Healing illness with the subconscious mind | Danna Pycher | TEDxPineCrestSchool

  • Published on Apr 24, 2015
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    Surviving an accident was the easy part; coping with the chronic pain would prove more difficult. Danna Pycher shares her story about trauma and the transformative insight she gained that allowed her to harness the healing power of the subconscious mind.
    Danna Pycher is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist specializing in chronic illness and trauma. She is also a motivational speaker and coach. Her first book 3rd Generation and Beyond is a beautiful, powerful book of life philosophies according to a third generation Holocaust descendant. " A must read for the young and old who are trying to find an identity or just need a reminder on how to appreciate the little things in life." She enjoyed many years in broadcasting as an on-camera host, reporter, and producer working in the fields of health reporting and corporate productions. Her curiosity about the nature of human beings is what guides her professional pursuits.
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  • Diana Collins
    Diana Collins 14 hours ago


  • Salina Rubio
    Salina Rubio 22 hours ago

    Seems like similar to Bradley Nelson’s Body Code but with the Body Code you don’t need to go into the regression therapy and details, you can just clear your body or emotions of the past trauma.

  • Dian Elmaya
    Dian Elmaya 23 hours ago

    Healthy mind Healthy Body Healthy Life ,amin 🙏🏻

  • Elaine Wilhelm
    Elaine Wilhelm Day ago

    One important fact, when you produce an over abundance of cortisol it turns the bones over and this can release metal toxins into the system that have been stored there for 30 or more years. The real question is how toxic are you!!! Blaming everything on your mind will not get you back to health if you are very toxic!

  • Nicula Robert
    Nicula Robert Day ago +1

    You want to believe your mind has the power over your body but in reality it does not.
    Also she has a condescending way of speaking to people and I bet you, even though she is a teraphist, she's a shallow person with dim ideas about life.

  • Phil Arena
    Phil Arena 7 days ago

    Very good talk. I have noticed that the mind uses the body as positions and movements as a 2ndary memory. Due to a mental illness I assumed that was happening to only me. Apparently I have jist tapped into greater tallents at seeing the connections occasionally. Sometimes a stress is not removable due to the person's stress amount going over the value supportable by their stress threshold and current level of stress their body or body part that a particular problem causes tension on. Massage can release enough tension to allow the mind to solve a problem instantly that would otherwise keep the mind churning endlessly with no solution.

  • Deborah Jiggens
    Deborah Jiggens 7 days ago

    How Awesome Was That 🤗

  • Shantaya
    Shantaya 9 days ago

    Thank you for this information. I have struggled with PTSD (C-PTSD), depression, chronic pain/tension, and with more recent anxiety and hormonal changes (possibly related to a past event or just general biological changes). Do you mind sharing the trauma hypnotherapist you worked with?

  • jon Legend
    jon Legend 10 days ago +1

    my mind is definetly connected to your body girl

  • Sofia H.
    Sofia H. 10 days ago

    Anyone (a good hypnose therapist) on "continental Europe" aka Fr.ance or Spain or Swiss or Italy or somewhere else

  • butch ledesma
    butch ledesma 10 days ago +1

    The power of your subconscious mind. book by Joseph Murphy.

  • Mel Cox
    Mel Cox 11 days ago

    She says she used scoffed at stress kills..yet quoted how felt life threatened or close to death growing up.ugh ironic🤦🏻‍♀️

  • merncat75
    merncat75 13 days ago

    My exact story only I listened to the doctors 😞

  • Padawan Atodon
    Padawan Atodon 14 days ago +1

    Holy Basil

  • Lopamudra Ray
    Lopamudra Ray 16 days ago

    I liked the first slide. It's very powerful aswell as simple .

  • Lopamudra Ray
    Lopamudra Ray 16 days ago

    We are patterns of energy, patterns of genetic proteins. But too much artificial world is modifying those patterns and that's called disease. Whether physical or mental . First it affects our energy patterns which gets worst and leads to physical problems or symptoms. Then it attacks immune system and finally Gene's.

