I recently finished reading a fabulous and very relevant book called, “When the Body Says No”, by Gabor Maté. He is a Canadian physician who writes about the strong physiological relationship between our emotional makeup and disease and illness. This book clearly illustrates the interconnectedness between our ability to express emotions, how we handle stress and how our body manifests that stress as illness.
It doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us that “our issues are in our tissues”, however this book is a good reminder to witness our own mind-body connections and take care of ourselves with honesty and compassion. “When the Body says No” is incredibly informative, and insightful; it is supported by scientific research and plenty of personal accounts of the patients Dr. Maté has worked with over the years.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand how stress impacts their health, and to promote healing.