According to recognized sources, 70% of patients consult with a GP mainly due to psychosomatic symptoms. Also in the waiting room of a gastroenterologist for example, most patients are present mainly for psychosomatic problems (including many ‘irritable bowel’). And so it is actually the case with a lot of specialists. A classic phenomenon is that this is rarely so clear in one’s own specialty as at the 'neighbor'.

Many medical authors assume that psychosomatic factors play a role in any kind of illness. In any case, psychosomatics is the most common cause of illness in current Western civilization (if not in any civilization). Moreover, psychosomatic patients are to themselves and to society relatively more expensive than other patients: consultations with physicians, psychologists and/or alternative healers, repeated examinations, sets of treatments, absenteeism, dropping out of the labor market...

Psychosomatics is intrinsically related to the subconscious. A chronic eczema for example, you cannot just get by consciously 'wishing' it. Nor its healing. To that end, you need your subconscious. To instigate this subconscious (deeper self) towards healing, it is necessary that you provide support and appropriate communication of your goal. In other words, autosuggestion.

The subconscious needs direction and freedom for optimal support. Direction refers to the communication of your goal. You want to be freed of your symptom (or addiction), but not by carving into your own psyche. Freedom refers to the way of support, i.e.: the principle of non-aggression (see elsewhere in this text). You don’t push strictly into the direction of the target. You grant to your subconscious the choice as to how to evolve toward the goal: the route, the time. You create within yourself an openness to change and you reduce the importance of complicating factors such as anxiety, negative conditioning, the ‘belief that it just does not work’, attachment to your own symptoms, auto-aggression... In the build-up of Aurelis sessions and in the whole project, this is taken into serious consideration.

According to AURELIS philosophy, evolving towards a state-without-symptom is a matter of ‘organic growth’. This contrasts to the most common angle of regular medicine. In AURELIS you always consider yourself as a total person. You use the inner strength of your total person efficiently and directly (and so not in the esoteric meaning of many New Age situations).

Psychosomatics is treated shabbily in training and research. An important factor in this is certainly that the pharmaceutical industry has little to no interest in a true solution of psychosomatic problems. At the other side, it is significant that ‘hidden depression’ is booming. The answer usually consists of the prescription of antidepressants. Psychosomatics in this setting is ‘allowed’ only if there is a market for big industry.