Healing Hypothyroidism Thyroid Without Drugs? Thyroid and your Biography

Thyroid Healing from the Viewpoint of Dr. Brian Sheen
By Brian Sheen
Dr. Brian Sheen is a best selling author, lecturer and is the Director of The Quantum Healing Center in Delray Beach, Florida. An expert in neuro-linguistic programming, transpersonal hypnotherapy, psychoneuroimmunology, and a wide-range of spiritual psychotherapies. In this article, Dr. Sheen explores a hypnosis and spiritual therapy-based approach toward thyroid treatment.


February 15, 2014 update:

Last year, Mary Shomon ran my article about Cynthia’’s curing of her thyroid condition by understanding the effects of her mind from the past on her body and using deep inner work to release these negative build ups to bring her mind and body back into balance. I received many emails from all over the world of women who felt great hope in learning that there was another way besides medications or HRT to better their condition. This was quite rewarding for me to know my article brought so much hope to others. So when one of the readers living nearby my center decided to come by to receive similar help I thought adding the healing saga of Kathy to this article would perhaps bring home the power of this work even more. So with Kathy’s permission (only the name is changed) I have added to this article the healing journey of Kathy who although similar in some respects had her own unique situation which may open the healing hearts and minds of more readers.


Cynthia’s Story


Cynthia was upset when she first came into my office.


She felt she was so out of touch with her body that she finally decided to explore the possibility that there was more to her thyroid condition than what was being diagnosed by her medical practitioner. “It seems like I’m on a rollercoaster. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was tired, often depressed and very moody”, she said with exasperation.


“These are common symptoms of an underactive thyroid”, I commented.


“Yes, I know this now, and for a number of years my Synthroid prescription seemed to help me have more energy. Even my hands and feet felt warmer. But, still I was very moody despite all the tests done and the medications tried. You name it and I’ve tried it.”


“It’s excellent to see your conviction to be well. A determined mind is the most important ingredient in healing”, I said.


“But that was before when my thyroid medication failed me. Apparently I had built up such a resistance over the years that even that medication failed to help me anymore.”


“The body is a very complex system of organized intelligence that interacts with your emotional and mental states to seek a homeostasis.


It seeks balance to ensure its own survival. Your brain has some 10 billion cells each with a potential of 20,000 connections operating at lightening speed in conjunction with your mind. It is not uncommon for your system to readjust itself to prevent a perceived artificial interference from damaging its natural immune and biological defenses,” I explained.


“Exactly! This is exactly what brings me here to you today. I realize there must be something deeper inside me that caused this to occur which is not merely of a physical nature. A friend of mine gave me Dr. Deepak Chopra’s book, “Quantum Healing” where he speaks about the powerful mental mechanisms of consciousness that can be instrumental in healing many illnesses that have not fully responded to medication. When I passed by your offices last week and saw your centers’ sign “Quantum Healing” I felt that this was some type of synchronicity.”


I gently smiled at Cynthia “Yes, it is amazing how the universe can send us certain messages if we have our eyes open and are willing to listen to the signposts which surround us. I named my healing center after that very book because after thirty years of working with the mind/body connection for healing,. I have spent thirty-two years working and researching in this field and it seems at last the recognition of the power of the mind to heal itself and the body was at last acknowledged.


“So where do we start?” she said


“At the beginning of course! “ I declared. “In my many years of research on the interface of the endocrine system with the mind I have found there are three situations present in any illness. The three P’s I call it.


The first one is predisposition. This is an emotional and/or life situation which creates a non-optimal condition of living. When an individual lives in a household of this nature an underlying sense of fear, danger and guilt permeates the mind which causes it to get stuck in the stress mode often called a “fight or flight reaction. This creates a continual strain on the body.


