5 Traits of serious illness survivors

Posted by Karen Degen on 4th June 2013

Tags: Heart disease, aids, cancer, disease, serious illness, surviving

I’ve been listening to the Hay House world summit and the speaker (Bernie Siegel) was referring to a couple of studies about survival rates of seriously ill people.  In one study of aids survivors they found that there were five traits common to those who survived.  The survivors had found a way of doing the following things, even though they hadn’t done so previous to their illness.  The five were: they asked for help, they expressed their anger, they said “no”, they were in charge of their own treatment, and they used their emotions (as opposed to suppressing them).    The five traits are so similar to other doctors I’ve read and certainly common to what I notice in my seriously ill clients.  Without a doubt the very ill are all people who don’t put themselves first and don’t say “no” if others ask something of them.  Many doctors believe they can tell who’s going to get something serious such as cancer or heart disease in the future, based on personality alone.  This has been backed up by studies over many years.   Its often ‘nice’ people who get these serious diseases because these are the ones who don’t put themselves first, don’t say “no” and don’t express their negative emotions.  If you are one of these people and don’t know how to go about changing, I can definitely help with that.  There is that old saying “only the good die young”.  Make sure it’s not you.