Is the ‘cure’ for Multiple Sclerosis inside your own belief system? If you have Multiple Sclerosis you’ll want to watch this movie. You might want to watch it even if you’ve never experienced an MS attack. If you have a friend or loved one with Multiple Sclerosis, please be kind and share this movie with them! Dr. Sharon Bertrand was so deeply connected with Western Medicine that her belief system lived there as well. She had no idea that the way to heal her body was to heal her beliefs first. She began her long career in the medical community as a Junior Volunteer. Then she moved on to be a Nursing Assistant, then a Registered Nurse and finally she spent years working as a dedicated and much overworked Hospital Vice President: “Make Your Mind Up Because Your Biology Follows Your Thoughts” This profound statement reveals a secret that is so powerful, it has the potential to help us heal almost any dis-ease: When we align our physical body with our inner desires, (that which makes us happy) we have the ability to overcome dis-ease and heal our body. Dr. Bertrand was forced to take time off work because she was experiencing the debilitating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Nothing worked to make her better until one day, picking weeds and getting dirt under her fingernails became a pivotal point in her recovery. What she calls ‘plant therapy’ helped her to recognize the affect her beliefs had on her ability to heal, or not … This simple act changed her life forever by giving her a short span of time where the dis-ease Multiple Sclerosis, did not exist in her reality. She began to recognize that her own beliefs about her inability and later her ability to heal herself was the most important aspect to healing from MS. Now she rides horses five days a week and spends her time as a Renewing Life Facilitator, helping others live their life well no matter their situation. Sharon hasn’t experienced an MS attack since July of 2005. Please LIKE and SHARE this incredible story!! Thank you for watching!
“I couldn’t say, “No Thank You” to my boss and I believe that if I had, I might not have had to get MS.” “Saying “No” is easier than getting a dis-ease.” “It was enough though to stress my immune system so that this MS kind of thing started showing up.” “Now that you have what you have, how are you going to live your life well?” “Through Renewing Life, I learned alternative ways of thinking besides my Western medical brain.” “What’s right now but what are we imagining the future could be?” “It’s in a way like I had this extraordinary incentive to get well, like I wasn’t going to be left behind.” “I have not had an MS attack since July 30th, 2005.” “Now it’s been seven years, this year probably eight … what’s the difference anyway, I feel great every day!” “We have to roll up our sleeves, be willing to get in the mud and figure out what’s works for ‘me’.” “Creating A New Life Means You Need To Do: 9 Things To Heal Yourself:
1. Engage. Fully Engage, Live Your Life
2. Reflect, Reframe and Make Meaning
3. Challenge ourselves to be more than we think is physically, mentally and spiritually possible to be that divine peace
4. To Decide, to Claim, to Intend to Live Authentically, Be Your Authentic Self
5. Enjoy and Create the Life we want to Live
6. Learn, Read and Participate
7. Share and Confide with people we trust
8. Expand, Find or Create Your Community
9. Live Well In The Circumstances Of Your Life 10. HAVE FUN!”
In one word, how can a person heal? “Decide!” “Make Your Mind Up Because Your Biology Follows Your Thoughts” “If a physician tells you, “You Have Two Months To Live,” run away, erase the tape, pretend you never heard it.”
Dr. Sharon Bertrand’s Expertise
Sharon Bertrand is many things but those who know her say she is “never boring.” She considers that descriptor a great compliment and tries to live into her reputation every day.
Most days you will find Sharon riding her horse, Cayenne Pepper (an Icelandic horse and a rescue from Hurricane Katrina) on the trails in Minnesota’s county or state parks. She rides with a bareback pad and a bit less bridle which keeps her core strong and her mind clear. Recently she has been matched with a service dog (Golden Retriever) named Gauge. In addition to his regular service duties, Sharon is teaching him to heal off lead with she and Cayenne on the park trails. Seeing this partnership come together brings Sharon great pleasure.
Since earning her doctorate in 2009, Sharon has continued her academic activities by writing several articles for professional journals and presenting that work at conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
As a volunteer, Sharon rewrote the curriculum for and facilitates Renewing Life for Pathways, a Health Crisis Resource Center in Minneapolis. Renewing Life is a curriculum based support group for people with chronic or life threatening issues and for the people who support them on their journeys. By helping others learn to renew their lives, Sharon remembers how to live her life well.
Sharon has recently co-authored an article detailing a study done at Pathways called “Pathways to Healing: Person-centered Responses to Complementary Services,” in the professional journal, Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Sharon lives in Minnesota with her husband, Jim. Their son, Tom now lives in Houston, Texas. He was a toddler when Sharon was diagnosed with MS and learned to be patient, kind, and grateful growing up.
MS helped both Sharon and Tom cultivate compassion for others. Sharon is grateful for Jim, Tom, and all the friends and family that have stood by them and assisted Sharon on her healing journey. One of Sharon’s favorite quotes is:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, and power, and magic in it” – Goethe
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