Interview with Dr. Cristian Enescu
An Interview with Cristian Enescu, M.D. & Neurologist, New Jersey, USWe are pleased to be able to bring you a special interview with Dr. Cristian Enescu.
Dr. Enescu is a highly regarded neurologist with his own practice in New Jersey. For several years now, Dr. Enescu has been sharing InnerTalk® with his patients and periodically would call us to share some of his amazing stories. We are thrilled that he managed to find time in his busy schedule to work on this interview with us.
Why did you choose to become a doctor?
Mathematics was my best subject in high school and I had thought that I would become a mathematician or engineer. However, during my last year of high school there was an ‘inner voice’ telling me that I should choose a career where I could ‘help’ people. It was because of this ‘inner voice’ that I started pursuing medicine as a career.
Where did you get your training?
I graduated with honors from medical school in Bucharest, Romania in 1983. Six years later, I moved to Greece for just under a year, where I worked as a researcher. In 1990 I moved to the United States and after working as a research associate in the neurology department at the City of Hope Medical Center in CA, I entered an internship program at Brookdale University Center in Brooklyn, NY. I then went on to do my neurology training at St. Vincent¹s hospital in Manhattan.
Why did you become a Neurologist?
During my year in Greece, I had the privilege of meeting a prominent Greek Neurologist, Spyros Skarpalezos. We spent a great deal of time discussing neurology. Then during my 1st year as an intern, I met another neurologist, Miran Salgado, who explained to me the spiritual aspect of neurology. You see, neurology deals directly with the brain, the brain and the mind are inseparable, and the mind plays an important role in all healing. So, while as a doctor I could help people, as a neurologist I could maybe discover how my patients could use their own minds to help in their own healings. Neurology allows me not only to understand how my patient¹s brain is functioning, but also gives me the opportunity to study and experiment with my own brain.
How did you first hear about InnerTalk®?
During my first year as an intern, my life was busy – too busy! I needed to find ways to relax and to speed up my own recovery process so that I could function better. I searched the internet and came across InnerTalk®. I was amazed by what I read. If the information were really true, then InnerTalk® had to be really important for all mankind. Of course, I had to try this technology for myself. The first programs I tried were “Relaxation (CD153)”, “Using Both Halves of the Brain (CD124)”, and “Synchronicity (CD103)”. What I found was that previously I had known nothing about relaxation. The InnerTalk® programs helped me to relax more deeply and made me aware of a much greater reality.
My InnerTalk® programs became my personal oasis of quietude. I went on to get many more programs and I benefited from all of them. I find the Passport Series particularly powerful and I recommend these to everyone.
What were the benefits you gained from InnerTalk®?
I am an avid reader and had learned about deeper states of relaxation, which lead to a heightened awareness of reality, but I had been unable to achieve this. With InnerTalk®, I was finally able to put into practice what I previously had only heard about. I then started exploring the more spiritual programs such as “Opening up to a Higher Power (CD231)” and “Awakening & Using the Force (CD158)”, and I worked through the Self Hypnosis course. However, it was the Path to Mastership library that truly changed my life.
You see, before using InnerTalk®, I was a successful doctor but there was no depth or real meaning to my life, there was no spiritual connection. I felt that there had to be something else in this life – there was something missing. Since using InnerTalk® my life changed dramatically. I found new joy in living and my life became a fascinating adventure, like a huge jigsaw puzzle with pieces falling into the right places one by one.
In my practice everyone noticed the change in the message I was delivering to my patients. The financial aspects of my practice, even though still important, became completely eclipsed by the daily search to find ways to awaken my patients’ minds. My purpose for becoming a doctor was not just to be successful but to truly help people, and now I feel I am doing just that.
When and how did you start introducing your patients to InnerTalk®?
I had experienced so many personal gains from using InnerTalk® that I wanted to teach my patients about this wonderful tool. Of course, this is not promoted by the mainstream medical system, which wants to preserve itself.
Physicians are expected to prescribe only drugs. All other alternative ways of healing are discouraged. In my case, I provide my patients the standard neurological care and then I offer my own insights about mind healing. I had already made the observation in my own patients, that those patients who were optimistic simply got better quicker, and depressed patients got worse regardless of the treatment protocols used.
Behind my desk, my patients see a large sign that reads “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” During each exam, I make sure I am playing an InnerTalk® program with gentle music. My patients feel more relaxed and I explain to them the importance of being in a healing atmosphere. I then explain the importance of the mind in self-healing. The sign on my wall is there because of some work done by a French hypnotist. He found that patients who repeated this affirmation every night got physically better while those in the control group did not experience the same gains. I tell all my patients about this research and other such studies. I then go on to explain to my patients that InnerTalk® is one of the most powerful tools to access the power of their own minds. Most people have no idea how much control their subconscious minds have over their lives.
There are some older people, maybe because of their mental decline, who are not as open to these ideas so I do not go into these new ideas in much depth. However, their families invariably are interested so I do discuss it with them. The fact is the mind is powerful and the mind is capable of healing the body. Health care is a team effort. As the doctor, I can run the test and prescribe the medicine but the patients must take responsibility for being positive and for creating their own health. I teach all my patients how to use guided imagery to picture themselves well. This technique is cheap, has no side effects and is incredibly powerful.
With everything, I teach my patients I explain the importance of being consistent and patient. Some of my patients tell me that they will try these new techniques and I tell them not to ‘try’, but to ‘do’. Some of my patients want to know exactly how quickly they will see the results of these techniques. I tell them that it all depends on how much effort they put into it. Not that playing InnerTalk® programs takes effort as you simply play it in the background. But you do need to put the program in your player and turn it on! I recommend that they use the nature format at night while they sleep and the music as much as possible during the day.
I should tell you too, as I tell all of my patients, that I have no financial incentive to tell people about InnerTalk®. I do not do it for money – I do it because I believe in InnerTalk® and its ability to access the power of the mind.
How responsive were your patients to these new ideas?
Some patients are very responsive to these ideas. They put into practice all I have taught them and they get better. When they want to thank me for the benefits, they have realized I have to explain to them that the merits go to them. It is the power of their own minds that has led to their health improvements.
In some instances, the patient may be afraid to even own up to the power of the mind. They simply do not want to deal with the possibility that they may be able to heal themselves. To acknowledge that is to acknowledge that maybe they created the sickness in the first place. You have to be honest with yourself before you can access the power of your own mind. In these instances, I tell my patients to watch for the signs. The fact is, we all encounter instances when what we expected to happen did in fact happen. If we expect the worse, we often receive just that. If we expect the best then that is often what we get. I will also suggest some books or movies that may help them to become more open to the ideas I am trying to teach them.
For most people, life is like going to the theater where they are merely spectators. When you learn meditation, you will find that you are a part of the movie and that you have more control over how your story unfolds. I believe that meditation and spiritual awareness can help all of us live much more fulfilling lives. I also emphasize the fact that it is one thing to read about spirituality and meditation, and quite another to actually experience it for yourself. I tell me patients not just to talk about it, but to actually go and do it. This way they can become part of the action themselves.
However, I do have to respect my patient’s time. Some people simply are not ready for such radical thinking. For these patients I simply treat them with ‘traditional’ methods, and while I am able to help them, they do not see the same gains as the other patients.