By Genevieve Schmitt
So much of what I write about in this column addresses healing for our souls. This time I want to focus on the physical and share a program that works on healing chronic illnesses. Most people I speak with have never heard of DNRS, Dynamic Neural Retraining System, yet most are suffering from one or more chronic conditions, be it chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic lyme disease, food sensitivities, anxiety, chronic pain, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, chronic inflammatory response syndrome / mold illness, and many other conditions. (I purposely don’t capitalize diseases in my writing.)
For me, I was already dealing with migraines as frequent as eight times a month for 15 years. But after covid traumatized my body starting in August 2021, the migraines worsened to nearly every day, and a host of new symptoms presented including chronic fatigue, chronic inflammatory response, sensory sensitivities, anxiety, and insomnia.
My prayers for help were answered after a year dealing with these conditions when I discovered the DNRS program in a post on a long covid support group on Facebook. The testimonials resonated with me and the science behind this healing modality were powerful. Most people come to the DNRS program after they’ve exhausted all other therapies and blowing through tens of thousands of dollars.
The theory behind DNRS is neuroplasticity—the ability to retrain our brain and move it out of a stuck fight, flight, or freeze response. Often symptoms come after some physical or emotional trauma and if not addressed correctly, the limbic system in our brain, the part that helps us respond to danger, thinks we’re still in danger and responds with symptoms that debilitate our bodies. However, the threat is now gone and our brain is stuck in this destructive loop and doesn’t know how to move us back into rest, repair, and safety mode.
Through a series of exercises repeated consistently over a period of time described in the program, we are able to rewire our brain giving control back to our pre-frontal cortex, the thinking part of brain, while repairing the impaired limbic system. In most cases, these chronic conditions are a symptom of limbic system impairment.
I am nearly five months into the program and seeing a marked improvement in all the symptoms that have ailed me. I stopped all my supplements just to give the program a fair shake. I am fully confident I will be completely healed from all these symptoms that have altered the course of my life and activities over the past few years.
The program has been around since 2008 so it is proven with hundreds of success stories. Because it is a drug-free self-directed program it’s not ever mentioned in traditional medical circles. Some alternative practitioners know about it and incorporate it into their practice.
If you suffer from any chronic condition, I encourage you to visit the DNRS website at RetrainingTheBrain.com to learn more. There is nothing in this for me other than a desire to spread the word about something that works. I pray that you find healing because this is God’s design for us as mentioned in the Bible in 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”
Genevieve Schmitt is an award-winning journalist who has covered everything from hard news and Hollywood, to motorcycling and Montana. She makes her home in Paradise Valley. To read more of her wit and wisdom, sign up for her newsletter at GenevieveSchmitt.com/newsletter-sign-up.