Expert Column: Poor habits and patterns as root cause of dis-ease

Podcast Interview (15 Min) [smart_track_player url="" title="Interview with Dr Tjok Gde" artist="The Wellness Report" color="#83b2b5" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_email="true" ] One of Dr. Tjok’s favorite topics to discuss, he claims that poor habits and recurring patterns

Podcast Interview (15 Min)

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One of Dr. Tjok’s favorite topics to discuss, he claims that poor habits and recurring patterns are the root cause for disease. While the conversation led to naturally dissecting specifically a smoking addiction, he gently guides Stephanie through a simple technique anyone can use; focusing on integrating our feelings to overcome a poor habit, rather than releasing them.

Yes, it’s essentially one of the root causes of disease. Habits. And that can be physical habits, addictions, mental habits, thought patterns, emotional patterns, you know. Bad relationships, there is all sorts of things, but one of my.. people define disease in many different ways, and I have my own definition based on my observations, which is basically a disease is a holding pattern that you are stuck in, that you can’t get out of. That’s a habit. There are also many good habits, as well, let’s not just beat up on the word habit, but what I’m looking at more are these self destructive habits that people get stuck in.

We spoke last time about the different bodies, the mental, spiritual, emotional, the physical, and um most often at the root cause of these are usually emotional or mental. Habits that we have been infused with usually in the earlier parts of our lives. So you know there is this question why are some people addictive. Why do some people have addictive personalities and others don’t? Why can one person have a glass of wine and not think about it, or have a cigarette and not think about it for a month, and have it when the event comes up. Yet another can’t help having it every half an hour. You know, these are, we need to to, when i look at these situations I look at it, and I backtrack and I look at where it started basically in a person’s life. One of the big things is repression. So, habits are often formed in order to repress and suppress certain emotions, and smoking is one of those classic examples.

Interesting, because when I think of smoking I think of it more of an oral fixation, but I guess that’s more on the physical and this is how we connect everything. Can you ever know the root cause, the true root cause of a habit you want to change?

Anytime something triggers you in anyway, you will always feel it here. And last year was a big year for me working on that, working on that kind of stuff. With myself. Look every person who comes to see me is basically a mirror. I am working on myself this whole time. And I sometimes tell people that. Sometimes they ask me to pay them, and some of them are probably right.

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I find that the more I work on things, the people come to me mirror that process, and it gives me an opportunity actually to help them and I help myself in that process. For me I used to be a smoker actually before I was into healthy stuff, but I realize and still sometimes get that feeling. I realized it’s when I want to be alone. It’s funny.

It’s interesting too, it’s when I want to create a kind of bubble. A lot of people have said that it is also a good time to think and self reflect. You are not meditating, but you are sitting there and are quiet and are not talking to anyone else.

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Holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy) from the University of New England, and an Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Sydney. Dr Tjok is well known throughout Indonesia for his pioneering television show about natural medicine, ′Nature Life′, in Indonesia.

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