Low Thyroid and The Precipitation of Illness

The second P behind any illness is precipitation. Our body/mind system for most of us is very resilient and can often overcome, in our earlier years, much physical and emotional abuse. One day a physical or emotional trauma occurs and this can precipitate an onslaught of system breakdowns that can bring cancer, heart disease, hypo or hyperthyroid conditions, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety-panic disorders or any number of maladies into symptomatic consciousness.


By this time tears were rolling down Cynthia’s face. “I feel you’re reading my mind and telling me all about my life without me saying a word. I’ve had a horrible childhood. My parents were always fighting and my father sexually abused me as a child. I always felt frightened to speak out about it as I thought my mother must have known but did nothing. Even when I tried to bury myself in outside activities I always had this terrible feeling inside me when I went back home.


I dreaded the holidays for it meant going home but I learned to stuff my fears deeply inside. My parents eventually got divorced so it made me easier and my dad to never bother me again. But then I got married – my first. Things just got off on a bad foot and like my father, my new husband had a drinking problem that I was in full denial about. When I went into my doctor he ran a lot of tests and told me although unusual at my age, my thyroid was very low and he started me on the various medications. Finally we found Synthroid and we stuck with that up until recently. I divorced my first husband and remarried five years later to a really nice man. We get along pretty well most of the time but sometimes I feel like running for my life.”


“This is the third P-Perpetuation. Buried deep in your unconscious mind are large amounts of traumas some painful, some threatening and others filled with loss or rekindling of old negative feelings and beliefs. Although you have some conscious awareness of what these stem from an undeniable axiom of healing is – you’re never upset for the reason you think!


When the core issues have been taken from the unconscious portion of your mind and brought into consciousness, the hidden nature of the real seed of discontent will be removed. The key is awareness of what is buried beneath your current consciousness. It’s like having a garden filled with weeds, you can quickly create an appearance of a well groomed lawn just by mowing it, yet after a few days the weeds will once again pop up as the underling roots are still there. Unless you dig beneath the soil (your conscious mind) and pull the roots completely out (the unconscious traumas you have forgotten) the weeds (your negative symptoms) will return. This is why in 1954 the AMA authorized the use of hypnosis as an approved modality of healing. As helpful as medications and talk therapy have been over the years, it was often discovered that over time the symptoms returned or found a different way to demonstrate themselves.


Instead of appearing as one form of dysfunction (an uncontrollable anger, ulcers, colitis) it now emerges as an apparently different symptom (depression, or hypothyroid). Without going deeply within to bypass the conscious gatekeeper that’s afraid to examine the painful memories it has shut itself off from – only temporary releases are possible.”
“You’’re both exciting and frightening me at the same time”” Cynthia said, “”I am scared to think there is more trauma than I know about. I don’t want to re-experience any more pain then I already have nor do I want to give up control of my mind to someone else. Isn’t there another way?”” she nervously related.
“Your concerns are understandable and I assure you that many people I have worked with have felt the same way before we began. Fortunately it is not necessary to have to experience any of the pain you had before – ever. That’s the benefit of working with today’s modern approaches to hypnotherapy. Let’s face it once was enough! And let’s acknowledge you survived it or you wouldn’t be sitting here before me today.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, which really is just a deeply relaxed state of comfort and focused mind. You are aware of exactly what is happening at all times and can return to your regular state of mind anytime you like. With different modes of hypnotherapy like Neurolinguistic Programming or Core Transformation, there isn’t even any induction done. Every client I have worked with over the years has said how much easier it was then they ever thought and how peaceful and relaxed they felt afterwards.


The first thing we’ll do before we touch upon any deep issues, is to spend a session getting you comfortable with the different types of processes I use so you can feel at ease. This allows me to discover which techniques will work best for you.””“I’’m ready””, she exclaimed. ““Let’s get the show on the road.””Over the next 16 weeks we met 24 times for sessions – a total of 40 hours in all. Each week we incorporated a different approach depending upon what was presenting itself into her life. The mind is an amazing powerful instrument with a self-protecting mechanism. It only permits those issues, which the individual is ready to access to come into existence.


