Today's big idea was prompted by a reader in a discussion group to which I belong. Commenting on an article in the New York Times, Talk Therapy Lifts Severe Schizophrenics, she wrote, "It’s interesting that these are patients doctors had given up on as hopeless, who would “never get better” ...might not the docs’ own expectations play a role in their previous stagnation?"
Replying to her questions was easy. I simply went to my book manuscript and lifted a section from Chapter 15, The Levels of Healing, which is printed in italics below. I bolded what he has to say about the diagnosis.
Dr. Ryke Geert Hamer is a German physician and researcher known for his "10 Iron Rules of Cancer." He considers schizophrenia, a cancer-equivalent. (Bear in mind when reading the passage, it's not just the doctors' expectations that prevent healing - also contributing to whether the person "heals" are the expectations of the family, which have been heavily influenced by the diagnosis.)
Most cancers or cancer-equivalent ailments, according to Dr. Hamer, begin with “Dirk Hamer syndrome”——a severe, highly acute, dramatic, and isolating conflict-occurrence shock that registers simultaneously on three levels: in the psyche, in the brain, and in an organ. The shock registered to the brain can be identified as concentric circles (or Hamer Herds) using computed tomography (CT). Where in the brain the Hamer Herd is located determines the theme of the conflict. By finding the location of the Hamer Herd in the brain, it can be predicted in which organ the cancer will arise and vice versa. Dr. Hamer maintains that the actual cause of the cancer is an unexpected shock but that the hopelessness, despair and meaninglessness felt by the patient after the diagnosis of the cancer and other diseases creates chronic stress, which prevents these diseases from healing.
In the case of the “schizophrenic” brain, according to Dr. Hamer, there are two (and sometimes three) such concentric circles, which register as a result of two (or three) shocks. Dr. Hamer does not indicate where the conflict/shock originates.