In some respect I agree with what you are saying. There have been many testimonials in books etc about healing from cancer and other disorders through spiritual and emotional healing. But there have also been stories from practitioners who have had patients who have everything to live for and have tried all the non-conventional methods of healing and have died. I just don’t think that with an illness such as CIDS that all of these people have emotional problems. There are environmental issues and basic genetic/hereditary physical problems associated.
I am speaking from personal experience of course. IN terms of my family giving me numerous books about how other people have healed themselves and why can’t I. My NLP Dr saying I had failed myself because I should have healed myself by now or friends saying it’s my fault that I am unwell (haven’t worked out why they would say that). But anyway, I have got over this and people can think what they like now. It’s too stressful to let these thoughts overcome you when you are unwell.
I am all for trying to heal emotionally, but I think it is wrong to place this kind of pressure on chronically ill people who are so vulnerable. By doing this, it could potentially worsen their emotional state as they see themselves as a failure.