THE FIRST CRITERION
Every SBS (Significant Biological Special Program) originates from a DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome), which is an unexpected, highly acute, and isolating conflict shock that occurs simultaneously in the PSYCHE, the BRAIN, and on the corresponding ORGAN.
In GNM terminology, a "conflict shock" or DHS refers to an emotionally distressing situation that we could not anticipate and for which we were not prepared. Such a DHS can be triggered, for example, by an unexpected separation or loss of a loved one, unexpected anger or worry, or by a sudden diagnosis or prognosis shock. A DHS differs from a psychological "issue" or an everyday stress situation insofar as an unexpected conflict shock involves not only the psyche but also the brain and the body.
From a biological point of view, "unexpected" implies that, unprepared for, the situation could potentially be detrimental for the one who was caught off-guard. In order to assist the individual during such an unanticipated crisis, a Significant Biological Special Program, created for exactly that particular situation, is instantly set into motion.
Since these age-old meaningful survival programs are inherent in all organisms, including us humans, we speak in GNM of biological conflicts rather than of psychological conflicts.
Animals experience these biological conflicts in real terms, for example, when they lose their nest or territory, when they are separated from a mate or an off-spring, when they are attacked by an opponent, when they suffer a threat of starvation or a death-fright.
Sorrow over the loss of a mate
Since we humans are able to interact with the world in literal and symbolic terms, we can suffer these conflicts also in a figurative sense. For example, a "territorial loss conflict" can translate into the loss of a home or a workplace, an "attack conflict" can be experienced through an offending remark, an "abandonment conflict" can be caused by feeling isolated and excluded from "the pack", or a "death-fright conflict" can be triggered by a diagnosis shock that is perceived as a death-sentence.
Undernourishment, injuries, and poisoning can result in organ dysfunction(s) but cannot cause diseases such as cancer.
Here is what happens in the psyche, the brain, and the corresponding organ, the moment a DHS takes place:
LEVEL OF THE PSYCHE: the individual is emotionally and mentally in distress.
BRAIN LEVEL: The moment the DHS occurs, the conflict shock impacts a very specific – predetermined - area in the brain. The impact of the shock is visible on a CT scan as a set of sharp concentric rings (see brain-CT picture).
In GNM such a ring configuration on a brain CT is called a Hamer Focus or HH (from the German: Hamerscher Herd®). The term was originally coined by Dr. Hamer's opponents, who mockingly named these structures "dubious Hamer Foci".
Before Dr. Hamer identified these ring structures in the brain, radiologists considered them as artifacts created by a "glitch in the machine". But in 1989, Siemens, a manufacturer of computer tomography equipment, certified that these target rings cannot be artifacts because even when the tomography is repeated and taken from different angles, the same configuration always appears in the same location.
The same type of conflict always impacts in the same brain relay.
The exact LOCATION of the HH is determined by the nature of the conflict. For example, a "motor conflict", experienced as "not being able to escape" or "feeling stuck", impacts in the brain in the motor cortex that controls the muscle movements ( <-- see brain-CT picture).
The SIZE of the HH is determined by the intensity of the conflict.
We could imagine each brain relay as a cluster of brain cells that functions both as receptor and transmitter.
ORGAN LEVEL: The moment the brain cells receive the DHS, the conflict shock is immediately communicated to the corresponding organ and a "Significant Biological Special Program" (SBS), on stand-by for exactly that conflict, is instantly activated. The biological significance of each SBS is to improve the function of the conflict-related organ, so that the individual is in a better position to manage and eventually resolve the conflict.
Both the biological conflict and the biological significance of each Special Biological Program (SBS) always relate to the function of the correlating organ or organ tissue.
Example: If a male suffers a "territorial loss conflict", the conflict impacts in the area of the brain that controls the coronary arteries. At this moment, the arterial wall lining begins to ulcerate (causing angina pectoris). The biological purpose of the tissue loss is to widen the lumen of the heart vessel, so that more blood per minute can be pumped to the heart, which gives the male more energy and more vigor in his effort to get his territory (his lost home or workplace) back or to establish a new one.
