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8. Any Illness Can Come from Stress

Stress does more than just make people feel “uptight.” In over forty years of clinical use with thousands of clients, Graf Stress Management has found stress at the root of all types of illness, from the transitory (e.g., headaches) to the chronic (infertility, fibromyalgia, addiction) to the debilitating and terminal (cancer, lupus, AIDS, bipolar disorder). Continue reading

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9. The Roles of Illness: Escape, Justification, and Punishment

For the most part, health problems do not just “happen” but are the result of our intelligence giving us what we subconsciously need, whether it be an escape from a situation we can’t cope with, a justification of our feelings, or a punishment of our self or someone else. Continue reading

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