Within four weeks of working with Cynthia she communicated to me how much better she felt and she really could see” the forest through the trees.”


In one portion of our work we uncovered a dozen or more conditioned beliefs that she had learned in her early childhood from her parents that were sabotaging her relationships causing her to make unreasonable demands on her partner to protect and defend her insecurities. These were quickly replaced by new beliefs that were healthy and based on the knowledge she had gained over the many years of her life experience and study. (As mentioned in more detail below this is called Miracle Re-Patterning)


In another portion of our regression work we discovered forgotten memories in her first three years of life that left such a deep impression we actually saw facial shifts in her body that thinned at her cheek line and lifted her head in a renewed feeling of self confidence. The actual incidences of abuse despite the years of talking about them could never clear as they gained their staying power from earlier events of observing others being abused that caused her to hold on to her pain for “protection.


Twice during regressions she came upon unexplainable images and experiences that she felt were past life memories. This brought her much new clarity of the life lessons she was “asked” to learn and why it was she had the parents she did. Each time although still uncertain if real or not she had tremendous releases of negative energies and was incredibly vibrant in her day to day activities. ( I used some Breath Purification, Core Transformation and NLP to integrate these changes)


Cynthia was very determined not only to heal but also to learn how to think, feel and act in new ways that weren’t dependent on what behaviors she had modeled from her parents. Each week she came to meditation class to learn how to relax and learn a sense of detachment from her previous way of thinking as well as learning about her inner spiritual nature. She also regularly attended a class I facilitated called A Course in Miracles. As she told me, it gave her so many tools to deal with any ongoing situations she now encountered that instead of piling up resentment and unresolved grievances, she now felt peaceful and happy most of the time.


After seven weeks she noticed that she was no longer lethargic or depressed and decided to set an appointment with her medical doctor to have her thyroid retested. Cynthia returned with her physicians test results in week 9 and told me how amazed her doctor was that her thyroid now operated at near maximum efficiency.


After 15 weeks, Cynthia was tested again. Her thyroid was now completely normal. Moreover Cynthia completely renewed the joy in her marriage to such a noticeable point her and her husband acted like newlyweds when they were together. She also found her relationships with both her two grown boys and parents were greatly improved and was she was happy to be around them.


Cynthia was a new person and had regained her inner most beingness.


Her creativity also began to flourish as she renewed her interests in painting and music which she had abandoned twenty years earlier. Cynthia was having fun as a daily part of each day. The glow upon her face and warmth she radiated were clear indications of a happy healthy thyroid and mental mind self.
Kathy’s Story
Kathy had read the original article about Cynthia and living nearby my center in Delray Beach Florida asked if she could come in and meet with me. She was very excited as she felt the case of Cynthia was very similar to her own and so felt great hope she could finally overcome her hyperthyroidism diagnosed as Graves disease. I’m tired all the time” she said” I don’t want to exercise and I overeat. I’m filled with unresolved anger and feel worthless and depressed. My attitude is negative too much of the time and it seems I have an non-stop conflict with my husband that is getting worse. We don’t agree on anything. I seem to drag things on for days and can’t let go!. I’ve tried many different combinations of medications and hormone therapy and nothing seems to work. I have even tried acupuncture and Bodytalk to no avail.

“These symptoms are common”” I informed her, ““When you are out of balance in your body it is a reflection of a deeper imbalance in your emotions and thus mind. You are carrying around many areas of unexpressed resentment, unresolved grievances from the past and repressing your natural lifeforce. The focus of our work together is to discover what triggers these symptoms and trace them back to the initial sensitizing events that have embedded them in your unconscious mind as a hidden program you function by. Lets review your history by making a timeline of the significant events in your life and create a picture of your inner consciousness that lurks below the surface”.”At this point, I spent the next two sessions developing Kathy’’s timeline and doing a variety of interventions as we went.