  • Kev Okane
    Kev Okane 17 days ago +2

    The disclaimer above is based on erroneous info. There have been many studies on Mind-Body connection and on using the mind to heal the body.

  • Dean W.
    Dean W. 18 days ago

    This is what Dr Bruce LIPTON has been teaching. Check him out.

  • Ariel Phoenix
    Ariel Phoenix 19 days ago

    What if our subconscious mind has direct access to the body's genetic blueprint & healing template, and there is a coded algorithm we can consciously access to both restore our own blueprint or alter the epigenetic landscape to modify that blueprint?
    Suppose that algorithm is a multi-pronged approach that engages every level of our being, a radical shift in perception, focus, beliefs, what we consume, utilizing self-talk in ways that guide the subconscious mind to unlock this restorative/augmentive template?

  • Karl Sieha
    Karl Sieha 20 days ago

    Corny! Scripted

  • Rakesh S
    Rakesh S 20 days ago

    Beautiful Lady Great Information

  • Lisa Renshaw
    Lisa Renshaw 23 days ago

    What do you say about genetic illness? Diseases that are part of genetic makeup? I’m referring specifically to an immune deficiency disease called CVID. I have a good friend that lives with this rare disease. She would love to find a cure... however that seems different than something like depression, anxiety or even PTSD. I welcome your thoughts Danna.

  • Gastón Nahuel Di Tommaso

    Danna, amazing talk, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    LOIS NYAME 23 days ago

    Thank you

  • myriam apter
    myriam apter 24 days ago

    Merci, très convaincant

  • aapki mayuri
    aapki mayuri 25 days ago

    She ended so all clapped 😁😁😁😁 one more minute and i wud have gone to sleep forever

  • Maria Gandara
    Maria Gandara 25 days ago

    Hypnosis is very expensive!

  • no label
    no label 27 days ago

    *repeat, again and again until adults*

  • Ronak Molazem
    Ronak Molazem 27 days ago

    That's great, thank you for sharing!Congratulations!

  • Guy Brilando
    Guy Brilando 27 days ago

    I have written a book on this very subject and how it works which Danna shares beautifully here. Thank you for being a spokeswoman to let people know there are more effective means than traditional psychology and psychiatry to overcome most of the issues someone is struggling with.

  • Gonen Ginat
    Gonen Ginat 27 days ago

    I was deeply impressed. Thanks

  • Goerge Lucas
    Goerge Lucas 27 days ago

    Get rid of the meat ! And just eat fruits . Malones and vegetables for a month and then you will not go back you will feel that good !!! Just try it for a week ! You will be the best you have been

  • Umm Jenet
    Umm Jenet 28 days ago

    Where is she located?

  • guloguloguy
    guloguloguy 29 days ago +5


  • Fill Entropy
    Fill Entropy Month ago +1

    this is fundamental emotional intelligence. remove your SELF from the scenario and accept the situation for what it is. No good or bad, just the situation, and grow from the experience. When you have these mental "renactments" you are just accepting and changing your perception of the situation... whether voluntarily or not

  • Julie Melillo
    Julie Melillo Month ago

    Many of these symptoms are caused by 1) lyme disease 2) mold illness (from living in water damage, usually hidden with no mold you can see. From small leaks in the walls, etc.). The inflammation all over body makes the brain swell also, which can cause anxiety, or depression or both depending on where the inflammation is. Lyme also can attack the brain. And any stress lowers immune system. Half of our buildings are water damaged. If the dangerous types of mold are growing, it affects everyone, even those with normal genes. (You don't have to have the "mold gene" or have allergies to be affected by toxic mold -- they put spores into the air that are poisonous to humans). She first got sick freshman year of college she says. People often move into campus housing at that time. Much of which is moldy. Many people who develop Lyme disease were exposed to mold, because mold lowers the immune system and allows the Lyme to set it. Then Lyme bacteria further suppress the immune system. Emotions play a part. But if you are full of pathogens or toxins, it won't be enough to fix it.