This meaningful interplay between the psyche, the brain, and the body has been in place for millions of years. Originally, these innate biological response programs were directed from the "organ brain" (every plant still possesses such an organ brain). With the growing complexity of life forms a "head brain" developed, from where each Significant Biological Special Program (SBS) is now coordinated and controlled. This biological transfer to the head brain explains why the brain control centers of each organ are arranged in the same order as the organs in the body.
Example: The brain relays that control the skeletal structure and the striated musculature, are distinctly arranged in the cerebral medulla (the interior part of the cerebrum). The diagram shows that the control centers for the calotte (skull), arms, shoulders, vertebrae (spine), pelvis, knees, and feet are all arranged in an orderly fashion, virtually from head to toe (like an embryo on its back).
The biological conflict theme linked to the bones and the muscle tissues are "self-devaluation conflicts" (related to a loss of self-esteem, feeling "worthless" or "useless").
Since there is a cross-over correlation from the brain to the body, the brain relays on the right hemisphere control the bones and muscles of the left side of the body, whereas the brain relays on the left side control the bones and muscles of the right side of the body.
This remarkable organ CT that shows an active HH in the area of the 4th lumbar spine (active "self-devaluation conflict"), makes the communication between the brain and an organ strikingly visible.
THE SECOND CRITERION
The conflict content determines the location of the HH in the brain and
where exactly on the organ level the related SBS will run its course.
The conflict content is determined at the very moment of the DHS. When the conflict occurs, in a split of a second, our subconscious associates with the event a very particular biological conflict theme, e.g., "loss of the territory", "worry in the nest", "abandonment by the pack", "separation from a mate", "loss of an off-spring", "attack by an opponent", "threat of starvation", and so forth.
If, for example, a woman is unexpectedly faced with a separation from her partner, this does not necessarily mean that she suffers a "separation conflict" in biological terms. The DHS can also be experienced as an "abandonment conflict" (affecting the kidneys, or a "self-devaluation conflict" (affecting the bones, resulting potentially in osteoporosis, or a "loss conflict" (affecting the ovaries). Also, what one person experiences as a "self-devaluation conflict", can be experienced quite differently by another person. For a third person the event could be totally irrelevant.
It is our subjective feeling behind the conflict and our individual perception of the conflict that determines which part of the brain will receive the shock and, consequently, what physical symptoms will manifest as a result of the conflict.
One single DHS can impact more than one brain area, resulting in multiple "diseases", such as multiple cancers, erroneously called metastasis. For example: If a man unexpectedly lost his business and the bank takes all his assets, he can develop colon cancer'' as a result of an "indigestible morsel conflict" ("I can't 'digest' this!"), liver cancer as a result of a "starvation conflict" ("I don't know how to provide for myself!"), and bone cancer as a result of a "self-devaluation conflict" (a loss of self-esteem). With the resolution of the conflict all three cancers will go into healing at the same time.
THE THIRD CRITERION
Every SBS-Significant Biological Special Program runs synchronously
on the level of the psyche, the brain, and the organ.
The psyche, the brain, and the corresponding organ are three levels of ONE unified organism that always works in synchronicity
Our biological handedness determines in which of the two brain hemisphere the conflict will impact and which side of the body will be affected. Our biological laterality is decided at the moment of the first cell division after conception. This is why, with identical twins, one is biologically right-handed and the other one is left-handed. The ratio of biologically right-handed and left-handed people is approximately 60:40.
The biological laterality can easily be established with the clapping test. The hand that is on top is the leading hand and tells whether a person is right-handed or left-handed.
The rule of laterality: A right-handed person responds to a conflict with his/her mother or child with the left side of the body and to a conflict with a partner (anybody except mother or child) with the right side. With left-handed people it is reversed.
Example: If a right-handed woman suffers a "worry conflict" over the health of her child, she will develop a glandular breast cancer in her left breast. Since there is a cross-over correlation from the brain to the organ, on a brain scan, the corresponding HH will be found on the right hemisphere in the part of the brain that controls the glandular tissue of the left breast. If the woman were left-handed, the "worry conflict" over her child would manifest as a cancer in the right breast, showing the impact on a brain-CT on the left brain hemisphere, in the cerebellum - (see GNM-diagram).
Establishing the biological laterality is of utmost importance for identifying the original DHS.