The overview of Kathy’’s life was similar in content to what I had seen with many cases mentioning these same emotional and biological difficulties although with some extreme examples. She ran away from home as at 13 to live with her father as her parents divorced when she was 4. Kathy and her mom constantly moved and she felt very unstable and disoriented. Her mom orten had whipped her with a belt often and Kathy would dream of her revenge someday. She was so filled with anger and hatred towards her mom she had not visited her in 20 years and despised all communications with her. It was as if she was still the victim child and couldn’t get away.Later when she moved in with her father he committed incest with her and it was a miracle she didn’t take her own life. To top things off she later learned her parents had never even married so she felt as if salt was now rubbed into her wounds and she was choked with disgust.


During these disclosures we would focus on specialized techniques I developed called Miracle Re-patterning. These are processes I developed that incorporate the principles of A Course in Miracles with Meta NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and Timeline Therapy. I have found the so called use of forgiveness by most people is superficial and merely an attempt to feel superior by going through the motions of pardoning someone for the hurt they feel was caused them. Also too often this forgiveness is one-sided and actually develops victim mentality as the person fails to look within themselves to discover the accumulated guilt they have from unethical acts they committed.


Forgiveness to be properly done must access higher levels of consciousness and thought so as to go to the core of the decisions made to undo the negative imprinting and replace them with a new positive framework.


During the course of our work Kathy attended my Course in Miracles and Meditation Foundation Series and was really committed to learn new ways of living her life. She strongly desired to play tennis again and save her marriage as well as be a healthy role model for her children. Her son had almost died as a child and Kathy still carried tremendous guilt about that as well.


Kathy absorbed the deep work we were doing very well and thus became obvious in the new color in her face, spirited tone of voice and lightness in her step. She smiled more often now and told me the volatile relationship with her husband was improving daily and he had noticed a big change.


She was using the principle she learned in class and in session and had connected to her higher powers of love and spirit in many delightful ways.


Within two months Kathy had reached a stable point so much so that she decided to fly out to the Midwest with her family to spend Thanksgiving with her mother and step father. This was a major breakthrough for Kathy as the years of anger and hatred had been peeled away and she was filled with love and compassion for her mother. She decided when she returned to spend each Thanksgiving there. Her marriage with her husband constantly improved and she was able to quickly iron out the bumps in the road and use what she learned to teach her husband new ways of communicating and handling things that came up. She also noticed that as she was filled with more and more peace her son became closer to her and actually started hugging and kissing her again.


I explained to her how unresolved guilt and fear in her mind created negative waves in her energetic fields which were always being shared with her family and all those around her. As she purified her mind with the work we were doing she was changing her vibratory fields and resonating more love and understanding that would then be reflected back to her.


Within another month Kathy was back playing tennis and no longer was experiencing any thyroid imbalances. She now was deepening her meditation practice and leaning more tools in my advanced classes to help keep her on track as the occasional blips of agitation appeared . Kathy had realized her goals to be happy, save her marriage, paly tennis and have a balanced thyroid in about 4 months of committed work. Now she has a constant radiant smile and shares as much love as she can wherever she goes.




Until it is understood how we carry in our bodies and especially in our endocrine system the accumulated energy of our past. we can only at best obtain temporary relief form the resultant imbalances created. Through deep therapy that understands the role of forgiveness and trauma release combined with a retraining of the mind to relax and focus on the Authentic Self, deep healing can occur that returns life to a balanced and joyful state. To help in this process to deal with the many requests to help others around the world I have developed a a few series of transformational CDs to teach the basic philosophies and techniques that I used with and taught Cynthia and Kathy. The first of these series is Peaceful Living and the others available in March is the Foundation Series of A Course in Miracles and another for Meditation. I expect sometime in May to have a Miracle Re-patterning Series complete as well.

Dr. Brian Sheen-The Quantum Healing Center