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Discussion in 'Mindbody Video Library' started by Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021), May 11, 2014.

  1. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle


    In this video, Los Angeles urologist Dr. Eric B. Robins tells how he became pain-free after seventeen years of cronic back pain after reading Dr. Sarno’s book, The Mindbody Connection.

    His pain first came on while trying to help a woman trapped in her truck during a road
    accident. It took him years to realize that was not the real cause of his pain and that
    what caused it were repressed emotions dealing with anger and worry in his marriage,
    blaming his wife for things she did not do but related to his boyhood when his parents had divorced. He told himself he would never divorce a wife, and that gave him anger and frustration.

    Robins tells a lot more about TMS and recommends Dr. Sarno’s advice that if you are in pain, ask yourself what you are anxious or angry about. We have to open up to the truth of what we are feeling. Robins says, “I allowed myself to feel the fear [of thoughts of divorce]” and that led him to not blame his wife for his fear.

    He also recommends the books of Gay Hendricks such as At the Speed of Life which deals with freeing ourselves of emotional baggage causing us pain.

    Also, Robins says deep breathing helped him a lot in healing and suggests reading
    Hendricks' books The Breathing Box and Conscious Breath.

    If you order any books or other things, we hope you will buy them at Amazon.smile.com,
    so the TMSWiki gets a little money as a sort of rebate.

    Another of the things I liked most about this video is Robins telling about the medical hypnotist Dr. Milton Erikson who told doctors “Your patients will continue to be in pain if they are out of rapport with their unconscious mind. All our emotions are gentle and short-lived unless we resist feeling them. Then they build up like in a pressure cooker.”

    The way to release the steam is through what Dr. Sarno calls TMS “knowledge penicillin.”
  2. Colly

    Colly Beloved Grand Eagle

    Great post Walt. So encouraging to see a real doctor passionate about mindbody medicine. There's not many of them around in my neck of the woods.

    Really interesting that he said that as a doctor he doesn't like going to see doctors because "I'm not that crazy about what we do to the folk in the field of medicine". Wow, if only every doctor thought that way.

    cheers Colly
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  3. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    This video was my introduction to TMS. It somehow just appeared on my phone at a time when I was desperate for some solution to my chronic pain and migraines. I then found Sarno and Schubiner and my healing journey began. A year later I no longer have migraines or fibromyalgia. I will always be thankful to Dr. Robins for posting this video.
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  4. Colly

    Colly Beloved Grand Eagle

    Wow Ellen, how fortunate you were that fateful day! Dr Robins delivers a powerful message. It must have been such a relief to see this and finally feel that overcoming Fibromyalgia was possible. I remember having Fibromyalgia, feeling terrified and hopeless, and being told it was incurable by the specialists. I’m so pleased you have overcome this.

    How wonderful and brave is this guy, to tell his story, and risk ruffling feathers in his profession.
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  5. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    Walt thank you for posting this, this was also one of the videos that sealed the deal for me Ellen, an Colly I so agree Eric did put it all on the line and I too will be forever grateful. He is teaming up with Robert Smith in the video I posted in the off topic. Check it out, it should be beneficial to you.
    Bless You, Peace.
  6. Colly

    Colly Beloved Grand Eagle

    Aha Herbie, you first wrote "folly" not Colly, haha love it, Folly Colly!
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  7. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I slipped, you are being free my friend and with some happiness and laughter mixed in --
    their is nothing that can stop you. Nothing wrong with the folly, its all fun.
    The longer you apply the knowledge penicillin, the better it gets and the more playful we become...:)

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