This doc film was made by Shannon Harvey who had experienced healing process from her chronic illness by featuring world leading experts in mind body medicine and remarkable true stories of healing.
Everyday millions of people are turned away from their doctor’s rooms with a diagnosis of a chronic illness. Tests are ordered, drugs or surgeries are prescribed; but often little is offered by way of explanation or cure.
Filmmaker Shannon Harvey was one of them. At 24 years old she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Her immune system had become hyperactive and was attacking normal healthy tissues. Her muscles and joints were inflamed and she was told if her disease progressed she could end up with organ failure, or wheelchair bound.
She have learned the connection of body and mind after several years of her quest of the cure. The doc film was produced by interviewing with medical doctors, scientists and individuals who had experienced their own healings and facts about the mind body connection and was eventually released in 2014. Let’s have a look the trailer.
The Connection Official Trailer (HD)
What she found out was the connection between body and mind
In search of a cure, Shannon turned to nutrition, exercise and alternative therapies. But she was still sick. There was one thing she did know. When she was stressed, she got worse and with a background in journalism, Shannon sought answers in pioneering science. She soon realized that in order to change her health she needed to change her mind.
Shannon Harvey, filmmaker and journalist
The Connection is a film about how frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between our mind and our health. The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Learning mind would be the key to prevention and healing in health and wellness
While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death.
The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age.
This is a film for people who have tried everything. It offers answers and proves that you can change your mind, change your health and change your life.