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A Mindbody Approach to Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome [Video]

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by gustav f., Jun 28, 2023.

  1. gustav f.

    gustav f. New Member

    Hi everyone! The ideas of John Sarno saved my life—in more ways than one.

    Back what feels like a lifetime ago, I suffered from both chronic pain (all over my body) and “protracted withdrawal syndrome” from psychiatric drugs (many frightening sensations). It felt really hopeless because I had two overwhelming problems with no solutions in sight.

    But eventually I came across a convincing video by Howard Schubiner that introduced me to The Mindbody Syndrome and it completely changed my life. (I had come across TMS previously but always rejected it.) But this time I thought, here is my solution to chronic pain. And it was. Through my understanding of Sarno’s mindbody approach my years of debilitating pain finally disappeared. But that’s not all that happened. To my surprise, withdrawal sensations started fading away at the exact same time. I then intentionally used a TMS approach on withdrawal sensations to finish them off. More than that, it’s my understanding of The Mindbody Syndrome that I’ve come to understand why I experienced the scary sensations that made me susceptible to psychiatrists’ dens in the first place.

    I have also learned that I’m not the first person to use a TMS approach for “protracted withdrawal.” Others have had success as well. It therefore seems that more people could benefit from knowing about this, especially since this mindbody approach rarely reaches those of us coming off psychiatric drugs. So I made I video.

    What I do in the video is basically take the TMS approach for pain and adapt to withdrawal. I’d note that due to the lack of scientific knowledge on “protracted withdrawal”, this adaptation comes with significant simplifications and limitations. But for a mindbody approach, I think, it’s the psychological concepts that matter the most.

    The following video then is partly my own success story and partly self-help for those interested in learning more about using a TMS for “protracted withdrawal.” Maybe this might resonate with someone at the right time in their life.

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  2. JaneSandyJane

    JaneSandyJane Peer Supporter

    thank you for posting! I'm so glad you found wellness!!
  3. gustav f.

    gustav f. New Member

    Thank you! I also saw your story and I'm happy for you as well!

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