  • Amirul Islam
    Amirul Islam Month ago +1

    You are so beautiful as same as your lecture..Thanks for sharing these nice information with us.

  • Moon Light
    Moon Light Month ago

    I wonder what the cameraman at 11:26 was thinking. . .
    I got: "man her hands are pretty! Lemme get em in the camera

  • Martie Flagg
    Martie Flagg Month ago +1

    Does insurance cover this type of treatment?

  • Aligulnar Dhanani
    Aligulnar Dhanani Month ago


  • Hanifa Menen
    Hanifa Menen Month ago

    very nice! well done and way to go!

  • Luminous Insights
    Luminous Insights Month ago

    Thank you. Amazing I have always believed in healing with the subconscious mind

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      Thank you! Yes, we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves!

  • Nosie Worlda
    Nosie Worlda Month ago

    But the subconscious is made up of memory

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago +1

      Exactly! That's how we can have access to heal.

  • sudd
    sudd Month ago

    in a nutshell: the mind can heal you, but you need to pay someone to help you achieve that. you gave the power, but you cant fix it yourself.....

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      Not true. Everyone can learn how to work with their mind. Having a practitioner makes it easier. Then it's about learning what works best for you after.

  • Bryson Tussey
    Bryson Tussey Month ago

    She needs tested for lymes disease

  • Lanise Boom Sanders

    Danna is a great practitioner. Her style is soothing and easy. She pointed me in the right direction to find healing from my illness.

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      Thank you, Lanise, for your kind words and encouragement! It keeps me doing what I'm doing! :)))

  • Caren Vanmatre
    Caren Vanmatre Month ago

    Sure wish I had someone like you to treat me. I have fibromyalgia, neuropathy, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks,gastroparesis, asthma, and now on oxygen. I recently started going to physical therapy to build my muscles enough to go to pulmonary rehab. I know that I can overcome all of this if I had this treatment. Thank you for sharing this.

  • gayathri Raju
    gayathri Raju Month ago

    Meditation means Be practical.

  • mwarsiful
    mwarsiful Month ago

    a 2 yr old will not remember that

  • MM
    MM Month ago +2

    The Bible teaches what psychiatry teaches about how to handle healing of our minds, body and spirit. all rights reserved

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      I believe all healing is mind,body, AND spirit. Healing disease, trauma, and addictions takes us onto our spiritual journey.

    • John Eynon
      John Eynon Month ago

      Your point? You can only be saved by J.C., not true.

  • MM
    MM Month ago

    I have tried it all with my severe arthritis in my jaw joint from physical injury. no mental treatment stopped the pain from my jaw joint being physically injured. I need surgery and insurance won't pay for it docs have said. all rights reserved

  • MM
    MM Month ago

    it's caused by infections. I was diagnosed in the late 1980's that is what doctors told me about fatigue and fibromyalgia. all rights reserved

  • MM
    MM Month ago

    there were hypnotists that did talks years ago where I went to college. it's interesting but we are over analyzed as a society in 2019. all rights reserved

  • Eric from Vermont
    Eric from Vermont Month ago

    WOW...clear, concise, technically articulated but practical everyday people healing talk Danna! You lived in bad human suffering twice and are now a Master Healer of others, so powerful! I can feel your love for healing others as you talk. Reading your talk reviews, you've enlightened many many others, nice work!!

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      Thank you Eric for such kind and inspiring words! All my talks are from the heart and from direct experience. My wish is for people to find the resources to feel better as soon as they can.

  • Cathleen Lucille Thomas

    Absolutely amazing talk. Confirming my research on this topic. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your story!!!! Namaste 💗🙏 "Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease"~Hippocrates, the Father of medicine.

    • Cathleen Lucille Thomas
      Cathleen Lucille Thomas 29 days ago

      @Danna Pycher I appreciate the reply, thanks. I also look forward to your continued reaearch on this topic.

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago +1

      Thank you Cathleen! I'm so happy it confirmed your research! My belief is that this should be studied more and more. We should all learn how to access the power of the mind and spirit for healing. Thank you for the Hippocrates quote. So true!

