Of course it can! I see it in practice all the time. I have experienced it! That is the beautiful thing about homeopathy. A trained homeopath listens to what the patient is talking about and help. Attitudes are important. There have been plenty of studies done on how chronic stress from negative attitudes and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can upset the body’s hormone balance and deplete our brain chemicals required for feelings of happiness, as well as damaging our immune system. New scientific understandings have also identified the process by which chronic stress can actually decrease our lifespan by shortening our telomeres (the “end caps” of our DNA strands, which play a big role in aging).
Poorly managed or repressed anger (hostility) is also related to a slew of health conditions, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, and infection.
Positivity can change these things. What can change with a positive attitude? Things like having gratitude, forgiveness, happiness and emotional resilience. The best way to describe emotional resilience as being like a rubber band and no matter how far a resilient person is stretched or pulled by negative emotions, he or she has the ability to bounce back to his or her original state. Resilient people are able to experience tough emotions like pain, sorrow, frustration, and grief without falling apart completely in fact, some people are able to look at challenging times with optimism and hope, knowing that their hardships will lead to personal growth and an expanded outlook on life.
Now that is not saying that resilient people do not deny the pain or suffering they are experiencing; rather, they retain a sense of positivity that helps them overcome the negative effects of their situation. Positive emotions have a scientific purpose and that is to help the body recover from the ill effects of negative emotions. Thus cultivating positivity over time can help us become more resilient in the face of crisis or stress.
So how can one increase positivity?
When you feel better, your mood changes. When your mood changes, it affects your physical state.