there is an internal conflict of feeling like a fraud. There is a price to pay for this kind of thinking– separated from feeling, wanting, desire, caring, connections in loving relationships are distant and somewhat unreal. The physical feeling is like living in a shell without any other purpose. This repressed and suppressed thinking keeps the emotional body very small, hidden and underdeveloped. Hiding out in one’s self and only taking power in privacy or secrecy. It is isolating and fear-based. Thankfully it is possible to challenge this thinking and claim a more united inner-self with a cohesive and connected feeling of authenticity. At this point of challenge, the physical feeling of the shell begins to actually feel where there were no feelings. The growth of the emotional body rising inside the shell is happening and old thinking patterns are being challenged. Learning to express emotions and even pay attention to emotions or give emotions permission to come forth is the beginning of growing up the emotional body that has had this kind of thinking. With an awareness of what is happening, then families can remain intact with support through this growth process. Awareness can even speed up the growth of the emotional body. EPTworks gave me both the awareness about this going on in myself as well as the tool to speed up my emotional growth process!! Marriages can be made stronger rather than falling apart once one person begins to grow and express their emotions. Recognize that as emotions are expressed, they come out at different developmental stages. These expressions of emotions and the stage of development can make advancement through further stages of development with loving and supportive relationships. In other words, when inappropriate expressions of emotion in a relationship happen, there can be forgiveness, understanding and reassessment for how to do it better in the future. This allows for the emotional body to grow up through normal developmental stages that were formerly underdeveloped usually because of past trauma(s). Becoming emotionally developed and aware allows for current trauma and stress to be dealt with in present time. There is a new power through awareness and trust that is capable of connecting with hope and encouragement to others who are also either disconnected, stunted in growth or trying to develop the next level of their emotional body. By taking the power to challenge fears and pain, the emotional body grows up in a sense and develops authentic connections of love with people that become another level of emotional growth and increase love and forgiveness on all levels.