  • Diane Stetson
    Diane Stetson Month ago +1

    She looks and sounds exactly like the actress who played Elizabeth Thatcher on When Calls the Heart
    This is a wonderful Hallmark production you can see it on Netflix

  • Frances Rebollido
    Frances Rebollido Month ago +1

    this is one of the most articulate talks i've seen about this subject. truly transformative.

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago

      Thank you, Frances! I so appreciate it!

  • Derek
    Derek Month ago +1

    Im going to try this. I have had depression and anxiety for over 3 years. And about 2 months ago I was prescribed medications (prozac) that really messed me up. I have new mental issues, i can’t feel emotions, I can’t enjoy anything, I feel impotent, I feel not healthy, I’ve had psychotic experiences (wich i’ve never had before), and I feel like my personality is gone. And now they’re trying to put me in a psychiatric hospital against my will.
    I’m only 17 years old and I have nothing to lose. So I’m going to give this a try.

    • Angelica Lee
      Angelica Lee Month ago +1

      @Derek , You will be ok. I was very sick too. I thought I was going to die, and see many doctors. But thanks God an homeopathy doctor help me and I was able to get well again.
      But is very important to think positive and eat healthy.
      It takes at least one year for your body to repair itself by giving it plenty of rest, vitamins, minerals.
      I also did meditation 3 times a day , that helped me to changed my negative thoughts.

    • Derek
      Derek Month ago

      Angelica Lee i hope so, i feel like I have braindamage from all the drugs. I dont want to die yet

    • Angelica Lee
      Angelica Lee Month ago

      You will be ok. I recovery from it.
      Take minerals, especially magnesium.

    • Angelica Lee
      Angelica Lee Month ago +1

      Derek, it will work. I was the same in the year 2012. Eat healthy, especially bone soup. Take magnesium, potassium, and other minerals + probiotics. It's your gut flora that causes imbalance in your brain.
      I'm perfectly healthy now. No medication anymore.
      You will be ok.

  • J 23
    J 23 Month ago

    One mistake right off the bat, we are not blank slates, we have trauma passed down into our genes from or parents and ancestors. Whatever was not healed in our ancestors or parents dna is passed down to us. Now if both parents of a baby healed all their trauma they had, then conceived a baby, yes that baby would have a blank slate.

  • Bevo Bevo
    Bevo Bevo Month ago +1

    This is essentially an explanation of what Dr. John Sarno calls tension myoneural syndrome (TMS) and other doctors call Mind Body Syndrome (MBS). Subconscious conflict is the cause of nearly all chronic pain conditions and many cases of anxiety and/or depression.

    • Bevo Bevo
      Bevo Bevo Month ago

      @Danna Pycher Having submersed myself in Dr. Sarno and Dr. Howard Schubiner's work for the past few months, I found your talk fascinating. I suppose that I am the perfect audience for your talk as I have been a chronic pain sufferer, recent Sarno deciple and I have been experimenting with self hypnosis recently... so yeah, checking all the boxes. Anyways, I watched your talk intently and you did a really wonderful job. You packed a lot of information in there but I thought it was all presented very well - - it was clear and understandable and it all flowed together nicely. I hope that more people who believe in Dr. Sarno's work watch/listen to you because I believe hypnotherapy might offer another treatment option for them/us. Every other person I see or have read offers the same treatment for psychosomatic pain/symptoms, which is journaling with the intention of bringing some of those unconscious emotions to the surface (and psychotherapy for some). I think hypnotherapy might be another, possibly more effective option. I also wonder if it might be effective on those people who are unwilling to accept a psychosomatic diagnosis which is usually required for recovery? Anyways, again I thought you were great, I am glad you were able to heal yourself and appear to be doing so well and you may have convinced me to go see a hypnotherapist 😊

    • Danna Pycher
      Danna Pycher Month ago +1

      Thank you, Bevo! I get compared to Dr. John Sarno a lot! :)))