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sjcy

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Avatar photo: the Nā Pali coast of the island of Kauai, taken on a doorless helicopter ride that was a real victory over my fear of heights. Feb 26, 2016

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  • My Story

    I'm 61, married, a nurse and social worker, and I just discovered Dr. Sarno's books through this post on one of my favorite blogs:http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2015/12/healing-back-pain.html

    I have struggled with anxiety and Depression all my life (literally, since age 5), including struggles with hypochondria that led to a lot of TMS symptoms. I had psychotherapy in my mid-30s that helped me learn self-compassion, and in the process I also learned how to avoid or abort the Panic Attacks that had plagued me since age 21.

    At the present my main problems are GI symptoms, Foot pain, Allergies, and a kind of depression that is not major but that seems to paralyze me at times. I've dealt with these pretty well, I have a kind and helpful husband who is also a medical person and who has a lot of good insights about how to handle these struggles. But the light really came on when I read The Mindbody Prescription. I am looking forward to working through the programs and I feel better already. I put a huge amount of pressure on myself to be "good" and to live up to everyone's expectations. I had already dealt with some childhood issues in therapy, but I hadn't thought about the burdens I've presently been loading on myself. I get so anxious when I start working on some things that need doing at our farm that I can hardly keep myself upright, and I think my foot pain is related to this.

    I will update this as I progress through the therapeutic stages.
    1. sjcy
      sjcy
      Avatar photo: the Nā Pali coast of the island of Kauai, taken on a doorless helicopter ride that was a real victory over my fear of heights.
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      2. Forest
        Forest
        So inspiring!
        Feb 26, 2016
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      3. giantsfan
        giantsfan
        Heck yeah!! Congrats! Next up bungee jump, maybe??
        Feb 27, 2016
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      4. sjcy
        sjcy
        Hahaha, nothing would induce me to bungee jump. And I don't want any more doorless helicopter rides either! Once was enough ;)
        Feb 28, 2016
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    I'm 61, married, a nurse and social worker, and I just discovered Dr. Sarno's books through this post on one of my favorite blogs:http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2015/12/healing-back-pain.html

    I have struggled with anxiety and Depression all my life (literally, since age 5), including struggles with hypochondria that led to a lot of TMS symptoms. I had psychotherapy in my mid-30s that helped me learn self-compassion, and in the process I also learned how to avoid or abort the Panic Attacks that had plagued me since age 21.

    At the present my main problems are GI symptoms, Foot pain, Allergies, and a kind of depression that is not major but that seems to paralyze me at times. I've dealt with these pretty well, I have a kind and helpful husband who is also a medical person and who has a lot of good insights about how to handle these struggles. But the light really came on when I read The Mindbody Prescription. I am looking forward to working through the programs and I feel better already. I put a huge amount of pressure on myself to be "good" and to live up to everyone's expectations. I had already dealt with some childhood issues in therapy, but I hadn't thought about the burdens I've presently been loading on myself. I get so anxious when I start working on some things that need doing at our farm that I can hardly keep myself upright, and I think my foot pain is related to this.

    I will update this as I progress through the therapeutic stages.