Emotions and Diseases According to Mikhail Filyaev

Psychosomatics is the science of the connection between the soul and the body, studying the impact of stress on a person’s somatic state. The field continues to evolve with new theories and figures emerging. One such innovator is Mikhail Anatolyevich Filyaev.

About Mikhail Filyaev

Mikhail Anatolyevich Filyaev is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of classic psychosomatic diseases using clinical and European hypnotherapy. He works with all client categories, including infants, children, and pregnant women. Mikhail completed advanced training courses in hypnotherapy and conflictology. He heads the psychosomatics laboratory at the Research Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and is the chairman of the National Hypnosis Society of the Russian Federation, part of the European Society of Hypnosis (ESH) and the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). He conducts private and group consultations, seminars, and training. Mikhail Filyaev studied with leading psychologists in Germany, Norway, France, Russia, and practices worldwide.

The Influence of Emotions on Our Body

Mikhail began studying the connection between emotions and the body about 10 years ago while practicing hypnosis. He first noticed the soul-body connection and was inspired by Ryke Hamer’s book “New German Medicine,” which described the link between cancer and a person’s worldview. Combining his knowledge and insights from the book, Mikhail developed his theory and began using hypnotherapy to treat somatic diseases, showing excellent results.

He helps clients find the root cause of their illness, usually in the recent past, and then begins the search for individual stress coping mechanisms, situational analysis, and mental changes.

Mikhail Filyaev’s Psychosomatics

  • Imagine a large, sour lemon.
  • You likely salivated or wrinkled your nose at the thought of its acidity.
  • The imagined image triggered biological changes, demonstrating how psychosomatics works.

Interestingly, Mikhail’s practice has evolved into a scientific direction, the PSY 2.0 methodology, offering over 100 techniques for treating psychosomatic diseases. Training courses on the PSY 2.0 methodology are held in 50 cities in Russia and 10 countries worldwide.

Cabbage Cutlets and Other Unpleasantness

Freud believed everyone has a vulnerable organ or system, a view shared by many psychosomatists. However, Mikhail thinks this is a misconception. He believes the affected organ isn’t inherently weak but one that has already suffered. He cites an example where forced consumption of cabbage cutlets in childhood led to an irritable bowel syndrome in adulthood. Another case involved a boy developing allergies to cats and poplar fluff after associating them with his cat’s death.

Importantly, stress affects not a weak organ but one that previously activated hyperfunction to save the psyche.

On Antidepressants, Ice Cream, and Other Stress Management Methods

Mikhail emphasizes productive and destructive stress management methods. One of the least effective and dangerous methods is taking antidepressants.

Arguments against antidepressants:

  • Only 10-20% effective.
  • Energy boost occurs a week after starting, followed by a more significant energy drop.
  • Side effects include decreased libido and destruction of the psyche’s adaptive mechanism.

Antidepressants create an illusion of well-being, actually reducing the body’s stress resistance. Overeating sweets for comfort is also incorrect, as it temporarily improves mood but adversely affects overall body function.

To combat stress:

  1. Allow yourself to express all emotions, like crying or punching a pillow.
  2. Take action to change what you dislike. If a relationship causes pain, end it; if you dislike your job, quit; if a friend disappoints you, cut ties.
  3. If you can’t control or resolve issues, consult a psychologist or coach. They can teach stress management and guide you towards a conscious life.

Psychosomatics on the Causes of 6 Diseases

Mikhail Filyaev’s psychosomatic theory resembles the anchoring method – linking external stimuli to a person’s internal state. In psychosomatics, associations arise between bodily sensations and specific life situations.


Mikhail refers to this as the “fish out of water” conflict. Swelling, where a person significantly increases in size, is subconsciously driven by fear. The increase in size is a form of protection, a subconscious desire to appear larger. This problem arises in situations of separation from home, such as moving, business trips, changing jobs or schools.

Joint Pain in Cold Weather

Cold is associated with an unpleasant past situation. Someone once harmed you in cold conditions. Remembering what and when it was and changing your attitude towards the situation is necessary.


Everyone encounters herpes, but most become carriers. The virus activates during periods of intrapersonal conflict. Additionally, unexpressed emotions and feelings of guilt also influence its activation.

Vision Deterioration

Worsening vision indicates a desire not to see something, an urge to escape reality. Identifying the cause of the disease and a conscious approach to problem-solving can improve vision without surgery.


The cause is an unwillingness or inability to ‘digest’ something. To accept certain information, situations, or people, the stomach produces an increased amount of acid. Once a person changes their attitude towards the situation, stomach acidity returns to normal.

Paralysis or Multiple Sclerosis

Paralysis and multiple sclerosis are the results of a motor conflict. They arise in situations where a person wanted to do something but couldn’t.

Step Towards Consciousness

For healing, it’s necessary to change the psychological reaction to external factors, allowing the body to adapt faster and perceive the situation differently. Along with mental changes, physical changes will occur: changes in appetite and taste sensations, increased activity, and a reduction or complete disappearance of pain or other symptoms.

Mikhail Filyaev uses hypnosis to return clients to the stressful situation, allowing them to relive the same events but from a different age and perspective. Often, these are childhood traumas that seem less tragic through an adult’s lens. Associations disappear, and diseases resolve on their own.

The first step towards consciousness is understanding what psychosomatics is, how the body is structured, and where diseases come from. Mikhail talks about this in his training sessions. He also introduces audiences to universal stress coping techniques. However, much of the work needs to be individual, requiring the search for personal adaptation mechanisms.

Important! A person cannot change their lifestyle until they feel the need to be healthy, active, and happy. If there is a need, there will be persistent motivation and an action plan.

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