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Day 23 - Update

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Eddie, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie Peer Supporter

    Hi Everyone

    Providing an update to my TMS progress so far. - Continues on from my day 1 thread -


    I have made some progress using the 'Outcome Independence' strategy. I have found this helpful in forgetting about my pain but unfortunately I am still experiencing flare ups and intense bursts of pain. I still cannot surf and struggle to run for very long.

    I am still very stiff in my leg and lower back- i cannot bend over to pick things up without a massive burst of pain and this really annoys me.

    I have been journalling on and off and trying to explore some emotions that bring on the pain. I have had some success in identifying some of the triggers but still the pain is persisting.

    I find it VERY VERY hard to stop thinking about the pain. It literally has taken over a lot of my thought processes and I am trying my very best to work on thinking about other things or ignoring the pain. I am CONVINCED that I have TMS and am still very confident in beating it but being a perfectionist and always monitoring my progress is holding me back.

    Thanks for listening!

  2. Stella

    Stella Well known member

    Hi Eddie,
    Under the discussion forum there is a thread on overcoming resistance to journaling. You might find some useful tips. Dr. Zirifides started it.

    Are you journaling about being a perfectionist? And how it controls your life?

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