Programming out your food allergies and intolerances
Rob Mesrie is a certified NLP Health and Master Practitioner. He has trained extensively in London and California directly with each of the originators of the Allergy Elimination Process. As food allergy may be dangerous, we recommend that you seek the advice of your GP or allergy clinic and only work with a qualified NLP Health Practitioner.
It is now fairly generally accepted, even in conventional medical
circles, that traumatic events or experiences are ‘remembered’ by
our subconscious minds while being dismissed or ‘forgotten’ by
our conscious minds. Yet that subconscious memory can, without us being
aware of it, affect not only the way that we think but the way that
our bodies behave.
But what if it is only that we have not discovered how to cure allergies
- not that they cannot be cured? It was always possible to fly to the
moon, but until 50 years ago we didn't know how to. Maybe it is possible
to cure an allergy but we haven't yet discovered how to do it.
Imagine your immune system is a part of a sophisticated army protecting your land against enemy invaders. You have your radar in place to detect any foreigners and several battalions of troops are on stand by. Suppose the guy watching the radar screen mistakes an innocent ice cream van (your allergen) for an enemy tank (bacteria or a virus). Thinking he is under attack, he issues an order to destroy the ice cream van. Heavily armed troops attack and within moments the van and any civilians in the vicinity have been destroyed (any wonder why you go red or swell up?).
In our analogy, the innocent ice cream van is that allergen that so
affects your life. Doctors agree that an allergy is a mistake - allergens
in themselves have no ability to harm the body - it is only the body's
response to that substance which is dangerous. The ice cream van has
no weapons, just as a peanut doesn't have any ability to attack other
cells in the body.
Imagining a movie is one of the ways NLP can help change the body's
chemistry and teach the immune system to behave more appropriately.
We imagine our body's current response and replace that with a picture
of how we want our response to be. Whilst this is obviously not all
there is to it, it is a very important and powerful part of the process.
First published in 2004