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Day 11 Current progress

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by n3wme2012, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. n3wme2012

    n3wme2012 New Member

    At times I have felt that I am making no progress at all, but yesterday I went to see a psychologist to see if talking about what I am doing would help. In doing that I explained what I am doing and for how long. When I was doing that I heard myself say that 4 months ago I was suicidal and that sort of stopped me. I most definitely was and was closer to a "nervous breakdown" than I have ever been. I wasn't working (I'm still not working), I only walked my dogs a couple times a week and did very little around the house. Now I walk the dogs every day, work on this program, do meditation and I am starting to do yoga even though it hurts afterward. My anxiety and depression have decreased significantly. So perhaps things are changing and there are just so many distractions in place that I haven't seen it.
     
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  2. Lizzy

    Lizzy Well known member

    I'm a little late, but Welcom to the forum! I'm so glad you found it.

    I've read your posts and thought you'd be helped by Claire Weekes. You can read about her here. There are YouTube videos of her speaking about anxiety, depression. She also has books. Listening to her talking will introduce her methods regarding stopping the fear about our symptoms. She speaks about sensations, and I don't think she says pain, but it works the same. I listen using these links.

    Claire Weekes Audio
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      These audio recordings of Claire Weekes have gotten me through a lot


      Part 1

      http://www.junior-anxiety-depression-exchange.org.uk/media/relaxation2/How-To-Recover1.mp3

      Part 2

      http://www.junior-anxiety-depression-exchange.org.uk/media/relaxation2/How-To-Recover2.mp3

      Part 3

      http://www.junior-anxiety-depression-exchange.org.uk/media/relaxation2/How-To-Recover3.mp3

      Part 4

      http://www.junior-anxiety-depression-exchange.org.uk/media/relaxation2/How-To-Recover4.mp3

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      If you found this thread helpful, please log in and then click the like button that appears so others can find it. Also, if you would like to read more free information about Claire Weekes, the following page is full of it!
      http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Overcome_Anxiety_with_Dr._Claire_Weekes (Overcome Anxiety with Dr. Claire Weekes
    I hope you find this helpful,
    Lizzy
     
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  3. n3wme2012

    n3wme2012 New Member

    Thank you! I will listen to these.
     
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  4. Lynn S

    Lynn S Peer Supporter

    WOW! Things really are changing. I'm so happy for you. Yes, please pay attention and meditate on your improvements. You're seeing your real truth without the distractions.
     
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  5. JillJill

    JillJill New Member

    Thanks for sharing this Lizzy - these recordings sound so helpful.
     
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  6. Shirley

    Shirley Peer Supporter

    TMS awareness saved me from pain and it's been about 4 yrs since I had any trouble--although I have had some other eruptions (i.e. little eruptions of shingles that dont' last long...) Last week had a sciatic flare-up (can feel it right now, just being irritating). Finally set aside time today to pull up my file of exercises in the self-directed program and can see from reading those exactly what my emotional situation is trying to tell me via the pain. Like you I was able to be unemployed for a period and devoted myself to Self, and felt the desperation of questioning life itself. Being employed it's harder to find the time but it's as important as it ever was. Yoga definitely helped and continues to help me a lot even though my practice is pretty limited to twice a week in the company of others and good teachers. Keep up the good work and know that You deserve to feel better! It's hard to tell if you are doing the Structured Educational program and the wiki can be confusing with so much information, but highly recommended: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Structured_Educational_Program (Structured Educational Program)
     

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