Whether a global emergency has disrupted your life, a personal tragedy, or both, going through terrible times can significantly impact your attitude, health, and much more. Stress and anxiety can make you feel helpless and overwhelmed. Building resilience helps you manage stress, overcome hardship, and look forward to brighter days ahead, whether you’re confronting a global or personal crisis.
A specialist in autoimmune disease and trauma, Justin Janoska, works with women who battle diseases like Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, PCOS, infertility, anxiety, eating disorders and trauma. He aims to help women regain control of their bodies, discover a sense of wholeness, have a better quality of life, and feel alive.
While there is no way to prevent sadness, difficulty, or pain in life, there are steps you can do to help calm the waters and restore control. Resilience is the ability to cope with loss, change, and trauma, which have always been part of life, even before these dark times. Building resilience can assist you in better adapting to life-changing events, coping with adversity, and recovering from tragedy.
The ace clinician wants to bring more awareness to the mind-body connection with the aforementioned illnesses because this is where the healing can take place. Most illnesses are the repetitive, compulsive patterns that eventually coalesce as a disease – unresolved pockets of pain, emotions, and experiences in the mind, body, and heart that keep repeating in consciousness. Justin strives to help people get away from searching for the quick fix and see that the long-term results they seek are found within.
You gain control when you learn to give up control. And it comes down to the mind-body connection for instance a change in consciousness. Without that, nothing is going to be sustained. Start with the brain, mind, emotions, and behaviors, and eventually, the body will respond.
Justin believes that when one constantly lives in the past, their body gets into survival mode. And the more we detach our emotional and spiritual health from our physical body – whether it’s with cancer, autoimmune disease, or weight loss – the wider the gap between our current self and desired self becomes.
No diet, exercise, or supplement will work if you add more stress to the body and will only worsen the disease. And this is why people-pleasing, Type A, perfectionism, being a workaholic, a supermom, overcommitting, overserving, trying to control everything (including their healing protocol), and researching for answers keep one stuck. You need to be aware of these consequences, or your body will suffer.
The trauma expert believes that stress can negatively impact your body and that trauma and autoimmunity have inextricably intertwined. Only if one learns how to heal their trauma they wouldn’t be at such a risk for autoimmunity. Suppose they know how to manage stress/trauma. In that case, women won’t put their children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, given how prenatal stress in utero has been documented in the literature to contribute to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in kids.
Stress has a domino effect on your life. It’s all one tangled knot. All you need to do is stay focused, flexible, and productive in good and bad times and feel less afraid of new experiences or an uncertain future. Once you develop and improve these qualities of resilience, you’ll eventually find a solution to a problem, even when one isn’t immediately apparent.