A disorder that manifests within the mind and is manifested in the body. it is known as Shy Bladder Syndrome. The definition of a psychogenic disorder (such that of SBS) means that the physical manifestation is the result of the mind as a root. As you’re probably aware that the mind is a powerful device that we have only a limited amount of control. The ‘conscious mind’ is certainly possible, however the subconscious mind proves to be a more challenging phenomenon to grasp, or even manage.
It’s no wonder that General practitioners’ success rates in treatment of Shy Bladder Syndrome are generally low; they’re trained to treat the physical and not the psychological. Making an appointment with your GP is essential to make sure that your inability to use the bathroom isn’t due to medical issues, however it’s absurd to believe that the GP to be competent to handle issues that are outside of their expertise. A baker can bake, while a carpenter would cut. If you need help for a physical issue, you go to an GP or if you’d need help with a sub-conscious issue, you will see a specialist in the area. This is the reason it has the highest success rates when it comes to the treatment of Shy Bladder Syndrome; it helps to retrain the unconscious mind..
I’ll use the example from one of my clients from the past to illustrate how the ‘unconscious mind’ operates the rule of the bladder. To keep it private we’ll call him John. It is possible that you are able to relate to his experiences.
The Shy Bladder Syndrome had been a significant burden for John since John was able to remember. He’s 34 now. He remembers an incident that was a part of his teenage years in school as the source for his disorder. His attempts to urinate at the public toilet were influenced by a group of older men invading his private space and making fun of him. John simply froze. From that point on, John was not able to move regardless of how many times he told himself to be relaxed and be in a calm state.
I’m extremely happy of the fact that I was in a position to help John overcome his issues however let’s take a look at the process of action that took place in John’s body and mind more deeply:
It’s essential to be aware of the two factors that influence human behavior. They are pain and pleasure. The moment that the traumatizing experience of being harassed happened the ‘unconscious’ mind of John recorded all the information about the sensory environment and related pain to the things he saw, heard or smelled and the list goes on. Since that time, every moment that the setting was recreated “unconscious mind’ declared that the scenario would be painful. This led to the situation was seen by his mind as a risk and must be avoided of any circumstance. It was not possible for his mind would let the body to be in a vulnerable situation. So, his ‘unconscious brain did not listen to any signals of encouragement to relax and stay calm, which he sent to his ‘conscious ‘ mind.
Shy Bladder Syndrome is effectively an attack mechanism used by the ‘unconscious mind’ to ensure that you don’t get into painful circumstances. On one hand , we could be content that it’s taking care of our wellbeing, even though we’re not aware of it. However, the ease with the way routines are absorbed is extremely worrying for Paruretics as, without the right resources, they’re difficult to overcome.